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A word of encouragment - CSWZNJuly2010

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CardSketchesWithZacksNana - July 2010 sketch and my example.
I made my card in a tri-fold format. I used my Top Note die in my Cuttlebug to make the flap on the left front. Cardstock is from Bazzill and dp is from Basic Grey and DCWV. The candy jar is one of Zack'sNana's digital image. I colored with Spica and silver roller gel pens. Brad is from Kaiser. The sentiment is also one made up by me. If you'd like a challenge every month and enjoy swapping your creations then beat a path over to my cardgroup on yahoo and sign up! My friend Trish Davey also creates Sunday Sketches just for fun.
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Hi! - CandCC01 & WSC06232010

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Hi! I love you for who you are. This card was created for 2 challenges - Claudia & Company's 1st challenge using their sketch and My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club's challenge to use cork or felt on your project (I matted my image on deep red felt). I stsmped Ella twice; once on dp and once on white cardstock. Then I paper pieced her dress and her hair bow. I used the same paper to make a tropical looking flower (dp is a RAK). Ella is colored with American Crafts Stamp markers and Close To My Heart markers ( can you see I painted her toe nails a deep red?!). The dp is from Basic Grey. Ribbon is from May Arts and the brad is from Kaiser. Hope you enjoyed peeping at this one! It was a joy to create!!! TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

thinking of you - ICS72 & CTD99

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thinking of you - Inspirational Card Sketches #72 and Color Throw Down #99 - cream, chocolate and turquoise. These colors really worked well with this sketch and each other. I started with a base of cream and added turquoise and chocolate mattes. I didn't have any dp with these colors so I made my own by cutting strips of chocolate, turquoise and cream. I adhered them to the chocolate cs with my Elmer's Glue Stick. I used some ribbon over cs stock as one of the elements of the sketch.
I used my aqua painter and my tempting turquoise to paint the hat and the water in my image. The image is from Stampin' Up! summer by the sea and the sentiment is also Stampin' Up! always in my thoughts. Ribbon and stick pin are from CupCardsToGo kits.
The Inspirational Card Sketch is sponsored by Debra ICSDT  this week challenge with this yummy candy below, it includes:
26 sheets of 6"x6" paper
30 ribbon roses
1 pack doodlebugs clear stamps
Thank you so much Debra.


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wishing you HAPPINESS - MOJO145

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wishing you HAPPINESS - MOJO MONDAY #145. This tri-fold card is on a base of Bazzill orange peel textured black cardstock. Then I matted with a smooth Bazzill grey. My dp is DCWV. My heart stamps are from Stampin' Up! - simply said. The sentiment and butterfly charm are from a Card Of The Month kit. Brad is from Kaiser. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Hoppy Hello - DDCC

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Hoppy Hello - Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge theme is Summertime! This little froggie is a Daisy Doodles digital image (RIBBIT) and I colored him using American Crafts STAMP Markers and Copics. I printed the image twice and colored his body first. Then I cut around his head and applied on top of the base image using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. The metal embellishment is from Making Memories. I tore pieces of white cardstock and used my SU distressing tool to roll the tops. The too are attached with foam adhesives as it the grass at the bottom for more of a 3D effect. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Thinking of You - MTSC80 & PPC-CC19

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Thinking of You - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #80 and Picture Perfect Creations - Color Challenge #19use daffodil delight, soft suede, and riding hood red. Their sponsor this week is  Pretty Pin Embellishments. Dp, ribbon and flower are from CupCardsToGo . Stamps are from a RAK. My paper flower was white. I smudged some summer sunshine, tangerine and ruby red onto the petals and the center then I added a brad from Kaiser.
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Happy Birthday to... Ward's Digis

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Happy Birthday to... - I created this card using one of Ward's Digis. It's called chair
thief. I colored it on my computer with my PaintShopPro program and added the sentiment on the front. DP is from DCWV The Crafty Stack. Brad is from Kaiser. Flower, photo clip and rhinestones are from CupCardsToGo. Inside sentiment is handwritten by me. This is a 52nd birthday card for my hubs.
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Embossing with the Cuttlebug & Tim Holtz GrungeBoard

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As some of you may know already, I post the challenges on PCP Cuttlebug-ers. Tonight I was scouring the web looking for some new techniques that we could play with in the group. I stumbled across a technique at
Indigo Inklings that I just had to try. However, I did not have all the elements she used to create her card. So, as we crafters do, I set out to create my own. I used Tim Holtz grungeboard. Pretty much in the same manner as I did for my version of Beate's wrist band. I cut it with my scissors to a desired shape. Then using my sandwich of A plate, C plate, a piece of cardstock shim, my card, the embossing folder and the TH grungeboard. Below are some photos of how I did it. The finished card is a white version. I hope you enjoy. And if you try this, please come back and leave me a comment so I can visit your blog and see what lovely thing you have created. the card in the sandwich the cardstock shim on top card after it was run through the Cuttlebug same technique using with c…

I {HEART} the USA - PJsFW2 - Patriotism

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I {HEART} the USA - Jenn's World - PJ's Fun Week 2 Patriotism. Jenn just started her challenges a couple weeks ago. The first week the theme was butterflies. This week it's Patriotism in honor of Independence Day falling at the end of this week.
The cute little image is from Phindy's Place. I just thought it was so cute it deserved to be colored and shown off. I used Spicas and a couple Copics to color my image. The sentimen is a combo of a rub on and SU tiny alphas. Red and navy cs is from Debbie Mumm. DP is from DCWV The Crafty Stack. Ribbons and flowers are from a kit from CupCardsToGo.
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Watermelon - No! --- CSCC85

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Watermelon - No! Cake!!! - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #85 - State Fair - pennant. Ok I 'fudged' this one a bit. I made cake. Watermelon cake in the shape of a pennant! I hope it qualifies. If not, well... let me eat cake!!! :O)  I love this movie! State Fair is such a fun, charming musical! And dare I say it? Pat Boone and Bobby Darrin in the 1962 version were pretty darn HAWT! Ann Margaret was such a beauty too! Of course with this challenge we are featuring the 1945 version. STILL, a winner in my book. If you haven't seen this movie, shame on you! But not to worry, grab the DVD, pop some corn, or make a cake and grab the kiddoes and the hubs and gather round the boob tube and take a break from the heat with some good old fashion family time and an excellent movie! DEETS on my CAKE: I used one layer of white cake mix adding a small box of instant pudding to the mix. Then followed the directions on the box for the batter. I baked at 325 degrees in a dark pan. When my …

HAPPINESS - PCPCUTTLEBUG76

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HAPPINESS - PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #76 - double embossing. Hey yall! I have a pretty easy challenge for yall again this week. I have double embossed with the second embossing on an angle. I ran my cardstock through my bug in the Fleur De Lis eb with about an inch of the cardstock and folder hanging off the B plate at the bottom. I stopped cranking when I reached the end of the lower left hand corner of the folder. I removed the cardstock from that folder and placed one of the floral borders on the cardstock at the same angle. When I removed the cardstock from the folder I trimmed the very bottom portions of the design to remove the negative areas of cardstock. Gosh I hope you can understand this description. My mushroom is one of my own digis and if you'd like to play with it you can purchase it through my etsy shop. I colored it with Paint Shop Pro. My popsicle stick is from a CupCardsToGo as are my flowers, ribbon, and brads. The yellow flower was white. I pounced some SU sum…

Chillax! - Just for fun card

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Chillax! - Treehouse Stamps image. Colored with Copics and Permapaques. Sentiment is handwritten.
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Butterfly Wishes - TPE72

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Butterfly Wishes - The Pink Elephant challenge #72 - pink & black. This is a ZacksNana's Creative Imagination's digi. I colored with Copics. The stem and leaves are a feltie from Sassafras. To thank everyone for their continued support of The Pink Elephant they will randomly draw a winner to receive their very own Ella Rubber Stamp!! TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

I'll be seeing you... Soon! - OAC18

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I'll be ssing you! Soon! - Oh! Alice challenge #18 daisies or similar flowers. I used one of Ward's Digis (I'm a NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBER)!!! I love this googley eyed frog! I colored with color pencils and added some epoxy stickers for some added punch. Sentiments are computer generated and made up by me.
The WONDERFUL Sponsor @ Oh! Alice this week is Tickled Pink Stamps!
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Happy Birthday King of the Grill! - FS108

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Happy Birthday King of the Grill! - Friday Sketchers #108. Stamps are from Stampin' Up! Imagve colored with Copics and American Crafts Stamp Markers. Epoxy brads are from Imaginations. At Friday Sketchers this week Simon Says Stamp is the prize sponsor.
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By the roadside... SoftPencil Scrapbook page challenge & OAC18

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By the roadside... this scrapbook page was created for the SoftPencil scrapbook page challenge using Lily giving a flower. It's also created for the Oh, Alice! challenge #18 use the sketch and use daisies. I used PaintShopPro to color Lily and I printed my photograph on high gloss photo paper. My sentiment is computer generated as well. Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects. You can find their links in my side bar under SoftPencil. Thanks for looking. T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Thinking of You - SSS61

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Thinking of You - The Sweet Stop sketch challenge #61 with a spin - decorate the inside of your card. For my card I used 2 flower stamps from Stampin' Up!, stamped and heat embossed. The felt button brad is from Zva. Polka dot cardstock is from DCWV. Pink cardstock is from American Crafts. Ribbon is from May Arts. The prize is a $10 gift certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store. Thanks for looking.

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celebrate perfect happiness - WFWC20

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celebrate perfect happiness-The Wild Flower Patch Wednesday Challenge #20 - anything other than the standard folded in half card. I used two pieces of DCWV cardstock to measure 18 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches. I  scored and accordian folded at 1 1/2, 3,6, 9, and 13 1/2 inches. I cute one piece of purple cardstock at 4 by 5 inches. Then I just embellised with various things I had lying around; ribbon roses, buttons, ribbon, felt, pearls, rhinestones, brads, acetate, vellum, metal tag and rub-on. The Wild Flower Patch has NEW RELEASES today and they are having a Blog Hop! So run, don't walk on over and check them out!!!! TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

from the heart, thank you - CWC009

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simply said from the heart, thank you - CAS - tastic Wednesday Challenge #009 - colors blue, yellow and neutral. My cardstock is Bazzill circle embossed testure. The neutral dp is from Sassafras, I loved the scalloped edging but it was on the wrong side for my purpose. So I cut the dp to fit my card with and then I scored along the edge of the scallops and folded it backwards so it showed on the right side for me. I tucked my satin ribbon under the scalloped flap and adhered it down. I added the three blue pearls from Zva. My image is from Stampin' Up! the Simply Said collection. I used my aqua painter and colored the flowers with Night of Navy and Summer Sun. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Isaiah 61:3 - MTSC79

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Isaiah 61:3 Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise, for the spirit of heaviness. Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #79. Cardstock is from Basic Grey All Natural collection. I love the colors in this collection and they work so well for a male card as well as for this sympathy card. The sentiment is from Verve. I stamped with Night of Navy. Then while the cardstock was still in the die I sponged some mellow moss around the edge. That green was too bright for the rest of the color palette so I sponged some close to cocoa on top. The dp is matted on a nice rice charcoal cardstock from American Crafts. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Howdy - CTD98 & EBAC96

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Howdy - Color Throw Down #98; blush blossom (pale pink), chocolate chip, and mellow moss. The horses are one stamp I repeated to get 3. That stamp is from Stampin' Up! the WANTED collection. The sentiment is a Deadbeat stamp. The dust is also a stamp from Stampin' Up! the itty bitty backgrounds. I added some smudging to make it look a little more like the dust was flying. I added a brad and button and Voila! Easy, peasy, lemon squeazy! I also entered this card in the Everybody Art Challenge #96, where we have to use green and pink. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Heartfelt Thanks - TPF72 & CCT117

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Heartfelt Thanks - The Pink Elephant #72 pink and black and Cute Card Thursday #117 sketch. I combined these 2 challenges and created my card using MelJen's cute little bunnies ( I used them on a previous project and colored them exactly the same for the pink and black portion of The Pink Elephant challenge). The sentiment is from Verve. The dp is from DCWV.
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happy birthday - 2 fer - MOJO144 & PPC-CCBLOGHOP

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happy birthday - MOJO144 & Picture Perfect Creations -Color Challenges Blog Hop color combo - baja breeze, tangerine tango, wild wasabi & rich razzleberry. So I used my own ZacksNana's Crative Imagination digital image and I colored it with my NEW American Crafts STAMP Markers!
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for you - SSCC35

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for you - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #35 - tempting turquoise, cameo coral, green galore, garden green and whisper white. Well, Stacey has picked some yummy colors for us this week! These really were fun for me because I LOVE green! My flowers were stamped and embossed, then I colored them with my Copics. I did not have one of the greens in cardstock so I just rubbed my ink pad on whisper white cs and used that little piece to matte my sentiment. Everything is Stampin' Up! except the ribbon, it's American Crafts. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

Friends Tried & True - PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS#75

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Friends Tried & True - PCPCUTTLEBUGERS75 -
Hi There! After a week off I think maybe PCP has worked the bugs out of their system. I am able to login and post again!!! My image is from MelJen's digis and colored with Copics. I am going to take it easy on you this week. I have a pretty easy challenge for you. It's a recipe of sorts. You MUST include ALL of the following elements.
Recipe:
1. Use these colors - green, pink, blue, yellow and you may include white and black.
2. Use 1 embossing folder
3. Use 1 ribbon
4. Use paper flowers
5. Use brads, charms or eyelets ( at least one metal embellishment)

Have fun with the challenge. It may look daunting but it's really a piece of cake.
Remember to tag your photos : pcpcuttlebug75
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Wedding Favor or Blessings Box - CSCC84

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Wedding Favor or Blessing Box - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #84use some blue - Father of the Bride. This Father of the Bride is the Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams Paisley version. My inspiration from the movie was Martin Short as Franck Eggelhoffer at his weddign planning studio. He sits the bride and her parents down and hands them a book of cake designs. He opens the book and says, "This is caak, is a varee popoolar caak." I think these would be perfect take aways for a wedding shower or the wedding reception. They consist of an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of double sided cardstock or dp. You score & fold the long side at 2 1/2 and 6 inches. Then you turn 1/4 turn and score and fold at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches ( video tutorial by Angie). I used a little bull nose clip to hold my box shut while I tied on my ribbon. My image is a ZacksNana's Creative Imagination original digi. It's colored with Copics. If you'd like one just drop …

Set of 6 cards - C4C41 - Paper Flowers

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Set of 6 - Crazy4Challenges #42 - use paper flowers. Mine are all punched. I made Beate's stationary box and I created this set to go with. Dp is all from DCWV The Whimsy collection. Cardstock is parchment.
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Smile - TD01

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Smile - Tiffany Doodles First Challenge , Tiffany Doodles Digitals & Other What- Nots. Daisy stamp is from Stampin' Up! Pick a Petal. The stem and leaves are cardstock. DP are all leftover scraps. Above is my card, their sketch.

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Fido {HEART} that Pup! - JPDC9 - Jazz Funk Incognito - SoftPencil Digital Images

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Fido {HEART} that Pup! - Jazzy's Paper Designs Challenge #9 - Jazz Funk Incognito - using SoftPencil Digital images. I used the colors from the album cover and SoftPencil Digital - Welcome to my Home. The image is hand colored using Copics. My easel style card is embellished with stickers and little button bones.
Thanks for looking.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Lily - If friends were flowers, I'd pick you! TMS50

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This is Lily from SoftPencil Designs. Isn't she just, ummm, yummy! :O)
I certainly think so! I used Lily and a sentiment from a RAK to create this double sided stair step card. This was a new type of card design for me and I really enjoyed the creating of it. It came together in about 45 minutes. But I have to confess, Lily was already printed out and waiting for ink.
I used Bazzill and American Crafts cardstock for my card. I also used a bit of Basic Grey dp. The pink pearls are from Zva and the pink flowers were a RAK. Lily was colored using Copics. She's a joy to color as this image took only 7 colors! That includes the shading colors.

THIS CARD WAS CREATED FOR AND ENTERED IN THE TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES CHALLENGE #50.
Now if you want to make this double sided stair step card Dawn has a terrific video tutorial HERE. And if you simply can't resist LILY, you can purchase her from SoftPencil HERE.
AND if you want to join the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches you ca…

Merci - Michu & Mom SPNC & CSC18

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Merci - This card was created using SoftPencil's digi Michu & Mom's house. It was colored with Copics. I printed the image 2ce and colored it 2ce as well. I thne cut the first image out completely and popped it up on the other using dimensionals. It's all matted with a piece of lime green. Both bottom image and matte were cut using Nesties. The othee pieces in the corners were punched and layered. The ribbon and charm are from a RAK.
This card was entered in a sketch challenge at Critter Sketch Challenges Blog challenge #18 - use the sketch and ribbon. SoftPencil is sponsoring this challenge. It is also my card for SoftPencil's non challenge this week.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the SoftPencil Design Team's creations. Their links are in my sidebar.  Oh, Mary and Larissa are our Guest Designers for June.
Inside sentiment for this card: Merci One "Thank You" for the gift Another for the thought A dozen couldn't tell you All the happiness it…

miss you - BS0601SC

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miss you - for BubblyScrumptious June 1 Sketch Challenge. Ok this is a first time playing for me. I liked this sketch because it had a lot of elements but it also had a lot of clean space too. The added challenge here is to use chipboard. My chipboard embellies are all from Crate Paper - Season Collection. My stamp is from a RAK and the ribbons are scraps I had leftover. They are giving away some nice candy with this challenge so go, play, win! I almost forgot, the image is from Ward's Digital Images and is colored with Copics. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana

In Order to Eliminate Spamming in My Comments

In Order to Eliminate Spamming in My Comments _ So Sorry but I will have to go back to those darn pesky verification codes when you comment. Seems like every day I am getting 3 or 4 Spammers posting comments to my blog to go try out some Canadian drugs or help someone in a foreign country collect on some US funds. I am sure you all know what I am talking about. Please don't let the verification coding prevent YOU from posting a comment if you like what I do.
I promise as soon as the SPAMMERS get tired of them and stop trying to post comments I will remove the verification code thing.

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Betty aka ZacksNana

Happy 4th! - CSBZNJuneSwap

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This image is from Nina May of Paper Cup Cake Stamps. I just thought he was so cute peeking out the top of the paper. I colored with Close To My Heart makers red and blue. The stamps are a hodge podge of bits and pieces I put together to get my sentiment. This card was made for my June swap at CardSketchesWithZacksNana. You don't have to join the group to play along. You can simply create your project and post a link in the comments. ****NOTE****I'd LOVE to see what you create with my sketches.
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wishing you joy - PPC-CC17

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wishing you joy - Picture Perfect Crafty - Color Challenge #17 - early espresso, so saffron, cherry cobbler, and elegant eggplant. This week's challenge is sponsored by MelJen's Designs Digital Stamps. I didn't have any dark cherry cardstock so I did the best I could. The other colors were pretty easy to match up. My sentiment is a set of stamps from a card kit. The lovely birds are a stamp from Inkadinkadoo. They are colored with Permapaque and Copics. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana