Monday, August 31, 2009

Low Mojo...

Hi Everyone!

I look so forward to Mojo Monday for a fabulous sketch to inspire me. I don't know what happened today though; but my Mojo has left the building. I had one card done and even had it posted here; but decided that it was just too bad to keep out here in public, so I went back to the drawing board and started over. If you were here earlier and saw the other card...I'm so sorry! LOL! I was definitely happier with this one. I used Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Orchid Opulence. The image is from Paper Pretties and I thought the "Priceless" Sentiment was perfect for her.
I aslo got a chance yesterday to do Friday's WSC challenge. This was a lot more fun and I was rather pleased with this one. I don't often pull out Glorious Green; but it seemed to work well with the Tempting TQ, Cameo Coral and Apricot. I also used my new Razzle Dazzle set, which I've only inked up a couple of times since getting it.
Anyhow, that's all for me today. Hopefully I'll have something a bit more spectacular tomorrow to share with you!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

OCC Flower Friendship

Good Morning!
I hope you are all having a good weekend. I know that it is unusual for me to post on Sunday; but yesterday was such a crazy day that I didn't have time to post my card for the OCC challenge. We had to take Reagan and Tyler to the doctor for their school physicals and checkups. I spent the whole morning telling them that they wouldn't be needing any shots, and that it was just a check up. Well, guess what? Reagan was missing a vaccination, so she had to have a shot; and Tyler had to have a lead screening, so he had to have blood taken. I felt like such a bad mom! Oh, well we went to Dunkin Donuts afterwords and watched a movie when we got home and soon the day got much better.
If you remember from Friday I didn't do the WSC challenge because I was hoping that I could combine that one with the OCC challenge; but since the OCC was a sketch challenge that didn't quite work out that way. I knew that when I started the card I really wanted to use the shaving cream technique, therefore I had to base my card around the reinkers I had. I decided to use Regal Rose, So Saffron and Certainly Celery. I chose Orchid Opulance as my base and complimentary color. The Shaving cream piece is the the one behind the flower. That is such a fun technique and if you haven't tried it, I encourage you do to so. The flower is from Pick a Petal and the sentiment is from Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings" I added the white lines and dots around the top saffron piece to tie in with the white on the petal pieces.
Anyhow, that's all for me today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll see you tomorrow for Mojo Monday!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blooming Flowers and Timeless Memories

Hello Everyone!

Sorry about not blogging yesterday. I actually had a card made and ready to go; but somehow I just never quite got around to putting it up.
My first card is for this past week's SCS sketch challenge. I used Razzlin Razzleberry as my base with a layer of Melon Mambo that I ran the Cuttlebug wit the Swiss Dots folder. the two pattern pieces are from the Prima Marketing Sasha Collection that I use all the time with the new In Colors. It just coordinates so well together. The sentiment at the bottom of the Bermuda Bay piece is from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Zinnia" stamp set and so is the floral image in the center. I stamped the outer ring with Melon Mambo ink and the center in the Bermudas Bay. I added the white stitching around the edge and then put the Bermuda Bay Ribbon and the buttons at the bottom. Ever since I got that big bag of Flora Doodle Buttons, I am loving them!
My second card is for today's Get Sketchy Challenge. For this card, I decided to start with Bermuda Bay (I think it's my favorite new color!) and then added a layer of Crushed Curry which I stamped with the retired SU Print Pattern Stamp. I embossed the Soft Suede piece with the Swirls embossing folders and then used my Petite Oval Nestabilitie for the layerd ovals on the side. The clock image and "Timeless Memories" sentiments are from Clear Dollar Stamps "Ageless Antiques." The ribbon around the Kiwi Kiss piece in the middle is from Chatterbox.
I just saw the WSC for this week; but I think I'm going to wait for the OCC challenge tomorrow to see if maybe I can combine the two of them in some way. Now watch, the OCC will be a sketch challenge as well and my plan will be foiled!
TGIF everyone! Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MMSC Baby Congrats

Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone's day is going well so far. I had a chance to stamp early this morning, while everyone was asleep. This is my card for yesterday's MMSC, over at Priscilla's Blog. I flipped the sketch to make it work better for me, making it more of a horizontal card rather than a vertical card. This is a card for a friend that just had a baby girl, so I used Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Cocoa. The bunny is from the retired SU hostess set, Serene Spring. I stamped it in Cocoa ink and then used blender pens and chalks to color it in. The rest is all self explanatory. The sentiment, which turned out a bit blurry with the scanner, is from the "Congrats" Sale-A-Bration set from last year.
Well, I'm off for a little while, am going to try to stamp SCS sketch later today, if I get a chance. Until then, have a great day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Halloween Wiper Card!

Good Afternoon!
I had so much fun making the wiper card yesterday, I decided to make another one for today. I thought these would be perfect for Halloween and I've been dying to use the new SU Halloween paper. I also used my new Scary Skeleton set which I embossed with versamark and black powder to make it stand out a bit on the Perfect Plum paper. Everything else is really self explanatory, so I won't bore you with the details.
I've got a plan for today's MMSC16 challenge, however, I think I'm going to wait until tomorrow to work on that.
Have a great day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Still got the Mojo!

Hello!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday. I know some of you are probably in the throws of the first day of school. Ours don't start until after Labor Day, so I still have a couple more weeks of leisurely relaxing mornings. Well, besides the normal domestic duties! Don't really have an excuse for not posting earlier. Didn't really get my stamping "mojo" going until about 10:30 this morning and then I had to wait my "turn" for the computer!
Anyhow, once again I have two cards to share with you today. The first one is yesterday's Mojo Day 7 card. I worked on it last night while I was watching Mad Men. It was easy to put together. especially with the help of the scallop square punch and the 1" square punch! I'm a big fan of the inchie square technique. I used Really Rust, Choc Chip, Mellow Moss, Kraft and Bordering Blue for my color palette. The pieces of pattern paper are from the Basic Grey Archaic 6x6 pad. The Tree stamp is from ColorBok "Friendly Forest" and I stamped it in Always Artichoke ink on Kraft Paper.
The Second Card is for today's regular Mojo Monday. It is a Wiper Card, which is a tutorial from Beate on SCS. I've added a link on the right side under SCS tutorials to get you there faster if you 're interested. This was a lot of fun to do and not nearly as complicated as it first appeared. I used Brocade Blue, Sahara Sand, Lavendar Lace, Sage Shadow and Basic Black for my colors. The water can image is from Our Craft Lounge "Garden Thoughts" I colored it in with a variety of Copic, SU markers and SU watercolor Crayons. For the two decorative panels on the side, I used Sahara Sand with a piece of Designer Series Paper. I wrapped purple string around a piece of Sage Shadow paper and attached the Prima Flower complete with a black flower brad.
That's all for me today! Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Aloha with OCC and WSC!


Good Morning!

I'm getting ready to leave for an all day crop, which I have to tell you I'm so excited about since it's been about 3 years since I've been able to go to one. Those of you who are scrappers will understand what I mean when I say, it's just not the same when you scrap alone. I saw that the OCC had this week's challenge posted early, so I decided to work on it. Since it was a color challenge, I also had a chance to do yesterday's WSC. The color challenge from OCC was to use the new In Colors from SU. I didn't use all five; but I figured 3 would be fine. The bright colors of Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo made me think of Hawaii. I haven't had a chance to ink up my new "Aloha" Sophia from Paper Pretties yet, and I thought it would be perfect for this card. The embossed circles on the Crushed Curry background are from SU's Circle Circus set.
Ok, sorry this is such a quick post; but I gotta run! Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mojo Day 5 ***and more***


Good Morning Everyone!

TGIF! I've got a busy morning, so this is just a quick post to share my Mojo Day 5 card with you. This was super simple to put together. It only took me about 40 minutes or so to get it done. The patterned paper actually has a more Krafty tone to it, so I'm not sure why it came out looking so yellow in the picture. Anyhow, probably not the best card I've done this week; but I guess they can't all be winners. Have a great day everyone!
Well, I'm back with another quick card to show you. I've come across another sketch challenge to participate in. I know, like I need another challenge to keep up with! However, I really like the creations that Ann from "Creative Antics" comes up with and I found the new "Get Sketchy" challenge through her blog. I wasn't able to participate last week, so I thought I'd give it a try today. Two cards is my max for a day, however; so unfortunately I will not be doing today's WSC challenge. Be sure to visit Beate's blog for links to all the wonderful creations that everyone has done. This card was incredibly simple to put together as well. I even took an actual picture of it, instead of just scanning it. That's mainly because the flower in the middle is 3D and I put it on a scallop circle which I also mounted with 3D foam dots. The pattern papers are all from my package of Prima Sasha Collection papers. The two base pieces are Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay. I rounded all the corners, mainly because I just got a new fiskars squeeze punch and when I tried it, I couldn't believe how smooth it is. I love it!
Ok, so that's it for me...I promise!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Mojo Cards


Well, what do you know? I was able to complete two cards again today as well! Now I'm all caught up on this week's Mojo Monday cards. The sketches have been fun to work with and surprisingly, both of these cards came together rather quickly. I think that's because there wasn't a lot of stamping involved with either of them. I knew that I wanted to try to do both of them this morning, so I try to limit the work involved in creating each of them.
The first card is for yesterday's #3 sketch. For this card, I decided to use a sticker from a K and Co. sheet that I had for my focal image rather than a stamp. I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 Almost Amethyst base, which I folded sidewaysand then layered a piece of yellow patterned paper from SU. Next I added some light yellow eyelets to a strip of celery paper and attached it just about the bottom of the yellow piece. I found a piece of pale pale purple in my paper stack that worked great with the coloring in the sticker and used my corner rounder to make a scallop edge before attaching it to a strip of Amethyst paper. The ribbon is from chatterbox and the "just because" sentiment is from my Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings", a set that I am totally totally loving right now! Finally, I added the white stitching around both pieces of the Amethyst paper.
My second card is for today's #4 sketch. Truth be told, this card came together even quicker than the first. I knew that I wanted to use this piece of scrap from SU's Pink Flamingo collection that I had. I also knew that the paper was so busy, that I wanted to do a center element that was simple and clean. I started with a standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Ruby Red card stock and then layered a piece of Cameo Coral. Then the patterned piece of paper with a small Ruby Red border at the top and bottom. I added the strips of Summer Sun to the top and bottom next, followed by the Turquoise piece in the middle. I stamped the white piece in the middle with itty bitty backgrounds in Coral ink and added the scallop circles and prima flower in the middle. Finally, the sentiment on the bottom stamped with Ruby Red ink is from (say it with me now!) Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings"
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy them. Can't wait to visit everyone and see what lovely creations you've all come with. Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wow! Two Cards in One Day!

Hi Everyone!
Can you believe I have two cards to share with you today? The first one is for today's SCS sketch challenge. I used Navy for my base and then added a folded piece of Dusty Durango which I ran through my CB with Birds and Swirls folder. I wheeled "Forever Flowers" on the Soft Suede piece. The main tree image is from Lovely as a Tree and I sponged the background with Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Soft Suede inks The buttons along the Pumpkin Pie ribbon are from my various button stashes.
The second card is for Day 2 of the Mojo Monday 100 celebration. I'm a bit behind on that challenge, since today is actually Day 3; but hey, that's ok! The card is very straightforward, so I won't bore you with the details. Besides, taking time to stamp two cards today has put me way behind in my domestic duties and it's almost time to go get Reagan from gymnastics.
Have a great day! I will be doing some blurfing a bit later today. Can't wait to visit everyone!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MMSC 15 and Color Challenge


Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a fabulous day so far. Mine has been busy as always. My daughter is attending a gymnastics camp this week, which is about 30 minutes away from our house. The day, therefore, is chopped up a bit by being in and out of the car so much. That's ok, though. I really don't mind. She's really taken a shine to it and is progressing well and I am always of the opinion that it is important that youngsters, especially young girls, be involved in something that promotes self-confidence.
Ok, so that's the end of my dissertation for the day. On to the challenges for today. My card today combines the MMSC 15 with SCS color challenge to use Teal, Cocoa and Vanilla. I decided to be a bit different today and use vanilla as a base. If you are like me, you start with a color and just use your neutrals for stamping on. Of course, that doesn't translate so well in the picture; but it really does look good IRL. I was able to use my new Martha Stewart background stamps, which I inked up with Chestnut Roan chalk ink. I stamped the Riley image in Cocoa ink and then used various things such as pencils, ink and markers to color it in. The sentiment on the bottom is from SU's Chit Chat rubons.
I hope you like it, I can't wait to see what everyone else has done. Have a great day everyone!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Late with the Mojo


Hi Everyone!

Wow! What an incredibly busy weekend. We were non stop all weekend with family, friends and lots of fun. It was really wonderful. Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to stamp and then today has been really busy as well, which is why I'm so late with today's card for Mojo Monday. This is also my card for this week's OCC challenge for Christmas in August. I suppose it's good to start thinking about those designs. This was relatively easy and I think it would be rather simple to mass produce. The circle behind the Angel (Paper Pretties) could have been a bit larger; but I didn't want it to take away from the cuttlebug background that I did.
So, anyhow it's late in the day and my house looks like a tornado went through it. Have a good evening and thanks for visiting with me!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

WSC93

Good Morning!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. Mine has been fabulous and it's only Saturday, which makes it even better. We had a great family day yesterday and I was even able to sneak in a quick trip to Michaels. Didn't get a whole lot; but was happy with the few items I purchased. I got some background pattern stamps by Martha Stewart which I can't wait to use.
I did get a a chance to do the WSC; but I didn't get done with it until about 10:30 last night and by then I was too tired to blog.
So, here it is. This is actually the second version of the card. I originally had a smaller circle on the front; but decided to go with something a bit bigger. I just felt as though there wasn't enough of a focal point. The larger pieces of bling on the side are actually blue; but for some reason they scanned more grey looking. It looks really good IRL! My base is Rose Red, with layers of Pink Pirouette, and Kiwi Kiss. The piece of pattern paper is from The Sasha Paper Collection by Prima and the blue mat around it is from my scrap pile. The letter stickers for the "hello" are from American Crafts and the flower in the corner is by Flora Doodles. It's all rather simple; but I hope you like it.
Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Smile! (You don't have to use stamps)

Good Morning!

Once again, posting a bit early this morning. I hope to have time to do the WSC a bit later today and if I do, I"ll be back again later. A few weeks ago I was scrolling through the Kwerner videos that I had missed while on vacation and came across one that she did showing how to make a background using diagonal strips of background paper. The technique inspired me so I decided to give it a try. I had gotten some American Crafts "Thickers" letters, again inspired by Kristina (where would we be without inspiration from her?!) and decided to build the card around those. The paper that I chose to make the background with was from Basic Grey's Color Me Silly collection, which I mounted on Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss paper. I struggled with trying to find the right blue shade to use and ended up going with Turquoise. Now, looking at it on the computer I'm thinking I should have gone with a yellow instead of the turquoise. However, it actually looks ok IRL. I couldn't decide what stamp to use in the center. I didn't want to use anything that was "busy" since there was so much going on with the background design. In the end, I pulled out my Prima flowers and brads and called it good. I added the stitching lines and that was it. So, what do you think? If you get a chance, try this technique, it's really quite easy and the results are often pleasantly surprising.
Have a good day and if I'm not back later, have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Single Layer Card

Good Morning Everyone!

Before I begin today's post, I just want to say thank you to all of you who take the time to visit and comment on my little creations. I see so many wonderful things when I blurf around the net. There is so much inspiration and I'm often amazed by the things I see, so it means a lot to me when others who do much better things I do, take time to say something nice. Thanks!
Ok, well it's early and I'm actually posting already, yay!! Well, that's only because I'm posting something that I actually made earlier in the week. I'm not sure that I'll have time to stamp today and I was actually thinking that I may work on some layouts today instead. This card is so incredibly simple. I was inspired by K. Werner's single layer card that she did for this week's MACM. I have to say it was really hard to not put another layer of color on there. The key to doing single layer cards is finding the paper and ink that go well together. After all, ink on colored paper is different than the ink on white paper. Still, I was pleased with the results. I used Sage Shadow with Rose Red, Basic Brown. The stamps are Circle Circus and the Jumbo Outline Alphabet. I used water color crayons and aqua painters to fill in the letters. So there you have it, easy peasy for today. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sketch Challenge and New Toys

Hi Everyone!

Once again, I'm running late with today's post; but that's because I actually decided to do two cards for todays SCS sketch challenge. When I was looking through the gallery at people's samples, I really liked the fact that some people had flip the sketch for a horizontal card. I couldn't make up my mind as to which way I wanted to make my card, so I figured why not do both? For the first card, I had originally tried to do the stain glass technique with the flower; but I think I had the wrong type of vellum, because after 3 attempts, it just wasn't working. Then I stamped it twice and colored it with colors I didn't like before I finally got the result I wanted. I chose Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sahara Sand, and Old Olive for my color palette. The flower is from Echoes of Kindness and the sentiment at the bottom is from my new Hero Arts set "Everyday Sayings" This set is so versatile and I am really loving it. I will definitely be adding some more to my wish list.
I was really most excited about making the second card because I was able to use my new Top Note Die from SU. I had stayed away from purchasing any of these because I didn't want to buy the Big Shot since I already have a Cuttlebug. Perhaps I will one day; but not now. Then I discovered that you can use the Bigz dies in the cuttlebug and I am so happy! It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to buy some more. I used Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Artichoke and Pumpkin for my color palette. I like how the Top Note has perforated lines around the edges. I decided to go over the lines with chocolate chip marker and then a Not Quite Navy marker around the two pumpkin pieces. I thought the corner still looked a bit bland, so I added the buttons to complete the card.
So, that's it for today! Have a great evening everyone!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bleached Midnight Madness

Hi Everyone!

I hope your day is going well. I have been enjoying a relaxing morning catching up on last season's "Mad Men" before this season begins. It is such a good show! I've also been very creatively productive as well. I've actually stamped two cards this morning; but I'm saving one to share at a later date. The one I do have to show you today actually combines two challenges. The first being the MMC 14 challenge. Again, this is my first time back with this challenge and I enjoyed it very much. If you've not had a chance to check out Priscilla's blog, hop on over there. She has some amazing eye-candy, as well as other goodies to take a gander at. The second challenge I incorporated today was the SCS color challenge. This week's challenge was rather unique in that it combined a techinique as well, bleaching to be precise. I was a bit leery of this at first, because my experience with this technique has not often been successful. Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained right? Well, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I decided to keep the colors few and simple, using only Kraft, Melon Mambo and Blush Blossom.
I learned through a bit of experimentation that bleaching outline images is a bit easier than whole images, which is why I chose this flower from Fifth Ave Floral. I also discovered that when bleaching, a light hand is key. I used my Oval Nesties and the Oval All stamp set for the sentiment and then finally added just a bit of decoration around the scalloped Kraft piece.
Happy stamping everyone and have a great day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back to the Challenges

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Sorry about the late post today. It's been a busy morning and productive as well. I managed to get the house cleaning done as well as complete the Mojo Monday sketch for today. This was my first Mojo Monday since June and I have to admit the two back panels sorta threw me for a loop. It was a bit hard to get them situated just right and I'm not sure that I did in the end. I also chose a color combination from a SCS challenge that I had not seen before. I thought the combination of Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink and Rust was unique and I really liked the way they looked together. Since there wasn't really a lot of room for a sentiment I decided to just use a sentiment type stamp. This one is from the retired set Lexicon of Love. I know it's odd to use old stamps when new ones have just come out; but it worked, so why not, right?

I also had time to do WSC challenge over the weekend as well. This card was designed largely around the buttons. This is a collection from Flora Doodles that I got from Archivers in Omaha. It's a whole bag of buttons that I think would make Kristina Werner giddy with delight! The dark button is actually a deep purple which goes well with the Razzleberry paper. I also got a chance to use my new Paper Pretties image from the Stamp of the Month Club. I still have one that I haven't used yet; but I will soon. The colors for this card are Soft Suede, Razzling Razzberry, Mellow Moss and Barely Banana. I colored the main image with copic markers. I don't have any curly label nesties or punches, so I decided to put it on a circle with a rounded square behind it.
So that's all for me today. Have a great day

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sometimes it all just works.

Good morning everyone!

I very rarely sit down to make a card without having some sort of idea or sketch about what I am going to do. Now, having said that, it also very rare that what I end up with is actually what I was envisioning. Usually there's some element that just doesn't work the way that I had imagined. Every once in a while though, all the planets in the creative universe line up and Viola...my imagination turns into a pretty decent piece of reality.
Such is the news of today's card. I wanted to do something relatively simple;but with a bit of pizazz as well. I had noticed that Kristina Werner embosses a lot of of her background images, so I wanted to incorporate that here. I used my favorite background stamp "Fine Lace" to accomplish that aspect. It is a bit hard to tell in the picture, but it really is cool IRL. Secondly I wanted to use some embroidery floss instead of ribbon to create another interesting and unique element to the card. I used Versamark and my SU chalks with daubers and blender pens to color the flowers, which are from the retired hostess set "Echoes of Kindness." Finally, a bit of faux white stitching around the edge of the card made it all come together. So, what do you think? That's all for me today, at least creatively. I plan to hop around and see what everyone is up to today, though. Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday.

Supplies:
Paper: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Tempting TQ.
Stamps: Echoes of Kindness, Fine Lace Background, Fundamental Phrases
Accessories: Embossing tools, Blender Pens, Chalks, white gel pen.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

So True, So True.


Good Morning!

You may be wondering about the strange title for today's post. It refers to the sentiment on the card for today. It is from the Fifth Ave Floral set that I finally got. I've been wanting it for the longest time and was so happy to get it. I love the sentiment because I think that it is probably one of the most true things I've ever read. They are definitely words to live by, aren't they?
This card also uses some of the new in colors for this year. I think the same thing every year when they come out with new colors. I am sad to see the old "new" colors go; but am delighted with the new ones. Honestly, I don't think that I've been unhappy with any of the colors SU has developed since starting the in colors. What's amazing is how many things I see in fashion, and home decor and other things that have colors so similar to these new colors. Any one else experience that?
So, here I've combined Razzling Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie. I used a blender pen with the ink pad to color the flower. It came out a bit bright in the picture. It looks more like pink passion than melon mambo! The rest is very straight forward, so I won't bore you with the rest of the details.
Have a great day! Leave a comment for me...I love to hear from you! Also, I hope you like the new blog look. I figured it was time to change it up a bit!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Hello Friend"...I'm Back!!


Hi!

It's so good to be back! Vacation was a lot of fun and we had a great time visiting family; but as you all know it's always great to be home. We have officially settled in here in Rhode Island and my stamping supplies are unpacked and ready to go. I have to tell you though, my house doesn't have any AC and the humidity is horrible here! It's not that hot, so the kids are able to spend most of the day outside, which is fantastic! However, it doesn't do much for my stamping supplies, especially my paper, which just sort of wilts and warps as soon as I leave it out for more than five minutes!
Anyhow, I hope to be able to visit all my favorite blogs today and see what everyone has been up to. I'm so far behind on everything! I've been trying to catch up on my Kwerner videos that I missed over the last couple of months. Speaking of Kristina, I was able to visit an Archivers store in Omaha, NE while I was on vacation and it was really cool seeing a lot of the things that she uses. I bought all kinds of really great things, including some Thickers by Amercan Crafts, Basic Grey pattern paper, Flora Doodle flowers and buttons, Zinnia stamps by LYB, Hero Arts stamps and other stuff I can't remember. I also got new stuff from SU from the new catalog!
However, I haven't actually used any of it yet! I took a few supplies with me while on vacation because I actually did a workshop for my sister -in law. I played a bit with a few things that I'm going to share with you this week. I hope to get back into the normal routine of challenges next week.
The card I'm sharing today is actually one that I did before I moved and was inspired by a Kwerner video. I loved the idea of doing the inchies out of different pattern paper. I can't tell you how much easier they will be to do now that I have 1" square punch...which I didnt' have when I made this card. I actually didn't do any stamping on this card. The "Hello Friend" is Quickutz letters (yes, I'm still using the old squeeze tool!) and then adhered.
Ok, so that's it for me today. So happy to be back. Leave a comment for me, I'd love to hear from all of you!!

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