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Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Barb's turn to host our AddictedtoCAS Challenge this week and it's one of my favorites :-) I love one layer cards as they are always a challenge. This time I decided to go with a monochromatic approach of various shades of grey and featuring one of my all time favorite flowers - Good Morning Magnolia from Stampin' Up! I began by stamping the image onto a soft grey card stock from Simon Says Stamp and set about coloring it with my Prismacolor pencils. I used cooler and warmer shades of the greys to... Read more →


And Lou's birthday give-away winner is.......

Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. It was choose a winner today in the jaydee/Lou household. Before we announce the winner, we wanted to thank those of you who left messages or sent emails wishing Lou a happy birthday. We really enjoyed reading all of them and Lou felt very special because you choose to participate. I wrote everyone's names onto pieces of paper - one for each person, every time they commented - and scrunched them up. I then handed them to Lou and he threw them in the air and said that the first one to land would be the... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. So, black and white and ONE other color. As fall is just around the corner, really?! We only started summer about three weeks ago, didn't we? Anyway, I digress.... where was I? Oh, yes! As fall is just around the corner, I decided to go with orange. But, today's card has NOTHING to do with fall :-) As a last minute purchase, I slipped Stampin' Up's! Nine Lives into my basket. as I adored the little cat. I love the way... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. This is the last of the cards that I made for Lou. So, you have until around 5.30 cst on Sunday morning to make your last round of birthday wishes for Lou to be entered into the draw for the tonic kit. As a reminder this is what is up for grabs. What's the blog candy on offer? It's the Tonic Craft Kit #13 Snowflake Gift Card Box. I've been waiting to add this as blog candy as the timing for it is perfect. You can see all the details on the craft kit at this... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Thursday. If you missed my initial post about Lou's birthday and the blog candy, you can check out all the details here This is the second card that I made for Lou. Jeanne, this is for you - another SU card :-) I love this Sailing Home set and the papers are fabulous. I decided to try my hand at a layered card using some of the papers and the die-cuts that come with the set. I blended some Neenah White card stock with blue ink to serve as the focal layer. I die-cut it with my... Read more →