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July 2014

Nacho Average Challenge #100

Woohoo!!!  We made it to 100!!!!  And, to celebrate, we're letting YOU pick the challenge!!  Yep, click on over to the Nacho Blog, and you can choose from any of the past challenges!!  I chose to go all the way back to the start--Nacho Average Challenge #1 for the sketch:


and #70 for the Colors:


And, here's what I came up with:


There's my new favorite set, Flower Patch!  Love doing the 2-step stamping with the photopolymer stamps--you can see EXACTLY where you're stamping, for the perfect layered flower!!

Hope you'll all play along with us!!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!


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Nacho Average Challenge #99

Hi!!  I can't believe we're almost to 100!!!  WOW!  That's alot of challenges--thanks to everyone that plays along with us each week!  We truly love to see all the great art you share!  Be sure to head on over to the Nacho Blog to play along again!!!

Here's our challenge this week:


This sketch is interesting!  Here's what I did:


I used the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set, along with the Back to Black Designer Paper!  I stocked up on it with the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion, so hope you don't get tired of seeing it! :-)  Colors are Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I added some embossing with the Big Shot on my Real Red strip--for a bit of interest!  Enjoy!!!


Another one for AAA Cards!!

I was so excited--I was named one of the Honor Artists at AAA Cards for my card last week!  (you can see it HERE)  So, of course, I had to play along again! :-)  This week, they have a card to CASE:

I loved this card--so "summery"!!  And, it gave me an excuse to use my current FAV designer paper, Back to Black:


I love all the black and white patterns in the pack--so fun and easy to use!  I paired it with the Flower Patch stamp set and Flower Fair Framelits.  I love the simplicity!  Oh, and the colors are Basic Black, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush!  Have a GREAT day!


Yippee Skippee!!

I'm in the middle of my stamp-a-stack weekend!!  My first "official" classes of 2014!!!  It's been a blast catching up with everyone!!  Thanks to all coming--I appreciate your continued support and loyalty!!

Here's one of the cards we made this weekend:


  • Stamp SetsYippee Skippee (131341w or 131344c)
  • Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss (133675); Crumb Cake (131044), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads- Blackberry Bliss (133642)
  • Misc. –  Big Shot (113439); Lovely Lace Embossing Folder (133737); Circles Collection Framelits (130911) 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch (119854); Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon (133668);  Glue Dots (103683);  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Faux Tile Card


This was such an easy card to make!  Just score your cardstock across and up/down to create a square grid.  Then, stamp away!!  You can see how the scoring creates "grout lines"!!  Simple and pretty!!