Not My Cup of Tea – Clean and Simple Challenge #672

Lisa is hosting this week’s CAS challenge and she wants us to feature our favorite drinks. Tea has always been my favorite. I’ve been drinking it since I was a kid–several cups a day. So I went searching the internet for a fun tea joke and found this one.

This is made with my very own font that I designed using calligraphr.com.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

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Tacos Fall Apart – Featured Stamper #779

Today’s Featured Stamper is leslielarkin. Leslie has such a wonderful gallery, I wanted to CASE all her fun cards. She uses DSP so well. I couldn’t decide between using Witty-Cisms by leslielarkin at Splitcoaststampers and Whale Done by leslielarkin at Splitcoaststampers so I combined the two. 

       

You know I can’t resist a good pun, so they both spoke to me.  I started by stamping black and white tacos with little pink cheeks to make my own DP. Then I stamped and colored the focal taco. I chose to use some fun bright DP behind my black and white tacos in honor of Leslie’s fabulous work.  It took me a while to decide between “Let’s taco ’bout it” and “Let’s taco ’bout your birthday.”  In fact, I had the party hats all ready to go for this card.  But once I decided on this inside sentiment, “Let’s taco ’bout it” won out.

This is made with my very own font that I designed using calligraphr.com.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

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Stampers Delights January Sale! – Chibi Spotlight

I’m back with some more inspiration to go along with the HUGE SALE in the Stampers Delights shop!  Today I chose Chibi Get Well Girl.  I colored her with Copics, but also masked off and stamped some patterns onto her blanket and pillow.  Her hair is colored with Y21, E25, E37, and E99 and her skin is colored with E000, E21, and E00.

I felt like trying a new technique, so I went looking through the SCS Tutorials and found the Acrylic Batik technique.  As usual, it was very fun.

First you clear emboss a background on some cardstock and then spread acrylic paint with a credit card or gift card.  I don’t know about you, but I keep all my used gift cards for just such an occasion.

Don’t forget to click below to shop the sale!

And after you shop this fabulous sale, swing by the Stamper Delights Facebook Fan Group and join the Progressive Challenge.  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

Something New

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Stampers Delights January Sale!

There is a HUGE SALE going on in the Stampers Delights shop!  I chose to highlight a pretty floral image today.  This beautiful rose can be found here. It was so fun to color with my Copic Markers.  I kept the card design pretty simple to let the beauty of the flowers shine (with a little help from some Stickles).

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Hey, after you shop this fabulous sale, swing by the Stamper Delights Facebook Fan Group and join the Progressive Challenge.  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

Something New

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Dino Classmate – MIX Challenge #466

It’s Friday and today’s MIX Challenge was hosted by Lydia who gave us a very fun background technique to try.  I rarely think to use my gelli plate but I’m always excited when a challenge calls for it,   I thought my background had a prehistoric quality that would be cool for this Tea Rex. I had a store bought card with this joke that made me laugh so hard, I had to use it.  And I think the fact that he is standing there sipping tea really adds to the fun.

You can find the whole saying below if you want to save it for yourself:

This is made with my very own font that I designed using calligraphr.com.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

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Alcohol – Sketch Challenge #886

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for the Sketch Challenge. This was a fun and easy sketch to use up some scraps. I chose to combine it with Lisa’s VSN Challenge to use dogs on our cards. I love this cute dog die from The Cat’s Pajamas. He was good to use on a funny card. You can find the whole saying below if you want to save it for yourself:

If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Calendar Easel Cards for Teachers

This is the second Christmas that I’ve made Calendar Easel cards for teachers for Christmas.  They are so fun and easy to make, and I hope that the teachers enjoy them.  This year I made ten of them starting with this one for MIX463:

I actually made two different ones of this design.  This one will go to the music teacher.  The other one has a sun drawn on the paper and “You color my world” as the sentiment.  It will go to the art teacher.

Next, I made this one for IC836.  This one will go to the library teacher:

Next, I designed one with Desmond’s teacher in mind.  He told me he wanted flowers on hers.  I thought this fox delivering flowers would be perfect.  I made this one for DEC21VSNI

I love that City Blocks Background embossed in white.  Raleigh’s teacher loves camping, so I made this camping card for her:

This last design will go to our school secretary who takes such good care of us.  I made this one today using today’s Sketch Challenge.

I’m so excited to send my boys to school tomorrow with all these fun calendars to hand out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampers Delights December Sale! – Chibi Snowball Fight

For the Stampers Delights December sale event, I’m sharing my card using the Chibi Snowball Fight digital stamp.  Click here to shop the sale!  This digital image comes in jpeg and png formats, click below to buy it from the shop.

Again, I used a VSN Mini Challenge to inspire my design.  The December Virtual Stamp Night kicked off last week with three Mini challenges.  In Mini Challenge #2, Misti gave us a TV Guide themed color challenge to use red, white, and one other color on our cards.  I chose blue for the sky and my chibi’s sparkling eyes.  I cut him and some snow and snowballs with my ScanNCut.  Kept his warm clothes red and black to fit the color challenge.  This nice icy paper that I used behind him is actually “Frozen” themed.  It was a 12 x 12 piece of paper that I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  It has Elsa and Anna in the corner, but I cut them off and just used the cool icy part.  I added glossy accents to his eye and Stickles to the snow along with some falling Stickles snow behind him.  I love that extra bit of sparkle and shine.

Hey, after you shop this fabulous sale, swing by the Stamper Delights Facebook Fan Group and join the Progressive Challenge.  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

Sparkle Mode

Happy Holidays/Christmas

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Stampers Delights December Sale! – Kawaii Here Comes Santa Claus

For the Stampers Delights December sale event, I’m sharing my card using the Kawaii Here Comes Santa Claus digital stamp.  Click here to shop the sale!  This digital image comes in jpeg and png formats, click below to buy it from the shop.

The December Virtual Stamp Night kicked off last week with three Mini challenges.  This VSN has a TV theme and in Mini Challenge #3, Lee challenged us to use galaxy backgrounds in honor of 3rd Rock From the Sun. I thought it would be fun to put a night sky behind this fun Santa digi. I fussy cut it and die cut the cute gingerbread style roof using the Lawn Fawn die, I cut the sack from a second print of the digi to pop on foam squares and make sure it was showing up on top of the roof.

Hey, after you shop this fabulous sale, swing by the Stamper Delights Facebook Fan Group and join the Progressive Challenge.  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

Sparkle Mode

Happy Holidays/Christmas

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Stampers Delights Progressive Challenge – December

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Delights Facebook Fan Group?  Have you seen the Progressive Challenge?  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  This month is Anime Holiday Cheer.  She makes a very fun Christmas card, but we also have to remind ourselves next Thanksgiving to bring her out for Thanksgiving cards!  Click below for details:

I love to work with digital stamps, because you can resize them however you like.  They’re so versatile.  One day I might want to use the whole image, but sometimes I like to really zoom in and use part of it.

I wanted that turkey to take center stage.  It needed some stenciling to make it shine, so I got out my sunburst stencil and inked on some rays.

But I realized that wasn’t really the look I was going for.  I wanted the turkey itself to glow.  So I had to cut out my image and put it on a new piece of paper.  Then I stenciled the light emanating from the turkey.  I also coated the turkey in Nuvo Crystal Glaze to make it really mouthwatering.  Are your fat pants ready for Christmas?

Click here to find lots more inspiration on the Stampers Delights blog.

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Holidays/Christmas

CASology Clean and Simple Challenges – TYPE – Great typeface font on this sentiment (my type of sentiment too–funny!)

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