Sunflower Wreath

I created a card using 6 sunflowers for the Just Us Girls challenge.

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I used the Arrange a Wreath stamp and die set from Stampin’Up for this card. The sunflowers were created with Bumblebee cardstock and the edges inked with matching ink. The wreath is in brown tones, Crumb Cake and Early Expresso also from SU. The door was created using patterned paper from Gina K Designs and it needed a knob, so that came from Holiday Frame Filler set also by GKD.

Congratulations on reaching 600 challenges! It was fun to create a card with six of something.

Floral No Stamping

This card has no stamping. I used several punches and dies in creating the flowers and cardstock pieces.

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I participate in a swap every few months with a few ladies. One person chooses a card idea to CASE and we all create a card that goes along with the idea. I chose to use patterned paper and cardstock from Hobby Lobby for the weaving pattern and flowers. I used three different punches to create the flower, then embossing it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. That gave it needed texture. The leaves were die cut with a Spellbinders die. I added a bit of ink and texture with an SU embossing folder. Then I thought it needed more, so I cut vellum leaves using the same die and MFT vellum cardstock. The Hi was a freebie from The Stamps of Life and it worked perfectly for the greeting. I didn’t like this on the plain white cardbase so used a gray from Stampin Up embossed with the Subtle folder.

When we decided on the card to CASE, the other ladies thought it would be easy to follow and not a lot of work. This took quite a few steps to create and turned out to more of a challenge than I thought. Now that I have made one, the others will be easier to create.

This card will be entered in the Just Us Girls No Stamping challenge.

Ewe are Awesome

Each month I participate in a theme card from the Crafter’s of Faith group on SplitcoastStampers. This month’s verse is from Psalm 95: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8:

Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our savior. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms. Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us. For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Challenge–Make a card with music and a heart somewhere on it. Bonus add a sheep/lamb-but that is not necessary.

It took the challenge literally, as I usually do. Following is my card:

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This is also perfect for the Just Us Girls challenge. The heart paper is from The Stamps of Life. I used two green sheets for grass and blue for the sky. The sheep and greeting are from sheep2stamp and patterns4sheep, cut out with matching dies. One of the sheep is a mirror image, so I had to learn how to create this using palette4mirror. The music notes were already cut and in stash; they are from My Favorite Things.

I am pleased with this card. Usually I add the Bible verse to my faith cards, but this time, I with with a fun pun from the sheep set. I have no idea who I will mail this to, but I know I will find someone who really needs this card.

Birdhouse Fold-It Card

This card is using products from The Stamps of Life. I own a few fold-it cards where you use dies to create the card base and then decorate the front to your heart’s desire.

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The Just Us Girls challenge is to showcase animals. I love these birds and they work perfectly with this birdhouse. The birds are from the set called birds2stamp and I used matching dies to cut them out. The greeting hello is from Notebook Edge and Hello Dies set. The birdhouse itself is from the 5 x 7 Birdhouse Fold-it die set. The flowers are from hippo2stamp and solids4hippo sets along with matching dies.

This week, Stephanie Bernard, owner and creator of The Stamps of Life, stated in her Live broadcast on YouTube she would be part of a special with Home Shopping Network on Facebook. She was asking her customers who have her product that she would be showcasing to create samples for her to show. She is showcasing the birdhouse and several other items, but I only owned the birdhouse. I went to work creating a card. She said paper didn’t matter, just make it solid so it would show up in the bright lights and showcase any product from The Stamps of Life. So the birdhouse got birds for the front, embellishment with flowers and a simple greeting to complete the card. Then I added Nuvo drops to the flower center and Glossy Accents to the bird beaks and eyes. Since I went to the work creating it, I will plan to mail it on Monday. She may or may not show it in her broadcast and since I do not use FB, I will not see it. I like what I created and it works perfectly for this week Just us Girls challenge.

Daisy Bouquet

I saw this no line coloring video  by Desiree Kuemmerle on the recent Simon Says Lucky to Know You blog hop and had to give it a try. I sponged the Daisy Bouquet stencil with Warm Glow ink, removed the stencil and started coloring with Prismas: Nectar – PC1092, Mahogany Red – P 1092, Lime Peel – PC1005, Olive Green – PC911, Sunburst Yellow – P917,  Yellow Ochre – PC942, Burnt Ochre, PC943, Caribbean Sea – PC1123, Indigo Blue – PC901, Black Grape – PC996, Sepia – PC948, and White – PC938. The sentiment, from Bold & Blooming was stamped in Blue Denim. The mat is also Blue Denim and the card base is Sweet Corn. This was fun to do, but I need a lot of practice with my shading.  I’m entering this in the Just Us Girls #528 Color Week Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes. And another card for my birthday stash.

Neon Flowers

The challenge at the Mod Squad is to use neon colors. Just Us Girls has a word challenge this week – HEAL. This card should brighten someone’s day and help them heal. The flowers and stems are from Gina K Designs recent kit “A Big Hello” stamped in Hero Arts Neon Pink and Neon Green. The sentiment is from “Stippled Flowers” also by Gina K Designs. I swiped the Neon Pink around the edge of piece of white CS to create a mat, the used a Key Lime card base, which was the brightest green I could find.