Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lavinia World - Woodland Dancing

Hello, sweet friends and followers!
Will you dance with me?
Today's card reminds me of the 60s when we had slumber parties and danced until we were out of breath - kind of like Christina and Meredith in Grey's Anatomy. (giggle)

Today's card is about friendship, and the magic that results from being with our dearest friends.

Today begins a new Lavinia World Challenge!
Details of our Lavinia World ChallengeAn ANYTHING GOES theme using ANY brand clear or rubber stamp - no digitals. Winner receives
a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.

While "our" Lavinia World store is located in the US, it ships worldwide. In the US, buy $25 and get free shipping! Lavinia World carries other crafting supplies for your convenience. If you use Lavinia World products, your chances of winning double.

I "cheated" again, using one of the beautiful background papers called
A Woodland Walk.

I prepared the page by first using a finger dauber and blending lots of Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink, shading certain areas, and turning the panel to a bluer cast. Then more leaves were stamped from Creeping Vine LAV295 in Iced Spruce and Shaded Lilac Oxide Distress Inks. The Dancing Till Dawn LAV273 fairies was stamped in VersaFine Clair Nocturne and heat set with clear EP:

Using a finger dauber and VersaMark Ink, the edges of the panel were distressed and heat set with a black embossing powder containing glitter:

My stash did not have the size die needed for the lacy frame, so I pulled out an old punch and cut it in half down the center:

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
Thanks for dropping by and dancing with me today!

Products Used:
Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Make My Monday Challenges #102 "Friendship" my friends are dancing and enjoying being together! 8/18
  2. Cute Card Thursday #595 "Add A Quote" The quote on my card is from William Shakespeare 8/22

Stamping Hugs,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Snow People

Hello, everyone!
Thank you for dropping by.
Today, I'm cooling off from our very hot and humid Florida temperatures with a fun-loving Snow Person who is making Snow Angels!
Ahhhh, cools me off just thinking about it.

Today begins a new challenge at 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

My brilliant teammates have fantastic samples to share! The challenge is ANYTHING GOES for ANY Christmas theme craft project. August's Challenge has an optional theme of Snow People!

My project features SheepSki Designs "Snow Happy" image!
This digi stamp makes me laugh! Can you picture it animated? I can!

"Happy" was colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils and Gamsol, and then he was die cut:

I wanted to distress the interior of the panel without any of the embossed detail around the edges have blue on it. So Post-It Tape came to the rescue:

Double Sided Tape was placed on the under side of the frame, and dredged with clear glitter from the top:

The panel behind was dry embossed and distressed with the same two distress ink colors. An old Martha Stewart Starlight edge punch was used on one side. Again, on the underside, double stick tape was applied to the star edge, and dredged with navy glitter.

He is so cute!

Some Products Used:
  • Stamps: Andrea Norris SheepSki Designs "Snow Happy", Hero Arts Seasonal Sentiments CL722
  • Dies: Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Design CED5507, MS Starlight Punch
  • Colored: Distress Inks (BluePrint and Mermaid Lagoon) and Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils with Gamsol (in blues and turquoise blends)
  • Clear Glitter (for border), Blue Glitter for stars
Challenges I'm submitting this card to:

  1. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #54 AG Christmas 8/25
  2. Cute N Crafty Christmas #16 Anything Christmas Goes 8/25
  3. ScrapyLand Challenges #119 AG SL Dies (Sue Wilson) 8/17
  4. Merry Little Christmas Challenge #13 Anything Christmas Goes 9/1 (check 9/5)
  5. SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge #38 Fave Embellishments - (my favorite embellishments are to put glitter or embossing powder on die cuts, creating dimension on a flat card using that glitter and/or embossing powder) 8/19
  6. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown color challenge 8/17 (sep post)
  7. Dream Valley Challenges #207 Hand Coloured Image 8/25 (sep post)
  8. Sparkles Christmas Challenge #103 "It's Snowtime!" 9/1

Stamping Hugs,

Friday, August 09, 2019

My Besties - Get Well

Waving "Hello" to each of you, and wishing you a great week.
Today's card share is a sweet image from the Get Well Besties line, for a card swap - theme was to have a person on the front.

The card is 5.5" x 7" with a woven die cut frame and glittered leaves:

She is so cute! I also colored this image in bright green and pink on an oval shaped card here.

The sentiment is heat embossed. A rectangle containing the image was distressed and then popped up on another distressed die cut:

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Dies: SB Bow Elegance S6-017, SB Mega Class Long Scallop Rectangles Nestabilities, SB Leaves So Very Gorgeous S5-353,
  • Stamp: Get Well Besties, SU Sweet Little Sentiments set
  • Ink: Distress Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar, VersaFine Clair Monarch
  • Coloring Medium: Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils with Gamsol and  Copic Markers
  • Satin Ribbon, Flower, Glitter, Clear embossing powder

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Mybesties3DdecoBlog Challenges #8 AG with a Bestie 9/1
  2. My Besties Aussie's Challenge #8 AG with a Bestie 9/1
  3. My Besties International Challenge (Aug 1) 
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges #1931 Anything Goes 8/11
  5. Crafty Gals Corner #197 More than 3 layers (2nd entry) has 5 layers 8/14

Stamping Hugs,


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