LMSS Christmas Kitty Shaker

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If you are like me, you sometimes bookmark images you want and go back to them later. Well, I found some of my bookmarks in the retired section of the Little Miss Muffet Store. My image today is a retired one and I love it, but like all good things it didn’t last. SO this is me reminding you (that’s the kind of friend I am) to check out the retiring items before they too are gone.

http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/Retiring-Products_c_1…

My card today is a fun (still CAS) shaker card. I love it!

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Recipe:

  • Images: Christmas Kitty Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White, Red Poppy, Simply Chartruese cardstock(PTI)
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: Polkadot and basic backdrop dies (AJVD), Stitched Square Dies (SImon Says Stamps) Shaker materials, acetate, Christmas embossing folder

Come on over and join in on Challenge #152 – Anything Goes! There is still time! There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS – All about the ALPHAs!

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Today I have a CAS card using some of the fun new alphabet stamps available at Sweet N Sassy Stamps Shop. And in case you missed it… they are actually on sale as part this weeks special – Oh yes they are!

I used some water color paper for my card base and went with a one layer card. I wanted some rich colors so I dug through my inks until I found a rich green, red, and yellow. For fun, I went with some mixed fonts. After stamping up the chunkier words, I went over the inks with my water brush to make it look more like water color. Then all there was to do was add the perfect final touches – a manger scene and a star. The manger was colored in using some inktense pencils and the waterbrush.

It took me a while to get it the way I want it, but now I absolutely love it. I have to be honest. I am not sure this will ever be sent as I now kind of want to cut of the front and put it in a frame. What do you think?!

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SNSS Stamps used:

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS Challenge #152 – Peace on Earth

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Oh Mercy!! This month or I guess last month since this is the first day of a new month, I have been so crazy with work that I haven’t gotten to enjoy the start of the holiday but I promised myself to get caught up this weekend before it starts again next week (sigh).

For today’s’ challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps  – Challenge #152 “Anything Goes!”. I went simple (due to time constraints) and colored up a Christmas Palm Tree since I would love to be on the beach right now (sigh again). To go with my mood and my wishes – I used a sentmient from Simon Says Stamps that simply says “Peace on Earth” with all of the craziness happening right now, that really sums it up…don’t cha think?

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  • Images: Palm Tree Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Sentiment: Peace on Earth – Simon Says Stamps
  • Paper: White, Red Poppy, Simply Chartruese cardstock(PTI)
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: Polkadot and basic backdrop dies (AJVD), Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

Come on over and join in on Challenge #152 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Gerda Steiner – November Challenge

AGAIN…here I am at the end of the month, last minute am I am just now getting my card done for the progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner for this month. The image this month is so so cute and it is called Naughty Puppy

If you play along each month, you get the next month’s image for free – What a deal!

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Recipe:

  • Image: Naughty Puppy Digital Stamp by Gerda Steiner
  • Sentiment” Peace on Earth from Simon Says Stamps
  • Paper: White, Red Poppy and Simply Chartruese (PTI) and DP (Stampin Up)
  • Ink: Copics  W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, YG21, YG23, YG25, R24, R27
  • Other: Oval and Scalloped Circle Die (Spellbinder), Backdrop Basics Dies (A Jillian Vance Design)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS – Exclusive Stamps

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I have another exciting set of cards to share today because I just couldn’t make one card when I saw the new stamps that Korin created for this year’s SNSS Birthday celebration. They are fantastic and perfect for the CAS set I had in mind.

Best of all – you can get these free! This week’s (November 18th-24th) birthday surprise is a FREE Exclusive Stamp with purchase. THESE STAMPS! Customers will receive 1 of the 4 designs for every $25 they spend. (1 for $25, 2 for $50, 3 for $75 and all 4 for $100). Visit the SNSS BLOG to check out the deals!

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I used Inside & Out Stitched Round Rectangle Dies from My favorite things to cut out my top panels (for the inside stitching). Then I ran the same die though with an embossing mat on the card base. I popped the panels up on fun foam and placed them inside the embossing which allows the outside stiching to show. I rounded the corners of my cards to funish them off. I used Copics for my coloring and a white gel pen to add some finishing touches.

My mom has already asked for these for her birthday (I WIN!)

Here they are individually…

We start with Anchor:

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Then Leave (I doodled this one and I love, love, love the outcome!):

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Then Grace:

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Then Banner:

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I am in L-O-V-E with these!!

Don’t forget to join in on the Birthday fun at the SNSS BLOG this month!

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS #151 Merry Moosemas!

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Boy do we have some sweet animal images for you at Little Miss Muffet Stamps for today’s new challenge – Challenge #151 “Anything Goes!”. I fell in love with Moose Cheer but couldn’t settle on a sentiment…so I made two cards. They are very similar but also different at the same time. They both make me smile!

The first card uses Moose Cheer and Under Mooseltoe Sentiment. Earlier this week, I played along with a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers to repeat a sentiment behind the image. I did it with stamps and ink. This time I decided to see if I could make it work with a digi. I think it worked very well!  What do you think?

moose-cheer-under-moostletoeMy second card uses Moose Wonderful Time Sentiment and is a simple merging of the image and sentiment. I loved the way the colors worked on the first one, so I did it again on this one.

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I am pretty happy with today’s results – I wasn’t sure how to color a moose so I just went with some shading and didn’t worry too much about “fur” texture . You can’t see it but the red is glittery with Wink of Stella and it is so much fun!

Recipe:

  • Images: Moose Cheer and Under Mooseltoe Sentiment AND Moose Cheer and Moose Wonderful Time Sentiment Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White cardstock(PTI) Red  cardstock (Recollections), DP (Stash)
  • Ink: Copics (Moose) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (Wreath) YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, R37, R39, R24, R29, G99, Y26, Y28 (shadow) W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Other: Polkadot and basic backdrop dies (AJVD), Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

Come on over and join in on Challenge #151 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS – Christmas Blessings

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Today I am playing along with a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers TLC612 ~ Sentiment BackgroundsIt requires that you repeat a sentiment in the background and mask off an image on top.

It actually turned out great – It may be my Christmas cards this year!

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I decided to go with the Christmas wreath in Sweet N Sassy’s Seasonal Wreath Set.

I used my MISTI to keep the sentiments lined up. Using Balck Onyx by Versafine and Wild Wasabi Ink by Stamping ‘Up. I masked the wreath before I stamped my sentiment and then colored it up with Copics (YG03, YG63, YG67, R24, R29)

As part of SNSS Birthday month, for this week’s birthday deal, this stamp set and ALL other Christmas and Fall images are 20% off.

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Don’t forget to join in on the Birthday fun at the SNSS BLOG this month and find out about all the deals as they show up!

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS – Joy to the World!

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I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been ready for Christmas. As soon as Halloween was over, Christmas decorations and music started popping up and I fought it for a while. But then Hallmark Channel started doing their Countdown to Christmas movies and well… I won’t lie, Christmas movies can get me in the mood even when music can not! I sat down and watched a few Christmas movies and made some precious Christmas tags, AND I wrapped a Christmas present so I must admit that I’m feeling pretty good right now!

For my tags I used The Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamp Set Joy to the World.

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I can’t wait to play with all of the pieces, but for my tags I went with the JOY image. It fit perfectly on the tag and looks adorable on the package. I made a few tags and used different colors so I could match them up to my Christmas papers (That is hard to do with packaged tags – don’t you think?) I used Koi watercolor this time (the first time I have used it) and it was pretty fun.

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As part of SNSS Birthday month, for this week’s birthday deal, this stamp set and ALL other Christmas and Fall images are 20% off.

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Don’t forget to join in on the Birthday fun at the SNSS BLOG this month and find out about all the deals as they show up!

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS – Christmas Fairy

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My card this week uses a not Christmas image and attempts to turn it Christmas-y. What do you think – does it work? I used Kiki Rose Fairy and she is sweet!

My card is pretty simple. I used a strip of Stampin’ Up Christmas paper and a Christmas embossing folder to add movement to my card; otherwise Kiki is the star of the card!

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Recipe:

  • Images: Kiki Rose Fairy  Digi by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White and red cardstock (PTI) Christmas DP(Stampin Up – stash)
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: Christmas Embossing Folder (Sizzix) Rectangle dies (Spellbinder)

There is still time to join in on Challenge #150 if you want to and it is pretty simple – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

You and Me – Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps

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I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps for the next two months.

This month, as a special treat, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is celebrating 9 years and they are giving gifts to all of us!! Visit the SNSS BLOG to check out the deals! This week November 4th-10th, Free surprise “goodie bag” with $25 purchase! (goodie bag will be at least a $5 value and will include a mix of various items for paper crafting and/or Bible journaling)

For my first project – I went with a clean and simple design and created a fun set of cards using a cute SNSS set called You and Me. I know that Christmas is in the air but we can make gifts that allow us to be in the spirit and play with all our toys right??

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I used a stitched circle set and fun foam to create dimension and colored all of my images with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens for a subtle watercolor look. I finished off the cards with two of the sentiments that came with the set. Simple – Yes?

These cards make me so happy I can’t tell you!! It is actually pretty fun to make a set. With just a little more time, I got 4 cards for the same amount of time I usually make one. Yeehaw and Oh Yeah! And did I mention a Christmas gift (after I add a cute pen and some stamps) is checked off the list (SCORE!)

For a closer look at the cuteness, here they are individually .

We start with Salt and Pepper:snss-you-and-me-salt-and-pepper-copy

Then Milk and Cookies:

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Then Peas and Carrots:

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Then Coffee and Donuts:

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Are you smiling out loud right now, because I am!!

Peanut Butter and Jelly is coming later this month when I figure out a way to make the card as awesome as the stamp is!!

Don’t forget to join in on the Birthday fun at the SNSS BLOG this month!

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn