April 30, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #79

For the first time, I am entering the color challenge at Play Date Cafe.  I adore this color palette, don't you?  It reminds me of a dress I had back in the 60's!!  So I immediately thought of this cute stamp from artist Karen Stolper. I have a whole collection of them.

 I used some May Arts ribbon to make the flower and ran the pp through my Cuttlebug.  

This card is also going to be used for the May 2011 Card Chain Challenge at Lily Pad Cards.  

May looks like it's going to be busy for card making!!  How exciting!
Thanks for looking!

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April 25, 2011

Joy's 100 Follower's Giveaway!

 In honor of reaching a milestone of 100 followers on her blog, one of my favorite stampers, Joy Ott, is having a giveaway on her blog, Dustypenny Designs.  I WON DAY THREE - RIBBONS & TWINE!!

Some amazing  blog candy, huh?  Hop on over HERE and sign up!!  Thanks Joy!!

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April 13, 2011

Lily Pad Cards - Kathy's Color Throwdown

I want to share the card I made for Lily Pad Cards Color Throwdown hostessed by Kathy Racoosin, whose blog is The Daily Marker.  This is their very first card challenge since their inception, so I am especially excited to be in on the "ground floor!"

Materials used:
Cardstock, ombrayed ribbon, button - Michael's
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon slide and leaves chipboard - SEI
Tattered Angels - Bubbles Glimmer Mist
Markers - Copics R00, R02, R22, R32, R35
Stamps - Hero Arts CL491 Made With Love, CL495 Blossom Art
Embossing Powder - Zing white

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April 05, 2011

Hero Arts April 2011 Challenge

 The Hero Arts blog is having their April 2011 Card Challenge and this month there are several categories to enter.  I decided to use their sketch #4.  This is my interpretation.

I started with a 5"x7" cardstock base in aqua and then topped it with a pale yellow textured card front by Bazzill.

Next, I glued a strip of patterned paper by Basic Grey to the front. With a scrap piece, I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut out three butterflies and added Hero Arts pearls to their bodies.  I glued them to the top left of the card.

On a strip of the pale yellow cardstock, I used THIS technique from Jenny Suchin, using Hero Arts stamp CG174 Vine Scrolls and Distress Inks, Broken China and Aged Shutters.  I stamped a SPRING sentiment from HSN with a combo of VersaMagic inks, Turquoise Gem and Sea Breeze.  I used Pop Dots to attach this strip horizontally to the card front.

My final step was a Tattered Angels Textured Fonts butterfly.  I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist in the Bubbles color.  After letting it dry completely, I attached it with Pop Dots to the yellow strip, positioning it over the floral vine pattern of the stamp.

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April 02, 2011

FABULOUS Giveaway on Wee Memories!!

Wee Memories is having a an awesome giveaway on their blog that ends April 3rd.  A Color Cubbie from Studio 3 Solutions will be given to one lucky winner randomly selected on April 4th!!  How cool is that?  So head on over and sign up to win!  I WON THIS!!

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