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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Serene Silhouettes Because I Care

I finally found enough energy to make it upstairs to stamp today, I am on sick day 2 from work for the 1st time in over 3 years and ready for this crudd to be gone.
I chose to CASE this LONG STEM SILHOUETTE from simplybeautifuls gallery and hope I did it justice but if not keep in mind I am still full of Nyquil that stuffy, sneezy, coughing, wheezing, get out of your craft room cold medicine. LOL.
I used a French Script background stamp from Stampedous stamped in more mustard with the Nestie in place then stamped the silhouette image in midnight muse on top of it. I used some midnight muse ribbon and old olive cs then popped up my sentiment from Because I care stamped in midnight muse and matted on midnight muse. My focal panel, sentiment panel and care base are vanilla cs. I cut the base & focal panel with Large Circle Nesties cutting the base just above the top circle so it would hold together. I cut the matt for the focal panel using GRand Nesties Scalloped circles and the matt for the sentiment with SU Scallop circle punch.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Because I Care - SU; French Script - Stampendous
Paper: vanilla, old olive, midnight muse
Ink: more mustard, midnight muse
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, scallop circle punch, circle punch, Grand Nestie Scallop Circle, Nestie Large Circles
Techniques: Circles, Inside the Nestie

Friday, February 22, 2013

Silly Cowboy

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLEGE #157 - Silly ManMIX AND MATCH CHALLENGE # 4 - Water you DoingQUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLENGE # 311 - Carole CASEing her RIDE'EM COWBOY; Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 415 - Sponging; Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 424; Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 414 - Certainly Chocolate Cake; and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 417 - Wishy Washi Tape.I used a High Hopes Image and colored with my Prisma pencils, wanna have a good laugh? I have not used them in so long I had to call Shannon to find out how to use them :(
I had to make my washi tape as I have none.
Now a short day at work and then I think bed, this cold is really getting to me.

Stamps: Hight Hopes Kenny?
Paper: vanilla, water color, choc chip, certainly celery, crumb cake
Ink: choc chip, certainly celery, crumb cake
Accessories: prisma color pencils, sponges, dimensional, gamsol
Techniques: faux washi tape, sponging, gamsol

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Southwest Cowboy Birthday

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 414 - Certainly Chocolate Cake and dry embossing for dessert. I thought cake was dessert??? LOL
I found some dp that matched certainly celery and stamped the running horses in choc chip on it then adhered it with running tape for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 417 - Wishy Washi Tape and dry embossed Sizzix Sheet Music folder for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 208 - Inspired by a Quote that along with the color combo today just made me think of wild horses on a field running wide open and who would you find chasing after them but a cowboy. Oh well that was my thoughts what are yours?
My layout is from Friday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE SKETCH CHALLENGE # 228.
I used a stamp set I received while on the design team for Mark's Finest Papers called "Southwest Cowboy". Hope you like it.
Stamps: Southwest Cowboy - MFP
Paper: vanilla, choc chip, crumb cake
Ink: choc chip
Accessories: Sizzix Sheet Music EF
Techniques: dry embossing, Faux Washi Tape

Monday, February 18, 2013

Blessings From Heaven with Washi Tape

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 417 - Wishy Washi Tape of which I do not have, so I had to use the tutorial and make my own. I stamped a portion of a background stamp "Amazing Grace" inked with tangerine tango on white and afixed to the top and bottom of my embossed white panel.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 208 - Inspired by a Quote. I used a Sizzix embossing folder called "Sheet Music" and embossed a white panel to attach to my white card base.
My color combo is from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 413 - White Lucky Tangerines.
My sentiment is from a stampin' up set called Blessings from Heaven and is stamped in lucky limeade then punched with SU's large oval punch. I do not have a perfect sized layer punch for that one so I adhered it to some lucky limeade cs then trimmed me a matt. This is popped up on dimensionals on top of the lucky limeade ribbon strip.
Hope you like it .
Stamps: Blessings From Heaven - SU; Amazing Grace Background - Morning Star Stamp
Paper: white, lucky limeade I
nk: lucky limeade, tangerine tango
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: Washi Tape, Sympathy, dry embossing

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sanded Love and Sympathy

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 423, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 413 - White Lucky Tangerines and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 416 - Dry embossing with Sanded Pattern Paper where I used another sheet of The Paper Studio - a day at the Beach pattern paper dry embossed with The Paper Studio "Script" folder then sanded.
I stamped the long sentiment in basic black on white cs then inked the flower image using my stampin up markers and huffed then stamped over the sentiment.
I stamped the shorter sentiment using tangering tango on white, punched with oval punch then layered with tanger tango oval punched cs.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Love & Sympathy
Paper: white, tangerine tango, lucky limeade, TPS-a day at the Beach PP
Ink: basic black, tangerine tango, lucky limeade
Accessories: oval punches, cuttlebug, TPS - Script EF
Techniques: huffing, sanding, dry embossing

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet Citrus Love

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 413 - White Lucky Tangerines, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 416 - Dry Embossing with Sanded Pattern Paper, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 207 - Theme - Love is in the Air and for my layout last Saturday's SKETCH SATURDAY CHALLENGE # 245.
I used a piece of pattern paper from The Paper Studio "a day at the Beach" stack matted on white, embossed with Cuttlebug "Leaves" then sanded. on the white oval I inked the image with Stampin Up's Markers Tangerine Tango and Lucky Limeade Markers, huffed and stamped. I stamped the large citrus image in Only Orange Craft Ink them heat embossed with clear irridescant powder and tried several times to get a good pic showing the shimmer :( oh well it is what it is. I cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. I tied some orange twine. I stamped the sentiments in tangerine tango.
I have a granddaughter that LOVES sour things and fruit so this will go to her Thursday even though I rarely tell her she is "sweet" ;) LOL.
Now off to work I go.
Stamps: Citrus & Such, So Very - SU
Paper: white, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, TPS - a day at the Beach
Ink: lucky limeade, tangerine tango, only orange craft ink
Accessories: twine, embossing powder, dimensionals
Techniques: 3d, heat embossing, dry embossing, sanding

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweet Talkin' Love

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 416 - Dry Embossing with Sanding on Pattern Paper. I used my Cuttlebug "Heart Block" embossing folder and The Paper Studio "Love You" dp.
This is also for todfay's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 207 - Themed "Love Is In The Air" and so it is with Thursday being Valentine's Day. So glad my dh shows me daily that he loves me and not just once a year. I think everyday should be Valentine Day. LOL.
My layout is from today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 280.
I used some rasberry ripple ribbon, a Martha Stewart Heart punch and Martha Stewart Heart Border punch on this. I stamped the open heart from the stamp set and the sentiment inside then cut it out and popped it up on the solid heart punch that is also popped up. I then stamped another sentiment on the bottom edge. I used my rasberry ripple marker to doodle around the edges of my focal panel and the card base.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Sweet Talk
Paper: vanilla, rasberry ripple, TPS "Love You" dp 
Ink: raspberry ripple
Accessories: ribbon, dimensional, MS Heart Border Punch, MS Heart Punch,
Techniques: 3D, dry embossing, distressing, doodling

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Blessings from Heaven Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 412 - Very Basic Crumb Cake, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 415 - Play With Patterns, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 206 - Limited Supply Challenge - Monochromatic and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 279.I used 2 differenty patterns of dp from The Paper Studio "The Classics" paper stack and a different pattern print of ribbon across panel 2 for my 3 differnt patterns.  Did some distress sponging with crumb cake ink.
My sentiment is from Stampin' Ups "Blessings From Heaven" stamp set and stamped in basic black ink on vanilla and matted on black as is the 2 dp panels. Sadly enough I was in need of a sympathy card as a member of our church choir had her 96 yr old mother pass away Sunday evening so this will go to her tomorrow. No matter how old you are or how old your parent is, it is hard to say goodbye so my prayers are with her.
Stamps: Blessings from Heaven
Ink: basic black, crumb cake
Paper: vanilla, basic black, TPS - The Classics Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: monochrome, play with patterns, sponge distressing

Monday, February 4, 2013

Short & Sweet Love You

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 415 - Play with Patterns. I used 3 different patterns of dp on this.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 206 - Limited Supplies - Monochromatic.
My dp is from The Paper Studio "Love You" stack, I punched 3 layers of hearts and popped the top 2 up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's "Short & Sweet" set stamped in real red and the heart colored with copic R20.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: Short & Sweet - SU
Paper: whtie, real red, TPS - Love You
Ink: real red
Accessories: dimensionals., heart punches