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Stamping Bella | Thanksgiving Oddball

Hello There,

I’m on my way to Pennsylvania to visit with family but before I head out, I wanted to wish all my crafty friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! On that note, I’ve got one more Thanksgiving card to share with you using Stamping Bella’s Thanksgiving Oddball. Here’s the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished card:

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She is so cute – I love her crazy hair!

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I’m wearing leggings so I’m covered!

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back to start the Christmas series soon! xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 11 | Escaping Ghosts!

Hello there,

Happy Halloween! Today is going be another double video day as I’m now totally out of time. First I’ve got this jar of escaping ghosts for you. I used the Lawn Fawn How you Bean stamp set for the jar elements, the candy corn add-on for the sentiment and spooktacular for those cute little ghosts. I thought it’d be fun to have them escaping out of that loose jar lid.

Here is how I put it together:

And here are your close-ups:

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I used Intense Black ink to stamp out those ghosts – remember if you’re going to stamp on vellum like I did, you need to heat set it so it doesn’t smear. Alternatively, you could also just heat emboss them.

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Since the ghosts on the outside are so busy, I kept the inside simple with just a matching stripe of the background paper.

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How many ghosts do you think you could fit in a jar?

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · Simon Says Stamp

13 Days of Halloween – Day 5 | 3 Frightful Fun Cards

Hello,

My goodness, I am running so far behind (story of my life lately). I’m going to have to double up on some days to get all 13 in before the end of the month!! Today I’ve got 3 cards for you using the new Simon Says Stamp Frightfully Fun set. I really love all the sentiments especially the punny ones for the skeleton. Here is the video of what I came up with :

And of course, here are your still shots:

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Love these dancing skeletons – this such a fun image to work with.

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and I can’t get enough of those punny sentiments.

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Prismacolors: 935, 289, 122, 918, 912

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I had so much fun using my copics to color this and am really pleased with how that woodgrain came out. I want to learn more about copic coloring…if only there was more time in the day…

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More punny goodness.

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Copics: Y32, E13, E15, E18, N0, N4, R20, YG25, Y35, YR04, YR07

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Since I figure a lot of you purchased the Halloween Card Kit I thought I’d add in some of the papers and ephemera with this one.

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This is why I always save scraps (or rather my excuse for saving all of them, lol) this was the perfect way to finish off the inside panel.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards. xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · Interactive Cards

13 Days of Halloween – Day 4 | I’m BATS about you

Hello there,

I’ve been working all weekend on projects for this Halloween series and am in love with how this card came out. It’s been in my head for a few days so I was really happy to get it down on paper and that it turned out as I was planning. Here is the video of how it came together…

Here are some stills of the finished card:

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Doesn’t that look like a cave full of bats! This is the first time I’ve colored in a background around stamped images and I’m for sure doing more of that.

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Here is a close up of that little cutie! you can see how that colored pencil (though not necessary) gives just that little bit of extra.

Prismacolors: 1054, 289, 1013

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With the front being so busy I kept the inside simple, but couldn’t resist adding a little pop of orange washi tape.

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Here is that rip strip in action:

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Hope I was able to give you some inspiration for your next project! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS August Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Helloooooo!

I’m so happy to be back and sharing my SSS August 10 Cards, 1 Kit video…better late than never right ?!? I absolutely loved this stamp set. The flowers are gorgeous and it was full of so many different little sentiments to really make the cards your own. Here is the first half of what I came up with:

And here are some close-up photos of the finished cards:

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That jar of flowers is just such a sweet image and really pops next to the black and white of the script paper and sentiments.

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For the inside, I stamped the jar image using Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Ink. This is a nice light ink so it will be very easy to write over if necessary.

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Stamping Ink for all Copic coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copics: RV63, RV66, R35, R43, YG45, YG25, BG10

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Cutting out those detailed fences was time-consuming, but so worth it in the end.

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That poppy was my favorite flower out of all of them. I was so happy with the inside of this card, I considered trying to do the same partial coloring idea for the outside of a card (and still might!)

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Copics: R17, YR07, RV66, RV63, YG45, YG25

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I’m such a sucker for a rainbow – I literally love one on anything. This card makes me so happy 🙂

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Every rainbow needs some gold at the end – this one has some gold washi.

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Rainbows, hearts, and clouds – I’m dating myself here but I just keep thinking “Care Bear Stare” when I look at it.

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This wreath is just a gorgeous stamp. I really wanted some single flowers and leaves to color and add all the way around the ring. Though I’m not sure I would have wanted to fussy cut all of them!

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I was thinking of maybe adding one more flower to the wreath so I fussy cut it out but it didn’t look quite right. Luckily I was able to add it to the inside panel.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Prismacolors: 1002, 923, 122, 912, 913, 989, 988

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I was channeling some sort of flower shop with this card or maybe the inside of a potting shed. The variety of flowers in this set was amazing and I really enjoyed coloring these stamps.

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The contrast of that minty fresh and the tangy orange card stock is one of my favorite combinations.

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Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black

Prismacolors: 934, 1008, 1009, 1063, 1051, 912, 913, 989, 988, 929, 994, 928, 1013, 1014, 916, 942, 1012, 122, 923, 945, 1032, 118, 1033, 920, 992, 911, 1002

As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards…Part 2 coming soon! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Love From Lizi July 2018 Card Kit

Hello there,

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! Mine was cards, cards, cards – I completed the planning, filming, editing, voiceover (and now blog post) all in one weekend which I think is a record for me! I was just having so much fun I didn’t want to stop. Lucky for me I don’t have to because my SSS July kit came in the mail yesterday, lol. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to start devouring that one.

As you know I’ve been eyeing the Love From Lizi Kits for quite some time now and was thrilled when they invited me to be a guest designer this month. I really enjoyed using all the stuff in the kit and there is probably enough leftover to make 10 more cards. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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The sand was such a great addition to the embellishment bag – it gave some fantastic texture to this scene. Isn’t that frog adorable?

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Ain’t that the truth?!? I am a beach girl and very much looking forward to my trip to Myrtle Beach this October!

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This card is my favorite. I LOVE that background stamp and was really pleased with how the coloring turned out.

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I love a punny sentiment.

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Zig Colors: 69, 21; 75, 72, 64; 94, 900, 901; 42, 49

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So cute! I love those little guys and the dimension of the decoupage is fantastic. I added the little wooden ship wheel under the puppy’s paws to make it look like he is steering.

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s to spell out “you and me” so the full sentiment reads “By the sea, you and me.” I thought the font matched the thinner portion of the sentiment on the front really well.

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The photos don’t do this paper justice – it’s super sparkly and just gorgeous. I had originally planned to have 3 cones with the sentiment, but that background paper was so busy I decided on adding just one. I added some white cardstock behind that pink ice cream die cut to make it a strawberry/vanilla swirl.

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I used an old paper pumpkin stamp set to add this “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then added in some slots for a gift card.

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I was so disappointed when I saw the sand had shifted in front of those seashells. I thought I had figured it out!! Stay tuned, I’m going to sit down with this again and see if I can come up with a fix for you.

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Again, I love that punny sentiment and how about that gorgeous starfish paper? It was my favorite of the kit!

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This guy is too fun. I thought that frog was just adorable so I used him on quite a few cards. Here I’ve got him floating in the pool using a mini wobbler.

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Yes, indeed it is.

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This is my second favorite card of the kit. It took quite a bit of time to make but it was well worth it to have those doors open to reveal that lounging frog!

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Since the front was so detailed, I kept the inside super simple.

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This card will probably go to my niece – she loves the beach just as much as I do and will love all those little guys chilling in their beach chairs.

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Love that cat sleeping along the border there.

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This is a tie with the earlier stamped background card as my favorite. I love the subtle stamping for the beach and couldn’t be happier with how my ‘waves’ turned out.

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Since I used the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink to dye the texture paste, I decided to continue that color on the inside.

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Again with the frogs – just too cute. I will probably send this to my nephew, I think He’ll get a kick out of them.

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Love that little guy splashing down in the inner-tube.

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This kit is already sold out, but you can still get the decoupage pages and a few of the other items on the Love From Lizzie website. I’ve linked what is available for you below.

As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Let me know which was your favorite in the comments!


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS Mother’s Day Card Kit ( Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I’ve got 5 Mother’s Day cards to share with you today – better late than never I guess, and for you last minute crafters and those of you who won’t see your mom until later hopefully I’ve given you some ideas you can use. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups photos for you:

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I love those florals – they can be used for Mothers day cards but would also be great for sympathy, birthday or even just a card to say hello.

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I could rave about this stamp set for days (and might!) The sentiments are incredible and can be combined to create so many different sayings.

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This was by far my favorite – SSS if you’re reading, more stamp sets like this please!

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The Prismacolors I used on the flowers are: 289, 1013, 940, 989, 912, 109

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I thought those florals are so beautiful you can make a great card just by stamping the outlines. I stamped the flower using Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen and the leaves using Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.

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If you’re looking for a natural paper – this MFT Primitive White is fantastic!

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So simple, but again possibly my favorite! That pink and white stripe is just so sweet.

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I wish this insulation pink would photograph better – it always looks a bit warmer in the photos then it actually is. It is a beautiful cool pink shade and it matches this pattern paper beautifully!

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I hope you can see the dimension of the layered mom cutouts – it doesn’t take long to stack them and it does make a difference.

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Peach Bellini is another of my favorite cardstock of mine – it has more of a blush tone in person, less yellow than it looks in the photo.

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This card is tied for my favorite – I love the gold accent around honeycomb pattern and the larger and smaller lilies together mimic the idea of mother and child.

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Again – just the most beautiful sentiment!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish all the mom’s out there a very special Mother’s Day – I hope your families spoil you. You deserve it!

xoxo, Sarah