Sweet Charlotte

And it’s Thursday again so that means it’s time for our Milk N Coffee inspiration!

Our new theme is Clean and Simple (CAS) and I chose to work with Charlotte with Flowers and Bird as I really loved this little image so much. Once again, thank you for the wonderful image! I absolutely love Charlotte!

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Creating a CAS card isn’t as simple as I have hoped… I tried so many different papers when finally chose DCWV’s The Tradewinds Stack — believe it or not but the entire 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ cardstock was $6 at Jo-Ann Craft Store.

Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E021, E11 and E04
Hair: E41, E42, E44, E74, E47 and E49
Green: G12, G14, G16, G17  and G19
Dress: RV63, RV65 and RV69

And in order to color, I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough! I hope you too hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

Other supplies I used:
– Zig-Zig Memory System Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Glitter Marker – Glitter
– Sakura 57370 10-Piece Gelly Roll Blister Card Assorted Colors Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set
– Brown ribbon and pearls

Thank you so much for checking out my blog, hugs, Rita

 

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These are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them:
– Marker Pop Challenge #44 Pinks
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #70 For the Girls
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge For the Girls
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #86
– Alphabet Challenge H for Handmade Embellishments
– Divas By Design Challenge Anything Goes
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #100 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #323 Blues and Hues
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 73 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #65  Use a tag
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #70 no line
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #79 Animals
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #87 Over the Rainbow
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge DT call
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Photo Inspiration

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Glitter on Me!!! Design Team Challenge — Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello Friends,

As you know, one of my dreams came through a few months ago when I applied and was invited to join the very first design team of Elizabeth Craft Designs. And what a wonderful journey so far! Everyone I work with is honestly a good person and super talented! I’m in awe every time I see someone’s creation and really, learning so much from my new crafty friends. As our May design team challenge is coming up, I’d like to share my card for this month. We all created a A2 card, which is 4.25″ x 5.5″ finished size. What did I create? Oh, I pulled out all my microfine glitter and it was a night of glitter and glitter and some more glitter! So much fun! As always, I’m listing all the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies below with links. So yes, sit back and enjoy this mini tutorial.

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:
– (SKU 2514) Koi Fish and Flowers peel off stickers
Double-sided Adhesive
– Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
– Desert Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter
– Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter
Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter

I recently updated my blog post to include these printable tutorial pages:

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Meet Mr. Cat! — All the fun with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, friends!

I would like to share my Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team card today: Hello Mr. Cat!

It’s been a fantastic week here since my best friend Monika came to visit and of course, between some morning coffee, visit to Carmel and afternoon wine tasting, crafting was part of our fun together. She asked me to make a cat card so we picked the peel-off sicker together, the paper, the die sets and then she sat and admired everything I was doing — so very sweet! So let’s see what we created together.

1. Cut a 6″ high by 12″ wide piece of craft paper for base. Also, cut a 5″ high by 12″ wide blue card stock paper and adhere it to the base.

2. Score at half of the width, at 6″ mark and fold.

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3. Place the House Pivot Card die over the score mark and make the die cut. This is the first time I’m using the die set myself!

4. Cut 2 pieces of 2″ high by 6″ wide green cardstock if you have a 6″ x 6″ pad (like me) or one 2″ high by 12″ wide and score at 6″.

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5. Use your grass shaped Stand Up Helper die to die cut the top of the green cardstock.

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6. Use a craft blade to cut the connection points between each grass bunch and adhere the green cardstock to the lower portion of our card base. Set base aside.

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7. Die cut the little flowers from the All Seasons Tree die set.

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8. Take out your Cats in Frame Peel-Off stickers, Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and white cardstock.

9. Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to the white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and set it to the side.

10. Place one of the cats, a bowl and a mouse from the Cats in Frame Peel-Off stickers facing down (sticky side up) onto the release sheet and place the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on top.

11. Add Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet, brush off the extra glitter and rub the surface with your finger.

12. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color the surface.

13. Fussy cut around each object and complete the die cuts with the House Pivot Card and All Seasons Tree die sets.

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14. Assemble the card with all the elements.

As always, I had a fun time creating this card and just so happy that Monika took my card to our mutual friend in Texas, made with love in California.

Thank you again for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

hugs, Rita

Supplies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (902) House Pivot Card die set
– (781) All Seasons Tree die set

Supplies by Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (792) Stand Up Helpers die set
– (SKU 0360) Cats in Frame Peel-Off Sticker
– (501) 5″ x 12″ Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
– (639) Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies:
– DCWV The Glitzy Pastels cardstock
– Momenta cardstock

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Kit and Clowder Giveaway with La-La Land Crafts

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GIVEAWAY :: Who’s ready for some fun competitions this weekend?  Kit and Clowder is teaming up with La La Land Crafts to bring you some fun events this weekend! First up, comment on Alyce’s post  on Kit and Clowder’s facebook page for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the La La Land store! Make sure you are also a member of this Kit and Clowder facebook group….and to double your chances head over to La-La Land Crafts as they are having the exact same giveaway! Woohoo! Competition closes 26 May PDT.
Once you’re on Facebook, I would love for you all to share with your friends as well so they can get in with a chance to win! And I would really love if you would pop over to the Kit and Clowder coloring community and join up for free as well to stay up to date with the latest news, classes, and giveaways!! And have you checked out the new La-La Land Crafts stamps?? Eeee they are gorgeous!!! For my project I used the Luka with Kite!
Supplies I used:
– I used one of my favorite die sets by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston: (779) Lucy Label Pop Up
– Also used Violet Leaf cardstock by DCWV
– My Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E021, E11 and E04. Hair: E41, E42, E44, E74, E47 and E49. Green clothing: G12, G14, G16, G17  and G19. Shirt: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07 and BG09.
And I hope that you too too sign up for some super fun classes: Kit and Clowder Class!
hugs, Rita
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All Dressed Up May images

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.

Just Married

 Mirror Mirror

My Little Flowergirl

To Have & To Hold

How wonderful, right? To purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team card for the launch I have used To Have and To Hold

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The beautiful die sets are by Elizabeth Craft Designs: Bunch of Flowers and Curvy Leaves plus the Hot Air Balloon die is by Whimsy Stamps.
Don’t forget our current challenge theme is Sewing Faux or Real and these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !

Also don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.

Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Rita

 

Below are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them (keeping the rest on the list so I can easily reference):

– Marker Pop Challenge #43 Anything Goes
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #70 Let’s Hear it for the Girls
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Photo Inspiration
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #85 Men / Male Colors Cards
– Alphabet Challenge G for Gorgeous Gowns
– Divas By Design Challenge Anything Goes
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #100 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #321 Hand made Embellishment
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 72 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #65  Use a tag
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #69 Die Cut/silhouette/craft robo shapes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #79 Animals
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #87 Over the Rainbow
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 87 Easter
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge (waiting on new)
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Lots of Layers (DT call)
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Inspired by a Song
– Crafting at the Weekend Challenge #1 Anything Goes
– Crafty Catz Challenge #231 Just for Sports
– A Random Fan Challenge #9 Anything Goes

Never forget the good times…

 

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Today is one of my all time favorite designers’ day, it’s fun time with Milk N Coffee!

Our theme is Shabby Chic or Vintage and it’s definitely the first time ever for me! I chose to work with Charlotte and Butterfly as I really loved this little image so much. Thank you for the wonderful image! I absolutely love Charlotte!

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As I started to pull out my card stock —  in LOVE with graphic 45, everything is acid and lignin free and made in the USA!!! — I spotted Authentique Remembrance Collection. The paper collection is gorgeous, archival safe and also made in the USA.

As I was going through the paper, found out that I needed to create a sympathy card so everything was in place to create my newest addition: Never forget the good times….

Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E021, E11 and E04
Hair: E41, E42, E44, E74, E47 and E49
Green: G12, G14, G16, G17  and G19
Dress: V91, V93, V95 and V99

And in order to color, I cannot thank my friend and teacher enough! I hope you too hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

Other supplies I used:
– Zig-Zig Memory System Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Glitter Marker – Glitter
– Sakura 57370 10-Piece Gelly Roll Blister Card Assorted Colors Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set
– Tulips by Paper Flowers & Crafts
– All other flowers by Recollection, Michael’s Craft Store

Thank you so much for checking out my blog, hugs, Rita

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These are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them:
– Marker Pop Challenge #43 Anything Goes
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #69 Mothers Day 
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Photo Inspiration
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #84 Female Cards
– Alphabet Challenge G for Gorgeous Gowns
– Divas By Design Challenge Anything but a Card
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #98 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #321 Hand made Embellishment
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 69 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #65  Use a tag
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #68 Die Cut/silhouette/craft robo shapes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #79 Animals
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #85
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 87 Easter
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Lots of Layers
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Flowers

Kit and Clowder Giveaway with Saturated Canary

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I’m SO excited to share this one with you today!
Kit and Clowder is teaming up with Saturated Canary to bring you a fun giveaway!!! 5 lucky people will have the chance to win an image of their choice from the Saturated Canary store!
All you need to do is make sure you are a follower of the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group and the Saturated Canary Stamps Facebook group, and like and comment on Alyce’s post at Kit & Clowder! And to DOUBLE the fun… Saturated Canary are holding this EXACT same giveaway on their facebook group!!! So get over there and enter theirs as well!! Once you’re on Facebook, I would love for you all to share with your friends as well so they can get in with a chance to win! And I would really love if you would pop over to the Kit and Clowder coloring community and join up for free as well to stay up to date with the latest news, classes, and giveaways!!And have you checked out the new Saturated Canary stamps?? Eeee they are gorgeous!!! For my project I used the siblings with puppies below!
And a little bit about my card? Oh, yes, of course! As you take a look at the image, the little boy’s hand is resting on the little girl / sister’s back but because I separated them, I needed to draw an arm for the boy so a new arm was created, attached and good to go!
Supplies I used:
– I used two of my favorite die sets by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston: Oval Flourish Frame Edges and Accordion Oval Cards.
– Also used some  flowers I received from Paper Flowers & Crafts.
– The sweet little “made with love” heart came from my sweet friend Elise — THANK YOU!!!
– My Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E021, E11 and E04. Hair: E41, E42, E44, E74, E47 and E49. Green clothing: G12, G14, G16, G17  and G19. Dress: R81, R83, R85 and R89.
And I hope that you too too sign up for some super fun classes: Kit and Clowder Class!
hugs, Rita
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Tulips in spring with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning friends!

Sunny California Spring has been so good to us, just so very good! Honestly, I absolutely love Spring! Nature comes alive again, trees are blooming, flowers are coming out and I get to see my garden of gorgeous violets, daffodils and tulips every year.  Since tulips are really my all time favorite flowers, I decided to create a tulip card today. The good news is that I remembered to take some pics along the way so it is now a mini tutorial.

I’m using Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off stickers:

1. Place tulip peel-offs on Neenah cardstock.

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2. Color each tulip using your favorite markers or pencils. I used Copic Markers. For my dark pink tulips I used RV63, RV66 and RV 69, for the yellow tulips Y04, Y06, Y08 and E15, and for the leaves YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67 and G99.

3. Fussy cut around each flower.

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4. The Peel-Off stickers created an embossed look.

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5. Die cut little butterflies and a set of bows from the Yellow and Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Please remember to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting.

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6. Cut out two small strips from the same shimmer sheetz and take a quick picture of our curious little cat.

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7. Cut a 6″ x 12″ card base, score at 6″ and fold in half.

8. Place all the elements on your work station and test out how you like them together. Once you have a good layout, take a photo that will help you assemble the entire card.

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9. Assemble your card by adhering some tulips directly to the card base and some using foam squares for a more dimensional effect.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my card today and hope your Spring weather is kind to you as well!

Hugs, Rita

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
SKU 0491 Tulips Peel-Off Stickers
SS 0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
SS 0108 Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
798 Four Bows die set
713 Small Butterfly die set
803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other supplies used:
Neenah white cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
Copic Markers

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Kit and Clowder Challenge: Chi Chi Memories with sweet flowers!

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Today is our May challenge here at Kit & Clowder: May Flowers and I would like to show you my new card using the sweet digital stamps by Chi Chi Memories, who sponsors our challenge this month — thank you so much! They are giving away a 15% off coupon and a free digi — how exciting! Please make sure to check out and like Chi Chi Memories over on their Facebook Page. And please remember to include flowers too with your entries!

For my card today, I just couldn’t figure out which image to use so yes, used three of the sweet little girls and created a card “For You”! Well, almost for you because my little girl saw the card and automatically asked “for me?” so there went the card…  to her ever growing collection!

I look forward to seeing your entries over at the challenge: Kit & Clowder: May Flowers!

Products I also used today:
– Curvy Leaves die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs
– Accordion Fancy Label by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston — amazing die sets, cut perfectly each and every time and Made in the USA!
– Flowers are by Recollection
– Glitter brush pen by Wink of Stella Brush
– Base Card stock by Momenta (cannot seem to find a link)
– Main card stock by Glitz Design 6 x 6 Sunshine in my Soul — just loved the name and had to use it! Gorgeous paper and yes, Made in the USA, acid and lignin free.
– Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49
Dresses: V20, V22, 25, V28 and V91, V93, V95, V99
Yellow: Y04, Y08, YR04
Green: YG11, YG61, YG 67
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Ahoy there!

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It’s new challenge time at All Dressed Up, and our challenge theme is “It’s a guy thing / Male birthday

For my card I used 2 images: It’s a Pirate’s Life and Pirate Puppy — they’re just adorable!

My die sets are: Tags by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Lots of Pops and All Seasons Tree by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston.

My paper is Glitz Uncharted Waters by Traci Smith

I honestly had a ton of fun creating this card and once again, it was past midnight by the time realized that time was flying by!

Please remember that our current challenge will run till the 15th of May. Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and enter the challenge whilst you are there. Please note that to enter our challenges you have to use an All Dressed Up Image or paper. And please remember to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters.

hugs, Rita

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