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Archive for January, 2017

It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast & I chose Lynne as the newest Featured Stamper (FS520)! Congrats, Lynne! I chose THIS card to case…keeping the birthday & big circle elements. But I used different images, different colors & different paper. 
After stamping, coloring & die cutting the images, I also used oval dies to cut a ring to go around my little green planet. I figured little green aliens needed a little green planet, lol. Originally I was going to let the paper show thru the big circle cut out of the white, but it just overtook the little green alien so I cut the circle smaller & put it back to give a little more emphasis to the alien. The little blue stars were sprinkled around & the greeting was stamped below the spaceship.

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


Stamps: North Coast Creations  Rocket Man, Little Monsters
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, dp (ODBD – Birthday Bash) lt felted blue (Paper Cut)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, new sprout
Accessories:  NCC Space Man diesODBD Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched RectanglesSparkling Stars, Circles, Double Stitched Circles, Ovals  dies, Copic markers, Misti

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations January Release! We have some fun, Fun, FUN new images & dies for you this month & you’ll want them all! Space & aliens are so hot right now & these are just too cute for words, so sit & take a look. Space Bday 00232
On my space card, I wanted a shimmery, deep space look to highlight the white of the moon, spaceship & astronaut. I used to live in Houston, TX which happens to be Space City & if you’re ever there, be sure to check out the NASA Space Center…it’s amazing! Anyway, for my background, I started w/ black & since I wanted it shimmery, I dug out some long neglected Opalite inks & a stippling brush & added the Milky Way looking areas. I used the Sparkling Stars dies to cut a reverse mask then sponged the stars onto the area w/ the platinum ink. Space Bday xcu 00239
Then I die cut the black panel w/ the Leafy Edged Borders & added the die cut moon, ship & astronaut images w/ the matching dies. The greeting was stamped onto a large Star & I also added some shimmery black stars in the blue band. The blue c/s has a kind of light, felty texture look to it.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. Space Bday inside 00241
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Stamps: North Coast Creations  Rocket Man
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, black, lt felted blue (Paper Cut)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Brilliance platinum planet, Opalite inks Nordic Ice & Glacier blue
Accessories:  NCC Space Man dies, ODBD Pierced RectanglesLeafy Edged Borders, Double Stitched Stars, Sparkling Stars dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, stippling tool

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On my second card, I stamped these adorable Little Monsters, colored & die cut w/ the matching dies.  I came across this acrylic painted background in my stash (done who knows how long ago) & the colors went perfectly w/ the images. For the coral layer, I used the  Circles  & Double Stitched Circles to die cut it, then used a mask I made w/ these same dies to sponge some white & marigold inks onto it. When I placed it over the bg & put the monsters inside, there was a little too much going on so I found a shades of mint paint chip, die cut it w/ the Double Stitched Rectangles & placed it behind the coral layer. Much better! The greeting was added on a white circle w/ one of the leftover coral stitched circles around it. Monster Hug 00223
Below, is a look at the inside & under it are the Copics I used. For the monster, I used the reverse mask of the monster as a stencil, added the color then stamped the image on top. More sponged circles were added down the left side.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations  Little Monsters
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, varied mint paint chip, coral, watercolor paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress ink dried marigold
Accessories:  NCC Monster dies, ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Circles, Double Stitched Circles dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, acrylic paint, enamel dots

Be sure to visit all of the DT blogs…I can’t wait to see how they used these cuties!

Dawn * Sandee * Robin * Julie * Lori

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Welcome to the January 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 SundayJan 22  to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Jan 23 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Wear & Winter Fun Backgrounds! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! 

To make my Valentine card, I had a tag and little strip of water color background & thought the colors would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I also had a little piece of white w/ the negative (left over part) of a die cut & trimmed the bottom to fit the tag; just to dress it up a bit. The Mini Scallop & Scroll dies were cut out of a paint chip I found w/ colors that went w/ my watercolor tag. One of the colors was “Coral Kiss” & I thought that went as well, so I left it. The little hearts were cut out using the Love die & the top 3/4 of the white panel was embossed w/ a woodgrain folder to add a little texture.

Here’s a look at the inside. 

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Love You sm. (inside – Valentine’s Day II, Bird w/ Hearts)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It white, water color, paint chip, coral textured (DCWV)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Serendipity Mini Heart & Scroll, Love dies, Misti, woodgrain embossing folder, Brushos water color crystals, twine, ODBD TagTrio & Filigree Frames (negative edge only) dies, MFT Blueprints 21 die (outer only)