Masculine Circles

The challenge over at Seize the Birthday is “Circles”. I pulled out YNS Scribble Fun to make this card. I love this large Happy Birthday sentiment on cards.

My grandson turned eleven and I have made him many football birthday cards. This year I wanted to make him a little something different.

I used gumdrop green card stock and ink from MFT.

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Tuesday Throwdown Shaker Card

The challenge this week over at Tuesday Throwdown is to make a shaker card. So for me this is a real challenge. I haven’t made many shaker cards because I dislike all those little bits you put into the shaker (much the same reason that I don’t care for glitter). So here is my attempt for this week’s challenge:

I somewhat cased this card from somewhere in cyber land. The stamps and sentiment are from Verve Stamps and everything else is from my stash.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

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Owls

Our street was a dead end when we moved into our home 40 years ago. There were five houses on our street and at the end was a wooded area. At night we would hear an owl and it was so soothing when you turned over in bed in the middle of the night. We never got to see him but we certainly heard him. Then twelve years ago, new construction came in and a 55+ community took down our precious woods, and our friendly owl left.

The challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week is Owl about me. Here is my card:

All products used are from Gina K Designs (Friends til the end stamp set) and the owl was colored with copics.

In addition to Little Red Wagon, I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner – Harvest Colors
Creative Moments – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes

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Watercolors

I keep trying the whole watercolor thing and I have to admit I really don’t enjoy it except when it comes out OK, which is not very often. Most of the time it is because I get muddied results. I’ve learned a few techniques watching videos. Wet the watercolor paper, don’t wet the watercolor paper, use a wet brush and wet the paper, it goes on and on. But just like everything in our craft, practice makes perfect.

The challenge this week over at Tuesday Throwdown is to use watercolors. Here is my card:

I used Distress Inks for the watercolor background, wilted violet, salty ocean, peacock feathers and pickled raspberry. Then using the same distress inks I water colored the yarn. The sentiment was embossed with fine detail silver embossing powder. The stamps are from Sugar Pea Designs. I fussy cut them and popped them up with foam for more interest. And I must say I DO LIKE how this turned out.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenge:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – Anything Goes

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Using Kraft Cardstock (Color)

Hello my friends, today’s card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Seize the Birthday to use KRAFT.

I used one of my favorite stamps from Power Poppy for this one. I stamped the image with Versa Mark, embossed with white fine detail embossing powder, and colored it  using Prisma Color Pencils (I have the 24 set and that is sufficient for me).

I would like to also like to participate in the challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges (birthday).

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Red Red and More Red

This card was inspired by the challenge over at Little Red Wagon – What’s Red All Over (I will be participating in this challenge).

The digital image and sentiment are from Digi Stamp Boutique, papers are from my stash, heart edge punch is from Martha Stewart. The card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

I would also like to participate in Dragonfly Dreams (fully loaded).

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Cute Little Monsters

Finishing up the Halloween Cards! Boxes have been shipped to Send A Smile 4 Kids and now I need to make cards for the grands.

For this card I used Die Cuts from MFT for the fishtails, the monsters, die cuts and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs called Monster Mash, the papers are from my stash.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas – Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown – Spooktacular

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Pumpkins

This is my second post today. Stamps of Life came out with a new fold-it card in the shape of a pumpkin. When I saw it I just had to have it. I have been creating all sorts of shaped pumpkin cards for the kids at SAS4KIDS.  This pumpkin is made into a Halloween Card.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Come and Get It – Add a pumpkin
Cupcake Inspiration – Color challenge

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Outline Stickers

I purchased a kit from Krazy Kreations because I wanted to try out coloring with copics on glitter paper. I really enjoyed it. The glitter paper is quite expensive and I have read on some blogs and reviews that you can ruin your copics by coloring on glitter paper. I tried it anyway and I figure I can always replace the nibs if they get too worn out.  Here is the card:

I adhered the shoes, broom and stars to the glitter paper, colored them with copics and then fussy cut them out.  So what I learned from purchasing this kit is that I still love, love, love outline stickers, I can’t spend that much money for glitter paper, and using microfine glitter and burnishing it in and all that business is just too, too messy for this card maker.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle Challenge – Black and Purple
Dragonfly Journeys – #103 Orange and Black
A Gem of A Challenge – Spots Stripes or Halloween
All Sorts Challenge – Halloween

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Halloween Fun

Cards In Envy’s current challenge is Let’s Dress Up (Halloween Costumes). My stack of Halloween Cards will be added to the box of cards from other card makers and mailed tomorrow to the hospitals that I currently ship for SAS4KIDS.

This stamp set and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash), I also used a die from Stamps of Life (Pumpkin Fold It) to create the pumpkin background. The papers are from my stash. Copics were used to color the monsters.

In addition to Cards In Envy I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Stinkin Inking – Monthly challenge – Monster Mash
Crafting By Designs – Weekly challenge – Halloween
Crafty Calendar – Monthly challenge – Halloween

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