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Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Snappy Birthday

Happy September! So much is going on this month especially for us crafters! Well we get STAMPember, The 30 Day Color Challenge which these usually results in plenty fun across the board, and finally Fall begins, yay! Really happy for Summer to leave it is too hot!

So since today begins the first day of The 30 Day Color Challenge I made a post and then I will share my card on IG like everyone else! I can't say I will post everyday, but I do hope to share everyday on IG.

So last week I received my Heffy Doodle order and finally had a chance to play with the Happy Snappy Crocs set. When I first saw that stamp set I knew I had to have it, but ended up buying the entire release. I didn't buy the dies because I have the Brother Scan n Cut, which I received for my birthday from my husband in July.  

Here's my card.

 I started out stamping my images on Neenah 110 lb. cardstock. Which has quickly become my favorite cardstock! I used copics to color my crocs and the rest of the stamp set. At this point I had an idea for a card and wanted to use every image, but that changed. Then ran that through the Brother scan n cut.
I used the MFT cloud stencil tp create the sky in the background using the same Neenah cardstock. I trimmed it down with a stitched rectangle die from Honey Bee Stamps. I used a slope/hillside die from Amuse Studio for the grass hill and then ran it through the same rectangle die, and adhered those pieces together. Then added my greeting.
I placed my little croc on the hill and used my x-acto knife and cut around his hands so I could place the cupcake there, and added the balloons in the sky like they were floating away. I also added wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for glitter, shine and dimension,


I placed this on top of Lemon Drop cardstock from MFTstamps, confetti scrapbook paper, and then my card base was A2 sized and side folding. I added Dew drops for embellishments and my card was completed.

I hope you liked my card today!
Lori


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Have a Very Merry Christmas

Hello everyone! I finally got around to making a card with the Beary Merry stamp set from Neat and Tangled. This stamp set came out last year, but I didn't have it and just recently purchased it along with some of their new release. Also cute!



I knew I wanted to create a snowy Winter scene, my favorite, because we just really do not get snow in the South. I used Twinkling H2O watercolors to create the background on 110 lb. Neenah Solar white cardstock. The Twinkling H20's are a shiny watercolor, which is really beautiful. I put the watercolor on a large acrylic block and added some water. Then I started just dabbing or smooching my paper into the watercolor. Heat set and repeat until I achieved the look I was going for. Honestly I wanted to use less watercolor, but I just couldn't stop, It was so fun! 
By now my paper is really warped from all the water and heat. So, I knew I was going to use an embossing folder as well for the background, and that really did the trick, flattened the card or evened it out. So happy with the look. So I trimmed the sides down a bit and glued it to my card base. Which by the way is an A2 size 4.25 x 5.5 side folding card from 110 lb. Neenah Solar White.
Next I used a slope die from Amuse Studio to make a snow slope for the bear and his friends to sit on.
I stamped the sentiment on the snow slope and starting putting the rest of my card together. 
I didn't buy the coordinating dies to this set because I have a Brother Scan n Cut. But with the bear die from Neat and Tangled it cuts around his hands so he can hold any one of the accessories that comes with the stamp. I simply used my X-acto knife to achieve the same thing. Isn't that cute though?  
I colored my critters with copic markers, and paper pieced the bears scarf. The trees in the background are dies from Impression Obsession, I colored those with copics as well. Very handy little dies to have in your craft stash! I added white dots in the background for snow with my Uniball Signo pen and added sequins to finish off the card.

I hope you like my card today and thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Beary Merry Stamp set Neat and Tangled
Starry Night Sequin MIx Neat and Tangled   
Ever Green Tree Dies IO   

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Friday, August 25, 2017

It's Your Day | Happy Birthday Card

Hello everyone!
I have a card I created for the Brutus Monroe DT that didn't made to the blog so I thought i would post it here. There are so many cards we make when we first get our stamps as a design team and some just don't make to a post on the Brutus Monroe blog. We just simply run out of weeks.

 I used the Trick or Treat stamp set in different way to create a fun punny birthday card!



Isn't this hilarious! When I first saw the Trick or Treat set and saw the Grim Reaper, I knew I had to create something along these lines! Using the Clickable letter stamps I was able to created my own greeting on the front of the card. The grim reaper originally held a bag in his hand for Halloween candy, I simply masked that off when stamping and added a lantern from another stamp set I had from my stash. The moon on this looks extra spooky, it's from a past release called Lucky Stars.
The fence and hill dies are from Amuse Studios, and the Happy Birthday greeting on the inside of card is from a past Brutus Monroe release called Break the Rules.  
I hope you enjoyed my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I have a supply list below where you can shop Brutus Monroe products. Have a great day!

Lori

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 345 | Wishing You a Hippo Bird-Day

It's time for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at MFT, so today I thought I'd join in!

Here's the sketch this week...
Sketch Challenge 345 #mftstamps

And here's my take on the sketch...


I used the Happy Hippos stamp set today and created a shaker card, I never seem to make enough shaker cards, I love them so much. I placed the sentiment in the middle of the shaker so the recipient will have to shake it around to see the sentiment. The pieces inside the shaker are from the Die-Namics Balloon Shaker. I also used the Blue Prints number one for the strip along the left side of the card and the circle for the shaker is also from MFT but may be retired, can't think of the name, sorry. 
I also used Cotton Candy and Gravel Grey cardstock from MFT. Card base is 110 Neenah Solar White, and the top panel is 80 lb. Neenah Solar White.
I colored it all in with my copics.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Lori

Monday, June 19, 2017

Glitzy Glitter | Day 5 MFT Camp Create 2017

Hi everyone! I'm on day 5 of MFT Camp Create 2017, the final day! Today's theme is glitter!

Here's my take on the theme:

For this card I used MFT's Fancy Flowers stamp set. I heat embossed it in gold embossing powder and colored it with my copic marker. I inked the card with Spun Sugar distress ink and added pink dew drops. For the glitter I cut out the word friend from the Fancy Flowers stamp set in gold glitter cardstock from MFT and placed that on my card.
It's been a fun week with Camp Create!


Thanks for stopping by,
Lori

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Divine Dry Embossing | Gather 'Round the Campfire

Good evening!
MFT had a Bonus night to create an extra card! So we must gather 'round the campfire and show off what we've created!


Here's my extra card for tonight. First I used some Spun Sugar distress ink on my white card panel. I used the Fancy Stitched Floral from MFT and dry embossed it on the panel as well. I used some black and white washi tape from Doodle Bug Designs to run along the side of my card base and glued my panel down, then stamped a sentiment. This card came together so fast! And this was my first time dry embossing as well. I just picked up the embossing pads from MFT my last order and I'm so happy I did!


Thanks for stopping by,
Lori


Sensational Sliders | MFT Camp Create Day 4

Hi everyone!
Today is day 4 of MFT Camp Create 2017! And today's theme is slider cards.
Here is my take on the theme!


I used the Wild Flowers stamp from Brutus Monroe, heat embossed it in white embossing powder and used three shades of distressed inks on the panel. The fairy is also from Brutus Monroe called Fairy Magic, I colored her with copic markers. I used a slider die from Your Next Stamp and the spin and slide disc from MFT. 



Thanks for stopping by,
Lori