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Saturday, January 30, 2010

As another year flies by...

SCS Inspiration Challenge 217 - Espe

I chose this adorable wallet. I was going to stick with the orange since I love the color, but with the brown I thought it would look too fallish. Besides, I love pink & brown together :)

This card took me forever!!! It was supposed to be a CAS card, but I didn't like it. I kept adding to it and even mounted it. Finally I have it to an acceptable card. What do you think?

Stamps: Silhouette Believe Butterfly, Bloomin' Huge Flower, greeting (DRS Designs)
Paper: rose red, regal rose, very vanilla
Ink: Palette burnt umber, close to cocoa, regal rose, rose red, pretty in pink, Copic markers (R85, RV13)
Accessories: grosgrain & taffeta ribbon, brads, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, paper piercer, dimensionals

Look at these treasures! (Favorites)

Here are just a few of my newest treasure that have been discovered!

Friday, January 29


Thursday, January 28


Wednesday, January 27

criminalgrace (CAS)
inglishrea (CAS)
markie's mom
Emma F
Karen B Barber
Kristin Moore

Tuesday, January 26

versamom (CAS)

Monday, January 25

amykilbreath (CAS)
stampercamper (CAS)
lisahenke (CAS)
mepylant (CAS)

Sunday, January 24

hobbywoman (CAS)
Kristin Moore (CAS)
Tracy Gray

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Friday!

It's that time again... fun on Friday with Unity's Friends with Flair! I'm a very happy Unity fan that has been able to find time to make a new card(s)... and sign up on time to participate in the blog hop! :) I'll be hoppin' along when I get home from work.

Savor the Journey

I love, love, love January's KOM! Isn't this the cutest image?!? And the sentiments that go with it are the best!

Stamps: January 2010 (KOM)
Paper: melon mambo, wild wasabi, white
Ink: black, melon mambo, garden green, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, brads, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Above and below are my cards for Friends with Flair ~ FWF09. You can see the inspiration card (2nd card down) here.

Love Blossoms

Stamps: July '09 KOM, Folk Inspired (Unity)
Paper: certainly celery, white, regal rose, SU dsp
Ink: certainly celery, regal rose
Accessories: liquid pearls, Stickles, CM custom cutting system, Giga Marvy punch, white gel pen, ribbon

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 square A Muse envelopes.


Double Challenge Card:

Unity's Friends with Flair FWF09

Christian Paper Crafts Color Challenge
CM41 - Color Challenge: teal, kraft, white, + optional addition of another brown color (I used soft suede)

Stamps: Unity's December Kit of the Month
Paper: kraft, white, SU designer paper
Ink: Palette burnt umber, Copic markers
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, paper piercer, template (SU mat stack), dimensionals
Technique: faux stitching

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 square envelopes from A Muse.

Well worth the little time I had in the gallery!

Take a look at these beauties!

Thursday, Jan. 28

jodi r.
JenMarie (CAS)
berthiaume (CAS)
lena95469 (CAS)
Bar (CAS)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

*Blog Hop* Sung from the Heart by Rupa Shevde

As soon as I saw this new set illustrated by Rupa, I knew this was one of the sets I needed to have. I love the cute images and the fun sentiments!

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

This first card uses the darling envelope and matching sentiment... on my new Nesties and a new CB folder! I love being able to shop for these while purchasing other Gina K products!! (Thanks Gina!) This card also uses both gingham ribbon and organdy ribbon as well as the SU scallop edge punch.

You Tug on my Heartstrings

Once again I'm using new Nesties and CB folders... this time to show off these adorable hanging hearts! I used gray to go with the ribbon better. I wasn't sure I was happy with it, so I added Stickles. I'm still not sure I did the cute image justice. Maybe I'll do it again. Let me know what you think!

Check out these links for even more inspiration:

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Rupa's Sung From the Heart 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.

Cupcakes for Birthdays & Valentines

Cupcakes.... lots of them in this post. Too bad they're not edible!

This first card is a tent topper. Starting with a 4.25 square card, the top scallop circle is added above the top of the card. If measured carefully, it will fit into an A2 envelope. (Recipe below.)

It's your birthday!

Stamps: Cherry Top Cupcake (E463), Gift Background (H1140), "Sweet" Birthday Greeting (E161) - DRS Designs
Paper: creamy caramel, regal rose, white
Ink: creamy caramel, Copic markers, SU regal rose marker, black
Accessories: ribbon, brads, CM custom cutting system, Marvy scallop punch

A Valentine Cupcake

Stamps: Cherry Top Cupcake (E463), Valentine Greeting (A1025), Flower/Zig Zag Border (P905) - DRS Designs
Paper: white black, pretty in pink
Ink: black, regal rose, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, SU scallop circle punch


Sketch Challenge

Gosh, I haven't played in a sketch challenge in quite awhile... at least it seems that way. I love the sketch that Cindy made. And I had lots of time for coloring in a doc's waiting room... I was ready! Actually I could make a few cards right now! LOL!

Stamps: August KOM, Sending My Love (Unity)
Paper: so saffron, pretty in pink, regal rose, white, SU dp
Ink: black, rose red, Copic markers
Accessories: so saffron ribbon, SU large oval & scallop oval punches, white gel pen

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've updated my faves!

Here are a few faves that I've found in the gallery the past couple of days!

Tuesday, Jan. 26

ApricotRose (CAS)
LateBlossom (CAS)
StampGroover (CAS)
ReginaBD (CAS)
NikiE (CAS)
tankgrl (CAS)

Monday, Jan. 25

cookiebaker (CAS)
cmsuto (CAS)
KY Southern Belle
coriefoster & son (CAS)
markie's mom (CAS)

Sunday, Jan. 24

jazzytobi (CAS)
Toy (CAS)
juls716 (CAS)

Saturday, Jan. 23

ctorina (CAS)
Karen B Barber
mocjen (CAS)


Monday, January 25, 2010

*blog hop* Nina Brackett - Heartily Yours & Heartily Yours Additions

I am so thrilled to be participating in Nina's Heartily Yours Blog Hop! This set has such of a variety of images and with its companion set, the possibilities are amazing!

How Tweet it is to Be Loved By You

I used 3 different images & one sentiment... all from the same set!
Other supplies include Copic markers, liquid pearls, Stickles, ribbon, SU dp, CM custom cutting system, & Nestibilities

Click on the photo to see a larger picture.

My 2nd card is a style I always come back to: CAS - Clean & Simple!

Bee My Valentine - in addition to the floating stamped hearts, I used a variety of punched hearts for dimension.

Check out these links for even more inspiration:

Nina Brackett {Illustrator}

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Nina's Heartily Yours and Heartily Yours Additions stamp sets 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.

Christian Paper Crafts & Gina K Designs

(In the next post, I have posted 2 notebooks using Gina K's StampTV Organize kit.)

This is my final post of the month with Gina K Designs as the sponsor for CPC. But it certainly won't be my last post with GKD stamps! You can find more DT creations on SCS, CPC, and StampTV!

Stamps: How Sweet It Is (GKD, Illustrator - Gina)
Paper: bashful blue, so saffron, certainly celery, retired SU dp
Ink: black, Copic markers, basic gray
Accessories: so saffron ribbon, CM custom cutting system, Nestabilities, SU ticket corner pucnh, Sizzex die cut (swirl)

And here is one more card using the fabulous set, How Sweet is Is. This set is for a cause: The American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. This card was made using this week's sketch challenge on StampTV.

Stamps: How Sweet it Is (GKD, Illustrator - Gina)
Paper: white, SU kraft dsp, GKD Innocent Pink & Chocolate Kiss
Ink: black, Copic markers, SU chocolate marker, SU cameo coral for sponging
Accessories: SU modern label punch, ribbon, Marvy flower punch, standard whole punch, paper piercer & template (SU mat stack)
Technique: faux stitching


StampTV Organize Kit - Notebooks for Teens

I love Gina K's new StampTV kit! As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed it. I love to make notebooks and the stamps are so perfect. It has given me so many more ideas for my notebooks.

These notebooks are for the girls that have been helping me with bulletin boards and such. They are part of the leadership elective class. They are so sweet! The semester is coming to an end and they have recruited new people to take over. Isn't that the sweetest?

Stamps: Organize It (Gina K StampTV kit)
Paper: Stampin' Up!
Accessories: scraps of ribbons, SU wide oval punch, CM custom cutting system, Marvy Mega scallop oval punch

Stamps: Organize It, Picture It (Gina K - StampTV kit)
Paper: Stampin' Up!
Accessories: scraps of ribbon

Double Challenge

This is my sample card for 2 challenges (It's fun to combine challenges!)

SCS Clean & Simple Challenge: Use designer paper. Here is the CAS forum.

CPC Color Monday Challenge: a teal color, white, kraft + optional addition of another brown color (I used soft suede... to match my dp of course :) Here is the Color Monday forum.

Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Paper: SU kraft, soft suede & dp
Ink: black, soft suede, Copic markers
Accessories: SU circle & scallop edge punches, taffeta ribbon

And here's one more card for these colors. Love this designer paper! It makes using these colors so easy!

Stamps: Unity's December Kit of the Month
Paper: kraft, suede, white, SU designer paper
Ink: Paletee burnt umber, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, taffeta ribbon, spiral clip, dimensionals


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Double Challenge

StampTV Color Challenge: inspired by the colors of winter. I love decorating with snowmen. They are so cute. And winter to means hot cocoa!

SCS FEatured Stamper: Karen B Barber

* I used a similar layout. (Tweaked it since it was a sketch challenge.)
* I have a different snowman, colors, & theme.
* I used different dp but kept the dots and diagonal stripes.

Here's Karen's adorable card.

Stamps: Warm Winter Wishes - Gina K Designs (Carolyn King)
Paper: white, regal rose, SU dp, unknown chocolate w/ polka dots - unknown
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: SU heart to heart & wide oval punches, ribbon, dimensionals

Favorites: Featured Stamper

Here are some of my favorites form today's SCS featured stamper: Karen B Barber
*I had a ton of fun cruising her gallery!*

Thank you, Cindy!!!
Sneak Peek SU Style
Fast Black Magic
Bloomin' Inspirin'
Mellow Wildflowers
A Bow For Michelle
Casing A Pinafore...
Shabby Chic Inspiration
Pillow Gone Soft
Mother's Day Magic
Certainly Green
Orange Inspiration...
New Saleabration Goodies
Pink Riot of Petals
Sketch Challenge with Peonies
Black & White Magic Sketch
Blue Shoebox Swap/Wonderful You...
Fresh Cuts VII
Happy Mother's Day, Nonnie...
Blueberries in March
Grand to be Loved