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Entries from January 2010

Life in a Cup

January 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Nothing tastes better to me in the morning than a nice cup of coffee, which is why I really love this sentiment (and entire Delightful & Delicious stamp set) from Verve Stamps. I made this card for one of Verve’s January Release challenges, a sketch challenge by Teresa Kline. I pulled several scraps of retired […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Double SCS Challenge

January 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve combined the SCS color and sketch challenges on one card, but I managed to this week! I ended up turning the SC263 sketch sideways, but used all three colors of CC253 without fail: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, and Rich Razzleberry. Betty added a twist to the color […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Moments That Take Our Breath Away

January 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This is the first time I’ve played with digital paper to make a card. I had purchased the papers that go with the Lovely Shelf stamp set from Gina K. Designs, but used them here with a sentiment from the Sweetest Memories set. It was fun to be able to change the size of the […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Parisian Summer Birthday

January 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I wanted to make an elegant birthday card for my aunt, who is very elegant herself. The layout I used is this week’s Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO120), with a few tweaks. Since it’s so unusually cold right now, I enjoyed pulling out this Parisian Summer DSP. I stamped the Verve images with SU! ink and […]

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Tags: truly elegant

Herringbone Technique

January 8th, 2010 · 8 Comments

I finally got an opportunity to try this intriguing herringbone technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, and I was inspired by the quilt Kristina Werner mentioned in her latest color inspiration challenge (#57). So I used her colors, most of which were present in SU!’s retired Walk in the Park DSP: deep red, coral, baja […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky