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Friday, January 31, 2014

Late Birthday

Life has been a bit hectic lately.  My Dad was in the hospital again, thankfully he is home now.  But the Dr. appointments seem to be never ending.  With being so busy I overlooked one of my cousin's birthdays.  Last night I took the time to make her a card.  I love these stamps from the set called "Furnished With Love" from Stampin Up.  They fit the occasion perfectly!

I really like this layout!  I have used is numerous times.  It's easy and has the clean and simple tailored look that I love.  For the lampshade I stamped it on the patterned paper to match.  The coloring was done with my Copics.

It's Friday and the start of the weekend.  Now I hope I can find some time to finish up my Valentine's!  Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges #57 ~ Sketch

Boy did our DT ever design some AWESOME cards for this challenge at CC&CC!!!  I am so lucky to have the gals that I have on my DT, they are amazing!  We are sponsored this time by Whoopsiedaisy, and their images are soooooo cute!

Here is the sketch that we used:

I had so much fun with my digi!  I had a hard time deciding what colors to use, lol.  I know I will be doing it again and again just to use a different color combo.  This time I went with greens and yellow.  I like how it turned out.

Be sure to drop by CC&CC and take a look at the FAB cards the team have done and join us for this fun sketch challenge.  And also, visit Whoopsiedaisy for some fun digi shopping!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Experimenting With New Stamps

Well, today was another fun one!  I was playing with some new stamps I got for Christmas.  I was doing a mask technique that is sooooo simple, but looks really sharp!  I did it in three different colors, and the first two cards will be for a mans birthday.  The third one is for a lady.  I am trying to get a jump on my upcoming cards for friends!

I'm glad I got these done today as I am starting to not feel well.  I am running a low grade fever and am so cold - not good.  I had my flu shot, so I hope it helps!

Happy Crafting!

Chocoalte, Coffee & Cards Challenges #56

Time for our first challenge of 2014 at CC&CC.  We're starting off with a fun challenge, "Let's Go To The Circus!".  We have some GREAT new sponsors with us this year, and Digital Delights is one of them.  I am using their adorable digi titled "Circus Tent".  I colored it with my Copics, then added a printed out ticket and two stick on's; a bouquet of balloons and a lollypop.

 Be sure to see the great cards that out DT have for you too!  I am so proud of our team, they are the best gals and are so creative!  And our fab DT member SUE has been published!  WAY TO GO SUE!!!  CONGRATS

Hop on over to CC&CC and join in the fun!  See you there!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Today some goodies I bought on line arrived in the mail!  I used some of my Christmas gift money to order a 3 new sets of stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.  I love them!  For those who don't know what they are, you are in for a treat!  They are stamps that you ink in layers.  The finished effect is awesome!  Here is one of the sets called "Hearts and Roses" that I am using to make some of my Valentine's cards.  I embossed plain white card stock using  my Cuddlebug and then applied the layers of different color inks in layers.  What a stunning result!

Now I have to trim up the stamped pieces and apply them to the card base.
Nice, fun and easy.  I am so anxious to use the other sets!

Here are some of the color combos that I have experimented with:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Home

First I have to tell you that this card is a copy of a lovely one done by a very creative gal, Kendra, who entered her card in our CC&CC New Beginnings challenge.  It was a perfect card for my Aunt who just moved into a beautiful new home.

Kendra's card is made with all die cuts.  I don't have any of the dies, so I MADE ALL the pieces of the house.  The only ones that are die cut pieces are the greenery and flowers.  EVERYTHING else I designed in my paint program and then imported into my SCAL program and cut them with my Silhouette!  I LOVE that machine!!!  Here is the result.

Thank you so much Kendra for you amazing creation that inspired me to make one of my own.  I am very happy with how it turned out, and I know my Aunt is going to love it!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014

Well, here we are racing into 2014.  I hope that it is a good year for all of you.

This card is for some friends that I did not get a Christmas card made for.  With my surgery scheduled in the middle of the holidays, I got so behind!  In any case, I wanted to make sure that they knew I hadn't forgotten them.

I cut out the letters, numbers and champagne glasses with my Silhouette, added the ribbon and that was it.  I kept it very simple!

Happy crafting in 2014!