S1508 Framed – Card 1

My first Stamp of the Month (SOM) for S1508 Framed was made using the FSM193 sketch:

FMS193 wm

Here is the sketch:FMS193I used the floral embossing folder on the juniper paper and sanded it.FMS193 2a wm

The images in the S1508 FramedLinda Aug SOM 2 Collage

The images from this stamp set are compatible with Cricut Artistry, our new Cricut Cartridge.  This month, if you purchase it from me, you’ll get the August SOM FREE along with FREE shipping.

Linda Artistry Collage

The flowers are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, stamped, spritz with pearl mist, and layered with a sequins:

FMS193 4Super fun card to make and it will be in the Come and Play Card Buffet which you can do anytime we have Croptastic at my house or you can set up your own Come and Play Card Buffet for you and your friends!!FMS193 3 wm

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges

As I’m getting ready for Convention and getting all the team gifts done, I squeaked in a few challenges to keep my creativity going! I’m posting up pics for the challenges but will complete posts later!

First is for SIP and this is their 2nd challenge. It was a color challenge that said “Christmas” to me (yes in July). I used the MM404 sketch!SIP3 MM404, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

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Mojo404

FMS193 was fun and you’ll see this post in August with the Stamp of the Month:

FMS193, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

FMS193

My last card was for the Cardabilities 126.  When I was done, I realized it met the SSS “We are going dotty!” Challenge!

Cardabilities 126, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Cardabilities 126, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

That’s all for now. Just needed to get the cards posted to play! I might be MIA next week as it’s our CTMH Convention!! Thanks for stopping by!

FMS191 – Card 1

I created this card “Wonderful” for FMS191 Challenge. I was making cards for a teacher’s gift (more on this later).  The FMS was perfect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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It’s funny how you can see something from the sketch!

FMS191

FMS191

I used D1627 Your Own Kinds of Wonderful stamp set.  I did some 1st and 2nd generation of the butterflies.  I used Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue on the 2nd generation butterflies to pull out some of the color from the ink, giving the glitter glue a light blue water color effect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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I colored the butterflies with the ShinHan Touch Markers.  I used Wink of Stella Clear to add shimmer to the colored butterflies.  The stitching is a stamp (I love all stitching that can be done by stamps or dies!).  It was definitely fun to play in this challenge plus get some other things taken care of!

Wonderful Collage Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Wonderful Collage
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I used some sequins from the silver collection to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping by to look!

FMS 190 Like You A Latte

Here’s my take on Freshly Made Sketches 190 (FMS 190): Like You A Latte!  It also works for the Heart2HeartChallenge – to create a man’s card.  I made this for my husband for Father’s Day.

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

All product are Close to My Heart except the Stickles I dug out a very old stamp set – Coffee Stain. We love all things coffee in our house so I tend to keep these sets long past their retirement date!  I used one of my favorites from the Seasonal Expressions, C1616 Treats of Friendship:

C1616 Treats of Friendshp Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

C1616 Treats of Friendshp
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Retired - B1316 Coffee Stain

Retired – B1316 Coffee Stain

 

I took Jackson Paper, Colonial White Card from the Value Pack, Cocoa paper, and Memento Cocoa ink.  Little distressing with ink, some Stickles, Enameled Hearts, and lots of random stamping:

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Here’s the Pinterest Collage:

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Collage Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Collage
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

FMS 187

FMS 187 is the cutest sketch!  I loved it and whipped out this super cute card:

FMS187 Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

FMS187
Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

I’ve been planning to play with both of these great stamp sets:  D1651 Wavy Blooms and D1653 Happy Everything (love this set and every one sold, a portion will be donated to Operation Smile!!).   This sketch allowed me to use both the sets!

FMS Final 187-001 web

Started off with the Taste of Summer paper pack….

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Gotta love some coloring and 3D pop-up tape.

FMS187 Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

FMS187
Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
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I added the bees and some glitter to their wings along with the flight path.  Doodled the edges a bit.  Tada = uber cute!!

FMS187 Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

FMS187
Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

 

Smiles and Happy Creating!