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Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Friday... Time for Friends with Flair!

I just received my new February KOM yesterday and couldn't wait to get inked up! Here are my first 2 cards. There would have been even more if I hadn't been so tired. LOL! As you will see, I got a little daring with my colors on this first card. :) It wasn't something that I had planned, I just colored with Copics and designed the card and mat colors around the colored image.

Hang in There, Friend

Stamps: February KOM 2010
Paper: close to cocoa, blush blossom, real red, cool caribbean, so saffron, white
Ink: Palette burnt umber, cool caribbean, Copic markers
Accessories: SU word window, small & large ovals & scallop oval punches, brads, CB EF

I had no idea how this card would turn out. I just love this image and once I decided to use a Nestie scallop circle, I was left without much room. To add detail, I used buttons and the paisley CB EF. I'm not sure about the buttons, they always make me nervous for sime reason. What do you think?

I look forward to blog hopping this evening. Have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Green, Green, & More Green!

I love the color of green.... not as much as orange, but I do love it! Graduating from Michigan State University requires that, of course. :)

Today is my day to post in the DRS blog. My first card features two new releases: Hat Full of Shamrocks & the Irish Eyes greeting.

When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Stamps: Hat Full of Shamrocks, Silhouette Clover, & greeting (DRS Designs)
Paper: white, black, wild wasabi
Ink: black, garden green, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, CM custom cutting system, Nestabilities

Two Peas in A Pod

Last week, I was hunting through some lonely stamps. I am so ready for spring and summer! Isn't this the cutest stamps?!? The card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Stamps: Two Peas in A Pod, background (DRS Designs)
Paper: green galore, gable green, white
Ink: black, green galore
Accessories: ribbon, brads, SU word window punch


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Favorites: CAS Olympic Finalists

New CAS Challenge DT announced Wednesday:
In the SCS-CAS Forum: 5PM-10PM EST

You're Invited!
Chat, Ooh & Ahh over cards,
Reminisce, See the guest designers revealed,
And meet the new design team!

Artist: al_silver2

Artist: ApricotRose

Artist: Bar

Artist: Chupa

Artist: kmahany

Artist: ltecler

Artist: mocjen

Artist: PaperInBloom

Artist: ReginaBD

Artist: Sarah.Jane

Monday, February 22, 2010

Double Challenges


SCS Inspiration Challenge: Lark
Diet Sophie was inspired by these pink cupcake wrappers.

CPC Color Monday Challenge:
Shades of brown & pink + white

Stamps: Diet Sophie (Riley & Company)
Paper: white, pretty in pink, close to cocoa, pretty in pink dsp
Ink: Palette burnt umber, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, CM custom cutting system, Nestabilities

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

SCS Clean & Simple Challenge: Make-Overs
This is the card that I chose to simplify.

CPC Color Monday Challenge:
Shades of brown & pink + white

Stamps: Crazy for Daisies, July KOM '09 (Unity)
Paper: white, kraft, kraft dsp
Ink: cameo coral, certainly celery, close to cocoa
Accessories: hemp, distressing tool, paper piercer & template (SU mat stack)
Technique: sponging, distressing, faux stitching


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Favorites - Lots of CAS!

Here are a few more gems. I hope we have a snow day, tomorrow. I've spent most of my day suffering from a migraine because the pressure has dropped.... so not much from today (Sunday). I deserve it... and I'll get more gallery viewing time!!!

Sunday, February 21

Bar (CAS)
stampingout (CAS)
DandI93 (CAS)

Saturday, February 20

karcher70 (CAS)
snail (CAS)
girl3boys0 (CAS)
stampingout (CAS)
ltecler (CAS)
LateBlossom (CAS)
Chupa (CAS)
Biggan (CAS)

Friday, February 19

mocjen (CAS)
lola612 (CAS)
happy2stamp4ever (CAS)
ReginaBD (CAS)
Anna741 (CAS)
Anna741 (CAS)
SophieLaFontaine (CAS)
thestampinbean (CAS)

Thursday, February 18

kmahany (CAS)
ReginaBD (CAS)
smvanarnham (CAS)
ltecler (CAS)

Wednesday, February 17

rsalamon (CAS)
cookiebaker (CAS)
PaperInBloom (CAS)
NikiE (CAS)
karcher70 (CAS)
Sarah.Jane (CAS)
LateBlossom (CAS)
JulieHRR (CAS)
Bar (CAS)
Chupa (CAS)

Tuesday, February 16

kmahany (CAS)
krystie lee (CAS)
krystie lee (CAS)
krystie lee (CAS)
Wendybell (CAS)

I have to stop here. My Olympic sized headache is returning.

Double Challenges with Gina K Stamps

Snail Buddies

SCS Inspiration Challenge: Lark

What a cool shop! I have so many cards I would like to make if I can find the time. I colored lot of images and decided on this one, first. Here's the homemade toadstool house made from felt that inspired my card.

StampTV Sketch Challenge

Stamps: Bug Me Anytime (Gina K Designs/Nina Brackett)
Paper: white, real red, apricot appeal, unkown dp
Ink: black, green galore, bashful blue for sponging, real red marker, Copic markers for sponging
Accessories: SU scallop edge, large oval, and modern label punches, ribbon, brads, pop-up dots, handmade cloud template for sponging, white gel pen

So Happy for You

SCS Inspiration Challenge: Lark

What a cool shop! This card was inpsired by these baby girl blocks.

StampTV Inspire Challenge: What's your style?

My motto is: "CAS. Embellished. It's all good." But usually my cards are cute, clean, & simple. I was so lucky to win Rupa's newest set, Oh, Baby! I'm sooo lucky since I'm on a strict budget right now, don't have much in the way of baby stamps, and this set is just so adorable! I actually waited a week to choose my set since I knew the sneak peeks were coming! LOL! So glad that I did even though my wish list is a mile long. LOL!

Stamps: Oh, Baby! (Gina K Designs/Rupa Shevde)
Paper: pretty in pink, white, so saffron dsp
Ink: black, brown, Copic markers
Accessories: SU scallop edge, scallop oval, & large oval punches, cotton candy Stickles, white gel pen, ribbon, pop-up dots

Praying for You

SCS Inspiration Challenge: Lark

This card was inpsired by this card: (I used amethyst instead of blue for the StampTV color challenge.)

StampTV Color Challenge: purple & yellow

Hope is Faith is Gina K's newest Stamp for A Cause. A portion of sales in February are going to the American Red Cross to help in relief efforts in Haiti. You can find the stamp set here.

Stamps: Hope is Faith, Tag Lines (Gina K Designs),
Paper: almost amethyst, white
Ink: black, so saffron, Copic markers
Accessories: organza ribbon, white gel pen, SU word window & modern label punches, Nestabilities Label #1, pop-up dots, CB Swiss Dots

Featured Stamper Favorites (2/21/10)


Prairy Fairy Flowers (CAS)
A Kind Word (CAS)
Friend (CAS)
J's Primrose
Roses for Anne!
J's Daffodils
J's Amaryllis
Love is in the Air (CAS)
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy for Ann! (CAS)
Allegro (CAS)
A Little Note (CAS)
Your Friendship (CAS)
Serene Spring Easter


Inspired Bunnies

SCS Inspiration Challenge: Lark
What a cool shop! I have so many more cards I would like to make! These are cards 4 & 5!

For the card above, I was inspired by this cute magic bunny party invitation.

Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: white, black, real red
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: SU large oval & modern label punches

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

For the Egg-stra Special card, I was inspired by this adorable bunny card.

Stamps: Bunny (Penny Black?), jelly beans (DRS Designs), carrot & sentiment (High Hopes)
Paper: pretty in pink, pink pirouette, so saffron, white
Ink: black, SU garden green marker, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, SU scallop edge punch, Nestabilities Labels #1, white gel pen