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Saturday, September 27, 2008


I'm posting a card with one of my favorite High Hopes images. Why am I honoring High Hopes today you ask? If you haven't heard yet, I've got BIG NEWS for you! Exciting news! I'm so giddy I could explode news!!! LOL!

1. High Hopes is having a new release tomorrow! There have been several sneak peeks on the design team's blogs.... Looks like a Fairy Tail theme :)

2. High Hopes has a new BLOG where you can get exciting new and links to all the DT blogs and sneak peeks :)

3. Tomorrow they will have their first challenge on their blog. (It's already on my challenge list on the side bar :)

LET IT SNOW: This card uses SCS sketch challenge 191. I had fun with the liquid applique. You may want to right click on the image to get a new window and bigger picture. The "snow" is flying up in front of the toboggan and has landed moose's nose!

Stamps: Tobaggon Ride - High Hopes, Tiny Talk - SU, Aida Cloth - SU
Paper: bashful blue, bashful blue DSP, white, certainly celery, brocade blue
Ink: black, bashful blue, brocade blue
Accessories: Copic markers (browns & grays), SU markers, designer label & circle punches, ribbon, liquid applique

Friday, September 26, 2008

Holly Jolly Critters

Today's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS was to make a Christmas card using animals. It also included the restriction of ribbon being the only embellishment... an easy one for me. I LOVE ribbon.


Stamps: mouse - High Hopes, Fancy Flexible Phrases - SU
Paper: real red, black, white, real red DSP, certainly celery, DCWV DP
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, CM custom cutting system, oval, scallop circle, scallop edge, & circle punches - SU, dimensionals, white gel pen, SU black & red markers


This also qualifies for one of the Wish RAK September challenges. My Wish RAK items: chocolate nestie, CB snowflakes. Thanks gals!

Stamps: Hoo Hoo Owl - Hero Arts, Sleigh Full of Toys - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, white, real red, real red DSP
Ink: black, creamy caramel
Accessories: ribbon, Copic markers, SU scallop square punch, Nesties, CB snowflakes, dimensionals
Techniques: paper piecing, sponging

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In-Color '09 - Baja Breeze

Of all the new Stampin' Up! In-colors, baja breeze was my least favorite. But I'm starting to change my mind after 2 SCS color challenges and last week's Ways to Use It challenge.

CC185: baja breeze, very vanilla, kiwi kiss

Wish RAK items for the September sketch Challenge:
Le Jardin DP and the white eyelets

Stamps: Roses in Winter, Itty Bitty, Backgrounds, Happy Harmony (sentiment)
Paper: baja breeze, very vanilla, kiwi kiss, Le Jardin DP
Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss

Accessories: satin ribbon, eyelets, olive marker, large oval, circle, and designer label punches

CC182: This was a monochromatic challenge. I had just been asked by a friend to make some sympathy cards for her to have on hand. and I had just received my DSP prints and decided to give baja breeze a try for the first time (3 weeks ago). I have to say, of all 3 of my baja cards, this one is my favorite.

Petal Prints, Warmest Regards
Paper: baja breeze, soft sky, baja breeze DSP, whisper white
Ink: baja breeze, soft sky
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, wide oval, designer label & circle punches, dimensionals
Techniques: generation stamping, sponging

Sunday, September 21, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day - Thank You Caregivers

Featured SCS Stamper: E3stamper

Because the card I CASEd was this week's sketch challenge on a square card, I had to be careful to keep most of it the same. I used the same colors with one exception. I had to use chocolate chip DSP instead of close to cocoa DSP. I used this years prints instead of last years. Since I didn't have argyle, I used a print with a diamond pattern in it. I used a similar autumn image, I used a sentiment at the bottom instead of a border image. I used 2 big brads instead of 4 little ones. I added a touch more distressing and added a spiral clip and ribbon. This card measures 5x5.

Here's Shannon's adorable card.

This also qualifies for a September Wish RAK challenge. My granted wishes are the big brown brads. I love them! And the adorable Harvest Bear image was a PIF image from InkStazOnMe.

And I'm very excited to tell you about World Alzheimer’s Day and Cammie's Blog Candy (Carolyn King). To enter, each person needs to make a card for a caregiver. This is so wonderful since the caregivers give so much of their love, time and energy to people with Alzheimer's and it's often taken for granted. This card is going to my mom and dad. For details about Carolyn's blog candy, here is her blog link. You don't want to miss this. There are several companies and individuals who donating items for this HUGE blog candy.

Stamps: Harvest Bear - TAC, Heard from the Heart - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, white, DSP - more mustard, chocolate chip, old olive
Ink: black, chocolate chip, creamy caramel
Accessories: Copic markers, spiral clip, ribbon, brads, cutter lit, dimensionals
Technique: distressing