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2014-08-28 Flower shop shoe box project


For this project (that was brought for a shoe box project) I used the Stampin Up (SU) set Flower Shop.

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I filled the flower centers with some SU eyelets that I picked up at a rummage sale. The ink colors I used are all SU as well: more mustard; going gray; tempting turquoise.

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The larger sized sentiment is also ny SU from the set All Year Cheer I; I picked this stamp up as an individual stamp from a rummage sale. The crystal gems make you want to look inside, right?

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2014-08-26 2nd sample of the swooshy gift


As promised, here is the 2nd card front that I made while visiting my stamping buddy. I again brought this home, matted and mounted it. This time however; I played by added different mediums and textures.

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On the border I used Scor-Tape and multi colored gold leaf flakes. On the center strip I added some Martha Stewart mini marbles.

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To add texture to the zig zag I ran a line of perfect paper adhesive, zigging and zagging following the stamped image then sprinkled with extra fine glitter.

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I like both of the swoosh cards and can see using this image a lot in the future!

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Thanks Maggi for the fun mini challenge.

2014-08-24. Swooshy gift


when I visited home a couple of weeks ago I was given a rubber stamp of a swoosh image. While I was visiting I played with the sat amp and made a few quick card fronts. I then brought them home and mounted them. This is the first one. Just matted and mounted.

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The only thing I did add extra was the Flower Soft. I love the bit of added texture it adds to this otherwise flat design.

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2014-08-21 Card kit finally used!


I made this card kit in early July and then put it away so it would be ready for when I had a shoebox meeting. I finally put it to use when I met up with my friend Maggi.

I still had one kit left when I headed home so I changed it up just by using a different image and verse from the same Stampin Up set, Words by Wanda.

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The original version is on the right; the extra kit that was made up when I returned home is shown on the left.

I have a few more projects to share from my craft day, so be sure to stop back!

2014-08-19 2nd project from craft day; black & white


This is the 2nd offering from my visit to my old house.  I met up with my friend Maggi and she shared this design with me.  I seldom do black and white…I will have to bring out this color combo more often as I really like it.  The flowers are from the Stampin Up set called Flower Shop, and has a matching punch.

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Look closely at the metallic sticker.  See me holding the camera in the reflection?  It is a small sticker and perfect for mailing in an envelope and not need additional postage.

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The sentiment is mounted on scallop punches by Stampin Up.  I don’t recall who the sentiment was by.  Maybe you recognize it and can clue me in?

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One last look before you go on about your day…I still use the first Cuttlebug Folder that I ever bought, see that swirl embossed in the background?  I’ll bet you use the first one you purchased a lot too.

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Maggi sent me home with extra black and white papers and a few embossed backgrounds.  You should see me using them up in the next few posts.  See you then~!




2014-08-16 Getting together with a Stamp Buddy


This past week I made a visit to the old house and met up with my Stampin’ Buddy, Maggi. I of course brought projects with me to craft while we chatted and Maggi got out her supplies too!

Today I’ll share with you the first card I put together. It was a card kit I believe set to me through Maggi from my old SU demo, Sally. I brought home the pieces and added my own stamps to the sentiment piece.

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Here is a close up of the sentiment piece. The list of supplies is as follows:
Music – Great Impressions #F156
Musical Note: All Night Media 375F
Mini Note: Single Note AA024 by Stampendous!
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Distress ink – Old Paper

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I love the metallic striped vellum and the shimmery card stock.

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Be sure to stop back to see more of the creations from my play date!

2014-08-06 Yellow-Orange-Green color challenge; Take 4


For today’s sample for the Orange-Yellow-Green color challenge I went looking for cardstock in those colors. I also used those colors in the stamped background. In this case I used Memento’s Dandelion and Tangelo Inks; and Stampin’ Up’s Kiwi Kiss.

The sentiment is actually a left over sample of spiralli that I had tried back in June. It’s been laying on my desk and since it is the right color, all I needed to do was add it to my design to finish off. The 2 punches and stamped sentiment are all by Stampin’ Up.

Were you interested in seeing the original spiralli design?…June’s Post on spiralli

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The background is embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder; the lovely border is a die cut by Spellbinder by the name of Scallop Borders Two.

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And one last look before you head out about your day…

I made the stamped background using the inks as previously mentioned using the long retired Stampin’ Up set; Petal Prints. After the stamping was completed on the white card stock I sponged using small daubers in Yellow and Orange. Then I edged more heavily in orange. Finally, using a Jelly Roll Stardust pen I added some glimmer to the flower petals.

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