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Live Each Day featuring Limonade

Hello! Today I have a card featuring the new Limonade Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. Normally, I am not into very citrus-y colors, but there's something about the Limonade Blend that I really like! I guess that's why I've used it twice this month already.

For this card, I used the beautiful Live Each Day stamp from Stampendous and I colored it with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I die cut the Image with the coordinating Fitted Frame and then set it aside to make my background. 
I blended two colors of Distress Oxides to make my background. Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. The Distress Oxides blend together so beautifully, that they created that lovely orange shade in the middle, which made the transition of colors seamless. I splattered the background with water to get the droplets of oxidized colors. The base of my card is brown cardstock.

The Limonade Sparkle Blend has multi-sized sequins in it, and I especially love the fiery opalescent orange. I've used 2…
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Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop: Dinosaurs

Hello! It's time for the June Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop! This month's theme is "Dinosaurs." Beth, from Beth Duff Designs was once again very generous, and let us use her Rawrsome digital stamp set for this hop. My daughter and I each made a card for the hop. Here's mine...

I decided to go with pastel dinos because, why not? I usually see them in earth tones, so I wanted to shake things up a bit. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers. I also used a Tim Holtz Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks for my background. Here's my daughter's card.

She went with the bold colors of Memento Markers. I especially love her rainbow dinosaur! And I think it is hilarious that she has one dino riding the back of another. The inside has the rest of the dinosaurs.

I love her card. Her script (which she is so proud of), her misspelling of "birthday" because she was concentrating so hard on her script, the way she colored all of the dinosaurs...everything. My m…

Seahorse Double Shaker

Hello! This month, Doodles Paper Playground came out with FIVE brand new Sparkle Blends! Today I am sharing a card with one of the newest Blends, as well as an older (but gorgeous!) Blend.

For this double shaker card, I worked with the new Limonade Sparkle Blend and the lovely Mermaid Scales. Limonade has a citrus color palette of soft yellow, lime and deep green, gold, and opalescent. The combinations of these colors, plus those from Mermaid Scales is what inspired me to color the Seahorse from Aurora Wings as I did. To color it in, I used Zig Clean Color Markers. Here's a closer look.

 I die cut the colored seahorse with a Fitted Frame from Stampendous. I used one size smaller Fitted Frame to use as a mask, which I placed over the colored image that allowed me to cleanly ink up a border with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. My background was made with Tahiti Kalediacolor Ink from Imagine. I swiped the inks across a large acrylic block, and sprayed it with Ink Potion No. 9, then appli…

Flower Pizazz

Hello! Today I have a card to share that has a really beautiful focal stamp and not much else, so this is a pretty quick card to put together, depending on your coloring speed. I love the size and design of this Flower Pizazz stamp from Stampendous. I have used it a number of times on cards, and it really has quite an impact. I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "All Things Bright & Beautiful."

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R286- Flower Pizazz
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper
STF082- VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
FREG029- Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
VM001- VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
HT400: Embossing Heat Tool

Other:
Zig Clean Color Markers: 020, 023, 024, 026, 029, 032, 037, 040, 041, 043, 044, 045, 046, 047, 050, 051, 068, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 220, 222
Bazzill Basics: Snapdragon Cardstock
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
EK Success: Corner Rounder

Directions:
1. Stamp the image on to Mixed Media Paper using VersaFine ink.

2.Color the image using the …

Bubble Popper

Hello! This week, it's all about House Mouse over at the Stampendous Blog. We can't get enough of these little sweeties, so this week our projects will be dedicated to them. I chose to share a card that features the Bubble Popper stamp. I also used the Quest Texture Cube to create a fun, textural strip that almost looks like it was created with popped bubbles. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
HMM21: House Mouse Bubble Popper
TC58: Quest Texture Cube
6CR002: Cling Crackle Rubber Stamp
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
EP222: Carnelian PearLustre Embossing Powder
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Madras Blue, Sweetie Pie
Imagine: Fireworks! Spray in New Sprout, Bahama Blue. Memento Ink in Rose Bud, Tuxedo Black. VersaMark Ink.
Scrapbook Adhesives: E-Z Runner
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Design Spectracolor Colored Pencils
Anti-Static Powder Tool

Directions:
1. Stamp Bubble Popper on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

2. Color the …

Super Duper Shaker

Hello! Today I am sharing a really fun shaker card with Cotton Candy Sparkle Blends from Doodle Paper Playground. I just bought the whole "How You Bean?" set from Lawn Fawn, specifically to use with the many Sparkle Blends I have in my stash.

I typically prefer bright, bold colors...but there's something so fabulous about the Cotton Candy Sparkle Blend. Yup, it's definitely super sweet, but it's also opalescent and shiny. It's one of my favorite Sparkle Blends. Also inside the jar are a few stars that come with the How You Bean Add On Die set, and I stamped faces on a few of them, which I think makes the shaker even more joyful.

My background was created with a leftover piece of watercolor paper that had been dipped in in Distress Oxide Inks. Then I stenciled the Waves and Dots stencil with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.



In the photo above, you can see all of the tiny elements that make up this particular Sparkle Blend. I love the itty bitty opalescent stars, a…

Grassy Shaker Card

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a really fun shaker car using the Green with Envy Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground and lots of adorable Lawn Fawn. My plan was to create a little scene with the critters. I wanted to have the shaker be part of the grass, so this Sparkle Blend was perfect. These guys clearly like to spend a lot of time together!

 The shaker was actually the first thing I created for the card, as I wasn't quite sure how everything else was going to fall into place. I used an older die from Stampendous to cut the grass at the top of my shaker, and used 3 layers of paper, and lots of foam tape to complete it. For the window, I just used an X-Acto Knife to cut out a couple of rectangles for the top 2 layers. The shaker has a lot of dimension, so it created a nice foreground for my card.

 Next up was the tree trunk from the Forest Feast stamp set, and I stamped it on to Kraft paper and embossed it with Clear Bark embossing powder from Stampendous. Then I …