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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summertime ~ CAGI 176

Good Morning Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being Fred She Said. Our challenge is "SUMMERTIME". I have used the image called


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


Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

Friday, July 21, 2017

New Pad! ~ KDB

Good Afternoon Dreamerz!
It's my day to post to the KaDoodleBug Designs Blog so today I want to share with you a card I created for my friend who is recently separated with 2 small children, she just got a new home.  I used the file Too Cute to be Green.  I created the card using my digital editing program and added the cute lil elements of the frogs and lily onto buttons to create the scene you see here for a fun whimsical look.  I just love the KaDoodle Bug Design files sometimes include the clipart making it super easy to create a cute card in no time at all.



Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
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DT MaryAnn

Back to School ~ Victorine Originals ~ Challenge #7

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #7 on the Victorine Originals BlogThe theme for this challenge is: "BACK TO SCHOOL".  Here's my inspiration for you using:
Mini Animals and Flowers
This Challenge I created a set of flash cards, perfect for any preschooler.


Card Recipe:
I used a my digital editing program to write the text on each flash card choosing to use the color of ink for the color on the word to associate the written word with the color. This was printed on Neenah 80lb cardstock and then each was die cut using a stitched rectangle die.  I then cut apart the Mini Animals and Flowers stamp and using an acrylic block and corresponding colors stamped my images on to each panel.  Lastly each flashcard was laminated to provide durability for many years to come. Plus can we say easy clean up!
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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. 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 "BACK TO SCHOOL" 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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Design Team Member MaryAnn



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tiffany Window ~ Victorine Originals

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to post on the Victorine Originals Blog.
I chose to use Tiffany Window 1 for my inspiration today.



Card Recipe:
Stamped on Black cardstock with Versa Mark and heat embossed using Altenew Crisp embossing powder in Golden Peach. Die cut using KatScrappines Stitched Fancy Scalloped rectangle dies for both the embossed layer and the patterned paper and adhered to a white card base of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest  110lb card stock

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Don't forget there is still time to enter your "Ahoy Landlubbers" themed projects into our 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. They do not have to use Victorine Originals stamps on them. We can't wait to see what you create!  
I look forward to visiting your blogs.

Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Design Team Member MaryAnn
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Aloha ~ KDB

Good Morning Dreamerz

It's my day to post on the KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog!!  Today I want to share with you an I love you card I created for my husband.  I used the file Tropical Kids.  I created the card using my digital editing program and combined all the elements to create the scene you see here for a fun whimsical look.  I just love the KaDoodle Bug Design files sometimes include the clipart making it super easy to create a cute card in no time at all.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
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DT MaryAnn

Sunday, July 9, 2017

CAGI 174

Good Morning Dreamers

Today starts a New Challenge and theme over at the 
Our theme this go around is "Make Your Own Background".  I have chosen an adorable image from Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love called
Hippie Flower Power Peace Van


I look forward to seeing your entries into this fun theme.
Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

Friday, July 7, 2017

Victorine Originals ~ Challenge #6 ~ Ahoy Landlubbers

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #6 on the Victorine Originals BlogThe theme for this challenge is: "Ahoy Landlubbers".  We have switched the challenges up a bit, we now have 3 ways to play along. Here's my inspiration for you using:
Pirate Kid and Shiver Me Timbers


Card Recipe:
I used 2 MISTI stamping tools to complete this project. In MISTI #1, I stamped Pirate Kid using Hero Arts Soft Granite shadow ink on a Neenah 80lb cardstock layer that I diecut. I then stamped him a 2nd time on masking paper, fussy cut the mask out and applied over the image.  In MISTI #2, I lined up the Shiver Me Timbers stamp in my stamping tool and stamped it using the colors from the inspiration photo with Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk inks. I chose these inks because they would add a soft subtle background and they stamp amazingly the first time. Removed the mask and colored in the Pirate Kid with Prismacolor pencils. Once I was happy with how he looked I then placed the card layer back into MISTI #1 and used a very light (think second generation) stamping of the Pirate Kid using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. I then used versamark and clear embossed the Pirate Kid.  Attached to a dark navy card base and card is ready to send off!!
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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. 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 an "Ahoy Landlubber" 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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Design Team Member MaryAnn



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Rocks? Why uumm yes please!

Good Morning Dreamerz

Today is a little different from my usual blog post showcasing cards that I create so bear with me and please read and and enjoy!
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There is a new craze sweeping the nation right now and it is Rock Painting.  Communities all over the United States are forming local FaceBook groups and painting rocks.  What's that you say?! Painting Rocks?, why yes, I did say that.  It is the perfect excuse to get the kids and adults out from behind the electronics, use their imagination, create something, spend time with each other and then to hide these little treasures out in their communities.  

One such community is the FaceBook group BeaumontCaROCKS and that is the one I belong to.  These kids and their families are having the best time ever.  Now while my children are fully grown I am a grandmother and a crafter, so when I saw this group forming I joined in and started creating with supplies found only in my craft room (with the exception of a can of clear lacquer to seal the finished rocks) Below are some pictures of the rocks I have done and some of the happy faces of those that found them, along with some other pictures of rocks that have been hidden in our community.
I will be writing a much more detailed post on how I created my own rocks, but for now I can say I stamped all my images, used copic markers, sharpies, and watercolors, along with lots of embellishments!!
On to the Pictures!!!
start with a blank canvas
Stamp some images or hand draw some
paint, decorate, and seal to protect them

Now some pictures of the happy faces that found them


Ashton
Aleena
Aubrey and Jacob
Aubrey hunted for 2 solid days looking for this one
from the left, Aubrey, Jacob, and Samantha
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I have pictures of the other children and will update this blog posting when I recieve their parents consent to post their pictures on social media. Now on to some of my community's pictures.
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Angelita
Dorothy painted the Geisha, Sunset artist unk.
Pam

Joseph Jr
Ethan
Reese
Riley, Taylor, and Caydence

And some are taking what they find and replacing with one of their own!! look my little pineapple got a new home and was replaced with this amazing painted rock to look like a travel trailer.  WOW the imagination here in our community is strong.
Shannon's Trailer she left in place for the pineapple which I then went back out and traded (yes I had to have that trailer!) for this cute Flamingo

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Well Dreamerz it is the 4th of July here and I am going to go spend the rest of my day with FRAMILY aka Family+Friends.  I hope this post has inspired you to create something a little out of the normal, give back to the community, and most of all to have fun!!
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Have a Great Day Dreamerz
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MaryAnn




Happy 4th of July!!! Winner announcement from Coffee Hop 2017



Good Morning Dreamerz!!

Today is the 4th of July and here in the United States it is a day filled with lots of fireworks, BBQ's, and fun! 

I am just dropping in real quick to announce the winner of my $5.00 Gift Certificate to KaDoodle Bug Designs web store!

Of the possible entries I used Random.org to choose for me and it chose...


Cynthia Cole, Congratulations!!
I will contact you shortly to get your gift certificate to you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Floral Tea Set ~ Victorine Originals ~ SCLBH2017 ~ #7

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to post on the Victorine Originals Blog. In keeping with the current challenge I Chose to use the Color Palette as my guide when I watercolored this card. I chose to use Tea Cup and Tea Pot for my inspiration today.



Card Recipe:
Tea Cup and Tea Pot stamped on Canson watercolor paper using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Graphite.  I then die cut the stamped paper using a Kat Scrappiness stitched fancy scalloped rectangle dies. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the entire image.  Lastly I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp - Hand Lettered Encouragement stamped in a very pale grey pigment ink from my stash. Layer was then affixed to a pre-patterned card base also from my stash

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Don't forget there is still time to enter your "Summer Vacation" themed projects into our 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. They do not have to use Victorine Originals stamps on them. We can't wait to see what you create!  
I look forward to visiting your blogs.

Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Design Team Member MaryAnn
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Patriotic Coffee ~ Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017 ~ #6

Good Morning Dreamerz!!!

Today I am super excited to be sharing with you a project made with a cute Digital stamp from Verve Stamps.  Verve Stamps has once again teamed up to be a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop Series.

Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop
The Hop runs from:
Friday, June 23 - Friday, June 30
 and the theme is: Summer




Card Recipe;
Digital Patriotic Coffee from a freebie set Verve Stamps offered during the 2016 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Printed on Spectrum Noir paper then fussy cut.  I colored it with a red Copic marker and used blue stickles to fill in the stars. Once I was happy I used puffy paint for the whipped cream and once dry I heat set/puffed it with my heat gun. I created the green straw by applying glossy accents on green paper and letting it dry. Star Frame is an Avery Elle die, cut from matte silver paper from my stash. I created the flag using washi tape from my stash. Blue stars are also leftover die cuts from a previous project.
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Don't forget to go back to my day 1 post for a chance to win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to KaDoodle Bug Designs
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Well that is the end of my post Dreamerz, I do hope you will take a minute to create a Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa themed project and link it up over at the 
if you use Instagram please use the hashtag #summer2017clh
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Have a great day Dreamerz and I look forward to seeing your projects you link up and share on the hop page

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MaryAnn
 

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