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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Ahoy!

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:

Ship at Sea Ahoy Lined Background

I am always trying to add to my card stash "Masculine" themed cards that I can pull and pretty much use for any occasion.  Today's card can be used for the following types of occasions.  Retirement, Birthday, Fathers day, Get Well, just to name a few.



Card Recipe:
I stamped the Lined Background using an acrylic block in a random pattern on a piece of Neenah 110lb cardstock using Versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next I used Memento Dew Drops in Nautical Blue with a blending pad to give an ombre effect. Once I was happy with the blending I die cut with a stitched rectangle die and set it aside.  Then I stamped the Ship at Sea using my Tim Holtz stamp platform onto some Varsity Blue cardstock using a white pigment ink pad and applied clear embossing powder.  I then die cut the ship with a smaller stitched rectangle die and set it aside.  The last thing to stamp was the Ahoy which i stamped onto a piece of velum using the Nautical Blue ink pad (NOTE: my inkpad is super juicy and I used my heat gun held at a distance to speed up drying) I then tore the edges of the velum to add some interest to the layer.

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I affixed the blended background layer to an A2 sized side folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock. Next was attaching the piece of burlap which I removed threads from all sides to give the current appearance.  I then affixed the ship layer using a good layer of Tombow glue and placed a couple of acrylic blocks on top to really set the layer on top of the burlap. The Ahoy sentiment was attached using Tombow again behind the stamped letters and also where I knew I was going to be attaching the pearlescent embellishments.

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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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Friday, April 13, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #26

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #26 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty.  Here's my inspiration for you using: Homegrown

I seem to never have enough masculine birthday cards, yet I seem to have so many men in my life with birthdays and I am always rushing last minute to create something.  The set I used to create today's card actually made it easy to make a few of these in different colors to add to my stash and have on hand



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Recipe:
I started with a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar Crest cardstock and The My Favorite Things Dienamics Blueprints # 27. I ran the cardstock with the upper window part of the set thru my BigKick to get the 3 small windows.  Then using my Tim Holtz stamping platform I positioned the Cows from the Homegrown stamp set in the platform and started by inking the cows with a *second generation stamp technique (See Below for link) using Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa found in the Gotta Have 4 pack. For the grassy areas under each cow I used the same technique but using a small acrylic block. The ink colors were Memento Dew Drops Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves from the Greenhouse 4 pack set.  The sentiment was printed from my computer and then die cut using the lower section of the blueprints window.  Next was assembly, all other papers are from my stash and the layers were attached to a base of Neenah 110lb Solar Crest cardstock cut to a top folding A2 sized card.  Lastly the card was finished off with some homemade enamel dots affixed with Stickles in the 2 colors shown to add just a hint of sparkle.
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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)

* If you are interested in learning how to do Second Generation Stamping the Lovely Jennifer McGuire has an amazing video on the process.

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, April 11, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Hello

Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy Wednesday!!

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

Here's my inspiration for you using:

Cherry Blossom



Card Recipe:
I stamped the Cherry Blossom using my Tim Holtz stamp platform on a piece of Kraft cardstock using Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa.  Then using my Prismacolor pencils I colored over the cherry blossoms and leaves. The hello sentiment is from my stash that I used Versamark and golden peach embossing powder.  I chose to die cut the panel with a dainty scalloped edged die.
I then affixed the layer to a piece of green cardstock. Once all layers were dry I attached the project to a top folding A2 sized card base made with Neenah 110lb cardstock.  To finish off my project I added a couple drops of Nuvo.

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If you would like to purchase SumMoreFun stamps 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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Friday, March 30, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #25

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #25 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty.  Here's my inspiration for you using: Large Sunflower

I seem to never have enough Get Well cards lately, it seems as if everyone I know is being stricken with some cootie.  This sunflower makes the perfect cheery card for someone who is not feeling well.


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Recipe:
I started with a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar Crest cardstock and my Tim Holtz stamping platform.  I positioned the Large Sunflower stamp in the platform and started by inking the leaves and stem in a pretty mossy green and using a Q-Tip I removed the ink from the areas I did not wish to be green.  I repeated this same stamp/ink procedure for the pal grey chalk ink and the rust ink. The Get Well sentiment is from another stamp line that SumMoreFun carries called Raisin Boat and the set is super cute it is called Oops a Daisy.  Lastly the card was finished off with some homemade enamel dots affixed with iridescent Nuvo drops.
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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 SumMoreFun stamps 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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You can find us here:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Bunny With Egg

Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy Wednesday!!

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

Here's my inspiration for you using:

Bunny with Egg Mini Animals and Flowers & Backgrounds Set

Today I am sharing a cute Easter card that was super easy to make once I cut the mask for the bunny.  I am not much for fussy cutting but am finding I am doing quite a bit of masking on my cards lately.


Card Recipe:
I stamped the Bunny with Egg using my Tim Holtz stamp platform on a piece of Copic friendly cardstock and again on a piece of masking paper.  I then cut out the mask and applied it just to the lower half of the bunny.  Taking the one stamp from the Backgrounds set that looks like a small patch of grass I positioned it in my platform and stamped across the bottom of the card.  I did this a few times moving the panel and using different colors of green inks to achieve the look of grass.  I colored the bunny using various Copic markers until I was happy with how he looked.  Taking the Tulip stamp from Mini Animals and Flowers set I placed it on stamping platform and first inked the stem and leaves with a green ink and stamped the Egg and then inked it with a bright pink on the flower and finished off the Tulip.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from my stash and I used the same ink on it as I did the Tulip in the egg.  I chose to die cut the panel with a dainty scalloped edged die and used a larger die from the same set to die cut a layer of soft plaid paper from my stash.
I then affixed all the layers to a piece of yellow cardstock. Once all layers were dry I attached the project to a top folding A2 sized card base made with Neenah 110lb cardstock.  To finish off my project I added some homemade enamel dots that I affixed with pink stickles.  I chose the pink stickles so that just a hint of sparkle is visible on the card.

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If you would like to purchase SumMoreFun stamps 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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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Funday ~ Boys like lizards right?

Happy Sunday Dreamerz!!

What?? I know right, I never (well rarely) blog on a Sunday.  Sunday's are usually time for family and relaxation.  But this card is super special and needed to be done today so it can go out in tomorrows mail.  I have recently been able to help a young boy named Jake get involved with GeoCaching.  It really is the best form of nearly free wholesome, family entertainment you can do.  there are so many benefits such as: spending time outside, learning your environment, learning to read maps and coordinates, getting some exercise, having fun either by yourself or with others. 

Jake is so excited with GeoCaching he and his dad are quickly surpassing my numbers in finds.  To celebrate this and to encourage Jake along the way, I asked his dad if I could send him a GeoCoin to either place or keep.  The fun of  GeoCaching is to hunt for hidden clues and eventually find the "Cache"  What a more fitting card than one with a Chameleon hidden in a splash of green

Such a special coin deserved a special card


Card Recipe:

I took an A2 sized piece of Canson watercolor paper and liberally wet down the panel, next I sprinkled the Pthalo Green Color Burst and waited for the magic to happen. Full bloom of green with flecks of blues and yellows came to life.  I then used a straw and blew to spread the green hoping to achieve the effect of a grassy background, I think I nailed it!  I then stuck the panel between a few sheets of blotter paper and weighed it down to hinder curling and to speed the drying process.  Once dry I took the Chameleon stamp and used Hero Arts Emerald Green to stamp the chameleon. I took a brown felt pen and highlighted the branch.  Once I was happy with the image I applied Versamark and clear embossing powder, heat set the image and the resulting image really popped as the green deepened in color.  I trimmed the panel then attached it using Tombow Extreme to the front of a side folding A2 card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb.

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I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and hopefully maybe you will want to try GeoCaching.  I am including a link to the GeoCaching site to get you started.  You will also find many groups on various platforms of social media such as Face Book, Instagram, old school message boards.

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Have a great Sunday Dreamerz

MaryAnn

Friday, March 16, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #24

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #24 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty.  Here's my inspiration for you using: Stuffed Bunny  
I am a huge Andy Warhol fan so when I saw this stamp in my design team happy mail I knew immediately what I wanted to create with it.  This challenge project reflects this.  I am calling this Pop Art Bunny.


Framed in Shadow Box
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Recipe:
I started with a piece of watercolor paper cut to 5.5in x 5.5in and my Tim Holtz stamping platform.  I positioned the stamp in the platform in such a way that I would be able to just move the watercolor paper each time I wanted to stamp a new bunny. I stamped each bunny and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I took a pencil and lightly drew lines to section each bunny into it's own panel. I then set about adding the color to each bunny and panel using my Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils in colors that closely matched the ink colors that I used to stamp each bunny.  I die cut a simple rectangle using a piece of scrap Neenah 110lb card stock for my sentiment and used the ink colors from the bunnies to stamp the sentiment overlapping each color slightly.  To finish off the sentiment panel I stamped it one final time in the center with black Memento ink.  Next came assembly.  I cut down a piece of 12x12 black wood grain texture cardstock to the size needed to fit in the shadow box.  I then used 7/16in thick double sided adhesive foam on the back of the bunny layer and sentiment panel and affixed all layers to the top of the wood grain paper.
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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 SumMoreFun stamps 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.
~
Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
~

You can find us here:
 

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