Saturday, July 13, 2024

Hot Mess - July 2024

It's the 13th of July, which means I was supposed to post my Hot Mess card yesterday, but I had a DT commitment on my blog yesterday so I'm a day late. 

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Terry, and I create cards for the Hot Mess Success challenge each month and share them on the 12th. 

It's Anything Goes - as long as there is something messy involved.

Last month, I ended up with an "extra" messy piece that I said I'd use at some point. You can find that blog post --> HERE.

I did decide to add some more mess to the piece, though. I took a disposable cup and pressed the cup into a Metallic Gold ink pad, gathering ink on the rim, which I then "stamped" randomly on my altered piece of paper. That didn't add enough for my liking, so I took another cup and added some dark gray ink.



Be sure to check out the other Hot Mess gals blogs, too, to see their cards (you'll be WOW'd!)... 



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Stamp/Die
: Pink Fresh Wonderful Sentiments stamped with Versafine Clair Morning Mist Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, FSJ Watermelon Fusion and Recollections Black CS and Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper

Messy Medium: Ken Oliver Powders (Lemon Yellow, Marigold, and Peony) and Inks (Encore Metallic Gold and Versafine Clair Morning Mist)

Dies: Unity Deckle and Stithes

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots

Friday, July 12, 2024

BK - Hummingbird Dies

Fridays are special days - who doesn't love TGIF, right? But here on my blog Fridays are also special because they are the day I get to post as a design team member for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

This week the design team's cards are featuring the newly released Hummingbird Die Set. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE.


Card #1 - Silhouette Hummingbirds

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps items used:

The Grove Stamp

Cloud Stencil


Card #2 - Single Hummingbird

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps items used:

Hummingbirds Stamp Set

Silhouette Birds on Branches Stamp Set

I Miss Your Face Stamp Set (sentiment)



Card #3 - Hummingbirds with Glitter Wings

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps items used:

Hummingbirds Stamp Set

The Grove Stamp


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You can find each of today's featured stamps HERE, at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps web store.

And... don't forget to join us at the Fan Group and YouTube Channel:
Fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (Facebook group) is HERE
and the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps YouTube Channel is HERE

Jeanette Cloyd, Design Team Member

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC1018

I find that having a sketch to use can get my creative ideas flowing, so I love being part of the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge team. There is a new sketch to work with every Wednesday. I encourage you to check them out.



Here's this week's sketch - SC1018:


My card:


It's always acceptable to tweak the sketch a wee bit and make it your own (there are no SCS police), so that's what I did.

I hope you'll use the sketch to make a card, too.

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Stamps: Gina K Santana Rose and Pink Fresh Perfect Sentiments stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Soft Suede CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles, Paper Roses Stitched Circles, and Stampin' UP! Circles

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

CAS802 Christmas in July

Each Monday there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. It's always fun to see what others create using the CAS theme.

This week's theme is...

Christmas in July



Here's my card:


I hope you'll check out the challenge - HERE - and play along, too.

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Stamps: Penny Black Christmas Every Day stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Granny Apple Green CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Sizzix Squares

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

I Am In Your Corner

Kelly, Barb, and I have been creating together as the Three Musketeers every month since November 2014. We all three create a card using the same image. I always enjoy seeing how different our cards are, even though we use the same image. This is one of my favorite posts of the month. 

We take turns choosing what stamp will be used. This month it was my turn. I chose the Gerda Steiner Designs In Your Corner set.

I can't wait to see what Barb and Kelly did with it.


Be sure to check out Barb's and Kelly's cards, too...

Barb

Kelly

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Image/Sentiment
: Gerda Steiner Designs In Your Corner stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
 - I colored it with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and Amazon 120# Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Altenew Featured Sentiments, Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishment: Amazon Diamond Dots

Monday, July 8, 2024

TJ - Sea You at the Beach

I'm back again with another blog post featuring stamps from the June 1st release at Technique Junkies (stamps are released every 45 days, so there will be another new release coming soon). These four cards have an ocean/beach theme.


Technique Junkies Shell and Turtle Frame and Smell the Sea:



Technique Junkies Beachcombers Borders and Seashell Sentiments:



Technique Junkies Palm Tree Paradise and Good Vibes:



Technique Junkies Floating Jellyfish and previously released Splendor of Nature:



If you like saving money - and who doesn't - please use the code TJ10JEANETTE when checking out at Technique Junkies to receive a 10% discount.

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In addition to the Technique Junkies stamps listed in this blog post, I also used the following items when making these cards.

Inks: Hero Arts Intense Black, Ranger Distress Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean, and VersaFine

Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe Alabaster

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, and SU Basic Gray, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, and Seaside Spray CS and Paper Studio Seashells DP

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangle, MFT Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Sentiment Labels, Spellbinders Precision Layering A2, and Unity Deckle and Stitches

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots, and This Calls for Confetti Magenta Sunset Sequins

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Circle of Friends - Watermelon

About a month ago I was asked to join a swap group on Facebook. I don't normally do these sorts of things, but since the invite came to me personally from the group organizer, I decided to accept. The group is called Circle of Friends. Various swaps are listed periodically (Cards, ATC, Dex cards, and Tags) and participants choose which ones they want to join.

There were two card swaps listed for this month. I joined both of them and I'm sharing one of the cards today. (I'll share the second card later this month.)

Theme: Watermelon

I used the adorable Pink & Main Summer Sloths stamp/die set to make my card. This is one of the great items donated for the Swag Bag I received at Barb's No Foolin' retreat in April. THANK YOU, Pink & Main!



I hope my swap partner likes my card.

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Stamp/Die: Pink & Main Summer Sloths stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Poppy Parade CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Altenew Featured Sentiments, Gina K Master Layouts 2 and 13, and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots and Ribbon from an unknown vendor