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A big congrats to Sally, the newest Featured Stamper (FS627) on Splitcoast! She has a fun, colorful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I liked the balloons so I kept those, but I used different images & dies, different colors & a little different layout.

My card is pretty easy…I colored & die cut the balloons w/ the matching die & used a stitched hills die to cut some leftover pieces of patterned paper for the opposing corners. I though it needed a little something, so I added a sun (made from a flower die), a couple of clouds & a few crystals.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Birthday Balloons (inside: Happy Birthday Frame )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It,  dp (American Crafts – #Summer)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles, Stitched Hills Cloud set, Mixable Flower Stack dies, MISTI, rhinestones

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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC688) on Splitcoast, we have Global Accessorize as our site. I was inspired by THIS picture. I liked the teal w/ the black & white polka dots.

Maybe I shouldn’t have gotten so wrapped up with this particular picture because I couldn’t find any black paper w/ white polka dots. Unless they were really big & I wanted smaller. Soooooo…after die cutting a black piece of c/s I used my Japanese screw punch & 2 sizes of bits to drill the holes. I will mention that I first used an embossing folder that has 2 sizes of dots so all I had to do was drill out the embossed dots. The azaleas are a 2 part image & the solid part was inked w/ the Distress inks & spritzed before stamping then the outline part was stamped on top. This image does have a matching die but I don’t have it yet, so I fussy cut it. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –Azalea Sunrise (inside: Happy Birthday )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, watercolor, dp (Kaisercraft – Chapter One)
Ink: Versaclair nocturne, Distress inks twisted citron, tumbled glass, broken china
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectangles, Smile Borders 1 dies, MISTIScrew Punch Tool & bitsDarice Dots Bg embossing folder,Sequins


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A big congrats to Joyce, the newest Featured Stamper (FS626) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I really liked the tree silhouette w/ the square behind it so I kept those. But I used die cuts instead of images, added some layers here & there & made mine a Christmas card.

This is one of those “very hard to photograph” cards because of the mirror gold paper. It’s so wonderful IRL, but the camera just can’t get it. The tree, snowflake, backing layers & snowdrift hills were all cut out of mirror gold. For the snowdrift hills I also used an embossing folder to add the snow dots. The Believe part of the greeting was gold embossed & the rest was stamped w/ twilight (navy) Versaclair ink. Yep, the Misti really came in handy for that!

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the negative part of the snowflake as stencil for the gold flakes down the side.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Magic of the Season (inside:  Merry Christmas )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, mirror gold, dp (TPS -Be Bold Be Bright)
Ink: Versaclair twilight, Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Rubbernecker stitched rectanglesSquare StitchSquare Stitch FrameWinter TreeStitched Hills,Sm. Snowflake dies, MISTIMirror Gold embossing powderSizzix Snowfall Speckles embossing folder

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