Monday, December 06, 2010

Reindeer card...

Created this card for my Sr Center Class back in September. Isn't he cute?!!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

for Kate...

My DD asked me to make a card for her friend. Not much stamping, but the colors really made this card "pop".
Not my usual colors, but they worked perfectly for this card.

Dusty Durango base
Bermuda Bay textured layer
Crushed Curry Big Shot Daisies with Durango centers
Sincere Salutations greeting on Curry and the Scalloped Oval Punch completed the card.
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Friday, September 03, 2010

love the owl punch...

so, i'm still typing with one hand and 1 finger, but making progress. plz forgive my abbreviations and typos. Anyway, I hesitated when i first saw this cute owl punch from Stampin' Up!...but after seeing so many creative ideas, i was sold. this night scene is much cuter's hard to take photos with one good hand and one shaky hand. the misty/cloudy night sky was created using white craft and a piece of cotton.
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Monday, July 05, 2010


Broke my arm, so the blog will not be a priority. Hope to be posting again, soon!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Simply Adorned...

The Simply Adorned charms are so fun to personalize. If you notice, I added a small self adhesive rhinestone from the kit
Stampin' Up sold this Spring. Fortunately, we will be able to purchase them in packs of 150 (50 each of 3 sizes) for only $4.95! Can't wait...bring on the "bling"
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Elements of Style again...

Elements of Style is a favorite set of mine. This time we used the same swirl as we used on the card in the previous post. We used Soft Suede ink and Kraft CS for a totally different look. The photo doesn't show the Shimmer much prettier in real life. It's such a nice subtle way to add an elegant touch.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Kinda bright...

Recently, I bought a previously owned book of poetry that elementary school children had written. Tore out some pages and went to town. We used Verasmark and the swirly stamp from Elements of Style (love it!), then embossed in clear embossing powder. Next we sponged Summer Sun ink over the embossed swirl. The embossing swirl resists the ink and remained white. This version was kinda bright...I'm eager to try this with different colors of ink.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

I have to admit...

...I LOVE diecuts! I stamped part of the large floral image from Elements of Style onto the diecut butterfly and colored with pencils for a quick and easy card.
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Pedaling Past...

The tricycle in this set is soooo cute! and ya gotta love the border piece
used on the side of the card. Can't wait to use the other bicycle images.
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Circle Circus...

Although colors in the "orange" family aren't usually my favs...I really like this card. Used Dusty Durango ink on a card base similar to Blush Blossom. The Designer Series Paper is from the Fall Flowers assortment. A variety of circle punches and the Scalloped Circle punch were used to punch the circles from Whisper White CS.
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Friday, June 04, 2010

Fabric Butterflies...

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I recently acquired a bunch of fabric samples from a friend. An odd size to do much with so I ran them through the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies die from Stampin Up! Love how these turned out, using the coordinating fabric. In the photos the edges appear to be ragged, but in real life, it's hardly an issue. The small checked fabric is silk and is really beautiful. Thank you my Wallingford friend!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Striped Gift notes. Small but sweet...

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I love the striped Designer papers used on these sweet note cards. Using Hodge Podge Hardware on 2 of the cards and a corduroy brad with taffeta ribbon on the card to the left. Notice the Very Vanilla envelope in the second photo...I continued the theme of the scalloped notes and used the scallop edge punch on the flap of the envie.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

watercolor roses...

I taught a technique class on watercoloring the rose from Fifth Ave Floral set. Some of the images were embossed in white ink with clear powder and the others had silver EP instead. Personally, I prefer the white ink and clear powder. This photo is of the roses the ladies made. We had just sprayed them with Shimmer Mist. Adds such a nice hint of shimmer.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Easter Projects for the children...

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My helper Lilliana made this...her own design!
I was asked to supply an Easter craft project at my DD's job. (Similar to the Valentine project a few months ago) They requested a "religious" item. That was the card. The kids were cute...asking me who they should give their card to. I told them it was their decision...the look on their faces was priceless. The next project was an Easter chick flame-less candle holder. Each "chick" had a different "personality". One of the children was especially interested in the crafts and asked if she could be my helper. She was great! I noticed she was making things from the scraps of the projects. After everyone had completed their projects...I made her a little thank turn, she made one for me.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gift Certificate Holder...

I found this photo from last Christmas. I created a Gift Certificate Holder for one of my stampin' friends. Her son purchased a Stampin' Up GC for her. How sweet! I used Tombow Multi glue on all the pieces, so she could use them to create cards of her own. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vintage Olive...

I used Old Olive CS and ink with Dusty Durango and Certainly Celery for this card.I used a piece of non-SU paper behind the greeting. I just love that floral edge piece from Vintage Vogue!

Vintage Vogue stamp set and Old Olive stamp set...LOVE them both!
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Kraft or should I say Krumb Cake...I

I created this card for the ladies at the Sr. Center. I used Kraft CS...soon to be known as Krumb Cake CS.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010


The black "frame" is the leftover piece from using the Top Note die.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lattice die...

again! This time with a "shadow" created by layering a Basic Black diecut
behind the Very Vanilla.
Love this look!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Top Note box

I made this gift box using the Top Note Die for the Big Shot.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Ronald McDonald...

I made this card using the Ronald McDonald House set. Changing up the colors, this could be a really sweet Valentine card.
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