Yesterday’s Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers was Anne Harada.  I cased this card of hers for the Featured Stamper challenge as well as the current JustRite Stampers challenge. I kept the top part of her card as a layout and the butterflies. I switched the blue with pink and her gorgeous lace (didn’t have double sided lace like that) with Crochet Lace topped with Organdy Ribbon.

I stamped two butterfly images from the new Botanical Butterflies set two times each in Embossing Ink on Natural White cardstock and embossed them with clear embossing powder. The images were cut and embossed with a Classic Square Nestabilities die and two images were sponged with Spun Sugar, two with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The squares were stitched to pieces of Canyon Brown Cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with a Eyelet Square Nestabilities die.

A 4 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ piece of MME Lost & Found 2 Blush Patterned paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Natural White cardstock. Crochet Lace was adhered over the center horizontally before the four butterfly squares were adhered with dimensionals. Ivory Ogandy Ribbon was tied over the lace and topped with a button, tied on with cream embroidery floss.

A sentiment from Fleur De Lis Label 20 was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress ink on a piece of Natural White cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with a Blossom Tags & Accent die. The inner part of the die cut was sponged lightly with Frayed Burlap ink. It was adhered to the lower left butterfly square.  Two Baby Bling pearls were added to the sentiment and parts of a Finesse Pearl Swirl were added above the sentiment and above the ribbon bow.

The card base was cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die. The layers were adhered to the card base.

You still have time to participate in the JustRiteStampers challenge. You have to create a Thank you card and add a link to the JustRite Stampers blog before Wednesday evening. You can win stamp sets if your card get chosen as a winner!

The card also works for this month Inspiration Emporium Challenge. We are to use our favorite tool! Besides my sewing machine, I LOVE my Nestabilities dies and my Blending tool. Sponging with the Blending tool and Craft mat create such gorgeous results! I have one blending tool for each color group so I don’t have to change the foam everytime I sponge.

Don’t they look pretty on four Craft Spinners put together? I hope you try out the challenges! JustRiteStampers will give away stamp sets, Inspiration Emporium a $50 gift certificate for the store. So what are you waiting for! Get your stamp on!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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This month challenge at Inspiration Emporium is to use metal somewhere on your project. You have all month to make a project for that challenge and link it to the challenge blog entry.

The card I created for last weeks Way to Use it challenge on Splitcoast works for that. The WTC was to use staples on your card. I used an image I had colored with Copic Markers during the CHA Super show. I can’t remember the colors I used nor do I know what the patterned paper is that I used for her dress. I had walked around and begged for a small piece of paper that I could use to dress her up.

The image is from MFT’s Sunflower Girl. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut out with Classic Oval Nestabilities, layered on a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with a Classic Scallop Oval Nestabilities die and the edges of the oval were paper pierced. The image was masked, the background covered with Cloud dies cut with the Cloud Die-namic die and airbrushed with Copic Marker B02.

The sketch for this card was from last weeks MFT sketch challenge.  The paper used for this card is from the Echo Park Walk in the Park paper pack. The lower white piece of cardstock had been embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder.

The staples were added with Tim’s tiny attacher.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. You have all September to do so and you may win a $50 shopping spree if you win.

Have a wonderful day!
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I have some exciting news to share with you.  Julie asked me to be Flourishes Limelight Designer for the month of May. You probably all know that I love Flourishes stamps. I was honored that I was asked and of course said yes right away!

Every Sunday this month I will show you part of a card I created with Flourishes stamps and you can see the entire project on the Flourishes Blog.

For my first card I chose to highlight a sentiment from the new set Motherly Love.

The heart was created out of cardboard from a box I got in the mail. I have seen painted cardboard on several blogs the last few weeks/months and had to try it out myself. It fits this month Inspiration Emporium challenge: Re-Purposing Packaging. You have the whole month of May to design a project for that challenge, post it on your blog and add a link to the Challenge post  on the Inspiration Journal.

Please check the Flourishes Blog post for a view of the entire card and the rest of the information for this card.

Have a wonderful Sunday!
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Remember the new challenge by Inspiration Emporium? You still have time to make something with Fragments and enter it.  Here is the other card I created for this challenge.

chose another image from Flourishes Spring is Sprung set. I just LOVE that set. I stamped the bird nest in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Nest: E41, E42, E43, E44   Eggs: BG000, BG01, BG02   Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17   Branch: E23, E25, E27, E29   Sky: B12, B000, B0000).

I cut the image to the size of my square and rectangle fragments and adhered the pieces to the fragments with Glossy Accents. One the adhesive dried, I adhered the fragment pieces to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with a Lacey Square Nestabilities die.

 

The image layers were adhered to a Diamond Fold card base created out of a 4″ x 12″ piece of October Afternoon Weathervane paper. I created a tutorial for it, but that won’t be published until the end of May. It’s pretty easy though. Score your strip at 2″ and 10″. Mark the center of the strip on each side and fold the paper down and back up.

The 2″ x 4″ panels were stitched to a 2 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ piece of black cardstock, then adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with a Curved Rectangle Nestabilities dies. A doily was cut and half and a half was adhered on each panel.

 

A sentiment from the Spring is Sprung was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the retired Five in one Tag die from Spellbinders. The center of the tag was colored with Copic Marker BG000. The tag attached to the card with the White May Arts Organdy Ribbon that was used to tie the card shut.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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This is one of the cards I made for the new Inspiration Emporium Challenge, which is to use fragments on your project.

For this sample I used a round fragment (which are unfortunately retired), stamped an image from Tim’s Urban Chic stamp set in Jet Black Archival ink and let it dry. Next I turned it over and added paint from Adirondack Acrylic Paint Aqua, Red Pepper and Sunset Orange. Once that was dry I used it as focal point of my card.

 

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The corners were rounded and the card front was embossed with Cuttlebug’s Brocade Embossing folder.

A 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Playground Echo Park paper as adhered over a piece of black cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with the new Rectangle Lattice Nestabilities. It was adhered to the lower half of the card base. White organdy Ribbon was tied around the strip and a Muse Token was attached to the ribbon with iridescent curling ribbon.

I hope you have time to play. You could win a $50 shopping spree at Inspiration Emporium.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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One of my favorite stores is starting to hold a monthly challenge. And guess what? The winner will receive a $50 shopping spree in the store? How awesome is that? This first challenge will run all April and is a Way to use it challenge.

We are challenged to use Tim Holtz Fragments. Okay…who is guilty of having bought that product and having left it sit in a drawer, shelf, closet? I did…I think I used them just a couple of times. This challenge was perfect for me. So far I made two projects that I will share later, but give you a peek of now.

My first card is a CAS card that came together in literally 20 minutes. That never happens when I make card.

For this sample I used a round fragment, stamped an image from Tim’s Urban Chic stamp set in Jet Black Archival ink and let it dry. Next I turned it over and added paint from Adirondack Acrylic Paint Aqua, Red Pepper and Sunset Orange. Once that was dry I used it as focal point of my card.

This card gave me the confidence to use the fragments in another card. The fragments are really not scary and fun to use. I knew I wanted to create a faux tile look for my next sample.

 

I chose another image from Flourishes Spring is Sprung set. I just LOVE that set. I stamped the bird nest in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Nest: E41, E42, E43, E44   Eggs: BG000, BG01, BG02   Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17   Branch: E23, E25, E27, E29   Sky: B12, B000, B0000).

I cut the image to the size of my square and rectangle fragments and adhered the pieces to the fragments with Glossy Accents. One the adhesive dried, I adhered the fragment pieces to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with a Lacey Square Nestabilities die.

I hope that gave you  a little bit of inspiration on how to use the fragments. You can also adhere printed images underneath as I did on my Vintage Mitten project or just a sentiment like I did in for card.

Have fun with it! I hope you play. $50 shopping spree is a pretty SWEET prize. Have a wonderful day!
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