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Entries from January 2010

And the Blog Candy Winner Is…

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Chosen with the help of random.org, the blog candy goes to: That would be Sue, who said: I love your blog and check it daily for inspiration, which you always provide! My fav embellishment is ribbon and glitter (makes a mess) but what an impact! Keep up the good work!! **Sue** Congrats, Sue! Please contact […]

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Simple Shoebox Swap

January 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

I designed this 5-minute 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card to take with me to a shoebox swap with fellow SplitcoastStampers in Baltimore, MD today. It was fun to pull out some of my retired Stampin’ Up! stuff (stamps, inks, papers, even tools) for this card. Do you remember the spectrum pads SU! used to sell? I […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Dare to Be Different

January 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments

I’d say this card is a little different for me, and I think I will have to send it to a male recipient. The influence of the inspiration picture (a very modern-looking rug) on this January Week 2 Viva la Verve sketch challenge card must be apparent. The two rows of tiny squares were stamped […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Happy (Almost) Second Blogiversary to Me!

January 26th, 2010 · 34 Comments

ETA: Congratulations, Sue, on winning the blog candy! On January 31st, 2010, I will be celebrating my second blogiversary. I must say this second year of blogging has just flown by! My heartfelt thanks to all of you who visit my blog and leave your much appreciated encouragements. And what better way to say thanks […]

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

January 25th, 2010 · 11 Comments

While I was working on this card, I could hear American Idol Fantasia Barrino singing these very words inside my head. She must have made quite an impression on me back in 2004! I used the sketch from this week’s StampTV challenge (STVSCJH08) and a color combination that was “suggested” to me (wink, wink). I […]

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Tags: simply delicious