Stamp, Ink, Paper: Come Sit By Me

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I seriously am the friend your friend warns you about before you meet me.  Once you get to me you too will become afraid of what will come out of my mouth without warning.  I think it began shortly after joining the military…my filter came off and never put it back on again.  But don’t worry, I’m always very pleasant and never mean-spirited, it’s always done in a professional manner to make you smile.

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I’ve really been wanting to use this stamp for such a long time.  It’s not Stampin’ Up! and I purchased it at a craft show a few years back. I can’t even remember who made it, except that it an old saying I’ve seen on t-shirts and coffee mugs.  I’d love for you to see all the other funny cards created by the fabulous Stamp Ink Paper crew here.

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The Details:

  • Make Your Own Wall Paper Background.  To make the wall paper I used the masking technique and stamped Wilma (not her name, I made it up) on a post-it and snipped her out and put it over the stamped image.  Then simply used the lines in Gorgeous Grunge to stamp in the background to give it the wall paper lines in the background.  It looked really plain when I stamped Wilma and created the background after I was done with the card.
  • Coloring. I made this card the night before I was leaving for vacation and I apologize, but I can’t remember which exact colors I used for Wilma’s clothing colors. But you can use your own favorite colors. I don’t know how to color coordinate…after spending 25 years int he military, I never color coordinated, I was just told what to wear….LOL.

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Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

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Stampin’ Up! Sympathy & Prayers

Sympathy & Prayers

When I designed this card I had a great idea to make it a clean and simple stamped card. However, during the stamping process, I got a smudge of ink in the middle of the image. Oh no, what do I do!? For a second I rolled my eyes to try to see my brain and ask it, “what were you thinking!?” LOL… so, to practice what I preach about no such thing as mistakes in stamping, I got the Curly Label Punch to help me out. Heck when I fixed it I said to myself, “Brown-chicken, Brown-cow!” Boom! Fixed!

MAGGIE MADE TIPS:

  • Partial stamped image. How did I do that? I used the Marvelous Markers to just color in the portion of the leaves & branches I wanted from the flower twig in the Sympathy & Prayers stamp set. I huffed on it to re-wet the ink and pressed it down where I wanted the image.

RETIREMENT: It’s gonna sneak up on us, take a look here.

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Meet the Adorable Sweet Ivy

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Isn’t this card just straight up gorgeous!? If I told you a friend gave it to me who is a beginner card-maker? She got hooked on making cards after she attended a work shop and she hasn’t stopped creating ever since. I named this precious cutie Ivy. Why because It’s Nicole’s last name and it fits he sweet face.

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The image is a digi-image she found and simply used our Many Marvelous Markers to color her in. It’s as if Nicole went from beginner to a professional with just the markers. Amazing detail with her  coloring. Nicole is living proof that YOU can do it too!

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations.

  • Just start somewhere. Many people say, “I’ll start stamping/coloring after I practice some more.” Yet they never start and regret it later.  If we always wait to be perfect guess what…we are never going to get it off the ground. The Many Marvelous Markers are a perfect start to great coloring fun. That’s what Nicole did and just look at what she accomplished and I got to keep it as a gift for getting her started.
  • For beginners Google “free dig stamps” and print your favorite choice on Whisper White card stock then just practice, practice, practice! You’ll improve your coloring skills and you won’t want to stop.

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Thank you my friends for stopping by today. It would be so awesome to show y friend Nicole some love. Won’t you please leave her a comment on her card? It’s simply adorable. Have yourself a beautiful day.

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Feathery Birthday

Feathers Birthday

If you’re thinking this paper is new to Stampin’ Up!… nope not new, but simply colored in with various light colors from our Write markers.  I first this technique demonstrated by Patty Bennett. I loved it so much, I just had to try it and show it to you.  There’s really nothing magical to do just get a few of your favorite Write markers and start coloring like a coloring book. Go on and try it, then let me know how yours turns out.

Birthday Feathers

I never was a kid who colored inside the lines, but what the heck feathers don’t have lines… LOL. When I picked the colors for this card sketch challenge I used my Color Coach because I cannot lie… I don’t have an eye for color, so I pretty much depend on it often.

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