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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Paper Piecing Challenge #69

The Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog is hosting a Paper Piecing theme this week.  I hope you will all join me in submitting a card or project for the challenge.  I dusted off my Dream Garden (current SU IB & C) stamp set. I used various inks for my design (Tempting Turquoise, Concord Crush, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy) Some were stamped, some were painted with the Blender Pen.  I used a scrap of Rich Razzleberry ribbon to add the Obi belt to this Asian beauty. If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies I used on this project, please email me at

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #68 Memorial Day Theme

The theme this week on Hand Stamped Sentiments is Memorial Day.  I hope you will join me in celebrating the men and wpomen of our armed services.  We should always celebrate their service but especially on days set aside to celebrate them.  This is a card I have been wanting to do for a very long time.  I travel a lot and every airport I am in I see men and women coming or going from their tour of duty. I always stop and tell them 'Thank You', but I have always wanted to do more to show my appreciation. I know that my little card won't really make a difference in the larger scheme of things....but I just want to do something more to show I appreciate their sacrifice. I carry a supply of these cards with me at all times, then I have one to give to a member of our armed services no matter where I am when I see them.

This card was made with Always Artichoke and Black CS. I stamped the Courage (Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog) stamp set in Black StazOn, colored the stamp with Stampin Write Markers and a white gel pen. Attached a piece of Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon and tacked it down with a corduroy brad that I colored with the Always Artichoke marker. If you are interested in this stamp set our any of the supplies that I used in creating this card, please email me at

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog #67 - Anything Goes

Ya never know what you'll do what that item you pick up on sale at the local craft store.  That's the case with the frame I docorated for my 3-D item this week.  I covered it with Glossy Cardstock and created the clouds using a scallop circle and Not Quite Navy ink on a sponge.  Then I cut varying size butterflies with the Sizzix Butterflies #2 Die.  I cut them in Real Red, Concord Crush and Daffodil Delight and adorned them with Rhinestone Jewels.  The card was created in the same manner.  I added the sentiment from Word Play.  I hope all my friends and followers will join me this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  If I can assist you with your order for any of the supplies I used on this project...please email me at