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American pie cu 08956
Today’s Clean & Simple (CAS383) Challenge wants us to use Red, White & Blue. While this may not look as simple as some, I only colored the little pie & everything else is die cut, so pretty easy. 
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The piece of dp on the side & the half doily were leftovers so I used them as is. The pennant row & Patriotic pennants were stamped first w/ Memento then over stamped w/ a coordinating color of Versafine to get good coverage since they’re such solid images. After die cutting everything, it was just a matter of arranging it all.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. American Pie inside08961
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Homemade PiePatriotic Pennants, Baking Gift Tags (inside – Be Joyful)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Hammermil digital, dp (ODBD – Patriotic papers), 
Ink: Versafine satin red, majestic blue, onyx, Memento tuxedo black, nautical blue, love letter 
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Circles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pennant Row, Recipe Card & Tag, Lavish Layers, Rectangles, Doily,  Pennants (retired) dies, Misti, Copic markers, stickles

 

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NCC Love You Bunches cu 09340
It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS490) on Splitcoast, and the newest FS is Kendra (jksand)! I chose THIS card to case. I kept the semi circle shaker element & most of the layout, but I turned mine horizontal, used different images & different papers. NCC Love You Bunches 09336
Isn’t this monkey adorable? After putting the monkey & the bananas into my Misti, I stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics, over stamped w/ Versafine, then die cut using the matching dies. I made quite a few of the bananas to have some for inside the shaker. The white frame was die cut & the shaker was made from a clear envelope. I put some sequins in it & popped up the frame on top to give the shaker a little room. The striped paper was added behind & the little narrow frame of it was added on top of the white layer. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. NC Love You Bunches inside09342 NCC Love You Bunches copics 09334
Congrats again, Kendra! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps:  North Coast Creations Thanks a Bunch
Paper:  X-Press It white,  Staples 110# white, dp (Amer.Crafts – #Summer)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: NCC Monkey dies, ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Circles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies Copic markers, Misti, sequins

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Cattails Dragonflies cu IMG0352
Weekly-Favorite   CAS-Favorite
Has it been crazy hot where you are? And humid, too? A walk outside around here is feeling like walking through a steam room. It’s pretty bad when it feels as if you’re wearing the air like a wetsuit. As Dr. Suess might say…I do not like the heat. I do not like it one bit. I do not like it even one little bit. For today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC551), we have a Pinterest Board full of Tim Holtz inspiration. I was inspired by THIS card. 
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 (I DO like these colors. I do like them a lot.) And cattails & dragonflies are what you’d probably see in a hot, humid area. You can tell it’s hot because of the blazing orange above the dragonflies. I die cut a stitched rectangle out of the white linen c/s then sponged on the oranges from the top down and the green/turq from the bottom up. Then I put it into my Misti, stamped the cattails & dragonflies w/ Memento, added some color w/ Copics, then over stamped w/ Versafine. Just a touch of the splatter bg. was added here & there. The greeting was die cut in a double stitched circle & I sponged the outer circle w/ the same colors.

Funny thing about the bottom…I scored the top fold in the wrong place which made the front shorter & back too long. Instead of rescoring it (which would make it look funny & all), I cut off the excess on the back & added a sponged strip w/ part of the grid border on top. I guess another case of a mistake turning into an opportunity for change.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used for the cattails & dragonflies.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs  Long Tall CattailsOn My Mind 4 in 1 Garden Bugs,  Splatter Bg, (inside: Cheerful Smiles)
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers
Accessories:  Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Impression Obsession (IO) grid border die, ODBD double stitched circle dies, Misti

 

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