Bugging You

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And here is my take:

Bugging You | by karen @ carefree creations

So, I fell in love with this set when Stampin’Up brought it out last year. Of course I waited until it was on the retired list before I decided to buy it. I love the set, but never knew what to do with it.

The colors for this challenge stumped me until I saw the bugs and I knew just how to use the colors. I didn’t have a good sentiment in my stash, so I printed one out using a fun font from the internet.

My layout is inspired by this card by Susan Raihala.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Hope I’m not bugging you!
Stamps: Beetles & Bugs, Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Noir (Palette); Cajun Craze, Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise (SU);
Paper: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Barrio font (1001 Fonts);
Technique: masking;

Merry Mouse

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Merry Mouse | by karen @ carefree creations

I changed up the sketch by using a circle instead of rectangle.

The mouse and holly are stamped onto die cuts.

The leaves of the holly are 2nd generation Pinefeather with the detail image being full-on Pinefeather.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Merry Christmas
Stamps: Christmas Critters, Keep it Simple – Christmas (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Aqua Mist, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Pale Peony (PTI);
Paper: White, Aqua Mist (PTI);
Other: Christmas Critters die, Double-Ended Banner die (PTI);

Rain or Shine

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Rain or Shine | by karen @ carefree creations

A simple one-layer card.

I stamped the umbrella first then added the rain around it masking where needed.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Love you…
Stamps: Scattered Showers, Scattered Showers Additions (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Soft Sky, Powder Pink, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand (StampinUp);
Paper: White (PTI);

Winter Greetings

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Winter Greetings | by karen @ carefree creations

I rotated the sketch and created a little winter scene. Simple and quick card.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Season’s Greetings
Stamps: Color Layering Christmas Tree (Hero Arts); Keep it Simple-Season’s Greetings (Papertrey Ink-PTI);
Ink: Elf Green (My Favorite Things); Mossy Meadow (Stmpin Up – SU); Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Bashful Blue card stock, Holiday Thyme DSP (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Color Layering Christmas Tree die (HA)

Geometric Birthday

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Geometric Birthday | by karen @ carefree creations

This is such a fun color scheme! A perfect one for breaking out the geometric images. I had a few ideas, but since I put off actually making the card until the very last minute, I went with a simple 5-minute card.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Sentiment Splits – Way to Go; Keep it Simple – Birthday II (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Berry Burst (Stampin’Up); Black (Palette);
Paper: White (PTI);

Southwest Hello

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Southwest Hello | by karen @ carefree creations

I really loved this color combo when I saw it. I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, but once I started looking, I knew this southwest feel would be perfect.

The inside of the motif is done with a copper Wink of Stella pen. It isn’t as sparkly as I would like, but that just means the small sentiment stands out more – which to me is what should happen.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Bohemian Borders (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Dapper Denim, Copper (SU);
Other: Seize the Sketch #3; Copper Wink of Stella; Happy Hellos die (My Favorite Things);

Celebrate the Fourth

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Fireworks & Sparkles | by karen @ carefree creations

I love fireworks so it was a no brainer that I also love this sparkler stamp set. I thought the set was perfect for this sketch.

The rhinestones in the centers are colored with Sharpie markers. I think this is the first time I’ve used Sharpies instead of Copics. I think the Sharpies actually ended up being brighter and less opaque. I may have to use them in the future!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Happy 4th of Julyl
Stamps: It’s a Celebration (Stampin’Up – SU); Keep it Simple: Bless the US (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Smokey Slate (SU); Embossing (Ranger);
Paper: White (PTI); Black, Silver Glitter (SU);
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts); Rhinestones (Kaiser) – colored with Sharpies;

Fox Says Hi

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Fox Says Hi | by karen @ carefree creations

When I saw these colors, I immediately wanted to use the coral to stamp a fox! The rest of the card just came together after that.

All the stamped images are fussy cut and then popped up with craft foam.

Normally I don’t have much to say in my posts, but today…

Trying to come up with post titles after years of blogging is HARD! Of course the internet sensation “what does the fox say” popped into my head and wouldn’t leave, so I went with it. Did you know that thing is about 4 years old? I’m used to internet memes going stale quick and it feeling like it was ages ago but finding out it was only weeks or months…but this one is really years! Of course I feel like 2000 was just a couple years ago (and yet, the last 6 months have felt like years). Time is messed up!! Is it cuz I’m old or because I spend way to much time on the internet?

Moving on. I hope by the time this post goes live (in 3 weeks – I’m working way ahead) that this problem will be remedied, but right now I am missing craft supplies. I’m a fairly organized person – things have a place and I clean up when I’m done. So how am I missing things?? And I don’t mean like a tiny clear stamp either. One of the items I’m missing is my Sentiment Splits Curve Vertical cover plate die from Papertrey. The last time I used it was months and months ago (I used what I die cut with it just a month ago, but the actual cutting was back in December). Anyway…it is not where it belongs. I thought the curved bit at the bottom would have been perfect as the landscape for my card today…instead I had to find a different solution. I ended up using a large piece from the Waves cover plate. I feel like I’m loosing my mind!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Foxy Friends (StampinUp – SU); Say What (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (SU);
Paper: Soft Sky (SU); White (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Other: Waves cover plate die (PTI);

Timeless Tuesday

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Plaid & Blues | by karen @ carefree creations

These are some of my favorite blues from StampinUp’s past! And pairing it with a classic layout, made this card pretty easy!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Paper: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate (Stampin Up); Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn);
Other: Winter Floral die, Noted die (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Borders die (Lawn Fawn);

Lost Without You

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Lost Without You | by karen @ carefree creations

I’ve been wanting this big dipper image for ages. I got lucky when my demo decided to purge it from her stash (thanks mom!).

I did a galaxy technique for the strip. The dipper is embossed and cut out; the surrounding stars are embossed on the card base.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

I’m Lost Without You
Stamps: Going Global (StampinUp);
Ink: Soft Navy (Simon Says Stamp – SSS); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Soft Navy (SSS); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: white embossing powder (Filigree); watercolors (Loew Cornell)
Technique: galaxy with watercolor;