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Friday, March 18, 2016

Not my circus...

Howdy Ho Neighbor!!

Well, sadly, today is my last guest DT post for So Suzy Stamps. It's been fun and I really appreciate the privilege of being able to create using her fab-u-kitty images....

So here he is! Squeeee, I've fallen in love with this little guy. And may I just say this sentiment is (of course) simply perfect! It's been super hard to hold on to these 3 images and to make them the last card, but I'm happy I did. 

Images used:  Monkey, Palm Tree, Not My Circus

For the base of the card, I used your simple 5.5" x 4.25 white. I added the dark brown and layered a flower print strip at 2.25 x 5 1/8, the yellow polka dots was cut to 3.5 x 3" and I cut the last white layer to 3.25 x 2.75. I also used my paper cutter to emboss a few stripes down the flower print paper, but in hind-site, you really can't tell.

I stamped all my images on white Neehan. I colored the tree and little monkey with my Copics. The monkey: E50, E33, E34 & E35. The tree top and grass: YG61, G21, YG63 & G94. The tree trunk: E23, E25 & E27. For the coconuts: E71, E74, E77 & E79. Oh, a little helpful tip. I am not the most talented of Copic users, and I cannot tell you how many times I've gotten all the way down to using my 100 black to color the outline of the cut image to hid what white may be left and to give it a nice finished look and my hand totally slips! And then there it is a HUGE black line across my wonderfully colored image. POOP - then you have to start all over if you can't find a way to hide it with an embellishment of some sort..... may I suggest?? I use my Stampin Up GRAY marker. It's a much thinner nib and therefore much easier to maneuver and much less juicy. I've been much happier with the out come.

I decided to stamp the sentiment and then cut it apart. I like to use scraps for everything I possibly can to save money for wonderful things like So Suzy's stamps!!

I decided just the white words got lost, so I mounted them on the same dark brown I used as the card base layer. Since I've already packed up a large majority of my craft room (moving in just 2.5 weeks!!) Since I've been doing a lot of  quilting, I had DMC floss out and used it across the bottom on the and then up through a button.

So, there you have it! My little monkey card. I love this little guy, did I already mention that??

Images used:  Monkey, Palm Tree, Not My Circus

 Happy Friday to you all and thanks for your support!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, March 11, 2016

Simple Little Lovin'

Whoo Hoo - Time for my 2nd card for So Suzy Stamps Blog! I must admit, I've been cleaning up and packing so I've really been enjoying cleaner, more simple cards... go figure huh?!

I wanted to make one more card using stamps that reminded me of spring ~ even though hubby's sneezing like crazy, I just adore this time of year. Feel horrible for him tho....

Images used: Rose, XOXO & Wink of Stella
I decided it's been a long time since I used my aqua pens and thought these roses would be pretty using a bit of ink and water. I inked the image using an archival ink after I taped over the leaf and stem with plain old scotch tape. Once the image was ready, I removed the tape and used a marker to color the leaves and stem and stamped on white card stock. I didn't use water color paper as I am not using a lot of water. Just remember to "huff" on the stamp when not going directly to paper with the ink.

I used an embossing folder to add some depth to the card. I also popped half a white doily behind the base layer. I added a little layered flower to the sentiment. And before I "glued" it all together, I added more super yummy, clear Wink of Stella to the dry images. I love "mah" Wink of Stella!

It's a very simple, little, springy, love filled card. I will be sending this card to my "DIL to be", her fav color is purple. Now, I sure hope you go over to the So Suzy Stamps shop and pick up some pretty images ~ She has TONS! ~ to put together some spring cards for yourself!

Thank you so much to Suzanne for letting me create a little "sum-pin sum-pin" for the blog and as always, thank you for taking the time to come over and see what I created!

Big hugs to each of you!!
 ~ Peggie Sue

Friday, March 4, 2016

Common Sense Garden

Super FUN  news kiddies!! I will be over at So Suzy Stamps Blog for 3 wonderful Guest Design Team posts! Today is the 1st and here's what I've created:

I wanted to feature stamps that reminded me of spring ~ I'm sooo very ready for nicer weather, how about you?? Spring makes me feel so very happy and alive.

I stamped the ever so beautiful peony flower on a piece of card stock measuring 2.75" wide x 3.25" tall. I then made a mask of the peony flower using a post-it note so I could stamp the herb so it looked like it was behind the flower. (I stamped the mask in in red)

I heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom of my craft color card stock. I added a bright blue strip and a slightly smaller sparkly layer between.

 The last step for me was to add clear Wink of Stella to the dry, stamped images. I love how the Wink of Stella made these flower sparkle! squeeee!!

Now with this easy~peasy card posted here, I hope you too are ready to create some super spring filled cards! Head on over to the So Suzy Stamps shop and pick up your stamps and get started on your wonderful spring projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue