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Harvest Wishes Halloween Duo

Friday, September 8th, 2017

   This is my second post for today. To see my previous post using the new CDD Happy Camper set, click here.

   For the September Release, the divas are showcasing two new stamp sets today. This set is called Harvest Wishes & it’s another favorite for this release. Now, I don’t normally make Halloween cards, but when I saw these two mice, I HAD to!

   To make these cute shaped cards, I used the CDD Stitched in Circles dies. I only added a couple other circle dies to make the layers. I cut the little wreath from that set using glitter paper. For a finishing touch, I did add Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to the bows and the colored circle on both cards.

   I colored up these little cuties to match the Ghouls & Goodies 6×6 paper pad from Doodlebug.

   Thank you for joining us for the September Release. Come back and visit me as I have 3 more cards from this release to share with you!


Copics Used:

Mice: E33, E31, E30 / R02, R00, R000
   Girl Mouse Shirt: BV04, BV02, V12 / W3, W00 / 0
   Boy Mouse Coveralls: W10, W8, W6
   Boy Bow tie: YG07, YG03, YG01
   Spoons: C3, C2
Pumpkins: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / W5 / E27, E23 / YG07, YG03


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Floating Birthday Wishes

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

   Hey, y’all! I’m sharing a card I created for the Craftin’ Desert Divas August Mood Board Challenge! To play along, just use CDD products with the mood board inspiration, and then share it on social media. Be sure to tag Craftin’ Desert Divas with #cddmonthly for a chance to win! More information is available in the Files section of the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group.

   In this theme, I see birthday stuff! So, I made a cute little birthday card using the “Happy Hello” digital stamp. This stamp is SO cute and I’ve had my eye on it for a while to make a birthday card.

   I colored her up with Copic markers to match Doodlebug’s Fairy Tales set. Can you tell I like Doodlebug? For this one, I decided to make a shaker card. I cut out everything using my Scan N’ Cut. I only had to cut a little with my craft knife to get the insides of the balloon strings. I did decide to use a silver thread for the balloon strings instead of the black lines. Yeah, it took a little longer, but I think it was worth it.

   To make the frame for the shaker, I used the Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies from Craftin’ Desert Divas. These have very quickly become a go-to die for me. For the filler in my shaker window, I used hot pink and purple micro beads, clear iridescent seed beads, and iridescent star sequins. I just LOVE how it came out! It’s very girly and since I have 8 nephews and only 2 nieces I don’t get to make very many girly cards.
   For a finishing touch, there’s an extra thick layer of Glossy Accents over the balloons. This is because when the first layer was almost dry, I was messing around with it thinking I could be careful and finish the card while it was still wet and stuck my thumb in it. 🙁 So, I had to put another layer.

   For the inside, I decided to use a little sentiment from the 6×6 Fairy Tales paper pad. I think it looks perfect!


Copics Used:

Elephant: N5, N3, N1, N0 / R02, R00
Bird: BG57, BG53, 0 / YR04, YR02 / Y15, Y13
Balloons: V15, V12, V01 / RV66, V05, RV63 / RV55, RV02, RV52 / Y15, Y13, Y11 / YR07, YR04, YR02 / YG07, YG03, YG01


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Mermaids make me smile!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

   I wanted to share a card that I made about a month ago. This little image was a freebie sent out in The Greeting Farm’s newsletter. I just LOVE mermaids and feel like I have to get ANY stamp with mermaids on it. 🙂


   This is a pretty simple top folding A2 card. I was playing around with coloring her up and decided to make a card. I used Doodlebug’s Sunkissed 6×6 paper pad for this one. I also used a lot of scraps. I even decided to use sequins! Hey, I may have a lot, but that doesn’t mean I want to necessarily USE them. The waves are inverted stitched scallops cut from scraps. The sun background was a file from silhouette that I inlaid. The rocks, I free hand cut myself.


   I didn’t do any fancy coloring with this one. I was mainly practicing hair. For a finishing touch, I put Clear Wink of Stella on the tail. What mermaid doesn’t have a shimmer tail? 😉

   I do hope you like my simple card. I LOVE it! I actually did NOT do anything on the inside. Nope, don’t feel my forehead. I’m fine. Just wanted to use this one as a note card.


Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13; R02, R00
Tail: YG01, YG03, YG17, YG97
Seashells & Sm. Starfish: RV29, RV25, R43, R32
Large Starfish: YR01, YR04, YR07
Hair: Y00, Y21, Y13, Y19, YR12


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