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Here’s an inspiration from Beate at SCS.  I normally don’t look at what everybody else submits before I start to work on something, but I did this time.  In the Gallery, everyone had such beautiful cards, & I was a bit intimidated, but lesson learned, just go for it.

Here’s the inspiration from Coldwater Creek of Jo Moulton’s Poppies Picture:

I loved the pin striping of the red, against the mohogany looking frame, so I used the new Riding Hood Red Colour CS & masked it & then brayered it with Riding Hood Red Ink.  The Black CS was actually some old packaging of Cuttlebug embossing folders, cut out with a square punch, moved around to create a window.  I didn’t wait until the glue dried to take the picture (heading outside with the kids) so it looks a bit wet still.  

Stamps:  Wonderful Words, Brayer, Riding Hood Red Ink & CS, Brayer, Flower, Rhinestone brad, Vellum PP, Black Packaging from cuttlebug embossing folder, Square Punch.

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I thought I’d have a bit more fun with the Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, & Certainly Celery colour combo.  Check out Kristina Werner’s Colour Inspiration #20 for details.  Although, I’m sure I’m past the deadline & I’ve already put a submission in!  LOL.

The first time I saw the Pottery Barn Inspiration, I really wanted to use my new cricket Cartridge for the inspiration, but my blade was dull.  So last night, after DH was home & kids were getting ready for bed, I snuck off to pick up a new blade.  

While I was at the store, I saw some Martha Stewart Sparkles.  A whole Rainbow, but I only picked up the black & white sets of glitter (trying to exercise some restrain).  That woman can package stuff.  I think Martha is thinking “now how can I get Amy to buy this?” when her marketing & advertising people go to work.

Paper:  Chocolate Chip CS, Certainly Celery Textured CS, Pink Pirouette INK, Regal Rose Marker, Cricket Home Accents cartridge, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Sparkles & Glue.

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Here’s another Colour Inspiration from Kristina Werner. I must say, I was hoping she’d pick one of the new colours, because I JUST got my package yesterday. :) YEAH Pink Pirouette!

The Inspiration was from Pottery Barn for kids, thanks Kelly for suggesting it, great pick. What fun chairs for children or grown ups.

I really wanted to use the Cricket for this challenge too, (check out this new cartridge: Home Accents) but the blade is dull, & I can’t get a new one right now. Ah well. Many other new toys to play with.

Here’s what I came up with:

I made the Certain Celery ‘Brackets’ using the new Curly Label Punch, by punching and then moving it slightly over like I did here, when I used the tag punch. The bottom ‘lace’ was using the Wrought Iron Punch with the bottom clip removed.

The Embossing on the tag was done by stamping in Versamark first and then Pink Pirouette & then Embossing with Clear Powder.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does. Just too many wonderful ideas.

Paper: Pink Pirouette CS, Regal Rose Textured CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Certainly Celery Textured CS, Martha Stewart Ribbon, INK: VersaMark, Pink Pirouette, Stazon Brown, Stamps: SU Lots of Thoughts, SU Cute and Curly, Anna Griffin Filligree Stamp, Stampin up Punches: Wrought Iron (SU Retired), Curly Label, Coluzzle Oval, & dimensionals.

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How amazing is this? Friends of ours are having a birthday party for their DD. Abigail is having a little girls’ birthday party, with a spa-pool theme. Very cute, in fact here was the invite we received. It came wrapped around a face cloth, with Emma’s name on the cloth and a little note about the SPA-tacular Pool Party! Just too cute in & of itself:

Now, the one different and beautiful idea that this child is doing is, rather than collect a pile of toys for herself, she is collecting Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse, (Operation Christmas Child is a Christian Organized yearly event that brings toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world) Abigail will bring all the boxes she has received to her church in late October/early November during collection time. How awesome is that!?!

So here is a shoe box for Abigail. The actual red/green boxes along with the form will be picked up later.

Made a quick card tonight too, I hope she likes it.

Gable Green Textured CS, PP: Paperbilities Autumn Leaves Kaeidoscope, Cricket Cartridges: Beyond Birthdays, Shapes (Home Accents) & Base Camp, Flowers, & Fabric Brads.

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What a weekend it’s been for challenges on SCS.  So much fun, so little time.  

Here’s another challenge, this time from Paula, I found on SplitCoastStampers called “Pride and Prejudice“.  The challenge was to create a “warm and fuzzy” feeling card using felt or flocking.  The warm and fuzzy comes from the feeling you get while reading a good book.

I’m hoping this count, as it is not quite “flocking”.  I have not ‘flocked’ before and my felt collection has been raided by the children for puppets.  So I thought I would use a very thin polar fleece like material that I have in the ‘big bin of fabric’. (please indulge me:  that should be echoed: the big bin of fabric, fabric, fabric ….)

I cut the flowers (Large Daisies) using an old Sizzix die cut.  The are pretty strong, kinda like a smaller version of the new S.U. Big Shot.  Which means all the new die cuts from S.U. will not fit in my old machine.  Sigh.  Might be time to save my coins for the New Big Shots.  The BigzTM and OriginalsTM are Rule Based Dies and cut through a lot!  Even this polar fleece flower (which doesn’t fray, so would be great for all kinds of quick projects).

Stamps used:  Love with out End (S.U.),  PP Stampin’ Up (Afternoon Tea?), PP:  My Mind’s Eye Bohemia Backyard “My Journey” Brocade/Brown, Chocolate Chip CS, Close To Cocoa CS, Coluzzle Banners, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Chocolate Chip Ink, Certainly Celery Ink, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Buttons, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Sizzix Die Cuts (Bowl & Large Daisies)

Check out other ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ interpretations at SCS AUG08VSND ~ Pride and Prejudice.  Man, Virtual Stamping Weekends are fun.  Don’t get a lot of house chores done, but VSN Fun!

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This was a bit more figity than I normally make & would probably not make these for the whole of the children’s classes, but I must admit it was fun.

I had picked up a few new Cuttlebug embossing templates & was itchin’ to use them. My boys, well & dd too, LOVE the spider, they’ve used it before I even had tried it.

I know it’s August, but here’s a card for October. I feel so ahead of things!

The Black Paper is actually just the case the Cuttlebug Embossing folder came in. It was nice Card stock & I didn’t have the heart to through it into the recycle bin.

Here’s the inside:

Stamp: Web Wishes (S.U. retired), Cuttlebug Embossing Die cut, Embossing Folder, More Mustard CS, Pumpkin Pie Cs, Stazon Ink, Acetate (well okay, it’s just packaging that I cut up), Dimensionals, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie Markers for Candy Corn & outside of Cardstock edging, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, Square Coluzzle.

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Thank You Tiles

I picked some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders this morning at Heather’s here in Ottawa.  I only picked up a few, I would have loved to pick up ALL the new ones, they’re so much fun.  Not like the old’n days of using the embossing pen & light table.  Now it’s quick & easy.  

Check out all of these new cuttlebug Embossing folders.  Ahhhh.  Too much fun.  I bought the new pumpkin harvest embossing folder.  I will probably regret not getting a few more, because it seems like Heather just can’t get enough in, they fly off the shelf.  

Here’s what I made with my new toy:

The “You” is from ‘Vintage Postcard’ Stamp Set (S.U. retired), coloured with Old Olive Marker.  The PP is Sandylion CampFire, Taken With Teal CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, the Tiles (15 pc “Craft” Mosaic Tiles) were stamped with Stazon Ink pad using Martha Stewart Acrylic Stamps, Sponged on Wild Wasabi & Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Template, Tombow Glue (those tiles are heavy) Ribbon and some glue dots.

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Here’s the fun Inspiration Challenge from Beate. Thanks for the fun, BEATE!

For the challenge we could use whatever moved us in the inspiration below, colour, patterns, etc.

The chosen inspiration is the ‘Paolo Bed Linens’ from the CB2 Store:

Here’s my card: You can see I was a bit rushed, evident with the maniacal glueing. Wow, didn’t realize how bad it was until I uploaded the picture. Ah well, you get the idea.

For other fun interpretations check out SplitCoaststampers BIC19.

PP: American Crafts a la Carte Pesto, Really Rust CS, Old Olive CS, Cuttlebug die cuts, Ribbon, & dimensionals.

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Saw some cute headbands wrapped with ribbon and even a FANTASTIC tutorialhere thought it would be cute to transpose that idea to a card.  Not sure how well it would mail, it’s pretty bulky.  I didn’t follow the tutorial, I just sorta’ adapted the idea.  (Prof’s at school: “mention all books, whether you use quotations from them or not, ideas fall under copy law as well”)  I will follow her directions to a ‘T’ when I make a head band for Emma.

The Green & Pink seemed so bright & cheery, I thought I’d make a card for a friend who makes me cheery.  Here’s the card:

Ink:  Pink Passion, CS:  Green Galore, Pink Passion, Nestabilities, Stamps:  Friendship Blooms, Ribbon, Dimensionals.


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Got the new Catty!

Woo-Hoo!  Went to Marlayne’s, (my demonstrator’s) openhouse last night for the new Stampin’ Up Catalogue.  

Oh my, oh my.  The new list starts.  Look at all the thing you can do now.  Somewhere D.H. is shuttering.  Marlayne had two great projects for us & here they are.  You can tell I was a bit nutty last night as we were in groups at tables so as I was colouring somebody was stampin’ or punchin’ or tap’n.  Every single one of us crazy for stampin’ up or just plain crazy.  LOL.  Had a blast, Thanks, Marlayne.  (seen here on ONE of her TV appearances on Daytime Rogers demo’ing the Decor Elements) and also on August 12 on A-Channel morning, HOW COOL is that?!  She did a great job.

Okay, onto the cards.  Check out the KNOT!  Maybe you knew this but I didn’t:  Tie it & then take the ribbon off the card, turn inside out & put back on, so the nice flat side shows.  Makes total sense, don’t know why I never thought of it.  Quothe Martha:  “it’s a Good Thing”.

Here’s the second card. Done with 3 colours, 1 stamped & 2 with daubers.  I’m sorry, I don’t have the colour break down.

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