Nailed It

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I made this card using a new stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Nailed It.  It was one of those sets that didn’t catch my eye right away but the more I looked at it, the more I decided I had to have it.  I think what happened is it has a Happy Fathers Day stamp in it and since I don’t have any fathers left I didn’t think I needed it.  The thing is, it makes a great man card.  All the tools and the sentiments are perfect for that.

The other nice thing about this stamp set is it has a set of matching Framelits called Build It.  Ya gotta love any stamp set that has matching Framelits!

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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

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It is Friday ~ my favorite day of the week!  It is the day Buffy, Jackie and I participate in our Stamp Off Challenge.  This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge (which is also my favorite challenge).  I find sketch challenges the easiest because all you need to do it fit your stamps and paper into the sketch.

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Here is my card:

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I used a new stamp set called High Tide to make this card.  It is a set that is in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The lighthouse is a two step stamp.  This is when you stamp once with one stamp and then stamp again with another stamp over the first one.  It makes the image look kind of 3D.  The sentiment is from Birthday Banners which coordinates with the the Framelits called Bunch Of Banners.  The “water” is Designer Series Paper called By The Shore.

Now let’s go over to see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I always love to see how they interpret one of our challenges.

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Happy Birthday Emily

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Yesterday was my sister Emily’s birthday.  I don’t usually post on Sundays so I am posting a Happy Birthday message to her today.  This is not the card I sent her because I actually forgot to take a picture of the card I did send.  In any case, Emily is an amazing woman.  She is kind, thoughtful and dedicated.  She does a lot of things for other people.

I made this card using the Seasonal Decorative Masks for the background.  You can either use a sponge dauber or a regular sponge to do this.  I used Pool Party Ink on top of the Pool Party cardstock.  The medallion is from a set of Framelits called Merry Tags.  Merry Tags does have a matching stamp set called Merry Wishes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The sentiment is from Birthday Banners which also has a matching set of Framelits called Bunch of Banners.

Happy Birthday, Emily.  I hope your day yesterday was awesome!

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Moroccan Nights

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I have to say, the combination of Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point has now become one of my favorites.  For some reason I never put those two colors together in the past but you can be sure I will be using them in the future  A lot.  It is like they were made for each other!

The medallion on this card is from the stamp set called Moroccan Nights.  It is a really cute set that also has three different lanterns and a beautiful border stamp.  I actually got this stamp set at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event I went to in April.  It was an “all attendee” giveaway which is awesome because, well we all got one!  You can get free stamp sets too by becoming a demonstrator and going to these events.  They are a lot of fun and excitement.  If you are interested, let me know.  I can explain how everything works!

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A Color Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a color challenge.  I am not sure which one of use gave us this challenge but I guess it doesn’t really matter.  The colors we needed to use are Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky.

47a6d820b3127cce98548a436a1000000010100AcN2Lhq3cOXGAI wasn’t too sure about the Tangerine Tango because it is not a color I usually use but it seems to work with the other two colors.  Here is my card for this challenge:

Painter's Palette, Birthday Banners, Banner For YouI was ready something that Jackie wrote, although this is probably not a direct quote, but somewhere after reading her blog, I got “swooshes, swooshes everywhere”.  I went back to her blog to try to figure out what she said exactly but couldn’t find it.  In any case, this swooshes everywhere made me want to make a card with swooshes everywhere!  I used the stamp set Painter’s Palette for all the swooshes.  The banner is from Banners For You and the sentiments are from Birthday Banners.  Both of those sets have matching Framelits called Bunch of Banners.  If you buy the Banners For You and the Bunch of Banners Framelits in a bundle you can save 10%.

Now let’s go check out what Jackie and Buffy made.  I bet you will love whatever their creations are because they are just awesome!

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