Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Taking a break

I am on a writing kick... dont know why or for how long ... but when it passes I will be back to scrapping. Gotta get the story outta my head!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Box Set

Here is another set of cards for the auction. This uses Kristina Werners graphics. Hope there is no issue selling these since all the proceeds are going to charity.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Where I have been....

I have not been doing challenges because I have been making card sets to donate to my daughters sister school in Africa. We are holding an auction.
So I finally got around to taking pictures of the card sets and here is the first one - and the box it is going in.
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I will get the other gift sets uploaded as I get the photos edited and uploaded!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday Cinema - My Fair Lady

What a fun film!
I was inspired by all the beautiful outfits they dressed Eliza in. And the colors, white, black and reddish pink. She always looked so Chic. And words, words, words.

I used Black magic paper - embossed in my Cuttlebug using the words (of course!) I added some black and white paper that I colored reddish pink with my Koh-i-nor pencils. I added some Bazzill ribbon. I stamped the dress and the word and shoes in Close to My Heart Le Chic stamps using Ranger black ink and embossing. I added stickles and bling to make it all shiny. It "sorta" looks like the dress at the Ball. I added the shoes to the inside.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

KWerner Color Challenge #48

I loved the fun but simple colors of this week's challenge.

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So I kept my card simple too. I used American Crafts paper and some green shiny paper I got as a Christmas gift from my hubby. Stamping Up Scallop Punch. The ribbon is from Bazzill and the stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly Birthday Sentiments with Espresso Adirondack Ink from Ranger.

Can you believe NO popdots!?!

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Inside:

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday Cinema - Gold Finger

I have had some scrapping time this weekend and while I am getting REALLY behind on my photos I am enjoying making cards!

I used Creative imaginations patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, spellbinders cutters (had them forever - thought I should actually USE them!) Autumn Leaves Stamp, Gold Embossing, Gold Stickles, SU Scallop Punch, Ribbon from my stash,Dew Drops Made by Sharon and Pop Dots

The paper reminded me of foreign places and the stamp reminded me of all Bond movies!

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Edit: I can't believe I forgot to tell you. This week there is blog candy so head on over to check it out:
Copied from the site:
1. As a big thank you to all of you - we would like to include our Audrey recipient this week with this beautiful stamp set called BRANCHING OUT from Taylored Expressions. This set is normally $21.95 but can be yours for playing along this week (open to all international players!!!) !!! Please mention this blog candy on your blog! Its really such an amazing stamp set (Its my favorite!)!!!
2. AND that's not all, all players will be eligible to win the Prudence Paper Collection kit for just entering your card! After the deadline is over, I will use Random.com to help me pick one random winner for this awesome set of papers from Taylored Expressions!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

KWerner Color Challenge

Here are this weeks challenge colors:
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I used signature suite paper for the base card, bazzil paper (dark brown), SU punch, KI Memories Love series stamps, ribbon from my stash, CTMH white embossing powder (for the word) and all the hearts are pop dotted.

It was fun doing hearts in this non-standard color!

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Saturday Cinema Challenge

Saturday Cinema -- this week is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- with the additional challenge of using bright colors.

Here is my try ---I used the dark tunnel (as well as all the fun candy) as my inspiration
Using Block Magic paper for the tunnel, stickles and Glossy Accents, Hero arts for the cupcake -- Koh-i-nor pencils - Making memories stickers (got them at Target!) -- and Inksentials white pen.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenge

It has been awhile since I did one of these. But I got some time this Sunday and had a little fun.
Here is the card design:
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I used Bazzill Paper; Francis Meyer patterned paper, Bazzill Ribbon and RicRac, DMD Background Stamp, Hero Arts Cupcake and words stamp, SU Punch, SU water pen, CatsEye Dark Brown Ink, Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Cats Eye Green Ink, Copic Marker Grey Outline and Pop Dots!

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

My latest project

I decided to make a gift for my mom-in-law. She is recovering from heart surgery. We are trying to convince her to come stay with us this summer for a month. ANYWAY... here is the wall hanging I made. I used a kit from Quick Quotes and added some additional items from my stash.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Your regularly scheduled programming....

was pre-empted by a phone call from a friend needing 5 two page layouts by this weekend. She called Sunday night - so I needed to balance work, had a work friend in from out of town with his wife and child so we had them over for dinner Monday night, Bellas family birthday party is tomorrow and this ROTTEN cold I have.

Anyway the colors she told me to use were hot pink, blue (like crayon blue) and light yellow. Here are the five layouts I made -- mostly I used papers that Jamie sent me black and white ones by Imaginisce. With Bazzil and DCWV solids. I played with flowers and punches and ribbons.

The idea is that they will be handing out white sheets for everyone to write on at the shower (and they will take pictures too) and add the photos --- the bride tends to like things a little simple (hmmmm not me! hehehe) so I tried to restrain myself a little -- I definately used my Layout Blueprints (I have both volumes) for inspiration.

The pics arent the best but I snapped them Thursday morning right before packing and mailing them.


Oh and a little view of my cat Tommy -- who kept me company!
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kristina Werners Color Challenge #44

The hubby went to play at the Winter bluegrass festival last night. So I ended up going to bed early and got up this morning and decided to give Kristina's color challenge a try.

His band is at mosspiglets.com for anyone interested -- my hubby wrote and sang Small Town USA which is my fave of their new album. The CDs are on order -woohoo they are out of the studio! Albums take a LONG time to make!

Anway back to the card:

The base is Junkitz paper -- Also used DCWV (pink pattern), BG (brown pattern and tag), a strip of dark brown Bazzill is under the vellum. I do not remember the name of the vellum maker as it came from my stash. The brads are from Queen and Co. The stamps -- the words are CTMH and the dots are a SU roller. I used Adirondack Earthtones Espresso for stamping and Dark Brown Cats Eye chalk ink for inking the edges. The ribbon is from my LSS and I love it but dont know the brand.

Here are the colors:
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and here is my card
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Saturday Cinema Challenge - Bride and Prejudice

This movie challenge was so fun--- all bright colors and wonderful lyrics (I stole some of them for my card!)

I loved all the colors and the beads and the dots represent them.

Bazzil Paper --Daisey Dees pattern Paper -- Stickles -- Bling -- Color Rubz letters Dew drops made by Sharon --- Scrappy Cat flower stamps --- Stamping Up Punch --- and Pop Dots!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

KWerner Color Challenge

I actually had time to do it this week

the colors were kiwi green, mustard yellow, rust and white
I dont have much that was close to rust so I used an orangey rust in the big brad and the stickles.

Here is my card using Bazzil Paper, Distress Stickles, Chatterbox paper, American Craft Rub ons, And SU Scallop Punch

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and a close up of the rub on on the brad
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday Cinema Challenge - Emma

Pretty simple card but I think it fits the movie
Paper by Francis Meyer, Stickles, Pearl Drops, Pearl stickers, Velum, Ribbon

I tried to make the sentiment sound like the books and remind people of the letter they all handed around.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thanks

to all you for your wonderful comments on my work!

I just thought I'd give you a heads up that I am going on travel for work. I will be gone for two weeks. OK you can't feel sorry for me though as it is in San Diego so I will be WARM! hehehe and my family will be coming out part way through.

Anyway I just purchased the entire works of Jane Austen for the trip. I havent actually read any of them so I figured I would be a "captured audience" this trip.

Any suggestions about which book to read first?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cinema Saturday - The Wizard of Oz

The inspiration for this card is twofold ---
First I am missing my daughter Sarah so I wanted to send her a card telling her that and second --- I thought of the poppies scene. My flowers are more brightly colored (I used some brads for the metal) and I used sparkly red letters (for the shoes!)

The Outside and Inside of the card reads "May ... your yellow brick road lead to me. I love you." (edit: fixed typo)

Items -- variance flower stamps (Cats eye inks) and a lot of cutting, Bazzil Paper, brads and stickles, and Tea Dye Embossing powder on the bricks.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday Cinema Challenge

OOoo -- check it out. The challenge this week is Wizard of Oz --- so many possibilities!!!

I am thinking!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saturday Cinema Challenge - Cassablanca

Not sure if it is spelled right but HEY - I am doing a challenge again.

(THANK YOU to all my wonderful friends for helping me through this time)

OK here is my take on this weeks challenge
I used Bazzill paper, velum, Cats Eye Silver ink, Imaginisce Paper (Gift from Jamie TY!), Tim Hotlz mask (Gift from Lori TY!), Tim Holtz Black Paint Dauber (Gift from Sharon TY!), Art Glitter Ultra Fine (White), Ribbon, Oriental Trading Mini brads, DCWV blue textured paper. Couldnt get this song out of my head --- so here it is

I used blue even though it is not a traditional valentine color to keep the softness of the card.

The patterned paper strips are reminders of the slats (panini!!!hehehe)

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This is a close up of the front to "hopefully" show the glitter.

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Here is the inside of the card:

The strip at the bottom is for the person to add a note or sign.
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