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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snowflake Kisses

It is a rarity for two of my favorite challenge spots to offer up a challenge that I can put into one card. This week it happened! Stampin' Sisters in Christ asks for weather and Penny Black says "Let it Snow" -- and soon it will -- or already has in some places! (awesome DT cards here and here.) Here in the Arizona desert all we can do is dream about snow so little Hedgie is in a snow globe. The snow globe (stamp by Embossing Arts) is stamped on acetate and the contents are raised for dimension.

Rain, shine, or snow, I hope your day is filled with winter wishes and snowflake kisses.

Other stuff: Martha Stewart border punch, sizzix, cuttlebug embossing folders, gems, phrase by my hand, glitter glue, ribbon, snowflakes from stash.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Pieced Bounty

Operation Write Home Mid-Week Throwdown: paper piecing. Visit OWH for details on how you can share your beautiful cards with our folks in the service. When I chose this image, I didn't consider all the little bits and pieces -- I think this will be a one-of-a-kind! When all those little bits were attached, I double embossed the image with clear embossing power -- it really brought out the brilliance of the colors, sealed all the bits, and gave it a more dimensional appearance. The frame is on foam mounts for more dimension.
Stuff I used: Stamps by StacyStamps, Hero Arts, Posh Impression, Costco;
McGill Punch, Sizzix die cut, papers and ribbon from stash.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Got Pumpkins? -- Make Pie!

Halloween may be over -- but it's still pumpkin "season" and this happy Gruffie knows just what to do -- enjoy pumpkin pie. Many of you will recognize this image as the Gruffie who is leaned up against a pile of pizza boxes eating a piece of pizza. The current House Mouse challenge is to make a Halloween card or use Halloween colors so I did both! Be sure to pop by the challenge blog spot to view some amazing and Spooktacular design team cards. Gruffie is dry embossed on the back and affixed with foam mounts for a full tummy!

Stuff I used: The Jack O'lantern is a stamp by Anita's, swirls and little pumpkins are Sizzix, copper glitter by Duncan. Other things: cuttlebug embossing folder, foam mounts, $ store flower, pumpkin seeds and papers from Stash.

Hmmmm, I think I'll go bake one of those Gruffie pies!

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Penny Black's challenge is to use a triangle or zig-zag this week. I am celebrating today by inking this Penny Black stamp (dry embossed and foam mounted for dimension) for the first time. The tree (the qualifying triangle) is a Sizzix die cut and Cuttlebugged (is that a word?) The background (snow) is also Cuttlebugged (yup it's a word).

This card (top fold 41/4 x 5 1/2) is sort of an easel card to allow for the tall tree adorned with pearls from stash. The easel stopper and other adornments are foam mounted snowflake sequins also from stash. Stash is the biggest store in my town! The stars are twinkled with Art Institute Glitter and a bit of teenie tinsel stars. You can celebrate too by inking a brand new stamp today! Thanks for looking.

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