Holy Sheet! – Teapot Tuesday #690

It’s Teapot Tuesday.  I have the honor of hosting this week’s Tea Party for Ciara in Ohio who is recovering from a really bad car accident.  When I read Ciara’s story, it took me back to the night my father-in-law was in a similar accident.  They had many of the same injuries.  We didn’t think he was going to make it, but thanks to the miracle workers at Mass General Hospital and a lot of rehab and physical therapy, he did.  I pray that Ciara receives such excellent care on her road to recovery.  Ciara loves Halloween, so we are sending her some Halloween giggles in her favorite color combo – baby blue and black.  

On this card, I’ve used stamps from Instagram giveaways from two of our SCS friends! The Picket Fence Studios ghost background stamp came from Angie (ohmypaper!) and the Ink Road ghosts came from Stef (smilynstef). I embossed the background ghosts on baby blue paper and popped up the main ghosts on action wobbles.

This is my favorite Halloween sentiment.  I found my original font that I thought I had lost when I switched computers.  I made this font on calligraphr.com. You should try it.  It’s so fun to make your own font!

 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!

Bad Ass – Clean and Simple Challenge #659

This week’s Clean and Simple Challenge is Polka Dots.  I chose to make my polka dots with Nuvo Glimmer Paste and a polka dot stencil. I think it makes a very fun background for This funny Unity stamp.

I’m also playing along in the AAA Cards Clean And Simple Challenges Game #200:

The theme is celebrate.  To make the donkey more festive, I masked him and stamped a party hat on him. I cut him out with my ScanNCut and grounded him with the MFT Grounding Elements die. And to really put it over the top, he needed googly eyes.

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Bosses’ Day 2021 – Free for All Challenge #607

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a Free for All Challenge. Angie is our hostess and she has challenged us to make fall cards.

You guys, Bosses’ Day is next week. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that. I wasn’t until my friend asked me to make her a card for her boss. Now I have to make one for mine, too. About ten years ago–before I learned to make my own cards, I bought a Bosses’ Day card that said “We looked up boss in the dictionary…it said quit fooling around and get back to work.” Since I have a different boss now, I can use that on this card. And I’ve been really good about keeping my computer generated sentiments as PNG files, so they’ll be easy to use again. That means you can use it too!

It’s made with Spring Market font.  I can’t remember where I got it.  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!

Stampers Delights October Release – Anime Cheers

Today I’m sharing the Stampers Delights Anime Cheers Stamp.  You can find the entire October release here.  As always this digital image comes in jpeg and png formats AND, this is also available as a clear stamp!

I printed out the digital version and cut it out with my ScanNCut.  She was so fun to color up with my Copic markers.  I also printed her out on some green patterned paper, so I could paper piece her a fun top.  It was so easy to paper piece this image–I felt like a kid again playing with paper dolls. I wanted to make her multiple outfits to change into!  And it was a great way to use up a bit of my scraps of patterned paper.

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group?  Have you joined the Progressive Challenge yet?  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Sunday Stamps Challenge #267

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

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Round Up – Teapot Tuesday #689

It’s Teapot Tuesday.  Today’s Tea Party is for Gracie’s 95 year old father-in-law who is isolated in his assisted living facility due to Covid restrictions. Rex loves the outdoors and used to have a farm, so I took the opportunity to use this farm/math joke that I found when I was looking for a different joke recently.

It’s made with Retro Board font.  I can’t remember where I got it.  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.

But I was so focused on the farm and the joke that I forgot about Polly’s SMILE challenge. Oops! Sorry, Polly!

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Stampers Delights October Release – A Gift 4U Girl

October is here and it’s time for a new release at Stampers Delights!  Today I’m sharing the Stampers Delights Chibi October release.  You can find the entire October release here.  This card uses the Chibi – A Gift 4U Girl digital stamp.  As always this digital image comes in jpeg and png formats AND, this is also available as a clear stamp!

I printed out the digital version and cut it out with my ScanNCut.  She was so fun to color up with my Copic markers.  After I colored her dress red, I decided that her red dress would look really good with some Tiffany blue gift boxes.  I often like to go back into the old Sketch Challenges here at SCS for a little extra inspiration.  For this card, I used Sketch Challenge #242:

It’s a great sketch to use up my scraps of patterned paper, so I dug through my drawer of scraps and found some fun papers that coordinated well with my coloring.  She needed a little bit of extra sparkle and texture, so I added in some fun iridescent sequins.

I just love the way those sequins catch the light!

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group?  Have you joined the Progressive Challenge yet?  Join each month to receive the monthly image for free!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Touchy/Feely

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampers Delights Progressive Challenge – October

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!  I just love this month’s sweet pumpkin!  Click below for details:

This week’s Watercolor Wednesday Challenge was watercoloring pumpkins.  So I printed out my digi for some no line watercoloring.  I used my Spectrum Aqua markers and a technique that we learned in last week’s Watercolor Wednesday Challenge.

I don’t know about you, but fall puts me in a plaid kind of mood and making my own plaid backgrounds is one of my favorite things to do. I grabbed a piece of MFT Natural cardstock and some fun fall colored Spectrum Noir markers and went to town.

Click here to find lots more inspiration on the Stampers Delights blog.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

CASology Clean and Simple Challenges – ONE

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Recycled Anniversary Remake – Sketch Challenge #873

It’s Wednesday and time for another Sketch Challenge.  This was a nice simple one.  Perfect for remaking this anniversary card that I really liked.

This had been an anniversary card that my Gram had sent to my aunt and uncle.  I really loved the inside verse, so I die cut it and put it on the outside.  I die cut the rest of the card and arranged it on the outside too, and embellished with some glitter and metallic cardstock and an arrow paper clip.  For today’s card I recreated the sentiment using Papyrus font.  I know font snobs snub their nose at Papyrus, but I wanted a basic font and I think it actually worked well here.

If you’d like to use it 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.

I’m playing along with the following challenges today:

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Touchy/Feely

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More Sugar! – Free For All Challenge #605

Today’s Free for All  Challenge is Halloween cards with monsters. I just bought this stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas clearance sale, so I was excited to use it. This is pretty much a one layer card until I added the sentiment banner. I stamped the zombie and masked a moon around him. Sponged the night sky and the ground. Splattered water and some white paint. Then I colored the zombie and drew in the ground and a bit of a shadow line. As usual, I got my Tim Holtz Grunge stencil out for the craters of the moon. To finish off the edges, I rubbed them with Nuvo mousse.

I saw this zombie joke on Facebook recently, and I thought it would be fun for the inside.  It was certainly fun to design using Courtside and Showcard Gothic fonts.  Here is the PNG if you would also like to use it:

If you’d like to use it 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!

Dust! – Technique Challenge #865

Monday is my favorite day because it means it’s time for the Technique Lovers Challenge. Lyn is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to try Dina’s Double Water Stencil Technique.  It’s so fun.

This is my kind of Technique Challenge. Two fun backgrounds for the price of one. And I love the way they both came out. I decided I wanted to use this mouse digi from Craftin Desert Divas, so I grabbed a polka dotted stencil for a cheesy feel to the background. I used my Fabriano Hot Press paper for the technique, because I know I can always count on that paper where water is involved.  I sponged it with Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Tea Dye DOX inks.

For the sentiment I used Birdy font that I had downloaded free from Fontbundles.net.  I created it in Microsoft Word and saved it as a PNG file for future use.  If you’d like to use it 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.

I’m playing along with the following challenges today:

Anything Goes

Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!