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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

B.C.A.M. ~ A Blog Named Hero ~ Monochromatic

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share a card that is for and representing a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.  Breast Cancer Awareness. Many of my friends and family have been affected by this.  I am a strong advocate for Self Exams and regularly support causes during the year for research and awareness.

So when this months challenge from A Blog Named Hero was announced and the theme was Monochromatic I knew exactly what color I would choose. I have used a couple different sets from Hero Arts and lots of PINK for my card.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Please Visit the Link provided below for valuable information on Breast Cancer Awareness.
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Items I used on this card:
Hero Arts MMH June 2018 Kit Ocean and Footsteps
Hero Arts Layered Topiary to create the sun
Hero Arts Mini Ink cubes Mays Shades of Pink 
Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry for sand and sky
Papertrey Ink Faith and Hope for the sentiment, sorry this set is now retired
Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White stamped and blended panel
Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Solar White cut to A2 top folding card base
Pink glitter washi from my stash
Pink and white dotted paper from my stash
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my card today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn
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I have decided to enter this card in the, 

Friday, August 3, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #34

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #34 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty. 
Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamp set:
Robo Party 

Today's post is kind of sad as it is my last post as a Design Team Member for SumMoreFun.  
I along with 2 others are going to be starting our own line of stamps.
I will be forever thankful to Sabrina for her allowing me to be a part of such an amazing company and Design Team. 







Current Mood Board

So, now on to the details of how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the SumMoreFun Designs blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s that follow this Theme/Mood Board. They do not have to use SumMoreFun Designs stamps on them to enter. We can't wait to see what you create! 

Ways to Play.
 1. You can use the photos for inspiration; use one photo or use all the photos
or 
2. Use just the color palette but be sure to use all the colors
or
 And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it!


Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Cherry Blossom

Good Morning Dreamerz,

It's my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs BlogHere's my inspiration for you using: Cherry Blossom

You might remember a few weeks back to Challenge #31 where I used the Cherry Blossom set to create a shaker card.  I try to make my cards in pairs or more just in case I mess up somewhere in the design process.  Today's card is made using the second panel I had created so while it looks similar it is different.



Card Recipe:
I stamped the Cherry Blossom stamps across the bottom diagonally using versamark and applied white embossing powder and heat set the images.  Next came the ink blending using Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, and Tumbled Glass as those are 3 of the colors from the mood board. I cut the panel to A2 sized and then just used a simple sentiment from my stash to stamp on the front top corner. I affixed the panel to an A2 side folding card base layer of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock.  Finally I applied a couple sequins and clear enamel drops and the card is ready to send off. 

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If you would like to purchase any of the stamps I used on today's project I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10
(this is an uncompensated discount offer)
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Leafy Vines and Butterflies ~ Birthday

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share 3 birthday cards, all the same design but in different color palettes.
  
I saw this Leafy Vines stamp set on another crafters blog and fell in love instantly.  I then searched the internet to see the other many ways it was used and I was sold.  As I have said in previous posts I am in the middle of "Birthday Card Overload" This is the first time I have used this stamp and after the first card was made I whipped up 2 more in different palettes. 
I would love to say these cards were quick and easy but the easiest part was the stamping and ink blending of the Leafy Vines.
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 Card #1

 Card #2

Card #3

Items I used on these cards:
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder used on Leafy Vines stamp for resist
Tim Holtz Distress Ink used as the resist medium on Leafy Vines panels
Card #1 Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Card #2 Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
Card #3 Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple
Neenah Environment 100lb Smooth Desert Storm cut to A2 side folding card base and Fishtail Banner (sentiment)
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my cards today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

I have decided to enter this card in the, 

Friday, July 20, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #33

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #33 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty. 
Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamp set:
Wings Set 

For today's post I wanted to share a card using a truly versatile stamp set with you.  I chose to use the Smaller of the Monarch Butterfly Wings for my card today.  I made this card at the same time I made my earlier Butterfly card except this one is just an all occasion card and could be used for male or female.


Close up detail of the embossing

Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wings which I placed very closely together on a piece of vellum then used White embossing powder and heat set.  I repeated this 2 more times. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do. I die cut the floral patterned paper and then die cut the word HI from the lower corner.  I die cut 3 butterflies from a different shades of blue cardstock to adhere the wings on using multi matte medium.

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. In order to make the word HI really stand out but not detract from the butterfly layers I used Versamark on the card base and applied some lovely dark blue metallic embossing powder and heat set it.  I used Tombow Extreme to affix the die cut floral layer to the front of an A2 sized side folding piece of Neenah Solar Crest 110lb cardstock. The butterflies were attached using Tombow glue and some Nuvo Drops in Midnight Blue applied to give the body and tips of antennae some detail.
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So, now on to the details of how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the SumMoreFun Designs blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s that follow this Theme/Mood Board. They do not have to use SumMoreFun Designs stamps on them to enter. We can't wait to see what you create! 

Ways to Play.
 1. You can use the photos for inspiration; use one photo or use all the photos
or 
2. Use just the color palette but be sure to use all the colors
or
 And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it!

If you would like to purchase any of the stamps I used on today's project I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10
(this is an uncompensated discount offer)

So what are you waiting for show us your projects the mood board as inspiration for a chance to win. I look forward to visiting your blogs.
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Dillo Style!

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share another birthday card.  This is a one of a kind card aka "One Off", for my brother who lives in Texas. 

Backstory, when my brother moved to Texas a few years ago I asked him if he could find me a armadillo that had already been to a taxidermist.  I know this might sound odd or creepy, but for the longest time I have had this strange fascination with armadillos.  Now every time he sees something funny on social media regarding or involving armadillos he tags me.  
So when this Color Layering Armadillo stamp set was released I broke out the credit card and bought it so so fast. 
So my brothers birthday is at the beginning of August and I knew exactly what I was going to make him a card with.  Since he is male (obviously, LOL) and is not at all into fancy extras I tried to keep this card as simple as I could.
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Items I used on this card:
Hero Arts Mini Ink cubes Sky Blues used on Bauble stamp and Armadillo layers
Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder used on Bauble stamp for resist
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Dark Teal used as the resist medium on Bauble stamp
Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolor used as a wash to add sparkle over top of Bauble panel
Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White used for die cuts panel
Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Solar White cut to A2 top folding card base
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my card today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

I have decided to enter this card in the, 

SumMoreFun ~ Hopeful

Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy Wednesday!!

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog.

Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamps:

Wings Set and the word Hopeful from the set Oops A Daisy

For today's post I wanted to share a card using a truly versatile stamp set with you.  I chose to use the Smaller of the Monarch Butterfly Wings for my card today.  I made this card as a future card to send during the month of October which is breast Cancer Awareness month.



Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wings which I placed very closely together on a piece of vellum then used White embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do, so much so that I made a few more for a future project. I had some scraps of the patterned paper and lined them up and glued them to a piece of printer paper and die cut a nice rounded edge rectangle and applied thin strips of silver washi tape to hide the seams. I die cut a butterfly from a dark purple piece of cardstock to adhere the wings to using multi matte medium.  The sentiment was stamped using a pretty purple ink.  

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I used Tombow Extreme to affix the die cut rectangle to the front of an A2 sized top folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock. The butterfly was attached using Tombow glue and some Nuvo Drops in Silver Lining applied to give the body and tips of antennae some detail.  A few more drops of Nuvo were applied to finish off this card.

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If you would like to purchase the SumMoreFun stamps used in this project or any of the supplies linked I have an exclusive 10% off discount code for you to use.  All you need to do is click this link and the discount should be automatically applied to the contents of your shopping cart.
click here --> MARYANN10

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