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A big congrats to Joanne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS547) on Splitcoast! She has such a wonderful gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the tropical sunset theme but used different images, added more colors & left off the flowers/framing.

This scene reminds me somewhat of sitting at Barbers Point in Hawaii. Except that the further row of palm trees obscures the runway to the airport, lol. It’s a little weird to be sitting there gazing at the boats on the water, then a plane rolls by on the line where the palm trees are…almost like it’s just another sailboat.  I have a picture of that exact thing…somewhere.

I started by masking off a circle for the sun & a straight mask for the horizon & sponged on the water. Then I reversed the the horizon mask & sponged the sky & sun rays. After removing these masks, I sponged on the yellows for the sun. Then the fun began! I put the sponged panel into my Misti & stamped the palm trees & greeting. The seagulls were added & I used a white gel pen on them & here & there on the water.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs   – Palm Tree Line Seaside Dock Life is Measured (inside: Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Versafine onyx, Distress inks salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade
Accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B dies, white gel pen


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Today’s Color Challenge (CC621) is black, white & red all over..w/ the dessert option of making a Valentine or Anniversary card. These are probably my favorite colors for a Valentine and I thought they would be perfect for this idea I had of having a city silhouette inside a large heart opening.
I kind of surprised stamping & no coloring! Just a whole bunch of die cuts. The city scene was cut out of black & die cut the silhouette behind it once out of white & then again out of the red. The red version was offset to add a little space between it & the bg paper. A white glitter moon was added along w/ a little heart on a stem as sort of a balloon floating out of one of the windows. 
The squiggly line was die cut to act as the “heartbeat” w/ a double stacked Love & another little heart. 

Here’s a look at the inside. Except for the 2 little heart flowers, it was computer printed. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: none (Tiny Heart Flowers on inside are from Rubber Soul)
Paper: white, red pepper linen, black, white glitter
Ink:  none
Accessories:  Serendipity Heart Solid die, MFT Diagonal Stitched rectangles dies, IO Heart Strip die, Spellbinders circle dies, Memory Box Cityscape & Silhouette dies, Paper Smooches Borders 1, Sizzix Celebrations words dies

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Today, we’re taking another look at the fabulous Our Daily Bread designs Mid May release! LOVE these cowboy silhouettes! Growing up I used to hear stories of the real cowboys on my dad’s side of the family…we even had 2 or 3 who were Texas Rangers back in the day. For my card today, I’m honoring the cowgirls, as well.

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The ivory image panel was first die cut, placed in my Misti,  then I masked the very edges of it & sponged the pink inks from the bottom up, leaving the ivory at the very top. The silhouette was then stamped on top (a couple of times for full coverage) w/ Versafine. I used a Micron pen to give the cowboy a more “feminine” silhouette & add a ponytail. 

The roses on the side are part of the designer paper & I used a craft knife to cut around them & lift them above the panel. I used a gold Wink of Stella pen to add the gold highlights. The ribbon was die cut using the Small Bow and glued into shape w/ an old gold button added on top. The little belt loop strips were made by die cutting a piece of ivory w/ the smallest Double Stitched Rectangle, then moving the end down in 1″ increments.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used the left over frame from the belt loops to frame the greeting & deckle scissors were used around the outside edges.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – HowdyRide ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Neenah ivory, black, dp (Basic Grey -Spice Market)
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress ink spun sugar, worn lipstick
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles , Pierced Rectangles, Small Bow dies, Misti, pink Aztec ribbon, gold button, gold Wink of Stella pen, deckle edge scissors

Please stop by and visit all of the DT blogs. I know they’ll have some fabulous inspiration for you!

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * 

Robin * Melissa * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Memorial Day!
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