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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT649) on Splitcoast is Domestic Inspiration…be inspired by something in your home. Whaaaaaaaat? I’m in the process of moving. What isn’t already boxed is waiting to be boxed. My home resembles nothing so much as a fire sale. But I still have some pictures so I was inspired by this (you can see the picture in the lower right in front of the card below). 

In fact, we were the “parents” of Odie (the bird) for almost 27 years until his passing a few years ago. DRS Designs named the parrot image Odie Pretty Bird after him. Pretty Bird was his favorite thing to say..especially if he was misbehaving. And he would from time to time, look you in the eye & lie to you, lol. “Odie, did you do this?” He’d shake his head & repeat “no, no, no”. We called it his SOB defense, as in Some Other Bird did it. I miss that little character every day!

Anyway, after stamping &  coloring Pretty Bird Odie  &  the Palm Tree &  flowers, I fussy cut them all.  On the square inside the popped up frame, I stamped a portion of the Flamingo scene &  colored it. Then everything was arranged on top w/ just enough room for the greeting. 

Here’s the inside & the Copic I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Pretty Bird Odie Flamingo SceneDogwood , Palm TreePicture Perfect Day (inside:Palm Tree LineWherever You Go  )
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, X-Press It white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, ODBD Double Stitched squares dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies

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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS429) on Splitcoast asks us to “get techy” & show/use some kind of technology. I’m sure a whole lot of technology went into the space program.
In fact, growing up The Jetsons was one my fave cartoons & I couldn’t wait to grow up & have Rosie be my robot maid or have a flying space car or dinner from an electronic dumbwaiter in the wall. Hmmm…I’m still waiting!  But I do have George Jetson’s boy Elroy & his dog Astro on my card. The image was stamped, colored & fussy cut to add to a bg I made ages ago & near as I can remember, it was sponged w/ the distress inks then stenciled w/ white pigment ink. I stamped the image again on this bg in order to have the stars, which I colored in & added Wink of Stella. The cut out circle was added back w/ the greeting on top. 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the DRS Giveaway!


Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Spaceboy SkipOut of This World Birthday (insideStarry Bg, Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks seedless preserves, wilted violet, shaded lilac, Colorbox frost white pigment
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, ODBD double stitched circles dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Copic markers, Misti, stencils, Wink of Stella

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Happy Easter! And a big congrats to Sue, the newest Featured Stamper (FS532) on Splitcoast! After much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the diamond shape for the main image & cute critter, but I used different images, different colors & made mine an Easter card.

The bunny in the flower pot was stamped, colored w/ Copics & the Easter greeting stamped below. I found a lt blue & yellow that went well it & die cut those.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Easter!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Sneaky Bunny Flower Pot1 Line Happy Easter (inside: Happy Easter Everybunny,  Cute Bunny w/ Egg)
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, yellow
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (inside also used daffodil)
 Accessories: Copic markers,  Misti, ODBD lavish layers, double stitched squares dies

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