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Thursday, February 26, 2009

thinking of you

Not sure what this technique is called, but I call it the tent card..I will be giving a demonstration Saturday showing how easy this is to do. I don't remember where I found this technique, but the design possibilities are endless.

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a demonstration I'll be giving at the SWARM. Very easy to do and the decorative possibilities are endless. When time permits, I'll post the demo on this. A big thank you to Michael Strong for this technique.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Wednesday-Sketch

Two of my favorite color combos!..This was done for a sketch by the talented Valerie Salmon at http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/ Papers used were DWWV and K&Company. Prima bling and flowers. Fiskars border punch and cuttlebug embossing on the bird and brown card.


This weekend I will be attending a SWARM in Punta Gorda. We are the Cricuteers in Paradise and going with the theme Cricut-ritaville..Yep, doing the Jimmy Buffet right down to the Cheeseburger in Paradise on Friday night..!! BettyBee is hosting this event and from what I'm seeing so far, it is going to be blast! We were partnered up and asked to make a name tag/place card and I thought the 'foo foo' drink idea would work.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Birthday

On Friday, February 20, I spent a few hours at BettyBee's house to take part in an online challenge sponsored by Split Coast Stampers. We were given a challenge every 45 minutes, but no way could we get our challenge done in that time because we were having so much fun!..Thank you Betty for sharing your house, your scraproom and your scrap supplies with me.

For this card we were to use something new. I used Betty's cuttlebug embossing folder and her Calligraphy cartridge for the font. Simple card with a little added sparkle using stickles.

Just for You

This challenge was called 'One True Love' and was to be monochromatic. This was easy for me since I love the new papers I bought and my orange Prima flower!

All Purpose

With this challenge, we were to use a circle and and heart as shown in a sketch. AND make it for something we love. Well, I love flowers!!..Thank you Betty for your handwritten 'flowers' for my card.

Thinking of You

For this card it had to do with chocolate candy. For the different kinds of chocolate, there was a color set to work with. I may have choose dark chocolate, but can't remember. I do know I wanted to use some awesome papers I had just purchased from Michaels so whatever set of colors worked, that was the candy...lol..

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge

Bright and sunny, one of my two favorite color combos. The ribbon actually matches the flowers, but no matter what I did, it kept looking like blue. BettyBee is hosting today's challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge with using the color yellow..

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blog Award

I received this award from sweet Diane, or some of you know her as Capadia Designs. Thank you so much Diane for thinking of me!!..Be sure to visit her blog and see just how talented this lady is. http://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/

It is now my turn to pick a few bloggers and pass it on. Wow, how do I choose just a few??

BettyBee at http://bettybrett.blogspot.com/ Stop by and see just how creative this lady is. Check out her video on Best Nesties..talk about clever!!

Paula at http://thescrapbookspeedway.blogspot.com/ Paula has so much fun stuff happening at her blog. Always something new and exciting!

Katt at http://scrapnkitty.blogspot.com/ Need a new design or sketch? Then you must check out Katt's awesome blog!

Thinking Of You

I was using up some stash I had for years; DCWV stack pack and appliques from Joanns. MS punch for the 'lace' and Nestabilities for the oval. I was able to make two of each color.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Flower Card

This card was actually done for two challenges. One was for flowers and the other was to make a shape card. I used my Cricut and DS to make the flower card. I punched a heart shaped hole and then used a ring adding flowers, ribbon and a watering can charm. Added a little more embellishement and I was done..quick and easy!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Best Nesties

Thank you Betty Bee for being so clever!!..Best Nesties!!..I love Nestabilities and now, with the sharp thinking of Betty, I can make different shapes and designs embossed. Please check out her blog and see for yourself. http://bettybrett.blogspot.com/. There is no significance to the orange ribbon, I just wanted to do orange!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Journal Tag Challenge Layout

For this challenge at Have Your Way With Paper, I was to do a layout with a journal tag. I cut one from my Cricut and then embossed it with the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder. A seperate piece of paper was stamped then journaled.

Cutie Pie

Another challenge for Have Your Way With Paper. This was for a 'recipe' challenge that was to include 3 flowers, 3 buttons stips of paper and something metal. I just had to use Ian's sweet face for this one!!


This is a layout I did for a sketch challenge at Have Your Way With Paper. Also, I included it with a color challenge by using light pink, dark pink, blue and beige.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Day Card

This is a card I did for my Card Challenge at www.haveyourwaywithpaper.com. Using a large silk flower, I folded it a few times to give it a different look. Wire ribbon was used for the stem. Cuttlebug dies were used for the hearts

There are no words

I was in an 'orange' mood. I also wanted to use my new large Prima flower!!. I altered Nina's photo in Photoshop and used the lighting effect to give it that awesome light on her beautiful face. The pearls were beige, but I used metallic gold paint to achieve the right look. The flourish is a wood piece I purchased in the window treatment hardware section, but don't remember what store. That too was painted with gold paint and then shimmer mist was used.