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Superstar Card Contest

Well, it has rolled around again and I am going for it in two categories. Color Virtuoso and Clean and Simple. I am excited to share my creations for the contest. I am both proud of myself and I am nervous for getting back in the game. I’m also considering looking for a Design Team to join. It has been a while but I am in my own craft room again so that makes it a little more fun. I also know that I love working under deadlines and truth be told, I kinda miss it! So why not. I always loved working on DTs.

Enough about me, I wanted to share my cards for the Superstar Card Contest. So, here they are:

Coloring Virtuoso – I spent a lot of time making sure each house was different and adding texture to the buildings. I also had to alter the puppy to make him to not be itching his ear.

For the Clean and Simple Category, I used a set that is most often used as a “fall” card. Lots of orange and reds. I went another way. I also didn’t make a “fall” card. I really enjoyed making this card and sharing it. I am very happy with the result of this one.

There you go now I wait, with a flip floppy stomach. I don’t know why it makes me so nervous other than having another person judge your work 🙂 I like them and I know that’s all that matter but there is so much talent out there, so many better than mine. What I do know is you can’t win if you don’t enter 🙂

Be blessed my friends!

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Building a Card Stash

Yes, it’s one of the best things about being a card maker. You have a card for every occasion– well maybe. It has been my experience that sometimes I think I have a ton of thank you cards then I go and look for one and oops they are all gone.

I learned something once from a good friend of mine, Kim Kesti, that you can make a card to the point of a sentiment and stop. She told me this is how she made many of her cards so she always has one at the ready. WHAT a great idea. I don’t usually do that, but I do have a small stash of cards that don’t have sentiments so when the time comes and I need one, I can grab a “blank” as I call them and pop on a sentiment that works.

This stamp is perfect for this idea. Crafter’s Companion along with artist, Molly Harrison created this beautiful stamp (clear stamp) set. Her line is focused on mythical creatures.

I purchased this stamp at my local store, Scraps of Love, you can find it here
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A special thank you…

COVID-19 has taught us many things, one being that we have amazing people willing to put themselves in harms way to help others. I have been awed at the people in the medical field that continue to get up and go to work each day. Not only them but our hard working friends in the grocery stores. I have made many cards to send out to some healthcare professionals and am working on making some for the others out there working to allow our country to continue to function – I also would like to say, I owned the stamps, but My Favorite things made digital images available for everyone to create with. Hop over there and find them on the blog (Click HERE)

All items to make this card were purchased at My Favorite Things Stamps
(exception Copic Markers and Polychrom Pencils)
https://mftstamps.com/

Not my best picture, but hope you enjoy!

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Day Three of the Coloring Challenge

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I am usually pretty pressed for time on Tuesday nights (I create mostly in the evenings) but when you have awesome products it helps. I love that Clearly Besotted gave me the cute backdrop with the stamps which of course extends it uses. I also just made the holly leaves in her hair into pedals. Finding the right sentiment was easy, just grabbed my Hero Arts bin of sentiments and these (which I got as part of a class on Online Card Classes) were perfect.

I used both Copic markers and Colored pencils to color in the images then inked the clouds using the My Favorite Things stencil. I think what I liked best was the use of grey on the mushrooms and rocks. I mixed cool and warm greys to achieve the depth. Anyway, that’s today! Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment on your favorite coloring technique!

Challenges, Copic Markers, MFT

Color Challenge 126 – Fallabulous

MFT Color Challenge – Erika Hayes, Paper Artist

Good afternoon Crafty Designers!

Seriously, these colors are fabulous together. I plan to use this combo a few more times over the next few days!!! So, what are these fantastic colors???!!!???

I love the little hint of gray in this color scheme. It was a beautiful idea so kudos to whomever chose that little bit of neutral niceness. If you get a chance to make a card with these lovely colors, be sure to enter the contest for a chance to win some MFT Cash Click HERE to pop over and see some of the other entries and maybe add your own!

Anyway, I have a lot more fun cards to post from other companies coming soon. A few you can look forward to… StampingBella, InkBlot , Rabbity Hole Designs(one of my newest favorite companies), Oh and the Simon Says kit of the month

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Planning!

Oh boy, you can have fun when you have a Happy Planner. I mean I love the fun stickers (I own too many of them)  BUT I am about to break in a new planner in July.  This, of course, means putting in new dates and pretty stuff!  My Favorite Things release and new planner come together and this happened.  I love how they turned out.  ALSO wanted to share that MFT is having a clearance sale for retired products CLICK HERE to go to the sale page.  Anyway, here are a few planner additions I put in.  (Not all are MFT but most are).  Funny thing, I was playing with the new stuff (making cards and whatnot) and none from the new release have made it into my planner yet. That just means I get to keep playing.  The June Release is AHHH-MAZZZ-ING.  Seriously, I am just ga-ga over it.

 

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Making for fun

I like to make things.  I love to make cards.  I do it for fun.  I don’t always have a person or event in mind when I am making something.  I get a color of paper in from MFT (Boysenberry) and it made me think of a friend.  So, I used the MFT sketch for this week and made this.   I used the new Tucan Do It Set.  The sparkle is just shimmer mist.  Colored with Copic Markers

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Here is the sketch I used MFT_WSC_389

I really liked this sketch and made this card to go with it.

MFT Tank you