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Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulously talented Deepti's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a perfect code word for this time of year. Now, when I saw this code word I was originally drawn to creating a Valentine's Day card... but... I realized that I needed a couple of thank you - thinking of you cards - for the winter season. Considering that we are still deep in winter, I decided to bring out a set that is normally used for Christmas and use it as a winter set instead :) Before... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I am so glad that we are past the "hump" of the week and are on our way to the weekend :-) I seem to be a little obsessed with shaker cards this week and was inspired to create a valentine's themed one when I saw the challenge across at Just Us Girls - and the great color scheme and inspiration photograph at Card Concept seemed to be a perfect match for my inspiration. I started by die cutting the L O V E letters in #110 white card stock. On reflection, I wish I had... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I hope you are all staying warm and out of the snow storm blanketing much of the North East. :-) I saw this great sketch challenge across at As You See It and this fabulous inspiration from Showcase your Style When I saw the sketch and those fabulous balloons from the photo, I realized it would be perfect for an idea I had gotten from a post on Jennifer McGuire's blog for using dies to create a graduated color pattern. I used the rainbow thought, but did it using white cutouts that I color blended into... Read more →

Painted Petals and Lotus Blossom for Paper Players #229

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and keeping warm :-) It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a sketch for you: I knew that I wanted to use the new Lotus Blossom stamp (free from SU with any order over $50!) and pair it with one of my favorites from the Occasions catalog - Painted Petals. I am still on my new year resolution to use colors and items that I don't show much love, and this card is no exception as I pulled out So... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I am so pleased that we are past the mid-way point in the week and on our way to the weekend :-) One of the challenges I played along with this week is this sketch from Case this Sketch and combined found another great technique challenge that provided me with the idea that I needed. CAS on Sunday is having a technique challenge - use a stencil! I was really drawn to the vertical design on the one side of the sketch and had the perfect stencil to create it. I used two shades of pink... Read more →