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Flippin' Fantastic Christmas

It's Thursday y'all, and you know what that means?   Just another crafty day here, whaddja think I was gonna say? LOL!  Actually, I took my doggo to the ball park (she's a runner!) and then drove out to the lake and walked around, but first we stopped at my hubby's work cuz... there was a super looong train that we would've had to wait for, so we took a detour and she got to see "daddy" for a bit.  Anywhooo...  Remember those cute penguins I colored up from this post ?  I played along with Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge SCS877 this week - what do you think? Supply List: Stamps:  (MFT) -  It's Penguining to Look alot Like Christmas Dies : (MFT) - It's Penguining to Look alot Like Christmas dies; (SU!) Stitched Shapes dies Paper & Ink:  (SU!) - Thick Basic White and Basic Black cardstock; (Echo Park) - Wrapping Paper; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark ink  Extras:  (SU!) - Stampin' Dimensionals, white embossing powder; (3M) - ATG

Dashing Through the Snow

 Happy Sunday friends!  I had a li'l crafty time this afternoon and I made a --- ya know what?  It's not technically a slider card because it's actually on a swinging pendulum, but somehow a "swinging penguin on a sled doesn't quite sound right.  Anywho.... it's a FUN interactive card using It's Penguining to Look alot Like Christmas,  from My Favorite Things and the cute penguin on a sled is "Dashing Through the Snow" ♥   You can see from the photo above that the sledding penguin is on a clear acetate tab.  That was cut from the swinging pendulum from MFT's Interactive Swing Die-namics set and in the middle of the circle, I glued a Spin n Slide Disc .   😊   I used foam strips behind the front layer of snow to give that pendulum room to swing without hindering it.  But I also added some foam strips on the left and right of it so he didn't keep "swinging" off the card and under the front layer.   For the inside (pic below), I

Slimline Penguin Slider

Ever since I posted my SU! Penguin Slider Tutorial last month, I knew I wanted to recreate it using my digi stamp set called,   Polar Fun .      It is the set with an igloo, 2 cute penguins and a polar bear which makes for a cute winter scene.   This morning I woke up to an email from one of my challenge players, Gail, who was excited to share with me her own version of my penguin slider card, using the Polar Fun set!  (Be sure to hop over to my store blog to see her cute card here !)  And so I thought I would join her today in creating another slider - this time in a slimline version! One of the nice things about digital stamps is that you can flip and resize the digis to accommodate whatever size card you want to make!  I did both of those things with the sliding penguin and igloo.  Now that I had them all colored and cut out, I realized I should have flipped the other penguin so he's looking at the others instead of looking off the card... OOPS!   I love how the sky turned out

Fun with Magic Iris Cards

I made my first Magic Iris cards this week :)   Lawn Fawn has some really fantastic interactive die sets, so I added a few to my collection and here are 3 cards I created with them! For this first one (pic above), I used Lawn Fawn 's Magic Iris die set + the Magic Iris Add-On + the  Birdhouse Add-On .  The smaller birds and tree limb came from another die set called Center Picture Window Card Heart Add-On .  The Snowflakes are from SU!'s Christmas Layers dies (retired) and the stitched cloud is from SU!'s Give it a Whirl die set.   The sentiment inside the Magic Iris is from Lawn Fawn's   Magic Holiday Messages stamp set.  I gave it a li'l highlighting with my white gellyroll pen. For my 2nd card (pic above) I used Lawn Fawn 's brand new Inside Out Stitched Snowflake die + their " Free with $60 order " stamp set called Say What, Holiday Critters + Magic Iris dies + Magic Iris Add-On die set.  The plaid paper on my card base was one of the loose pa

Truckin' Pup-kins

Happy Fall y'all!  This is my latest drawing  in the shop and is on sale for a limited time (only $2.99)! I colored the outline image with Copics, including the ground and shadow.  Then I masked the image and blended ink using blending brushes in shades of yellow, pink and purple.  Added some white highlights and mounted it on this super cute Madras paper from Lawn Fawn.  I don't know what the pad is called, they sent me a few loose sheets in my last order :)  I love enough to order the whole pad though - loving all the colors!   In this digi set, you get the truck without a sentiment on the sign, then 5 different sentiments that fit on it so you can choose which sentiment you'd like for it to say!  OH... and in case you didn't get the title... they are PUPS, so I had a fun play on words... instead of Truckin' Pumpkins, it's PUPkins!  Heehee.   Head on over and get your cute digi stamp set for only $2.99 for the next few days only!!   Happy INKing!

Special Delivery Slider Card

Hello there...I am going strong on Christmas cards lately, how about you?!  This one is a fun pull tab slider card where the green car moves across the snow to the right side of the card.  Our family likes driving through neighborhoods that had spectacular light displays before Christmas, so my card features the cute li'l Christmas String Lights dies from MFT that is free with a $60 order.  The cars are also dies from MFT called Cute Caravan , and the stamps are Special Delivery , and cut out with dies of the same name.  When you pull the tab out, it reveals a hidden message!  How fun is that?!  I must say... in hindsight, I should have cut a half circle notch out of the snow layer, where the tab sits when it's pushed in because the tab slider does go mostly in as I didn't want it to stick out too much so as not to fit in the envelope.  I gave it to my hubby to see if he could figure out what to do and he didn't find the pull tab, he started tilting the card to see if

Pop Up Display Frame Card

 Today's card style is one I've made a couple of times before.... and you'll recognize the image on the inside as this is my 3rd card in a row using " Lizzy's Umbrella " which is my latest Digi-of-the-Month and she's discounted all this month.  If you create a paper project using her and link up to my October blog challenge here , you will receive next month's digi to play in November!   I first saw this card style on Jennifer McGuire's channel HERE . My previous 2 display frame cards were the larger 5" x 7" size, but for this one, I tried the regular A2 size and I really like how it came out. I kept the front pretty simply as the INSIDE has the "wow" factor! Here's a short clip of how it opens up into the cute box card... Stamps & Stencils:  (ITD) -  Lizzy's Umbrella; (MFT) - Sunrise Radiating stencil Dies & Punches : (MFT) - Stitched Cloud dies; Magical Rainbow dies; Stitched Alphabet dies; (SU!) - Give it a W

Magical Rain Shaker Card

Did you all get crafty yesterday for " World Carkmaking Day "???  I made this really fun interactive card  - my first time making a Magical Raining Shaker Card !  And October's Digi-of-the-Month at Imagine That Digistamp  ( Lizzy's Umbrella ) was the perfect image for it!   I debated on whether to put the sentiment on the front or the inside... my hubby said the front, so there it is!  :)  I had fun creating the backdrop for this card!  I started out sponging ink with SU!'s Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and graduated to Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape at the top.  I then spattered ink by dipping a paint brush in water and then in ink that I had dabbed onto an acrylic block and tapped the brush to make the spatters.  I then did the same with some white craft ink. To create the "magical rain" I added some foam tape to the top and bottom of my card.  And since I used seed beads that were slightly larger than I should have, I had to double up on the foam

Cute & Colorful Slimline

October's Digi-of-the-Month Challenge has started at the  Imagine That Digistamp blog !  The idea for this month's set was requested by DT Deanne, and inspired by my previously released set " Rainy Day Fun " from 2014.  The sentiments in this set are perfect for encouraging a friend or daughter etc. going through a rough time, but there's also some fun and sunny sentiments too.  Everyone who creates a paper project with this set and links up to the challenge in October will receive next month's set to play with!  I decided to create a slimline card so I could get that half rainbow on there without covering most of it up with the image of the girl.  What do ya think? I colored the images with Copic markers and cut the main image with SU! Stitched So Sweetly dies, and the sentiment was die-cut with SU! Stitched Rectangle dies.  I fussy cut the rainbow.  In the photo below, you can see that I also added some clear self-adhesive raindrops I had left over from a