Walking in the Rain

Friendship

Here it is my friends!  The plug to the hole in my heart is the Retro Rubber (Card) Challenge. I’m not on the design team, but will start using my vast Stampin’ Up! collection of years gone past.  Cards made with my ‘antique’ collection usually don’t make the blog because they aren’t available for purchase from Stampin’ Up! and I’m not selling them. But now I’ll be able to show them off on the blog and I’m so excited and I only hate that you can’t see the goofy smile on my face.

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everything-nice-2005-suStamp set used for the Retro Rubber Challenge (RRCB50) is the retired set And Everything Nice – 2005.  It is absolutely nothing but cuteness.  If you have an older stamp set you’d like to show off I’d also love to see your card on the challenge.

Friendship The Details:

  • Water-color Madness.  For over a month now I have been water-coloring like a mad woman and the best tool I’ve found that works great for me are the Aqua Painters.  They come in two brush sizes and I tend to use the smaller one.  I love that the brush allows me to be able to start off with a darker shade of the color and I brush in short strokes to push the color down where I want it to blend.  You just have to practice practice practice.
  • Please Leave a Comment.  Your comments give me the encouragement to continue the blog and share my love of handmade cards.  I’d love for you to forward this post to a friend and say, “If I had made this card, I would’ve sent it to you.” LOL…then I want you to come back and let me know what they said.
  • Share Some Sunshine.  Did you think of a specific friend when you first saw the retro image and read the cute sentiment?  Please share it.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the envelope image to share the card with someone whom you think can use a little bit of sunshine today.  

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Congratulations: Watercolored Rose

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My mom called me the other day and asked if I would please make a card for her to give to my brother and his new bride.  I got right on it and did some water-coloring….did you see my post from a couple days ago? It’s water-coloring of the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and lately it’s my go-to method for coloring in my stamped images.  I absolutely love it!

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The Details:

  • No Need To Be Perfect.  That’s right!  Why worry about being perfect?  I used to worry about it and it never got me anywhere!  I was too intimidated to try because I thought it had to be perfect.  However, once I no longer feared perfectionism…I just can’t stop water-coloring. You should really give it a try if you are like I once was.
  • Easy Frame. Let me tell you how easy peasy this is to do.  After stamping and coloring in your image, use the  Layering Squares Framelits to cut out the center of the image.  Adhere the inside image flat on the card base and use Foam Adhesive Strips to give the outer layer and make the frame pop up.  It gives it a completely different look.  Go on and try it!
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Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Colors of Thanksgiving #71

Thanksgiving

I can’t get over how stinkin’ cute the Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set is.  I have used this set more than any new set from the Holiday catalog.  The set can be purchased in a bundle (link below) and I guarantee it’s going to become one of those highly sought after punch and sets after it’s retired.  However, this card was made for the Stamp Ink Paper Color Challenge.

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I love these colors for the challenge this week?  Why?  Because they are so different and they remind me of the crisp cool colors of Fall leaves.  They remind me of when I lived in New Jersey.  Isn’t it so awesome how three colors take you back in time and sparks a memory that makes you miss the East Coast?

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The Details:

  • Watercolored Made Easy.  Ever since Stampin’ Up! removed the Blendabilities from its inventory (due to production issues) I have missed using a coloring pen that is easy to blend.  Watercoloring has always intimidated me and I told myself to stop being a cry-baby and just use it!  So I did!  The trick to fading is to continue to color even after the color seems to have faded. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Now, I can’t stop watercoloring because it truly is so easy!!!
  • Ombre Look Without Reinking.  To give the sentiment an ombre look I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the stamping to line up perfectly.  After making sure it had a good amount of ink on the rubber I simply continued to stamp until the ink faded.  I think I can safely say continuous stamping to create an ombre look is a no brainer.

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 Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

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