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Live, Laugh, Love - SSCCCCA27

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Live, Laugh, Love - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 27melon mambo, pink pirouette, whisper white, certainly celery. I didn't have those specific colors so I went with the closest next best thing. The stamps are from Kaiser. I stamped them in Basic Black. Then I used my aqua painter with Color Box chalk ink in Rouge, Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion.My stems and leaves were hand drawn with my Permapaque' marker in Black. Then I colored the leaves and traced my stem with Copic marker #YG63. The Live, Laugh, Love stamps are from JustRite. My ribbon is a scrap of fabric I folded in half. I added a Basic Grey brad. Rhinestones are from Prima.
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A Sketch Challenge over at PCP SoftPencil!!! Stays on Top! Please Scroll down for more recent posts. Thanks Peeps!

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Ok Folks! I asked Elizabeth of SoftPencil Digitals if I could post a sketch challenge for us all to play with and she said YES!

So here ya go. It's pretty simple. The only RULE really is, you have to use SoftPencil images on your creation. (Not to worry, she has plenty of images to choose from and she even has a few freebies.

Use this sketch to make a card, scrapbook page, or altered item. Use it as is or tweak it, turn it on it's side, flip it, or just use it for a jumping off point. Whatever you create we'd love to see!

So show us your wares! Deadline is April 29th, that's just one week from today. Elizabeth has a nice prize to give the person whose creation is picked at random on the 29th. Now get creating and please tag your images with pcpsoftpencil
This image is the prize Elizabeth is giving away for this sketch challenge. Isn't it just lovely? You could make some "SWEET" Mother's Day cards with this!
Thanks and we can't wait to see what you c…

Lavender Rose - FCC60

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Lavender Rose - Libby's Little Addiction From Courtney's Closet#60. My digital image was a RAK. I colored with Copics and added some Signo Gel in white. The swirlies and hearts border is a wheel from Stampin' Up! Hope you like my creation Libby. It was a fly by the seat of my pants sort of thing! :O)

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Rest In Peace

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My husband's cousin Cher (Cheryl) lost a long and arduous battle with cancer on Monday, April 26, 2010. This is a sympathy card for her parents and siblings. Cheryl Denise Stewart, may she rest in peace.
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Here Comes The Sun - EBAC88 Song

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Here Comes the Sun - Everybody Art Challenge #88 inspiration is a Song. My song is Here Comes the Sun written by George Harrison and sung by The Beatles. Below are the song lyrics:
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,

and I say it's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right
It's all right
My car…

Father - CTD90

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Father - Color Throw Down #90. For some reason the row of piercing looks bent. It wasn't when I snapped the photo, so I am thinking it must be a shadow thing from the flash. The colors for the throw down are rich razzleberry, barely banana, old olive, and pale plum. The sentiment and swirlies are rub ons. They were just lying in my stash so I don't know who they are by. The sentiment, if you can't read it: Father - a father carries pictures where his money used to be.

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Have a Bluebonnet Kind of Day! - Texas Tuesdays

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Have a Bluebonnet Kind of Day! - Texas Tuesdays.
Howdy y'all! My firend Libby Hickson said, " I am fixin' to turn Tuesday into Texas Tuesday here on my little ol' blog, and by golly if I'm not back for another Texas-y post! But here's a bit of exciting news - a few of my fellow Texas stampers loved the idea too, so they are going to be joining me!!"
This week I am playing along, so be sure to check out Libby's Texas-inspired creation (I think it's GAW JUS!)! Going forward, we are going to be having Texas Tuesday posts on the first and third Tuesday each month, and TWO MORE of our favorite Texas gals will be playing too! Can I just say - Gawl lee!! And just for fun - if you feel at all inspired to play along with us, please do! Send Libby a link via comment on HER Texas Tuesday post, and on the fourth Tuesday each month SHE'LL share a little Cowgirl Roundup! Well, I say "cowgirl" - but please note that cowboys are more than welcome…

my deepest gratitude - MOJO136

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my deepest gratitude - MOJO MONDAY #136. My sentiment and butterfly are from Raindrop Echo Designs. Thanks for looking. T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

SoftPencil's FIRSY ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

SOFTPENCIL'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY PARTY~


Hello friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! I have so much to share with you today ;)

As you already know, it´s the First Softpencil Anniversary so we are planning something BIG for our anniversary month! Are you ready? Please mark your calendars! :)

• May 2th - Live Chat at our Softpencil PCP group at 1pm EST

• May 6th - Softpencil Anniversary Blog Hop!

• May 28th - Softpencil's FANS blog Hop!

and much more coming soon ...
We would love for you to join us at the Softpencil's FAN blog hop, sign up by leaving a message on the post at SoftPencil's Blog.

Now it´s time to see latest creations by the wonderful DT girls, there are some pretty cards done with the digi-stamp called Good Friends. And it's the perfect occasion to make a friendship card! The links to their lovely blogs are in the side bar on SoftPencil's blog. Please check them out and leave them some love.

I'll be playing along as a Guest Designer …

New Doo! - TPE64 & CSBZNTSS4

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New Doo! - The Pink Elephant Challenge #64 AQUA. Meet my birdies Clara & Chuck Clucker, they are one of my own ZacksNana's hand drawn digital images. My designer papers are from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey paper pad. I used my friend Trish's Sunday Sketch (Trish designs sketches for my card sketch group over at Yahoo.com CardSketchesByZacksNana).

I colored my image with Copics.

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Wishing You - OAC10

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Wishing You - Oh! Alice Challenge #10 Queen of Tarts lost her hearts (use food) . I used designer papers from American Crafts. My ribbon is from ki Memories. My sentiment is from Stampin' Up! My cupcake is paper pieced.
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Sympathy - PCPCUTTLEBUG68

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Sympathy - PCPCuttlebug-ers Challenge #68 Shapeabilities as a stencil. Ok, I thought I'd get this week's challenge posted early. I have finally gotten ahead of the game for once. Don't count on it lasting though. :O) This week I would like you to use Shapeabilities dies as a stencil. I started out with my Top Note die. I cut 2. Then I trimmed along the dashes on the first one. I took the trimmed piece and brayered with Mellow Moss, then Glorious Green. Then I turned the piece around and brayered Glorious Green, Only Orange and Barely Banana. Then, I die cut my cross out of a piece of white cardstock. Then I taped my Shapeabilities cross die on that piece of cardstock. Using the die and cardstock as a stencil. I sponged over the entire cross with Basic Black. I also sponged/tapping along the edges. I took the second Top Note die cut piece and matted my image. I matted all of that on a piece of black cardstock to which I added some eyelets to the corners. Matted it all on orang…

I Heart My Pet - TESC110

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I <3 My Pet! - Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #110.

DCWV, Karen Foster Retro Resins, Bazzill Basics Walnut Polka Dot Brads, Prima Flower, Petaloo Flowers

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Dad - 2S4YL50 & Thanks Bonus Sketch

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Dad - 2Sketches4You by Laura #50 plus the Bonus sketch. Well, it's done. I am not sure how I feel about it. I guess it's ok. I may have to take another stab at it in the daylight. :O) Ribbon is from ki memories. My dragonfly is from Stampin' Up!'s All I Have Seen set and is stamped in Stampin' Up! tempting turquoise. My Dad tag is computer generated. The photo turn is from 7Gypsies. Glittery cardstock is from DCWV. The lattice punch is from Martha Stewart and is Stampin Up yo yo yellow. The brown cardstock is from another DCWV paper pad.
The Bonus card is made up of scraps. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Say It With Scallops set and stamped in only orange.
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hi - CLP24

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hi - Chelsea's Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #24. Use her sketch. Well, I have tons of very feminine cards and her sketch is very feminine looking. So I took it in the opposite direction. I am pleased with my card. The stamping sets used for the sand dollar and the hi sentiment are from Stampin' Up! sets; Nature's Wonders and Say it with Scallops. They were stamped in Close to my Heart's barn red and clear heat embossed. Papers are from Basic Grey's Offbeat paper pad. Ribbons are May Arts.
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Today it's the first anniversary of Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

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All the Sweet Pea Stamps DT members are giving us a chance to win some fantastic Blog Candy !!! Thanks goes to Lynette for all these prizes. If you get the chance pop on over to their blog and leave love. Each of their DT members is going to give some candy away!

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PCPCUTTLEBUG CUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #67

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Hi there!

Well, I have posted a new challenge for the Cuttlebug-ers. And if you'd like to join us you can click HERE. I chose a recipe. So here are your ingredients this time:
1 - circle
1 - square
2 - brads
1- image or sentiment
1 ribbon
Ok, now get busy. Of course you can use your Cuttlebug in any way you see fit for this one. But you are NOT required to use your bug. I didn't use my bug on mine. But feel free, it is all in the interpretation.
Have fun.
Remember to tag your creations with ; pcpcuttleg67
Thanks,
Betty aka Zacksnana

More Brayer Fun!

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Don't look too closely you will see a lot of boo boos.

that's mine up there. HERE is Michelle's.
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Happy Hoidays - MOJO135 CAS

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Happu Holidays - MOJO MONDAY #135. This one is Clean And Simple. Lots of scraps here. From the stamped red cardstock top to the star punched border. The ribbon, buttons, scalloped circle, round circle and image are all scraps I had lying around. The Happy Holidays was already stamped on the red piece of cardstock.
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Wonderful Mother - OA9

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Wonderful Mother - for this Mother's Day themed card I used the sketch challenge at Oh! Alice. It's a pretty simple sketch but it does make for some beautiful creations! My daffodils are a digi from Pamela's Gallery. I colored the image with Copics and added some Signo white gel pen to highlight in spots. The daisies are stamped ont he barely banana with Rouge from ColorBox Chalk Ink as is the sentiment. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Seamus gets a new DOO!

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BeforeAfter
It transformed him back into a puppy. It is such a drastic change. I still love him to bits. I'm just not sure how I feel about "the doo".
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3 hours Stampin' Up!

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Saturday night my Stampin' Up! Demo Janice had an open house. I arrived at 6 p.m. and stamped and colored and punched for 3 solid hours and look what I came home with!!! She had 25 samples to choose from and I actually picked out 13 but I simply ran out of time at 9 p.m. I was the only one there, so I had one on one attention and HELP! Janice is a sweetheart and we just chatted and she instructed me on some new techniques and how to use some new tools (well, new for me). It was a fun way to spend a Saturday night!
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Poultry in Motion... - CSCC75 & US51

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Poultry in Motion... - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #75 - featuring the 2 time Oscar winning movie from 1955 : Oklahoma! with a touch of Gingham.And Unscripted Sketches Challenge #51. The image is from La-La Land Stamps, her name is Clover. I colored her with Copics. Since the movie was a musical, I added some sheet music designer paper. My gingham piece is from American Crafts. I brayered other it with some Close to my Heart ink in sunflower and auntumn terracotta. I used Stampabilities brown  and Marvy #6 brown to stamp some swirls (Autumn Leaves Swirls v.2) on sheet music. Then on the bottom piece I brayered some Encore Ultimatge Metallic Green. Then I stamped more swirls on it using the same ink. I punched holes and threaded my lacey ribbon through. Then I added a piece of fringed ribbon across the bottom (whenever I think of the movie I always hear "in the surrey with the fringe on top!'). So I added the fringe. My sentiment is computer generated and made up by me…

Friend - CSBZNMay2010sample & SPDS March

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Friend - CardSketchesByZacksNana - May 2010 example card & SoftPencil Digital Studio March Challenge ribbons & bows. The little Japanese girl is one of SoftPencil's digitals. Isn't she just too cute! I had some scrap designer paper from Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss paper pad. I don't know about you but when I think anything Asian or Oriental I think red, black and gold. Below you will see snapshots of how I created the black matte for my image and for the frame.
1) I used my 2 5/16" circle punch and punced my image. Then I punched a piece of black cardstock with my 3" scalloped circle. Then I used my 1" circle punch and punched around the white circle cutting half a scallop a whole scallop and another half scallop. Then I would skip the same. And so on. Below is how it turned out. It's not equal all around. But it really doesn't matter. It still  has that Oriental feel to it (think of the roofs of their buildings).
2) For my matte I punched …

All Sewed Up! - JS4 & TSG49

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All Sewed Up! - Just Scraps #4 - You've Been Tagged! make a tag & There She Goes #49 - PLEATS. I was invited by Jean at JustScraps to play along with the challenges, so I created this. I hand sewed my patchwork square. I sewed my pleats but I liked the look of the pearlized pins so I left them on my project. I also used the pins for the stamins in my pleated ribbon flower. This is a pretty cool tag. It has a flap that has a magnet in it and so it opens. I placed the little handmade tags inside. The large bead and two angels is a brooch. The bead has some of the same colors found in the patches so I just tied it into my tag ribbon.
To be eligible for the There She Goes giveaway, you are to create a card that features flowers and incorporates the color yellow, then go back to the TSG to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (…

Happy Day! -SNB2

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Happy Day - Stretch N' Bubbles #2.Image from SNB and colored with Copics.
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New Home - MTSC69 & TPE62

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New Home - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #69 & The Pink Elephant's Challenge #62 - 1 image, 2 dies and 3 favorite embellies. My image is from PaperMom and colored with Copics & silver glitter gel pens. I die cut my image leaving just the bottom portion of the die intact ( it's the little bit of green ground and brown sidewalk behind the truck). I cut all the excess white away and then I cut another of the same size die and adhered my image to the die cut piece of light blue cs. My designer papers are from American Crafts & Basic Grey. For The Pink Elephant challenge 3 favorite embellies are, punches, ribbons and buttons.

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Missing You - TJSDC

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Missing You - Technique Junkie Scored Diamonds Card. I don't know if you can see it or not, but I have a diamond pattern embossed into my white cardstock. I used my Scor-Pal for my pattern, scoring at every inch one way then turning my cardstock to the left a quarter turn and scoring again. Sorry if my image looks blurry. I used Lynn Mercurio's tutorial on 3D stamping. Only I used yellow and orange inks and then I chalked inside the embossed areas.
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Celebrate! - ICS62

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Celecrate! - Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #62. This week the sponsor for the challenge is PaperMom so I dashed right over and purchased several of her images. I just loved everyhting I saw. But I purchased only 4. One of which is this little cuppy! I believe what I like the most is how simple and clean the inage is. There's not a lot of fuss and muss with this one. Just add a little bit of color and go baby, go! The desinger paper is a two sided pattern and is from Fancy Pants. The sentiment is a sticker. All the cards tock is from American Crafts. My cuppy was colored with Copics and I highlighted with my Signo gel pen. My polka dot flower is a digi from Fred, She Said. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Thinking of You - WMC1

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Thinking of You -wee Memories Challenge #1 - theme April Showers. There's an inspiration piece on their blog so make sure you check it out.
My image is from AmberInk. I colored her with Copics and added some highlights with my Signo gel pen. Sentiment is a sticker.
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Happy Mother's Day - PPC-CC8

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Happy Mother's Day - Picture Perfect Creations Color Challenge #8 - melon mambo, pumpkin pie, bashful blue and garden green. I did this one two ways, just to see which I liked better. I think I like the dark background the best. The image is from SoftPencil and I colored with Copics. Mother's Day sentiment is a sticker. The paint chips are from Olympic paints. Thanks for looking.
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Antique MOJO MONDAY134

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Antique - Wise Man - MOJO MONDAY #134. I started with a turquoise cardstock from American Crafts and I distressed it with my Stampabilities Brown ink pad. I did the same to a salmon colored cardstock from American Crafts. I used two border punches and some of the designer paper to work out the sketch.My ribbon is a RAK. The turned paper rose was handmade by me using THIS tutorial. The sentiment is a digital from Raindrop Echo Designs. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

You Moooove Me! - CPS59

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You Moooove Me! - Card Patterns Sketch #59. My friend Sue Meyer gave me a set of black foam type rubber stamps. The image on my card was one of them. Question is : Horse or Cow? I chose COW! Hubs says it could go either way. So I am sticking with COW. If you think other wise, well just leave it in your comments. :O) Designer papers are from DCWV Mocha collection. The sentiment is written in my own hand.

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hello friend - PCPCUTTLEBUG Challenge #66

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hello friend - PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #66 - Shadow a nestie - using ink or chalks leaving a white frame. In my image above, I used the Nestie Labels 4. Once I die cut the white cardstock I left it in the die. Then I used my ColorBox Cat's Eyes in heliotrope and lime and just used a dauber to add my ink. When I had the depth of color I wanted I removed the cardstock from the die and that left me with the white frame. Easy peasy, lemon squeasy!
I sure hope you'll give this one a try. Think of the possibilities!
Have fun and remember use the tag: pcpcuttlebug66 when posting your cards to the galleries.

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Welcome Baby - SSCCCCA25

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Welcome Baby - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #25 - only orang, green galore, whisper white, yoyo yellow, and pixie pink. I brayer-ed my background with ColorBox Rouge, Close to my Heart Sunflower & Autumn Terracotta. Welcome is written in my own hand. The glittery alphas are from Pink Paislee. The designer paper is from ki Memories. My dear friend Trish Davey create this sketch  which I used for Stacey's color challenge. Trish is a member of my yahoo group CardSketchesByZacksNana. She has volunteered to create a new sketch every Sunday for us to play along with. Thanks Trish Da Dish! I'm really enjoying playing with your sketches.
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Eat Cake! - OAC8 & USS50

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Eat Cake! the more candles the bigger the wish! - Oh! Alice Challenge #8 FLOWERS & Unscripted Sketches Challenge #50. Cardstock is Stampin' Up! Designer cardstock is from DCWV. Ribbon is My Mind's Eye. Sentiment is Stampin' Up! Image is from SoftPencil (She's having a challenge on her blog using this image, the color pink and some pearls. Go check it out, tell em' ZacksNana sent you) colored with Copics. Paper clip from Melody Ross. Paper flowers from Crate Paper and Keep In Touch. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Family - CSCC74 - UP

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Family: a unit that equals the loving sum of all parts. - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #74 the Disney Animated Pixar Movie UP. Children love this movie and the adults really embrace the heartfelt themes of life and love that are beautifully brought out in this movie! If you haven't seen it yet - you must - the animation, humor and sweetness will touch your hearts! The challenge requirement this week is to use some balloons in your creation, which is INSPIRED by the movie (balloons usually mean birthdays - but it doesn't have to!). For me this movie represents family, a unit that equals the loving sum of all it's parts. You see; Carl, Russell, Dug and yes even Steve and her little ones are a family. They are a loving unit the sum of all their individual parts which make up a family. This version of "family" is all around us. Have you ever sat on a park bench and just watched the people all around you? Notice a families make-up; most are mother-father-child. …

I Love You - JPDC6

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I Love You - Jazzy's Paper Designs Challenge #6 Count Basie. Below is the inspiration CD cover. Count Baise... Please join us at Jazzy's Paper Designs for this challenge. My co - Jazzy design team member Jennifer is hosting us this week. Check out the neat BLOG CANDY she's giving away!!! Here's the list of goodies: Provo Craft Cuttlebug Disney Mickey Mouse cut and emboss folder and die Hero Arts Clear Stamps set: Share Laughter Sampler Card Kit with instruction guide for 4 cards by Lisa Bearnson One 3” x 2.5” handmade Happy Birthday slider card 4 different colored pieces of 1/8” ribbon, 37” long each 5 pieces of 8x8 various patterned paper, 9 pieces of 6x6 Cardstock, variety of colors
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