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Piggy Grad

>> Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's getting to be that time of year..time for the Pomp & Circumstance march across the stage. I remember it well...mainly because I was in the band & played it for a lot of graduating classes! In the graduation spirit, I have a fun grad card today.

Normally, this pig image has a party hat along w/ a balloon but since I fussy cut him, I cut off the party hat. The small balloon was stamped again w/ lt blue ink, colored & fussy cut. All the other balloons were made by die cutting 2 sizes of balloons in a piece of copy paper & using the negative as a stencil. After I sponged the Distress inks thru the stencil I added some Wink of Stella to some of them. 
The greeting was stamped at the bottom & I used Copics to make the shadow underneath. A few grad caps & some drawn balloon strings & I was done!

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Birthday Party PigDream Big (insideBrush MortarboardBright Graduation Greeting)
paper: Staples 110# white, black
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass, broken china, cracked pistachio, spun sugar, shaded lilac, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade
accessories: Copic markers,  Spellbinders A2 modern stationery dies  Misti, small grad cap punch, ODBD Balloon dies (used as a stencil), Wink of Stella


Fishing Rules!

>> Thursday, April 19, 2018

Good morning!
Well summer and Father's Day is also in our near future so I'm trying 
to think ahead... This first card could be for any occasion but it 
is most likely going to be for the guy in your life!!
DRS stamps used: Fishing Rules 315K and Jumping Fish 325L

This card uses lots of corrugated card stock both torn and painted 
and as a base layer.  I used white paint and green paint and also 
some copper Nuvo Mousse.
I also used some gauze (or cheesecloth) and rubbed it with
Tea Stain Distress Ink.  I applied matte paper adhesive
to the blue panel with a brush and pressed the gauze into it.  
After the adhesive dried I inked it and because some of the paper had 
adhesive on it, I got some really different results, happy accident
you might say.  It just goes with all the other guy elements.
My fish is fussy cut from the jumping fish scene.

This next card is a cute birthday card, with birds and that darling
The bird dies are from Elizabeth Craft.  I colored them to look like the DRS
stamp bird on the feeder,  I believe they are Nuthatch.
Everything else is pretty simple.

Hey, thanks for visiting today!


Piggies and Chocolate

>> Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My card today designed itself.  I started with the Wood Grain Background stamp and added some sponging and a little water distressing. 

Then I thought I would add Leonard Pig's Dance of Joy which lead to the Hogs and Kisses Greeting, which led to the Giant Chocolate Chip (a Hersey's Kiss), and then it needed more fun so I added Birthday Party Pig.  Super fun to make since it kind of made itself.




Spring Time Cards

>> Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Splish, splash!  The real life bird baths around these parts are absolutely overflowing....We've certainly had our share of April showers this weekend, and that's what inspired my two cards :)

I colored up the Bird Bath image and paired it up with the Spring is Creeping Greeting that I cut in half.  I matted each in black to make them stand out, and used the Interlocking Circles and the
Three Butterflies to create the background papers.   

After all the showers, I sure hope I see some flowers by the time May comes around. I colored up the Flower Border and fussy cut it out. They weren't long enough to go vertically down the card, so I cut them in half, before attaching them to the black strip of paper.  I wanted the card to be inspirational, so I stamped and layered up the Faith Greeting, knowing that it would cover up the middle portion of missing flowers. 

I attached these elements onto a background made using the Splatter Background stamp and the

Thanks for stopping by!


More Birthdays!

>> Monday, April 16, 2018

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I have a couple of birthday cards to share with you today. The first one was super easy to create. I die cut the butterflies from a rainbow of pastels and arranged them on some cream CS that was embossed with a CB birthday EF. The tiny birthday greeting was stamped onto the same cream CS, die cut and layered onto a die cut circle. Everything was attached to a cream card base.

My second card uses this week's sketch for the weekly Splitcoast Stamper Sketch challenge and some new flower dies from Spellbinders.

I started by die cutting the flowers from dark and light purple CS as well as the flower stems and leaves from green CS. the Happy, happy, happy day greeting was stamped onto white CS, die cut and layered onto a dark purple panel. The light panel was embossed with the same CB birthday EF. I really like this sketch and how this card came together. 

Thanks for stopping by today.



Stained Glass Daffodils

>> Saturday, April 14, 2018


I have a fun card for you today ~

I started my card by stamping our Daffodil Butterfly Circle on white card stock and after coloring it with markers I fussy cut both the inside and the outside.  Next I stamped our Lg. Stained Glass stamp using black ink and after tracing a pencil circle where the daffodil circle would end up I colored all the stained glass sections inside the circle blue and the outside purple and then attached the daffodil circle on top.  Once it was attached to my folded pink card I stamped our Sending You Sunshine greeting using black ink.

Thanks for stopping by!


Dress Up Pigs

>> Friday, April 13, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Is it any warmer where you are? After a chilly start, we've  had a little warm up. At least until this weekend. Then cooler again. Don't you just love how spring is teasing us this year? 

Anyway, I have a fun card today using Leonard Pig. Actually, original Leonard is now Mrs. Pig on the right & Mr. Pig is a mirror image on the left. And after coloring & fussy cutting them, I made little checked outfits for them. I just drew them in the shape of a vest & a dress then used a black sharpie to do the checks on them.  I used a little bow tie die for Mr. Pig & then trimmed it to make the bows for Mrs. Pig. The greeting was finagled a bit to fit between them.
The checkerboard bg was fun to do. I put the image into my Misti & stamped it across the bottom 2 or 3 times to get it really dark. I moved the turquoise panel down & did the mid section a little lighter. Moved it down again & stamped the top w/o reinking it. 

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Leonard Pig,  HogwashCheckerboard Bg (insideOne More Candle Birthday Candle)
paper: Staples 110# white, turquoise, black, scrap of red
ink:  Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies  Misti, Impression Obsession retro masculine dies (bow tie)


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