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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Camp Create Day 3 ~ Background Bonanza card 3 ~ Because Gold

Good Afternoon Dreamers,

This afternoon I am sharing my card for My Favorite Things Camp Create using the Background Bonanza Technique, this is card 3 of 3 that I will be sharing


Card Recipe
Paper is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb for the Background Blended layer cut to 5.5 x 4.25 aka A2 card size.
 All Ink Blending was done using Distress Oxide Ink. I used Splatter Stencil from Altenew and Ink Blended Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, and Broken China. For each color of Oxide ink I turned the stencil 90 degrees to the left. Cleaning the stencil between each color. NOTE: I chose not to spray the layers of Oxide Ink on this project, I wanted to retain the creamy yet vibrant look of the ink. I diecut the blended layer using a stitched rectangle die from my stash . I then took the My Favorite Things BECAUSE die and die cut it 3 times from heavyweight white cardstock and glued each layer on top of the other to give the die cut some thickness and depth. To make this die cut stand out even more I smooshed it with versamark and applied 3 layers of antique gold embossing powder, this finished look is stunning and make the die cut look like it is enameled. I attached the die cut to the front of the card using a strong liquid adhesive.  I used some sparkling clear drops as embellishments. Lastly The completed layer was attached to a card base made from heavyweight black cardstock from my stash.
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Thank you for dropping by today Dreamerz, and have a great day!
MaryAnn

MFT Camp Create







Camp Create Day 3 ~ Background Bonanza card 2 ~ My kind of crazy

Good Afternoon Dreamers,

This afternoon I am sharing my card for My Favorite Things Camp Create using the Background Bonanza Technique, this is card 2 of 3 that I will be sharing


Card Recipe
Paper is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb for the Background Blended layer cut to 5.5 x 4.25 aka A2 card size.
 All Ink Blending was done using Distress Ink. I used Mini Chicken Wire Stencil and Ink Blended Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet. Once I was happy with the blending I removed the stencil and used the scalloped stitched edge die from Blueprints 27 to trim down the blended layer. I then took the My Favorite Things BECAUSE die and die cut it 3 times from heavyweight black cardstock and glued each layer on top of the other to give the die cut some thickness and depth. To make this die cut stand out even more I smooshed it with versamark and applied 3 layers of clear embossing powder, this finished look is stunning and make the die cut look like it is enameled. The sentiment is from the Because You stamp set from My Favorite Things and was stamped on black cardstock with versamark and white embossing powder applied and heat set.  I used the thinnest banner die from Blueprints 27 to die cut the sentiment.  Both the diecut and sentiment strip were attached to the front of the card using a strong liquid adhesive.  I used some sparkling clear drops as embellishments. Lastly The completed layer was attached to a card base made from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 120lb.
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Thank you for dropping by today Dreamerz, and have a great day!
MaryAnn


MFT Camp Create









Camp Create Day 3 ~ Background Bonanza card 1 ~ Totally be myself

Good Afternoon Dreamers,

This afternoon I am sharing my card for My Favorite Things Camp Create using the Background Bonanza Technique, this is card 1 of 3 that I will be sharing


Card Recipe
Paper is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb for the Background Blended layer cut to 5.5 x 4.25 aka A2 card size.
 All Ink Blending was done using Distress Ink. I used Mini Chicken Wire Stencil and Ink Blended Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet. Once I was happy with the blending I removed the stencil and used a stitched rectangle die to trim down the blended layer. I then took the My Favorite Things BECAUSE die and die cut it 3 times from heavyweight black cardstock and glued each layer on top of the other to give the die cut some thickness and depth. To make this die cut stand out even more I smooshed it with versamark and applied 3 layers of clear embossing powder, this finished look is stunning and make the die cut look like it is enameled. The sentiment is from the Because You stamp set from My Favorite Things and was stamped on black cardstock with versamark and white embossing powder applied and heat set.  I used the thinnest banner die from Blueprints 27 to die cut the sentiment.  Both the diecut and sentiment strip were attached to the front of card using a strong liquid adhesive.  I used some sparkling clear drops as embellishments. Lastly The completed layer was attached to a card base made from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 120lb.
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Thank you for dropping by today Dreamerz, and have a great day!
MaryAnn


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

From the Garden ~ Victorine Originals

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to post on the Victorine Originals Blog.  I chose to use 
Pea Pods for my inspiration today.  This is my second project this month using this delish stamp. I recently tried to buy a stamp from a different manufacturer that is nearly identical to this one and it was sold out.  Silly me I only had to look at Victorine Originals and it was right there!!


Tag Recipe:
Pea Pod stamped on Craft cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, I colored in the image using Prismacolor Premier pencils and then used Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors in gold to add the highlights to the vines, leaves and to flick lil dots of gold across the whole front of image to add a bit of shimmer. I then used a long strip of washi tape from my stash folded in half and added to the layer as pictured. Lastly I die cut the layer using KatScrappiness Stitched Rectangle dies and adhered the layer to the front of a craft colored tag base. I did this so the tag would have weight and be thicker. I used a scrap piece of brown ribbon for my picture, but you could use anything you wish to attach to your project.
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Don't forget there is still time to enter your "PURPLE" themed projects into our challenge, we now have 3 ways to play along. Check out this lovely inspiration board for the current 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.
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Design Team Member MaryAnn
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Camp Create Day 2 ~ Magnificent Masking

Good Afternoon Dreamers,

This afternoon I am sharing my card for My Favorite Things Camp Create using the Magnificent Masking Technique


Card Recipe
Paper is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb for the masked layer
This card started off on an A2 sized card layer and an A2 sized piece of masking paper. All Ink Blending was done using Distress Ink unless stated otherwise. I  used MFT Surf and Turf Slider Dies to cut the moon and the wavy line. I then applied all die cut mask's to the front of the card layer. I removed the section for the moon first and used hickory smoke and antique linen, replaced the mask over the top, then removed the mask for the sky portion and blended faded jeans, seedless preserves, and block soot.  Replaced the mask over the sky portion and moved to the ground. I used brushed corduroy and walnut stain in a blended yet splotchy pattern to give a dirt effect. Once I was happy with all my masked and blended layers I stamped a spooky tree in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink a few times with my MISTI, then I stamped it with versamark and applied clear embossing powder. I used a Q-Tip to rub some of the embossing powder off so that the tree would have a slight texture when I heat embossed it.  I used the stamps and dies from Grave Situation on grey paper from my stash and the Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. The clock is from my stash. I used 2 different stamps for the Been Cancelled sentiment. The HOW OLD? is also from my stash. The Youth B. Gone is from the Grave Situation stamp set. I had some die cut bats in different sizes in my stash and used those to embellish the card. Lastly The layer was attached to a black card base.

Stitched Rope Rectangle die is from Kat Scrappiness  
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Thank you for dropping by today Dreamerz, and have a great day!
MaryAnn


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Little Deer ~ MFT Camp Create day 1 ~ 3 Amigos Blog Hop Challenge

Good Morning Dreamers,

This Morning I want to share with you a cute card I created using paper from Close To My Heart.  
The Challenge is using all Close To My Heart papers of a certain theme. This month it is using papers and elements from the "Jack" campaign. 
I also decided to double up this cute card for My Favorite Things Camp Create using the Inlay Technique


Card Recipe
All paper is Close To My Heart with the exception of the card base which is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
This card started off way different than how it is in the finished project. At first I was just going to create the white die cut deer and apply it with some to the top layer.  But then I thought that looked bland, so I die cut the deer a total of 4 times using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb and glued them all together using a very strong adhesive.  Once it was dry I still felt it was lacking something, so I stamped the layered die cut with versamark and used WOW clear embossing powder and heat set it. YEP! Now I was happy with the way the deer looked as the embossing powder really makes the stitched edge of the deer stand out. I then used the deer die and cut out the black patterned paper layer because it would give the added stitching on which to put the white deer as an inlay. The word Little is from the same CTMH paper kit that I die cut using a fishtail banner flag and then attached to a larger fishtail banner flag to make the sentiment stand out.  Lastly silver enamel dots were added to the corners for interest.
SUPPLIES: 
Paper is CTMH "JACK" Campaign and you can grab it right here: Jack Paper Pack
Silhouette Deer is from Jaded Blossom Stamps "Christmas Die Set" 
Stitched Rectangle dies are from Kat Scrappiness  
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I do hope you will pop on over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges and peek at all the lovely projects they have created using this paper. 
While using CTMH paper is encouraged the challenge is open to anyone to enter if you follow the theme/colors/inspiration
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I wish to thank all the lovely designers over at Three Amigos for letting me join them this month
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Thank you for dropping by today Dreamerz, and have a great day!
MaryAnn

MFT Camp Create

Camp Create Day 1 Inlay Technique










Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pinwheel ~ CAGI 178

Good Morning Dreamerz,

This week we have a new challenge at Come and Get It, with our Sponsor being Paper Nest Dolls. Our challenge is to use Die Cuts. I have used the image called
Pinwheel Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls.


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


Have a great Day Dreamerz!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Victorine Originals ~ Challenge #8 ~ PURPLE ~ Tutorial

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #8 on the Victorine Originals BlogThe theme for this challenge is: "PURPLE".  Here's my inspiration for you using:
Motorcycle
This Challenge I am also including a simple tutorial on how to align a red rubber or as some know them foam backed stamps, using your stamping tool.






Card Recipe:
I used a MISTI stamping tool to complete this project. I first created my background using the torn paper technique to create stencils and used Distress inks and a blending tool on a Neenah 80lb cardstock layer.
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Tutorial
Step1. REMOVE the black foam pad from your MISTI. Put your background/base layer into your MISTI and lay down a clear laminated grid sheet over the background layer.  NOTE: I am providing a link where you can find the grid sheet, but I made my own using my printer, transparency paper, laminator and laminating sheets/pockets.
Step 2. lay down your stamp in the position you would like it to be, close the lid of your stamping tool to attach stamp then open and lightly ink the stamp.  Close the lid giving a light inked stamp image on the grid paper. If you are happy with the position move to step 3, if not wipe off the grid, re-position the stamp and repeat step 2 until you are happy.
Step #3. Once you are happy with your placement, remove the grid paper, make sure you have magnets on the background layer and stamp away!!
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Once I was happy with the placement of the image I removed the laminated grid and stamped the Motorcycle stamp using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. I then used versamark and clear embossed the image.  Die cut the layer using a KatScrappiness Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangles. I used Prismacolor Premier pencils in various greens and browns to add the grass. Attached to a black 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 a "PURPLE" 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



Thursday, August 3, 2017

3 Amigos Blog Hop Challenges ~ Guest DT

Good Morning Dreamers,

This Morning I want to share with you a cute card I created using paper from Close To My Heart.  I was asked by the lovely Lisa over at Life of a BZScrapper to be a Guest Design Team member for Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges

The Challenge is using all Close To My Heart papers of a certain theme. This month it is using papers and elements from the "Jack" campaign


Card Recipe
All paper is Close To My Heart with the exception of the card base which is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
This card is pretty straight forward and what I would think as clean and simple. The medallion was die cut using a scallop stitched circle die with a second layer of foam die cut with the same die to add dimension. A tiny red enamel dot brad was added to the center for interest. 
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I do hope you will pop on over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges and peek at all the lovely projects they have created using this paper. 
While using CTMH paper is encouraged the challenge is open to anyone to enter if you follow the theme/colors/inspiration
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I wish to thank all the lovely designers over at Three Amigos for letting me join them this month
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Thank you for dropping by today Dreamerz, and have a great day!
MaryAnn

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

PEA's get well soon! ~ Victorine Originals

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is my day to post on the Victorine Originals Blog.  I chose to use 
Pea Pods for my inspiration today.  I recently tried to buy a stamp from a different manufacturer that is nearly identical to this one and it was sold out.  Silly me I only had to look at Victorine Originals and it was right there!! This is one of 2 projects I will be showing off this month for my days to post over on the Victorine Originals Blog.



Card Recipe:
Pea Pod stamped on Craft cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, then I stamped around the edges using those new dreamy Distress Oxide inks Antique Linen. I colored in the image using Prismacolor Premier pencils and then used Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors in gold to add the highlights to the vines, leaves and to flick lil dots of gold across the whole front of card to add a bit of shimmer. Lastly I die cut the layer using KatScrappiness Stitched Rectangle dies and adhered the layer to the front of a pale green sheet of textured cardstock cut down to an A2 sized card base 

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Don't forget there is still time to enter your "Back to School" themed projects into our challenge, we now have 3 ways to play along. Check out this lovely inspiration board for the current 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.
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Design Team Member MaryAnn
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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



 

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