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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wish Big!

This is a quick 3 x 3 card I made up for an Etsy customer of mine!

To make this I first cut the whisper white card stock 3 x 6 and scored at the 3" mark. I then cut the baja breeze at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4. I ran this through the Cuttlebug's Texture embossing folder. I added a 1/2" strip of kiwi kiss. I then used the Cute and Curly set and stamped in in kiwi kiss classic ink. I added the saying from the Short & Sweet set, stamping it in chocolate chip classic ink. I cut this out and then layered it with dimensionals on top of a chocolate chip card stock that was punch out by the curly label punch.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Altered Jam Jar

This used to be a Knott's Jam jar! What do you think of it now? I used the Great Friend set from the Occasions Mini for this!

So here is what else I used to create this jar! For the lid I used kraft, baja breeze, and certainly celery card stock. I ran the certainly celery piece through my Sizzix machine with the Cuttlebug embossing folder called Texture (any of SU's new texture plates would work here, I just do not have any yet! :o). I then sponged it and the edges of the baja breeze circle with very vanilla craft ink. I attached the cs with tacky tape so it would stay put. I stamped two butterflies in baja breeze on to whisper white cs and then cut then out. I attached one to the lid of the jar. For the middle of the jar, I added baja breeze striped ribbon using tacky tape again. I stamped the frame in baja breeze classic ink and the saying in kiwi kiss classic ink on to whisper white cs.
I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the saying just right. I then cut it out and created a larger layer out of kraft cs. I sponged the edges again with very vanilla craft ink. I attached the saying layer with dimensionals and then added the other butterfly! And there you have it! It was a fun one to create!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Bright Birthday

Here is a fun and easy birthday card to make! I used several stamps from the Priceless stamp set along with the saying from the retired set called It's Your Birthday. I wanted to challenge myself to use the bold brights with this card. I have a hard time using any of those colors. Love them all, but they are still a challenge for me!

I used whisper white, real red, and pink passion card stock. I used pixie pink, real red, and green galore classic ink. And then for a bit of fun I added Dazzling Diamonds with the 2-way Glue pen! I tied a bow with red grosgrain ribbon to the top of the card and there you have it! A quick and easy birthday card in bright colors!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Wow! It has been a busy past couple of weeks! I decided at the last... and I mean last moment to participate in Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Award contest! That was a crazy few days! 10 projects!! It was a lot of fun! I learned a lot! I will post the pictures after the winners are announced! I have stamped a little bit since then, so I have some fun things that I will be showing you soon!

The card I am showing today was for a little girl's birthday! I used the Garden Whimsy set. One of my favorites! I colored the tulip with an elegant eggplant marker and then stamped it off for a lighter color then I used marker again around the edges. I colored in the stem with an old olive marker. I did this three times on to whisper white card stock. I then used the Stampin' Pastels old olive for the ground. I also used the 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the tulips for some fun sparkle! I layered this on to elegant eggplant cs. I added a strip of whisper white cs that had been punched with the scallop edge punch. I placed this onto a close to cocoa card stock.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!

P.S. I almost forgot to tell you that a card I made was chosen by the talented Dawn McVey for her Raspberry Suite Color Challenge for Week 3! Check it out here "In The Spotlight- Week 3" (I am C) and the card here!!! I am so excited!!! Thanks so much Dawn!

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