Hello Graduate!!

I can hardly believe that our good friend’s daughter has graduated from High School.

Where has the time gone?

I can still remember the day she was born.

Aww…I’m getting all teary eyed just thinking about it.

My card~

Graduate

I used a Wryn Graduate digital stamp from Tiddly Inks that I colored to match Morgan’s actual gown and sash.

Luckily I had just watched a Sandy Allnock video on coloring white images.

A close-up~

Graduate-C

Not too bad I think.

Except for where I thought her hair was the stash and colored it blue.

Sigh.

Anyway blue hair or not I know that this graduate is going great places.

Just to note that it’s Day 20 of the 30 Day Color Challenge.

30 Day Color Challenge 2

Amazingly enough I’m keeping up.

Yippee!

I used~

Tiddly Inks Wryn Graduate Digital Stamp, Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiment, Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Copics

Happy 70th Birthday!!

Remember when I mentioned that all I have been making lately are birthday cards?

Can you stand one more?

And then I’ll move on to something else.

I promise.

My card~

Happy-70th

Grandpa Buzzy recently turned 70!! Woot woot.

And Hartly was quite determined that we would be making him an elephant card.

Nothing says Happy 70th like an elephant right?

A close-up~

Happy-70th-Close

I paired my birthday wishing elephants with the speech bubble die from My Favorite Things.

After completing my card Hartly was in charge of signing it for everyone.

Any guesses on how many names actually went on the card?

That girl!

I used~

WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Photo Bomb Stamp Set, Copics, Thickers, Studio Calico Star Sequins

Happy Birthday….

Yeah….what they said.

I love these Three Amigos from Mama Elephant.

With their little signs you can make a card for any occasion.

Since May is full of birthdays in our family, it seems that’s all I’ve been making lately.

My card~

What-They-Said

I paired my little guys with paper from Basic Grey’s Hipster collection.

A close-up~

What-They-Said-Close

Which I thought was totally appropriate, because those little guys seem not only kind of hip but also a bit sassy. He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps & Dies, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics, White Gel Pen, Kraft Paper

School’s Out~

So, let’s play!

Lately I have been playing along with several of the Some Odd Girl Community Crop Challenges.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

My project is a bit of a stretch for the Summer Fun Challenge: To show some summer love by doing a summer theme, using a summer stamp or using summer colors!

However I figure school is out, summer vacation is starting and it’s time to play.

My card~

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And that is exactly what my little kitty is doing.

A close-up~

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While these aren’t the first colors I think of when I think of Summer, they are from Fancy Pants Down By the Shore Collection.

And who am I to argue?

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys , Fancy Pants Down By The Shore Collection, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Circle Dies, Enamel Dots, Copics, Brother Scan & Cut, Kelly Purkey Alphas

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish~

Okay, I’ve lost count.

There are just too many fish on my Some Odd Girl Community Crop H2O Challenge: Use water color pencils, critters that live on/in the water, rain drops, or anything that makes you think H2o on your project.

My card~

One Fish Two Fish

Luckily this adorable little guy was on one of the three Some Odd Girl stamp set that I own.

So, I stamped him repeatedly and got busy coloring him to create my little H2O scene.

A close-up~

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I used small flat sequins from Papertrey Ink to mimic bubbles and I gave each fish a bit of sparkle with a Wink Of Stella pen.

There’s still a bit of time left to join in the fun and I’m hoping to get one more project done.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

Let’s just hope we don’t have a repeat of last night where a massive amount of H2O falling from the sky knocked our power out. Yikes!

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys Stamp Set, Simple Stories I Am 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Papertrey Ink Sequins, Wink of Stella, Copics

Hey Hot Dog~

Happy birthday!

This week I decided to join in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Community Crop.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

Now I only own 3 Some Odd Girl stamp sets.

For now.

But, I adore them.

Luckily, one of the first challenges was a Critter Challenge: Use a Some Odd Girl Critter on any type of project.

Have I mentioned all 3 stamp sets are of critters?

My card~

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I used the hot dog from the Preppy Pups Stamp Set to make a birthday card for my nephew.

A close-up~

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I paired my pup with the Basic Grey Hipster collection.

A perfect match, right?

And I have decided to join in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker.com.

30 Day Color Challenge 2

Oh boy!

Go here to get more information because you know you want to join in too.

I used~

Some Odd Girl Preppy Pups Stamp Set, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, Mixed Brads, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics and Brother Scan & Cut

I Thank My Lucky Stars You’re In My Life~

Here’s the thing about watching coloring videos and making cards with your five year old, they want it to look EXACTLY like the card in the video.

There are NO exceptions.

Unless you can secretly work on part of it while they’re sleeping.

So, that is why my Thank You card for Hartly’s Nursery School teacher looks almost 100% like Nichol Magouirk’s card.

My card~

Thank You

We made this to give to her Nursery School teacher, so it had to be just right.

Which to Hartly meant just like Nichol’s.

A close-up~

Thank You Close

However after seeing the new Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamps in action, she decided she needed to make her own card to give Mrs. Shorter.

Hartly’s card~

Thank You- Hartly

I think her card turned out even better mine.

I used~

Mama Elephant Shooting Star Stamps & Dies, Creative Cuts Stitched Clouds & Moon Dies, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint

Hartly used~

Mama Elephant Playful Pups Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Grass Dies, Crayola Markers

Just Meow-zing!!~

I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that Hartly and I are now watching coloring videos at nap and bedtime.

Last week we just so happened to watch Jennifer McGuire’s Copic Dot Coloring video, so it was no surprise that later that evening we had to give it a try.

My card~

Kitty

I really like this technique of adding texture and blending colors, but I do think I need to work on my feathering out colors.

But, that will come with practice and in time.

Mimicking Jennifer’s cards, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies to create a stitched outline on my layers.

This also means I can use my card for Maria’s NSD 2015 Challenge: Leave You In Stitches Challenge to make a project having either real or faux stitching on it.

A close-up~

Kitty Close

Would you believe me if I told you Hartly made me order all those My Favorite Things stamps Jennifer used on her card?

She insisted. He he.

Our cards together~

Hartly Dot Cat Color

Want to join in the 2015 NSD Challenge: Leave You In Stitches? Grab your needle and thread and head to Maria’s blog.

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and Squares Dies, Pebbles Jenn Hadfield Home Made Paper 6×6 Paper Pad, Copics