Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Map

Hello Everyone,

Today is yet another day for a new challenge at The Male Room! These next coming weeks the challenge is all about die-cuts.. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Die-cuts are the main focus for this card.
Everything from the map, to the laid in state of Michigan,
to the prefabricated 'H' die-cut are die-cuts.
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Theme- Stash
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The background is watercolored using ArtMinds watercolor
using my absolute favorite colors; orange, blue, and brown.

I wanted the colors of the sentiment to match the colors you would
find on an old' fashioned paper map.
(remember that thing in your glove box with all the colors, lines, and legends. And is the same thing you could NEVER fold back to how it was before you opened it.) 😠
Challenges Entered:
CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS #222
Cards in Envy: Favorite color (ATG) card challenge



This card is actually not for a male at all... It is actually for a friend I haven't met yet!! We are going to meet Thursday and I thought I would give her a nice card; because you know, it wouldn't be a proper meeting without a card, right? She is actually a blog friend I met and happens to live a couple of miles away... WHAT!!?? So cool and I'm sure we will have a fun meeting. 

Well, that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay but more importantly, I hope you join our challenge at The Male Room. Until then take care and happy stamping! Take care all and looking forward to seeing you at The Male Room!! Happy crafting!!

All the best,
Shawna

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Butterflies and Postage Stamps

Hello Crafty Friends,

I know I have been missing for the better part of two weeks, but I have been working feverishly on getting my crafty crap organized. So I thought I would come out of the woodwork and dust myself off to let you know PINspirational is starting a new challenge!! However, before I get to challenge I would like to share my card for today, enjoy!



This is as shabby chic as I get. I give crafters a ton of credit who can do it and do it well.
I wanted to add texture using images, shapes, and pop dots 😊.
As you see from the inspiration pin it is monochromatic.
This made it challenging for me; for the urge to add color was irrestible. 
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There is no sponsor for this challenge. 
Deanne has decided to take a break from sponsoring.
So, this is just for fun and I'll choose Top 6, instead of Top 3!
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You can see some color was added. Dark blue and yellow are the only colors added.
The rest were done using textures and dimension.
A detail shot of all the elements that went onto the card.
I tried to be consistent by only working with one paper pack. This hopefully eliminates
any clashing that might occur.
Challenges Entered:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Challenge #148- Brads and/or Buttons



Are any of you crafters running out of room for all you crafty crap?
Well, I am!! I am trying to find new and inventive ways to store all my treasures and still keep them accessible AND visible... Any tips would be appreciated or I may drown in my own craftiness!! 


Isn't this hilarious!!
To quote Homer Simpson:
'It's funny because it's true.'

Well, that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay but more importantly, I hope you join our challenge at PINspirational. Until then take care and happy stamping!

All the best,
Shawna


Friday, May 12, 2017

Spring Flowers

Hello,
For today I am entering Cards in EnvyRetro Rubber Challenge, and Inspired by the Little Things. Here is my card for today, enjoy!!


The shabby background was done by lightly stamping a wood grain pattern on aqua cardstock. I then layered aqua acrylic paint with a dry brush on the card.
The color theme for this card was unusually wonderful.
The garden flowers were stamped, painted, and then fussy cut.
This set is a retired set from SU called Fabulous Florets
 I feel that it turned out very well and am happy with the result.




Challenges Entered:
Retro Rubber Challenge: #62- Theme Challenge #rrcb62
The Fabulous Florets stamp set was released in 2011. I got my crafty hands on it in 2014.
Cards in Envy: Motherly Love Card Challenge

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Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best,

Shawna

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Veggies

Hello Friends,

For today I have an inspiration card using your MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers. MHKDesigns makes it easy to create fantastic, elegant cards. Case in point, here is my card for today, enjoy!


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MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other.
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and the variety of digital papers we have to offer
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I encourage you to stop by the MHKDesigns blog to see more inventive ideas from our design team, and then play along with our monthly challenge, or just enjoy a bit of eye candy. 

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,

Supplies Used:


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Graffiti Wall

Hello,

For today I am playing along with Addicted to CAS. What a challenge it was to make grunge CAS. 'Impossible' I thought, well it can be done. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Lots of white space surrounding the brick wall.
Just a few more splatters splash across the white area.

The background was done using Brusho's and a brick wall stencil.
I used the ombre effect on the wall as not to make it visually heavy.

The heart reminds of a tattoo on a burly man because everyone has a soft spot for mom.
The 'mom' sentiment was cut several times and then stacked on top of each other for a bit of dimension and shadow.  
Challenges Entered:
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 110- Grunge



Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best,

Shawna

RockStar

Hello Everyone,

Today starts another challenge at The Male Room. The theme these coming weeks are 'Stars'. Some of you may know but I am a space nerd.  Stars, galaxies, and light are so fascinating! So you would think my card is all about space... Nope! My design is all about Rockstars! Here is my card for today, enjoy!


I used two stencils to achieve this look.
The organic stencil is layered with the star stencil. 
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Challenge- Theme
TMR#60
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As I was photographing this card I noticed the sentiment looks like
Rock! Stap.. I can reassure you that the last letter an 'r'. 

A detailed shot of our rockstaR.
The tiny star embellishments make the theme complete, starS.

Well, that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay but more importantly, I hope you join our challenge at
The Male Room. Until then take care and happy stamping!

All the best,
Shawna

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mushroom Home

Hello All,

Welcome to another challenge at PINspirational! Fantasy always brings a smile to face. Why? Because of imagination, it makes me happy. With that in mind here is my card for today, enjoy!


The digi I used was provided by Oddball Art.
This single image was turned into a gatefold card.
 
INSTANT DOWNLOAD Digital Stamp Cute Little Whimsical Mushroom Home - Toadstool House No. 1 Image No.309 by Lizzy Love
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Prize-3 digis
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I used tempory adhesive to show what the card looked like shut.
However, I think the best pictures are when it's open.


Well, that should do it for me. I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet. I do hope you will join us at PINspirational. It should be fun! Until then take care and happy crafting.



All the best,
Shawna
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