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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

My March CAS Christmas entry - Deer baubble

Hi all - skating in almost at the eleventh hour (well, about 7 hrs left) to post an entry for this month's CAS Christmas Card Challenge. I almost thought I wouldn't make it since I was out of town most of the past two weeks, then home for a meeting this afternoon. Meeting ended early and I had time to make use of items I had cut last week potentially for this challenge (use a deer).

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Poptone Black Licorice
Silhouette Design ID 70497 Circle Flourish Reindeer
Die - Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Stamp - Hero Arts CL343 Holiday Sayings (retired)
Other - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, & Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks; Stickles

I started with a Silhouette design I used once almost four years ago (see card here). That was for a vintage challenge; this time I was going with white on white but ended up coloring my offset layer with shades of blue Distress Oxide ink. I tried stenciling some birch trees behind but rejected that idea as too busy, given the flourishes on the deer. I spritzed the blue with a bit of water but the effect is very subtle. Wanted to use diamond stickles on the deer but the bottle was empty - dang! Instead used crystal ones which turned out fine. I had cut a bunch of white and black deer so decided to layer for a slight shadow effect.

Sorry for the bad photo; it was already clouding up here after a fairly sunny day. Thanks to Loll, Bonnie & team for another fun challenge!! And a big Happy Birthday to this fabulous challenge blog - one year old and going strong!!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Twofer #14 - Balloons!

Hi all - it's been awhile again. I'm having difficulty trying to find time to make cards & blog them. Oh well... I do what I can. Popping in today with a pair for this month's Twofer Card Challenge to use balloons.

Supplies - Paper - Hero Arts pool card; Paper Studio colored papers; 
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Kaisercraft Provincial patterned papers
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 26 plus a label from another set
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments One
Tattered Lace Couple
Stamps - Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut; Ultimate Crafts Script (retired)

I needed a birthday card for a friend and had already pulled out a fun Blueprints set I like to use (hope I didn't use it for her card previously!!). The set has a balloon edge and I was inspired to use it to create a gatefold card for the second card. Cut it in white and, next thing I knew, I had a wedding congrats card.

Hope all is well with everyone and sorry that I'm not getting to your blogs as often as I'd like. Thanks to Darnell and the Twofer team for another fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping!!