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Entries from August 2009

Layered Birthday Cake

August 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

You probably wouldn’t want to eat this birthday cake: the frosting on this black embossed image was painted with bleach! I created this card for a new catalog swap with the Great Swaps Girls and picked Birthday Bliss as my new stamp set. The sentiment was inked up with two different markers, stamped and punched […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Holiday Greetings

August 20th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Have you started thinking about cards for the holiday season yet? I sure have! The wonderful Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper makes creating beautiful creations so easy. This particular paper has a very nice metallic sheen to it that I wasn’t able to capture in my picture. Also barely visible in the photo is […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky

Autumn Splendor

August 18th, 2009 · 11 Comments

If you’ve received the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail, you’ll recognize the fabulous new fall images and Designer Series Paper found on pages 12-13. I decided to try the thumping technique with two of the leaves, and incorporate them into Beate’s Weekend Sketch (WSC93). The other day I was reading about neglected […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Featured Stamper: Emily aka Stamp Muse

August 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I was fascinated by the gorgeous ribbon (and the color orange!) on Emily’s A Taste of Summer Colors card, so that’s the card I CASEd for today’s Featured Stamper challenge (FS132) on SCS. I picked colors to complement the Not Quite Navy ribbon I wanted to use and changed the stamp set to the popular […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Hello There!

August 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I am back from Stampin’ Up!’s annual convention (which was awesome, as always!) and thought I’d better start off with a simple card after all these days without stamping (I have to admit I didn’t do my Make & Takes at the event; they are still in my convention bag). The sketch I used was […]

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Tags: clean & simple