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Entries from December 2008

Christmas Cards from Friends

December 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I received several wonderful handmade Christmas cards from fellow stampers this year: From Becky Carafa, {the lakeshore stamper} From Connie Seifert From Donna Trainor From Dorothy David From Jan Puckett From Joy Schreier From Lisa Henke, My Little Creative Escape From Missy Kelly From Pat Dadisman, Stamp, Paper and Ink From Sharon Carr, stamping and […]

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Featured Stamper: Barbara Schram

December 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I remembered I had yet to ink up the tic-tac-toe image in the A Happy Heart set when I saw Barbara’s Cupcake Hugs and Kisses, Tic Tac Toe Style card in her SCS gallery. According to the Featured Stamper rules, you are to change at least two things on the original card, and I changed […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky

Ribbon Weaving

December 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I made this card earlier this month for a ribbon demo challenge on SCS, Tie One On. Having seen Kristina Werner’s Ribbon Weaving video tutorial, I thought I’d give that a try with Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful double-sided satin ribbon. I laid six 4″ ribbons side by side on my grid paper to determine the size […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Five Minute Birthday Card

December 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I couldn’t resist Jimmi Mayo’s Holiday Challenge Extravaganza on SCS today: As Easy As 1, 2, 3! So I made this quick 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ birthday card with: 1. One piece of Parisian Summer Designer Series Paper 2. Bravo Burgundy and Sahara Sand for my two colors of cardstock 3. Three square punches: 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″, […]

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Tags: clean & simple

You’re Invited to a Game Night

December 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Game Night is another sneak preview set from the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. My relatives love to play games (especially cards and Yahtzee), and I just had to have this set to make cards for them. I started with an old sketch challenge from SCS (#119) and cut the two large panels out […]

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Tags: clean & simple