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Lead me to the Rock – Psalm 61:2 | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

Hello! Popping in today with a fall card for which the idea has been swimming in my noggin for weeks. Believe it or not, I actually like the end result for once! (Usually I don’t much care for what these ideas end up looking like! lol)

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Love & Laughter Anniversary | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

HAPPY FRIDAY!

My parents’ Anniversary is right around the corner, and I’ve been ruminating on what to do for their card this year. It’s HARD to think up something for a couple to start with, further so when it’s my parents and I REALLY want them to like what I create!

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CC791 F4A534 Simple Hello -and- In-Law’s Anniversary | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

Good day, all!

Just stopping in quick to share a set of cards I created last weekend (and one in which I finished throughout the course of the week).  Using a couple of the weekly challenges on SplitCoastStampers (Color Challenge and Ways to Free For All), I got a starting point to make an Anniversary card for my in-Laws’ upcoming 50th Anniversary.  Since I was doing the stamping on one, I figured I’d make some extras and modify them for more general use.  So they’re all similar, yet different. 🙂

I hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂

Blessings,

Chrissy

This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges. 

Title:CC791 F4A534 Simple Hello -and- In-Law’s Anniversary
SCS Keywords: CC791 F4A534 cas
Stamps: “Cardmaking Stamps” and “Floral Stamps” (Ms. Sparkle & Co.), Wedding (Inkadinkado – interior of Anniversary card), 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Mambo Melon, Flirty Flamingo, Onyx Black(Versafine), Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: 80# Neenah Solar White, Daffodil Delight (one card), Mambo Melon (one card), Basic Black (for word die cuts)
Paper Size:   A2
Technique: Clean and Simple (CAS), sparkle, die cutting 
Accessories: Echo Park “Hello” die, Kat Scrappiness rectangle dies, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen, foam mounting tape, pencil, heart dies (for tracing heart outline), Hi-Polymer Eraser
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Sketch Challenge Design Inspiration – SC762 – Happy Anniversary!

Another design sample as part of the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge Guest Design Team!  I have participated in these challenges basically since I found SCS, and to have been given the amazing opportunity to contribute a card to the weekly inspiration roundup that goes along with it is humbling and I am incredibly grateful, excited, and, well… nervous!

Current and past sketch challenges, as well as all of the details, can be found here.  Past sketch challenge design team samples I have created can be found here and also in my gallery on SplitCoast.

Without further ado, here is my card for this week’s sketch challenge at SCS!

Popping in today with a quick card I made for my parents’ Anniversary with the fun sketch from Diane for this week’s Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast.

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THANKS so much for dropping by!  Please consider joining in on the fun for this or any other challenge over on SplitCoast!

Blessings,

Chrissy

Title: SC762 Happy Anniversary
Keywords: SC762, MFT, My Favorite Things, MyFavoriteThings, Anniversary, Love
Stamps: Wonderful Woodland Friends(MFT), Well-Connected Numbers (MFT), Wedding (Inkadinkado), unknown background stamp
Ink: Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Always Artichoke
Paper: Always Artichoke, White
Paper Size:   A2
Technique: CAS, colored pencils, second-generation stamping (background)
Accessories: Colored pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers
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Sketch Challenge Design Inspiration – SC750 – Happily Ever After – featuring Altenew Academy Project

Another design sample as part of the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge Guest Design Team!  I have participated in these challenges basically since I found SCS, and to have been given the amazing opportunity to contribute a card to the weekly inspiration roundup that goes along with it is humbling and I am incredibly grateful, excited, and, well… nervous!

Current and past sketch challenges, as well as all of the details, can be found herePast sketch challenge design team samples I have created can be found here and also in my gallery on SplitCoast.

Without further ado, here is my card for this week’s sketch challenge at SCS!

Ugh. So I have to admit, my creative mojo has been mia lately. I didn’t have time to even think about participating in last week’s sketch challenge, amidst celebrating Mother’s Day (twice) and a milestone birthday party for my Dad (we pulled off the surprise! Phew!), but to be perfectly honest, I was OK with that… I just didn’t want to play with my stamps!

But I certainly didn’t want to miss two sketches in a row, and with multiple occasions requiring cards fast approaching, I dove in this weekend to crank something out, albeit a bit halfheartedly. Perhaps the rainy, cold weather should have made me more eager to be inside, but it is May, after all (at least that’s what the calendar claims!), and frankly, I want to be out covered in my favorite kind of glitter… horsehair! 😀

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Today’s card is for an upcoming wedding, though as of the present I’m not sure whose… we have three coming up, and I designed this with two of the weddings in mind! (Maybe I should have made two of them?!) Though I am leaning towards this being the card for a couple getting married the third weekend of June… through the generous sharing of the soon-to-be mother-in-law, whom I work with, I have learned that the bridesmaid dresses are going to be shades of pink, mauve, and purple, so I was really thinking of this bride when I started out with the card. Interestingly enough, my husband works with the groom! We are both looking forward to their special day! ♡

With the overcast skies, my photos turned out quite detestable, but I hope you can gain a somewhat decent feel for what the card looks like in person. (I’m not sure why there appears to be indents in that lower left corner in the photo… that doesn’t show up in person! Argh)

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As much as I didn’t really want to start this card, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Clean and simple, with black accents to channel tuxedos, and pink floral and washes of glitter to channel the bride!  And a perfect fit for SCS’s May Fan Club Central Theme – “Memories & Milestones.” The moment God blessed me with a husband at our “I Do,” it became a milestone that will forever be one of my most treasured memories (followed closely by the memory of when he asked me to be his bride,of course), and I pray the same will be true for this wonderful couple!

In addition, for Clean and Simple Challenge CAS534, “no coloring,” this silhouette-and-background-stamped creation fits the bill! 🙂

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Last year I was accepted into the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) and ended up reaching level 1 certification by last fall.  This year, I’m working on level 2!  I recently finished their Masking Unleashed course, and this card is also my final project for that AWESOME class.   I learned so many things from the instructor – including the best way to peel a post-it note to prevent warping (I kid you not – but it was something I hadn’t come across nor discovered before!), and was inspired to jump right in and put some of my newfound respect for the masking technique to good use.  I can’t wait to try more of the impressive techniques shared in this course!

THANKS so much for dropping by!  I hope you’ll take the time to say hello!

Blessings,

Chrissy

Title: SC750 CAS534 CT0519 Happily Ever After
Keywords: SC750, CAS534, CT0519, wedding, Inkadinkado, CAS, AECP, Altenew Academy
Stamps: Victorian Floral Backgrounder (SonLight Impressions), Wedding (Inkadinkado), Love & Laughter  (SU! – inside sentiment only)
Ink: Powder Pink, Versatile Onyx Black
Paper: Stampabilities plain white cardstock and black glimmer specialty paper
Paper Size:   A2
Technique: masking, clean and simple, fussy cutting
Accessories: foam mounting tape, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen