Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tyler's Birthday Page

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Can't believe tiny, little baby that I carried around in the crook of my arm, is celebrating his 28th birthday. WHAT?! We all had a lot of fun partying with Tyler at one of his favorite places - Pizza Luce. Here is the layout:


It seemed only right to use a Stuck?! sketch, as they too are celebrating their 3rd anniversary.  I love this sketch as it allowed me to use up a bunch of old embellishments by tucking them behind the photo. (Great idea, Laura!) The papers are Party Time by Echo Park and were part of a kit from The Scrap Room. The gold stars were made using Inka Gold and a Winnie & Walter stencil (Big Bang Sci Fi). The title was made with Thickers and stamps by Winnie & Walter.

This page is entered in:
                                       
Hope you have fun with your celebration and can join in the fun at these challenges,
-june

Coffee Tag

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Hooray, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is ON! This is one of my favorite hops (and with the hundreds of cards Amy's event attracts - I'm not alone). Here is my first entry:


I recently purchase this "coffee" diecut by Verve Stamps. The leaves are diecuts by The Cat's Pajamas. The cup diecut is by Simon Says Stamp. The frame is by Simple Stories. The "to/from" die is by Winnie & Walter. The many pattern papers are by K. Marcella (Target).

This tag is entered in:
  • The "Gift It" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Lots of fun challenges out there, so grab your fall, coffee supplies and join it,
-june

Smile Coffee Card

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The weather is starting to turn a little cooler here in Minnesota. After a beastly hot summer, this is a welcome change. The lush green of summer is about to fade and the spectacular colors of fall are about to arrive. Perfect time to be making autumn cards (and always a good time to make them about coffee):


I recently got a few stamps sets from Papertrey Ink. I used two sets on the card - Heart 2 Heart (coffee cup) and Flower Fusion (vines). I was inspired by the mood photo on Nicole Heady's blog. The musical background is a Heidi Swapp stamp. The sentiment is Wet Paint by Papertrey Ink. I used Distress and Simon Says Stamp Dye inks. The panel was finished off with a scalloped frame die from WP9 and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

This card is entered in:
                    http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01b8d21d5346970c-pi
Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Warmest Wishes Card

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I recently got Memory Box's Winter Snowflakes stencil and Delicate Stitched Snowflakes dies and wanted to try them out. Here is my card, which was based on a sketch by My Favorite Things:


The background is Memory Box's Snowflakes stencil with Tumble Glass & Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks. I also blended the same Distress Inks (along with Blueprint Sketch) on another piece of white cardstock and die cut Memory Box's Stitched Snowflakes. I stamped the Neat & Tangled sentiment, then heat embossed it with clear powder and cut it with a circle die. The My Favorite Things' little girl & gifts from their Jiggle All The Way set was stamped with Simon Say Stamp black hybrid ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The Paper Studio pattern paper was die cut with Simon Say Stamp rectangle frame from their Bundle Of Stitched Shapes set. I adhered everything together and added clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

This card is entered in:
                    Stencilchallenge
                   

Sending you warm wishes too. Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vellum Pinecone Card

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I was so inspired by Julia Altermann's "Coloring on Vellum" video, I thought I'd give it a try using CAS-ual Friday stamps. Instead of coloring with Copic markers, however, I used metallic embossing powders. Here is my take:


I stamped CAS-ual Friday's Pinecone stamps with Versamark on vellum and heat embossed with WOW's Primary Pixie green, Zing's Metallic green and Ranger's Princess gold embossing powders. I added extra dimension by adhering the sloping, stitched white cardstock on top of the vellum. The vellum gives this card an illuminating kind of affect. It really has that wow factor. The sentiment is from the same CAS-ual Friday set and I angled it to match the slope. For extra bling, I added red gems. This card was also inspired by the color pallet at Your Next Stamp and peek-a-boo window from the mood photo from Time Out Challenges.

This card is entered in:
                     
                    ynscolor-48
                   

Thanks for stopping by,
-june





Sunday, September 18, 2016

Smile Card

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A quick and easy card today. It would be perfect for mass producing as Christmas cards.


I was inspired by Laurie Willison's beautiful card at Papertrey Ink. The "Smile" is Papertrey's Wet Paint diecut, which I cut from white cardstock and craft foam. The phrase is from Papertrey's Lighten Up sentiments set. I masked the area for the phrase, stamped Shimelle's sunburst in Versamark, heat embossed with Zing yellow powder and stamped the phrase in the masked area. Next this panel was diecut with Simon Says Stamps' Bundle Of Stitched Shapes to create the pretty stitched frame. To finish things, added the foam sentiment and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

This card is entered in:

Hope you found some inspiration here today,
-june

Movie Night Treat Bag

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My adventurous husband, Jeff, wanted to try his hand at papercrafting tonight. I showed him the challenges and turned him loose on my stash. He had a ball and made this delightful popcorn treat bag:



The letter stickers are by Elle's Studio. The popcorn and film reel diecuts are by Taylored Expressions, and the film strip is by Tim Holtz.  The layout is based on a sketch at MFT Card Challenges, and the style is all Jeff!

Here are the challenges Jeff has entered:
                   
-june (and Jeff!)