Monday, May 30, 2016

happy Birthday - Less is More - The Paper Players

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing in two challenges ...

Less is More Week #278 - Sketch

The Paper Players - PP297 - Tic Tac Toe.  I used the top line of yellow, twine, birthday.

For the yellow panel, I used a birthday background stamp and stamped/heat embossed using white pigment ink and white embossing powder.  Then, I colored over the embossing using three colors of yellow Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey) and cut following the sketch. Then, I die-cut a square frame and wrapped hemp cord (twine) around the top of the frame. The card is finished with a die-cut 'happy' and stamped 'Birthday' sentiment.  To give the 'happy' a glossy look, a couple coats of Gelly Roll Glaze Pen were applied.

Wish you a fun-filled day!

Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Stampendous
Inks - MFT - Pigment, Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Embellishments - Hemp Cord, Glaze Pen








Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sending You WARM HUGS - Colour Q and Freshly Made Sketches

Greetings!

A card for a couple of challenges.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #238 and the colors from Colour Q Challenge #343 (black, calypso coral, gold, white). Used a combination of Copic markers to achieve the coral color in the pillows. The gold foil is one of the background layers and is used for the buttons on the pillow.  (Unfortunately, the foil does not photograph well.)

Wish you a pleasant day!
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT; Recollections
DP - DCWV (gold foil)
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Merry and Bright - MCV

Greetings!

Sharing my rendition for the Muse: ChristmasVisions 46 challenge where Stephanie is the guest hostess for the week. My card includes black reindeer, blended ink background, image stamped off the inked background, red nose, red panel. For the blending I used Ranger Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough. The reindeer was colored with a Bic black permanent marker. A white Jelly Roll was used for the eyelashes and spots. A red rhinestones was added for the nose.

Wish you a wonderful day!
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Hero Arts; MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Markers - Bic; Jelly Roll
Embellishment - rhinestone

Friday, May 27, 2016

HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Muse - MFT

Muse Challenge #167

MFTWSC 282

Greetings!

Our Muse inspiration this week is from Jenni who provided us a colorful and clean card.  I chose to use gifts, various bright colors, birthday sentiment, heart.  To achieve the different colored packages, I masked, inked and stamped repeatedly.  A birthday sentiment, sparkly heart and very small black rhinestones complete the card. Because I didn't make any mistakes during the masking/inking process (and with the help of MISTI), this card was completed quickly!!

Also, entering the MFTWSC.

Wish you a wonderful day!
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
Die - MFT - Die-namics - Blueprints 20
Stamps - MFT - Celebrate You
Ink - MFT - Dye - Pure Plum, Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest, Red Hot, Jelly Bean Green; Hybrid - Black
Embellishments - heart and rhinestones 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

MAY THE BEAUTY OF THE SEASON bring you joy - Just Us Girls and Time Out

Greetings!

Sharing a card for a couple of challenges ...

Just Us Girls #344 - Color Week - Ivory, Plum and Olive Green.  The dye color is Pure Plum ... it looks kind of red in the photo.

Time Out Challenges #57 - "May All Your Weeds be Wildflowers".  My card includes the wildflowers.

Wish you a good day!
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye 
EP - Hampton Arts


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thinking of You - The Paper Players - Seize the Birthday

Greetings!

A card for a couple of challenges ...

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #296 provided by Laurie.

Seize the Birthday where the topping is to add dimension.

I started with the sketch from The Paper Players and added some dimensional elements (the woven-look oval and stacked flowers). 

Although I used a general "Thinking of You" sentiment, I often use for birthday cards by making the inside sentiment birthday specific suited for the recipient.

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - MFT; miscellaneous from stash
Inks - MFT - Dye, Hybrid

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Enjoy Your Day - MFT

Greetings!

For the MFTWSC 281 ... received some new products and was playing with white pigment ink and white embossing powder that are fantastic.  This is the best outcome that I've had embossing with white ... although not quite there yet!!

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Ink - MFT - Pigment - White
Embossing Powder - Stampendous - White
Embellishment - enamel dot - from stash







Monday, May 23, 2016

New Home - Curtain Call

Curtain Call - Birdhouse

Greetings!

The inspiration photo is so colorful, and birdhouses are so fun. For my card I chose to go with one image that is actually made from an arrow die. To make it more like a decorative birdhouse I added a few extras that are pieces from dies.  

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamp - K and Company
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Embellishment - WOS


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hello - Muse

Muse Challenge 166

Greetings!

Playing cards with Tracey who provided us another one of her fantastic cards for our inspirations. For my card I chose brightly colored flowers, greenery, gold embossed sentiment, black centers on flowers.  

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; miscellaneous (sentiment)
Ink - MFT - Dye; Hybrid


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hi There - Tag You're It

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing in the Tag You're It! Challenge #47 where Jeanne provided a layered and colorful tag for our inspiration. For my tag, I captured most of the colors (pink, orange, green, blue) and butterfly.  

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT
DP - Pebbles; Recollections; items from stash
Dies - MFT
Punch - Martha Stewart
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Embellishments - rhinestones; ribbon; WOS


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

hello - Inspired by All the Little Things

Greetings,

A fun and colorful challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things ... I focused on the pattern in the little girl's dress and the woven feature in the chair.

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock -  MFT; Recollections
DP - Pebbles
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Embellishments - WOS

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SPECIAL birthday - CASual Fridays - Time Out



Greetings!

Playing in a couple of challenges ...

CAS-ual Fridays (CFC147 - Birthday Girl)
Our challenge is to make a birthday card that we'd send to mother, sister, girl friend, etc. (in this case someone who likes purple).

Time Out - CAS with optional twist of purple
A festive birthday celebration is in the works for Sandie.

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
DP - Recollections
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Jelly Roll; Prismacolors
Embellishments - WOS; rhinestones

Monday, May 16, 2016

joy - MCV

Muse:  ChristmasVisions 44

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing cards with Chriss who provided a very soft-colored scene for our fun. Inspirations from Chriss' card are use of soft colors, trees, 'joy' sentiment under laid with a dark color. Instead of white embossing my trees, I chose to use the same colors as the sentiment. For a little sparkle, a couple of applications of clear WOS top the sentiment.

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT- Die-namics; Hampton Arts
Inks - Versamark; Ranger Distress
Embellishment - WOS





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Joy Peace Love

Merry Monday #204 - Wood grain, Kraft, White

Greetings!

The 'wood grain' on my card is in the form of planks ... I embossed using a striped cover up cutting plate to achieve the look.  

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT; Hampton Arts
Stamps - Hampton Arts
Ink - Hampton Arts
EP - Martha Stewart
Embellishments - Hemp Cord; Enamel Dot  

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hello - CAS(E) this Sketch, Color Throwdown, Time Out

Greetings!

One card for three challenges:

Color Throwdown (ctd392) - use Cobalt, Kraft, Light Grey, White.  I used Dove Grey base and panel, Kraft square frame die cut, Cobalt blue flowers, White flourish.

Note - this card caught Barbara's eye - "stunning CAS card."

CAS(E) this Sketch! - I went with a liberal interpretation of the sketch.

Note - received Honorable Mention.

TIME OUT - Our inspiration is from the very talented Kay Miller whose cards I always admire. The layout is similar with a different color palette. I lightly embossed the Kraft frame to resemble wood planks (may be difficult to see in photo).

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamps - MFT; Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Jelly Roll
Embellishments - rhinestones; WOS


Thursday, May 12, 2016

THANK you - Inspired By All The Little Things

Greetings!

A CAS card for the Inspired By All The Little Things #14 challenge.  A number of specifics caught my attention including the color palette.  For the background panel, I die-cut using the Proof Positive cutting plate and input the positive pieces with a few white ones randomly placed.  A couple of clouds with 'THANK' stamped on one and a red die-cut 'you' embellished with clear WOS complete the card.

Hugs,
Marilyn


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Cardstock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - Hero Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Wink of Stella - clear



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CASology - Guest Design

SORRY - XOXO

Greetings!

Today, I'm guest designing for CASology as a result of my win a couple weeks ago. What an honor!! The challenge cue word is 'tear' ... many, many possibilities.  I envisioned someone wanting to write a heart-felt note because of an error, misdeed, etc.  In their haste they managed to 'tear' a big chunk out of their note paper. Look forward to seeing your interpretations.

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT
DP -  Pebbles
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Click for OptionsStamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid


Click for Options

Monday, May 9, 2016

CASE this Sketch - All-Star

Greetings!

This week I'm playing with the CAS(E) this Sketch 171 challenge.  For some texture the center of the raised panel is embossed with the Proof Positive die. For added interest the inlaid portion of the star is secured only in the middle to enable the points to be slightly lifted. 

Hugs,
Marilyn 

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Cardstock - Recollection
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Enamel dots - from stash

Sunday, May 8, 2016

MCV 43 - HAVE YOURSELF


Greetings!

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

For this week's Muse ChristmasVisions challenge Kimberly provided us a festive card with sparkling silver and red colors to pique our creativity.  For my card I chose the color palette, red border, silver embossing for the image.  The silver on my card is a unique color ... I stamped in red then applied silver embossing powder and heat embossed ... just a hint of red shows through. A few coats of clear WOS make the star sparkle, too.  (IRL the right-hand side stamping is not faded ... just the camera angle.)

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - MFT; Recollections
Stamp - MFT
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Embossing Powder - Recollections
Ink - Colorbox 
Embellishment - WOS

Saturday, May 7, 2016

CASology - Move

Life takes us ...

At CASology this week the fun challenge is 'Move'.  I chose to stamp these whimsical houses with an accompanying sentiment and use colors that matched the diagonal stripes in the Washi tape.  


Hugs, 
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
Stamps - Stampendous
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copic
Washi tape - Recollections

Friday, May 6, 2016

Hello - Addicted to CAS

Greetings!

Playing in the ATC 87 - Plaid challenge.  

Hugs,
Marilyn

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Cardstock - Recollections
DP - DCWV
Dies - MFT - Die-namics
Embellishments - pretend button; enamel dot