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It’s Day 2! Dare to Get Dirty 2017

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Today, I am hosting a challenge and it is a fun one! I gave you a sneak peak yesterday…here is the entire card I made for my challenge:

DTGD17jacquelineAAren’t these owls a hoot? (Pun intended) I can’t tell you all the details of my challenge because it’s kind of a secret for SCS Fan Club Mmebers but I will give you a few clues: my card was a combination of the color yellow, things with wings and sequins. wanna know more? Fly on over to SCS and play along. I’d love to add your card to my challenge gallery.

Here are a couple more cards I made for a couple other of today’s challenges…starting with the card I made for Lori’s (a.k.a. lmcaree) challenge. I used an image from one of my favorite stamp sets: Funny Foods from Simon Says Stamp. I just love the cute little images and punny sentiments.


Next is the card I made for Nancy’s (a.k.a. nwilliams6) challenge. I did very little stamping on this card…only the little tan panel behind the flip flops was stamped. Everything else is just patterned paper and the flip flops are chipboard. DTGD17nwilliams6There are a bunch of fun challenges posted today so be sure to go check them out. Here’s a sneak peek for one of tomorrow’s challenges:

DTGD Sneak Peek 2 Hope you’ll stop back tomorrow!

It’s On! Dare to Get Dirty 17

Woo-Hoo! It’s time for the week long Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on SCS! It’s super fun and there are some great prizes at the end of the week. But you gotta be in it to win it! Stop on over and join in…click here to go right to the Dare to Get Dirty forum…new challenges will be posted daily and boy, are there some fun ones.  I’ve got two coming up…one tomorrow and another on Tuesday so I hope you’ll join in.

Here are a few of the cards I made for today’s challenges.  This first card is for Sandee’s (a.k.a stampersandee) DTGD challenge, I started by swiping Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Iced Spruce onto a piece of acetate, spritzed with water and smooshed onto watercolor paper. Once I was satisfied with the results, I stenciled over the top with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment was stamped with regular distress ink (Wilted Violet) first, then I went back over it with the Distress Oxide ink…using the MISTI which really came in handy. The cute shades were cut from mirrored silver cardstock using a MFT die.  Added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish it off.

My next card is a sample I made for Bev’s (TexasGrammy’s) challenge. The colorful strip started out as an entire A2 card front (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I heat embossed the triangle pattern (Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles background stamp) using Hero Arts white embossing powder then filled in each triangle with watercolors purposely overlapping the colors to achieve additional colors and triangles.  It was a little overpowering left as it so I cut it into a strip and left quite a bit of white space.


I also made a sample card for Dina’s (a.k.a. dini) challenge today. I first made a background (A2) by gluing strips of different patterned pieces from Echo Park’s Happy Days collection. When I had all the strips in place where I wanted them, I then cut bigger strips using MFT’s Horizontal Stitched Strips dienamics to form my background. I wanted the fun, colorful pattern to be the star of the show so I kept things simple by just adding a framed sentiment.


There are five challenges posted each day so check out my gallery to see the other cards I made today. If you’re not already a SCS Fan Club member, be sure to sign up so you can access all these challenges as well as many other Fan Club benefits. I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more Dare to Get Dirty 2017 challenge cards.  Meanwhile, . Here’s a sneak peek…

DTGD Sneak Peek

Food Fight!

Hi there. Happy weekend. I’ve had a busy week and have just been loafing all weekend. Then tomorrow, I get to do it all again. Insert a sarcastic “yay!” here.     I haven’t had time to do many challenge cards in the last week (or two) but I did manage to make a card for the 3/28/17 Teapot Challenge MMTPT453 on Splitcoast. Polly was the hostess of our virtual slumber party. And, what’s a slumber party without junk food?! That’s what I’m “bringing” to this shindig.

Food for Teapot TickleI used the adorable Funny Food set from Simon Says Stamp. It’s one of my current favorites. Love their little faces – they make me happy. For this card, I used three of the food images which I colored with Copics cut out with the coordinating dies. I popped them up with foam tape on top of a shaker panel. I sent this card off to a fellow teapotter to “tickle” them.  I hope she likes it.

By the way, these little foodies work perfectly and look great with the little action wobblers too.   They’re easy to use and add a little fun to your card. It gives them a little “BOING”.  Just remove the adhesive and adhere one side of the wobbler to your image then adhere the other side to your card. Easy peasy. Here’s a card I made using a wobbler with the French fries from the Funny Foods stamp set:

Kind Fries I colored the French fries with Copics, cut it out and adhered it to the card with a wobbler. The sentiment comes from Uplifting Thoughts stamp set, also by Simon Says Stamp. I sent this card to Jennifer Timko for graciously helping me with a couple of blog issues I was having. She is such a sweetie and I appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to help me.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Products used: (stamps) Simon Says Stamp: Funny Foods, Uplifting Thoughts; (cardstock) MFT: Smooth White, Persimmon, Lemon Drop, Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6×6 Crafter’s Companion SNUSP white, DCWV textured cardstock; (ink) MFT Black Licorice hybrid (misc.) Copic markers, sequins, MFT dienamics, SSS dies, action wobbles, Wink of Stella, foam tape

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

Brrr.  It rained all night and by the time I got up this morning it had turned to snow. It snowed ALL morning and afternoon. It stuck a little but I knew it wouldn’t last – it rarely does.  By dinnertime all the snow had melted. Snow in March is not all that shocking; I mean, it is still winter afterall. BUT snow in March in the south on the coast is a little less expected. Especially since it was almost 80 degrees last week. The good thing about getting this rain and snow is that it washed away all the pollen that accumulated all week. Everything had been covered with that fine, yellow dust. So, even though we got a Sunday Surprise, Spring is still on my mind and it was a blessing in disguise. I’ve got spring fever so I incorporated some spring elements into a few challenge cards I did this week.

I guess I’ll start off with this one.

I combined two challenges for this card:

  1. This week’s Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp focused on cards or projects for a special lady or girl with a nod to Penny Black products.
  2. I followed the layout from this week’s sketch challenge #635 on Splitcoaststampers.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Black Licorice, SU! Kiwi Kiss, Neehah Solar White, My Mind’s Eye 6″x6″, Penny Black Stamps – April Showers, MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, foam tape

Next up are some fun, colorful pups…


I combined three challenges for this card:

  1. I participated in this week’s Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT450 over at Splitcoaststampers and this card will be sent to a special 13-year old girl who has been battling cancer most of her childhood. She loves dogs and they were to be the focus of our teapot cards this week.
  2. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #278. I stuck pretty much to the exact layout.

                3. The colors from MFT’s Color Challenge #65 were perfect colors for a
girl’s card and make for some fun colored puppies!

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Lavender Fields, Smooth White, Razzle Berry, Cornflower, Watercolor Paper, MFT 6″x6″, MFT stamps Lucky Dog, (ink) MFT Lavender Fields, Razzle Berry, Cornflower, SU! Bordering Blue, Versamark, Embossing Powder, foam tape, MFT die-namics

Next, is a card for this week’s Color Throwdown CTD433 : Cornflower Blue, Green, and White.


Products used: (cardstock) MFT  Smooth White, Cornflower, MFT 6″x6″,  MFT stamps Tropical Flowers, (ink) MFT Field Day, Limelight, Versamark, Embossing Powder, foam tape, MFT die-namics, Nuvo Crystal Drops

Monday’s Challenge at Simon Says Stamp challenges us to make our own background with a focus on Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Products. I came up with this card by stamping and heat embossing the large butterfly stamp onto watercolor paper, then spritzing various colors of Dylusions ink sprays.  The sentiment is also a Dylusions product.

SSS Monday Challenge 3-6-17

Products used: (cardstock) MFT  Smooth White, Black Licorice, Watercolor paper, (stamps) SU! Swallowtail, Dylusions, Dylusions ink spray (Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine), Versamark, Embossing Powder, sequins

And, lastly is this card that I made for MFT’s Sketch Challenge MFTWSC323.


I combined the sketch challenge with this week’s Ways to Use it Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. We were to include glasses in our design.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT  Insulation Pink, Black Licorice, Peach Bellini, silver mirror CS, Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper, MFT Die-namics

I’m happy I managed to get a few cards done this weekend and look forward to new challenges this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Spooktacular Halloween

Monster Bash

BOO! I couldn’t resist these little creepies (aka Monster Mash) from Lawn Fawn. Aren’t they fun?! I paired them with MFT’s Grave Situation stamps and dienamics to create this spooky scene. I created the background Halloween sky by using blending tools and Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet. I then splattered a little water and white Gesso with a small paintbrush to get the splotchy look. The headstones and little monsters were colored with Copic markers then arranged to create a fun scene. I just love it!

This week, I’m participating in SCS’s Mix-Ability MIX196 challenge and Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge which was highlighting Lawn Fawn products. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!