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Today’s Free For All Challenge (F4A278) asks us to use umbrellas, rain, rivers, etc. I went with the umbrella part, but mine is on the beach.
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If there’s a decent breeze, I’d like to be right there in that chair. We are having the worst heat wave here! And my hubby has been on crutches for a week..we had the back re-sodded, the sprinkler system wasn’t working right..Aye yi yi!! Between watering & waiting on him & driving him to Drs., I’ve been hopping around like a one legged flamenco dancer! I told hubs I could just amputate the foot & get him a peg cause we already have the parrot, lol. So far he’s not going for it.

This card is all on one layer..I say one layer because there is only one. I never count the card itself. To me that’s a no layer. I started by stamping the chair, masking, then the umbrellafence & palm tree. With the masks for all of these still in place, I sponged on the sand, sea & used a scallop edge mask to sponge the sky w/ clouds. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…it’s a Color Challenge this week. There’s a nice prize up for grabs & DRS images are not required!
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Stamps: DRS Designs –Adirondack ChairUmbrellaPicket FenceSplatter BgPalm TreeEasy Grass BgSitting Here Greeting4 in 1 Seashell
Paper: Neenah white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & summer sky, Distress ink antique linen, tea dye, Kaleidacolor Caribbean sea
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, white gel pen


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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge(WT536) is Get Grungy! I think a tool pegboard would be grungy enough, but I also grunged up background quite a bit.
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To make the large bg, I glued some heavy duty aluminum foil to card stock & embossed it. I covered the entire piece with white acrylic paint & after it dried, I sponged on some Distress inks then sanded some areas down. The pegboard was die cut out of dp & the edges were sponged before I attached all the tools. I also used foil covered c/s for the tool heads. A couple of screw head brads were attached to the greeting.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – World’s GreatestWood Background (for mallet & saw handles)
Paper: white, red (for tool handles), black (for mallet head), dp (ODBD Vintage Ephemera)
Ink:  Memento rich cocoa, Distress Inks vintage photo, tea dye
Accessories: ODBD Tool Time, Workshop Tools, Flourished Star Pattern dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, aluminum foil, screw head brads, riveted metal embossing folder (Sizzix), white acrylic paint


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Welcome to the June Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is My Guy (masculine card)! The Design Team has the added challenge of using texture (embossing, fabric, etc.). You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Grill. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps, too. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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For my card today, I added a couple of different types of texture..the dot embossing on the navy blue panel and the tiny little knitted sweater. I found some yarn in my stash that had these variegated blues/greens I thought would work for a baby boy card. I knit the little sweater on much smaller needles than called for then slipped the stitches onto toothpicks before attaching to the top section. The Hello die was cut once out of heavy white & once out of navy and stacked. The white border is actually the top of the Heart Scroll die.  The Baby Boy was stamped on a die cut little word window oval & added along w/ some buttons & a couple of pennant flags die cut from leftover scraps. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the inside 🙁


StampsSerendipity Stamps – Baby Boy
Paper: Neenah white, dp (plaid -Recollections, flags are scraps), navy blue
Ink:  Memento nautical blue
Accessories:  Serendipity Heart ScrollHello dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, Swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), buttons, ribbon, stitched rectangle die, word window oval die (Quickutz), yarn

Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning! And we have a special guest this month… Tracey McNeely

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