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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wishing You a Birthday Filled With Cupcakes

Hi all and Happy Sunday evening,

I've been away for a couple weeks, traveling for work, and just got home Friday evening. Unfortunately, not much time in my weekend to do much stamping, but I did manage to pull out my new TE November Key Ingredients Kit that arrived while I was away, and make a card for my best friend's birthday. This new KI kit has some really cute papers, mostly bakery related. I love the "retro" feel of them. For my card, I followed the TESC134 layout.

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Now that this post is finished, I need to finish packing for a week away again. This time for vacation. We are going across the country to Franklin, MA to spend Thanksgiving with friends.

I wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: For the Love of Cupcakes by Taylored Expressions
Card stock and patterned paper: November 2010 Key Ingredients Kit
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: chipboard and ribbon from TE November 2010 Key Ingredients Kit, classic oval and scalloped oval Nesties, cuttlebug EF, SU corner rounder, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend Challenge Cards

It's Monday again already. Yikes!!! The weeks are flying by. My weekend was fairly productive again as far as stamping goes. I was able to make cards for three challenges.

First up is a card for Taylor's Friday TESC133. I again used the Snow Day Project Pantry kit for my papers. I just love the colors! I paired it with the Winter Wonderland stamp set.  As you can see,  I used the snow flake dies and eyelet border die from TE. The sparkly brads are from the SU Holiday Mini catalog and the EF is Cuttlebug snowflake.

Next, a card for Jen's Sketch For You To Try challenge. I do believe that this is my favorite of the three. Maybe it's the traditional Christmas colors, or maybe it's just the way it all came together, but I do really like this one. I again used one of Taylor's project pantry kits for the papers as well as one of her new Christmas stamp sets. They are, Sparkle and Cheer stamp set and Tinsel and Twig Project Pantry kit. I used three different Spellbinder dies and the little tag is SU.

Finally, a card that works for two more challenges, Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch 92 challenge and Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, Act 55. Okay, I really struggled with these colors. I pulled out all kinds of paper and stamp sets and finally decided on this little thing. Sparkly and Bright is one of my all time favorite SU Christmas sets. (I think it's the reindeer). For the greeting "Sparkly & Bright," it's stamped in black ink, then I went over the letters with a black Copic Spica pen. In RL, it's very sparkly but not so much in the photo. Santa's beard is done with a clear glitter pen and the reindeer's nose is Christmas red stickles. The patterned papers are various retired SU Christmas DSPs. A few more Spellbinders dies and some SU black satin ribbon finish it off.

I hope you all have a marvelous week, and thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oh, Nuts!

Hey all,

I was so busy last week that I didn't get a birthday card made for my brother, whose birthday was last Thursday. He's pretty understanding, but I did get a card made for him on Sunday and mailed yesterday. Fortunately for me, I have some of those cute belated birthday a-la-carte stamps from Taylored Expressions. I used TESC 132 for the layout, as well as papers from the October Key Ingredients kit.

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Stamps: Belated Birthday-Oh, Nuts! by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: TE blue from October Key Ingredients kit
Patterned paper: Imaginisce Apple Cider collection
Other: TE scalloped eyelet border die, classic circle Nesties, SU punches, SU brads, the Big Shot and dimensionals.

Have a good Wednesday all,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Be Merry and Bright: SFYTT

Hi stampers and happy Monday evening,

This evening I have another card that I made over the weekend. It uses this week's SFYTT layout from Jen del Muro's blog. This was a really fun sketch with opportunities to use several different patterned papers. I took advantage of this and pulled out Taylor's Snow Day Project Pantry kit. I love this kit! The papers are non-traditional Christmas colors and are just so fun. Taylor included some really cute rub-ons, which I've used to make this card.

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Stamps: Taylored Expressions Snow Day set
Rub-ons: Snow Day collection by Crate Paper
Card Stock: Taylored Expressions from Snow Day Project Pantry
Patterned Paper: Snow Day collection by Crate Paper from TE Snow Day Project Pantry
Ink: SU rich razzleberry
Other: classic circle and scalloped circle Nesties, SU 1 1/4" and
1 3/8" punches, purple Kaiser rhinestones, mint green liquid pearls, the Big Shot and dimensionals.

I hope your week has started off nicely. Thanks,