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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Make a Wish

Here's another one of my favorite Dirty Dare cards. This was the first of five cards I made for Jody's ribbon challenge. As a ribbon fanatic, I couldn't help myself and kept making cards! Thanks Jody for getting me to use my patterned ribbon.

Stamps: How Swweet It Is - Gina K Designs, Mini Mates - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, riding hood red, white, DCWV retro mat stack
Ink: black, chocolate chip
Accessories: Copic markers, American Crafts ribbon, eyelets, circle punches, dimensionals
Techniques: sponging

Need a good laugh?

Here's an absolutely hysterical thread on Splitcoast....

What are the Don't and No-Nos?

Warning... Don't be drinking or eating anything while reading. LOL!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dare to Get Dirty Week

I've been a card making maniac this week! I love all the challenges posted by the Dirty Dozen on SCS. This card is one of my favorites that I've done this week. It's a quadruple challenge card!

Jenn's Challenge - Inspiration
(What a beautiful piece!)
Lauren's Challenge - Monochromatic
(What great insight in her write-up.)
Christine's Challenge - Watercolor
(Great tips in her write-up. This is pretty simple. I'm still learning how to use my aqua painter. I'm still getting my paper too wet. LOL!)

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: basic black, white, old olive & DSP, certainly celery & DSP
Ink: black, old olive
Accessories: ribbon, brads, Aqua painter, dimensionals, black Sharpie (brads)
Techniques: sponging

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Welcome to the neighborhood

This card serves 3 purposes. First, it's going to Sean (NameMedia) as a welcome to our crafty world. Second, it uses Katharina's sketch #23, and third, I'm submitting it to Katherina's guest designer call for her new stamp company... Whiff of Joy Stamps.

This card measures 5x5.

Stamps: Frances Owl - High Hopes, Bodacious Bouquet - SU, sentiment - Gina K Designs
Paper: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, rose red DSP, white
Ink: black, chocolate chip, rose red, pumpkin pie, certainly celery
Accessories: Copic markers for coloring, rose red marker for dots, ribbon, dimensionals, large oval & designer label punches
Techniques: sponging with chocolate chip

Sunday, July 20, 2008



Featured Stamper: Susiestampalot

I used basically the same layout but changed it to a square card. I almost changed the colors because I never use pixie pink, but I decided to go out of my comfort zone! I used similar star stamps and DP. I didn't have ric rac, so I used scallop scissors. And I changed up the sentiment to make it look like a shooting star. The trail is from Stitched Exotics. The sentiment is handwritten. This card measures 4.25 square. I use A Muse 4.5 square envelopes.

Here's Susie's adorable card.

Stamps: In the Stars, Stitched Exotics
Paper: pixie pink, certainly celery & DSP, white
Ink: same
Accessories: scallop, small star, & circle punches, markers, taffeta ribbon, rhinestone brad, scallop scissors, dimensionals


When I make a tent topper card, I start with a 4.25 square card. When it's time to add the topper, I set it next to an A2 card to line up the right height. Voila... A nice fit into a standard envelope!

Stamps: Priceless, Sincere Salutations, Stamping Bella
Paper: chocolate chip, bashful blue, so saffron, white
Ink: black, chocolate chip
Accessories: CM custom cutting system, markers, paper piercer & mat stack
Techniques: faux stitching

Vintage Wishes

I used my SU cutter kit distressing tool on this card. I love the effect it gives on shades of brown with sponging.

Stamps: Flowers- Stampendous, background - Baroque Motifs, sentiment - Small script
Paper: kraft, chocolate chip, white
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: hodgepodge hardware, ribbons, cutter kit, ticket corner punch
Techniques: distressing