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Sharon’s Swan Float – Teapot Tuesday #712

It’s Teapot Tuesday and our cards are heading to Sharon in Massachusetts. She has been struggling with a lot of injuries and surgeries, and her friend thought she could use some Teapotter cheer. Pat is our hostess and gave us a very fun challenge to use stitching on our cards.  We’re told that Sharon loves swans, so I decided to make a scene of Sharon relaxing on a swan float. I masked, stamped, and colored the scene using today’s Color Challenge colors. They  were pretty perfect for the image.

Speaking of the Color Challenge–I was honored today to find that my color challenge card from last week was chosen as the favorite from CC886!  It was also made for a Teapot Tuesday and was mailed off to New York last week.

The clouds are a flower paper piercing template that my neighbor gave me.

I used white DMC embroidery floss to stitch the clouds, added the sentiment banner with leftover thread wrapped around and finished off with gel pen and Stickles.

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

Feminine

Bit O’ Green

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May the Forties by with you – Color Challenge #861

Tuesday’s Color Challenge hosted by Karen Barber was looking for Cajun Craze, Pool Party, and Mossy Meadow.

I approximated those colors by using Distress Oxide inks in Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, and Peeled Paint.  I needed a birthday card for our friend who just turned 40.  He’s a big guy–almost like wookiee sized.  Everybody calls him Chewie.  So I needed a Star Wars card.  It might be hard to see the colors in my background, but I do love the look of Distress Oxides on black paper.

I sponged a sort of aurora look on the black and then splattered stars across the sky with white acrylic paint.  The Chewie and Han Solo bear digi stamps are so cute, aren’t they?  I got them as a prize from 2 Cute Ink.  Then I was left with the question of how to make this card a 40th birthday card.  So I did some googling and found the perfect sentiment:

I created the sentiment 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.

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If Friends Were Flowers – Teapot Tuesday #668

It’s Teapot Tuesday  and today’s Tea Party is for Jeanne in California. Jeanne is 85 years old and has been an avid stamper for many years. Sadly, her eyesight has deteriorated to the point where she can no longer see well enough to make cards. Because of this, she has begun to give away her extensive collection of stamps. We can sympathize and we are going to shower Jeanne with cards. Given that her eyesight is so poor, it’s suggested we incorporate dimension, textures and bright colors. Jeanne likes flowers, cats, traveling and reading.  I went straight for my Cottage Cutz Garden Cat with Wagon. I think a die cut critter gives nice dimension. I also popped up the scalloped panel. To make the card more touchable I finally used my Fun Flock. And I love it. I need it in every color. I put it on the cat and the hedgehog. I also added some Stickles to the flower centers and Enamel Accents for their faces.

Today is also Color Challenge day.  My substitutions are Seedless Preserves for Rich Razzleberry, Shabby Shutters for Pear Pizazz, and Shaded Lilac for Highland Heather.  Karen challenge us to use flowers for dessert and I’ve got those too!  That card was exhausting to make. So many fiddly bits. And I still have my second one waiting to be assembled!  But now I’m off to buy more Fun Flock.  I wish you could feel it through the computer screen:

Do you know someone that could use some well wishes, encouragement or all around warm fuzzies? Consider nominating them as a guest of honor (a.k.a. destination station) for an upcoming tea party. Send your request to jacqueline via PM or e-mail [email protected]. Include SCS Teaparty Request in the subject line.

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Sew Fun – Color Challenge #840

Tuesday is Color Challenge day.  Chris challenged us to use Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Coastal Cabana on our cards today with the added challenge of stitches.

That mixed sew perfectly with this week’s Waffle Flower Weekly Challenge. The theme is Sew Fun:

I was one of the lucky winners of an earlier Waffle Flower Weekly Challenge and I picked up the coordinating dies to this Heatwave layering stamp set. I was really glad to get these dies since these stamps aren’t very easy to cut with my ScanNCut.  You know that I find it important to order some extra stamps when a company is kind enough to give me free stamps, so be on the lookout for the rest of my new Waffle Flower stamps in future cards!

I matched my colors the best I could using Distress Oxides and then did my best to match to some cardstock. They are sending friendship notes to seniors in nursing homes. And to really stick with the sewing/stitches theme, I did some wonky stitching with my sewing machine.

You may know that my company was recently acquired by Farmers Insurance.  I’m excited to be part of Farmers now and this week at Farmers is “Spring Into Service Week” and we’ve been introduced to the GlamourGals  #MYDEARFRIEND card campaign.  Click on the link to sign up and send notes of your own!

Also, I had a pleasant surprise this morning when I woke up to find that Barbara chose my card as her favorite from last week’s Color Challenge.  It was another Waffle Flower card and was a really fun one to make:

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