July 5, 2015

AAA Cards Game #43 Star scene





Hi, I'm far from home (Tucson, AZ) celebrating the 4th of July in my home town, Havre de Grace Md. 
And being Summer- many of our design team members are also on vacation. We've started the new game,  
Stars with sky and maybe a touch of red, white & blue. 

Instead of closing shop for a little Summer off time, we're (AAA Cards DT's) running the game on schedule, 
but quietly without very many comments. We'll still get together and choose the shinning cards and post winners. 
With so many of us having family time in these longest Summer days, we hope our readers continue to enhance 
their craft and play the "quiet" game anyway. (this game and the next)

Our game number 43 was conjured up by veteran AAA Cards DT- Linda Beeson. Her card is so cool! 
All the designers did a wonderful set of cards. I hope you might drop by 
and visit them at their blogs.

Wishing you Warm Happy Fun!, Victoria



My card was made with:
Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamps
Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamps
Marvy star punch
Distress stains- Salty Ocean, Festive Berries,
Stampendous white embossing powder
110lb cardstock
lil Inkers rectangle stitched die





June 21, 2015

Paste & Homemade Stencil See-through Shaker Card





Hi, we're playing Game #42 at AAA Cards. This round is a technique game calling for the use 
of paste and/or stencils too. I have discovered I do not like paste. Oh well, stencils are cool.
After blowing through 4 messed up and ugly attempts, I took washi tape
and taped down an abstract pattern. 
Smoothed on the paste and quickly coated with ice blue glitter. 
When I pulled off the tape I was finally happy. 
But...Gweezz.

Then I got to play some more with making shakers with The FUSE. OH BOY! Love this tool!




(Inside view) Instead of shaking, this sachet is FULL of Martha Stewart chunky glitter. It's an Avery Elle pocket, fuse sealed rectangle with a smaller rectangle in the middle for us to see through. So simple with the right tool.






If you haven't seen the FUSE in action,
I've created another Quick Buzz Video to show how it works.
CLICK HERE for my demo video
or click on the sidebar video




Thanks so much for being here. I need to apologize for being absent in comments with the last AAA Cards game and my own post. I'm not feeling well, or maybe "right" is the word. But I've lagged on everything bloggy this past couple weeks. Things should pick up soon.

Take a little time to play along this week. Playing with paste and stencil can produce some truly interesting results. Then drop your new card into AAA Cards 
game #42 "Paste and/or Stencil. 
CYA there!

Hugs, Victoria
I'm sharing this card at these fun link-up's
Less is More, Stenciling (fri  6/26)




















June 18, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL MCCARTNEY!

It's NOT Just Another Day.....it's Paul McCartney's (73rd) Birthday! 
Damn I'm OLD!




















1978 see that shirt on Paul? 
My best friend made it! We gave it to Paul's stage manager at the 1976 concert in Largo Md. A year later McCartney's office wrote Robert (my friend) and ordered shirts for the whole band. 
He couldn't bring himself to cash the payment check, too cool, huh?









Let's have some fun!
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this is one old joke....





















Happy Birthday Paul!


June 7, 2015

AAA Cards #41 WOODLAND ANIMALS



Hi! We're putting out the CUTE ALERT!
Our AAA Cards CAS Challenge, game # 41 is Woodland Animals

I've been playing intensely with my Lawn Fawn animals lately. I even got a shout out at the Lawn Fawn Blog last week. Whee! These stamps have been copic colored and die cut. I created the shaker window with that wonderful new system of heat perforating on plastic sheets. Super fun!




 I've purchased nearly the entire collection of the Lawn Fawn summer release 2015. My collection came yesterday! 2 days from order to in my hands! Oh I'm gonna have fun with all these new stamps and dies!


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AAA Cards is having such a fun challenge, I hope you 
can drop a card in and contribute to all the cuteness! I'll add a special post to
highlight Fauna Lawn Fawn Summer 2015 stamp cards. 
So there are highlights to look forward to and a 1st place winner with
three top designers too! 
Could be you.

hugs & smiles, Victoria

Playing with: HIMCR #202 - Summer Colors! (card one)
Addicted to Stamps Mark Your Mark (card two)




 
My product recipe:
110 lb Cardstock
Copic Ciao
Hint of Stella clear
SSS Stitched DiesAmerican 
Crafts We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse
Avery Elle stamp & die storage pockets
SSS sequins and beads
heat gun, pop tape, 3m doubled sided tape
Lawn Fawn stamps:
Critters in the Forest / Gnome Sweet Gnome / Sunny Skies and Party Animals
Lawn Fawn 6x6 Beachside Paper