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A big congrats to Anita, the newest Featured Stamper (FS530)on Splitcoast! She has such a pretty little gallery & THIS is the card I picked to case. I kept the die cut background & flower theme, but I used different images, different dies, moved the greeting to a center circle  & turned the layout horizontal.

I really liked the leafy looking die cut bg, but I don’t have a die like that so I took a set of dies & die cut them a bunch of times across the bg. Then I put the outlines back into the slots that were cut. I found a piece of really pale peach paper & attached the bg on top of it. I already had the narrow little stitched frames so I sponged one w/ the tattered rose & attached the other on top. The dogwoods were stamped, colored & fussy cut. The greeting was stamped on one circle & the outer circle was sponged like the inner frame.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Happy Mother’s Day, Dogwood Branch (inside –Mother’s Day)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, pale peach
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink tattered rose
Accessories: Copic markers, ODBD double stitched rectangles & circles dies, MFT layered leaves dies, Misti

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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT628) is a tribute to National Puppy Day. While I don’t have a dog in real life, I do have a cute one on my card & he’s learned to put mail in the mailbox. What a champ!  And on the subject of dogs…the last dog I had was a blonde cocker spaniel named Tigger. We also had a conure (parrot) we named Odie. We called him Odie (after the cartoon dog on Garfield) because he thought he was a dog. He learned to bark from Tigger, but his bark sounded kind of far away. We realized he was imitating the dog when he was barking from the back yard. The parrot we have now is named Linus (after the character on Charlie Brown). He also barks because he learned it from Odie. Guess I also have a thing for cartoon characters, lol.   Here’s a pic of Odie on his favorite cup.

In memory of Odie 1985-2012


To make my mail dog card, I put together 3 different images..the dog w/ the fence is one. Originally he had a big stick in his mouth but I drew a letter to replace the stick. The lovebirds on the branch is another & the third is the mailbox, which originally had a big smiling daisy w/ a letter in its leaf. So there was some masking going on here. After I colored everything, I used a self made cloud stencil & sponged in the sky, & stamped a lines bg, tone on tone on the blue frame.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Doggie Dilemma, Lovebirds, Happy Mail, Lines O’ Plenty BgJust a Note
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, summer sky
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm petite ovals, nested pennants dies

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A big congrats to DJ Rants, the newest Featured Stamper (FS528) on Splitcoast! We were on the ODBD team together for quite a while & I’ve been an admirer of her fab gallery for a long time. After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the birthday theme & most of the layout, but I used different images, different paper & left off the top frame.
To make my birthday card, I die cut 3 white panels then sponged each of them from the top left inward, letting it fade to white in the lower right. I stamped & die cut the big Happy on the largest layer so the section wouldn’t be missed when the other layers were added on top. The little birthday was stamped on the lower right of the top panel. I also die cut 2 more big Happy dies out of white to shadow the stamped version. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Altenew – Halftone Happy, (inside: Pink & Main -Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white,  dp (American Crafts – Spring)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, candied apple
Accessories:  Altenew Happy die, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle, long skinny stitched dies, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, button die (MFT Blueprints 18), baker’s twine

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