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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Card - Color Layering Penguin

Good Morning Dreamerz

I know it has been a while since I have been actively blogging but lots of things in the works over here at my house. But more on that in a later post.

Today's post is all about a Christmas card.

I had purchased this color layering penguin stamp and die set as a bundle at the Scrapbook Expo a year ago and I never got to use it, that is until this year. To be quite honest this is my first foray into layering stamps and I was intimidated (but now that I have done it I have a new confidence!) I made it my goal to not buy new Christmas themed stamps/dies until I used what I already owned.  Now while I still have not used all I own, I did manage to make a big dent in the Christmas category, and managed to only buy a few new stamps and dies.  We all need Christmas stamps and dies right?.

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Supplies Used
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White (for Penguin layers & snow slopes)
Hero Arts - Midnight Mixed Layering Papers - Black
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I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Color Layering

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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my project today
Have a great day Dreamerz!
MaryAnn

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis ~ project #3


Good Morning and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as The Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support for them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to The Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and You Tube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support.
The Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. To read more on their Youth Programs <-- click here




Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need. You can donate directly to The Coffee Oasis here:

If you get lost along the way click the banner above to be taken to the Blog Hop start page








Saturday, December 8, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis ~ project #2


Good Morning and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as The Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support for them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to The Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and You Tube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support.
The Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. To read more on their Youth Programs <-- click here


Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need. You can donate directly to The Coffee Oasis here:

If you get lost along the way click the banner above to be taken to the Blog Hop start page








Friday, December 7, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for Coffee Oasis & Giveaway ~ Winner Announced


Good Morning and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis

See Giveaway instructions at end of this post

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as The Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support for them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to The Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and You Tube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support.
The Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. To read more on their Youth Programs <-- click here


Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need. You can donate directly to The Coffee Oasis here:
I am giving away 1 - $25.00 gift certificate.
Giveaway Instructions
Become a follower of my blog (let me know in comments if you do)
&
Follow my Instagram here: FlutterBunny007 (let me know if you follow)
Winner will be chosen on 12-14-2018 and announced on this blog post
fine print:
Unfollowers will be ineligible for future giveaways. Please only enter if you're interested in following my account! Thanks and good luck! •••
Per IG rules, I must mention that this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release IG of responsibility, and agree to IG's terms of use!


THE WINNER OF MY BLOG CANDY GIFT CERTIFICATE IS:
MINDY1414
PLEASE CONTACT ME AT sthmary@gmail.com with Coffee Oasis Winner in the subject line

If you get lost along the way here is the complete listing of blogs, your next stop is #27




Tuesday, October 2, 2018

B.C.A.M. ~ A Blog Named Hero ~ Monochromatic

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share a card that is for and representing a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.  Breast Cancer Awareness. Many of my friends and family have been affected by this.  I am a strong advocate for Self Exams and regularly support causes during the year for research and awareness.

So when this months challenge from A Blog Named Hero was announced and the theme was Monochromatic I knew exactly what color I would choose. I have used a couple different sets from Hero Arts and lots of PINK for my card.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Please Visit the Link provided below for valuable information on Breast Cancer Awareness.
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Items I used on this card:
Hero Arts MMH June 2018 Kit Ocean and Footsteps
Hero Arts Layered Topiary to create the sun
Hero Arts Mini Ink cubes Mays Shades of Pink 
Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry for sand and sky
Papertrey Ink Faith and Hope for the sentiment, sorry this set is now retired
Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White stamped and blended panel
Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Solar White cut to A2 top folding card base
Pink glitter washi from my stash
Pink and white dotted paper from my stash
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my card today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn
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I have decided to enter this card in the, 

Friday, August 3, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #34

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #34 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty. 
Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamp set:
Robo Party 

Today's post is kind of sad as it is my last post as a Design Team Member for SumMoreFun.  
I along with 2 others are going to be starting our own line of stamps.
I will be forever thankful to Sabrina for her allowing me to be a part of such an amazing company and Design Team. 







Current Mood Board

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!


Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Cherry Blossom

Good Morning Dreamerz,

It's my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs BlogHere's my inspiration for you using: Cherry Blossom

You might remember a few weeks back to Challenge #31 where I used the Cherry Blossom set to create a shaker card.  I try to make my cards in pairs or more just in case I mess up somewhere in the design process.  Today's card is made using the second panel I had created so while it looks similar it is different.



Card Recipe:
I stamped the Cherry Blossom stamps across the bottom diagonally using versamark and applied white embossing powder and heat set the images.  Next came the ink blending using Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, and Tumbled Glass as those are 3 of the colors from the mood board. I cut the panel to A2 sized and then just used a simple sentiment from my stash to stamp on the front top corner. I affixed the panel to an A2 side folding card base layer of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock.  Finally I applied a couple sequins and clear enamel drops and the card is ready to send off. 

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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)
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Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Leafy Vines and Butterflies ~ Birthday

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share 3 birthday cards, all the same design but in different color palettes.
  
I saw this Leafy Vines stamp set on another crafters blog and fell in love instantly.  I then searched the internet to see the other many ways it was used and I was sold.  As I have said in previous posts I am in the middle of "Birthday Card Overload" This is the first time I have used this stamp and after the first card was made I whipped up 2 more in different palettes. 
I would love to say these cards were quick and easy but the easiest part was the stamping and ink blending of the Leafy Vines.
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 Card #1

 Card #2

Card #3

Items I used on these cards:
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder used on Leafy Vines stamp for resist
Tim Holtz Distress Ink used as the resist medium on Leafy Vines panels
Card #1 Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Card #2 Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
Card #3 Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple
Neenah Environment 100lb Smooth Desert Storm cut to A2 side folding card base and Fishtail Banner (sentiment)
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my cards today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

I have decided to enter this card in the, 

Friday, July 20, 2018

SumMoreFun ~ Challenge #33

Good Morning Dreamerz,

Today is the start of Challenge #33 on the SumMoreFun Designs BlogThe Theme/Mood Board for this challenge is so pretty. 
Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamp set:
Wings Set 

For today's post I wanted to share a card using a truly versatile stamp set with you.  I chose to use the Smaller of the Monarch Butterfly Wings for my card today.  I made this card at the same time I made my earlier Butterfly card except this one is just an all occasion card and could be used for male or female.


Close up detail of the embossing

Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wings which I placed very closely together on a piece of vellum then used White embossing powder and heat set.  I repeated this 2 more times. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do. I die cut the floral patterned paper and then die cut the word HI from the lower corner.  I die cut 3 butterflies from a different shades of blue cardstock to adhere the wings on using multi matte medium.

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. In order to make the word HI really stand out but not detract from the butterfly layers I used Versamark on the card base and applied some lovely dark blue metallic embossing powder and heat set it.  I used Tombow Extreme to affix the die cut floral layer to the front of an A2 sized side folding piece of Neenah Solar Crest 110lb cardstock. The butterflies were attached using Tombow glue and some Nuvo Drops in Midnight Blue applied to give the body and tips of antennae some detail.
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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)

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, July 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Dillo Style!

Good Morning Dreamerz

I am here to share another birthday card.  This is a one of a kind card aka "One Off", for my brother who lives in Texas. 

Backstory, when my brother moved to Texas a few years ago I asked him if he could find me a armadillo that had already been to a taxidermist.  I know this might sound odd or creepy, but for the longest time I have had this strange fascination with armadillos.  Now every time he sees something funny on social media regarding or involving armadillos he tags me.  
So when this Color Layering Armadillo stamp set was released I broke out the credit card and bought it so so fast. 
So my brothers birthday is at the beginning of August and I knew exactly what I was going to make him a card with.  Since he is male (obviously, LOL) and is not at all into fancy extras I tried to keep this card as simple as I could.
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Items I used on this card:
Hero Arts Mini Ink cubes Sky Blues used on Bauble stamp and Armadillo layers
Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder used on Bauble stamp for resist
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Dark Teal used as the resist medium on Bauble stamp
Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolor used as a wash to add sparkle over top of Bauble panel
Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White used for die cuts panel
Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Solar White cut to A2 top folding card base
*NOTE: Links provided for you as a courtesy, I am not compensated at all for them.*
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Thank you all for dropping by to look at my card today
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Have a great day Dreamerz
MaryAnn

I have decided to enter this card in the, 

 

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