Wednesday, May 5, 2021

24 Hour Blueprints Debut


Welcome to the first post of 24 Hour Blueprint.  This is another brainchild of Kelly and I think it might be our 8th challenge between the three of us--Kelly, Jeanette and me!  Yes, we have agreed to try another type of fun challenge.  Pretty soon my blog will be full of challenges with the three of us!!!!!!

So--how does 24 Hour Blueprint work? 
1--We each have 24 hours to make your card(s),  We post the following morning of the hostess's mysterious challenge.

2--Hostesses will announce the number of card(s) 24 hours before the challenge - not 2 days before or 20 minutes before ... you get 24 hours and that's. it! 

3--Hostesses can chose up to 4 mysterious blueprints but they must be made in under an hour - so nothing FANCY SCHMANCY!

4--Hostesses give us ONLY the specs for the card requirements (blueprints) and what EACH layer should be. The stamps/colors/papers used may vary per player.  You may say A2 card bases or slimline, 1 base layer DSP, 3 heart and 1 circle for card #1 yadda yadda!  Each card must have it's own blueprint so please give a description for each!

5--We use any stamp and/or company.   It's open to interpretation. 

6--We are going to post every other month--dates to be determined each month.  

So--yesterday morning, we had an email from Kelly with the following attachment:


I love the sketches she sent and such a fun theme--Summer Fun!


For Sketch #1, I picked a fun Whipper Snapper Designs stamp called Haagen-Daz Bear.  I think this shouts summer!  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and die cut it with The Ton Couture Cuts Double Stitched Circle.  I used two colors of washi tape for the strip on the side of the circle.  The patterned papers are from the American Crafts Summer line called Sweet Treats.  I added some glossy accents on the 4 scoops of ice cream-or sherbet.  From the bottom-Orange Sherbet, Chocolate, Mint Chip, Strawberry, topped with hard chocolate and a cherry on top!

Here is the inside of that card:



Now on to Sketch #2.


For this one, I made a square card in order to try to get all of the components from the sketch placed on it.  I still used a bit of liberty with it.............  This time, I picked Hero Arts Polka Dot Vase Bouquet.  I have had this wooden stamp for a long time and is one of my favorite floral images.  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and used the necessary pink, orange and green! The Sweet die cut is from Birch Press and the backer is vellum.  The background paper is from the same American Crafts line and is the backside that looks wood grained.  I used my Stampin' Up Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for the pink strip at the bottom.  An orange flower is the added touch and I added a few yellow enamel dots to match the center of the flower.

Here is the inside of that card, with a strip of washi tape:



And the final card:


For Sketch 3, I made a mini slimline card. This time it is a Penny Black cute stamp called Lazy Days--a perfect summer image!  I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers. The sentiment is from the Spellbinders Many Words stamp set--layered on a strip of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon. The fun patterned paper is also American Crafts Summer called Swimsuit.

Here is the inside of that card:




This was a great challenge Kelly--loved it very much!  Please be sure to check out the other 24 Hour Blueprints cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blogs. I am sure you will enjoy checking out what each of them have created in the past 24 hours!  I am up for the next challenge and that will happen sometime in July.  Please be sure t check back.

Image/Sentiment: Gina Penny Black-Lazy Days/Spellbinders Many Words; Hero Arts-Polka Dot Vase Bouquet; Whipper Snapper Designs Haagen-Daz Bear

Cardstock:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White; Stampin' Up Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive; Taylored Expressions Mini Slimline Base; Vellum; American Crafts Summer Cold Treats/Swimsuit

Ink:  Simon Says Stamp Intense  Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Stampin' Up Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon; Glossy Accents; Orange Flower; Yellow Enamel Dots; Birch Press Designs Sweet Die and Backer; The Ton Couture Cuts Double Stitched Circle




Monday, May 3, 2021

Thank You Sweet Friend


This is my One Plus Twelve card, my fifth month of 2021!  This was the brainchild of Kelly and she asked Jeanette and me to join her in this challenge in 2019. We are to use just one stamp, to make a card every month and post on the 3rd of each month.  It was so much fun that the three of decided to continue for our third year and pick a new image to use.

For 2021, I picked a Gina K Designs set called Thankful Greenery.  I think this set is so pretty and I can see in my mind many ways that I can use this image.  Plus--I will have 12 thank you cards at the end of the year!

For this month's card, I embossed the image with my clear embossing powder.  I embossed on the green panel for a tone on tone look--and I love the shiny look.  I decided to not color the leaves and flowers this month.  I layered the image on an embossed panel in which I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Wedding Suite.  The sentiment is from the same set and is cut with a banner from Gina K's Master Layouts 3. Some pearls and a strip of green grosgrain ribbon are the final touch!



Here is the inside of my card:



Please be sure to check out the other One plus Twelve cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog. I am sure you will enjoy checking out what stamp set each of them picked for 2021 and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card and that you might too! Be sure to check back every month on the 3rd to see our cards!

Image/Sentiment: Gina K Designs Thankful Greenery

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Garden Green, Certainly Celery

Ink: Versamark; Clear Embossing Powder

Accessories:  Green Grosgrain Ribbon; Cuttlebug Wedding Suite Embossing Folder; Gina K Designs Master Layouts 3; White Pearls




Saturday, May 1, 2021

I'll Stick With You!



This fun card was made with a mini card kit that I recently received.  The cactus images and funny puns are from the Hero Arts Cactus Animals stamp set and just make me smile!  I colored 2 of images with my Copic Sketch Markers. They were already die cut--sweet!  I added some MFT Wonky Stitched Circles behind each of the turtles and a strip of Pool Party ribbon.  I think this is a fun card.



Here is the inside of my card:




I really like this card and I hope you like it too!

Image/Sentiment: Hero Arts Cactus Animals

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight; Cactus Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Stampin' Up Pool Party Ribbon; MFT-My Favorite Thing Wonky Stitched Circles




Friday, April 30, 2021

It's A Hug!



This fun card is using the new Trinity Stamps Folded Hugs Stamp Set along with the Sending Hugs die--I love this combo!  AND--the sentiment is so true!  I stamped the image and colored the corners with my Copic Sketch Markers. I then die cut the word Hug three times with ROY--Red, Orange and Yellow!  The background is an embossing folder from Stampin' Up called Falling Petals.  
 I think this is a fun card.



Here is the inside of my card, with a strip of washi tape:




I really like this card and I know the recipient will like it too!

Image/Sentiment: Trinity Stamps Folded Hug-Sending Hugs Die

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Stampin' Up Falling Petals Embossing Folder




Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Scratch My Back



Today is the day I am posting my card for our Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 81st month of de-stash and we are into our 5th year of our challenges.  

The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased.  The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group. Each person in the group creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash!  The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired.  It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be.  And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces.

Shelly posted our April challenge--Kiss Your Mate Day is April 28th. Lets make cards showing a kissing couple, a couple in love, even love for a pet!

I picked a fun image from Whipper Snapper Designs called Scratch My Back.  I colored the fun image with my Copic Sketch Markers. I then die cut the image with Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 and added a layer of Early Espresso with another die from the same set.   The background is a Stampin' Up embossing folder called Hammered Metal--looks like giraffe spots!  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips set.    I added some Studio Katia Clear Drops for the final touch!



Here is the inside of my card, with a strip of washi tape:




If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards in the next few days. There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here.  We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSAPR.  You might see many cards there if you do a search.  They probably will be posted today or in the next few days.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For May, I am up for our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create then!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Scratch My Back/Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips

Cardstock:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Ink:  
Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Gina K Master Layouts 2; Stampin' Up Hammered Metal Embossing Folder;  Copic Sketch Markers; 




Monday, April 26, 2021

Easter Gnome


Here is another card for my new monthly challenge for 2021--At Home With Gnomes. Each month I will create a card using one of my many gnome images.  I did miss posting a card for March, so this is my second one for April.  Now I am caught up!

For this card, I picked one of my gnome stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs called Easter Gnome. Isn't this a sweet gnome?  I colored this cute image with my Copic Sketch Markers. I cut the image with a Whimsy Stamps Stitched Rectangle die and layered it with a pink panel.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The patterned paper is from Bella Blvd Simply Spring called Hippity Hop. Some pink 
ribbon is the final touch!  I think this is a fun card.



Here is the inside of my card, with the backside of the same pattered paper:




I am sure I have more than enough gnome images to use a different one each month.  I will be back in May and will show you another gnome, so stay tuned!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Designs Easter Gnome/Taylored Expressions Easter Sentiment

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride; Bella Blvd Simply Spring-Hippity Hop Patterned Paper

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Whimsy Stamps Stitched Rectangles; Pink Ribbon




Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sealed With Love


This card is a fun mini-slimline card that I made with some sweet Taylored Expressions products.   I first decided the use a Taylored Expressions Mini-Slim Square Window Die.  I sponged a polka dot stencil with various colors of blue Taylored Expressions ink cubes and my TE Blender Brushes.  I then used the window die.  The stamp set is also a Taylored Expressions called Snail Mail and I picked two of the cute images along with a cute sentiment.   I colored the images with my Copic Sketch Markers and tucked them behind the windows!  I think this is a fun card, with a teal and blue theme!



Here is the inside of my card:




I hope you too like this fun mini-slimline card!

Image/Sentiment: Taylored Expressions Snail Mail

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay; Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black; Taylored Expressions Ink Cubes

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Taylored Expressions Mini-slim Square Window Die, Blender Brushes




Saturday, April 24, 2021

At Home With Gnomes!


Here is another card for my new monthly challenge for 2021--At Home With Gnomes. Each month I will create a card using one of my many gnome images.  I did miss posting a card for March, so this is my is my first one for April.  My second one will be on Monday, so I will be caught up!

For this card, I picked one of my newer gnome stamp sets from Maker Forte and The Hedgehog Hollow called Soring Gnomes.  I colored this cute Easter image with my Copic Sketch Markers. I cut the image with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle die and layered it with pink circle cut from the same set.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set--there are another of cute images and spring sentiments. The patterned paper is from Echo Park Paper I Love Spring-May Flowers.   Some yellow enamel dots are 
the final touch!  I think this is a fun card.



Here is the inside of my card:



I am sure I have more than enough gnome images to use a different one each month. I do have another card in two days.  Then-I will be back in May and will show you another gnome, so stay tuned!

Image/Sentiment:  Maker Forte-The Hedgehog Hollow Spring Gnomes

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo; Echo Park Paper I Love Spring-May Flowers

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circles; Yellow Enamel Dots; 




Thursday, April 22, 2021

Double Duty-Avery Elle


Here we go.  This is month #4 of another challenge for the trio of stampers—Barb, Jeanette and Kelly!  This is our 7th challenge that the three of us are doing together! This was a thought that I had in the middle of the night, similar to what Kelly has had in the past.  Plus, it is a bit of offshoot of our Stamp What Challenge! This one is called Double Duty!

 


Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For April, the company that I picked was Avery Elle. They really have some sweet images, many different varieties and many have coordinating dies.  I picked the cute floral set Spring Bouquet--and it has a matching die set!    I love the image and coordinating sentiments!

     





For both cards, I colored the bouquet with my Copic Sketch Markers.   I also decided I would use an embossing folder on both cards, as the second part of the Double Duty!  I also embossed the words "Wishing You A" on black cardstock and added a different sentiment on each of the two cards.


For my first card, I embossed the background cardstock with my Stampin' Up Tufted Embossing Folder--one of my favorite folders!  I die cut the image and then picked the sentiment Wishing You a Speedy Recovery.  I then added mini-pearls where each of the diamonds met and love the final result!




For my second card, I also die cut the image and added some linen thread around the bouquet.  The embossing folder is also from Stampin' Up called Polka Dot.    This time I added some yellow enamel dots for this Birthday card!



I had a number of Double Duty elements on these cards.  I used the same image and coordinating die, Copic Sketch Markers and an embossing folder.

Here is the inside of both cards:



I hope you enjoyed my card for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog-they may post today or tomorrow, so be sure to check back.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card. Unity is the company we will use in May, so be sure to check back to see how we double up and make two cards on the 22nd!

Image/Sentiment:  Avery Elle Spring Bouquet Stamp and Coordinating Dies

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Polka Dots and Tufted Embossing Folders, Mini White Pearls; Yellow Enamel Dots; Linen Thread; Copic Sketch Markers; 




Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Body Parts Highlighted-Slimming Stripes!



Today is the third Wednesday of the month and this is my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 of us, Kelly, Jeanette and me, are back with another challenge for April, our 48th month!  That means this month is the start of year #5 for us--WOW!



Kelly provided the challenge for us this month: Body Parts!Last year, I had news that I needed  medical hip surgery.  Although I was bummed, I turned that frown upside down by thinking - let's make the best of it and have some fun with body parts!  Sometimes they bend and breakor need to be repaired.   Good thing we have an entire rest of our bodies to lean on!  

Your challenge this month is to create a card using a (as in one, SINGLE) body part. You may chose any stamp company/image you like but it can only show one body part. And because we're creative and often use the rule of 3's, let's take it up a notch!  Your body part can only be on 1/3 of the card!  The other 2/3 of the space you can use however you like, or not at all, and use whatever papers, EF, techniques, etc., you like. You may also include one sentiment. Think outside the box, get as creative as you like and most of all, have fun - now let's get Ready, Set, GO!


Hummmmmmmmmmmmm.  Another great challenge that had me thinking!   I knew I had a Santa image sticking out of a chimney, but I did not want to highlight a butt as the body part!   I then thought of this cut witch image from Endless Creations-a local company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. So--here are legs as a body part!    I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers.   I paper pieced her skirt with some Memories for Life Frightful & Furry patterned paper--vertical stripes are very slimming!  The background is a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Spiderweb.  The sentiment is from a Paper Pumpkin kit, but not sure of the name.  I did not meet the requirement of the image only taking 1/3 of my card--visualize a mini slimline and then it works!  




Here is the inside of my card, with the same slimming stripes!



Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card. I am  up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in May.

Image/Sentiment:  Endless Creations Witch's Feet/Sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Heritage Makers Our Memories For Life Frightful & Furry Patterned Paper

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Copic Sketch Markers; Black Enamel Dot; Cuttlebug Spiderweb Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up Circle punches