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Saturday, September 11, 2010

For You

For Splitcoaststampers Clean & Simple challenge CAS83 is a sketch challenge by a card submitted by Denise.

I stamped the image from SU! Elements of Style stamp set with white craft. Then I heat embossed with black embossing powder. I then let it cool, and then I brushed bleach over the each flower.

This technique is called Bleached Out Images.
Once the image was completely dried, I cut the stamped image and created my card.
I am actually very happy with the end result. I need to be more creative and start revisiting several techniques I haven't done in a long while.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Barnyard Bash

Wash the dog and shine the hog, it's party time!
~Lynn
I am joining Lynn over at Happier Than A Pig In Mud, who is hosting her first Barnyard Bash!
At first I thought, "I don't have any barnyard animals in my house, I only have roosters and chickens!" So I started looking around, and voila, I do have barnyard animals!

Years ago, I had started collecting Warren Kimble's collection of Barnyard Animals. I think I was meant to grow up at a farm...!





I haven't been able to find a place for my bunny print yet. I will continue searching for the right spot!

Here's my precious Petunia!

Here's my personal sous chef Pierre, who oversees all of my cooking! It's actually a Christmas tree ornament. I find him adorable!

Thank you Lynn for a wonderful Barnyard Bash blog party!
Please stop by Lynn's blog to visit other Barnyard Bash bloggers!

Clean & Simple

Last week's Splitcoaststampers Clean & Simple's inspiration challenge, CAS82, was to be inspired by the word "Delicious".
There's nothing so delicious as ice cream at the end of a very hot sunny day to cool you down!



My flavors are strawberry, French vanilla and chocolate peanut butter ice cream!!! Yummy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Set

I made a set of 12 birthday cards for the month of September to have handy at work. If September is going to be like August, I might need to make some more! There were tons of August Babies!!!

I distressed the edges of the card to give it a little "vintagey" look. I stamped the top part of the hydrangea in Blue Bliss ink, and the stem/leaf in Sage Shadow, and then I used the "huff & puff" technique before stamping the image on paper. I found the hemp twine at Dollar Tree!!! Huge savings!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Beautiful Wings

I love Clean & Simple Stamping weekly sketch challenges!
I was going to wait and post this card at a later date, but couldn't wait to share it!

This is my submission for Clean & Simple Stamping challenge FTL106. I love using embossing folders to add dimension and textured to my cards. This embossing folder is from Cuttlebug called Stylized Flowers. My butterflies are made using the Sizzix's Embosslits Beautiful Wings. I love using rhinestone/pearl stickers!

Pretty in Pearls

It's great to have a 3-day weekend because I get a chance to play and have fun stamping and creating!
I made this card using 2 challenges. The first challenge is from 2S4U60. Their weekly challenges are wonderful, and today's was perfect in combination with Pals Paper Arts inspiration challenge.

Pals Paper Arts inspiraton challenge 58 is Pretty in Pearls. They have a picture of Audrey Hepburn window shopping at Tiffany's wearing this gorgeous pearl necklace! Oh yes, and she's having breakfast! I love pearls and wear them as often as I can...fake & real! I made the flower from ribbon. I scattered some rhinestone stickers to give it a little touch of bling.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Featured Stamper

Emily Niehuas aka stampinout is this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, FS187. Please visit her gallery to see and get inspired by her amazing gallery! I chose this card to case: Life is Simple.



I went through my scrap box and found a piece of candle packaging I had saved because I like the print. I knew that someday it would come in handy, and guess what...today was the day!
I distressed the edges of the cardstock to make it look a little "vintagey". I went through my button jar and found this shell button from one of my old dresses I had saved. The hemp twine comes from the Dollar Tree store. Big savings there!
Once I was done with the card, I noticed my squares were a little out of line...oops...I think I need to get my eyes checked for new glasses!!!