TGIFC108 - Sketch Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! I'm back today with the latest TGIF Challenges project. We have the wonderful sketch you see below to work with this week.

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I pulled out a retiring stamp set that I hadn't used yet, and some of the new In Colors for 2017-2019. Aren't those colors amazing? I love how rich and vibrant all of the new In Colors are.

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Vertical Garden Friendship Cards

Hello and welcome back! Tonight I'm sharing a few more cards I made with the Vertical Garden stamp set. The set was designed to go with a kit, but it's also great on it's own. There are some big and bold greetings included in the set. Each greeting is two steps, the first is the main greeting and the second is a shadow image.

I made my card base using Basic Gray Cardstock. Then, I cut a layer of Smoky Slate word patterned paper and adhered it to the card front at an angle. I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and sponged on Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay inks using a piece of Stampin' Sponge. I dropped some water on the background using my Aqua Painter, let it set for a minute and then blotted it up with a facial tissue. I love this water drop affect! I stamped the main greeting image in Basic Black ink, and stamped the shadow in Smoky Slate ink. I adhered that piece to the card base, also at an angle.

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OSAT Blog Hop - Clean and Simple

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the May One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop, and our theme this month is "clean and simple". You might have just arrived from Jennifer Hill, and I know you enjoyed her amazing projects.

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I decided to make a set of cards today, and used the lovely Chase Your Dreams Stamp Set. The images of the buildings in this set are beautifully illustrated, so I thought they would be perfect suited for our clean and simple theme.

Friendship cards featuring the Chase Your Dreams set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop.

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TGIFC105 - 2nd Birthday Party!

Hello and welcome back! I'm back again with TGIF Challenges this week to help celebrate our 2nd birthday!

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I haven't been on the team for very long, but even before I was I followed them each week and enjoyed all of the inspiring creations they made. I'm so happy to help celebrate their 2nd Anniversary this week. We went with a party theme...for obvious reasons!

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Fancy Friday - Artwork Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Erica's blog, and I'm sure you loved her fun project! Our challenge this week is an "art challenge", and our creative assignment was to make a project without words or greetings on the outside, featuring only art.

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TGIFC104 - Polka Dot Theme

Hello and welcome back! It's time for a polka-dot theme challenge over at TGIF Challenges #104. One of my favorite polka-dot tools from Stampin' Up is retiring soon, the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, so I decided to give it some love today. And, I used one of my favorite techniques as well.

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Happy Easter!

Hello! I just wanted to sneak in here today to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I have a couple of cards to celebrate the holiday to share with you today.

I colored the background with Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party inks and my aqua painters onto Shimmer White Cardstock. I also stamped and watercolored the bunnies in Early Espresso. The eggs were stamped in Basic Gray and watercolored in pastel colors. You can see the color combo I used below.

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OSAT Blog Hop - Flower Power

Hello, and welcome back! It's time for the April One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop. This month our theme is "flower power", so get ready to see bunches of pretty projects. (See what I did there?!)

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I decided to use the Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set, but to use the smaller flower and the stem of leaves. I've made a card and a gift bag to share today.

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Fancy Friday - Step It Up

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Becky's blog, and I'm sure you loved her project! Make sure you welcome her back to our team!

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