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The Card Concept #61

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cc61-lovely-dayWe have a beautiful inspiration piece over at The Card Concept this week and it was hard for me to narrow down which elements I wanted to use.  No surprise, the team has created some really pretty projects and you are going to have fun with this one!

I chose to use one of my favorite flowers from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped on Canson Watercolor paper using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink and then colored using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.  The pretty mint typewrite inspired the Mint Macaron card base.  I cut image layer using Stitched Rectangled from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and comes from the Lovely set by Ellen Hutson (Essentials by Ellen).  Finally the little details.  I added some lace trim and gold thread (hard to see in the picture) to keep with the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch.  I also colored this for Kathy Racoosin’s Thirty Day Coloring Challenge….a great way to motivate yourself to color just a little every day!

Just a reminder that this is my second post of the day.  Please check my card for Freshly Made Sketches as well. I hope you enjoy this and that you are having a great week.  See you soon!

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Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Lovely (Essentials by Ellen – Ellen Hutson); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry), WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, Mint Macaron (SU); Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Dimensionals, Lace Trim (SU ret), Gold Metallic Thread (SU), Green Pearl (Paper Pumpkin by SU)

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CTS #181 – Day Filled with Sunshine

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CTS#181 - Day Filled with SunshineI have  fun card to share with you today!  I have been trying to play along with the 30-day Coloring Challenge again.  I miss some days but I like that I think about taking time (even just a few minutes) to color….just because.  It also pushes me to look for inspiration and find some fun challenges in which to play.  I was able to do just that for this card.  I started using the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge for the week as my sketch and also decided to join the Simon Wednesday Challenge.  The sketch is a wonderfully clean one that I hope I didn’t stretch too far.  The Simon challenge is to create a scene with a focus on Newton’s Nook stamps.

I used the adorable stamp set Newton’s Day Dream to create this little scene.  As usual for all cat things, my cat muse is my sweet little calico Kate.  I think in her perfect world she would nap with all these fun things flying about.  Or so she tells me when she tried to sneak outside and is caught.  *smile*  I colored using my Zig Clean Color Pens in the following colors:IMG_3591I really do love coloring with these pens so much!!  I cut the image panel out using my Wonky Stitches die to add a little more fun detail.  Just a quick post today.  I hope you have a lovely Saturday filled with sunshine.

CTS_181Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Newton’s Day Dream (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor Paper, Basic Black(SU); Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O Detailer, Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangles (MFT), Dimensionals

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CTS#155 – Ombre Feathers

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CTS#155 - Ombre Feathers

Happy weekend to you!!  I hope you are having a great one!  I had a little time to stamp yesterday and I wanted to join in some fun challenges.  First, I saw an incredibly cool sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I decided to combine it with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use Ombre in your card.


I had the feathers out on my desk still from the FMS Challenge this week so that was my starting place.  Instead of using the stamp set that coordinates, I only used the Fancy Feathers Dies (Lil’ Inker Designs) and cut a couple out of Fabriano Watercolor Paper.  Then using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry (sounds like a tasty summer treat, doesn’t it?!), I colored to create a graduated ombre look to the feathers.  After they were dry, I spritzed on a little water to add to the look.  For the sentiment I went in reverse and inked up the watercolor paper first (same colors) and then cut it out with a little bonus die that I got from Taylored Expressions with an order….love the size and font on this one!  Then on to the sketch.  I found this one intriguing but challenging.  I thought this curved stitched die from the Border Builders set (Lil’ Inker Designs) did a pretty good job of approximating the sketch so I cut some more watercolor paper with it and put in on a Tangerine Tango (SU) card base.  Finally I added the White Perfect Accents (backs removed) to finish.

Well, off to see what the weekend holds.  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

wednesdayblog-logoInk:  Tim Holtz Distress (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry); Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Tangerine Tango (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Feathers Dies (LID), Border Builders Dies (LID), Joy Die (TE), Zig Water Pen, Dimensionals, White Perfect Accents (SU)

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CTS#151 – My Friend

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CTS#151 - Butterflies

I had some time to stamp last week and thought I would give the latest sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch a go.  All the circles were a little daunting at first but then I found my butterfly stamp from Garden in Bloom.  It works perfectly.  Using my handy dandy Misti, I was able to line these up just by moving the card stock in fixed intervals.  Worked pretty well!  The butterflies are stamped first using Pool Party and then the outlines were stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.  I cut the panel using  the Stitched Rectangles die from Simon Says Stamp and added the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays set Mon Ami.  I added a black background panel and some black sequins from the Metallics Sequins pack.

CTS_151Hope you enjoy this one today.  There is still some time to give the sketch a go and you’ll be happy you did.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, have a great day!

Stamps:  Garden in Bloom, Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Ink: Pool Party, Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Metallic Sequins, MISTI

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CTS#146 – Cheers

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I got some extra time to stamp yesterday and thought it would be fun to join in at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I love the angle of the sentiment in the sketch and was looking through my stamps to see what would work well.  I got this awesome set called Twenty Fifteen as a bonus when I made an order from WPlus9.  The sentiments are so fun and I just love the triangles.  I layered and stamped the triangles using Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight ink and then stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow.  By happy accident, I found out that White Perfect Accents from SU can become clear by removing the backing….I love them as clear for this so that is what I did.  The panels were cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies from Simon Says Stamps.


I’ll be back tomorrow with our month Fancy Friday hop!  You won’t want to miss this one….my fancy friends are concocting some real treats for you!  *smile*  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow!

Stamp:  Twenty Fifteen (WPlus9) ; Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, White Perfect Accents

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CTS#29 – Thank you friend

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CTS#29 - Thank youJust a quick post for today!  We had a busy weekend here at the Timko house.  Went to a local strawberry festival (yum!) and hosted a laser tag birthday party for my oldest son.  Wow was it fun for the kids!!  The laser tag company brought everything to our house and we had 12 kids running amok in the yard for 2 hours.  There was an “adult only zone” on the deck where we could cheer them on and enjoy some adult beverages and company.  Perfect party all around!  Naturally I need thank you cards for the generous gifts of my son’s friends.  I started this morning with the idea of using some Epic Day Washi Tape and found a great sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  The fun sentiment and the watermark stamp are both from the Paper Pumpkin welcome kit.

cts29Ok…off to make lots more cards!  I hope that your week is off to a great start.  Mine promises to be really busy but in a great way.  My mom comes into town tomorrow for a week; the boys start swimming (along with the soccer that is still ongoing); I have club on Thursday night; and back on reserve Friday….whew!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge where Jen Mitchell has a great one for us!  Until then, thanks for stopping in.  See you tomorrow!

Stamps:  Hey There MPP Try It Kit; Paper:  Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Basic Gray; Accessories:  Epic Day Washi Tape, Linen Thread, Silver Basic Designer Buttons, Dimensionals

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CAS#18 – Happy Birthday

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CTS#18 - Meghan's birthdayBefore I start on details for the card, I want to talk a little about the new look for my blog.  For those of you who subscribe by email you may need to hop on over to the blog to see it.  When the Sent with Love Digital Kit came out, I had to get it of course.  My mom told me a while ago that while she liked the look of my blog that she did NOT like that the airplane was heading the wrong direction (down).  *smile*  With this new kit I am able to fix this.  YEA!!  So I would love to hear what you think about the header, signature block and shopping button.

Now on to the card.  We went a party this weekend for one of my older son’s friends from school.  So out came the Floral District DSP.  What is it about this paper that is so perfect for these cards for girls??  I think it is the bright happy colors and the prints that aren’t too frilly.  I found a great sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch  and it worked perfectly with this big sentiment from You’re Amazing.  I added a little Pool Party scallop and the button is from the Artisan Embellishments Kit.  I thought a few random pearls around the sentiment and one on the button were a nice final touch.

cts18Well, let me know your thoughts about the new look!  Hope you like it!  I will be back on Tuesday with a new card for SUO Challenges.  I can’t wait to show it to you!!  I appreciate you dropping in today.  Hope your weekend has been great!

Stamp:  You’re Amazing; Paper:  Floral District DSP, Whisper White, Rose Red, Pool Party; Ink:  Rose Red;  Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Rose Red Seam Binding

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Birthday Circles

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Well, it seems that I never got to post on Friday so I thought I’d better get on it today!!  My boys had Thursday and Friday off for teacher conferences so we have been running around and doing kid things all weekend.  I did, at least, get a short time to stamp because I needed a birthday card for a friend’s party.  I found a cute sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch that fit the bill perfectly.  I simply punched some circles out of my Brights Designer Paper Pack and arranged them on my Whisper White Paper.  Then I ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with my Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I put it on another layer for framing and popped it up on Dimensionals.  I added a button tied with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and a sentiment from Made For You.  Fun and quick!!

This sketch really is cute and I can see lots of ways to use it!  Sorry that I didn’t get the other post up.  I’ll just have to get it to you over the next couple of weeks instead.  Tomorrow I will be back with a fun new theme from SUO Challenges and Wednesday I am the sketch hostess for Freshly Made Sketches!  I hope to see you play along for both!  I have a tags and packaging class tomorrow and I’m so excited about getting together with my stampers!!  I’ll be posting those next week!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamp:  Made For You; Paper:  Brights Designer Paper Pack, Whisper White; Ink:  Real Red; Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Circle Punches (1-3/8″, 1-1/4″, 1″), Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Brights Button, Dimensionals


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