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Waltzingmouse Fanatic

January 4th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Waltzingmouse Fanatic
I’m a big fan of Waltzingmouse Stamps, and I have been meaning to join the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge ever since they got started. Their first challenge in this new year is a color challenge, which I combined with this week’s sketch challenge on SCS (SC469).

Even though WMS stamps are clear, I still like using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to try and place all images on the paper just right. The circle image on the sentiment panel was stamped on a scalloped circle die-cut. Afterwards I used a brown marker to color the tips of the scallops that were still showing the tan card stock, and I also went around the edge of the die-cut for a cleaner finish.

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Stamps: Folk Art Medallion (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: River Rock, Early Espresso, Textured Dusty Durango (SU!); Tan Card Stock (TAC)
Ink: River Rock, Early Espresso, Dusty Durango, Crisp Cantaloupe (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, 1-3/8″ & 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Petite Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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For Veerle

January 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

For Veerle

My cousin recently graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and I am so very proud of her. This is the card I sent to congratulate her on her accomplishment. I used one of last month’s Viva la Verve! sketches to create this 5″ x 5″ card.

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Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps); Clear Stamps Text NL2 (Artemio)
Paper: Pure Luxury Tomato Soup (Gina K. Designs); Perfect Plum (SU!); What’s Up (BasicGrey); Blending Card (X-Press It)
Ink: Memento Lady Bug (Tsukineko); Pale Plum (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Fancy Framed Tags Two Shapeabilities, Lacey Circles & Standard Circles Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); All Aflutter Die Set (Verve Stamps); Zig Zag Stitch Edger Punch (EK Success); Copic Markers (V20, V22, V25)

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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year!
Here’s to a wonderful and healthy 2014!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Best New Year
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, & Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Markers, Big Shot, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Star Punch, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals; Super Ellipse Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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Silhouette Craze

December 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Silhouette Craze

I, too, have succumbed to the Silhouette craze! And now that I have used my Portrait for the first time, I wonder what took me so long. Thanks to the wonderful teachers in A Cut Above on, I am up and running with this wonderful electronic cutting machine. The digital die cut by Ali Edwards used on this card is one of the free downloads in this on-line class.

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Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Garden Green (SU!); Sweet Threads (BasicGrey); White Cardstock (Staples)
Ink: Summer Sun (SU!)
Accessories: Silhouette Portrait (Silhouette America); Ali Edwards Card Sentiment Boxes Digital Die Cuts (OCC); Floral Circles Die Set (Verve Stamps); Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels); Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)

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Featured Stamper: Sandie

December 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Featured Stamper: Sandie
I am still working on my Christmas cards and there was a lot of wonderful inspiration to be found in Featured Stamper sistersandie‘s gallery today. I CASEd her CAS245 ~ Holly Branch card, but made a few changes. My card base is dry-embossed Kraft cardstock, and instead of adding a golden embellishment I stamped the Christmas sentiment with gold ink.

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Stamps: Festive Foliage, Compact Sentiments, Very Vintage Labels No. 25 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Delicata Golden Glitz (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Labels Twenty-Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Tim Holtz Candy Stripes Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Silhouette Portrait (Silhouette America); Festive Foliage Cut Files (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

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