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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday...Cards I Love

I love this card! 
I wanted a more feminine card using this stamp set.
I think the twitterpated DSP and matching bow help achieve that nicely.
  • Neutrals Card Stock 119707
  • Twitterpated DSP 125406
  • You're My Type 125650-clear, 125564-wood
  • StazOn Jet Black 101406
  • Riding Hood Red 111836
  • Mini Library Clips 109857
  • Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon 122988

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mojo Monday #230

You all might get sick of You're My Type by week's end. :-)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #23

I made this card on Friday and forgot to post.

I posted it today and forgot to link it back to Freshly Made Sketches.
I am on overload. 

I got a new stamp, so I wanted a new challenge.. LOL!
I will be making a number of cards with You're My Type.
This is a great sketch and I know I will use it again.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Diagonal Score Plate

I am away today with my oldest at the regional History Fair. He made it to the finals and we are off waiting for the awards to see if he will continue on to the state level.
I just got my Simply Scored Diagonal Plate yesterday and can't wait to create things. I thought this video from Donna Griffith (it was great to meet her this year at leadership) would help get you excited about this new product!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Use It UP! Friday

Another Teneale Williams CASE! This woman is brilliant! 
I love this set and I have offered it as an incentive to one of my downline.
She really wants it.
I figured I should show her all the beautiful things she can create with this set.
I will be sad to let it go....
But happy it will be in such capable hands:-)
you are so close, Heather!
I used:
Paper: Very Vanilla CS #101650, Baja Breeze CS #111352, Patterns DSP Stack Subtles #117152, Pear Pizzazz CS #119795
Stamps: Easter Blossom #retired
Ink: Sahara Sand #105208, Pear Pizzazz #119784, Baja Breeze #111833, Pretty in Pink #101301
Other: Stamping Sponges #101610, Basic Pearls #119247, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Dimensionals #104430, Seam Binding Ribbon #120999

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This was supposed to be a clean & simple card. 
While the layout is clean & simple, the dsp is very bold and it felt a little silly 
calling this clean & simple.
I used:
Paper: Tempting Turquoise CS #102067, Real Red CS #102482, Whisper White CS #100730, Big Top Birthday DSP #122348
Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions #125132
Ink: Real Red Pad #103133 & Marker #100052, Tempting Turquoise Marker #100058
Other: Bakers Twine #123125, Brights Buttons #119716

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Catalog Inspirations...

I was looking through old catalogs looking for inspiration for current sets.
In the Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog on page 87, I saw a box that I liked.
I did not make it exactly like the one in the catalog, but it was my inspiration.

Start with a 10" x 8 3/4" base

 With the 8 3/4 edge at the top of your simply scored board,
make a score line at 2" & at 6 3/4"
Turn the card stock so the 10" edge is at the top of the score board,
score at 2" & 8"

Be sure to snip along the score line & use your bone folder to create the folds

Use a 2nd piece of cardstock cut at 7" x 6 1/4"
With the 7" side at the top of your scoreboard, score at 7"
Turn the cardstock so your 6 1/4" side is at the top of the scoreboard.
Working down from the previous score line, you want to make a score line 2" long and 1/8" in from each side. This will create the lid. 

Cut away the 1/8" x 2" bits at each side. This part will attach to the box base and create the lid.

Cut another piece of CS at 5" x 6 1/4"
This will be the finishing piece for the lid.
On both lid pieces you will need to create a window by removing the center portion,
 leaving a 1" border all around.
Your three pieces should look like the picture above at this point.

Place good strong adhesive on the flaps on the base of the box

Attach flaps

Apply adhesive to the flap of the lid that will adhere to the base box

Attach flap to the inside of the box

Apply adhesive to the window sheet or any type of clear plastic material (it should have some strength and weight to it - not like plastic wrap or a baggie)

Attach to the top of the lid base.

Apply adhesive to the outer rim of the 2nd lid piece.
Carefully adhere to the top of the lid, you want to be sure your edges all line up.
You will have the window sheet sandwiched between the two top pieces.

There you go!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #125

I am home with a sick kiddo so today I wanted to tackle the Colour Q Challenge early.
I love the way this clean and simple card turned out!
It wasn't a card that came together quickly.
I did the flowers.
Let them sit.
Played around with them.
Need some white and gray....
Oh, don't forget lucky limeade....
There you go.
I do love this unexpected color combination. I love the fresh colors on clean crisp white and then grounded with basic gray.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Click on the CQC picture above and try the challenge this week!

Trending Tuesday #21

Stamp image with versamark and cover with clear embossing powder. Heat set and apply dark ink with a sponge dauber.

Wipe away excess ink from embossed image and cut out. Be sure to leave just a bit of the inked outline from the embossed image.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mojo Monday #229

I read on Mary Fish's blog that her card was in honor of Julee's impending joyous birth of twin boys, all I could think of is ...thanks for the support. My brother and sister in law have twins (babies #3 & #4) and my goodness it is a lot of work in the beginning.
I love this sketch and while my 5 panels of DSP are subtle, they are there, mounted on a mat of very vanilla.
I used:
Paper: Very Vanilla CS #101650, Attic Boutique DSP #125407, Soft Suede CS #115318
Stamps: Rue des Fleurs #125487
Ink: Sahara Sand #105208, Soft Suede #115657 & 120973, Crumb Cake #120967, So Saffron #105114, Pool Party #123002
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon #125582, Antique Brad #117273, Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610