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Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. This is going to be a really short post :-) It's 9.34 and I am running so late tonight! I saw this great color challenge across at cas-ual fridays. Jewel tones on a clean and simple card. heaven! I saw this color scheme and KNEW that I had to bring out the Fine Feathers set. There was a single feather in there that really needed this color scheme. Of course, it meant coloring with my copics - and some fussy cutting! I stamped the feather onto the textured card base. I then stamped it again onto... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I saw this great challenge across at casestudy. I saw the bird and the flowers and knew that I wanted to create a Christmas card using Beautiful Season. Here's what I came up with I kept the layout fairly clean and simple and used a neutral base, just like the inspiration card. I cut around the chickadee and the holly - mmmm... that was some fussy cutting! I needed something to ground the focal image and saw a piece of cardstock that I had thrown into my Very Vanilla scraps folder.... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday night. I saw this great sketch across at retrosketches yesterday and, after the appearance of the awesome Bond girl in Friday's opening ceremony, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I pulled out My Digital Studio and opened up Artistic Etchings. I used the crown stamp - that is normally pretty small - and I expanded it. I printed it out on my printer and colored it using copic markers. I rustled up some basic rhinestones, some square rhinestones and some basic pearls. Of course, the card HAD to be red, white and blue. Here's... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. Before Lesley went on her blogging break, she created a great Tic Tac Toe theme challenge for us this week. I had fun playing along with this and actually used it to make 3 cards today. We really hope you will join us across at the Paper Players for this very fun challenge. For this particular card I started from the top left - Circles, then thru the center - dry embossing and all the way to the bottom right - Punches. After I had completed my card I realized that it also worked horizontally across... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I don't know about you, but I am so looking forward to the weekend! You may remember that I made a card for my friend the baker in this post. Well, I had forgotten that I had made a card that was the absolute opposite of this clean and simple card. I really do try, occasionally, to get outside of my CAS comfort zone, especially when I try a challenge that does exactly that! This card came from a challenge, I can't remember what sketch challenge it was, but it had more layers than I would... Read more →