Stamp-peding My Way Through Life

I'm a "Dirty Girl"!

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I'm a Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen Design Team member!!  I was shocked when I was asked to join this amazing group of "Dirty Girls"! Still doing my Happy Dance! Each month we are given a theme to design from; this month was "Let's Go to the Hop".  As a DD member we can spin the theme to what works for us and design from there. We design six or more cards using our interpretation of the theme, I used Spring as my design element along with a few others!

Background stamp and butterfly die Impression Obsession, sentiment from Hero Arts and Marianne Crafts die.

Background stamp and butterfly die Impression Obsession, sentiment from Hero Arts and Marianne Crafts die.

The butterfly in the upper right corner has a mini action wobble under it which makes it flutter when the card is moved!

My next card uses the word HOPPY and a couple of cute bunnies!

Background stamp  and bunnies by Impression Obsession, Memory Box trees, sentiment Lawn Fawn and pierced tag from MFT.

Background stamp  and bunnies by Impression Obsession, Memory Box trees, sentiment Lawn Fawn and pierced tag from MFT.

My next card uses a Z fold technique; the stars POP out when the card is opened!

Stars and tag by MFT, sentiment from Hero Arts and DP by Authentique.

Stars and tag by MFT, sentiment from Hero Arts and DP by Authentique.

Next is a pretty sunflower card; when you open it the flower pot pops up!!

Sunflowers from Cheery Lynn, foliage Simon Says Stamp, postage stamp die MFT, sentiment Papertrey Ink.

Sunflowers from Cheery Lynn, foliage Simon Says Stamp, postage stamp die MFT, sentiment Papertrey Ink.

This is the first time I have used a "pop up" technique and I love it!!!

Sunflowers Simon Says Stamp and postage stamp die MFT, foliage Penny Black, flower pot Spellbinders and sentiment Papertrey Ink.

Sunflowers Simon Says Stamp and postage stamp die MFT, foliage Penny Black, flower pot Spellbinders and sentiment Papertrey Ink.

The spiral technique is a technique I saw on Pinterest and I incorporated into this baby card. The spiral doubles as a clothesline!

Party Banner from Lawn Fawn and baby carriage Frantic Stamper and MFT paper.  

Party Banner from Lawn Fawn and baby carriage Frantic Stamper and MFT paper.  

Baby clothes and sentiment from MFT, banner Cherry Lynn.

Baby clothes and sentiment from MFT, banner Cherry Lynn.

My last card is a wedding card with a heart that moves with the aid of a mini action wobble!

Spellbinders embossing folder, stitched hearts MFT, XOXO die Lawn Fawn, sentiment Hero Arts.

Spellbinders embossing folder, stitched hearts MFT, XOXO die Lawn Fawn, sentiment Hero Arts.

I had an absolute blast with this challenge! I tried techniques I have NEVER used before and that is exactly what a challenge is...for you to get creative! HOP on over to Splitcoaststampers.com, step out of your comfort zone and try one of the many challenges offered!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Mother's Day with Lawn Fawn

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Here's wishing everyone, moms, grandmoms, great-grandmoms and moms of all levels...Happy Mother's Day!!!

Here is an easy Mother's Day Card using Lawn Fawn products. With a change of sentiment this card could be for many occasions.

The flowers were made using the Flower Power die set and patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pad.

I created the opening using Zig Zag Circles and Scripty For You.

For more information take a look at this video!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

 

 

It's been awhile...

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Well, it has been a very long time since I last posted.  What can I say?  Life happens and the older you get the faster time seems to slip away.  Two weeks before Christmas, DH and I went fishing for 10 days on the sportfishing boat Excel! Had an amazing time fishing down the coast of Baja California; I caught my first Wahoo, Grouper, Yellowfin and a bunch of rock cod! 

We did not get home until December 22!! Oh my, won't do that again!  It was a bit of a "push" to get Christmas dinner together AND clean the house.  Never did get the tree up, lol!

Then off to CHA with Lawn Fawn...

It was a lot of work setting up the booth, decorating and helping with orders! My feet were tired to say the least...BUT it was fun!!!

Then DH had BOTH knees replaced, yup both!! He handled it very well and after about a week he was walking WITHOUT his walker. 

There were about 60 to 70 staples in each incision! As you can see I have had my hands full!

So, I hope to post more often but I am semi retired now, working at Lawn Fawn a couple days a weekj and if another fishing trip comes up, I'm gone!

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Give Thanks with Lawn Fawn!

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It's almost turkey day! Hope your turkey is thawing, all your grocery shopping is done (almost) and you will have time to (maybe) put your feet up!

I have been working at Lawn Fawn (I know...way too cool!) for the last few weeks and it is overwhelming! All their products, in one place, totally sensory overload! I get to see the NEW release weeks before and even get to play with it!  AND there is a special "something, something" for you on Black Friday, so hop on over to their blog and sign up for the newsletter to find out all about it!

My card starts with a top fold kraft card base. I cut a piece of paper from the perfectly plaid fall petite paper pack at an angle and adhered it to my card base.  I then cut a kraft piece with the same angle and embossed the edge with a die from the stitched borders die set, added it to the top of my card and sponged all edges with walnut ink.

The Fall leaves were cut using stitched leaves and small stitched leaves die sets from cardstock and paper from the perfectly plaid fall petite paper pack. On one of the leaves I heat embossed "give", from the thankful mice stamp set, in gold.

The scripty thanks was cut, 3 times, from dark brown cardstock and then stacked together for a more dimensional look. I added a natural cord bow and a few sequins to finish the card!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

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MFT Super Star Card Contest

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In case you missed it MFT is having a Super Star Card Contest with a GREAT prize package! When I saw the post for MFT's contest I thought this is just the inspiration for me to get designing again!

My first card uses MFT's Fall Foliage stamp and die set.  I added a sheet from the Tribal Prints paper pack onto an A2 top fold card base. I then added the Die-namics Striped Sentiment Strip Cover Up to my card front by applying glue to the edges of the die cut only. To add more dimension I like to stamp images onto patterned paper, in this case the same paper as my background. The foliage was stamped using MFT's Premium Dye Ink Cubes that I received in the Flashy Florals Card Kit. Love those colors, so Fall!

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The foliage was cut out with the coordinating die set and tucked into the background die cut. I added liquid pearls to the berry branches and a simple twine bow. 

The "thankful" die is from the Fresh Cut Flowers card kit and was cut from a sheet of Copper Sparkle Card Stock. For dimension the word was adhered to another die cut and then added to the card front. The simple sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and was embossed using copper embossing powder. I finished the card with a few sequins.

I cut the background for my next card from MFT's Off the Grid paper pack using the large background die from Die-namics Blueprints 27.  The background was added to my card base with foam tape.

I "made" my cake using Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Squares and Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles. The layers were cut from a pearlized card stock and I added silver liquid pearls to each scallop using a small stylus. With these two die sets you can make stacked cakes ANY size you need!!  I wrapped silver thread around the cake layer and added a simple bow.

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Happy Anniversary, from the Essential Sentiments stamp set, was stamped onto Translucent Vellum using VersaMark ink and silver embossing powder. The little silver hearts were left over from another project and were cut from Die-namics Blueprints 11. I added the sentiment strip to the card front with a spot of glue behind each heart!!  A sprinkle of dew drops finished the card.

My last card features the LJD Birthday Greetings stamp set. I covered an A2 card base with paper from the Sensational Stitched Flowers card kit! Love the kraft backgrounds in the pack!

The banners were cut out using the Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. The large brown banner was stamped using Arrow Ends Background Builder stamp and Black Licorice Hybrid Ink . My leaves were made using Die-namics Layered Leaves. The solid leaf was cut from a Cherry Adhesive-Backed Sheet and then colored using Distress Inks. The outline of the leaves were cut from a copper card stock.

Both sentiments were stamped with MFT Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and then the banners were added to the card front along with the leaves.

To finish the card a copper strip cut from Die-namics Blueprints 15 and two copper buttons were added. This makes a great masculine birthday card! 

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I'm Back!

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After a few months off from posting and paper crafting I'm finally back! What have I been up to? Well, I did a lot of canning from the over abundant crop of tomatoes and figs this year. I think the VERY hot weather here in So Cal is just what the tomatoes and figs needed. What did I do with all the bounty??? I made sauce and jam and then I canned all of it!! My canner was going full tilt for a few days.!

I tried a new recipe for my figs this year, Fig Jam with Orange Zest! A total "YUM" in my mouth! The recipe is from Preserving Italy by Domenica Marchetti. I know, I know you and I don''t need another preserving book BUT I love this book, great recipes; plus I took six books to the second hand store. I'm totally justified...in my mind, lol.

The tomato sauce recipe came from the book Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan!  Another great book that I have had on the shelf for awhile; plus it is for small batch preserving.

Even with all the canning I still had time to be in my craft room; it really needed cleaning and organizing!

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