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Monday, July 22, 2019

Monochromatic in Winter

Hi everyone,

Hope you all are doing well. Today I am sharing a cute little card I created for our Challenge at International Art & Soul themed - #63 Monochromatic. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

I used my blue gelato's for the background to get a nice monochromatic look to the night sky. I used Inky Antics Polar Bear Pals stamp set. For the stars I used an old Stamp'n Up stamp from my stash.
After the gelato background dried I then, stamped and heat embossed my bears in black embossing powder. I painted in moon with antique linen distress paint to give it a night moon look. I used versa mark to stamp my stars around and used heat n stick powder then added my glitter. I also used Fran-tage by Stampendous, using the Shabby blue (I love Fran-tage) to give it an little glimmer of falling snow around the bears.  For my bears I painted them in with white paint and then added white flock on top of them. I didn't place a sentiment on the front as I am not sure if it's going to be a Christmas card or just a thinking of you card. Either way I think it came out nice. Wish you could touch the bears cause they are so furry. lol
I hope you all like the card.

This photo shows the white flock on the bears a little better. 
Challenges entered:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #110 - AG
A Perfect Time to Stamp for July #7, 2019 - AG
A Bit More Time To Craft: Challenge #96 AG
Get Creative Challenges: Ch. #82 - AG w/opt Twist Monochromatic

Thank you all for stopping by and please hop on over to the challenge to view what my teamies have created, as well as all the wonderful entries. Our Challenge at International Art & Soul themed - #63 Monochromatic.

Keep On Crafting!
Deb~ 😊










Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Christmas in July with International Art & Soul


Good Day All,

I am a bit late with my post, I apologize. Today I am sharing my Christmas in July card I created for the new Challenge at International Art & Soul Challenge #62.  I love Christmas in July even though I am totally not ready for Christmas, but it's kind of fun to start creating our Christmas cards and getting into the spirit. However, I know this is the only month I will think of it and then I will turn towards the next crafting project and forget about my Christmas cards until it's too late. lol 

For my card I created a  little easel card it measures 4 1/8 x 5 1/2. I used white cardstock as my base, then used burgundy cardstock as a  mat and placed Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection dp on top. After I had everything placed I looked through my stash and found a super cute stamp & die set by Art Impressions (Hampton Art) it has these cute snowmen w/snowflakes and dies to cut them out. 
Once I  cut out my snowman and snowflakes I added glitter to the snowflakes stamped in a light blue, and added glitter to the snowman body and around his clothes. I also added a bit of glitter to the branches and snow mounds. 




 Easel card standing up. 

For this card I am entering the following challenges: 
jingle belles: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (below is the card showing what to do to get 3 in a row - I did a snowman, glitter and stamping.)
 


I hope you can join in the fun Christmas in July Challenge just click on the link  - International Art & Soul Ch. #62 Christmas in July. I know you will be inspired by our design team and others who have joined in the fun. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Crafty Day.
Deb ~

Sunday, June 9, 2019

It's A Pool Party

Hi all,

I hope you all are having a crafty great day. OMG! So much has been going on the last few months. We were preparing for my youngest daughter to graduate this year from HS, which happened in May, we had family in town, birthdays, and other graduations to attend to as well. Since school had ended for summer it has all calmed down and being summer it is time to relax, enjoy the sun and maybe a dip or two in the pool. lol
With that being said, today I share with you a card I created for the New Challenge "Pool Party" over at International Art & Soul.

This little card turned out so cute and fun. lol  For this card I used some super old stamps from Stampin' Up. Beach Babies and On the Beach. Boy I've had these in my stash for a loooonnng while, LOL, along with My Mind's Eye "Hootenanny" paper pad. This is also an oldie but goodie. lol

For this card I cut out a cloud shape used as a mask to go around the using Momento Blue Sky ink, I then stamped the sun and a few little waves under the sky and colored in. I stamped a few waves on a separate paper along with the beach ball, boy and girl. Fussy cut the waves & added foam tape to the back of them. I placed them among the other waves and added the boy & girl. I also added the balloon I fussy cut from the pattern paper and placed a bit of foam tape on the back to give a 3D look. Fussy cut out the little sentiment and adhered with foam tape to the top right corner. (I love foam tape, hahahahaaa)

I hope you join us for this fun Pool Party Challenge. Don't forget you can enter anything a card, canvas, scrapbook layout, or whatever type of project you desire just stick to the theme. okay.
Come on over and check out what the Design Team Members made. 

Challenges I entered:


Have a Great One,
~Deb 😉

Monday, January 21, 2019

Choose A Movie Card

Hi all,

Today I am announcing a super fun Challenge over at International Art and Soul - Challenge #50 Choose A Movie. Isn't that a fun theme for a card.

So my card is of Bambi, when he became an adult. This was one of my many favorite movies when I was a child, I even had a few books. lol

For my card I used Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland. I just loved the beautiful deer and the scenery that is in this paper collection. I fussy cut some of the beautiful flowers, blue butterfly and log with the cute rabbits and raccoon. When I created this card I also had in mind to send it to my brother for his birthday coming up in February. I think he will like it.


Challenges entering:


I hope you all can join us for this fun challenge at International Art and Soul. And also stop by and see of the other designers cards and projects so cute and so much inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 
Deb 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Flowers Purr-fectly For You

Hey all,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. It was a great holiday season spending time with family and visiting with family members I haven't seen in a few years.

I glad for the New Year but still can't believe it's 2019. lol
To kick off the New Year Challenge at International Art & Soul our Challenge #49 Cats and/or Dogs.

For my card I used a Inky Antics Stamp - Flower Kitties, I've had for a while and thought it would be a great card for my friend.


Challenges entered:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: Pick your Favorite Sketch of 2018 (Below is the one I chose)
  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #368 - #369
Creations in Pink: Challenge #5 - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge #47 Anything Goes

We would love to have you join us for our cute fun challenge, you can create anything you want as long as it fits the them "Cats and/or Dogs" see ya over at Interational Art & Soul Ch. #49.

Thanks for stopping by and 
Wishing you all a wonderful happy and healthy New Year. 
Deb 💟


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Congratulations Christina! Oh Baby!

Good Morning,

Today we have some great news on our International Art & Soul Group. Our very own Christina G. Merrill had a baby boy this month, his name is Ramesses Richard, born on December 5th.
To Welcome him and sending our sincerest Congratulations to Christina and her Husband and family we, all the teamies, have created a card and are posting them on each of our blogs.
We then will be mailing these cards out.

Here is my card -
 For my card I used Prima Marketing - Heaven Sent Collection. 
I just love this collection it so adorable.
Reminds me of the old vintage baby styles.

The inside of my card. 


Challenges Entering:

Thanks for joining me today. Hope you all have a great crafty day. 

Hugs, 


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Add A Little Christmas Sparkle

Hey all,

I know Wow!! its been a long time since I have been on here. I so happy to be back!! 😍 Today I am sharing my little 3x3 Christmas I created for today's Challenge #48 Add some Sparkle at International Art & Soul.  For this card I used items I had in my stash. I found some old HunkyDory Christmas papers that I got from a crafty magazine about 2 yrs ago. (LOL) used some flower punches, Glitter paper I had from Create and Craft in my stash and other embellies.

These cards were so simple and quick and the absolute BEST PART I used some of my paper card stock scraps I had for ever.  I also created smaller cards in 3x3. I hope you all enjoy them, and Thanks for stopping by.
For this card I created a 3x3 Twisted Easel Card
Didn't it turn out so cute??? lol 



For these next 2 cards I created The Impossible Card in 3 x 4 inch form.
So simple I had so much fun creating this one for sure. 

These 2 cards - 
1 is a Twisted Easel Card and the 2nd one is a Center Step Card in 3x3.
These are just adorable. I love the fact it was quick to create these cards. 
I also used ReneaBouquet Gold MicroBeads in the center of my poinsettia. 

Challenges entering:
Cute N'CraftyChristmas: Challenge #1
Crafty Calendar Challenge: December Challenge - It's Christmas Time
The fairy and the unicorn: December Challenge 
Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge for the week Dec 8th - The Outlawz Challenge

I also did a LIVE show on my Facebook Group sharing I created these cards and gave measurements for you. If you'd like to see head on over to "Mad Crafting Skills". You are also welcome share your creations there for all of us to see.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. Please head on over to International Art & Souls Challenge #48 - Add Some Sparkle. Get some awesome inspiration from our designers and check out what others have created. Show us your Sparkle! :D
Hugs and many blessings,
Deb