Celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps

Celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps 2

Today I’m celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps. First I needed a patriotic background. To create that, I used Adirondack alcohol inks, in particular the set that you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. That has all the colors you need in them. I started with the red and dropped a little bit of ink onto the felt blending tool along with the blending solution. Now I carefully wiped it over the paper (also included in the set) and created the stripes. I left the top left corner empty to add the blue ink here. I also added …

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Crazy Kitten Birthday Card – CYCI Challenge #127

Crazy Kitten Birthday Card

It’s time for a new challenge on the Can You Case It? blog. Challenge #127 is a color challenge with some amazing blue and green colors. I combined my Design Team card with the fact that I had to create a birthday card for my dad. He loves cats, so I couldn’t help but creating this crazy kitten birthday card πŸ™‚ I started with stamping the cat and the present from the Crazy Things set onto water color card stock. To be able to blend the two images with water, I used a black Spectrum Aqua pen, colored the stamp …

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Beautiful Sentiments From So Suzy Stamps

Beautiful Sentiments From So Suzy Stamps

It’s the first of the month and that means the So Suzy Stamps Design Team creates a whole lot of goodness for you. You can see all the creations on the So Suzy blog. This month’s theme are beautiful sentiments and the Design Team is revisiting their favorite quotes from the So Suzy store. Just FYI, Suzy has free shipping on all orders over $25 today πŸ˜‰ By now you might know that I love to get paints and splatters all over my craft table and fingers. That’s why I chose Ken Oliver Color Bursts to create my backgrounds. All …

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Mermaid ATCs for the So Suzy Flaunt it Group

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Hello everyone, I hope you are good. Especially with a longer weekend coming up. Anything planned? Today I wanted to show you the Mermaid ATCs that I made for the June swap in the So Suzy Stamps Flaunt it if you made it Facebook group. This group is full of amazing people and we all feel like a big family. Nothing for people who can’t handle a little snark every now and then πŸ˜‰ Every month group members can join an ATC swap and the theme changes every time. For June it was “under the sea” (under the sea, dim …

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My First Design Team Card For The Can You Case It Challenge 126 – Die Challenge

Honeycomb

Hello! You might have seen the good news on my Facebook page, I’m a new Design Team member for the Can You Case It Challenge blog. Woohoo πŸ˜€ This weeks Can You Case It challenge 126 is a die challenge. So grab your favorite die and submit a card. Who knows, maybe you’re going to be this weeks DT pick? πŸ˜‰ For me this challenge was the perfect excuse to grab my honeycomb die and create a simple summer card. You might know that I like to get messy while making a card. It’s no different this time πŸ™‚ . …

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Video: How About Using Paper Flowers On Your Tag?

Paper Flowers Tag

I’m trying new things again, this time vibrant colors and paper flowers on a tag. I got the paper flowers from a Kaiserkraft bundle sold by Scrapbooking Made Simple. Also included was some paper, the Mermaid Tail die cut collection and other embellishments. I wanted the flowers to stand out, so I chose other colors for the background. But see for yourself in my new video: Audio Credit Mountain Sun by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Parting Glass by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Supplies Used …

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Summer Coffee Lover Extravaganza and Challenge

Summer Coffee Lover

Today’s card is inspired by the Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop and the Can You Case It Challenge #125. Based on the CYCI challenge I already knew which colors I wanted to use. I just had to decide on the medium. My only coffee stamp set is the one from Tim Holtz, so that decision was simple as well. I love my coffee black, so I used the simple coffee mug with the black gold steaming inside. After a little back and forth I decided to use my beloved Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Alizarin Crimson to create a big, …

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You Can Never Have Enough Handmade Bookmarks

All Handmade Bookmarks

Hello there! Today I’m showing you some more handmade goodness made with So Suzy Stamps πŸ™‚ Do you love reading as much as I do? My favorite genres are fantasy or medieval books. When I was living in Germany I had tons of them. Unfortunately I had to sell most of them before I moved to the US. Now I’m trying to build my stack up again. And what do all book lovers need? Exactly, bookmarks and the best ones are handmade bookmarks πŸ™‚ This post is a little longer, because I made a lot of pictures throughout the process. …

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Video: Mary On a Mixed Media Tag

Prima Marketing Tag

This gorgeous Prima Marketing stamp is in my stash for a while now and I haven’t used it yet. Can you believe that? (Probably, don’t we all have stamps that haven’t been used yet?). Anyway, I wasn’t in the mood for an entire journal page so I decided to create Mary on a mixed media tag. Tip: Instead of buying “expensive”, already cut manila tags you can buy a box of manila file folders and cut them with a tag die. I was a little lazzy and didn’t want to write down every step, so I thought that I could …

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You’re How Old – Snarky Bird Crazy Card

Bird Crazy

Just jumping in to share a card with you. I found the idea for the bird crazy card on Pinterest and had to CASE it. I started with stamping the bird onto Ranger water color card stock. I grabbed some of my Zig markers in blue and yellow tones and colored the bird, but I didn’t cover the entire bird with the markers. To give it the water color look, I used a water color brush (one of those with a water tank) and blended all colors together and onto the white areas. Then I drew with the marker directly …

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