Monday, July 26, 2010
I have been wanting try the Presto Papers for quite awhile. So I finally opened up the package and pulled out this grid paper...and decided to use Not Quite Navy as my color to brayer on...all for the Color Throwdown Challenge. Wow, is it fun to work with! I also brayered the smaller square in Not Quite Navy and a bit of Wild Wasabi. As an added experiment, I cut out the tag and inked up a retired punch stamp with the sentiment that added the greeting I wanted. A bit of Marina Mist DSP added the third color for the Color Throwdown. I added the Not Quite Navy brads and inked up the ginko flower from the Kind and Caring Thoughts set in that same color. The sketch is from Pals Paper Arts #52, always a fun spot to drop by and get inspired! This card seems to have a more masculine look, so saving it for the next male birthday. I think I will work with the Presto paper some more...it is so cool!
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Monday, July 19, 2010
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Friday, July 16, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
With the shipment of new stuff yesterday I have had such fun playing with new colors, stamps and papers. For this Mojo Monday sketch I decided to use the "Because I Care" set inking up the flower with Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzelberry and Old Olive markers. With a little "huff" I found the colors worked beautifully for this hydrangea. On a side note...I have a hydrangea and for the life of me, it grows a foot tall every summer, bloomed a couple small blooms this year, and then, dies off in the fall! I long for a big bushy hydrangea plant!!! Any tips? Anyway, hope you enjoy this Mojo offering, simple and elegant I think!
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Monday, July 12, 2010
The UPS man came today so I just had to try out the colors. I must say I think I will grow to love them! The newsprint DSP has so many options, from music, to maps, to numbers to ...newsprint! all so great for bold backgrounds. I used this Verve stamp and a retired SU butterfly and flower that I used my markers on. This Daffodil Delight cardstock is bold and beautiful don't you think?
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Friday, July 9, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Friday, July 2, 2010
It took me awhile to recover from my long term sub job! Those 7th graders did me in, but I enjoyed teaching Reading for a couple months. But then vacation came around and time just got away from me. But my inspiration to post again came from Pals Paper Arts and their 4th of July theme. I feel blessed by family, friends and the freedom we experience because so many brave Americans fought and died for it. I love saying the Pledge of Allegience, do you? Anyway, this card is made of all retired Stampin Up designer paper, stamp set and embellishments. But the colors are current: Riding Hood Red and Baja Blue! After I put the card together I decided the mouse needed a little flag to wave! So I just glued some tiny little strips together. Isn't it cute? Happy 4th of July!
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