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Entries from September 2009

To Pine or Not to Pine

September 30th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I’ve been pining for these pine trees ever since I first saw them, but (as is often the case) once I have them in my possession, I don’t exactly know what to do with them. I decided to try them for today’s sketch challenge on SCS (SC248). The card came together rather quickly, so I […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Featured Stamper: Nancy Levine

September 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Today’s Featured Stamper (NANCYRUTH) possibly has the largest gallery on SCS. There were SO many cards to choose from! I finally decided on this cute Butterflies for Maddy card because of the fun ribbon treatment. I used different colors and butterflies, but stayed pretty close to Nancy’s original. I added a Kiwi Kiss button with […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky

Shoebox Swapping in Laurel, MD

September 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today I get to stamp with 30 of my local SCS buddies at a shoebox swap in Laurel, MD (thank you, Kathy!). The theme of the swap is fall and winter holidays, and this is the card I designed for everybody to make. Most of the cards will be clean & simple, so that there […]

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Tags: clean & simple

G² = 10

September 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

My little sister and her husband are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary next week. Both of their first names start with the letter G and we fondly call the couple G². Because of this nickname, I stamped the letter G twice (first with Basic Gray ink, next as a “shadow” with Sage Shadow ink) and […]

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Tags: truly elegant

Featured Stamper: Heather K. (aka tankgrl)

September 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The gallery of today’s Featured Stamper on SCS (tankgrl) is just chock-full of amazing artwork! I chose to CASE Heather’s blue bird card and used the Touch of Nature bird on my version. I omitted all background stamping and used patterned paper instead. The sentiment was moved to the image panel and a little bit […]

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Tags: clean & simple