28.5.15

A Dream, Father

Hello Crafty friends!
I have another fun and easy card to share that I've made using some FUN Frantic Stamper Dies and a set of Dream themed Stickers....
For the current SCS Challenge # F4A275 - Honor Thy Father. I can only dream of having my Grandfather back again. He raised me and he was my Universe. This card is to honor his Legacy.

DREAM CARD RECIPE
The craft dies and canvas stickers do most of the work here. Ive added bling and sponged the stickers to bring the colors together and give depth!

Stamps: None
Paper: Heavy textured CS, Graphic 45 -Grammar School
Paper Size: 5x6
Ink: Brilliance Archival Pigment - Coffee Bean
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Precision Dies; 9-Spot Stitched grid FRA-DIE-09439 ; Stitched Bracket Edger FRA-DIE-09404; Dream word FRA-DIE-09431; American Girl Stars Border Punch, Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder, Paper House Canvas Stickers, Rhinestones
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
 Frantic Stamper Precision Die - 9-Spot Stitched grid (cuts stitched grid only)     Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Stitched Bracket EdgerFrantic Stamper Precision Die - Dream

There are so many wonderful themed precision dies at Frantic Stamper Inc., - with more fabulous ones on the way for next release. You must check them out HERE
 
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Thanks for looking and Happy Creating!
America

27.5.15

Its a Blue Birthday!

Its a Multi-layered kind of a Blue Birthday - made with Sue Wilson's Fabulous Dies
Fabulous Blue Birthday CARD RECIPE
Don't you just love the great dimension that can be achieved by simply layering these gorgeous dies? Somehow the fabulous designs all magically compliment one another and that's what makes them so special. Sue has thought of everything! Pure brilliance and I cant get enough! :) Hope You'll give them a try too!

Stamps used; NONE
Ink; NONE
Paper; White Heavy CS, MM Blues
Accessories; CE/SW Configurations Lattice Arched Adornment Die, Expressions Happy Birthday Die, California Beverly Hills Collection die, Caribbean Islands collection Background Die, SW Embossing Folder, Recollections Flourish Bling, Ribbons

Configurations Lattice Arched Adornment DieFestive Collection


You'll LOVE the NEW Creative Expressions Spring 2015 Release too!  Be sure to check them out HERE. To see all the Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson, check out the amazing Collections categorized HERE.
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Find them at Ecstacy Crafts
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More fabulous Shops offering Sue Wilson's Products;
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I'd also like to enter my card into the following Challenges;
Clear It Out - Girls Stash: Die Cuts, Punches
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist: Add Some Texture
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes 

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes Family Friendly
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 Thanks for stopping by today.  It's my hope to have inspired your creativity! :)  
America

26.5.15

In the Kitchen, House Mouse Challenge, Blog Candy Winner

Eeek! I've been MIA from blogland for way too long! 
To make it up to you, I'll be having BLOG CANDY and 5 new projects  to show you over the next few days. So stay tuned...

Hope you've had a lovely Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.  It's an especially meaningful day as we remember and pay tribute to our Nation's Fallen Military Heroes and all the sacrifices they and their families endure.   "Honor. Courage. Selflessness. Those values lived in the hearts of everyday heroes who risked everything for our freedom"! 

For now, are you hungry?? Cuz this week, at HMFMC, Our Super Talented Teamie; Dorte Kvist, is hosting and has chosen the theme; "In the Kitchen" for
Challenge #HMFMC195, found HERE,  This is my take;
"In the Kitchen" CARD RECIPE
Stamps: House-Mouse Designs, Stampendous! "Mix it Up!" Cling Stamp
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black Paper: White CS, Kicthen themed DP, MM textured Green
Techniques"  Dry Embossing, Paper Tole, Layering Accessories: Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson -Scandinavian Collection - OsloConfigurations Dainty Lace Edger and Pierced Flags. Corner punch (for layered corners), Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Adhesive (for dimension)
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 These are the CE/SW dies used here;
Festive CollectionFestive Collection

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Have you seen Sue's NEW Spring 2015 Release? 
If not, CLICK HERE and check them out!
You'll LOVE these amazing dies!!!
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Find them at Ecstacy Crafts
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More fabulous Shops offering Sue Wilson's Products;
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FOR LOADS OF IDEAS AND INSPIRATION FROM SUE WILSON herself, check out this "Crafting My Style" Creative Expressions You Tube Video Channel!
Follow Me on YouTube


If you played along with us on Challenge HMFMC195, THANK YOU. Please be sure to check the HMFMC Blog to see if you are a winner. 
 Help spread the FUN!! Post our HMFMC Button and link it back to us!
If you are Jeanne/Penny627,  then you have WON my Blog Candy!  Congrats! Please email me within one week to claim this prize!


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I'd also like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch #399 
Clear It Out - Die Cuts, Punches (this corner punch of mine rarely gets taken out for use)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C287
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist: Add Some Texture 
 Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes, optional Tag
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I so love hearing from you!  
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20.5.15

As You Graduate...

It's GRADUATION TIME! Here is one of my favorite Graduation Quotes:
'Graduation is only a concept.  In real life -every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.'
 ~Arie Pencovici

~As you Graduate ~ Card Recipe
Stamps: ODBD - As You Graduate Set
Ink: Graphite Black
Paper: The Paper Company Cool Metallic Ruby Jewel, White CS, Gray CS
Accessories:  Frantic Stamper Precision Die Star Card Panel; Creative Expressions Pierced Flags dies by Sue Wilson, Cuttlebug Mini-Stars EF, Gray Satin Ribbon, Silver Pearls
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

The FRA-DIE-09412 Stars Card Panel die makes this great background.  Not only do you get this fun background that's perfect for so many themes, but you also get the mini stars that cut out of it. How awesome is that??  The front stars on the card were cut with Spellbinders Dies and given texture with the Mini Stars Cuttlebug embossing folders then layered for dimension.
 Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Star Card panel
This FUN Frantic Stamper Precision die can be found at; Frantic Stamper Inc., 
 
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The sentiment Panel was cut with the CE Pierced Flags Die by Sue Wilson, found here.
http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/diesbysuewilson/frame&tags/piercedflags/index.php
You'll LOVE the Creative Expressions dies!!!
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Find them at Ecstacy Crafts
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More fabulous Shops offering Sue Wilson's Products;
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Id like to also enter this Card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
 Little Red Wagon
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Red, White, and, or Blue w/ribbon 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes Family Friendly 

Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
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Thanks for stopping by today.  I love hearing from you and hope to have inspired you!
America

18.5.15

Hello Summer, BLOG CANDY

Welcome back!  
I have a Summer Hello as my mid-way Reminder for the current "Summer Fun" challenge #HMFMC194, at HMFMC.  Check it out for loads of DT inspiration and join the fun for y0ur chance to win great prizes, including the Blog Candy pictured below.
 Here is my * Summer Fun * take with a Happy Hoppers flying his kite...
* Hello Summer * CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Stampabilities, Happy Hoppers, "Gone with the wind" #HMPR1806
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White CS, Paper Studio Blue & Making Memories Red
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Precision Dies; Bracket labels In-Betweens FRA-DIE-09436 and Bubble Border FRA-DIE-09505; I added punched layers to the Sticker Sentiment (from Michael's) , String Bling (also from Michael's Floral Section), Sizzix Bubble EF
Techniques"  Dry Embossing, Paper Tole, Layering
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These are the FS Precision Dies Ive used. The bubbles border was cut multiple times in different colors for the background look here. Aren't these versatile and so FUN?? 
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Bracket Labels In-Betweens (set of 5 dies)Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Bubble Border
You can get find them at Frantic Stamper Inc.,
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http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/
We have amazing sponsored prizes up for grabs at HMFMC.  I am including this pictured BLOG CANDY (includes bag full of charms, a Stampa Rosa, House-Mouse Designs stamp "Jalapeno Peppers". #90M, from the year 1999 (very rare stamp), and a Spellbinders "Simplicity" Embossing Folder) . This CANDY along with the others amazing prizes that will go out to those LUCKY players who enter a House-Mouse project HERE. The Challenge #HMFMC194 theme is Summer FUN, but we also have the "Anything Goes" option too, so join the House-Mouse FUN for your chance to WIN!  Hurry, it ends this Saturday.

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I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges
Allsorts Challenge Blog - No Squares Allowed 
Crafting From the Heart  -  Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion  - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
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TFL  Happy Creating!
America

17.5.15

Majestic Butterfly

Happy Sunday Crafters! 
I've created a Butterfly card using the new and-oh-so-fabulous Creative Expressions Majestic Monarch Butterfly Craft Die by Sue Wilson. I love it for its beautiful lines Have you seen Sue's incredible NEW Spring Release?  If not, do yourself a favor and go check it out the gorgeous craft dies HERE.
CARD RECIPE
Brand NEW craft dies from the Creative Expressions Spring Release. I'm totally addicted to Sue Wilson's gorgeous collections. All dies are quite elegant and seem to coordinate beautifully - so design combinations are endless.  

Stamps: none
Paper: DP, White, Black CS
Paper Size: 5x8
Ink: none
Accessories: Creative Expressions Portugese Collection Background and Lisbon Dies, Finishing Touches Majestic Butterfly and Expressions 'Just A Note' Dies by Sue Wilson, SW Textures-Scored Lines Embossing Folder, Green and white ribbons, Bling

Techniques:  Dry Embossing
      
  
 Combined, matted and, or layered, these dies work so well together. I LOVE the intricate designs and LOVE the versatility. You'll LOVE them too! :)
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Other Direct LINKS to more Shops offering Sue Wilson's Products;

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I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
SCS- Featured Stamper -  Challenge - Fs493 - Naomi W.
We're to choose a project of hers to CASE. I chose this colorful Butterfly card HERE;
Allsorts - No squares allowed 
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings 
Scrappers Delights  -  Always anything goes 
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Thanks for stopping. I so love hearing from you! :)
America

15.5.15

A Floral Thanks with Newly Released CE Craft Dies by Sue Wilson

Have you seen the New Creative Expressions Spring Release by Sue Wilson?  Her new Craft-Die Collections are incredibly gorgeous. Check them out HERE. For loads of inspiration, visit Sue Wilson's Blog "Particiape In Craft" HERE -  you'll be WOW-ed by her gorgeous samples.  Sue also demonstrates how to create elegant Cards at the Creative Expressions "Crafting My Style" You Tube Video Channel HERE

You will want these gorgeous sets for your collection too!  I'm absolutely addicted and here is my first card using the New Canadian Background for my Floral Thanks;
I love the Daisies in this Gorgeous 2 part Background (die comes in 2 separate parts for loads of layering loveliness) and has beautiful piercing all around. The vertical "Thanks" sentiment is just so beautiful with all those fab swirls!

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: None
Paper: DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack DP, White Heavy CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: none
Accessories: Creative Expressions Canadian Collection Background and Expressions "Thanks" Dies by Sue Wilson, Cuttlebug Daisy Embossing Folder, Pink Tulle, Pink Rhinestones, and a Silver Rhinestone Flower Brad
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
   
 Really, the possibilities with these fantastic Dies are endless. They look so elegant and delicate, yet cut intricate designs well and coordinate beautifully. Hope you'll give these a try.  Sue Wilson's other die Collections can be seen HERE:
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Find Sue Wilson's products at Ecstacy Crafts
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HERE are other Direct LINKS to Shop Sites offering Sue Wilson Products;
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Hope to have inspired you today. I love hearing from you! 
Happy Creating!  :) 
America

ODBD - May Release Reminder

Hello and welcome back! Have you seen the fabulous May Releases at ODBD?  If not, CHECK them out HERE!   I've got 2 sample cards to share - using these lovely May sets. 

First Sample; Put God first, and you'll never be last.
The lovely ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern Die was used for the background - cut down to create a smaller rectangle shape to hold my sentiment here. The DP is also by ODBD - "Blushig Rose Collection", surrounding pearls really make it stand out.  This rose border and edge were punched out with a lg EK Success edge Punch. Pink Tulle, adhesives pearls, a wedding Pearl brad and some MS glitter finish off the sparkly look. The sentiment is part of the newly released, mega gorgeous, Belles Vignes stamp set.
VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56 BELLES VIGNES - H607

Other Products used: MM Sky Blue CS and Black textured CS, Creative Expressions/SW Embossing Folder, Recollections Silver half pearls, wired baby blue ribbon.
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My next sample PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
Featuring the same ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern Die for the background, and combined with the "Aster Flower" Dies  and "Fancy Foliage" dies. The Stamps used here are from the Belles Vignes stamp set. (for the sentiment and the faint Glorious Green flourish background).
VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES - CSBD56   ASTER DIES - CSBD57 FANCY FOLIAGE DIES - CSBD33BELLES VIGNES - H607
Aren't these does awesome? I have a thing for layers and there are Lots of Layers on this card for dimension. Other Products used: MM Sky Blue CS and Black textured CS, Creative Expressions/SW Embossing Folder, Recollections Silver half pearls, wired baby blue ribbon.

For more on these May Releases, please be sure to check out the ODBD Blog. You're sure to be inspired by the amazing DT's gorgeous REMINDER makes HERE: 
Lori *  Julie *  Sandee *  Dawn *  Cathy *  Amy *  America (that's me!)Wanda 
 Our Daily Bread designs 
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I'd also like to enter into these cards following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cut or Punch 
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Thanks for stopping. I so love hearing from you! :)
America