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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges

DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenges this month for Crazy 4 Challenges.

Today's challenge is paper piercing. I used the paper piercing for the faux stitching technique.

Stamps: Bucky the Bunny, Jelly Bean Jumble BG, Bunny Tracks, Easy Grass BG (DRS Designs)
Paper: cool caribbean, kraft, pink pirouette, white
Ink: black, close to cocoa, Bermuda Bay, green galore, Copic markers
Accessories: Martha Stewart zig-zag border punch, taffeta ribbon, paper piercer & template (SU mat stack), pop-up dots, white gel pen
Technique: out-of-the-box, faux stitching

Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm not telling how long this card took to make!

StampTV Color Challenge
-*Tina's first!*
Pink & White

I'm not telling how long this card took to make! I just couldn't make up my mind on anything. Sigh.

Stamps: Oh, Baby - Rupa Shevde
Lovely Labels - Nina Brackett (Gina K Designs)
Paper: regal rose, regal rose dsp, pretty in pink, white
Ink: rose red, regal rose
Accessories: EK Success flower punch & Bracket edger punch, SU's circle, oval, & modern label punches, Sizzix Flower & Vines die cut, ribbon, rhinestone stickers, paper piercer, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, pop-up dots (for the label and paws)
Techniques: faux stitching, paper piecing

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes. The paws are popped up for dimension. Unfortunately, I don't have the matching Nestie for this label yet (but some day!), so I carefully cut around it.



Surprisingly, I haven't had much time in the gallery this week. Even though I'm on a short medical leave, I've been hopping to this appointment and that appointment and even squished in my son's yearly special education meeting today. Occasionally, I receive comments about how much the favorites are enjoyed. I read one like that, today, so I just had to show off the beautiful work from some beautiful people! Enjoy!

Friday, March 5


Thursday, March 4

stampinsweeney (CAS)

Wednesday, March 3

One Happy Stamper
NancyK. (CAS)

Tuesday, March 2

shirmcat (CAS)
countrybeamer (CAS)
Chupa (CAS)

Monday, March 1


Sunday, February 28

ltecler (CAS)


Unity's Friends with Flair

I am really loving my February KOM! It came a little later than usual, so it's kind of taken me by surprise that I missed all the sneak peeks and the big debut of the March kit on Monday. LOL! Seriously, I'm not kidding. BUt how could it be March already? KWIM?

Stamps: Unity's February KOM '10
Paper: sage shadow, really rust, white, retired dsp (SU)
Ink: sage shadow, really rust, going gray marker

I can't find my sage shadow marker!!! But if you saw the photo of my craft room during the CAS closing ceremonies, you'd understand why. *~*

Accessories: paper piercer & template (SU mat stack), sage shadow ribbon, Sizzix die cut
Technique: faux stitching

I wonder who has the blinkie, today?

A Couple of Challenges and A GREAT Deal

A Cheer for You

Poor Changito has been waiting a long time to be used on a card. I think I colored him last summer. LOL! But today's Ways To Use It challenge on SCS gave me the opportunity. The challenge: Create a card around the word "play". I used a black marker to write CHS on the megaphone.... Changito High School *~*

Stamps: Changito - Stampendous
Paper: white, real red
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, CB swiss dots EF, Nestabilities Labels #1, EK Success Bracket edger punch, pop-up dots

You will notice in the next photo that I have used the same EK Success edger punch on both cards. That was one of my great deals I stumbled onto on Wednesday after a doctor's appointment. I swear... I was only going in for tape. I can prove it.... (to hubby).... I didn't have a coupon with me! LOL! Now listen, if you look at the photos at the end of the post and read anything, you just have to promise not to pout or be mad at me *wink* LOL

Miss You ~ Double Challenge

SCS Sketch Challenge 270
Unity's FWF14

Stamps: February KOM '10 (Unity), sentiment from Folk Inspired (Unity)
Paper: pretty in pink, real red, bashful blue, white, retired SU dsp, polka-dot dp (DCWV??)
Ink: black, bashful blue, green galore, SU & Copic markers
Accessories: eyelets, taffeta ribbon, SU small oval & ticket corner punches, EK Success Bracket edger punch

Have you ever seen border punches, big punches, or die cuts selling for less than $4.00???

Well, you have now!

At my local JoAnn's, all EK Success punches were either 40% off or on clearance!! In fact, everything in this photo was 40% off or on clearance! See the small paper packs? There were a few packs that had lost parts.... not sure how that happened, but I got at least a total of a pack and a 1/2 for only $2.00! The tape was the last thing to go in my *green* JoAnn's shopping bag. LOL! I wasn't sure if I should take advantage of this opportunity so I called hubby and all was good. But I did still feel guilty. I got this treasure find for an insanely low price. And on my way home, I was thinking of all of you. Anything going on at your JoAnn's? This JoAnn's is in the middle of a strip mall across from a deserted mall and theater. I asked if they were going out of business. The answer was "no". They said they are just getting in new stuff.... that almost never happens. LOL! So only time will tell.

And I had to take a photo of my kitten, Chloe. Do you remember the little ball of fur from last summer? She is now full grown, very clingy and jealous, and a big bully to our elderly cat, Princess. But when I look at that face with the white spot, it's hard to be mad at her for too long.... usually. She's ruined quite a few things, but on Wednesday, she just wanted to know what was going on. What in the world was I doing with HER chair???

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Full Belly Bunny

I just absolutely love this bunny! All the stamps used on this card are from the newest release by DRS Designs: Jelly Bunny Bean, Cool Beans Easter Greeting, Jelly Bean Jumble background

Paper: Pretty in pink, pink pirouette, black, white
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: spiral clip, ribbon, pop-up dots

And here is the inside of the card.
DRS images: Full Belly Easter Greeting, Jelly Bean Jumble background, Bunny Tracks

Monday, March 1, 2010

Favorites - Lots of CAS!

I was home sick today with a very sore throat, ear aches..... and some high anxiety. But I don't want to go there. I want to focus on all the beautiful creations I found in the gallery when I was feeling a little energy.

Monday, March 1 (Can you believe it's March already?)

mocjen (CAS)
LaLatty (CAS)
angelladcrockett (CAS)
tommygirloz (CAS)
Toy (CAS)
krischir (CAS)
KY Southern Belle (CAS)
FubsyRuth (CAS)
StampGroover (CAS)
GGRStamps (CAS)
kstamper (CAS)
antje (CAS)
hobbywoman (CAS)

Sunday, February 28

JenniB04 (CAS)
dberta (CAS)
kmahany (CAS)
fionna51 (CAS)
PaperInBloom (CAS)
Barbara Welch (CAS)
Barbara Welch
doodersmom9 (CAS)

Saturday, February 27

al_silver2 (CAS)
va.sunshine (CAS)


Duckling Train

Double Challenge

SCS Clean & Simple Challenge
Square Cards

CPC Color Monday
yellow, white or cream + one more color

Stamps: Oh, Baby! (Gina K Designs/Rupa Shevde)
Paper: pumpkin pie, so saffron, SU dsp, white
Ink: black, pumpkin pie, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon
Technique: paper piecing

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


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Woo hoo for Angie! What a sweet....

... and devoted Christian she is using her talent to share the message of our Savior. May God bless you on your day!

SCS Featured Stamper: Angelladcrockett
(A Christian Paper Crafts sister DT member!!)

I was sooo nervous making this card. First, I'm not great at coloring realistic flowers like these Easter Lilies from DRS Designs. Angie's gallery is full of fantastic coloring of realistic images... oh the pressure. LOL! Since my image contained an oval as part of the image, I went way back in her gallery and found a masked oval design with the silhouette flowers off-set to the side. I also decided to keep the organdy ribbon instead of using the taffeta I thought I would use. I'm so glad I did... I love it! I used some of the piercing that Angie used and in the corners I used punches instead. The last change was making it a 4.25 square card rather than a standard A2 card. I hope Angie likes it! Here's her lovely card.

Stamps: DRS Designs
Paper: so saffron, white, wild wasabi, close to cocoa
Ink: Palette burnt umber, so saffron (for sponging), close to cocoa, Copic markers
Accessories: organdy ribbon, paper piercer, SU photo corner punch

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

Featured Stamper Favorites (2/28/10)

SCS Featured Stamper & sister DT member at Christian Paper Crafts: Angelladcrockett!
Her work is amazing! Here are just some of the amazing art that can be found in her SCS gallery!

The Flowers Appear
Bluebird Inspiration
Cardinal Joy
I Will Trust and Not be Afraid
Posh Tots Baptism Inspiration
Bible Verse Thursday - Sing to the Lord
CC236 Friendship Gift set 1
CC236 Friendship Gift set 2
Happy Birthday Smooch
Bible Verse Challenge "Reflection" Challenge
Sing to the Lord Challenge Combo (CAS)
Tri-Fold Grizzly
sumtoy CASE - Quiet Waters
Quiet Waters Sketch Card
IC181 Little Odd Forest Inspiration
SC219 Serenity Sketch
IC164 Lang Calendar Inspiration - "I Am the Way"
Chicago Cubs Birthday Card
Blackberry Watercolor
SC202 Chocolate Cherries
Golden Embossed Grapes
Wishing You Blessings
FS159 Lily of the valley
Make Music
IC213 God Bless You!
NYE09C Clean and Simple Thanks (CAS)
3M Post-It Craft Paper Tutorial
FS110 Twinshappy CASE - Lily Birthday for Mom
FS106 JulieMLacey case - Barn Lilies