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Friday, June 29, 2012

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 6/29/12

Here is McMahon Five Designs New Release for June 6/29- look for another fun set being released July 2nd (next Monday).


Card by: Fran





For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!
Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

For my Patriotic themed Blog Candy, I used Random.org for the winner- #11:
  Hlora said...
Fantastic candy! Thanks for the chance! Love the stamps a lot!
I am a follower.
I linked it on sidebar.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by!

 Shelly

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

McMahon Five Designs releases a FREE Digi Breast Cancer Awareness Freebie this month.

Although I did NOT 'create' a project with the image yet, I wanted to show you fun image- I think this is my favorite one so far!  If you create, please link up to the gallery at Splitcoaststampers with your card and tag it McMahon Five Designs or M5D.



Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness,
the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness.
Below are the 
July Awareness Ribbon Colors:

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month (Blue): 
www.arthritis.org/ja-information.php






Card by: Kristine

There is also a big sale going on at McMahon Five Designs!  Sign up for the newsletter for the latest...!

Have a great day,
Shelly

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Summer or Patriotic

This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are making Patriotic or Summer Cards.


 I had fun thinking 'Out of the Box' with this challenge. Can you tell?  I used the top of the Dahlia flower for my fireworks.

Products I used:
 I stamped the Dahlia flower HERE using Ranger Clear Embossing ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.
 I colored over the White Embossing Powder with Copic Markers- HERE  Next, I added Crystal Stickles  over the top of that.
 The image is Cherie from Sweet Stamps. I used Ruby Red ink to stamp the image, then added Creative Inspirations paint Russet Red- a perfect match! The image is stamped on white cardstock that is then placed behind a Blue cardstock  called Blue Sparkle Abysse. The scallop opening in the blue is centered in the middle of the blue cardstock using the Nelli Snellen 007 Oval Multi Die. I added the border using the Marianne Ribbon Border Die 103.  I added Red Russed CI paint over the top for shimmer, and wove a white bow thru the openings.

   I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
PanPastel-Anything Goes
House of Gilli- Red/White/Blue
Made Especially for You- Heat Embossed
The Squirrel and The Fox- Make it Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Patriotic Blog Candy

Are you in the Red/White/Blue stamping mode yet???  Well, I am getting into the groove- and wanted to share- I love this stamp set- and want to give one away- it is an unmounted sheet of stamps from Artistic Outpost called HERO- love it so much I have two of them......!
How to win:
-Make a comment on this post
-Leave me a way to contact you if you are the winner
-If you want to post this on your sidebar- come back and leave me another comment.

I will draw a winner this Thursday 6/28/12 at 12 noon (CST), and would love to get it in the mail ASAP so you can create Patriotic cards before the 4th.. 

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Technique Junkie 1-4-1 and RAK

 I wanted to share a couple of cards I rec'd from Technique Junkies members.


 Denise Taylor made this beautiful card- we participated in a 1-4-1 swap called the Just One. You sign up for the swap and are assigned a partner. I love this card- it uses the Acrylic Block Taping technique from the latest newsletter for the background.

 Sheri Danielson sent me this card using the Newspaper Reveal technique 4/09. I used this alot and will have to revisit the technique soon!

 I am flat on my back- took a little tumble and my back is revolting......!  I am going to try to get a card done today- we'll see.........

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

 I have challenged myself to try to make more CAS cards.  So, I saw this challenge at Guylou's Inimitability to make a card using CAS and Kraft.  Here is what I came up with:
  I printed the image on Cryogen White cardstock, colored it with Copic Markers and used an 'Out of the Box' technique for cutting it out with a nestability. I added a UFO TJ background strip that is shimmery green and turquoise- thought that resembled water......I ran it thru the Big Shot with a swirly pattern.
  I added some brown highlights to the Kraft to look like sand. The clouds are Memory Box dies and I have a pile of them sitting on my desk. 
 The sentiment is from Create with TLC- I cut it apart so it would fit across the bottom.

Challenges:
Guylou's- CAS and Kraft
Celebrate the Occasion- Welcome Summer

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Microbeads

 Microbeads are back!  Let's see what you can make with microbeads and join us at the Sweet Stamps Challenge.



  I had fun with this challenge- can you tell?  I stamped and colored the image with Copics, then put it through the Xyron and added Microbeads over the top. I also added microbeads using the same method on the blue strip.

I used Russet Red Creative Inspirations Paint to add color to the Cheery Lynn Italian doily die and to the Candi brads. The cardstock is Coordinations Berry Reds and Sandy Tans.




Here are the products I used:
Stamp image- Bird on a flowering branch
Copics- Tea Reds, Victorian Green, Warm Shadow and outlined with B000-seaside
Creative Inspirations Paint- Russet Red
Cheery Lynn Dies- Italian Doily Die and Corner Die
Coordinations Cardstock- Berry Reds (Raspberry) and Sandy Tans (Quicksand). (The blue is SU Pool Party).
Embossing Folder - Damask- sanded to see the white Core : )
Candi brads and foam dots- I painted them with CI paint Russet Red
Clear Glass Microbeads - run cardstock through the Zyron- use a bone folder to get really good coverage before removing the backing, then cover with microbeads.

   I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad- In the Garden
Cheery Lynn Challenge-Red/White/Blue
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping- Nature
PanPastel- Summertime

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day





 My friend Kim is a SU Demo- she designed this card and I attended a workshop celebrating the new SU catalog and got to make one...... hubby Loves it!

Happy Father's Day! 


 If you are ever in her area, that is Lisle, Illinois- you'll want to attend one of her workshops- she makes the most wonderful cards!  (let me know if you want her contact information).

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, June 15, 2012

Michael Strong Friday Card of the Day

In the Michael Strong Yahoo Group, we have a weekly Card Captain - so we have daily inspiration.  This week, no one signed up, so we were able to sign up for just one day- so I am the Captain for today.

   This set -Mini Cloisonne Shapes also has a set of matching dies. I used a number of TJ techniques to make this card- the background is Glimmer Mist Watercolor, I used Cascading images, the flowers are die cut from a UFO- an earlier technique I made a few extra's and did not note what I did.....and the Baker's twine is home made using a Copic and Pearl Cotton in White. The card is really shimmery IRL .
  My colors are Glimmer Mist- Yellow Daisy and Blue Sky. I stamped the images on the BG in Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange and Gable Green- I stamped off first so the colors would be subtle.  The images cut out with the die are stamped in black.

The sentiment is Stampendous circa 1998- embossed in black.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Quickie for a 10 minute challenge

Julie Koerber is celebrating 5 years of blogging and has a challenge to "Gimme 10 and Celebrate 5". 

 This is a third card I made a card with Flourishes Thank You set -I love Tulips.....I colored this with R02 and R32 and G's for the leaves.

I stamped and embossed it, colored it and then went over the image with Versamark and clear embossing powder for my RESIST for the challenge.  I stamped the text image over the floral image and sponged on some Groovy Guava ink.  I embossed a strip of the CS and highlighted the dots with ink. I stamped the sentiment and made a banner tag. I put 2 dimensionals under the strip to give some dimension. I added a Dew Drop in the corner and had to stop for time.

Congrats on five years Julie and Thanks for all of the beautiful Inspiration!!!


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Give me 10 and celebrate 5 post #2

Julie Koerber is celebrating 5 years of blogging and has a challenge to "Gimme 10 and Celebrate 5".

 This is my 2nd card.  I made it in less than 10 minutes- this is for my youngest brother, who has just moved his family to Dallas for his job.  We are Irish and he will love this card- although he does not need luck......I wanted to sew a row of stitching around the outside too, but the thread broke in my machine, and I could not re-thread it and still stay under 10 minutes.......
 I used Webster Pages DSP again and Coordinations cardstock (Sandy Tans).  The stamps are called Irish Blessings.

Congrats on five years Julie and Thanks for all of the beautiful Inspiration!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Gimme 10 and Celebrate 5

Julie Koerber is celebrating 5 years of blogging and has a challenge to "Gimme 10 and Celebrate 5".  Oh boy, I do not do CAS easily, but thought it would be fun to try- especially since I love the Flourishes stamps she enables me to buy : ) and I do not use them enough.  
 My First card uses a new Technique Junkies Technique called Copic Outline. I used Webster papers and I also made a quick piece of custom Baker's twine with YG03 Copic.  The stamps are called Spring Ephemerals .


Congrats on five years Julie and Thanks for all of the beautiful Inspiration!!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Bleached

 This week the Sweet Stamps Challenge is Bleached:
  I had fun with this challenge- can you tell?  I got out my Technique Junkies listing and found 12/05 Brayered Bleach- with three variations- so I did method three- background plus.
  I used Shades Ink- In the Pink HERE.  I brayered the ink on over the stamped images and then used bleach in an aqua painter to remove the color. The Butterfly image is HERE.  I did stamping with the Ring Around the Rosey border image found HERE- to add background dimension.  I added a light touch of Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations paint over the top of each of the butterflies to add shimmer- CI paint is HERE.
  The Seam binding just happened to be on my desk left over from a prior project- I do love pink.......  I cannot tell you what colors I used to die this. 
  Happy Birthday-found HERE-  is stamped in black and mounted it to mimic the BG of the card- and I added an outline of sewing to finish off the card.

   I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint- Inspired by Butterflies
Fashionista- Simply Summer
Lexi's Creations- Happy Birthday
Paper Pretties- your favorite color- Oh that would be Pink...!
Cutie Pie Challenge- Stitching
Sweet Stampin- All Stitched Up
Card Crafters Circle- Monochromatic
Frosted Designs- Stitching

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Bloggers Challenge- Anniversary



My daughter graduated again this year from Ohio State University with her Master's Degree in Education!  (Last year, she graduated with her BA).  So, on this Anniversary- taking creative liberties here- I made a card using Technique Junkies techniques called Depth of Field and layer up.
 The Red (Crimson), Gray and Black are The Ohio State University school colors. Images are Grad hat is Stampin Up (retired) and sentiment Close to My Heart.
  To join in the Bloggers Challenge for this week, join in Mr Linky Below.  BC 'Mom' Lisa's Blog can be located HERE
  It was very hot- a blazing 90 degree day and a 3 hour ceremony- the grads were sitting in the hot sun.....

 Here we are prior to the ceremony. I had to take a fun pic of Katie's from the side:


 At The Ohio State University, the ENTIRE class graduates together- all Bachelor's candidates, all Masters, Doctors, PhD's....etc  There were over 10,000 grads in the ceremony- here they are filling up the end zone. It is amazing to see this process of the grads coming in- the PhD's get their names called individually, the rest are awarded their diploma's in the 'exit march'. 

I love the flag raising ceremony:
And finally, in the sea of graduates, here is Katie receiving her diploma:

Wahoo!!!  What an accomplishment!  We sure are proud parents!!!



Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, June 8, 2012

 I made a CASE of a card of my own- using an Iris image- just changed up the color:
 The image and sentiment and all of the dies are from Sweet Stamps.
Iris HERE
Sentiment HERE
Border -Dancing Doily Lace HERE - I think this looks like tatting- my favorite border die!
Marinne Design dies- Ana Corner and Anja Edge HERE

The ribbon and image are colored with Copic markers, I added Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust paint to the bow for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sweet Stamps-For Dad

 This week the Sweet Stamps Challenge is For Dad.
    I had a little brayering fun on this card. Here are the supplies I used:
Stamps: 2 Horse Silhouette, Horseshoe both found HERE, and Dad found HERE.
Inks: Shades Die Inks- found HERE ,  Distress Ink- clear embossing Ink HERE
Embossing Powder: Clear and Fantasy Ivory HERE
Die: Nellie Snellen Rectangle Multi frame HERE
Cardstock: Coordinations Sandy Tans HERE
DSP for rosettes: Bo Bunny Vicki HERE

 I found the ribbon in Breckenridge Colorado last summer- perfect! I wish you could see the glittery gold sparkle from the Fantasy Ivory EP I used on Dad and the horseshoe.  The Horse Silhouette was stamped using the Rock and Roll technique, then stamped into the embossing ink and clear embossed so I could brayer over it. The card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".

With the Belmont Stakes coming up this weekend, I thought a horse themed card would be perfect!  I’ll Have Another has a chance to win- and the last time we had a Triple Crown winner was Affirmed - and that was 34 years ago!  So, lets all cheer on I’ll Have Another........!!!

  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Card Positioning Sketches-Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Anything Goes
Cards for Men- Father's Day
Crafty Bloggers Network- 3D paper folding
Lexi's Creation- For the Man or Boy in our lives
Love to Create- Father's Day or for a Special Guy in Your Life
The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Use a die cut

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly


Friday, June 1, 2012

Mcmahon Five Designs New Release 6/1/12

I got a package in the mail from McMahon Five Designs today- and I had to make a card! 


 I used a new release digi by Solocosmo called Annalise Lane. I colored the image with Copics- and used a new Technique Junkies technique called Dotty Edges. I used Cryogen White cardstock which has a shimmer to it and takes the color from the Copics beautifully. If you have been thinking of trying this cardstock- check it out now- BIG SALE!
 New at McMahon Five Designs are Memory Box Dies- I used the Butterfly Delights Die for the small butterflies on the Lt border of my card. I used the Fancy Blossom Die and the Tender Leaves Die using the Prima DSP for the flowers.
 I used Prima Songbird DSP for the card and all of the die cuts. I added some Prima lace- love this lace- it is also on sale....  Next, I used Prima Songbird Say it in Pearls- I used just portions of the pearls as you can tell. I distressed to the edges of the DSP and added stitching and Kraft cardstock to bring out the browns in the DSP.

Can you believe it is June already???  McMahon Five Designs is going to give the designers a break for the summer, and we are going to have our releases less frequently-we'll still be around......just not as frequently. Sue will still post flashbacks- so check out the M5D blog and sign up to follow to keep up with the store!  

Challenges:
Charisma- Bling
Crop Stop- Pretty Pearls
Paper Shelter- Vintage/Shabby Chic
365 Cards-day 92-Wear and Tear/Distressed edge
Crafty Cardmakers-Distress it

Thanks for Stopping By!
Shelly

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 6/1/12

Here are the new releases for 6/1/12 at McMahon Five Designs. Stop by M5D store and blog for some great sales!



Card by: Christine

Card by: Shelly

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!


Thanks for stopping by! Shelly