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Dare To Get Dirty Day 4

Good Tuesday morning.  Welcome to my DTGD day 4 project that I made for TexasGrammy aka Bev’s DTGD challenge. I love soft pink and green together and these colors seem to pop against the white trellis background.  I can’t seem to stop making rolled roses.

Kittie for Bev right

I punched two sides of the white cardstock and attached it on the pink card base with mounting tape so it would show dimension. I die cut several pieces of the vine foliage and attached it all around to appear to be growing on the trellis.

Kittie for Bev center

I rolled several roses of different sizes including my tiny hand cut mini roses and attached them around the foliage. I added tiny pieces of branch foliage to fill in a little around each rose to soften a little more. I added several tiny butterflies for my finishing touch. Looking at this card makes me feel happy.

Kittie for Bev left

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a great week.

My Favorite Things Die-namics, Large Rolled RoseMy Favorite Things Die-namics, Mini Rolled Rose  Memory Box Dies, Savannah BorderMemory Box Dies, Butterfly DelightsGarden Trellis Deep Edge Punch  015586838091Martha Stewart Medium PunchHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderAccents, GlossySizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Paper: White Pink, Spring Moss
My Favorite Things  Rolled Rose  and Mini Rolled Roses  , Memory Box  Savannah Border , Butterfly Delights, Martha Stewart Branch Punch and Lattice Punch and Garden Trellis Punch , Scalloped Scissors, Needle Nose Pliers, 1" Circle Punch (for hand made mini roses) Mounting Tape , Glossy Accents ,

Dare To Get Dirty Day 3

Good Monday morning. I have a fun pet scene project to share with you today that I made for Anna’s- SweetMissDaisy Dare To Get Dirty challenge. . This one took quite a bit of time but was so much fun and I love the end result.

I stamped the dog image on watercolor paper, painted and cut out. I stamped the ball and bowl images on red cardstock and the bone on white and then cut them out.

KC MFT Homespun 7 right

My Favorite Things Homespun die set and kraft cardstock was used for the dog house. I cut two houses and scored the to look like board siding and then sponged with brown ink. I cut the door opening using the small Stampin’ Up! tag punch. I hand cut cut the red door frame out of a large tag punch with snips and attached with glossy accents. I crimped the roof to have a shingle look and attached it with mounting tape.  I attached the house front to the house back with mounting tape for dimension and then attached it in front of the  MFT wood grain fence. KC MFT Homespun 7 center

I cut the leafy branch trees out of green cardstock and then colored  the limbs and branches with a Distress Ink marker.  I attached the trees to the card base with rolled blue dots.  One layer of the fresh cut grass was applied flat to the card base and the second was attached with mounting tape.  I attached the dog and accessories in place with glue dots and then added a few flowers to the scene to add a touch of softness.  The clouds were an after thought and were slid in behind the branches and attached with rolled up glue dots. The finishing touch was little Papertrey birds in the branches and on the fence. KC MFT Homespun 7 left


Good Dog Die-namics Homespun Birdhouse DIE ONLY My Favorite Things Die-namics, Woodgrain Fence My Favorite Things Die-namics, Fresh Cut GrassMemory Box Dies, Leafy BranchMemory Box Dies, Puffy CloudsAccents, GlossyGlue Dots, 3/8"Punch Bunch Cedar Sprig, MediumQuickStikHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Ink Blending ToolDistress Ink Pad, Spun SugarATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Stamp: Whipper Snapper Designs Good Dog
Paper: Memory Box  Water, Kraft, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolor, White
Distress Ink  Vintage Photo Pat and Reinker, Red SU Marker
My Favorite Things  Homespun , Fresh Cut Grass  and Woodgrain Fence , Memory Box  Puffy Clouds  and Leafy Branch , Punch Bunch  Medium Fern , Fiskars 1/4" Flower Punch, Sponge, Score Pal, Papertrey In The Meadow (cardinal),  Black Marker, SU Large and Small Tag Punches (door and frame) Mounting Tape , Glossy Accents , Glue Dots , Snips (to cut images)

Dare To Get Dirty Day 2

Good Sunday morning!  I hope you are enjoying the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty challenges.  I sure am.  My project today was made for Lydia’s aka UnderstandBlue challenge.  Check out this link if you want to play along.

Kittie for Lydia center

This card is actually much more complicated looking than it really is.  It is just layers on layers with the Mystic embossed background, Fleur De Lis frame and all the rolled roses and foliage. 

Kittie for Lydia left

I think the roses and leafy foliage pair perfectly with the embossed background. The tiny fern sprigs around the roses add a  soft texture.

Kittie for Lydia right

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Please hop on over and check out the DTGD challenge event.  We are having lots of fun.

My Favorite Things Die-namics, Large Rolled RoseMy Favorite Things Die-namics, Mini Rolled Rose My Favorite Things Die-namics, Leafy FlourishPunch Bunch Fern, MediumMysticFleur de Lis RectanglesClassic Rectangles LG High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderAccents, GlossySizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Paper: White
Accessories: My Favorite Things  Rolled Rose  and Mini Rolled Roses , Leafy Flourish , Spellbinders  Fleur De Lis Rectangle Die, Classic Rectangle Die, M-Bossabilites Mystic, Punch Bunch  Medium Fern , Glossy Accents , Stylus, Mat, Mounting Tape

Dare To Get Dirty Day 1

Good Saturday morning.  Today is the beginning of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the team alumni members.  Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.

My project is one I made for the challenge I am hosting  today. I will give you all the details of how I made my card but you will have to go over to my forum post to see what my challenge is.

I am sure it is no secret by now that I love playing with die cuts and these Impression Obsession dies among my favorites yet. 

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 5 right

I die cut the house die and cut an inch or so off the bottom to create a one story house. I traced the roof line of the house die three times on white cardstock allowing the lines to be a little larger than the actual house and hand cut them out. I cut one roof section 1/4” shorter and one 1/2” shorter than the first so I could punch and layer them to appear like roofing tiles.  KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 5 center

I used a 3/4” square punch to cut out the openings on the pink house layer.  I die cut the  windows, hand cut and attached little white drapes to the back of the windows and then attached them over the window openings on the house. I attached a piece of designer paper on the back side of the house window opening to appear as wall paper inside the house and then attached the house to the card base.  I hand cut tiny window flower boxes and attached under each window with mounting tape. I cut the tree from kraft paper and sponged on brown to color.  I applied lots of tiny green formed flower mound flowers to the tree for leaves and attached to the card base with glue dots and allowing it to overlap the house.  I die cut two sections of fence and attached to the house front with mounting tape and left one section open for a swinging gate. I created a garden of foliage and flowers along the fence line and carried them up to the flower boxes as well as adding a tiny door wreath.  My finishing touches were the clouds in the background and the and stamped and hand cut tire swing.   KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 5 left

I love the pale pink house against the soft blue background. I would love to live here and this precious fairytale cottage. You can click on the photos to get a closer view.

Thanks for dropping by today. Don’t forget to DTGD challenge forum and take part in some of the fun challenges.


Memory Box Dies, Puffy CloudsImpression Obsession Cling Stamp Set, Solid TreeImpression Obsession Dies, Door & WindowImpression Obsession Dies, TreeImpression Obsession Dies, FenceImpression Obsession Dies, HouseMemory Box Dies, Flower MoundMartha Stewart Medium Punch  Accents, GlossyGlue Dots, 3/8"QuickStikHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Stamps: Impression Obsession  No Place Like Home  (tire swing)
Paper: Blue, White, Pink, Kraft, Green
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Impression Obsession  Tree, Birdhouse, Door and Windows , Fence Dies, Memory Box Flower Mound, Puffy Clouds, SU Scalloped Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch , Stylus, Mat, Glossy Accents , Postage Decorative Scissors (drapes), Linen Thread, Mounting Tape

Serene Beach Scene

Good Wednesday morning.  I have been busy working on sample projects for the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty event starting this Saturday. Are you familiar with this fun filled week of special challenges?  If not, you definitely need to come on over check it out.

Since I  worked on a special project last night that I can’t share just yet I decided to go back and pick one of my favorite earlier blog posts to share with you today. I posted this hand painted beach scene on May 16, 2009.

KC Ocean Scene

I created a mask using my largest square Nestabilities die. I wanted to have a plain border to frame and highlight around the scene. I sponged in the water and sand using a Color Box stylus and sponge tip. I hand painted the palm trees and grassy areas using Distress Ink reinkers and a small brush. I created the sky with a hand cut scalloped cloud template.  I added sea foam to the water’s edge by adding Liquid Appliqué,  dabbing lightly with my finger  and heating it. When I was finished I decided there was no need for an embellishment as it would only distract. I would love to be walking along this beach today.

Thanks for looking in and letting me revisit one of my favorite projects.  Have a great day.

Liquid Applique, WhiteDistress Ink Pad, Spun Sugar

Ink: Distress Ink Reinkers Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Barely Banana Paper: Fabriano Note Card 5”x5” Accessories: Brushes, Sponges, Stylus and Sponge Tip, Cloud Template , Liquid Applique