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Entries from December 2009

Verve Rocks

December 9th, 2009 · 10 Comments

I’m really liking the stamp sets I recently purchased from Verve Stamps, including the You Rock set I played with on this card. The layout I used is this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Because of the fleur-de-lis pattern on the star, I went looking for a sheet of Le Jardin DSP (which I also […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Enjoy the Journey

December 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I made this card for the second Viva la Verve challenge of this month (VLVDec02). Thanks to Verve’s Thanksgiving Day sale I had some new stamps to play with for this sketch! The card measures 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and the four 3-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ side panels surround a 2″ Soft Sky square. I love how […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Inspired by Spring Silhouettes

December 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

When I saw the color challenge announced during Gina K. Designs’ December 2009 release party (green & blue), I immediately thought of the elegant Spring Silhouettes Designer Series Paper. I stamped the Inspiration Mosaic background stamp on several of the paper patterns, and also on ivory card stock. Then I cut out the pieces I […]

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Tags: truly elegant

Live Well, Laugh Often, & Love Much

December 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

My friend Mercy is celebrating her birthday tomorrow, so I thought it was only fitting that I’d create a card for her using her own sketch (MTSC50). I don’t know why I’ve never participated in her sketch challenges before; her layouts are awesome. Happy Birthday, Mercy! Thanks for stopping by! Stamps: Live Laugh Love (Inkadinkado) […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky


December 4th, 2009 · 10 Comments

No stamping on this card, I’m afraid. Just a lot of “fussy gluing” with those skinny snowflakes and tiny letters! The Naturals Ivory snowflakes against the Naturals Ivory background create an embossed look, which is why this technique is called faux embossing. I couldn’t resist participating in Beate’s last weekend sketch challenge of the year […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky