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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Turning a Sunflower into a Gerbera Daisy

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog Here's my inspiration for you using: Large Sunflower
Now I know the stamp is a sunflower but I really wanted to stretch the stamps use and decided to try using it as big bold bright gerbera daisy, you know the kind you see at the florist shops in an array of colors.


Card Recipe:
 Using a piece of Strathmore Bristol Velum that I die cut I stamped the image with versamark and used clear embossing powder and heat set the image. The flower was then watercolored using Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The watercolor layer was then glued to a die cut piece of black wood grain paper that I used a Stitched Rope Nested Rectangle die.  The whole thing was attached to a piece of Neenah 110lb card stock cut to A2 size.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #18 ~ Happy New Years 2018

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #18 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is: "Happy New Years 2018".  Here's my inspiration for you using:
Backgrounds Set and Holiday Wishes


Close up detail of splatter behind clock face


Card Recipe:
 Diecut the clock and hand 4 times from black cardstock and glued each layer together, then I applied versamark and peach gold embossing powder in 3 layers to clock face and black embossing powder in 3 layers to hands. To make the tips of the hands stand out I added a layer of the peach gold embossing powder. For the splatter behind the clock face I traced a circle on printer paper (to use as a mask) using the clock face as my guide. I then cut out the circle and applied the mark to the front of a 110lb layer of black cardstock. I took the long stick/scratch like scatter stamp from Backgrounds Set and randomly stamped inside the mask using versamark. I removed the mask and applied clear embossing powder and heat set the scattered images. For the sentiment I used the Christmas Merry & Happy New Year stamp from the Holiday Wishes set. To achieve just stamping the words Happy New Year I applied a piece of Post it Note tape as a mask to the front of the card so that only the Happy New Year part of the stamp would apply to the card, I repeated the same technique as the background splatter. The whole thing was attached to a piece of Neenah 110lb cardstock cut to A2 size. Black enamel dots were added for a lil extra dimension

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So, now on to the details of how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the Victorine Originals 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 Victorine Originals stamps on them to enter. We can't wait to see what you create! 



3 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
 3. Follow the theme. Located on the lower corner of the inspiration picture.
And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it!

So what are you waiting for show us your projects with a "Happy New Years 2018" theme 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, December 20, 2017

SumMoreFun ~ Let's Get Flake-y!!

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog. As you can see I am still making Christmas Cards, hey no one ever said I was on the ball and getting things out on time.  Yes I am one of those Christmas Eve last minute shoppers you see pictured on the evening news. With that said here is my inspiration today for you using:
Let it Snow and Holiday Wishes


Non Blizzard


Blizzard Effect

Card Recipe:
 I started off by using 3 colors of distress ink Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch, and Salty Ocean and doing some heavy blending I achieved the blend I was hoping for.  I then stamped the snowflakes with versamark and used white embossing powder and heat set the flakes. The sentiment was then stamped on vellum and white embossing powder used, the silver stars are from my stash (leftover from a previous project) and glued to the vellum layer. The velum was attached to the distressed and embossed layer by applying glue directly behind the stars.  This hides/keeps the glue from showing thru the velum.  The whole thing was attached to a piece of Neenah 110lb card stock cut to A2 size.

For the second card BLIZZARD EFFECT the recipe is the exact same except I wanted to achieve a look to the card as if it had been dusted with snow.  To achieve this look instead of using my embossing buddy before applying the versamark to the snowflakes, I took my fingertips and sort of grasped/smooshed them around the edges so that the oil from my fingers would grasp to the card and pick up embossing powder. 
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Santa Baby ~ CAGI

Good Morning Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being My Besties. I have used the image called




This is such a bittersweet blog posting for me.  Come And Get It Challenge Blog has decided to end.  I have been a part of the Design Team since April 2016 and it has been my pleasure to work so many amazing companies and such talented Design Team members.  So I will not say goodbye, but instead will say thank you for the memories.
I hope you'll come join us in the challenge and share your creations with us.


Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

My Besties International Challenge ~ Reminder post ~ Lil Rosie Hot Cocoa

Good Morning Dreamers,
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Today is a reminder for the challenge at My Besties International Challenge.
It is always "ANYTHING GOES", using any image from any artist. We do have a theme if you would like to use, which is using Winter Wonderland.
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For my project I chose to use Lil Rosie Hot Cocoa


Card Recipe:
mage was printed using a Brother MFC-9130CW laser printer on Canson Bristol Velum and colored with Prismacolor Premier pencils and various Copic markers
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Now for the details:
It is always "Anything Goes "
We welcome any project using an image from any artist.

 Optional theme Winter Wonderland using a My Besties image.
If using the theme, you will get an additional chance for our WINNER PRIZE.
Winner is picked by random generator. Runner up and DT winners are DT picks.
WINNER (Non DT) has choice of 4 digis and or printables from our monthly selections and badge.
Runner up (Non DT) will have choice of 2 digis
DT Winner will receive 2 digis of choice
DT Runner Up will receive 1 digi of choice
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http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

I am entering this project into the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

WCLBH 2017 ~ Santa Peeker GC ~ #2

Good Morning Dreamerz,

I'm back again!!  This has to seriously be the most fun part of the year. It's the time of year when the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop rolls around.  I look forward to this so much and start planning my cards months in advance.  Over the next week I will be sharing with you many cards that I have created just for this event.  I do hope you all will take a moment and join in, (see link below).

Today's card was inspired by all those in the "Service" industry.  You know the Postman/woman, restaurant servers, hairdressers, gardeners, you get the idea right.. Each year I go to Starbucks and buy $100.00 worth of giftcards, 2 $15.00, 4 $10.00 & 6 $5.00.  I buy all the exact same design of card and I have my husband tuck them into the greeting cards, this way I never know which person is receiving which gift card.  We know the Holidays can make everyone a little cranky and feel rushed at times, so we like to give these out to those who have taken the time to make us smile, and not make us feel as if we are a dreaded chore they have to do. 


Card Recipe:
Santa Digi Stamp Santa Clause Peeker from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Coffee Digi stamp from Verve Stamps 2016 WCLBH My Cup to Yours ~ freebie
Stitched Rectangle Die from KatScrappiness
Colored entirely with Copic's
Background paper digital from The Coffee Shop Blog ~ Freebie
Clear handmade enamel dots affixed over a drop of Silver Stickles
Glossy Accent applied on eyeglasses
Nuvo Glitter Drops ~ White Blizzard smudged on fur and pom of hat
Spectrum Sparkle brushed on snowflake of cup
Attached to an A2 Sized card base of Neenah Solar Crest 110pd

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If you click the link below it will take you to the starting page of the event, there you will find all the information you need to join in.

Friday, Dec 8 - Friday, Dec 15
6:00 am pacific
#winter2017clh
National Cocoa Day Dec 13
International Tea Day Dec 15


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Thank you for dropping by to see my card today, I do hope you will come back tomorrow to see another.

Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn






Friday, December 8, 2017

WCLBH 2017 ~ Crabby Cat De-Caf ~ #1

Good Morning Dreamerz,

This has to seriously be the most fun part of the year. It's the time of year when the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop rolls around.  I look forward to this so much and start planning my cards months in advance.  Over the next week I will be sharing with you many cards that I have created just for this event.  I do hope you all will take a moment and join in, (see link below).

My first card is how I feel when I go to a holiday party or event and there is only 
De-Caffeinated Coffee "Le Gasp"!!  I mean we all need a little extra boost of energy that only coffee can provide right?


Card Recipe:
Digi Stamp Crabby Cat Christmas from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Sentiment from Verve Stamps 2016 WCLBH My Cup to Yours ~ freebie
Colored entirely with Prismacolor Premier Pencils, blended with Gamsol
Background paper from Echo Park ~ Grandpa's Tool Shed ~ Grandpa's Plaid
Attached to an A2 Sized card base of Neenah Solar Crest 110pd

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If you click the link below it will take you to the starting page of the event, there you will find all the information you need to join in.

Friday, Dec 8 - Friday, Dec 15
6:00 am pacific
#winter2017clh
National Cocoa Day Dec 13
International Tea Day Dec 15

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 

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Thank you for dropping by to see my card today, I do hope you will come back tomorrow to see another.

Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn







SumMoreFun ~ Challenge 17 ~ All Decked Out

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #17 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is: "All Decked Out".  Here's my inspiration for you using:
Let it Snow



Card Recipe:
 Loosely watercolored an ornament on Canson watercolor paper using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I stamped the image with versamark and used silver embossing powder and heat set the image. The sentiment was then stamped in a rust color from my stash.  Both the watercolor layer and the patterned paper were cut using MFT Dienamics Wonky Stitches die and then adhered to a piece of silvery grey cardstock cut to A2.  The whole thing was attached to a piece of Neenah 110lb card stock cut to A2 size.

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So, now on to the details of how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the Victorine Originals 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 Victorine Originals stamps on them to enter. We can't wait to see what you create! 



3 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
 3. Follow the theme. Located on the lower corner of the inspiration picture.
And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it!

So what are you waiting for show us your projects with a "All Decked Out" theme 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, December 6, 2017

SumMoreFun ~ The Perfect Tree

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog Here's my inspiration for you using: Holiday Wishes



Card Recipe:
 Loosely watercolored a Tree on Canson watercolor paper using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I stamped the image with versamark and used white embossing powder and heat set the image. The stars were then stamped using Distress Oxide in the color Faded Jeans.  Both the watercolor layer and the patterned paper were cut using Kat Scrappiness Stitched Rope Nested Rectangle
 die.  The whole thing was attached to a piece of Neenah 110lb card stock cut to A2 size.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sasayaki Glitter ~ December Challenge ~ White and one other color

Good Evening Dreamerz,
Jumping on tonight to bring you the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge for December 2017 using the theme "White and one other color".  For my inspiration I have chosen to use Winter Flamingos and since Flamingos are not a Winter bird I gave them a bit of a twist and went in various shades of blue as if they were freezing. 



The rules are pretty straight forward and as long as you follow them, you will be eligible for the winner's prize of 3 digis of your choice from the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store.  There is also a Top 3 with each person winning one digi of their choice from the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store!!
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Rules  
The challenges start on the 3rd (third) of the month and close as the next month's challenge begins. 
  1. In order to claim your prize, please make sure you follow the Sasayaki Glitter blog and/or join in our Facebook fan group
  2. Please link up with a NEW creation - no backlinking allowed. Link to the specific post with the project you are entering into the challenge, not to your blog in general.
  3. You must follow the theme of each challenge.
  4. You may use any image you wish.  Although we would love to see an image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, it is not required to come play along. Your creation, however, must include some type of image - digi stamp, clip art, rubber/clear stamp, etc.
  5. You can submit any type of papercraft or altered project, you are not limited to just cards.  In fact, we encourage all types of creative projects :)
  6. Please mention our challenge and link back to us in your challenge post.  
  7. Maximum of 3 entries per challenge, no combined challenges limit.
  8. Entries that do not follow the rules will be deleted.
  9.  Link up your current creations here, just click the top right corner badge that says "FIND OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE

                  We would love for you to also join our Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamp Facebook Group  and share your creations made using images from Sasayaki Glitter Stamp on Etsy .We will have contests, games and promotions over there from time to time.

                  I do hope you have enjoyed my quirky take on the challenge this month and hope you will join in and play along.  Until next time Dreamerz have a great day!

                  Design Team Member
                  MaryAnn

                  Christmas Unicorn ~ CAGI

                  Good Morning Dreamerz,

                  This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being Polkadoodles. I have used the image called




                  I do hope you'll come join us in the challenge and share your creations with us.


                  Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

                  Design Team Member MaryAnn
                   

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