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SFL Flavor of the Month – City Streets and Country Roads – April 2020 Card Kit

City Streets and Country Roads! I am a country/small town girl at heart but oh those city streets and the hustle and bustle of a city is very exciting! Which do you prefer? This month’s theme is a little bit travel themed and a little bit hometown themed. Join the Design Team as they share inspiration for all these wonderful collections. Make sure to stop by the website and either purchase a one time kit or sign up for a subscription. Also, please enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize. *Disclaimer: I know most of you are Staying Safe at home…please know this theme was planned way before all this happened.

Collection 1, Sketch 2

How fun is this paper! The stamp has both a super girl and a super boy. I chose the Super Girl and the sentiment “You’re Amazing”! I put an enamel dot on each side of the sentiment to fill in the white space. The star is an image from the stamp set; I stamped out 3 times, colored and fussy cut. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Yellow Bird (Not Included) to the stars.

Collection 2, Sketch 1

The paper in this collection is so pretty. I especially love the one I used as the main panel. I stamped the image from the stamp set, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with the scan ‘n cut. I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the scooter. I roughly followed the sketch and I loved the way this card came out!

Collection 3, Sketch 3

I love the image from this collection but I found it a little intimidating to color with Copics markers so I grabbed some color pencils (the good ol’ Crayola kind). This is the first time I have colored with color pencils. Once the image was colored I added it to the card with the sentiment. To finish this card, I added 3 enamel dots from the collection

Collection 4, Sketch 4

I changed a few things from the sketch to fit my vision. I wanted to add both characters onto one tag but they didn’t fit. I also originally wanted to use the blue fabric tag but my character didn’t fit. So, I removed the twine from the blue tag and add it to this white fabric tag. I stamped the sentiment from the sentiment onto the tag and added my character with Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte to make sure it stuck to the fabric tag. I added the tag with foam adhesive and finished the card with Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the cowgirl’s hat.

If you’d like to see my process video CLICK HERE

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Next on the Hop: LUCI

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Scrapping for Less – November Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Vintage Christmas

It’s all about “A Vintage Christmas” this month. I love the look and colors of vintage Christmas decorations. I hope you are inspired by the sweet little postal girl, the indented glass ornament stamp, and all of the other papers and baubles that we have added to the kit this month to give it that vintage feel. Join in on our hop and if you happened to miss where to start head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog where you can find the full lineup and also where you can enter into our Rafflecopter. If you are new to our blog and website head to the Subscription page for all the various links to purchase a 1x kit or to subscribe. New subscribers will receive a special gift this month (while supplies last) for signing up for a subscription. Enjoy the vintage inspiration from our Design Team and guest designers this month.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 3

For this card I followed sketch 4 and trimmed down various pieces of pattern paper found in Collection 1. I stamped out the house image from the “Victorian Christmas” Stamp Set from Sunny Studio and colored it with Copic markers. I trimmed it down with a Mod Rectangle die and added to the card. To finish the house, I used Nuvo Crystal drops for my Christmas lights and added some Diamond Stickles to parts of my snowy roof.

For the inside, I stamped the house image with Memento London Fog ink and added snowflakes using the 2 stamps from the stamp set. I added a scrap piece of pattern paper as well to the bottom of the inside panel.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto white card stock and cut it out with a fishtail banner die; leaving room for the largest button I received in my kit. I used the red thread to decorate the button by tying a bow. I adhered the button with Multi Media glue.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

The stamp set found in collection 2 was perfect for the square card of sketch 1. The “Christmas Post” Stamp from LDRS was stamped with a black ink so I could see my lines and then with a clear sticky ink one would use for heat embossing. I then sprinkled fine, clear embossing powder over the image and heat set it. I did this because I am using my Arteza Real Brush pens to color this image and using embossing powder helps give control over where your colors should be. I did have a color that ran, but I hid it! That’s that fun of making a mistake – you can cover it up and no one has to know!

I trimmed down some pattern paper and followed the card sketch. I added a white mat to the inside of my card and added a strip of scrap pattern paper that says Merry Christmas to the bottom.

To finish the card, I added one of the Blackboard Label found in this collection to the lower, left hand corner (where my colors ran a little) and also added a lot of sparkle with Stickles. I used the red stickles for the berries, and diamond stickles around the snow banks and the furry part of her outfit.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 2

This card is probably my favorite this month. I stamped out the Santa image from the Your Next Stamp “Jolly Santa” stamp set that is found in collection 3. I colored him with Copic markers and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. I followed sketch 3 and trimmed some pattern paper then put it all together.

For the inside of the card I stamped the image using a light gray ink and then used black ink to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set just over the top of the image.

To finish the card I added a piece of ephemera to the lower, left hand corner of the image and some enamel dots to the upper, right hand corner.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

This card was the simplest to make. I again, followed sketch 4 and trimmed out my pattern paper. I decided to use the Be Merry Sentiment from the “An Ornamental Christmas” stamp by Scrapping for Less found in this collection. I used some clear embossing powder to give this sentiment a little shine.

For the inside of the card I just added a white mat with a piece of scrap paper adhered on the bottom.

To finish this card, I just added 3 sequins from the sequin pack.

BONUS:

The card to the left I created using elements from the Banana Split portion of the card kit in combination with Collection 1.

The card to the right was my Sneak Peek from Monday.

Check out my unboxing video HERE

Next on the hop is STACY

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Scrapping for Less – January Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Perk Up and Start the New Year

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Let’s “Perk Up and Start the New Year” with our January Flavor of the Month kit. I have a little story to tell…I never drank coffee until I retired about 6 years ago from teaching school…cause who wants a cold cup of what is supposed to be hot coffee? So now…with my wonderful flavored creamer I enjoy a cup of coffee every morning and especially love drinking my coffee while watching crafty videos on YouTube…so sit back and take a look at our Coffee themed FOTM blog hop this month. If you have not already snagged your kit please head over to the Flavor of the Month page and scroll down to choose the level of kit you would like! Make sure you head to the website to check out the rafflecopter as well to enter to win a prize!

P.S. I am behind on choosing prizes so stay tuned for those winners on the Teresa Talks post on Feb. 1st.

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Hello Everyone!  I am so excited about this month’s kit.  There are some great images to color and I really love that all the pattern paper found in the collections is double sided.  I have a love/hate relationship with double sided paper – especially when I LOVE both sides, but it gives so much opportunity for different cards when making cards with just the kit or just the collection.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 2

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This card sketch was PERFECT for the ephemera that I received in this collection.  I also love how this sketch shows off the many patterns of paper included without using too much.  I cut down the top strip and bottom 2 strips to just a quarter inch, which still leaves plenty of pattern paper for more cards.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 4

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Who can resist Newton?  This little kitty is super cute hanging from the donut and the paper found in this collection was some of my favorite.  I hand stamped Newton and colored him with Copic markers.  I then fussy cut him (which was fairly easy) and adhered him to the card with foam tape.  I love the sentiment “Life is better with sprinkles”; I thought it was fitting since I really love sprinkles!

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 1

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Mini Marci is adorable as ever!  I hand stamped her and colored her to match the bold and bright patterns found in this collection.  I added the cup, spoon and 2 mini coffee bean stickers; I liked they had a little dimension to them.  To finish off the card, I added some stitched lines with a black gel pen around the circle.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 3

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Brew It Anya is full of New Year spirit with “You can Brew It”!  This sweet and sassy image was hand stamped and colored with Copic markers.  She was fussy cut and added to the card with foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you’d like to see what I received in my kit, please check out my  unboxing video on my YouTube channel.

Don’t forget about the rafflecopter for your chance to win from Scrapping for Less.  Click here to head over there.

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!!

~Christine

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Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month – “Sophisticated & Elegant” Blog Hop

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Sophisticated and Elegant? Well just what does that mean? To me it means I can dress up, be a girly girl, get all glammed up and go out on the town with my “Dapper Man”…of course, since I am a laid back at home kind of gal that doesn’t happen very often. So, take advantage of this elegance in this kit and make some very unique and different cards for those sophisticated, elegant friends that you have in your life! Join the Design Team and some wonderful guest designers as they share great inspiration for you. So join in and hop along with us! I know this unique kit won’t last long so head on over and grab a Flavor of the Month kit for yourself. Don’t forget the Rafflecopter over at the SFL blog. Thanks for joining us today.

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Hello Everyone and thank you for hopping along with us during the November FOTM Card Kit Reveal Blog Hop!  I made 4 cards to share with you today and I used each of the sketches provided to go along with this kit.

Collection 1, Sketch 4

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This gorgeous image from this collection is by Scrapping for Less and is called “What if I Fly”.  This image was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with charcoal embossing powder from my stash.  I cut the image out with an oval die and used Spun Sugar Distress Ink to add a little color to the edge of the cut out image.  I used the glitter paper and one of the butterfly embellishments that were in this collection.

Collection 2, Sketch 3

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The stamp set in this collection is called “Bloom” by Scrapping for Less.  This image was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  A mix of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers were used to color in this floral image.  I then used an oval die to cut out the flowers and Spun Sugar Distress Ink was used along the edges.  Various pattern papers were cut and adhered to black card stock so it would stand out from the pattern it was layered on.  Sequins finish this card.

Collection 3, Sketch 2

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This sweet Santoro Girl was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens.  I chose the real brush pens because of all the delicate lines in this image.  Various pattern paper from the kit followed the sketch design and a few sequins finish this card.

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The hat from the stamp set “Dapper Man” by Scrapping for Less was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  The hat was stamped again on some scrap pattern paper and the band around the hat was cut from that and added to the image.  Various pattern paper from this collection was cut down and put on black card stock to help it stand out from the other patterns.  The smaller of the 2 Metal Arrows by Tim Holtz finishes this card.

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If you’re interested in this kit, you can head over to the Scrapping for Less website to order yours.

I have an unboxing/reveal video up on my YouTube Channel if you’d like to see exactly what I received in my kit.

Next up on the hop is Courtney!

I hope you enjoy and get inspired!

~Christine