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Friday, March 25, 2011

What is Love?

The VSN challenge that I hostessed was called Love Is....

Love is… many things to many people. There are so many different kinds of love i.e. true love, friendship love, familial love, goofy love, serious love… any of these can make your heart sing! So, what is love to you?

Your challenge: Take inspiration from one of the quotes below. Be sure to tell us in your card description which quote inspired you tonight!

1.) Long live the Irish! Long live their cheer! Long live our friendship, year after year!

2.) You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better
than your dreams. -- Dr. Seuss

3.) Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop

4.) We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

One of my greatest loves is my children. I see this mom holding her little one and I imagine the loving smile and the sweet kisses. I used the teardrop rhinestones to represent the end of the quote.

Stamps: Willow with toddler (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: White, Little Boy blue, Kraft, DP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: rhinestones, copics

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring is Here

Hi there peeps! Here is a new card... *Shock and Amazement* --
In all actuality, this card is a standard A2 size and has oval shapes. Obviously my camera angles are messed up :-) I have to work on that some more. Anyway, this card is for a color challenge for the CMC Birthday Challenge. We were supposed to use purples, yellows and cream/white

The Copics I used were V00, V12, V15, V17, V99, Y13,Y15, Y19, YG11, YG13, and YG17.

I'm still working on my light sourcing as well. The goal on this card was to show the light coming from the middle and top of the card. I paper pieced the center using DCWV Latte Mat Stack. The sentiment panel is popped up with glue dots.

Stamps: Friends and A Beautiful Life (Gina K)
Paper: Pure Luxury Cream, Dandelion, Violet; DCWV Latte Mat stack
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Sweet Plum
Accessories: Sakura Stardust pen, rhinestones, Copics, Nestabilities, Inkssentials White gel pen

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Monochrome - Love card

Isn't this fun?! I was experimenting with the monochrome look. Such a simple easy to put together card. I've lost some mojo coming off of VSN, but am hoping to create some new cards in the next few weeks. I've got to get back into challenges and I'm going to try my hand at some scenery cards. I shamelessly have copied down some of the many tutorials that Theresa Momber has written up. I'm going to see how close I can get to her total card goodness!!

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Stamps: Love Notes
Paper: Kraft, Ivory (Gina K); DP - unknown
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Seeing Stars!

This challenge card was a tricky one. The rule was you could only use 2 layers of cardstock. A lot of people understood that to mean a 1 or 2 layer card. I played the odds on this one and got a 4 layer card that still met the requirements. The background was made on Vellum (not cardstock). I have a star stencil and I used the Copic airbrush system to add the color. That airbrush system is sooooo much fun!! The third layer is felt (not cardstock). Cardstock, Vellum, Felt, cardstock! Voila!!

Stamps: Stars (GKD)
Paper: Kraft, vellum, white
Ink: Potter Clay - Memento
Accessories: Copic Airbrush, star stencil, rhinestones, ribbon, felt

Monday, March 7, 2011

Color, Color, Color

Hello again.. I think I'm getting back in the groove a little! YAY me! Today's card features a color combo that was very new to me. Cherry Cobbler, Kiwi Kiss and Regal Rose. I have to say, when I looked at that I was STUMPED! I finally got it in gear and came up with this card!

As you can see I used various punches to add detail to the card. I also colored the pearls so I could stay completely true to the color combo. All in all not bad, but I don't this is a combo I will turn to again and again..

Stamps: hope Grows
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Kiwi kiss, versamark
Accessories: pearls, 5 petal flower punch, scallop circle punch, MS punch, kiwi kiss ribbon,copic, sakura stardust gel pen, clear embossing powder
Techniques: embossing, punches

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, March 4, 2011


My tribute to teachers who illuminate the lives of their students...The challenge is to create a luminaria. I chose to go with a teacher theme. In this case, I thought that the designer paper was to thin to stand up to the luminaria challenge, so I adhered the dp to a piece of heavy duty card stock. Then I scored the cardstock in the appropriate places and ran it through the big Shot with the Apple nestabilities from Spellbinders. I added the border at the top at the very end. I think it came out ok.. I still need some practice though!!

Paper: DCWV DP, Pure Luxury white
Accessories: Apple Nestabilities ,dimensionals

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Heart says it all

Hi there! This card was made to showcase shaped cards. In this specific case, I sure wish I had the Grand Calibur and some Grand Heart Nesties.... but I did what I could :-) I got this awesome velvet paper from Susannas Custom Art and Card Design. I used my heart nesties to cut it out. I added the rhinestones for some bling factor. Honestly, this is not my favorite. The idea that was in my head is hiding in there somewhere, but it's not obvious.. LOL

Paper: SEI velvet paper, GKD Layer weight white
Accessories: heart nesties, rhinestones, oval punches

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Vision in White

Hey there!! Not so long between posts this time. I've been very busy, but at least there was some time for creating in there. In a continuation of Mini VSN and VSN cards, (which will probably take the rest of the month;-) )... here is a vision in white. The challenge was to use an image that was entertwined. What better image than the entwined hearts from the ODBD set.

Obviously, this is a very simple card. I used White and Shimmery White Cardstock. The image is embossed using iridescent ice and I used my very used Bow Easy to make a pretty bow for the top. Now, if only someone would get married so I would have someone to send this to.

Stamps: ODBD
Paper: Pure Luxury white and Pearl
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: iridescent ice ep, suede ribbon

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