Turtley Awesome

Enjoying using old retired stamps with an underwater sea theme. This card will be posted to three challenges.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/05/challenge-159-anything-goes.html https://modsquadchallenge.com/under-the-sea/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-84/

I used Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties from 2017. I found the date on a Kristina Werner blog post where I got the inspiration for this card.

I dropped water on the ink before it dried to produce the water spots. The animals are colored with alcohol markers.

Bold Birthday

I created this card for someone turning 108 years young this month. She needs texture, large images, and loves flowers.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/03/challenge-153-tic-tac-toe.html

This card fits the Retro Rubber Challenge with the Tic-Tac-Toe grid.

My card fits the bottom line. I used Stampin’Up sets Special Reason from 2017 and Perfectly Penned from 2011. There are dies that fit the images in Special Reason, so that takes care of the dies. The texture is created with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder as well as heat embossing the greeting. The color blue is Balmy Blue in the cardstock which is peeking through the die cut flower on the white layer. Other texture is the lace I used on the front.

This will also be added to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Beautiful Blossom challenge.

Birthday Party

My card looks like a party with the balloons, party hats, and glitter.

https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/birthday-project-october2020 https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-78/

My niece loves animals, so I chose a few dogs and a cat to get the party atmosphere going. The dogs, cat, hats, and greeting are all from The Stamps of Life. The card base, balloon paper, and the shadow for the greeting are all My Favorite Things cardstock and patterned paper. I die cut an arc of white cardstock with a die that is Simon Says Stamp. I bought it used and I think it may be retired. I placed strips of double sided adhesive on the paper and added glitter. I hope it stays put without falling all over the place as my sister may not be happy when her daughter opens it.

This was fun to create! The MFT Birthday challenge needs balloons. The patterned paper took care of that requirement. The SSS challenge is an Anything Goes one, which I love to participate in.

Pumpkin Tag Card

It has been quite a while since I made a tag, much less used it on a card. This week’s Mod Squad Challenge is to make a tag. Simon Says Stamp as two challenges that interest me as well.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/get-your-tag-on/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/world-card-making-day-simon-style-3-2/

I started with the wagon and then added the pumpkin. I used Wheelie Full Wagon from Maymay Made It stamp set for all of the stamping. I didn’t have a tag die that fit the wagon, so I cut my own. Then I decided it needed something else, and I found a scrap of orange cardstock that matched the pumpkin and patterned paper well, so I cut another tag. I found twine and ribbon in my stash, so it went for tag embellishment. This was my World Cardmaking Day card and I enjoyed stamping and coloring.

I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge, as well as Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day challenge.

Panda Birthday

I have enjoyed stamping today. This card will be for a niece turning 3 years old next month.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/09/challenge-144-anything-goes.html http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/09/challenge-181.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-animal-antics-4/ http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2020/09/seize-birthday-200th-challenge-with.html

The Party Panda set was released in early 2018 and the numbers, confetti and balloons stamp was part of March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, all from Stampin Up. I love using my older stamps and the Retro Rubber Challenge is perfect for this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is Animal Antics, so the panda qualifies as an animal doing a human job, holding balloons. Always Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes and those are always enjoyable to participate in.

Seize the Birthday is celebrating their 200th birthday. I took bright colors, confetti, balloons, and the numbers all from the logo. Happy Birthday! This was a fun challenge to make a card for.

Slimline Autumn Leaves

I love the colors for The Paper Players Challenge, so I sat down to create a card. Then I saw the Wednesday challenge with Simon Says Stamp creating a card with no stamps, so I knew I was on the right track for both challenges.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2020/09/pp508-color-challenge-from-anne-marie.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-no-stamps-allowed-2/

I used Lawn Fawn Stitches Leaves, die cut from Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, and Cajun Craze. My glitter is strips cut from Bronze glitter paper, The Paper Studio. The patterned paper is SU Designer Paper from the In Color Suite with Pretty Peacock and the Regal Suite with Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze. I saw this layout idea on a video with Sharon Armstrong, SU Demonstrator. I enjoyed making my layout then adding the leaves on a glittery square.

Thanks for the enjoyable challenges!

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I love butterflies and the current Double D Challenge is all about butterflies. Mix the butterflies with white space and it works perfectly for the August challenge at Gina K Designs. Throw in a bit of blue, and Simon Says Stamp challenge comes into the mix. Using stamps older than a year plays right into the current Retro Rubber Stamp challenge.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/08/butterflies-challenge.html https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/08/01/august-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/08/challenge-141-anything-goes.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-midsummer-blues-2/

I used Gina K Designs stamps Sending Love and Stampers Favorites. Sending Love was released in 2016 and Stampers Favorites was released in 2014. I used the colors Lipstick, Wild Dandelion, and Blue Lagoon. I added a bit of sparkle with the Crafter’s Companion clear sparkle pen.

Floaties

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-173.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-75/

I had fun creating this card. It is entered in Always Fun Challenges using stencils. The sunray stencil is from Spellbinder’s Fun Stampers Journey, ink blended with Lawn Fawn lemonade and butter ink pads. The waves are from A Colorful Life stencil, blended with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink. The floaties are from The Stamps of Life, floaties2stamp, morefloaties2stamp, and the matching dies, colored on Bristol paper using markers and a water brush. I use a variety of markers, so these are either Tombow or Stampin Up as they are always close by when stamping and coloring.

Floaties inside

I placed a large hello from Big Time Saying by Maymay Made It, along with the other floaties that were colored and die cut. I did add a bit of pool ink from Lawn Fawn to the inside for a bit of color so the floaties could float.

Thanks for looking.