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  • Frog on a Wall

    This is a fairly quick card for today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A426) & yesterday’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT684) on Splitcoast. The first challenge has us fussy cutting & the second has us including bugs.

    To make my card, I stamped the brick wall w/ gray ink then colored it w/ gray Copics.  The sky was sponged w/ a self made cloud stencil. I decided it was easier to just stamp Mr. Frog on a separate piece, color him & fussy cut him than try to mask out the wall & the original log the frog sits on.  I made a slit along the top of the wall to insert him & make it look like he was leaning on it. The little grass sprigs & ladybug were also fussy cut & added. The greeting was added on a thought/speech bubble along w/ some dragonflies

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

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: DRS Designs  Frog on a Log, Sitting Here, 4 in 1 Bugs, Brick Wall (inside- Just Dropping a Line)
    Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, gray
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel, summer sky
    Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Speech Bubble dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, stickles


  • Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop Day 3!

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    Welcome to the Serendipity Blog Hop! We are showcasing some fabulous new dies these 3 days and Hoppers have until Feb 5 to leave a comment! Winners will be posted on Feb 7.  Blog candy is hidden – meaning the winner will be chosen at random from one of our DT blogs.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you’ll be in the random drawing.   The prize will be  $10 discount code each day of the hop!

    If you came here from Mary’s Blog (Serendipity Challenge Blog), you are in the right place. If not you might want to start there so you won’t miss a thing!

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    This is the final day of the Serendipity Blog Hop and our last die to show you is this beautiful Ladybug! It is so detailed! The scoring and different size circles are just wonderful. It may be cliche, but I immediately thought red, white & black. A little funny, because ALL of the ladybugs we have around here are orange and black. Must be a different variety. Anyway, I die cut 3 ladybugs…1 red, 1 black & 1 white. The red is the main ladybug and I used the lg dots from the black version & small dots from the white version & I added dots w/ a white gel pen to the centers of the lg black dots.. I added a white die cut blossom layer underneath the ladybug and a die cut white flower.

    The red background was stamped w/ a cute little ladybug image and some black & white dp that I’ve had forever seemed to be a good match. The greeting was die cut with a fishtail banner & I found a package of little ladybug clothespins so I added it to the banner. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I’ll send you on to your next stop…the blog of the wonderful Karen Amidon!

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    Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Ladybug, Ladybug Hugs
    Paper: black, white, red, dp (unkwn)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories: Serendipity Ladybug dieSpellbinders blossom 4 die, MFT fishtail banner die, Memory Box Cheshire branch solid & outline dies, ladybug clothespin, white gel pen

  • Dare to Get Dirty Week Continues!!

    Judging from Fan Club response so far, Dare to Get Dirty 2010 is a hit! And it’s a lot of fun. Not only do the FC Members get a chance to play in the dirt with the past and present Dirty Girls, they get to ask us questions or chat with us in the DTGD Forum. We still have more challenges – all the way thru Friday!

    Today, I’m hosting a DTGD challenge and also made a sample for my friend Cindy Haffner’s DTGD challenge! So I have a twofer today. (You can click any image to make it larger.)

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    This first card is for my challenge DTGD10justwritedesigns02.
    All images are DRS Designs.

    I just love these ladybugs! I stamped the ladybug stack twice, die cut one with a Mega Oval, sponged the background and drew a few grass sprigs. The second one, I colored the ladybugs with marker, cut them out and popped them up just a smidge on top of the base image. I used the same oval die to draw a slightly larger frame on black c/s and hand cut it.

    The greeting was also die cut w/ a long rectangle (it was resized) and sponged w/ lt blue ink while the die was still in place. I used an embossing folder on the green panel. After stamping  and coloring the ladybug border, I cut the bottom with a Quickutz scallop border and sponged as before. I cut another scallop border out of black and offset it.  The front of the 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) card was stamped w/ the ladybug background and colored as before. I made 3 black Faux Brads and attached them.

    stamps: DRS Designs
    paper: white, black, green
    ink: Ancient Page coal, Memories soft baby blue & soft green
    accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders mega oval & long rectangle dies, Quickutz scallop border, Cuttlebug Welcome Baby combo (used the emboss folder only)

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    This second card is for Cindy Haffner’s challenge DTGD10cindy_haffner.
    All images and embossing powders are Sparkle N Sprinkle.

    For this one, I stamped and embossed the seashore circle first w/ white on the teal and again w/ teal on the white. I die cut the center only of the teal and the entire circle of the white one. The smaller teal is popped up slightly on top and I cut a bigger teal circle to back the two. The white panel has the upper corner punched with a deep edge punch and the center lower section punched w/ a small border punch. I used a Cuttlebug border to emboss the flourish across the center.

    The teal elements were die cut using the Spellbinders Symbology set. I left the die in place, sponged on white ink and embossed w/ the vanilla ice ep. I cut the ends off the two fan like elements and attached them under the embossed strip. An 1/8 inch hole punch was used on the parts I cut off and I glued the 3 tiny circles under the lower punched border. I used a small pencil eraser to dot the white ink on a teal scrap and embossed it then placed these circles under the upper punched corners. I made 2 vanilla ice embossed faux brads and attached them to the upper corners of the teal panel.

    stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle
    paper: white, teal
    ink: white & teal pigment inks
    accessories: Vanilla Ice & Poolside embossing powders, Spellbinders lg circles & Symbology dies, Cuttlebug organic flourish border, Martha Stewart daisy fan punch, small border punch, 1/8 & 1/4 inch hole punches

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll drop by Splitcoast and check out all the fabulous challenges. You’ll need to be a Fan Club Member to view them. So if you’re not a FC Member, why not join? It’s less than most magazine subscriptions and way more fun.