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Herd You Had a Birthday

Howdy partner(s)!!!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Are you ready for another super fun theme this week at Always Fun Challenges???  If you’d like to see what I created for last week’s theme, which was One Layer, click here.  Now, for this weeks theme, this was totally out of my comfort zone, but I made it work.  The theme is Down On The Farm.

I didn’t even get this one completed until Saturday afternoon.  I had a heck of a time coming up with this one.  I’m so glad I did it though.  Like I said, this took me out of my little comfort bubble, but check out the result.

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I used a never before used stamp set (AKA NBUS) called Lunar Animals by Mama Elephant.  I used a NBUS paper pad and a NBUS die from MFT.  Too bad Darnell wasn’t doing her NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge right now, this one would totally qualify!!  It may not be going on now, but you should check out her blog for the NBUS challenge that she does a couple times a year.  It’s a lot of fun.

This was another one that I completely winged it as I went.  I had no idea how this was going to turn out.  While this is not my normal style, I still think it turned out ok.  I think it would be perfect for a kid’s Birthday.  The inside reads, “Have a Moo-tiful Day!!”

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Another out-of-my-element fun fact is that I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color these cute little farm animals.  I’ve had these pens for awhile now, but I’ve been quite intimidated by them.  I tried them when I first got them and I just didn’t like them.  Or I should say I didn’t like my results.  But the more videos I’ve seen of people using them, the less intimidating they seem so I decided to give them another try.  I was actually pleasantly surprised.  I really like them!!  As long as I had a water brush right next to me at all times and a super fine paint brush, I felt comfortable.  I felt like I could handle it without holding my breath the entire time.

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Anyway, I hope you’ll join us over at Always Fun Challenges this week by clicking here and linking your “Down on the Farm” creation.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Horse: Mustard 67 (body), Oatmeal 64(mane), flesh color 71 (nose), mid brown 65 (hooves), pale pink 28 (ears)
Pig: pale pink 28
Cow: black 10, light gray 91 (horns), pale pink 28 (ears, nose)
Chicken: Lemon Yellow 51, bright yellow 52, wine red 24, light brown 61 (beak)
Sheep: Blue gray 92, light gray 91, gray 90 (hooves and nose) cheeks pale pink

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One Layer Card

Hi folks!!  Hope everyone has had a great start to the New Year.  I have a one layer card to share with you guys today.  I chose to use some adorable images from Purple Onion Designs.  They are one of my favorite stamp companies.

I chose Birch the Bunny because I had our rabbit, Thumper in mind when I made this card.  Unfortunately we lost him on New Year’s Day.  I’m still pretty heartbroken about it.  He was such a cool creature.  I had never had a rabbit before so it was definitely a learning experience for us, but he turned out to have such a cool personality and I fell in love with him.  Our dog, Bentley was “playing” with Thumper and we don’t really know what happened.  We thought he was in shock, I held him for about 10 minutes then was told to put him in his cage, where he’s familiar with the smell and put a blanket over it to darken it.  We did that.  I went to check on him about 30 minutes later.  I sat there with him and watched his breathing and the way he was acting, something was off.  Then his breathing started to slow way down.  Then he just quit breathing.  The boy’s were pretty devastated.  I’m still pretty devastated.  I feel awful for letting him down.

But enough with all this sadness.  Let me move on before I can’t.  I made this card in honor of my dear Thumper.  The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is One Layer card.  I’ve made a process video, if you’d like to see how I made this.

To check out last week’s project, click here.

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RIP lil buddy.

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Copics Used:

Birch:  E70, E71, E74, R20, R30 (belly) W0, W1

Hat:  RV32, RV34

Ground:  W1, W2, W3

House:  E53, E55, Y00

Snow:  B000

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Hello 2018 Shaker Card

Happy New Year friends!!  I hope everyone is as excited about a New Year as I am!!  I don’t necessarily do New Year’s Resolutions, but I do have some goals set up for 2018.  How about you guys?

Our elves have gone back to the North Pole, the bomb that went off in our living room that we lovingly call “Christmas Morning” is also gone.  No signs of it ever happening.  I’m taking our Christmas decorations down this weekend and the boys go back to school on Tuesday!  Looks like things will be back to normal in no time.  I like to decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving so that I can enjoy my lights and decorations for a full month.  I love how everything looks when I first put it all out.  But by about now, I’m ready to have my house back, my living room, my normally lowered electric bill back…  It’s time.  I’m ready to move right on into 2018!!

I decided to do a “Hello 2018” card because I’m excited about this new year.  The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is…. Something New.  (To see my card for the last challenge, A Christmas Carol, click here.)  Something New, New Year, I went with an easy choice, but I’m just really looking forward to moving on into a brand new year, with new expectations, fresh starts, you know what I mean?  Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

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I thought I had made something similar to this, but I wasn’t even close.  I’ll add a pic down below of what I thought was similar when I was making this.  I have a HORRIBLE memory…

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I love a good shaker card!!  I knew I wanted to do something kind of tlike shiny and sparkly and the best way to achieve that is with a shaker.  I thought about going gold, but the card I had in mind, the one I thought was similar to this one, was in gold so I went with silver.

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It sure is sparkly and shiny, isn’t it?? Below is the card that I had in mind while making this, that I thought was very similar to the one I was making.  Click here to see my post featuring this card.  I was a little worried I was making the same thing over again and just didn’t fully realize it.  It definitely is similar, but not quite the same.  I made a few of these for a custom order from my Etsy store

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I really like the Happy New Year card above, but I LOVE the not so traditional Hello 2018.  I just think it’s different.  I like that about it. And I just HAD to use these adorable WISH trees as props before I packed them up for the year.  My dear friend got them for me from a local store and I can’t stop staring at them.  They are gorgeous!!

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I hope everyone has/had a fabulous New Year’s and I’ll see y’all again next week!!  If you’d like to add your project(s) for this week’s theme over at the Always Fun Challenges blog, click here to be redirected.

If you’d like to see my process, just click on the video below.

I couldn’t capture it in a photo, but the white paper I used for my card front was really interesting looking.  It was part of a glitter paper pad from Michaels, but while all the other colors were super sparkly, this one almost looked like a matte sparkle.  It sounds contradicting, I know but it really did look that way!  I don’t know how else to describe it.  I couldn’t find a few of the items I used to include in my products list below, including the matte glitter paper, so I’ve added them separately with a picture and a link.  I just googled these items and included what I found below.

Holiday Glitzy Solids

This is the paper I used for the card front.  You can find it here.

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This is the paper I used for the black and silver glitter.  You can find it here.

The number dies that I used I couldn’t add because it’s a Stampin Up item so if you want it, just ask your Stampin Up demonstrator about the Large Number Framelits that coordinate with the Number of Years stamp set.  I’m sure they can lead you right to it.

Everything else is listed below.

OH!!  I almost forgot to mention this, but Simon Says Stamp is having a HUGE year end sale right now.  Hurry over before it’s too late.  Click Come see our new arrivals at Simon Says Stamp!” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>here to check it out!!  Heidi is STILL adding items as we speak so don’t miss out!!

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Lots of Layers Featuring SSS Feb. Card Kit

Hi guys!!  Happy Belated World Cardmaking Day!!!  It was October 7th, for those that may not have known.  I just found out about 4 days ago, but unfortunately we were at an out of town football game so I didn’t get to craft at all.  That’s ok, I’ll make up for it this coming week.  The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is Lots of Layers.  This is why I love being on this design team.  It makes me try things I normally wouldn’t try.  I don’t work with many layers very often so this was a little out of my league, but I did the best I could.

I mainly used everything from the February 2017 Simon Says Stamp card kit.  All the papers and sentiment are from that kit.  I wasn’t sure where to even start so I used a sketch to help get me going.  As you can see, this card was very easy to put together.  Here is the sketch I used.

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Once I had this, the rest was a piece of cake!!

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For the circles, the smallest circle I used was 1 3/4″.  The next one up was 2 1/8″ (craft cardstock).  The bigger set of circles start at a little over 2 1/2″ and the biggest circle I used is 3″.  The strip of pink card stock is 2″ wide.

The banners:  Smallest is 1/2″ x 2″

Biggest:  1/2″ x 2 3/8″

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Misty

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Back To School

Hi guys!!  Hope all you parents are getting back into the swing of a routine.  We started school last Wednesday and I think we’re finally getting our groove back.  It’s amazing how every year, we seem to forget how to cope with back to school!!! We struggle with the getting up early, getting lunches made, early bedtime routine, as if we didn’t just do it the year before!!  This year is particularly crazy because my husband is coaching football and I took over as the Vice President of the football league (first year even on the board so I have no idea what I’m doing).  I’m here to tell you, it’s a lot more work than I thought it was going to be!!  That on top of everything else in our lives is making me a little crazy.  So school and football basically start at the same time.  We’ve had Jayden’s best friend, Bubby and his Mom staying with us for a couple of weeks now so it’s been nice having another Mom here to help us function.

Speaking of “Back to School”, that is the theme this week at Always Fun Challenges.  So bust out your back to school stamps and get crafty with them!!   I don’t really have any school/teacher related stamp sets so this was the closest I could get.  I absolutely LOVE these little birds from the Stacking Animals set from Simon Says Stamp.  They work for so many different occasions.

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Look how CUTE they are!!!  And the glasses from the Geek is Chic die (by MFT) fit perfect on the biggest bird.  I just can’t get over how cute they are.  I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the glasses and then topped them off with glossy accents.

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This will go live after our hectic weekend, but right now  I’m desperately trying to get my house clean for Jayden’s Birthday sleepover that we’re having Saturday night (so when you see this, that would have been last night).  We just realized 2 days ago that we have to do it this weekend.  My son’s Birthday is next week but next weekend is Labor Day weekend and I’m doing a 2 day craft fair, then we have football games every Saturday night from now until November.  Our next home game isn’t until September 23rd.  And I just realized all of this 2 days ago…  Way to go, Misty!!  My hubby is at the high school football game right now with Jayden and 6 of his friends so I’m taking advantage of this childless moment to CLEAN!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  You guys always leave the sweetest messages for me.  I really appreciate it.  If you have time, head over to the Always Fun Challenges blog and check out last weeks participants.  We have some beautiful entries.  If you have some crafty time, I encourage you to join us this week for some Back to School fun!  As always, AFC is open to anyone and everyone who’d like to participate.  We have a fun, new theme each week.

Copics:

Blue Bird:  BG10, BG11, BG13 Beak:  YR12, YR21

Orange Bird:  YR01, YR04, YR07 Beak:  YR21, Y32

If you’d like to see how I made this card, just click on the video below.  You’ll also find a list of all of the products I used below that.

Have a great week!!

Misty

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Let It Sparkle

Hi there!!  Welcome back to another theme reveal for the Always Fun Challenges blog.  The theme this week is called “Let It Sparkle”.  I chose to do a shaker card which has lots of yummy sparkles.  This was my first time using the Secret Garden set by Simon Says Stamp and I am loving it!  It’s just such an adorable set.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with the background though so I made it up as I went.

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I started by coloring the fairy first.  I’m very pleased with how she turned out.  Once I had the fairy colored, I moved on to the house.  I chose to match the house to the fairy.  Isn’t she just the cutest??

While I was coloring the fairy, I started flipping through all of my past cards to find a skin tone and hair color that I liked and it doing so, I ran across a beautiful distressed background that I did awhile back for a mermaid card that I had created.  This is the card that inspired the background for my fairy card.  I absolutely LOVE these two colors together.

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I used Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron to make this gorgeous background.  It works great for a mermaid card AND a fairy one!

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If you’d like to see how I made this card, please click on the video below.  Below that is a list of all the products I used.  Please head over to the Always Fun Challenges blog and join us this week for the “Let It Sparkle” theme!!  It’s always open to everyone who’d like to participate.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Misty

Copic Markers Used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11 (cheeks) R20, R30

Hair:  Y11, Y21, E33, E35 (headband) BV01, G03

Dress:  BG000, BG01, R81, R83, Y00, Y02 (shoes) R81, R83

Wings:  BV0000, BV000

Wand:  Y06, E00

Bird:  BG01, Y06

Mushroom House:  (Base) E40, E41, E42, E43 (chimney) T0, T3 (windows) BG000 (top window) E70, E74, BG000 (door) E70, E71, E74 (knob and front step) N2 (grass) G00, G03 G05 (top of house) R81, R83, R85

Butterflies:  BF11, BG34, Y02, N3

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Anything But a Card

Hi guys!!  I’m getting this post in at the last second of the last hour so I won’t be writing much.  I made this for the Always Fun Challenges blog and the theme this week is “Anything But a Card”.  I chose to do a couple bookmarks since I’ve been wanting to make some for awhile now.

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I thought this was a great sentiment to go with a starry/galaxy background.

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I made three because I wasn’t sure if I’d like it better on distress card stock or on 110 lb. Neenah Solar White card stock.  I actually like them both.  I also did one on the smooth side of the distress card stock and one on the textured side.  The one in the middle is the distress ink on the textured side.  That was my least favorite, but I’m still happy to have tried it all 3 ways.

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

Misty

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Paper Piecing Challenge

Hello crafty friends!!  How many of you love to paper piece when making cards?  I know some people prefer it.  And then some, like me, forget all about it until I actually do it again and then I say to myself, “Why don’t I do this more often?”  I tend to say that a lot lately.  All these new challenges each week have me trying different techniques and new ideas.  I have to say, I love it!!  If you’re ever lacking imagination or creativity, I suggest joining a challenge or two.  That’s kind of crazy coming from me, who had only participated in 2 challenges before joining this design team.  I like to do the Simon Says Stamp weekly challenge on flickr when I can and I LOVE my crafty friends’ NBUS challenge that she does a few times a year.  NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) is the PERFECT way to dip your toe into the wonderful world of challenges.  We all have stamp sets that have never seen the light of day, am I right?

Anyway….  I’m getting a little off track here.  Let’s talk about this week’s theme at Always Fun Challenges.  Have you guessed what that theme is yet???  Well, if you guessed paper piecing, then you are absolutely correct!!  I decided to go with this flower image from Purple Onion Designs.  I absolutely LOVE this flower image.  From this angle, you can see the added dimension and how pretty that Victorian Velvet distress ink turned out.

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I think floral images are fun to paper piece.  As are clothes.  I did a card awhile back using Stamping Bella’s Uptown Girls and I had a lot of fun paper piecing their dresses.  You can check out that process video by clicking here.

Well ladies, I do hope you’ll check out the Always Fun Challenge blog this week and enjoy all the amazing talent from the rest of our design team and all the entries as well.  Please join us if you can!!  As always, these weekly challenges are open for everyone to play along.

If you’re interested in watching my process for this card, you can click on my YouTube video below.  I’ve also added links to all the products I’ve used.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I absolutely love hearing from you guys each week.  Until next week….

Misty


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CAS – Peony Bouquet by Altenew

Well hello there my crafty friends!!!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  We are on week 3 at Always Fun Challenges and this weeks’ theme is Clean & Simple.  I must admit, I struggled with this one a little bit.  I don’t usually make CAS cards so I really had to make myself stop and think before I added something I couldn’t take back.  I used Peony Bouquet by Altenew.  This stamp set was so much fun to play with.  I actually just received another one of their lovely layered sets called Spring Daisy, along with a few other goodies.  I hope to have a haul video up on my YouTube channel in a couple of days.  Until then, you can check out my process video for this card by scrolling down to the bottom of this post or going to my YouTube channel by clicking here.  It’s a pretty short video, since these cards were so easy to make.

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I decided to make this card for my son’s teacher who is really sick right now.  In the process of making this card, I realized I do not have ANY get well soon stamps.  At all.  I ended up using Sending and Wishing by SSS, but I definitely know what’s going on my Wishlist now.

I used the MISTI to stamp the flowers right where I wanted them.  Then I added the sentiment and I was done!!  I can’t believe how fast and easy this was to make.  I learned something very valuable while making this card…  I need to make more CAS cards!!!  I liked it so much that I made another one in another color.  Here’s the 2nd one.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the Always Fun Challenges blog to see all the inspiration from the other oh so talented Design Team members.  You can enter your own project here.  If you’re not able to playing along this week, I hope you will at least head over and check out all the beautiful entries.  I’m always amazed at the amount of talent there is.

Have a wonderful week!

Misty

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Always Fun Challenges Blog

Well, some of you may already know this but by the time I post this I’ll have already shared some really awesome news.  I’m so excited to have joined the design team for a blog called Always Fun Challenges.  We’ll be doing weekly challenges and would love for you to join in with us!!  The theme for the first challenge is “Anything Goes”.  You can click here to be taken directly to the AFC blog.  If you’d like to join in on the fun, just add your entry between now and Saturday.  Instructions can be found on the blog.  Below is my entry.

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I used Time for Wine by Simon Says Stamp and colored it with my Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils.  These images were super fun to color!!  This is only the 2nd card I’ve made using these colored pencils and I have to say, I think I’m in love.  They color like a dream.  Very smooth, very easy to blend.  I know I’ve said this before, but the polychromos are oil based instead of wax based so you don’t get the wax build up like you can get with other colored pencils.  I’ve listed the colors I used below.  I added some glossy accents to the glass and I LOVE how it turned out!!

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Another first for me were the Nuvo drops.  This color matched so perfectly and added just the right finishing touch.  This is Rhubarb Crumble.  I think this is my new favorite embellishment at the moment.  I don’t use embellishments all too often, but I hope to change that now.  The Nuvo drops took a bit of practice, but I learned that some of them have different consistencies.  Some came out fairly easy and leveled out all by themselves while others never did.  Here’s my practice sheets.

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The bottom row on the left and the top 3 rows on the right never did level out so they have a less than favorable shape to them.  The rest of them did pretty well.  The coral colored ones that are 4th down on the right are not Nuvo, it’s actually Enamel Dots by Ranger.

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See how the bottom row turned out?  Just when I thought I was getting the hang of it…  Check out this close up though.  Aren’t they beautiful?!!?  Look how perfect some of them turned out!!

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These are my favorites.  Listed in order from top to bottom:

Rhubarb Crumble, Pale Periwinkle, Rosewater, Duck Egg Blue.

The bottom photo from top to bottom:

Silver Moondust, Caribbean Ocean and Sherbert (and then another row of Rhubarb Crumble).

Anyway, the Rhubarb Crumble drop matched my coloring perfectly so I added a few of them as my final touch.  I also used some jute twine and for my background, I used woodgrain kraft card stock that I am madly in love with.

Polychromos:

Leaves:  May Green (170), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Green Gold (268), Indian Red (192), Venetian Red (190)

Grapes:  Manganese Violet (160), Magenta (133), Violet (138), Crimson (134)

Bottle:  Earth Green Yellowish (168), May Green (170), Olive Green Yellowish (173), Chromium Green Opaque (174)

Cork:  Bistre (179)

Glass:  Cold Grey II (231), Cold Grey III (232)

Well, that’s it for my very first challenge as a design team member!!  That sounds so cool!!  I’m so excited to be a part of this and to do something I’ve never done before.  And I can’t wait to see what you guys create!!

I didn’t do a YouTube video on this one, but next week will definitely have a process video to go along with it. I simply didn’t have time this week. I am however, learning some time saving tips and tricks to utilize in Adobe Premiere Pro (which is what I use to edit my videos) so my editing process will hopefully (fingers crossed) be cut down considerably, making it more likely that I’ll have a process video for all my entries from here on out.  It’s not easy taking a couple hours of video and cramming what I think are the most important parts into a 10-12 minute video…  I know some of you can relate..

I’m entering this in the “Anything Goes” challenge at Always Fun Challenges Blog and also at Darnell’s 2nd Annual April Fool’s Boo-Boo Hop and NBUS Challenge #11

Until next week, my friends….

 

Misty