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Friday, July 30, 2010


When I saw the Ways to Use It challenge yesterday on SCS, I just had to play. I've had Unity's woodgrain BG stamp for awhile now, but I don't remember ever using it. The first layer is popped up from the base card. It's so strange for me not to use ribbon. My card feels 'nekked'! LOL!

Stamps: monkey (CC Designs), woodgrain BG (Unity), sentiment (TAC)
Paper: kraft, close to cocoa, pretty in pink
Ink: black, close to cocoa, Copic markers
Accessories: brads, square punch (for the tag), SU large oval punch, pop-up dots

In the Sea

CAS Sketch Challenge inspired by Ravengirl
It wasn't a surprise to find her as last week's featured stamper :)
#76 - July 19, 2010

These card were very quick. No embellishments. The dp is a bit busy though. I may try again later.

Imaginisce: stamps & dp
GKD: sentiments & turquoise sea cs
SU: regal rose cs & small scallop punch
EK Success: large scallop punch
Other: Copic markers, paper piercer
Technique: faux stitching
Size: 4.25 square
I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Side Swiped

Double Challenge

Free 4 All #23 - Side Swiped
Let's give our creations something special along the side(s) or bottom!

CHA Envy Challenge #1
Stamp an image sideways, upside down, or at a different angle than normal.

Stamps: Quite a Catch (Gina K Designs)
Paper: pink pirouette, pretty in pink, sahara sand
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers (Y35 maize, R20 blush)
Accessories: eyelets, brads, SU taffets ribbon, large oval punch & scallop oval punch, pop-up dots, Cuttlebug E(Victoria & Swiss Dots), CM square maker


I've been very negligent of updating my blog. I have been making cards, but not enough gallery time... at least not as much as I'd like. Here are some great cards I was able to see.

joan ervin
catcrazy #1
catcrazy #2 (CAS)
ravengirl (CAS)
(When I read StampTV's challenge to turn things around, I immediately thought of this card. :) My card is in the post above.

Monday, July 26, 2010

CASEing the Featured Stamper

SCS Featured Stamper ~ ravengirl

Question: Did you stack the cups or is the image already made with the 4 cups together?
Actually, I'm not sure. A stamping friend sent this stamped image to me in a card. For some reason, I assumed it was a single stamp of 4 cups. Now, I'm not sure. Good question!

I don't like coffee, but I love tea! I received from a stamping friend quite some time ago.

SCS Featured Stamper: ravengirl
Yeah! I could have copied her cards all week if I had time. :) I'm so happy to have her be a part of the CAS design team this season.

*I used kraft, black & white, but I changed the green to a light blue/turquoise color.
*I altered the layout a bit.
*I used the same image.
*I used dp instead of crimping regular cs.

Here's Toni's card I cased.

Stamps: Flourishes
Paper: SU kraft, black, & kraft dsp
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: SU black satin ribbon and brads, pop-up dots

Featured Stamper Favorites (7/26/10)

ravengirl is this week's featured stamper on SCS! I could spend all week in her gallery and CASEing cards. Toni is currently on the CAS design team. I love her work!

Cherry Buttons (CAS)
Chloe's Cupcake (CAS)
Generational Silhouettes
Feelin' Guava (CAS)
Measured Moments (CAS)
Flocked Florals (CAS)
Happy Thymes
Modern Verve (CAS)
Recycled Ink Spots Box
New Year's Birthday
Verve Birthday
Chocolate & Vanilla (CAS)
Ordinary Chocolate (CAS)
One Dirty Red Fish (CAS)

More Gina K Designs!

StampTV Sketch Challenge

Hope Grows - Gina K Designs (Theresa)
Seeds of Kindness - Gina K Designs
sprinkles BG - SU
CS (SU) - kraft, bashful blue, so saffron, retired dsp
Ink: crumb cake, bashful blue, apricot appeal, certainly celery
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, SU scallop edge punch,
CM circle punches, pop-up dots

What's your favorite StampTV video episode?

Gina K Designs' Team Blog Hop Challenge

What's your favorite StampTV video episode?

I've wanted to try this technique but have never just went ahead with a card in mind. Well, this challenge made me do it. And I LOVE it!

Gina k Designs' Stamp Sets
Botanicals - Gina K
Hope Grows - Theresa Momber

Colors: certainly celery, black & white
Accessories: Martha Stewart lace edge punch
CM custom Cutting System, taffeta ribbon, spiral clip
Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop circle die
Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder