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Back to School

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My grand kids are getting ready to start a new school year next week.  I’ve taken them each out to lunch and shopping.  Tomorrow will be time to finish my grandson’s shopping and getting a haircut.  Over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog the theme for this week is Back to School.  I made each of the kids a card to wish them a successful school year.

I recently got Tim Holtz’ Hipster stamp set and the matching dies.  For Hailey’s card I used the ostrich:

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For Tristan’s card I used the cat, I figured starting middle school makes him a cool cat:

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I had fun coloring the hipsters and then cutting and layering the pieces.  I used a school-themed paper pad from my stash to create the backgrounds.  I used Ranger Enamel Accents and embossing powders to add color and shine.

Thanks for stopping by my long-neglected blog, I’d love to know what you think of my cards.

Vic

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Creating with Tim!

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Tim Holtz is having the Summer of Creative Chemistry going on at Online Card Classes.  Reviews of Creative Chemistry 101 & 102 are going on right now, CC 103 will begin August 1.  As part of the reviews, Tim has been issuing challenges using techniques learned in the classes.  This week the challenge was to use Ranger Archival Ink.  I created these three note cards:

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I used Tim’s technique featured over at the Ranger site, using alcohol inks on Yupo paper to create the background.  I had recently purchased some Yupo and decided to give it a try.  I followed Tim’s instructions including stamping (and embossing) using Archival Ink but then finished off my cards a bit differently.

I love how they turned out.  They are ready to add a personal note inside, pop in an envelope and mail to someone in my thoughts.

I’m adding these to the Summer Of Creative Chemistry week 4 challenge gallery.

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my latest creation, your comments make me smile.

Vic

 

 

Happy Birthday, Linda!

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My friend is having a birthday and I made her a card to celebrate the day.

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I shared some art supplies with her and needed a bag to put them in. I had this white gift bag on my desk waiting for an idea to cover up a stain.  I taped it down to my craft sheet, added some blended Distress Inks and stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.  I was very pleased with how it turned out.

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Here’s wishing Linda a very happy birthday.  I hope it’s a day with food, art and wine!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Vic

Home, Sweet, New Home

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Over at Moxie Fab World they have a challenge to create a paper craft using this photo as the inspiration:

archery-garland

My friend and her husband are just moving into a new house this week.  I was planning to make them a card and used this challenge for it.  Here’s the card I came up with:

linda home2 9-9-2014 4-22-33 PMI hope my friend will enjoy finding it in her mailbox.  There’s still time to enter the challenge, so head over and check out the details.

Vic

Happy Easter!

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I’ve been making some Easter cards for the grand kids.  I recently picked up some Inky Antics Honeypop stamps and paper, they added a “pop” to my Easter cards!

Stamps & dies by Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix

Stamps & dies by Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix

Inky Antics Honeypop egg

Inky Antics Honeypop egg

Inspiration Journal’s blog challenge is “Add a Little P.O.P.” Each of my cards fit the bill!

stamps & dies by Sizzix

stamps & dies by Sizzix

Stamps & dies by Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix

Stamps & dies by Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix

Be sure to check out all the fabulous “popping” art at Inspiration Emporium’s blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Easter.

Vic

 

 

 

 

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