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Cowboy Up! - 2 Challenges

Happy Sunday! It is a beautiful day here in Wisconsin. I should be outside enjoying the weather but everyone else is outside so I snuck back inside for some peace & quiet and to make another card.
I made this card for sketch challenge SSS27 sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and challenge #16 - distressing at Bee Crafty blog.

Supplies:
Image & Sentiment from The Digi Shack Wild Asparagus Orange Stripes designer paper
Misc. brown, orange, blue card stock from my scrap bin White card stock - Georgia Pacific
Prismacolor pencils & OMS Ranger Distressed ink in Tea Dye
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip ink Sponge
Close to my Heart edge distressing tool Stampin' Up 3/4" cirlce punch
Stampin' Up star punch Close to my Heart hemp
Cuttlebug embossing folder Clear button
AC Cardstock card base
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DCT29 Things with Wings

Earlier this week, my daughter asked me if I was going to make her a special card for her birthday. I was planning on it, but now there are "expectations". The pressure is on....

When I was looking around for inspiration, I found the DCT29 challenge - Things with Wings. From there, I decided use Itty Bitty Betty butterfly from Pink Cat Studios. Since butterflies are always around flowers, I used my Cricut Wild Card cartridge to cut the card base into a flower shape. To make it a little more fun, I made it into a spinner card. What do you think? Is this suitably "special" for an eighth birthday?

Supplies:
Pink Cat Studios Itty Bitty Betty butterfly Stampin' Up Slumber Party designer paper Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink card stock Stampin' Up Pale Plum card stock White cardstock (Georgia Pacific) Cricut Plantin School Book cartridge (for the "8") Wild card cartridge for the card base Cuttlebug Spellbinders nestabilities Stampin' Up Markers & Soft Subtle…

Perk Up!

I had a little bit of free time today and decided to spend it making another card. Using 3 different patterns is a little bit out of my comfort zone, but I think it turned out. Thank you for looking!


Supplies:
Image and sentiment from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Stampin' Up Raspberry Tart designer paper
Stampin' Up Rose Red card stock
misc. white and black card stock
Stampin' Up Basic Black ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Stampin' Up Scalloped Edge punch
Black Sharpie Marker Silver prismapencil

2 Challenges!

When I saw the Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO109) yesterday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had the Doodle Aster stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff that I purchased during the summer and haven't used yet. Then I saw the dry embossing challenge at There She Goes Clear Stamps (TSG25). I couldn't wait to finish up with my day so I could get started. Since I had the complete idea in my head, it shouldn't take long, right??? Well, I finished work, picked up my daughter from school, helped with homework, worked out, folded laundry, made dinner, put laundry away, got my daughter to bed and then I finally had time to put my idea to paper. Easy peasy - HA! First I printed the stamp a few times, colored one, but it was too big to use for the sketch. No problem, printed it again in some smaller sizes and colored. I love that you can resize digital stamps. Anyhow, I somehow grabbed the wrong color red marker and had to do it again. Then because I was trying to hurry, the third atte…

Crazy 4 Challenges and Bigsby Mouse

Here is the 2nd card I was able to make today. It is for the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C7 challenge. I decided to pull out Bigsby Mouse once again. (Remember you can purchase him by emailing Karen at karenjohnson01@gmail.com . Cost: $5.00)
Supplies: Stampin' Up Dashing designer Paper Stampin' Up River Rock card stock Stampin' Up Markers and River Rock ink Blender pen Bigsby Mouse digital image by Karen Johnson Spellbinders Nestabilities DMC floss Heart buttons
Thank you for looking!

Artful Inkables challenge

Today I had time to make 2 cards. This is the first that I make for Artful Inkables challenge AIC05. Used the Cherry Kisses with Snowball digital image from Polly Craft. Not only is it adorable but is was a freebie a few weeks back. I also had to use my new Close to My Heart (CTMH) Jingle paper pack.
Supplies: Polly Craft Cherry Kisses with Snowball digi CTMH Jingle designer paper (that included the juniper ribbon used) CTMH Juniper card stock CTMH tulip ink EK Success snowflake punch Stampin' Up Perfect Ending "Joy" stamp Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen Xyron machine Prisma glitter on image and snow flakes Fun Flock Prismacolor pencils Spellbinders Nestabilities

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Exciting News! Introducing Bigsby Mouse

I have been so excited all week. Last weekend I was asked to make up a sample for a friend of a friend to use when she starts selling digital stamps. Right now she has just one, but boy is it a cute one. Meet Bigsby Mouse. You can have one of your very own to use by emailing Karen at karenjohnson01@gmail.com. Bigsby is $5.00
I liked Bigsby so much I made two samples. The supplies lists are below. 1st card - red background Stampin' Up Dashing Designer Paper Stampin' Up Real Red & River Rock card stock Stampin' Up Markers Stampin' Up River Rock & Real Red ink pads blender pen Misc. buttons DMC floss Papertray Holiday Treats stamp for sentiment Fun Flock Stampin' Up oval punches (small & large) 2nd card - cranberry background: Stampin' Up Holiday Thyme Designer Paper Stampin' Up Cardstock Stampin' Up Markers SakuraGelly Roll Clear Glitter pen Papertray Holiday Wishes stamp Silver swirl clip Ribbon 3 brads Spellbinders Nestabilities
I hope I start seeing Bigsby on so…

Quick Guy Card (SC249)

Today when I needed to send out a card for a friend's birthday, I realized that I had hardly any "guy" cards. I was lacking inspiration and had only about 20 minutes so I looked up last weeks sketch challenge on SplitCoastStampers.

I used SU Cutie Pie paper and CTMH It's Your Day stamp set. Also used So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, and Basic Black ink. It looked a little plain so I add the brads.

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I think my mojo is back!

I made this for my wedding anniversary. I know the sentiment is a little strange - but it makes sense if you know my hubbie.
I used Lindsay Weirich's cute digital coffee mug. Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog and her store.
I made the sentiment using WordArt (in MS Word) I used the RGB codes to match the CTMH paper.
All paper (except white base and brown) is from the CTMH Magic Moments pack.
The ribbon was a scrap in the bottom of my green ribbon container and the rickrack is from Martha Stewart.
I paper pieced the cup and saucer from the CTMH paper. Colored in the steam on the blue cup back. Accented with Gelly Roll clear glitter pen.
Thank you for looking!

2nd card for WCMD

I just love Mo Manning's images. After dinner I decided to make another card and used Mo's Bat Cat. A link to Mo's site, Digital Pencil Too, can be found on the side bar. I colored with Prisma pencils and OMS. I used a bit of a Gelly Roll green glitter pen on the eyes. I made the orange paper by typing in random Halloween related words in to Word and filling the page. I then sponged the white paper (with the words) with SU Pumpkin Pie ink. The rest of the paper was misc. colored paper that was in my stash. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders to give texture, sponged with SU Basic Black, and added the black brads. The moon was cut out of a piece in my scrap bin and sponged with Pumpkin Pie and then SU basic black ink.

Thank you for looking. Please leave me a comment.

Happy World Card Making Day & 1st post

This must be the best day for my first blog post. Happy World Card Making Day! I was really planning on being creative today but I woke up not feeling very well and the mojo was not working for me. I did manage to create one card using a beautiful digital stamp "End of Summer" by Mo Manning / Digital Pencil. (The link is available in the side bar) I colored her with prisma pencils and OMS. The beautiful paper is CTMH Amore. Well, I am going to shuffle off and have some tea. I hope my mojo returns and I will have more to post later this week end.