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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

And Another December Birthday Card

Hi stampers,

I may have mentioned before that the last couple weeks of December are filled with birthdays in my world. Between good friends and family, there are eight birthdays during this two week period that I need to make cards for.  Today I'm sharing a card that my friend Vicki asked me to make for her to give to her husband Martin, whose birthday is Christmas day. Martin is a SoCal boy who turned 71 years young this year. He loved this little surfer dude.

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The layout is a SFYTT from November.

Stamps: Kona by Our Craft Lounge
Card stock: SU brilliant blue and chocolate chip, TE choice buttercream
Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Rusted Sun
Ink: memento tuxedo black, Copics, clear Spica pen (colored over the image to make it look wet and sandy)
Other: classic circle and big scallop circle Nesties, SU blue brads, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Only two more days until 2011. I hope the new year brings you all much happiness.

Thanks for looking in,

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thank You- Curtain Call Color Challenge, Act 61

Good Afternoon all,

Since this was my first day of vacation, I took the opportunity to do some stamping. I decided to make a card for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge. I figure I'll probably need a couple thank you cards for after the holidays.

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Stamps: SU Uppsy Daisy and Short and Sweet sets
Card stock: SU bravo burgundy, early expresso, crumb cake and very vanilla
Patterned Paper: ?? something old from my supplies
Ink: bravo burgundy and early expresso
Other: SU crochet trim, chocolate leaf ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones, Spica pen in dark pink (I colored over the dark daisies to give them some shine), and dimensionals

Enjoy the holiday weekend,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eat Cake!

Happy Holidays everyone. Today was my last day of work until after New Years. Yea! :)

This evening I made a card for my friend Martin. He shares a birthday with Christmas and he and his wife will be spending this weekend with us. I've used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch layout to make his card.

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Stamps: Take A Spin by Stampin' Up
Card stock: ridding hood red, chocolate chip and whisper white
Patterned paper: B-day Bash by Imaginisce
Ink: ridding hood red
Other: SU Build a cupcake punch, SU game spinner hands, SU EFs,  classic square Nesties, expresso Dimensional Pearls, the Big Shot, baker's twine and dimensionals

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friendship Warms the Heart

Happy Friday all,

Only one more week until Christmas. I have one more Christmas card to share with you. I've had this Pure Innocence stamp set for several months, but this is the first time I've used it. I made a few of these to send to my very good friends.

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Stamps: Pure Innocence from MFT, Sparkle and Cheer from Taylored Expressions
Card stock, patterned paper, and rub-ons: Snow Day Project Pantry kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink: memento tuxedo black, SU baja breeze, Copics
Other: classic rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nesties, TE snowflake die, Kaiser rhinestones, the Big Shot, and dimensionals 

I hope your weekend is a fun one. Thanks for checking in.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Sister

Happy Birthday Diana,

This is the card that I made for my sister. I used this weeks Sweet Stop sketch for the layout. Most supplies are from the upcoming SU Occasions mini catalog.

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Stamps: SU Sew Suite set and In Stitches jumbo wheel
Card stock: tempting turquoise, confetti white
Patterned Paper: Sweet Stitches DSP
Ink:  SU tempting  turquoise, memento tuxedo black, Copics
Other: SU punches, SU pompom trim, SU buttons, Cuttlebug EF, Lacy circle Nesties, TE small scallop border die, the Big Shot, and dimensionals 

Love you little sis,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Christmas Cards

Today I  have some misc Christmas cards to share. Most years I make a bunch of cards in a couple designs. This year I made anywhere from 1 to 10 cards in several designs. More fun this way.
Here are just a few examples:

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Stamps: Sparkle and Cheer and Merry Little Cocktail sets from Taylored Expressions
Card stock and patterned paper: Snow Day project pantry kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink: memento tuxedo black, memento rich cocoa, SU garden green, SU orchid opulence, SU riding hood red, and Copics
Other: SU EF, circle and oval Nesties, Stickles, TE medium scallop border die, SU punches, TE ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones, the Big Shot and dimensionals

I hope your week is going well. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Challenges - Merry Christmas

Hi all,

Yikes! It's been a few weeks since my last post. As "they" say, time does fly.

I have been working on Christmas cards for the last couple weeks and hopefully, I have enough of those. (I haven't actually counted them yet.) I need to get busy on birthday cards, though. Between family and good friends, I have 8 birthdays over the next couple weeks to make cards for. My sister, my niece, my nephew, and three good friends. Well, enough of that. On to today's card.

This one is for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #96 and Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, Act 60. It's a fairly simple card in traditional Christmas colors per this week's Curtain Call color combo.

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Stamp set: SU Playful Pieces and Teny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: SU real red
Patterned Paper: SU DSP from 2009
Ink: SU old olive, certainly celery, chocolate chip and daffodil delight
Other: SU EF, SU real red buttons, SU ribbon, yellow and red Stickles, Die-namics jumbo scalloped border die, rectangle and big scalloped rectangle Nesties, small snowflake punch, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by,