Monday, September 27, 2010


For this Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge, I used my Leaves #2 die again and then embossed the leaves! I taped them down to the Brown cardstock then trimmed the edges so they would fit the base. I secured my ribbon first with sticky strip then folded and laid it down. A little cordoroy button with a strip of brown cardstock for the "thread" is safely secured with a little glue dot. Then the sentiment was stamped on this Cricut shape and popped up with some Dimentionals. The sentiment is from the Season of Friendship stamp set. It finally got "cold" here in Cincinnati and finally it feels like fall!!! Hope you have a great week! Blessings!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Curtain Call #48

I wanted to use this new Leaves Die #2! So the Curtain Call Challenge provided the colors which are bright and fun! I also used the Bigz Two Tags Die for the sentiment and lined if with the DSP. The leaves are made from Hostess Level 1 stack and I distressed the edges a bit with my Rich Razzleberry. I love the textured Rich Razzelberry which provides the background, layered on top of the Peach Parfait textured cardstock as well. The new In Color ribbon tops off this card and a red rhinestone brad ads a bit of bling! If you can see, I stamped French Foliage leaves in the challenge colors on the little tag with the sentiment from the Holiday Mini "Seasonal Sentiments." This set will take me through every holiday this winter!

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Paper Players #16 and SU Only Challenge

My latest award!

Wow, I started my substitute teaching 2 weeks ago and I am pooped out by the end of the day, so stamping has gone by the wayside for awhile. But I am glad to be back to play along with The Paper Players and SU Only Challenges and the fun Leaves #2 die I just got! I have several ideas for this die and can't wait to use the fabric I purchased awhile ago for another project to share! This card uses last year's SU fall DSP which had the beautiful browns and Night of Navy colors in it. I cut out my leaves from that DSP and used my French Foliage for the background of the squares and Thinking of You sentiment and also stamped the middle leaf with some veins from the larger this set because it seems so real! Adding the new Glitter Brights brads was fun and what you can't see is the Champaign Mist Glimmer paint that dazzles up the edges of the leaves and the squares as well. Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what you think! Are you enjoying the fall? Love this season sooo much! Blessings and Joy!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Curtain Call Act 46

For this Curtain Call Challenge I chose the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set paired with the same embossing folder which I sent through my Big Shot using the Top Note Die. I stamped the flowers onto the challenge colors ( see sidebar )and gave them a rhinestone center. Some Tangerine Tango ribbon and some stamping on Whisper White with the same color and a bit of Wild Wasabi distressing added the depth I wanted to add around the edges. I rounded the edges of the card with my corner rounder for a softer finish too. This will become a birthday card to someone special I am sure! I hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments too!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Curtain Call Challenge (Act 45)

I absolutely LOVE the colors for this Curtain Call Color Challenge...Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, and Crumb Cake. So this card was created with 2 stamp sets I got at a Stampaway Convention last year. The flowers were colored in with SU markers and the cardstock and ribbon from the new In Colors. I put the Concord Crush through the Lattice embossing folder for my background. Love the texture it gives any card. I also sponged around the edges of each flower section with Crumb Cake to soften the white background. This will be my card entry for the CC Challenge, but I was on a roll and made 2 more cards with these colors because I thought the combo was so lovely. The other 2 cards are below...let me know which one you like best:) and thank you so much for stopping by. I am blessed by your blog friendship!

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