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Entries from April 2009

Hooray, I Used Designer Hardware

April 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A good friend gave me a package of Hooray Designer Hardware and it’s just been sitting on the shelf all this time. I decided to use the big owl eyelet when I saw Kristina Werner’s latest color inspiration challenge (#50!), which included yellow and turquoise. I had a hard time incorporating all of the colors […]

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Tags: clean & simple


April 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I finally found a fun use for the rickrack ribbon in the Pigtails package. What do you think? The sketch I used is today’s challenge on SCS (SC226), but I placed my circle on the right hand side because the birdie is “talking” to the left and I needed room to add my hand-made text […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky

Pretty in Pink

April 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I really enjoyed the ribbon weaving technique when I made this card back in December, so I tried it again. I went for a monochromatic look this time – using soft pinks and some white. The 8 pieces of pink ribbon were woven on top of a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of card stock. I […]

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Tags: truly elegant

You Only Live Once

April 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I did not use the sanding technique with the dry-embossed Manhattan Flower on this card. Instead I inked up one side (the “flat” one) of the textured impressions die with a brayer, inserted a piece of Whisper White card stock, and ended up with a Brocade Blue background for the white outlined roses. This card […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Featured Stamper: Kathy Jones

April 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Featured Stamper: Kathy Jones

Kathy, aka Wattle, is an Australian stamper and happens to be today’s Featured Stamper on SCS. I took a peek in her gallery and found this cute Wishing for Cupcakes card to CASE, perfect for another birthday card! I used the cupcake image from the Darling Dots level 1 hostess set and colored directly on […]

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Tags: clean & simple