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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Mother's Day Challenge

I just love how this card came out.  SHHHHHHH! Don't tell my Mom, it's for her.  It's a surprise!  I hope she's not peeking!  The inspiration for this card came from Judy Marshall.  Thanks Judy, your work is awesome.  As you can see I used lots of Old Olive and Certainly Celery for my greens.  For the flowers (made with the butterfly punch)  I used Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette. The Sentiment is from the new stamp setxxxxx. It is framed with a stamp from the Four Frames set.  Isn't it of my favorites!  It was colored with Stampin' Write Markers and sponged lightly around the edge with Melon Mambo. The background was stamped with the flourish from the Elements of Style stamp set onto Shimmer paper.  Although you can't see the shimmer in this real's stunning.  The Shimmer paper gave the background just the touch it needed to make this a very special card.  I hope everyone will take time to visit Hand Stamped Sentiments this week and join us in the Mother's day Challenge.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Graduation Challenge #64

There is a fun challenge over at the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog this week.  The challenge is to make something with a Graduation Theme.  I had no idea where I was going when I started this card except for the fact that I wanted to use the word 'Congratulations' from Occasional Quotes and 'Go in the Direction of your Dreams' from Word Play (both from current IB&C). The rest of the card just morphed by itself. At one point I thought the front of the card looked like Hugh Heffner's smoking jacket...yuko...erase that vision!  Then I added the graduation cap that pulls out of the top of the I think it turned out kinda cute. I hope you'll join me in the challenge this week and remember...if you need any of the supplies I used, please email me at

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge 63 Easter

I just love how this card turned out.  I was at my Mom's house over the weekend celebrating her 84th Birthday.  On Sunday we spent the afternoon making cards.  She and I both love the 'Mother of Pearl' technique with Shimmer Paint.  The beauty of this card doesn't show through in this picture, but in real life, it is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!  I hope all my friends and followers will join me this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and make something for Easter.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #62 - Pink-a-licious

I hope each of you will join me for the Pink-a-licious Challenge at Hand Stamps Sentiments this week. You can use any color of pink to create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D gift item.  For my project I created a fun fold window card. I used the Sizzix lattice die for the front panels and enbellished with pearl jewels.  Inside the card is stamped with the Baroque Motif flourish in multiple shades of pink and embellished with flowers from the Punch Potpourri Hostess set, stamped in Rose Red and punched with the Boho Blossom punch.  I spritzed the entire card in Melon Mambo to give added interest.  The Sentiment is from the Clearly for You stamp set. The polka dotted frame is from the Four Frames Stamp Set....a Sneak Peek from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. If I can assist you with your order for any of the supplies I used on this card...please email me at