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Stampin' Up! with Ann Cardile & Debbie Segler

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Monday morning F U N! My gal pal Deb Segler picked me up on Monday morning and we dashed over to Ann Cardile's house for a play date. At Ann's we created the little sussie cone box which has Happy Easter stamped on it. We made the birthday cake card as well as the yellow cross card. Then when we got back here Deb had brought some supplies for me to play with which is the triple pocket card and the pink and black Always card.
Monday was a very busy day for me. It started at 8:30 a.m. and I didn't get home from another class Monday night until about 10:30 p.m. No danged wonder I slept till 10 this morning! :O)

Have any questions on how any of these card were made, just ask it in your comments.
I LOVE what I do and can't wait to share it with you!

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Stampin' Up! with Sharon Armstrong

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These beauties were created in a class on Monday night at my upline Sharon Armstrong's house. These are such beautiful cards and PDQ to make!
Sharon is a sweetheart and so imspiring!
Gotta love these!

See something you like? Want to know how I made these? Need some of the supplies contact me @ http://www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net/

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APRIL 5th - New Images from SoftPencil Designs

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Here's a SNEAK PEEP at one of the new images from SoftPencil Designs which will be released on the 5th of April. These images are available on T-shirts, hoodies, kids and baby clothes, art prints and stickers through Elizabeth's Redbubble shop.

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Brayer Challenge!!!! - JFF

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Hello! Today I am going to offer you a challenge. Do you own a brayer? Don't know what to use it for? Well, I will show  you in this little "talk you though it" tutorial. Below is my card. Here's the deets: Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Whimiscal Words Inks: Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Up Accessories: Build a Bird 2 Step Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Two - Way Glue, Dimensional Adhesives, finger daubers Tutorial: Cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" square. Cut one piece of Basic Black cardstock 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" square. Cut one piece of Whister White 5" x 11" and fold in half. Finished card will be 5" x 5".
1.In the Center of the 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White you will stamp the Fresh Cuts stamp in Basic Black and heat emboss with cleat embossing powder. 2. With a fresh finger dauber you will rub on the Berm…

SoftPencil Designs - NEW IMAGES COMING IN APRIL!!!

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Well, it's almost that time again. SoftPencil Designs will be releasing NEW images in April so keep your eyes PEELED!
In the meantime if you'd like to see what Elizabeth is offering in her shop you can visit her HERE.

Thanks and keep watching...

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Believed - PPC-CC53

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Believe - Picture Perfect Creations-Color Combo #53 - Pacific Point, Real Red, and Chocolate Chip.
Stamp set is Just Believe (120453 set of 9 stamps). Stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with White embossing powder.

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Joy - CCC#17 - No Stamps!

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Joy - Christmas Card Challenge #17 - no stamps.
Keeping true to the challenge there were no stamps inked in the making of this card. I used Stampin' Up! Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke cardstock, some paper scrap for the corners, Designer Label Large punch, lace and pearls and a dementional sticker.

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Pretty in Pink - I think!! CPS108 & PCPCuttlebug-ers #106

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Pretty in Pink - You think???
This card was created using some discontinued dsp from Stampin' Up! Why oh why did they discontinue this??? It's gorgeous paper! The challenge at CardPatternsSketch #108 was to use a really beautiful sketch. I love the simply of this sketch and I think it works really well with a semi monochromatic color palette. The stamps are from set #120453 and it's called Just Believe.

The PCPCuttlebug-ers Challenge #106 this week is to use pink and to use your bug to create a card or other art project.
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JFF & Stampin' Up! Classes

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Whew! What a busy day! Deb popped over about 11:45 a.m. and we stamped and cut and glued until 1:30 p.m. Then we drove over to Ann Cardile's house and played more Stampin' Up! fun!!! Then when we'd finished the class with Ann we came back to my house and played some more. Quite a busy and very productive day! Thanks Deb & Ann for the good times!
Can't wait till Monday when we can get together and do it all over again!

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RRRUFF day? - weeM48

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I learned how to make this little pup in a Stampin' Up! Punch Art Class today. This was sooo totally fun! I didn't have one of the larger heart punches so my little pup's snout is a little bit small but I still like the way it turned out. My card was created for the weeMemories Challenge #48 - Cute & Cuddly.
Here are 3 more little critters created using Stampin' Up! Punches.



If you are in my area and are interested in creating cute little images like these for decorating your cards or even your scrapbook pages, please feel free to e-mail with a Punch Art Class request.
Remember Sale-A-Bration is about to end on March 31st. Get your orders in ASAP!!!

 To place and order CLICK HERE and you will be taken to my Stampin' Up! ON LINE Shop.

Thanks & Happy Birthday - JFF w/ Deb

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This card is just too tweet! It's all Stampin' Up! except for the rhinestones and the tulle. Both the flower and the bird were created using Sizzlits Dies Birds & Blooms set #113485. I cut them on white cardstock. After I cut them I added some inks with daubers to give them some color and dimension. The Not Quite Navy cs was punched using the Eyelet Border Punch #119853. Then I poked a little piece of tulle through one hole on either end. I used Daffodil Delight cs for my card base. Then I matted So Saffron that had been embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder #119277. I punched the 1 3/4" x 7/8" Large Oval #119855 for the sentiment from Very Vanilla cs then I stamped the sentiment in Not Quite Navy.   Sentiment is from Perfect Punches Stamp Set #117022 (W), 120516 (C).

This is another JUST FOR FUN card. The little envelope is created using the Scallop Envelope Die #113462. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Bring on the Cake stamp set #121899 (W), 12195…

Unda da Sea!!! -"Cutie Patootie"

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Cutie Patootie by Michelle Perkett, isn't she stinkin' cute! I I colored with Stampin' Up! inks and markers. We've got Early Espresso, White and Not Quite Navy cardstock. I added holes into the white with a border punch and I added some copper pearls to look like bubbles. AND the Pièce de résistance! I hand gathered and stitched a little piece of tulle to make a tutu on my Cutie Patootie Mermaid.

Michelle is hosting a challenge right now to use Blue and Brown. Michelle, I think I got it covered!!!

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Birthday Wishes - CTD134 - Can You Handle This???

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Birthday Wishes - this card highlights several of my Stampin' Up! favorites - Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277, Punches (Designer Label Large (119862), Curly Label Extra Large (119851), Decorative Label Punch Extra Large (120907), Cardstock (Marina Mist, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie). This color combo happens to be the challenge this week at Color Throw Down #134. Join the fun and if you need any of these products be sure to shop my Stampin' Up! Demo Site HERE. There's only about a week left till SaleABrations ends. Remember if you pruchase $50 or more you get a FREE SET!

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Easter Blossoms - JFF

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Don't know why this has a blue hue. But anyway, this is the Easter Blossoms set (122057 Clear, 121905 Wood). The little girl is stamped in Versa Mark clear ink onto a glossy cardstock. Then she is heat embossed with WHITE embossing powder. Then I sponged Cameo Coral and Regal Rose all over her going lightly across the bottom and heavier across the mid to upper portion of the background. Then I stamped the flowering branch in this same set in Versa Mark and heat embossed with White embossing powder. I followed the same sponging effect over the branches. I stamped Happy Easter sentiment in Versa Mark on Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I totally LOVE this card!!! Thanks to Deb Segler for showing me how to make it! Loves Ya Girl!

Remember to order this set before March 30 and if you order $50 or more you get a FREE SET!

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SoftPencil - Molly, Timmy and Baby Chick

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Molly, Timmy & Baby Chick is just one of the sweet images SoftPencil Designs has issued for the Easter holidays. I used watercolor pencils and my blender pen on this one. I love the little bunny ears. Aren't they just the cutest. I added a few Stampin' Up! elements to my card. The cardstock is Elegant Eggplant and Rich Razzleberry. I embossed the Rich Razzleberry with the Elegant Bouquet ef. Oh and the little tag is Always Artichoke and Whisper White. The stamped sentiment is from Crosses of Hope set and stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.

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Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations. Links are in my sidebar. Also, you won't want to miss these and other cute images from SoftPencil Designs.

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Spring! - CPS107

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CardPatterns Sketch#107. I just call my card spring because that's what I think of when I see it. This is an extra wide ecru colored lace I threaded a green and gold satin ribbon through and tied a bow at the top. The stamps are from Stampin' Up! Sweet Summer set. I stamped the flowers in Rose Romance and Old Olive. Then I colored in the flowers using my SU markers in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pixie Pink. I used the Pixie Pink first and the flowers seemed too bright pink. So I added some of the Daffodil Delight to them and it brought the color closer to the flowers in the dp. The base cardstock is Old Olive.

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JFF - a little something just 4 you

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Stamps, inks and buttons are from Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Hodgepodge Happiness
DSP - A gift from my friend Deb Segler
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Color Combo with a TWIST for PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #105

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PaperCraftPlanet Cuttlebug-ers Group Challenge #105
Rich Razzleberry, almost amethyst, always artichoke and very vanilla which translates to deep purple, lavender, darkest green and off white. Now HERE'S THE TWIST : Use these colors and CAS this card! That's right keep it Clean And Simple.
If you'd like to play along then join us in PaperCraftPlanet's Cuttlebug-ers.
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love - ICS106

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All dsp is from Stampin' Up! Play Date collection as are the little stickers. The bird over the ribbon is one of Stampin' Up!'s punches, when you purchase this punch you can use it to punch the bird, it's wing and a branch. For my card I punched two birds and layered one on top of the other with dimentional adhesives. Then I punched the wing out of some of the dsp and layered it with another dimensional. I added a little copper pearl for the bird's eye. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black ink. This card was created using the sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches for challenge #106.
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Wonderful Mother - JFF

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This card was just for fun. I wanted to play with some shades of purple so I used - rich razzleberry, almost amethyst and very vanilla. I stamped with rich razzleberry and always artichoke. Stamp sets used are: sentiment (Whimsical Words), flowers (Embrace Life) and shamrock leaves ( Fresh Cuts).

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Zack stamped Happy Easter tags

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Zack stamped Happy Easter from the Easter Blossoms stamp set and then he wrote "From Zack" on the back. He counted each one until he had 18. One for each person in his class including himself and one for Mrs. Hamilton, his teacher. Another project down. Now we are off for lunch, then Nana needs a nap, then we will be making, baking and decorating cookies. YIPPEE!!!

A New Baby To Love - Zack's card for baby Jackson's shower

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Zack learned how to use the border punch and some of the flower punches, dimensional adhesives and 2 - way glue pen. I'll be adding another photo soon of his tags for his classmates - carrots. So stay tuned to this channel!!!
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Easter Basket - Zack's Class

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Zackary attends St. Joseph's Catholic School in Bryan, TX. I as his Nana and the crafty one in the family, always make treats for Zack and his classmates for the holiday parties. Halloween and Christmas were really big productions. Valentine's Day found me in hospital. His mom made Beignets for Mardi Gras. We skipped St. Patty's Day as he is out for Spring break and visiting me now. That brings us to Easter. I ordered these clear acrylic carrots in February. So after Zack got here I sent my hubs into the local superK(roger) to purchase Jelly Belly Beans in bulk. Maybe that was a mistake - note to self, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans cost $6.49 per lb. in bulk. Hubs being hubs, he bought what he was told to buy. $44 and some change later we had 3 bags of Jelly Belly Beans - 2 tangerine and 1 green apple. Well, as is with kids, those 3 bags of jelly beans and those acrylic carrots drove Zackary a little cookee. So Tuesday morning we got up early, drove Poppa to work and buzzed over…

Springtime - PPC-CC52

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sending Springtime smiles - This card was made using the Easter Blossoms set #122057. This set is available in the Occassions Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! It's a lovely set and I have been drooling over it ever since the catty came out. I finally got my set today!!! So of course inking it up didn't take long.
I created this card using the color combo at Picture Perfect Creations - Color Combo #53 - Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke. These colors really do play well together and I am loving how my card turned out. I used dsp from Play Date #117168. The white portion of the card was embossed with the Finial Press eb folder #115963. My sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White then I used the Designer Label Large Punch #119862 to punch it out. I also punched the same label punch in Always Artichoke and then I cut it in four places and used it as a matte for my sentiment.

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Amy Painting Eggs - Happy Easter - SP

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Amy Painting Eggs - Another darling image from SoftPencil Designs. I colored with watercolor pencils and markers. Then I added some glossy accents to her hair, fair, the eggs and the paint inside the pots. I cut my cardstock with the peony die and then I added some Petaloo flowers and I punched the leaves out of cardstock. Please be sure to check out the DT's creations. You can find their links in the sidebar under SoftPencil Designs in the bottom left hand side bar.

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Texas Tues-Step - Howdy!

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This is my Texas Tues-Step for this week. I followed a Michelle Zindorf tutorial. However, mine is no where near as good as hers. But I still think it represents TEXAS!

Please check out the rest of the Posse's creations. You can find their links in the side bar on the bottom left.

If you are interested in purchasing any Stampin' Up! products, I just want to remind you that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st. That will be your last chance to get a FREE stamp set with your $50.00 purchase.

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love - ICS105

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love-InspirationalCardSketches#105. This card was created using products from CupCardsToGo March kit and the sketch provided by the gals over at Inspirational Card Sketches. I added some faux stitching with my white Signo gel pen. The little green bird was a gift from my friend Deb Segler.

Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st so get your $50.00 order in before then to get your FREE set.
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PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #104 - Twisted Easel

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PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #104 - make a Twisted Easel card. I used my 'bug' to cut the white circle and the scalloped circle matte. All dsp, stamps, inks, and cardstock are from Stampin' Up!
This card was entered into the Butterfly Blog Linky Party for a chance to win some butterflies.

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just 4 you - CPS106

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just 4 you - CardPatterns Sketches #106. Some odds and ends from CupCardsToGo March Kit and stamps from Stampin' Up! Nature Walk & Hodgepodge Happiness. I stamped the bird in Early Espresso and then I colored with my watercolor pencils and my blender pen. From now until the end of the month you can order Stampin' Up! products from Sale-A-Bration and for every $50 you spend, you get a FREE set! Now that's a deal you don't want to pass up!

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dream - C4C78

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dream - Inspired by Silke Kittman's Crazy4Challenges challenge this week - use a tree for International Earth Day. This card is just stamps that I have stamped several times on top of each other. I used some Sweet N Sassy stamps and a Unity stamp. The sentiment is from a stamp given to me by my friend Deb. I added the ribbon, Signo white gel pen and some little pearls. The background dp and die cut borders were also gifts from Deb. All ink is Stampin' Up! I distressed the edges with Tea Stain Vintage Ink Spot from SU.

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CupCardsToGo Challenge - faith

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This card was made using my March CupCardsToGo kit except foe the cardstock and the sentiment. The challenge was submitted by Chrys Rose. Chrys' challenge - Make a card using storybook paper, lace and must include these 3 shapes: circle, square and triangle. I missed the part about the lace. I hope she'll allow my picket fence punched border as my lace. :O)

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More FUN with Deb...

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Deb's card on the left and mine on the right.
Deb's card on the left and my 2 on the right. Man we had a LOT of fun today! We laughed and played for hours. And she brought a meal for me to heat up for Mike and I for dinner tonight. I do have some really sweet gal friends.

Oh she cut my hair! Like my NEW DOO???
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Friendship - Me & Deb JJF

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Weds. is play day for me and my gal pal Deb. So I designed these cards with my other gal pal Trish's Sunday sketch from my Yahoo.com group and the Color Combo from ColorThrowDown#132.
Lovin' These. Left is mine and right is Deb's card.

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Deepest Sympathy - for a friend who lost his mother...

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My card is 5.5 x 5.5 inches when folded. The black cardstock is cut at 5.25 x 5.25 inches. The stamped portion is cut 5 x 5 inches. It is a twisted easel card, which thanks to Vicki I now love making!!! I stamped with images then heat embossed with Stampin' Up! Gold eb powders. Then I stamped the sentiments inside in basic black and clear embossed.

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Happy Easter from SoftPencil Designs - Today is LAUNCH DAY!!!

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Here's Michu and friends with a happy Easter egg. I chose some very bright and cheery colors for my card. This is the FRONT of a gift card holder. This is the back of the gift card holder w/o the gift card. This is the holder with the gift card. Image is colored with Stampin' Up! markers. I decorated with various papers, ribbons, flowers and stickers. The buttons are from Stampin' Up! Ice Cream Parlor collection. Be sure to visit the NEW SoftPencil Studios Designs web site HERE. And for more inspiration please check out the blogs of the DT members to see what they've come up with using this Happy Easter image. Happy Crafting!
SOFTPENCIL DESIGN TEAM:
SoftPencil Blog

Cat

Michelle

Fink

Anne Marije

Audrey

Melissa

Anne-Katrine

Lisa


Kerry

Patricia
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SoftPencil Designs - March 8 Launch of NEW site!!!!

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Tommorrow, March 8th is the Launch of SoftPencil Designs' NEW WEBSITE! You wouldn't want to miss that now would you?!! Above is a tiny little peek at my project for tomorrow's release of new EASTER images. Come back tomorrow and I'll have a link to the new site where you'll be able to read all about new products and see this totally terrific Happy Easter digi.

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Warm Holiday Wishes - CCC#14

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Warm Holiday Wishes - Christmas Card Challenge #14. Lovely sketch provided to us to play with. New dp from CupCardsToGo. The flourish is Elizabeth from Stampin' Up! I saw this used at a class in Nov. and I just got it free with my Sale-A-Brations order!!! It really is stunning on Pretty in Pink cardstock that has been embossed with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder too. For my card I stamped it in Real Red on Whisper White. Then I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive.
Hope you enjoyed this Christmas Greeting card... I always say, "Keep Christmas in your heart all year through". With Christmas Card Challenges, you can do just that!

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you should be fawn-d over - weeM46 & CPS105

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it's your birthday, you should be fawn-d over. My card was created using the sketch at CardPatterns and the challenge at weeMomeries was a theme -- Woodland Friends. I used this sweet little fawn from Technique Tuesday. I stamped it with Stampin' Up! Early Espresso ink and then colored with markers. The flower branch is from Stampin' Up! set Embrace Life. I colored the flowers again with markers.All dp is from Stampin' Up! Springtime Vintage paper pack.
 I also used this card a a sample for my CUTTLEBUG-ERS GROUP at PCP.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY - C4C77

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Everything Stampin' Up! but the dragonfly brad. This card was made using Silke's sketch from Crazy4Challenges #77. I just love the Ice Cream Parlor dps with the Happy Birthday Stamp from Afterthoughts Hostess set and the balloons from Crazy for Cupcakes set. I stamped them and then I used my Mahogany Vintage Ink Stop to add some shadows. The pink and yellow cs was embossed using the Petals A Plenty embossing folder.
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CSBZN - Trish's Sunday Sketch Challenge #30

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CardSketchesByZacksNana my Yahoo.com group - another Sunday sketch by my friend and fellow member Trish Davey. This is not the 30th sketch she's created, it is simply the 30th I've played along with.
All products are Stampin' Up! If you have any questions about products used or SU in general,  please e-mail me.

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