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Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Friday with a flair again!

I was so excited to see my new kit in the mailbox, yesterday! Unity's KOMs are the best!!! And the new benefit program is amazing! Thank you Unity!

I used 4 of the new stamps on this card. Other supplies used were: SU scalloped edge punch, SU large oval & scallop oval punches, Nestie scllop circle, CM custom cutting system, Copic markers, button & thread, paper clip and ribbon. Colors: green galore & melon mambo.

My 2nd card uses 3 of the new stamps. I had no idea what I was going to make when starting this one. The result is surprise because it's like it had a mind of its own. LOL! This isn't my normal style, but I think it's unique and fun! What do you think?

Other supplies include: kraft taffeta ribbon, Copic markers, SU designer paper, CB swiss dots EF, circle punches, SU scallop circle punch, CM custom cutting system, Nesties, pop-up dots

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made this week!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Purrr-fectly Delightful - Theresa's Blog Hop

Purrr-fectly Delightful

It's time for Theresa's Purrr-fectly Delightful Blog Hop! I love the kittens in the set! I believe I actually squealed when I first saw them. LOL! You can see the card I made with the other kitty here. (It's the 3rd one down.)

Supplies include: Copic markers, so saffron ribbon, SU retired cool caribbean cs and dp, SU scallop edge punch, primas, brads, SU so saffron, SU chocolate chip & Palette burnt umber ink

There are lots more bloggers ready to share their work with Theresa's newest set! Have fun!

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Theresa's Purrr-fectly Delightful Stamp set in the Mister Linkey Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - check out her blog for the details.

A Trip to the Past on DRS Designs

Today, I took a trip to the past on my DRS Designs blog post. Find out what started my love for DRS images here!

I used this stamp in a totally different way for yesterday's color challenge: ruby red, soft suede, & bashful blue. I wasn't real sure I could make a card with these colors, but I think it turned out OK. I couldn't find any ruby red, so I used the closest shade... retired SU riding hood red.

You can find the images on the DRS website: Valentine Flower and Love is Patient.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A 3-day Weekend

I had some gallery viewing time! Here are a few cards that caught my attention. (I just cruised randomly... so unlike me. It was fun. LOL!)

Monday, Jan. 18

va.sunshine (CAS)
LateBlossom (CAS)
ApricotRose (CAS)
Rox71 (CAS)

Saturday, Jan. 16


Friday, Jan. 15

KY Southern Belle (CAS)

Thursday, Jan. 14

carole_k (CAS)

Wednesday, Jan. 13


Monday, Jan. 11

lisaadd (CAS)

Sunday, Jan. 10

hobbywoman (CAS)


Monday, January 18, 2010

Christian Paper Crafts & Gina K Designs

It's been a month full of Gina K Designs for me... and I love it! Part of my creations are with Christian Paper Crafts which is being sponsored by Gina K. You can see the design team's creations at CPC here and at SCS here.

I made a few clipboards as Christmas gifts for the para-professionals that work with me. This one is my favorite! The cupcakes are from the GKD stamps set, Sweetest Blessings (Illustrator - Gina K.) are colored with Copic markers. The designer paper has been retired for quite awhile now from SU. As soon as one of the ladies chose this paper for her clipboard, I knew it would be perfectly festive for Gina's cupcakes!

And here is a sneaky peek at what I will post next Monday for Christian Paper Crafts :)

It's the real deal! Let's use the rich color of teal!

Double Challenge Sample

Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS50) - Splitcoaststampers

Color Monday Challenge (CM40) - Christian Paper Crafts

Stamps: September '09 KOM, Sending My Love (Unity)
Paper: white, soft suede, SU designer paper
Ink: Palette burnt umber, soft suede marker, Bermuda Bay marker
Accessories: ribbon, button, large oval punch

Favorites from Edna & Suzanne - The Newest of the Dirty Dozen

I'm always excited to see who the newest dirty girls are every month. This month, I admit, I wasn't very familiar with their work... so I went to their galleries. WOW! Where have I been? It took me quite a long time to cruise their galleries. I thought I would link a few of my faves from each of these talented ladies. If you are not a SCS fan club member, you will see that I have tagged the DT submissions. The rest you should be able to see without any problem.

Edna Morrisedie

*Edna's Favourite* CT010 Floral Rings (DDT)
CAS Floral Birdie (DDT)
NOV09VSNA Blinged Up Wish
CT0909 Winged Things Go Pink and Red
WCMD09A Unity Quotation
Kind Thoughts for Michaela
MIM1109 Wish and Wishes
WCMD09I Rock the Z Fold

Suzanne J Dean

CT0110--LOVE (DDT)
CAS-Feel Better Blend
Cup O Sunshine
Warm Sledding Wishes
Hot Cocoa Love
Notecard and Tag Trio
Fall Elegance Gift Set--Card


Sunday, January 17, 2010

StampTV Challenges

It's been awhile since I've had time for challenges! I love 3 day weekends :)
My 1st card is for this week's sketch challenge posted on Jan. 14 here.

Will you be mine?

Stamps (all Gina K Designs):
Framed Friends - Asela Hopkins
How Sweet It Is - Gina K

Other Supplies: Copic markers, brads, ginham ribbon, Cuttlebug paisly EF, circle punches, SU scallop circle punch

My 2nd card is for this week's color challenge posted on Jan. 11 here.

You are lava-ly!
Stamps (all Ginak Designs):
Heartily Yours & Heartily Yours Additions - Nina Brackett
Other Supplies: SU white taffeta ribbon, rich razzleberry marker, & dp, Marvy Mega scallop circle punch, CM custom cutting system, circle punch, brads