May - Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #121

Hi everyone! It's May 1st and that means another challenge is up at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month is Anything Goes Challenge featuring Cas-Ual Fridays Stamps. Please join us and link your creations for a chance win a $25 store credit to Cas-Ual Fridays Stamps.

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I made two cards using the Cas-Ual Fridays Little Birdie stamp set. I used Zig markers to color in the birdies for both cards. I love how they blend so easily on Bristol Smooth card stock.

For my first card I was in a rainbow mood. I used Bristol smooth card stock with the MFT cloud stencil and distress oxide inks. I had fun with this 😂. The little birdies are so cute. You can't see it in the pictures but the sentiments have little hearts in the O's. I added clear Nuvo drops to finish off the card. I love how they pick up each color of ink used.

For my second card, I used MFT radiating rays stencil …

April Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #120 - Male Call

Hi everyone. It's April 1st and that means the start of a new LTSCB #120 Male Call. I am so excited to participate for this month because we are creating masculine cards with stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I don't have many masculine cards. I hear these types are cards are harder to create and I can see why. Most of my stamps are floral or frilly, LOL. 
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Look at this adorable little guy!!  Let's get into how I made this card. 
I colored him with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock.  This is the best card stock to use with Zig Markers. Because they are water based brush markers they blend very easily. I tried to do a fade out in the letters for DAD.  The patterned paper is from Scrapping for Less. I love the metal arrow for embellishment.

My second card I used Zig Markers again. This is my favorite medium to use for coloring. I used a Law…

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog 6th Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone! The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning SIX this month! To celebrate our birthday, please join us for our ‘Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge’ that’ll last six days (March 4-9), with six sponsors and six prizes! These are our fabulous sponsors:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps
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CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Prize: $25 prize code

Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps Prize: 2 digital images of choice

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Lawn Fawn Prize: $25 gift certificate

March - Love to Scrap Challenge Blog

Hi all.  Welcome to the March Challenge on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is Anything Goes sponsored by DRS Designs.  
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     This month I used this stamp from DRS Designs called 
Dogwood Branch.  I wanted to do an ink smoosh technique and a watercolor technique with Distress Oxide Inks. I like the control of placing the watercolor myself.  The ink smooshing came out a little to abstract for my taste, LOL!! Which technique do you like best?

     For both cards I used Canson XL watercolor paper.  For the distress oxide inks I used Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, & Aged Mahogany. Neenah Solar White 110lb for the card base. I topped them off with Studio Katia iridescent sequins.  
I hope you like my projects.  Hope you'll join us for this month's challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
XOXO ~Renee

February - Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

Happy February everyone.  Today I'm excited to share that I am one of the newest design team members for the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  Please visit their website check out all of the amazingly talented design team members for this challenge blog.

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This month's challenge sponsor is The Paper Shelter. And, just look at these adorable friends!!

I added some sparkle touches with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and added glossy accent over it. I fussy cut the image to make it pop off the background.  
I used a peach color for my card base. Just adorable. I hope you like it. Looking forward to seeing what you create.

xoxo ~Renee

Blessings for a New Year

Happy New Year everyone.  I am wishing all of you the best for 2019.  I wanted to start the year off with a monochrome color Blessed card I made with the fabulous Erin Lee Creative products using the Wreath Stencil.

I started with SSS Mint Card stock. I used distress ink in Cracked Pistachio to add color to the stencil.  It was a little darker than the card stock which turned out nice. I then used applied a light shading of the same ink to a white card stock and cut out the SSS Blessed die cut twice to make it more dimensional.  I embossed a sentiment in white from the MFT Anything But Basic Friends Stamp Set. Finally I added some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh. I added my card panel to a white Neenah 110lb card base.

For my second card, I did the same process but left the Blessed die cut white to make it pop more and added the card panel to a Neenah Desert Storm 80lb card base. I love the way this one looks. I left off a sentiment to keep the card simple and it can be customized…

Stashin' Thank You's

Happy Monday everyone.  Sorry I've been MIA from my blog.  I'm still trying to get the hang of this and set a schedule for how many time to post each month.
Today's Blog post is about building your stash with Thank You stamps & cards.  Thank you cards are so important to have in your stash.  I always keep a few on hand to give out when I need to. A card doesn't just have to say thank you.  Build up your stash with sentiment stamps that say grateful,  kindness, or appreciation sentiments. 
Today I'm using the limited edition Thank You card kit from Simon Says Stamp. The kit is still available & is a perfect addition to your stash for thank you cards.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves onto Neenah 80lb card stock with the mini ink cubes that came with the kit, Melon, Soft Navy, and Mint Candy (along with some other inks). Then I fussy cut the images. I'm still learning with fussy cuts, so no close ups here LOL.  
Using a pretty pink gingham pap…