Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ColourQ 122

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Happy Tuesday!  Check out these fun heart-shaped goodies featured on Arielle’s ColourQ challenge today:

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If I had had some red felt, I might have been tempted to do some needlecraft project, but I had to resort to papercrafting!  I just purchased some fun black & white ribbons, and I had seen little frames made from lace at my local craft store, so I thought using the ribbon to make a frame would be fun, too:

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I used Nesties for my hearts and some SU stamps for my sentiments and images….if you have any questions, just shoot me an email!  And be sure to stop over to the ColourQ blog to see the other designers’ creations!  We are thrilled to have added two fabulous new designers to our court!  It is so exciting to welcome Silke Ledlow and Jen Mitchell to the ColourQ!  Woohoo!

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Looking at pictures of herself!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monkey Challenge 93

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Happy Monday!  Are there any Downton Abbey fans out there?  I am hooked on this series, and can barely stand the suspense until Sunday evenings to see the next installment.  I was so sad to see William pass away but glad he & Daisy got married!!!  Only three more episodes to go, to see if there is a “happily ever after” for any of the other characters!

Oh well, you didn’t come to hear about a PBS show, but to see my a la Card Monkey card, which, sadly, really lacks mojo.  Here’s the sketch:

This is one of those cards---you know, you have something in your mind and it doesn’t translate to the card.  The theme is “love” and I can only make so many cards for the man that I love, so I tend to think of the love between friends when stamping at this time of the year!!  This is a decidedly non-Valentine type love card:

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I am trying to use some stamps that haven’t been “loved” lately, and this Have a Seat set is one of them. I tried to give it a vintage feel with a First Edition background, which was also stamped with some images from Established Elegance, as well as sponged with Soft Suede ink.  I mounted the little banners and tags on some Victoria crochet trim with mini brads:

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Hope you have a wonderful day!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the ColourQ challenge, too!

Busted again---this time, the dresser:

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What an innocent face!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Paper Players 80

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Happy Sunday, everyone!  It’s Paper Players day and our lovely hostess Nance has a super-duper fun sketch for us today:

Oh, the possibilities that await with this sketch!  I chose to break out some beautiful designer paper in the Color Throwdown challenge colors:

And here we go:

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These colors just make me smile! 

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Aren’t these sweet little sparkly brads cute?

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And when you stamp your sentiment inside crooked and off-center, just add a little flower!

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I hope you will visit the Paper Players blog to see the other designers’ creations and play along with us too!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

CASE Study 75

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I have been wanting to play Chupa’s CASE Study challenge for a long time and I finally was able to fit it in!  You can see the inspiration card for the CASE here; I love all the samples, but I think mine fell a bit short on the “wow” factor!  Perhaps I should have used a larger sentiment…..but it’s done now.  This would have been really quick to make had I not wrestled with my white twine; just couldn’t make it behave (it was me, not the twine!!!):
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Just a tad bit too CAS, I think.  I needed to make a SU-only baby card and wanted to use some baker’s twine, but the only “little girl” color I had was Calypso Coral, so I made the card base Crumb Cake so that I could use the brown as well.  Baby Bundle seems to be my go-to baby set!
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I did some watercoloring & fussy-cutting to “hang” the onesie on the twine!  You can’t tell, but there’s sparkle on the heart, too!  Thanks for visiting today!
Did you know that a Cheerio fits right into that little groove in a bottle?
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Well, whaddya know?

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Stamps for Sale

I just posted some new stamp sets for sale....click on the "Stamps For Sale" tab at the top!!!  Email me if you have any questions!!!

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I needed a few thank-you cards, and Lesley’s sketch gave me just the starting point I needed:
I used some mini catalog products:  Sweet Shop DP, Jelly Bean Brads, Heart Framelits and Adorning Accents embossing folder, as well as some other dies and punches:
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I just love these colors!  I used the negative portion of the DP to make another card:
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This uses the mini set P.S. I Love You!  And I love it!
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Yep, she’s eating the snow!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Merry Monday #4

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A quick card today for Lesley’s Merry Monday Sketch#4:

Another Christmas card for my stash:

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These colors are neutral, but I love the effect.  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy’s “tissue party”!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lip Balm Holder Tutorial

I had some requests for directions on how to make this little lip balm holder we did at my hostess appreciation party:

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I put together some photos and directions; obviously you can use any cardstock, designer paper and stamps you like!  For my sample, I used Peach Parfait and Naturals White cardstock, Everyday Enchantment DP, Fresh Vintage stamp set (both SAB), Labels Collection Framelit Dies with my Big Shot, Chantilly Crochet Trim and Pumpkin Pie Ink. 

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Hope that’s helpful!  Feel free to email me if you have any questions (be sure to provide your email address in return!).