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Friday, April 22, 2011

Princess Extreme

Happy Good Friday to all. I cannot even express how happy I am that it is Friday.
Today's card is my extreme princess card. I had to borrow the stamps from my daughter. First she told me I couldn't borrow them but after a "mom" look, she reconsidered as long as I promised that I would clean them after I used them.

The stamps were clear stamps that I picked up somewhere. I tried to make this as pink and sparkly as I could. It was created for a VSN challenge about "your first love". My daughter loves her princesses and thus the card was born :-) LOL Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you all have a terrific weekend.

Stamps: Disney acrylic
Paper: Pink pirouette, White
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spica pen, Copics, gold Leaf pen, rhinestones, Lacey circle nestabilities
Techniques: polished stone

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Today is an extra special day! Welcome to Lee's blog hop!

Today is my friend Lee's birthday and some of her "posse" have gotten together to celebrate her with a blog hop!

There is so much that I can say about Lee that I really don't know where to start. I guess I can start with the fact that I am very lucky to have been able to know Lee. She is one of the sweetest, truest people I know. Lee's creativity is a constant inspiration to me and I know to others as well. Lee is always ready with a smile or a smilie, as the case may be. Suffice it to say that Lee is a very special person and I am thrilled that I can help celebrate her on her "YOU" day!

For Lee's birthday card, I tried to incorporate many of the things that Lee loves. We start with some Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, add in some glitter, copics, bling and pink... then we finish off with a fairy. Whew.. that was a little on the difficult side.. LOL.  Lastly, please work with me here... that IS a birthday candle ;-)

Lee, I truly hope that your birthday is as terrific as you are. May all your wishes come true! Enjoy your hop on your day :-) MWAH!

Thanks for stopping by and please make sure that you stop by the rest of the blogs below for some more tributes to Lee and some incredible crafting!!

Alison -- YOU ARE HERE
Crafty Math Chick


Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Innocent Pink, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Corn Pure Luxury card stock; DCWV Once upon a time DP
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Angel Pink
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Glitter, CB Swiss Dots folder, Ribbon, and rhinestones

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

distressed music

I decided to try my hand at a distressed card look.  I used my background stamp from Cornish Heritage farms.  I stamped it lightly on the Ivory cardstock.  I tood the card stock and crumpled it all up.. that was hard. :-)  Then I used the Tim Holtz distress ink pads and light ran it over the crinkly card stock.  I actually like the way this card came out.  Obviously I couldn't go totally distressed because that would be way to outside my box.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Key to my heart

One of the VSN challenges was to make a card with a kitchen/food theme.  There were bonus points  for using a key on the card.  When I read the challenge, my mind immediately flew to one of my favorite chefs!  And what goes better with a chef than wine and cheese!!  The chef's kerchief is colored and his pants a paper pieced!  I found this adorable charm that had a key on it, so that became the main course of this meal!! 


Stamps: Voila
Paper: white, black, lipstick red (GKD)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: White gel pen, copics, charm
Techniques: paper piecing