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Happy Birthday, EJ!

February 25th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, EJ!
EJ turns three in a few days, so I made him this card using today’s SCS sketch challenge (SC529). I like how the numbers in this Geared Up stamp set can create a fun and fitting robot for a kid’s birthday card. Same with the individual letters from the Designer Typeset, which I used to personalize the sentiment. I colored the image with Copic markers to the best of my ability (yes, I should practice more).

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Stamps: Geared Up (Verve Stamps); Endless Birthday Wishes, Designer Typeset (SU!)
Paper: So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry (SU!); RSVP (BasicGrey); Blending Card (X-Press It)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Copic Markers (0, G000, BG72, BG75, RV42, RV69, Y26)

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Meade Girls’ February Challenge

February 13th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Meade Girls' February Challenge

My friend Amanda presented us, Meade Girls, with another sketch (Mojo Monday 248) challenge this month and gave us bonus points for using the following colors: Kraft, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and White. I needed a birthday card for a friend who lives at the beach and remembered the Wetlands stamp set that Amanda inspired me to buy. ;-)

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Wetlands, Friend by Definition
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals; Petite Ovals Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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Mojo Monday 381

January 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mojo Monday 381
I enjoyed creating my own background paper, with flower images from the Be Blessed stamp set by Verve Stamps, for this Mojo Monday layout. I knew I wanted to stamp the main sentiment on Pink Pirouette card stock, and to find the rest of the color combination I let myself be surprised by the SU ColorLab at My Create Ink. It chose for me these remaining colors: Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz. The white pearls were colored with a Copic marker to match the card colors.

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Stamps: Be Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Textured Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Pinking Circles Small (Spellbinders); Self-Adhesive Half Pearls (Simon Says STAMP); Copic Marker (RV14)

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Deepest Sympathy

December 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Deepest Sympathy

This is my first blog post since I unexpectedly lost my dad in October and, sadly, I had to make a sympathy card for a friend who has also lost her father.

I thought the dry embossed vellum technique would look nice with the flowers from Gina K’s One in a Million stamp set and I added a sympathy sentiment from Borderline by Verve Stamps. The layout is last week’s Mojo Monday sketch (374).

I hope to do more stamping now that my sprained wrist has healed, because I realize that I have really missed it (and I have been getting a little rusty).

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Stamps: One in a Million (Gina K. Designs); Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock (SU!)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Memento Tuxedo Black (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Stylus, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Mini Classy Label Die Set, Black Ribbon (Verve Stamps); Tim Holtz Damask Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix)

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Celebrate the Season

September 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Celebrate the Season
Looking around for inspiration for my new Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, I found this blog post by Amy Koenders. I simplified her design a little bit, because I intended to use the card for a shoebox swap with my friends in Laurel, MD. It was well worth all of the die-cutting that went into this! Here’s a look at the inside of the card:
Celebrate the Season - inside
It’s quite easy to create the big snowflakes by running the card stock through the Big Shot twice, as shown in this video by Stampin’ Up!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot, Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker

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