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


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!
Design Team Member MaryAnn

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!
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

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!!
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
2. Use just the color palette but be sure to use all the colors
 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.
Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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!
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

Aubrey and Jacob
Aubrey hunted for 2 solid days looking for this one
from the left, Aubrey, Jacob, and Samantha
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.
Dorothy painted the Geisha, Sunset artist unk.

Joseph Jr
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

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!!
Have a Great Day Dreamerz

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 to choose for me and it chose...

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

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