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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ice Cream for 2

This card qualifies for 2 challenges.

High Hopes #17 (A little late but better than never!)
Wish RAK monthly challenge Feb #2 - CB swiss dots

Stamps: Ice Cream for Two - High Hopes, sentiment - Gina K
Paper: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, white, SU DP
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, button, hemp, CB swiss dots, creamy caramel marker for dots

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flash Back Wednesday

Since I didn't have time to make anything new today, I decided to make it a flash back day. Both of these cards were made for past Limited Supply challenges.

Simple One of A Kind

Stamps: One of A Kind, Boho Backgrounds
Colors: river rock, bordering blue, white
Accessories: river rock ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, scallop scissors, dimensionals

3x3 Quick Snow Blossom

Stamps: In the Spotlight, The Snowflake Spot, Short and Sweet
Paper: blush blossom, chocolate chip, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip
Acessories: taffeta ribbon, snow blossom punch, mat kit & marker, dimensionals
Technique: distressing

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SCS Color Challenge

Color Challenge: more mustard, rose red, kiwi kiss

Stamps: Verve - Petals & Stems, Flutterby By
Accessories: ribbon, paper piercer, dimensionals, sponge

Even though I love mustard, I wasn't sure I was going to like this combo. But it's growing on me. I hadn't even planned on what set to use. I had told myself that I had to get my PIF images stamped and mailed today before I could make a card. Well, I was using this set and it hit me. Verve was the way to go, today!

Monday, February 16, 2009

CAS02 - One Button Will Do!

CAS has become very popular and we're so excited! We even have a design team every season. Come check us out! This week we would like you to use one button on your card.

What is CAS?
The idea of CAS is to keep it Clean and Simple.

Definition: A clean and simple card has limited layers and sometimes just a card base. It leaves a lot of "open space". It uses little or no embellishments. Any techniques should be the old standard everyday kind like sponging, distressing and piercing. Limit the number of tools you use. Any colored images should be small and quick. Don't go overboard on tons of punches and embossing. CAS cards should be easy and quick.

Here's my 1st card for CAS02 - Checker Flower

Stamps: flower - DRS Designs
Colors: regal rose, pretty in pink, so saffron, bashful blue, certainly celery
Accessories: button MS butterfly punch, celery marker

Here's my second button card for the CAS challenge - You're Fabulous!

Stamps: It's Beautiful wheel, Absolutely Fabulous
Colors: riding hood red, black, white
Accessories: ribbon, button, stickles

Sunday, February 15, 2009

SCS Featured Stamper Challenges

I was so excited to be able to use Teacher Anya that I received from Tammy on the PIF thread!

This week's Featured Stamper: juliemlacey

* different Anya image
* same layout
* similar colors
* less layers
* no hearts; added brad and sentiment
* Since this was a PIF, I couldn't use a Top Note.

Here's Juliemlacey's adorable card.

Stamps: Teacher Anya - The Greeting Farm, sentiment - SU's Wonderful Words
Colors: bashful blue, creamy caramel, white
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, brads, dimensionals, DSP

This is a card I made quite awhile ago.

Featured Stamper: stampinat6213

* same stamp sets
* different colors. Used stamps instead of DSP
* used butterflies instead of flowers

Here's Nancy's beautiful card.

Nancy cased it from kricki.

Kricki cased it from Cris1467.

And I think It's been cased several more time. LOL! It's a GREAT card!

Stamps: Priceless, Hugs & Wishes, So Swirly Wheel
Colors: pale plum, perfect plum, white
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, dimensionals (on the top butterflies)


Several companies have had new releases. Here are 3 of my favorites!

DRS Designs

High Hopes

Whipper Snapper

Stampendous has also had a new release, but I can't find the link. But my LSS helped me out with those. :)

Fun, fun, fun! Now I need to get well so I can start stamping some more.