Saturday, July 18, 2015


Hi blog friends!  

Have you been playing in the Clean and Simple challenges over at Outlawz challenges????  There's a new one every Sunday!  

Last Sunday, the theme was fruit so I created this card for the challenge.  There will be a new one today.  Check it out when you can, these are fun challenges and there are some great prizes to win.

I used one of my all time favorite Repeat Impressions Stamps #504-L "Peaches" which I colored with Copic Markers then embossed.  The sentiment stamp is from "Handwritten Borders" from SSS.  .  Also used is a die from MFT Stitched Circle Frame  and mounted it against a Spellbinder doily die.  (Sorry, I don't know which one it is).  The focal image is mounted on a bg of Woodgrain paper from Ellen Hutson   .

I'm entering this card in CAS-Ual Fridays challenge "Embossing".  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Hi there blog friends!!!  

It's time for another challenge at The House That Stamps Built and this week it's an inspiration challenge with a surprise....there are two to choose from!  That's right, you can pick one or the other or BOTH and mix and match!  How fun!!! 

Here they are:

We hope you'll join the Rock Stars and join this challenge...lots of options here...go for it!  

I combined the two and here's my creation

I created the stars and stripes frame by masking.  I used RI Stamp #5111-H "Star Sil lg" to create the stars area and then masked the bottom portion into strips and sponged Distress Ink "Barn Door" between the strips of of masking.  I then cut it with a frame die.  I took the panel from the frame die and inked up a cloud embossing folder with light blue ink and then ran it through my Vagabond.  I then inserted it back into the center of the frame.  The balloons are colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut from RI Stamp# 9113-K "Hot Air Balloon" and #9116-N "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" and RI#9105-G "Thanks for the Lift".  All of these are from the Big Boys Toys Set.  

 Need some more ideas?  These ladies are true Rock Stars and wait until you see what they did with the inspiration.

                                Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Melissa - Patti J

Get all the "how to play along" details at The House.  I can't wait to see what you do with the inspiration ideas.  Thanks for stopping by!  


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