Monthly Archives: August 2022

Stampers Delights August Spotlight – Week 1

OK.  I know it’s August and not May, but you know I’m a sucker for a good dad joke and when I saw this one I couldn’t wait to use it.  Plus, I had the perfect image from Stampers Delights.  It’s never too early to start on your Cinco de Mayo cards, right?  This Kawaii Cactus is just too much fun!

I printed him out, cut him with my ScanNCut and colored with my Copics.  I pretty much always make two cards, because it’s so easy to make a second as long as you’re making one.

This week’s Sketch Challenge helped me to make a fun and festive card.  I liked the use of the strips and added a nice warm sun as the circle.

I created the sentiment using Sailboat font that I downloaded from fontspace.com.  As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Dismayed.  HA!  I will hold onto this until May and then when I inevitably miss someone’s May birthday they will get this belated birthday card.

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group?  The Progressive Challenge is on hiatus right now, but there is a major sale going on instead!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Summertime Blues

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Octopi – Free For All Challenge #650

Today’s Free for All Challenge is funny animals! Yes please! I had this dad joke just waiting for a card.

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

HA! I love it! I’ve also combined this with the loose watercolor MIX challenge. I stamped the 3 octopi (?) and loosely watercolored them. Then I dug out this fun gelli print out of my background drawer and printed out the first part of the joke for the outside. It was a quick and easy card to make before we left for the beach this morning.

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Daily Challenge Guest Designer!

I’ve been invited to be a guest designer on the Color Challenge team for the month of August!  It’s always so fun to be a part of such a talented team!
This week Barbara had chosen Coastal Cabana, Polished Punk, and Basic Black.

I’ve combined my card with this week’s Technique Lover’s Challenge and made my faux handmade paper by daubing white and the closest thing I had to Coastal Cabana on black cardstock. The instructions said to also daub metallic but I opted for a simple gold rub around the edges. Barbara’s choice of birds for dessert had me looking for a stamp with a bird and flower. I bought this sweet Stampendous Cling Cherry Bird stamp at a clearance sale recently and knew these colors were perfect for it!

But, wait, that’s not all.  I was also invited to be a guest designer on the Sketch Challenge team for the next six months!  I had so much fun the last time I was on this team, I stayed on for a whole year!

A friend of mine asked me to make an 80th birthday card for someone who loves to sew. I didn’t have room on the front of this card for an “80”, but it says “Happy 80th birthday” inside. On the outside, I chose this adorable Penny Black Sew Nice stamp and a quilted look to the background.  I bought this at the same clearance sale as the Cherry Bird.  That was a good day. And isn’t this PTI sentiment just wonderful and perfect for this card?

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