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Spouse’s Day card with Lawn Fawn Winter Skies – SSS MondayChallenge | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

Popping in real quick to sneak the fresh-off-the-craft-table card I created for my husband today in recognition of National Spouse’s Day (TODAY!) and all he does for me and for us every single day.

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MMTPT615 Party for Jean | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

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Good morning, all!

The Teapotters of SCS throw weekly “teaparties,” and this past week, the party wasin honor of a good friend of mine.  I’m praying that the many cards she will receive help to warm and fill her heart!

These challenges are always to create something inspired by things the recipient likes.  Jean likes almost everything, but she’s also a Stampin’ Up collector of sorts, so I wanted to make something bright, cheerful, happy, and fully crafted with SU products!

To make it as cheerful as possible, I grabbed a rainbow of colors, my ink blending brushes, and a set of SU masks and got to work. 

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Oh, and glitter of course. 🙂

Though I don’t always have time to do a matching envelope and a finished inside to my cards, I love the result when I am able to make it happen!

 

Splitcoast is also celebrating it’s 800th sketch challenge!  WOW!  That’s a milestone worth celebrating, and I am so happy to play along with this awesome sketch!

I hope she enjoys it!

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

Blessings,

Chrissy

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

Title: MMTPT615 Cheer For Jean 
SCS Keywords: MMTPT615, SC800, StampinUp, Stampabilities
Stamps: All Holidays (SU!), Mail/Address (Stampabilities – envelope)
Ink: Gray Granite, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Gray Granite, Neenah Solar White (80#)
Paper Size:   A2
Technique: Ink blending, texture paste, glitter, dimension, die cutting 
Accessories: Apocathry Accents dies, Pattern Party Decoartive Masks, Braided Linen Trim (all SU!), foam sheet, glitter, texture paste, blending brushes
Paper Crafting · Right At Home · Sketch Challenges (Wednesdays) · Stampabilities · Teapotter Challenges (Tuesdays) · Thinking of You

Reach For The Stars | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

It’s Tickle a Teapotter time, and this month’s challenge was in honor of the lady who started the mixed media craze. Mixed media isn’t my forte, but I thought I’d give it at least a shot and combine one of my favorite mediums – watercolor – with a new-to-me technique to give it a bit of the look that I think of when I think of mixed media: a whole lot of texture.

I may have overdid the salt a bit, but thankfully the sentiment minimizes that a bit. 😂

I also used this week’s sketch to get my design on a roll.

This one is already in the mail on its way to surprise a fellow American! Usually my Teapotter Tickles go outside of the USA, so this is a treat! I hope she enjoys it!

I opened the blinds to get these photos taken in sunlight, but closed them afterwards to keep the house from boiling inside. Of course, out cat was not pleased with my decision, so he decided to do what he could to still soak up some rays:

Dork. 😆

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: MMTPT614 Reach For The Stars
SCS Keywords: MMTPT614, SC799, nebula, stampabilities, watercolor, galaxy
Stamps: Reach For The Moon (Stampabilities), Happy Mail Year 2 (Right at Home – envelope)
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Watercolor cold press, Basic Black
Paper Size:   5” square 
Technique: Watercolor, galaxy/nebula/night sky technique, die cutting, layering, glitter 
Accessories: Gelly Roll Glitter pen, various dies, watercolors, bleed proof white, salt
Color Challenges (Tuesdays) · Hero Arts · Occasions · Paper Crafting · Spring · Stampabilities · Stampin Up · Ways To Use It Challenges (Thursdays)

Easter Blessings | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

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I received two Easter cards in the mail over the weekend, and when I thanked the senders I realized I had never really been in the habit of sending cards at Easter, and wondered why not?  Easter is perhaps THE most beautiful, hopeful, and grace-filled holiday we are blessed to celebrate as believers in Jesus Christ, and with present circumstances preventing us from spending the holiday with our loved ones this year, I decided to give it an honest effort.

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I searched through my stamp collection, thinking I’d perhaps find a not-too-cute image of a sheep (if I had one… most of my sheep are super cute and cartoon-y!) to keep the theme on track.  Bunnies are great and all, but to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lamb of God, I wanted a sheep. 😉

“He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.” –Matthew 28:6

My eyes landed on this oldie but goodie Stampin’ Up set, which was meant to be Christmas, but the Lion and the Lamb theme couldn’t have been more perfect to combine with some bright and peaceful pretty spring colors!

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I tried my hand at “alcohol ink” blending on some Yupo (I tried a month or two ago – it was a disaster), and after messing with it and I thought ruining it, I busted out watercolor paper and designer paper for the three cards I wanted to make.  By the time I finished getting those ready, though, I loved how the yupo background had turned out after all, so bam – one alcohol ink, one watercolor, and one DSP card.  Works for me!

Entering these in two challenges, for separate cards in the series.

  • CC785 – Flirty Flamingo / Pineapple Punch / Bermuda Bay + “dessert” with the Easter theme – loosely, I’ll admit (I added the purple… sorry!!!)
  • WT786 – It’s Knotty Problem – twine bow on the yellow card

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope I could bring a little sunshine into your soul.

Blessings,

Chrissy

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

Title: CC785 WT786 Easter Blessings
SCS Keywords:  CC785, WT786, stampinup, su, heroarts, stampabilities, easter, alcohol ink
Stamps: Peace to the World (SU!), Blessings Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts – inside), Have Faith (Stampabilities – envelope) 
Ink: Amaglam Black (Gina K Designs), Green Galore, Baja Breeze, Gorgeous Grape, Powder Pink, Yoyo Yellow, Crushed Curry, Gray Granite
Paper: 140# cold-press watercolor,  Neenah Solar White 80#, Certainly Celery, misc gray, Yupo, ms. sparkle marble dsp
Paper Size:   5 3/4 x 5 3/4″ Square
Technique: Watercoloring, Die Cutting 
Accessories: Twine, Alcohol Blending Solution, foam board
Hero Arts · Hero Arts · Stampabilities · Thinking of You

Sending BIG Hugs – via Snail Mail | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

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Sometimes, a simple card turns into quite the project amid life’s constantly-evolving events, and such is the case with this set of cards.  I started it the weekend before last, finished them last weekend, and then, one by one, sent them off into the world via the good ol’ postal service this past week.  (In fact, the final one is awaiting the mail as I write this as I try to decide which, of two people that come to mind, is most in need of a paper hug right now).

I’ll keep this post short, simple, and picture-heavy – precisely the way I prefer posts that I want to “read” to be.  It’s information overload on an average day for all of us, and right now that has reached new, incredible proportions for us all.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed what you saw!

Praying you and your loved ones are staying safe, staying home, and are well!

Chrissy

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

Title:  Sending Big Hugs – via Snail Mail 
SCS Keywords: CAS, Wreath, Rainbow, clean and simple, Stampabilities, heroarts 
Stamps: Mail/Address (Stampabilities), MMH March 2018 (Hero Arts) 
Ink: Gina K Amaglam Black, Versafine Onyx Black 
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black
Paper Size:   4 1/2″ (square)
Technique: CAS, Wreath, Rainbow, clean and simple, “Copic coloring” 
Accessories: Alcohol markers, fun foam sheet, homemade wreath stamping template