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Sunday, July 23, 2017

TLC Blog Hop-Life is Better in Summer



 Create with TLC is hostessing a Blog hop with many wonderful vintage images today,  The theme: Life is Better in Summer! Each stop will have a free digital image.  There is also a sentiment that is available at the Create with TLC link on the hop!

 If you did not arrive here from Carol's blog- that means you 'hopped in' at a middle destination- the links are below so you can hop and enjoy some summer inspiration, and grab a few new digital images for your collection. Please do stop at Create with TLC and leave her some love!


  All of the DP and cardstock are from Stampin Up.  The stencil is Sweet Stamps and I used distress ink Barn door and Brushed Corduroy. I cut the sentiment out by fussy cutting and added a layer of  Brushed Corduroy cardstock behind it.
  The starfish dies are unbranded. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to accent and add a little sparkle

  My, Oh My, to be a lady in the old days!!!  Even at the beach!  Here is the sweet image-just click on the image, Rt click and save.


And, the sentiment on my card- check on the TLC blog for it! For a closer view:                                            



The next stop on the hop is Vickie, who has a fab project AND a video!  Her blog is HERE and also below in the hop list.

Desire http://desiref.blogspot.com/
Edwina http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Faith http://daffodil-faitha.blogspot.com/
Hetty http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/
Ileana http://sparklingpinktitta.blogspot.it/
Lisa D http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/
Lisa Lynn http://lisalynncard.blogspot.com/
Lynne http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Rhonda http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/
Carol https://crafty-stamper.blogspot.co.uk/
Shelly https://shellymc2.blogspot.com/   ***You are here***
Vicky http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/
Wendy https://wendybellino.co/
Tlc https://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/

To jump start my creativity, I used the Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  #117.

 
Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, July 15, 2017

DDD- Midsummer Night's Dream

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  Paola (dazzlers) and Heather (Diva's) are the hostesses this month. The theme is ***Midsummer Night's Dream***. The play follows the adventures of four young lovers who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set.

My fairy could not possibly be a bad influence- she looks too sweet, don't you think???




Since both of our hostesses this month are from Canada, and July 1st marked Canada's 150th Birthday, we are to add a maple leaf somewhere on our card.

Supplies:
DE SIGNER PAPER : 
Graphic45 ( Nature Sketchbook Collection)
* Flora Fascination # 4501476
* Wildflower Bouquet # 4501478
* The Sprinkling Limited Edition Colors c/s stack
STAMPS:
Fairy Sweet by Penny Black ( illustrated by M.Manning) 
Maple Leaf by SU 
Sentiments( sm) by Inkadinkado ( lrg) by Great Impression E655
ACCESSORIES:
* red sheer ribbon ; turquoise jewels -from stash

We are told that many catchy quotes and phrases have roots in Shakespearean time- a few examples: *My heart of Hearts* In my minds eye * Knock knock, who's there*  Love is Blind * Too much of a good thing* Lie Low* Break the Ice*, etc, etc

Here is the sketch I used from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:



I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

Challenges:
Sketch noted above
TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunset Silhouette

Happy Thursday!  I had some time recently to create with some of my dies, so I put together a card.


 I doubled up the die- black over white to get depth- love the way it looks. The background is just inked up with reds and purples, then green. I backed it with black, then purple.
  The sentiment is from an older SU set. I am on a mission to 'use my stuff'!!! It says, " Each one of us is God's special work of art".

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Happy Little Stampers-HLDS_ AG with dies

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, July 7, 2017

COF-Let Your Light Shine

The Crafters of Faith hostess for July is Kelly. Our scripture inspiration for July:

Matthew 5:16: "Let your light shine before others."

 Please create a card using the scripture as a base and use any image with a lighthouse, anything nautical (oceans, anchors, etc) that often accompany lighthouses, or any image(s) that are with stars, light in the sky, etc. Let your light shine!
~Kelly


 I decided to take out my 'old' SU images- I am not sure I have ever used this one.  It was a quick and CAS card to put together.  The die is by Gina Marie.

To see the COF cards made in the challenge, click HERE
(You may have to log in at Splitcoaststampers to view these cards : )

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- stamping
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Cards 4 Guys- Beside the Sea
Through the Craftroom Door- AG


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blog Candy

I am giving away a $20.00 gift card to my DIL's ETSY shop!
If you would like a chance to win, the post is on Instagram here:

CreativeCraftsbyKay


I will draw a name 7/10

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Strength

 I had a little block of time and made a quick card using Distress Oxide inks.


 I used a variety of colors on the background and was hoping for a soft pastel look.  I tried to add Distress Oxides on a separate piece of cardstock and use it to just color the top of the flower- that was a fail : )  That's OK, next time I have time to play, I will use this stamp again and see what I can come up with.......
 On the inside of the card, there is a row of the hearts up the Lt side.

 We took a quick trip to Virginia and visited my youngest daughter. We had a great time!

Challenges: TBA

Thanks for stopping by!\
Shelly

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Oh Say, Can You See.........

Happy 4th of July weekend! I had a little fun creating a card or two for this weekend : )


 I used the Stella Says Sketch challenge from Bugaboo for this card.  I love her fun dress!  And, the great sentiment. This card also qualifies for the Cut it Up challenge. Festive Fridays at the Outlawz is also looking for cards using a July 4th theme.

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/

 I used the same image again and created a more CAS card. The DP is the same too. I used some silver wrapping paper I purchased at Christmas and punched out a star. I am entering this in the Less is More challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CYS-Favorite Beverage

Our 'CYS' aka Craft Your Stash group from SCS has a challenge this month with the theme 'Your Favorite Beverage'.

 Well, I drink alot of black tea....all day, every day!  So, I went with a tea theme : )


 I bought a journal for Bible Journaling a while back, and was able to complete one page in 2/2016.....  I had laid out the idea for the cover and primed it, but put it away and never finished it.  What a perfect time to get it out!
  I painted the cover while in 2016....  so, I tried adding distress inks, but they would not stick.  So, painted the background with acrylic paints in a variety of colors.  I added a stencil by Ranger DYS 34032 and painted using a shimmery gold paint.
  I stamped Sweet and Sassy (SNS His Book) in Black Tuxedo Memento Black ink. (Image on top lt and bottom Rt). They are colored with Copics and/or sponged with ink. I added some shimmer using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.
  On the top sentiment panel, I used a hole punch and added multiple fibers and a cross charm. I also added a butterfly charm. I bought the charm when a stamping shop closed about 3-4 years ago and I am in love with this pretty butterfly.

Challenge:
Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- Coffee/tea/cocoa
Cards and More- Anything but a Card
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Stencil It
Word Art Wednesday- AG

I decided to also make a card, as I found a package of napkins that I thought would make fun backgrounds....


 I used a dollar stamp that is years old for the martini, and the sentiment is Sweet Stamps.

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space...!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, June 26, 2017

For the love of Coffee

I have never been a coffee drinker, but I do have many, many coffee obsessed friends and children too... so, in honor of them and knowing many who would love getting a card....


  I found this sweet Panda coffee mug digital image- and could not resist! It is from the Craftin Desert Diva's shop. I had to layer the card on the bamboo EF. The DP is SU. The little sprig of steam is from a Michael Strong stamp. The sentiment came with the digi, and is punched out with a SU punch.

 I was creating for a sketch challenge for June at the Yahoo Group About Oriental Stamp Art. I just changed the sentiment:


The sentiment is from MFP- no longer open.

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers Bloghop- Summer 2017

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day 2017

 I made my husband a fun Father's Day card- he loved it!  He is a nature buff and just loves Squirrels and birds.



 This card was made entirely with dies.  The tree, squirrels, bunny and the flower buds are by Cheery Lynn Dies. The Cardinals are from an Impression Obsession die. The white border is a Gina Marie die. The leaves are from a MS edge punch that I cut into pieces and applied.

 I applied Distress Oxide inks- first Peeled Paint and Broken China.  Next, I added Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans. The letters/number were cut with Die-Versions  Elegance Font DV411 die.

 I had to buy a bird feeder that spins off the squirrels because they were taking over the back yard!!! Did I mention he even names them?

Challenges:
Come and Get It- Father's Day
Glitter and Sparkle- Father's Day
Pile it On- Put a Bird on It
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Furry Friends

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Napkin fun


I used the other half of the napkin from THIS post, and made another card.


 For this card, I used the entire background. After removing/separating the backing layers from the napkin, I adhered it to a piece of cardstock that was run thru the Xyron. I fussy cut the butterflies and the flowers on the 2nd panel and popped them up on dimensionals. I added some shimmer with a Shimmery pen. The sentiment is from Art Neko/About Art Accents.
 I finished off the card, as you can see, by rounding the corners on the top two layers and adding sequins.

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination- AG
Mod Squad Challenge- Square card
{Pin}spirational- Inspiration photo

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congrats Grad(s)


We have had a need for many grad cards this year!  Here are just two styles of the many I put together:


   I have been pulling out all of my stash and using it up a little at a time!  This is the cardstock that you sand and the core is a different color  I found this grad cap EF at Tuesday Morning a while back and it had never been used yet....  The grad scroll and ribbon is by Angel's Attic. The sentiment is SU.  The dies are unbranded, I cut out the numbers using some sparkly wrapping paper left over from Christmas last year.  I adhered 2" sticky tape the the backside of it before I ran it thru the Big Shot so they were like stickers- already having adhesive on the back. I added sequins for an added touch of fun!

and:

I made the gradient background using distress inks.  I came across a stamp set that I have never used- Hats Off to You by Lawn Fawn. I love this fun card! The numbers are cut out of the wrapping paper I  mentioned above.

Challenges:
CAS on Sunday- use a repetition image


Here is the cool graduation cap my niece decorated : )



Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

COF-Trust/Have Faith

I joined a group on SCS called Crafters of Faith.  We create with a like theme inspired by a scripture and post on the 7th of each month. 
I am the hostess this month, and this is what I came up with.

*Psalm 46 Be Still and know that I am God*

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it can be hard for us to sit and be still! To calm our minds and hand over every worry or anxiety to God. I love this theme- any time I begin to worry about something, or have an occasion where everything does not fall in line, or a worry about the kids or even family members with medical issues, I hand it over to God!

So, for the COF challenge, post a card using Trust of Faith as the theme, or using the words Trust of Faith.


 I  love to worry- so I work really hard to hand it over to God when I have something on my mind. I was looking for my Psalm 46 stamp and came across this image- from Unity- which I think speaks to my philosophy of handing it over to God- trusting in HIM!!!

 I stamped the image and cut it out with Memory Box stitched rectangle die. The border in pool party is a Cheery Lynn Designs die. The birds were colored with Copics. The DP is Paper Studio, the cardstock is Pool Party and Choc Chip from SU, and Recollections white. The Flowers are Prima (pink) and My Memories (white)

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday- Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, May 28, 2017

CYS-Stash- flowers

For the Challenge Your Stash challenge, we are to use our favorite flowers image. I decided to use a napkin instead of a stamped image- I love flowers!!!

 Being a technique person, what brings me comfort is trying a technique!  So.......  I have terrible allergies!  So, while I love all things outdoors, when it gets to the time everything starts to bloom, I am indoors!!!  Sneezing probably!  So, my joy in Spring is creating with flowers and not having to smell them or breathe in the pollen......... Instead of using a favorite flower image, I chose to use a napkin image.


 I just love to create using flowers- nothing better than to recreate what I see!  And, all in God's glory!!!

I took a napkin and took off the scrap white layers, then attached it to a white cardstlock which had been run through the Xyron. I have to confess, I have a huge stash of napkins I have saved to create with!!!!

 I fussy cut out the flowers and the butterfly from the napkin, then layered it on the white tag.  The tag die cut and the Asian Washi are from Aliexpress. The Kanji is from About Art Accents.  

 I was cruising Pintrest, and my search led me to the Tag Your It challenge blog.  I spent a little time there, and that is how I ended up using my flower on a tag.  I love that I used some really old SU ribbon to bring out the tan color.  I tried tying the ribbon using twine as I saw in one of the prior posts at Tag Your It-a challenge blog-- love the way it looks and will use this tying technique again.

Challenges:
Sweet Stampin- Use your Stash : )
Just add Ink- choose 2- Washi and flowers
Tag Your It #71- CASE tag

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oxide resist


I had a bit if time to play with the Distress Oxide inks, and made a card using a resist technique.


 I stamped the floral image in Versamark ink & embossed using clear EP.  Then, I dabbed colors onto the craft mat and ran the paper through it.  I dried between layers, and love the way this ink layers- so pretty IRL!  I added a little Asian Kanji in the background and will use this for the AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) Yaahoo group for a BRAK.

 Luckily, I made a 2nd piece- perfect for an ATC- I will send out for the May ATC Lottery- theme is AG!

 I watercolored the flowers on both ATC and card, and would watch some video's before I do it again to get the colors a bit darker on the flower and leaves. I still love the look : )

Challenges:
Crafting with Friends- AG
Artistic Inspiration- AG
ATC Around the World-AG

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, May 20, 2017

DDD May Flowers

The May DDD- post on the 15th- I am late!  We are focusing on May flowers this month- and I just love floral images : )


 I love floral images, so had to make another with the images Debbie provided in the kit : ) Below, I had to try the technique Jennifer McGuire posted about making shaker cards using tulle.


 The Dueling Darlings is a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the ***Dazzlers***. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created. The hostess for the Dazzlers is Debbie and for the Divas Judy.

Deb sent us:
Images- Stampin Up Blooming Beautiful
DP-My Minds Eye- Kate and Co. Cambridge COurt Mini flowers & Bouquet Paper
Ribbons- SU
Rhinestones -SU
Vintage floral adornment -SU
Blue adhesive gems- Colorbox
Images colored with Copic markers

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I still have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

Challenges:
card #2- Sketch Time Out challenges
Challenge Up Your Life- Blossoms
Sisterhood of Crafters- card of encouragement

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sketch lantern

 I had fun making an Oriental card for a mingle using the AOSA Sketch (About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group).


 I used much coveted G45 Bird Song DP. I cut out a die using shimmery pink cardstock - the die is Die-Versions lantern .  I used the flipside of the DP for the middle strip. I cut out a circle of CS and embossed it and added the lantern over that. I used a Copic marker and added highlights to the rhinestones to match.  The sentiment was purchased from a stamp sale- no markings, it says Dream.

 My swap partner, Monica, sent me this lovely card:


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, May 8, 2017

CYF-Comfort

 The Crafters of Faith is a group at SCS formed by Kelly Santi, and we have a monthly inspiration hostess in the group which 'jump starts' our creativity to create.

Our May hostess is Sue.  Here is her inspiration:

"Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God." Psalm 90:2. 

Whenever I feel like I can't make it through a tough time, I remind myself that whatever problem I'm facing is so teensy-tiny in the big scheme of things. God always was, He is, and He always will be...long before I was on this earth and long after I am gone. All I have to do is be still and let Him take care of things. Thoughts of His constancy comforts my soul, even in the most troubled times. 

Comfort is the key word for May. Make a card of something that brings you comfort. It can be a bowl of chicken soup, a fuzzy pet, reading a good book or spending time with a special person. 

My happy place/place of comfort is creating using new techniques or craft items. I have some new inks- Distress Oxide Inks : )  So, I played with mixing colors and created the background of a card.


 I used about 6 or 7 of the inks on my card, splashed on some water and then picked out a cardstock- I used SU Perfect Plum.  I used Copics to color the image and added Wink of Stella to the butterflies. I used a Copic marker to color the embossed and punched border- it was white and it was too stark.

HERE is the gallery at SCS for the May challenge cards from the other ladies in the group.

Challenges:
TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Washi background

  I found some delightful Washi tape that is Asian themed : )  It is not easy to find, so I bought lots!  I took a few minutes and made a Thinking of You card for one of the About Oriental Art Yahoo group members that is having some health issues.


 I simply laid the tapes down diagonally on a card base, and made another strip 1 1/2" wide with the same pattern, then flipped it upside down to add a little contrast.  I decided yellow was the best match for color, so pulled out some yellow cardstock to coordinate.
  I die cut some pretty flowers, and took the SU sentiment and cut it out with a stitched tag die.  The final touch was adding some sequins.

Challenges:
A Perfect Time to Chraft- AG
Craftaholics R Us- Spring Colors or Flowers
Die-Cut Diva's- Flowers

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, April 27, 2017

CYS Superhero

 Our 'CYS' aka Craft Your Stash group from SCS has a challenge this month with the theme Superhero.  I literally have NO images to use, and found some cute punch patterns, but decided to celebrate an everyday Superhero- Mom's!


I finished the inside too - and added a cape (it is not attached to anything......). This image so reminds me of a Superhero mom that still has kids at home and spends so much time on the go!!!



 So, the premise of CYS is to create with our supplies that have gone unused...  So, I have enough sequins in my stash to make shaker cards for....a long time- non-stop!  And, this is the first time using the die set I used for the sentiment and for the frame around the shaker.

 I used the remaining of the DDD Kit from THIS post. I have to say, this is the card I first envisioned when I saw this kit- and thankfully, we received 2 of the fun image, and I had plenty of the DP left to have fun and create!!! I loved the way THIS card turned out, for which I did the same thing with paper strips on the backgrounds.

Image-Some Odd Girl Sunny Mae
CS- Recollections white, SU
DCWV Kidlet Paper Pad
Die- Die-versions Stitched Nesting Combo

Challenges:
Crafty Girls Creation- AG
Outlawz- Twisted Thursday- AG
Die Cutting Divas- polka dots & die cuts

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hugs and comfy quilts

I think the quilt dies that are out are a fab way to use up DP that I have stacked in my bins!  So, I grabbed this one by Gina Marie and went to town!



Now, I love these colors- the teal-ish blue is one of my favorite blues as of late...... But, if you look closely, you will note that the card is watermarked with an egg image...LOL, that is right, the egg image is by Michael Strong Stamps.  I had a nutty month with a family death and a few more not so fun things, so did not get my 'egg themed' card done before Easter,  So, what do you think???  I added a butterfly (MS punch) and a Hugs die which is colored with shimmery clear pen. Now, I have 3 more of the quilts for cards ready!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Faux Canvas

I had some fun making a project for the adult day care my Mother goes to. We made a Faux Canvas with a spring theme.


 We used  the bottom of a box (these were from a grocery store) that is 9" x 12. They were painted with Gesso.

 The grass was punched out- 6 per 8"x11 1/2" cardstock. the trees were cut using the Silhouette- a design from the library in the Make the Cut program (tree23),  The clouds- Memory Box dies in Marina Mist SU CS. The bird is a unbranded die from China cut out in red SU CS. The flowers are from various punches- I put double sided sticky tape behind the clouds, the bird and back of the flowers so they could be added to the canvas easier.  I am not sure if it was easier or not- peeling the tape off the shapes- or if it would have been easier to glue each piece.

 We made a total of 13 or 14- here are a few of the faux canvases:

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter craft

I made a fun Easter craft for an adult day care my Mom attends.


 I left it uncolored so the clients could go with the flow, either color it or not, The image is Create with TLC, The DP and cardstock is by SU- most likely retired.


inside is a Tic-Tac slot/holder.

I made 20 of these for the day care.  They went together easily.

I found the Inspiration from HERE.  I had to alter it for the Tic-Tacs:

Cut cardstock 3" x 11"
Score at 1/2", 1 3/4", 3", 3 1/2 ", 7" and 7 1/2"

Follow directions in link above.

I have a Nellie Snellen die- from Sweetstamps.com that cute a tag with slots in the ends for ribbons. HERE is the link, and it looks like it is on sale more than 50 % off.

The image is on dimensionals. The dimensionals have to be above the ribbon in order to open the holder with ease.

Challenges:
Glitter and Sparkle- Easter
Pile it on- Interactive
Outlaws-Festive Fridays- Bunnies
Craft for the Craic- Easter and anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday- Easter

I hope you have a Blessed Easter!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

DDD- You are My Sunshine!

Well, I missed the 15th, but had to play with the kit for the Dueling Darlings this month. The theme- You are My Sunshine!


  Oh this kit was a blast, and I have a 2nd card started. I used to sing this song to my kids every single night when they were growing up!
   I used a sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I colored the image with Copics. I used a lighter shade BG70 and a mid range BG75 tip to tip to create the middle color for Sunshine and the girls shirt.

The kit contained:
Image-Some Odd Girl Sunny Mae
CS- Recollections white, SU
Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Sky, Simon Says Hello Sunshine Frame]DP- DCWV Kidlet Paper Pad

 The Dueling Darlings is a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the ***Dazzlers***. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created.

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December.  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

Challenges-
Sketch as noted above
Come and Get it- It;s a Girl Thing

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly