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ODBDSLC35

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Amazing that I would be able to put out a second post today! I created a new card this afternoon and am so excited I have to go ahead and post it. As many of you know I love Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. And I love to participate in their challenges. This week the challenge is to create something combining their top three challenges. That wasn't hard for me considering I really love bling! So creating a glitzy card with die cuts and punches was a delight for me! The bling on this card is very subtle. You will have to look close to see it in the photos. But when you see the card in person it really pops! It was cool to use non-traditional Christmas colors too! I mean, who normally thinks of pink and white at Christmas? Maybe I will try purple next? Thanks to those who read and comment. I appreciate your feedback!

Lori

Card Design

5 X 6 inches

Card Stock - Bazzill - White and Pink
Card Stock - Image - Gina K. Pure Luxury
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Flurry
Ink - Image - Memento …

Sticklepalooza

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Stickles have taken over my life! I find myself plastering them on everything as of late. Can you use too much? HUMMMM...... NAH! There is something about bling that just rocks! I don't know that you can have too much of a good thing. So on today's image, I took time to cover the ground with Stickles and everywhere that snow might have fallen. I also highlighted the icicle edging and the snowflake cutout. The result are so cute! I can't wait to send it. I can definitely wait for snow (big goofy grin) however! It looks so much better on paper! Blessings to you and yours.

Lori

Card Recipe

6 X 6 inches
Card Stock - Bazzill - Pale Lavender
Card Stock - Bazzill - White Swiss Dot
Card Stock - Image - Gina K. Pure Luxury
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Winter Joy Snow Fall - Reversible
Image - Stampavie - Rose Cuddling the Winter Bunny by Sarah Kay
Sentiment - Clear Dollar Stamps, LLC - Heartfelt Sentiments
Ink - Image - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Ink - Sentiment - Memento - Grape Jelly
Ink…

Coloring poinsettias with Copics

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I'll start out with a warning. Today's post is long! Several folks have requested information on coloring poinsettias. With the holidays coming up, it seemed the perfect time to tackle it. So let's dive in!



Today's stamp set is from Gina K. Designs (Festive Frames by Melanie Muenchinger). I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the image on my favorite Copic compatible paper by Gina K. Designs (Pure Luxury).



The first Copic I would use is R46 (Strong Red). I use this to color in the edges. If you notice I cover quite a bit of the image but will use the next color to shade in.



The next step is to take Copic R29 (chisel edge) and color over the previous color plus lay down a light layer filling in more of the image.



At this point pull out the R22 which is Light Prawn (yes, it is pink) and color in the remaining white spots taking particular care to blend over the remaining inks.



Then I used the R29 to color my berries and YG67 (Moss) to color the evergreens.



Now laye…

MOJO162

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It's that time again! Mojo Monday is back and I am proverbially late in participating... (lol) What else would I expect? The sketch this week was pretty tough. I really wanted to create a round card. I have had this Fluffles image for at least a year. I love Fluffles! Please don't tell my St. Bernards. They would NOT understand my love of cats! So to satisfy this deep need I colored one! (And I even used my Cricut and Gypsy again! Are you proud of me? (wink, wink) Enjoy!

Lori

Card Recipe

Card Stock - Bazzill - Yellow, Black and White
Card Stock - Image - Gina K. Pure Luxury
Designer Paper - Adornit - Spider Webs
Stamp - Image - Stampendous Cling - Fluffles Broomstick
Stamp - Sentiment - Studio G - Series 34
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black (image and sentiment)
Ink - Coloring - Copics (colors below)
Cricut Cartridges - George, Mini Monograms
Embossing - Provocraft Cuttlebug Folder
Die Cuts - Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Plaid - Paper Tearing Ruler - …

Coloring Pumpkins with Copics

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As promised, I am posting a mini tutorial on coloring pumpkins with your Copics. Try coloring some. They are really fun to do!

Lori

Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Card Stock - Gina K. Pure Luxury



First stamp your image using a Copic compatible ink and paper.



Next color the edges of your pumpkin or pumpkins with YR07 (Cadmium Orange).



Next color a little more in with YR04, taking care to color OVER the YR07 you have already put down.



Next, color in with YR15. On this step it is crucial to use the CHISEL edge of your Copic. This will blend the layers of orange and make the color transition seamless.



Next fill in the highlight with Y21. Again use the CHISEL edge at this stage for the best results. I went back in with the brush side of my YR15 and lightly blended upward into the Y21. (This is not shown in the following photos.) It makes the pumpkin have a more "rounded" look!



The greenery was colored with YG23 and YG25. I then lightly highlighted the colori…

Breaking out the Cricut...

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A while back, I finally broke out my Cricut and Gypsy after a LONG sabbatical. It's not that I don't love my dear friends but it seems my time is so limited. Just like a teenage crush, my attention turned to my new love, my Copics. And unfortunatly just like the sad mop (in the Swiffer commercials) my old toys were left behind. That commercial just cracks me up. Not sure why, but it does! (LOL)

Anywho... I decided to rekindle the romance after seeing a post on the Cricut Messageboard about the Heritage cartridge. Let me confess... I have tons of cartridges and some I have never (GASP) used! There must be a twelve step program for this, right? Thanks to whoever came up with this brilliant idea! They used the wrought iron gate welded together 4 times to make a fabulous background. They used it on a scrapbook page which undoubtedly was much easier to cut. I tried to do this for a small card and was left punching out lots of little hanging chads.... ARGGG...

But the results were w…

A message in a bottle...

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Well the weather in Kentucky is just not cooperating! It is late October and the high will be 79 degrees today! Makes it a little hard to think about making Christmas cards. The mild weather is wonderful, though. I enjoy having a few more mild days to get things done in the yard and just plain play! The last few days my house had remained neglected... :-( but I have been prolific. So I thought you might want a sample of some of the things I have been up to. For those planning on doing some Copic coloring on their Christmas cards check out the final of my two cards today for some Copic color suggestions! Have a wonderful and blessed Sabbath with yours!

Lori

Card Design

Finished Design
6 X 6 inches

Card Stock - Bazzill
Card Stock - Image - Gina K Pure Luxury
Designer Paper - Chatterbox (from my very old stash)
Ink - Image - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ink - Image - Coloring - Copic (numbers to follow)
Ink - Sentiment - Close to My Heart - Autumn Terracotta
Ink - Background - Memento - Summ…

ICS88

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Time for another challenge! I entered today's card over at Inspirational Card Sketches. This one has been modified slightly. I took my ribbon north/south instead of east/west. Have you ever created something and thought "yikes, that wasn't what I wanted to do?" LOL... Well that's exactly what happened there. I knew what the design was supposed to be but my creative side thought better of it... So hopefully this will work!

Thanks as always for looking and have a wonderful day!

Lori

Card Design

Finished Size
5 X 6 Inches

Card Stock - Bazzill
Card Stock - Image - Gina K.
Designer Paper - Unknown (a scrap, I had on hand)
Ink - Image - Memento Tuxedo Black
Ink - Image - Copic
Ink - Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamp - Image and Sentiment - Justrite - Autumn Blessings
Ribbon - Offray - 7/8 Satin Sherry
Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals Small, Ovals Large
Ranger Ink - Diamond Stickles - (berries)
Scotch Brand - Foam Tape



Copic Colors

Apples - R02, R29,…

MOJO161

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Happy Friday! I am so glad to have another work week behind me! I intend to do some serious crafting but my house demands otherwise! LOL... What a wonderful problem to have though. In this time of job cuts, recession, families struggling to make ends meet, it humbles me to know how truly blessed I am. I know most families struggle in some way and mine is no exception. However, it is important to remember that there is always someone worse off. Unfortunately there is true pain and suffering in our fallen world! Praise God that when this time on earth is over we have the hope of eternal life with Him. No pain, no sorrow... Truly, what a day that will be!

Blessings to you and have a wonderful weekend!

Lori

Card Recipe

Finished Design
5 X 7 Inches

Card Stock - Bazzill
Card Stock - Image - Gina K. Pure Luxury
Designer Paper - Flair Designs - Autumn Harvest
Stamp - Image - Whiff of Joy by Elisabeth Bell - Fall Willow Catching Leaves
Stamp - Sentiment - Hero Arts
Ink - Image - Memento T…

Anything goes!

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I love a challenge where anything goes, don't you? This week at Our Daily Bread Designs participants can use any theme and/or ODBD stamp of their choosing. I love anything patriotic and with Veteran's Day coming up in November, I thought I would get a jump on my card making!

Thank you to all of those who have served our country in times of war or peace! Freedom is a precious gift! Blessings to you and yours!

Lori

Card Recipe

Card Stock - Bazzill
Card Stock - Image - Neenah Solar Crest
Designer Paper - We R Memory Keepers - Old Glory - Pennant, Freedom
Stamps - Image & Sentiment - Our Daily Bread Designs - God Bless America
Ink - Image - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ink - Image - sponged over coloring - Memento Desert Sand
Ink - Markers - Copic
Ink - Sentiment - Close to My Heart - Moonstruck
Ribbon - Offray - Satin - 5/8 Royal



Copics

Field of Blue - B32, B34, B37
Red Stripes - R29, R59, W3 (tone reds down)
Shadows in white - C1, C2
Memento Desert Sand sponged over entire image after c…

Hooray! A layout!

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I have a confession to make! I am a procrastinating scrapbooker! Yes, it's true. I have TWO years worth of photos to work on. And let's be honest here... I have all the toys to do it... but I have just slacked off! I really got into making cards a few years ago and let my scrapbooking suffer. So here is my New Year's resolution... (not sure if I am REALLY late or REALLY early on this...) I will do more scrapbooking! Yes, you heard it here first! LOL...

Hope you enjoy browsing. I have decided to share everything I am creating. For those of you who follow my card making I hope you can find some of these layouts applicable. Thanks as always for following along and have a wonderful day!

Lori

Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Karen Foster
Die Cuts - Provocraft Cricut
Title - Country Life
Grass - Plantin Schoolbook (modified slightly on my Gypsy)
Barn and Cow - Create a Critter



Notice how I cut the barn doors? I backed them with black cardstock. I hope to slip a photo in there! I…

ODBD Challenge

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The last few weeks have been chaotic. So crazy in fact that I have had zero time to participate in some of my favorite challenges. This week's challenge at ODBD was to use something involving leaves. I found this cool designer paper from We R Memory Keepers and decided to put it to use. Fall colors are my favorite. I find myself drawn to bolder patterned paper lately. It was not so long ago that I was TERRIFIED of using "wild" paper and would never dream of mixing bold colors! Boy, I'm glad I got over that... lol...

For those of you who do not use Copics this card should be a breeze. It has ZERO coloring! Sometimes I find myself just wanting to get a card done quickly! And this design fit that bill perfectly! Thanks as always for reading and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lori



Card Design

Finished Design
5 X 7 Inches

Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Series
Ink - Sentiment - Memento - Rich Cocoa
Designer Paper - We R Memory Keepers - …