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Iconic Christmas Elves – Waffle Flower July Monthly Challenge

I was so thrilled to be invited as a guest designer for Waffle Flower’s Christmas in July Challenge.  The theme for this week is Iconic Christmas.  I hope you’ll join us for a chance to win some goodies!

What’s more iconic than the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV Special?  It’s my favorite! I’ve colored up my Cookie Time stamp set to look like Hermey and Santa’s other elves.
My A2 Grid Panel Die made it really easy to create a fun scene full of happily baking elves.  There are endless possibilities for this Grid Panel Die.  It’s one of my very favorites!
The Cozy Holiday Sentiments will also be a go-to for my Christmas cards.  It’s such a fun font.
I really hope you’ll join us for this fun challenge.  One winner will win a $50 gift certificate for Waffle Flower Crafts and two honorable mention winners will win $25 gift certificates.  But that’s not all–three lucky winners will win $15 gift certificates! There are three easy ways to enter:

I’m also entering into the BYSH Cardmakers: Christmas in July Hop It’s always good to get that Christmas card stash built early.
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“The T-Shirt Making Actuary”

I bought my Brother ScanNCut specifically to cut my stamped images out for me.  I hate fussy cutting.  I mean I really, really hate it.  When I was in Kindergarten I was the best student in the class at cutting out shapes with scissors, but I never really improved.  So when I learned that there was a machine that would cut out my stamped images for me, I had to have it.  And I love the thing.  I use it pretty much every day.  About a year in, I realized that people also use this machine to cut vinyl for t-shirts.  That sounded pretty fun.  We had a birthday party to go to this afternoon, so I whipped up this 4th of July t-shirt as a gift.  And an extra for my boy.  Is he the cutest little t-shirt model you’ve ever seen?

I also needed some onesies for a baby gift for a coworker.  He and his wife had a baby boy about a month ago.  Yes, I know, I’m late to the party.  But I think these are worth the wait.  I made my go-to “Future Actuary” and “I {Calculate} Math” but I added in a fun “Rhodes Scholar” for little baby Rhodes.  How could I resist?

I designed all of these patterns myself in the Brother CanvasWorkspace software. I’m happy to share any of them with friends, so just contact me if you’d like the cut file for your use.

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Friendships Grow – Chibi July Release

Today we’re celebrating the  Stampers Delights  July release of Chibi-Friendships Grow.  As always this digital image comes in jpeg and png formats but this stamp set is also available as a clear stamp!  I love it! You can find the July release here.

I cut the stamp out using my ScanNCut and really enjoyed coloring her with my Copics.  Skin: R20, E11, E02, E00 | Hair: YR20, Y21, YR23 | Dress: R22, R20

I wanted a sunny card, so I used the flower image as a sun behind her, masked it, and applied yellow and gold Paper Glaze through a radial stencil.  She’s watering her field of patterned paper flowers and surrounded by shiny gold sequins.

A reminder to join the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group, so you can jump in the Progressive Challenge.   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 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!

Rainbow Welcome – Technique Lovers Challenge #852

Monday is my favorite challenge day – Technique Lovers Challenge. Today Lyn challenged us to combine repeat stamping with Emboss Resist.  I’ve done some extra combining too.  Combined with this month’s Waffle Flower challenge which is to make a rainbow scene.

My rainbow scene is welcoming my friends’ new great granddaughter. Also a great combo with Lee’s Unique Rainbow VSN challenge. I did my repeat stamping using the sentiments from the Congrats set, “Congrats”, “Celebrate”, “Yippee”, etc. Then I sponged on my “unique rainbow” using my favorite Distress Oxide rainbow of Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves. I used the Autumn Time set to mask and stamp the scene of a sweet sleeping fox in the flower bed.

This card is off to my dear friends Paul and Myrna to congratulate them on the birth of their first great granddaughter.  I’m so excited for them!  I constructed the sentiment using various Paper Smooches and Honey Bee Stamps sentiments.  You know I always make two of each card, but I only needed one great granddaughter card.  I made the second one as a straight forward woodland fox birthday card.  It’s fun to see how different two otherwise nearly identical cards can be.

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Virtual Stamp Night! – JUN21VSNC – Narnia

It’s Virtual Stamp Night!  And time for my VSN Challenge.  The theme for this VSN is Fantasy Worlds and I’m looking for cards that represent my favorite Fantasy World – Narnia. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was always my favorite book in the series. I told myself I was going to choose a different book, because I’ve already made a Dawn Treader inspired card for a Teapot Tuesday challenge years ago (that card was just nautical). Alas, I couldn’t talk myself out of the Dawn Treader, so here is The Dawn Treader as a pirate ship. It’s a card for a coworker that just had a baby boy. I thought this “Adventure Awaits” sentiment was perfect for what they have in store for them. Lots of exciting adventures.
I didn’t want my ship to be a pirate ship, but I was too lazy to change the Jolly Roger flag. I also wanted a mouse on the ship and now that I look at it I realize I could have added a mouse (duh), but it’s fine. Reepicheep the mouse was my favorite character in the book. I die cut glittery water and glitter islands. In this scene The Dawn Treader is sailing away from The Lone Islands into uncharted territory. Adventure awaits!

I made two of these cards at the same time, as I usually do. Set my stopwatch for the one hour time limit and finished them with about 25 seconds to spare. You should have seen me fumbling with the paper of the action wobbles trying to get the ship stuck down in time. LOL!

Come on and play along! Don’t worry if you’ve never read the Chronicles of Narnia–there’s plenty of inspiration in just the titles of the books!

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Ransom Letter Birthday – Ways To Use It Challenge #849

It’s Thursday and time for another Ways to Use It Challenge.  Toni challenge us to use newsprint today.  I grabbed another piece of my very old newspaper (from 1888) to make a masculine birthday card. The bottom and right edges are naturally distressed. The left and top edges were torn this morning. This thin paper is very easy to tear exactly how I want it. Even though it is my nephew’s birthday tomorrow, this is actually for a friend who asked me to make a birthday card for her nephew. I thought the Big News sentiment would be awesome for this challenge, so I to the idea to combine pieces of different sentiments and make it into a ransom note style.

But it was kind of boring when I put it together. So I added some blueprint stamps to the paper and assembled the card. That’s when I realized it was still boring and I should have heat embossed the sentiments. But it was too late for that. So I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the colored letters and traced over the black letters with black glaze pen. Now it’s go the texture and shine that I want.

I also needed a First Communion card for a little boy and I like the way this old newspaper looks behind the First Communion  cut-out.  The newspaper happens to be The Congregationalist – a Christian newspaper.  I die cut “Smile, Rhys” from glitter fun foam.

You can see part of the 1888 date on the top of that photo.  I think it’s amazing that this paper is in such good shape still.  I feel kind of guilty cutting it up and using it for cards, but at the same time, it’s pretty neat to give it a new life.  I hope these cards are cherished for a long time.

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Love You Deerly – Featured Stamper #749

This week’s Featured Stamper is ScrappyHappy. What a fun and lovely gallery! I browsed the entire gallery, but I came back to this gorgeous scene.

I was looking for inspiration for a Father’s Day card that a friend asked me to make and I thought a scene like this would make a nice masculine card. I loved the dreamy kind of glow that Laura’s card has with the darker edges, so I kept that look as I stenciled my scene using my new Mountain Scene Builder Stencil from Erin Lee Creative. I had to dig around in my scraps for a mask to sponge a white moon because I forgot I was going to mask a moon. I do like the very soft look of this moon.

I wanted a very woodsy feel because my friend does live very much near the Freetown State Forest and this sweet deer stamp really looks like the adorable little fawn that walked through my yard with her mom the other day. I also realized I had the perfect sentiment for this card. I decided I wanted to cut it with my ScanNCut, but I wanted to emboss it in white on black. So I first stamped the sentiment on white with black and scanned it to recognize and make the cut file. I cut it out of black and then embossed in white.  I also had to draw a border around the deer and teepee in order to cut them out with the ScanNCut.

The sentiment is popped up on foam squares and I finished with some stars in white gel pen. I’m very happy with this card and can’t wait for my friend to see it! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!

Linking two these two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Create a Scene
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Gull-ible – Featured Stamper Challenge #742

Today’s Featured Stamper is Martinaskaartjes. What a fun gallery Martina has. I had such fun browsing for a card to CASE. When I found this one I knew it was the perfect opportunity to use both the seagull stamp set and this die that I keep forgetting I have.

Thanks for the inspiration, Martina!  The inside of my card is “How gull-ible do you think I am?” Hehehe.

And Stickles add just the right amount of sparkle:

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Confidence – Try This Sentiment – Inspiration Challenge #801

Today is Inspiration Challenge day.  Kia gave us Burnett’s Boards to browse for inspiration today.   Sure was overwhelming. There was so much great stuff to look at.  I ultimately was drawn to the hand-lettering board and found this:

It’s been awhile since I did any hand-lettering, so I thought today was a good day for it. I was a little shaky and out of practice, but I’m happy with the result.  I took a photo of the sentiment before I finished the card and scanned it to create a PNG file that I can use on other cards.  I did a little bit of editing and used LunaPic photo editor to get a transparent background. You can save it to your own computer and use it yourself if you like it:


Isn’t this Kraftin Kimmie image so fun? She makes me miss going to the gym so much.  I cut her out with my ScanNCut and colored with Copics (Skin: E11, E00, E000 / Hair: E23, E25, E29 / Clothes: C10, C5, T4, T2) and Spectrum Noirs (Clothes: CR6, CR4 / Floor: TN4)

The current Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #576 is to Use a Circle.  So I sponged a little circle spotlight behind my fun gal.  I colored the floor with a marker and swiped Distress Inks across it for a wood look.  Kept it pretty clean and simple today.

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Bunny in the City – Inspiration Challenge #800

Today is the Inspiration Challenge.  Julie brought us to Design Stack to browse for card inspiration.  I was inspired by this post to use my newest addition to my MFT collection – the City Block Background.

I stamped in  Versafine Clair Morning Mist and embossed with clear EP. Then I sponged Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar based on the MFT Color Challenge #163.

I thought it would be a good idea to splatter some water on it, but it wasn’t. Oh well. It’s fine. It needed a critter and I guess I have bunnies on the brain since Easter is coming tomorrow, and I turned and spotted the MFT Sunny Vibes stamp set hanging nearby.

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