27.7.15

A Visit to the Vet for House-Mouse and A Friend, Challenge HMFMC199

Come join the great FUN at HMFMC this week! 
The theme for Lorraine's challenge HMFMC199 is "A House-Mouse and a Friend". There are fabulous sponsored prizes up for grabs too! So don't miss out! Here is my take with a Mouse and his little friends going for a visit to the VET....
I stamped with TWO separate stamps to create this little visit to the Vet Clinic scene. :)

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampabilities House-Mouse Designs" wooden rubber stamp called "Pet CLinic" HMTR1014 from the year 1997, featuring Amanda, Mudpie, Muzzy, Maxwell and Friends.AND,  a Stampendous! "Reptile Walk" Cling Rubber Stamp.  Sentiment (brand unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper; DP, White CS, MM Blue CS and Bazzill Brown CS
Accessories: Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson (See Below)
Techniques: Sponging, Dry Embossing, Layering
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This HMFMC Challenge is very proudly Sponsored by 2 Amazing Sponsors

http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Also Proudly Sponsored by... 
 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
  Winner will get a $15 surprise package of embellishments of Judy's choice.

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DIES I'VE USED; 

 Festive Collection   Festive Collection   Festive Collection  
Festive Collection  
Hope you'll give these fabulous Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson a try! 
 
Also, be sure to check out Sue's amazing BLOG; Participate In Craft, HERE 
 
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
 
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes 
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Card Mania -Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' - boys and their toys
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Without Words -  Blue & Brown
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 Always PROUDLY DESIGNING for...

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 Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!  :)
America

25.7.15

3 Thank You Cards, featuring Sue Wilson's Craft Dies

Hello Folks! Im back with a set of three thank you cads that Ive created using some of the fabulous Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson ....

Thank You Card 1
Card Recipe
Stamps: Inkadinkado Sentiment
Paper: Cream CS, Metallic Dark Gray CS, Michael's $1 Section set of cards (bought for the pattern on the paper then cut out portions of that pattern for my design)
Paper Size: 4.5 x 5.5
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
Accessories: Adhesive Pearls, Satin Off-White Ribbon, Creative Expressions dies designed by Sue Wilson; Canadian Collection Montreal Die Set, Finishing Touches Classic Foldover Flowers
Techniques: Layering
     
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Just wanted to say THANKS, Card 2
Card Recipe
Stamps: Inkadinkado Sentiment (?) I previously stamped a bunch and placed them all in a plastic holder - all unorganized, so now not sure of sentiment brand. LOL!
Paper: Cream CS, Metallic Dark Gray CS, Michael's $1 Section set of cards (bought for thepattern on the paper then cut out portions of that pattern for my design).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Adhesive Pearls, Satin Off-White Ribbon, Creative Expressions Canadian Collection Toronto Die Set designed by Sue Wilson
Techniques: Layering, Sponging
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Thanks, You're the Best!, Card 3
Card Recipe
Stamps: Inkadinkado Sentiment (?) I previously stamped a bunch and placed them all in a plastic holder - all unorganized, so now not sure of sentiment brand. LOL!
Paper: Cream CS, Metallic Dark Gray CS, Michael's $1 Section set of cards (bought for thepattern on the paper then cut out portions of that pattern for my design)
Paper Size: 4.5 x 5.5
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Adhesive Pearls, Satin Off-White Ribbon, Creative Expressions Canadian Collection Vancouver Die Set designed by Sue Wilson; Beaded Fanfare Sue Wilson Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering


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Hope you'll give these fabulous Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson a try! 
 
Also, be sure to check out Sue's amazing BLOG; Participate In Craft, HERE 
 
 
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
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Aren't these Sue Wilson Craft dies amazing?  They are coordinate together and are interchangeable. It was fun to use these and to think it all started with inspiration from a $1 pack of Summer Aqua patterned card set from Michael's $1 section. :) Fit perfectly with today's Inspirational Beach House theme Challenge over as SCS.

I'd also like to enter these cards into the following Fun Challenges;
Crazy 4 Challenges -Make It Royal (Use Royal Colours or Images) (mine is Blue)
Bloggers – The Letter B (mine is Blues)
Brown Sugar –  No. 156 - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - No. 122 - Bling Bling
Simply Papercraft - No. 9 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - No. 116  - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - #5 Anything Goes 
Crafty Ribbons - #124 Anything Goes
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America

23.7.15

French Window created with Sue Wilson's Craft Dies

Hello Crafters. Sorry I've been MIA lately.  It's been a really busy Summer with our family.  Hope you're enjoying a happy and lovely Summer too!  I was able to sneak in some crafty time to create this French Window Card. It's an idea that's been floating around in my head, so I wanted to try it using Sue Wilson's fabulously detailed dies for an ornate, French look.... 
this is my result...

The red color you see inside the window is only a red CS panel that is also embossed, though you cant see it in the photograph here.  For the Top and Bottom ornate parts of the window, I've used the lovely Lattice Arched Adornments from the Configurations Collection.  The shutters were made by cutting the Finishing Touches Classic Foldover Flower die-cuts in half and adhering those cuts to the window sides.  The background Brick embossed look was made by layering two embossed panels side by side. The darker lines within the brick were made by brayering the Embossing Folder with gray ink prior to running it through the Grand Calibur to Emboss.  It could still use a sentiment, but I will hold that part off until I need it. :)

Window CARD RECIPE
Stamps; NONE
Ink; Marvy Matchables Gray Ink
Paper; The Paper Studio Off-White and dark Gray Shimmery CS
Accessories; Paper Studio Brick Embossing Folder, Adhesive Pearls, Creative Expressions dies by Sue Wilson; Finishing Touches Classic Foldover Flowers, Configurations Collection Lattice Arched Adornment die, Canadian Collection Background die, Sue Wilson Embossing Folder.
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering

     
Hope you'll give these fabulous Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson a try! 
 
Also, be sure to check out Sue's amazing BLOG; Participate In Craft, HERE 
 
 
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to have inspired you. I Love hearing from you!
America

17.7.15

ODBD July Release Reminder

Hello Crafters. It's such an exciting week in my home with 3 of my 4 kids having Birthdays this week. Not they are not triplets, and not it wasnt planned this way. Just a happy coincidence. :)  It's almost like Christmas around here this time of year. LOL!  

I'm back today to remind you about July's fabulous Release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  If you havent seen ODBD's NEW sets, you should check them out HERE.
Proud Design Team Member for ODBD
I've created another two samples to show off these fabulous sets.  
My FIRST CARD
A Window Scene
CARD RECIPE
I have used ONE ODBD tiny shutter custom die to make THREE separate things on this card; 1-the Window Shutters, 2-the Window Blinds inside the window and 3-Those tiny flowers. Isn't it great to have such versatility?  The window blinds were made with three separate cuts lined side-by-side. The Flowers were made by folding the cut shutters in half on their long side and rolling each into a flower with a little wet glue on the edge to adhere. Flowers are then pressed to shape and sponged. (you could also cut the folded flower edges for different floral shapes too!)
 WINDOW SHUTTER & AWNING - CSBD96WELCOMING WINDOW - CSBD94FANCY FOLIAGE DIES - CSBD33VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56 HOME SWEET HOME - HCS41 (CLEAR STAMPS)
Sue Wilson has a great YouTube Video tutorial for making these type of rolled flowers, if you'd like to check it out to give  it a try, see it HERE.

Stamps: ODBD - Home Sweet Home
Ink; Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper; Religious DP, Cream CS, Acetate (for glass window look)
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Floral Pattern Custom Dies, Brick Embossing Folder by Paper Studio and Textured Score Lines Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, Adhesive Pearls
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SECOND CARD
May Angels Guard You Wings

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: ODBD Angels Descending
Ink; Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper; Religious "Live By Faith" DP by Paper House, Cream CS
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Floral Pattern Custom Dies, Floral Roll Bling, Martha Stewart Glitter, Hat Pin, Pearl Beads, Wings Charm, Ribbon

ANGELS DESCENDING - H632   https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/csbd56-vintage-flourish-pattern-dies.html
BE SURE TO GO check out ODBD DT's gorgeous samples using these July Sets sets. You'll be inspired too!
Cathy * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy * Lori Loretta * America (that's me)* Sabrina
Thanks for looking and Happy Creating!  :)
America

13.7.15

Ruff, House-Mouse Challenge HMFMC198

Hello crafty Friends! I've got a Mid-Way reminder card that Ive created for the current House-Mouse challenge over HMFMC!  Check it out HERE, it's a fun sketch for you to try! I hope you will give it a go 'cuz there are great Sponsored prizes too! Here is my take (sketch flipped), with a Doggy themed House-Mouse card design;
 
House-Mouse Challenge Blog
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampa Rosa, House-Mouse Designs "Are We There Yet?" #295, Design of the Month - January 1999 and featuring Maxwell, Monica and Amanda.
INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Studio G Dye inks (for sponging), COPICS
PAPER: White CS, MM Yellow, DP
ACCESSORIES:  CE/SW Finishing Touches Collection Classic Foldover Flower die;  and Creative Expressions Paw Print Lattice Embossing Folder- also by Sue Wilson, EK Success Paw Print Border Punch, Sequin Confetti, Rhinestones, Ribbon

This is the CE/SW Finishing Touches Collection Classic Foldover Flower die that Ive used here as panels under my ribbons. This is a great die that can be used as window shutters, as borders, or as gorgeous flowers its intended to make. Give it a try, you're sure to love it too! 
 
Check out the Entire Creative Expressions Die Collections by Sue Wilson
For more inspiration, check out Sue's amazing Participate In Craft Blog HERE 
For visual tutorials watch Sue on the fabulous  CE YouTube Channel HERE
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW

http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges;
Stamping Sensations - Feature a creature
Simon says Wednesday- Furry friends
Crazy4challenges -  One or more critters
Bunny Zoe June -  furry friends
Crafts galore -  Use a stamp
Use your stuff - Anything goes
Not just cards -  Anything goes  
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 Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R)
I hope you can join the House-Mouse FUN.
I love hearing from you and hope to have inspired you today. 
Thanks for looking!
America

12.7.15

Inspired Wall Art with Sue Wilson's Lattice Lace Dies




https://www.softsurroundings.com/P/Valere_Triptych_Panel/

CARD RECIPE
This was a very simple design,  with the gorgeous striplet doing all the work!
Stamps: None
Paper: Bazzill Textured CS, Cream Heavy CS
Paper Size: 7x7
Ink: None
Accessories: Creative Expressions Striplets Collection Lattice and Lace Die by Sue Wilson, Gold Pearl Button, Tulle, adhesive pearls
  http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/detail.php?pid=CED1610
Hope you'll give these fabulous Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson a try! For more inspiration, check out Sue's amazing Participate In Craft Blog HERE 
WATCH the fabulous  CE YouTube Channel HERE
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/productcatalogue/index.php?tid=3808&pbid=TYPE&lev=2&did=APRIL%202015%20RELEASE%20CRAFT%20DIES%20BY%20SW
http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/search.asp?keyword=sue+wilson&search=

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I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges; 
Art by Miran 36 - Anything goes
Use your stuff 200 - Anything goes 
Not just cards 22 - Anything goes  
Sister act 114 - Anything goes
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Thanks for looking!
America