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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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Welcome to the Aug #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!
If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Aug 20 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 21 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Airplane! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

For my Airplane card, I did the opposite of what I usually do, I picked out the papers first then colored my scene to go with them. I cut the piece of designer paper w/ the text & put it into my Misti & stamped the Airplane first w/ Memento ink. After coloring it w/ Prismacolor pencils, I stamped over it w/ Versafine to bring the details back then antiqued it a bit by sponging on some antique linen ink & edged it w/ a black marker. The greeting was stamped on a small piece of vellum & I die cut a stitched flag frame to go over it. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Next stop is Vickie‘s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Airplane, Miss You small (inside – Sending Smiles , Happy Birthday simple )
Paper:  ivory, dp (text print: Pink Paislee- Bella Rouge; map – TPS – Uncharted)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen, Versafine onyx
Accessories:    Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MFT stitched fishtail flags dies, Prismacolor pencils, Misti

 

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations August Release! We have some super cute new images & dies & a sweet collection of paper, as well. 

My cupcakes card was made by stamping then die cutting a bunch of cupcakes (on copy paper) to use as masks. I also die cut a few more, leaving some space around them, to use as reverse masks. The reverse mask was placed in the lower center of a piece of white card stock then the pink & teal colors were sponged thru the mask, the mask was removed & the cupcake was stamped on top w/ black ink. One of the masks was placed over it & the process was repeated (w/ different ink colors) for the surrounding cupcakes. Just a couple of Copics were used to create the shadows underneath.  If you look below (click any image to enlarge), you’ll see the masks & reverse masks I made & also the inside of the card where I repeated this cupcake masking/sponging/stamping. I finished the card w/ a layer of lt teal from the Sweet Shoppe paper & a scrap of leftover dp & a cute little Bow out of the same teal.



This Donuts card uses images & dies & papers from the same Sprinkled with Love set as the cupcakes card. The images were all stamped, colored & die cut as shown. I used one of the Leafy Edged Borders to cut away the bottoms of the white & green layers after die cutting them w/ Pierced Rectangles dies.

Below is the inside & Copics I used to color everything.


For this blue Camper card, I stamped, colored then die cut the RV w/ a Double Stitched Rectangle die. Then I die cut the outer stitched rectangle w/ Rectangle die & colored this frame to match the RV. On the background, I stamped the RV repeatedly & left them uncolored. 

Below is the inside & the Copics I used.


I used the same Camper set for this card. The papers are from the Old Glory collection & I used Pierced Rectangles & Pierced Circles to die cut everything. I fussy cut the RV to add it on top. The blue edged hills were hand cut & sponged along the top edges. The greeting was added to the top portion of the Surprise Box insert die. 

Below is the inside & next to it are the Copics I used.


This card uses the S’More Love set/dies & the Sweet Shoppe paper along w/ a piece of orange from the Birthday Brights collection. The campfire, hearts & marshmallows were all colored & die cut & because I thought it matched the greeting, I drew simple little faces on the marshmallows. I added a die cut Pegboard out of kraft paper on top of a piece I colored in bands using the same Copics I used for the flames.

Below are the card inside & Copics I used.


On my last card, I again used the S’More Love set/dies but after die cutting, I arranged the elements on a black background. The greeting was stamped once w/ white Brilliance ink then overstamped (it was in my Misti) w/ Distress oxide ink (fossilized amber). The background was made using the oxide inks & a spray bottle of water. 

Below is the inside.

Please stop by and leave a little love for all of the NCC Team..it will be so appreciated!
Dawn * Julie Sandee * Angie * Maggie

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Camper Sweet Camper, S’More Love, Sprinkled with Love
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, black, kraft, water color,  NCC Sweet Shoppe, ODBD Birthday Brights, Old Glory
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks, Distress oxide inks
Accessories:  ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched CirclesPierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Rectangles, Small Bows, Leafy Edged BordersLayered Lacey Squares, Surprise Box, Ornate Hearts, Pegboard, Mini Stitched Hearts , Double Stitched Squares dies, Copic markers, Misti, sequins 

 

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