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September 2012

Play Date Cafe Color Challenge!

I saw a card on pinterest, and I knew I had to try this technique!!  It's alot like the Triple Time Stamping that is so hot right now, but instead of using three layers, you simply stamp on one later, then cut them using Framelits!!  I used the Labels Framelits for mine:


It's hard to see in my picture, but each outer layer is a bit higher than the one previous!  So, the "thank you" layer is adhered right to my card base.  Then, the next (middle) layer is popped up with one dimensional.  The outside is popped up with two dimensionals!  It looks really cool in person!!

Items used:

Gently Falling & Sassy Salutations Stamp Sets

Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze

Cardstock:  Whisper White

Misc:  Big Shot, Labels Framelits

Here's the color challenge I used from The Play Date Cafe:

Have a GREAT day!!

Divas Sketch Challenge #208

Good morning!  We're off to baseball again this morning!  Before we head out, here is our sketch for this week:


Thanks, Elizabeth, for doing the sketches in September!!

Here's my card:


Sorry--back to snowflakes!  I just can't help it!  I love this set!!

Supplies used:

Snowflake Soiree & Curly Cute Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Old Olive & Whisper White;  Red Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Real Red, Marina Mist & Old Olive Classic Ink

Misc: Big Shot & Petal Cone Die (for banner)

Be sure to head over to the UDI Blog and check out the fun stuff there!!!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!!  And welcome to a new version of our Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge!!  We're changing things up a bit!  Instead of a blog hop, we're making it easier on you--just head over to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog, and you'll be able to see all of the design team's cards there!!  We hope this will make it easier for you!  Please let us know what you think!

On to our sketch this week, drawn by Maria:


and my card:


And, look--no snowflakes!  This time, I used the Toxic Treats Stamp set--it's so much fun!  And, check out my black rhinestones!  I colored the rhinestones with a black Sharpie!!  Cool, huh?!!

Supplies used:

Toxic Treats Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango & Whisper White;  Howlstooth & Scaringbones Designer Paper

Ink:  Black Stazon & Tangerine Tango Classic

Misc:  Rhinestones & Striped Satin Ribbon

Be sure to check out our homepage:

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Have a GREAT day!

UDI Inspiration Challenge #152

Good morning!  Here's a fun inspirational picture for you:


I thought of a pink blizzard when I saw it!  So, here's my version:


I love pink Christmas cards!  They were my Granny's favorite, and I always made them for her to send to her friends and family.  I sure do miss her!

You can't see it in the pictures, but I used irredescent ice embossing powder over the Melon Mambo snowflakes.  Very sparkly in person!

Supplies used:

Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (what else?!! LOL!)

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & Whisper White;  Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo & Pretty in Pink Classic Ink

Misc:  Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon;  Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, heat tool

You can see what the others came up with HERE!

This card also uses the sketch over at Retro Sketches!!


Moving Forward!

Good morning!  Over on the SUDSOL site (for Stampin' Up! demonstrators), I run the CASE Challenge (copy and share everything).  I pick cards or projects out of our Stampin' Success Magazine, and then we copy them!  This card was just so cute:


It used this year's set for the Ronald McDonald Charities called "Moving Forward".  For each set purchased, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities!  What a great cause!

Here's what is used on this card:

Moving Forward Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Real Red & Whisper White;  Brights Designer Paper Stack (Daffodil Delight)

Ink:  Gumball Green, Basic Black

Misc:  Big Shot & Chevron Embossing Folder;  Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon;  Silver Mini Brads;  1 1/4" Square Punch (for the tail of the banner)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!


Nacho Average Challenge #13

Good morning!  We have a fun sketch challenge over at the Nacho Average Challenge blog:


And, here's my card:


I used the Triple Time Stamping technique for my card--so fun and easy to do! 

Supplies used:

Snowflake Soiree & Petite Pairs Stamp Sets

Whisper White & Island Indigo cardstock

Island Indigo Classic Ink

Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon

Please check out the rest of the team's creations HERE!

Dynamic Duos #21

Good morning!  Today I have a card for you using the Dynamic Duos challenge:



I used the Evergreen stamp set--I stamped the solid image with Certainly Celery ink, then stamped over with the outline stamp in Always Artichoke ink.  After stamping, I went over the trees with Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, and topped them with a Rhinestone!  Very sparkly!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!


CASolgy, Week #11

Hi!  I found a fun new challenge blog:  CASology! The challenge this week was "White".

Here's my "white":


Supplies used:

Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set

Real Red Classic Ink

Whisper White cardstock;  Silver Glimmer Paper

Big Shot, Snow Flurry Die, Petal Cone Die (banner) and the Stripes Embossing Folder

Thanks for looking!  Have a GREAT day!


Divas Sketch Challenge #207

Good morning!  I am so excited to share this card with you!  I am feeling pretty brilliant right now! LOL!!

First, here's the sketch:


I combined it with the Fab Fri Color Challenge:

Here ya go:


It's a z-fold card!  But, see how the layers are all continued from the outside to the inside of the card?  Even the sentiment continues on!!  See, I'm brilliant!!  (okay, only nice comments, please! LOL)  Here's a pic of the card open:


Here are the supplies I used:

Kindness Matters & Delightful Dozen Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Basic Gray, So Saffron, Sahara Sand & Very Vanilla;  Neutrals & Subtles Designer Paper Stacks (So Saffron & Basic Gray)  The Basic Gray is 4 1/4" x 11", and is scored at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2".  the little scallops above the So Saffron strip is Sahara Sand, punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

Ink: Sahara Sand & So Saffron Classic Pads;  Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker (for the butterfly bodies)

Misc:  Big Shot, Petal Cone Die (for the banner) & the Apothecary Accents Framelits;  Rhinestones

Have a wonderful weekend!  We're off for baseball, driver's ed and maybe the state fair!!