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CTD148

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ColorThrowDown#148 - Pacific Point, Garden Green and Cameo Coral. Simple as 1,2,3. I stamped the Bliss stamp on Confetti White with Pacific Point. Then I stamped Bliss in Garden Green. Then I stamped the butterfly from Strength and Hope in Cameo Coral. I added the GOD bless YOU sentiment from Crosses of Hope set stamped in Pacific Point and colored in the loops with Cameo Coral. Added some mattes of Pacific Point and Cameo Coral as well as Garden Green and a little rhinestone butterfly and called it a done deal! Stampin' Up has some really FABULOUS ribbons and some of them are in the CLEARANCE RACK section on my site.

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Fab N Funky

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Fab N Funky Challenge - Bermuda Triangle.

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PPC-CC63

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Just for You... - at first look, my card for PicturePerfectCreations-ColorCombo might look like a gate fold card when in all actuality it is a bookmark card.Basic Grey cardstock was cut at 10 1/4 " x 5 1/2". Then I scored at 4 1/2" and I scored and perforated at 2 3/4". The color palette for this challenge is Basic Grey, Poppy Parade and Whisper White. I wrapped ribbon at an angel arount the red adhering it to the back. Then I border punched the grey and added a piece of white border punched across the upper portion of the card and put a piece of crocheted lace on top. Added a couple of red rhinestones. I stamped my sentiment in Poppy Parade using the Four Frames set  and Hodgepodge Happiness set in Sahara Sand. For the bookmark I stamped Bliss set in sahara Sand and  sentiment in Poppy Parade. This is a gift for my sis in law who is a librarian and LOVES to READ. Her birthday is July 6th. Oh I added a yoyo ribbon flower to the bottom protion of my card front.

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SoftPencil Tuesday --- Last Call

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Ratiny on a Cupcake - SoftPencil Designs. This is the last digital image we'll be playing with as design team members. SoftPencil Designs will very soon be available in rubber!!! It's a sad goodbye for us DT members but it's a move int he right direction for Elizabeth and her cute little characters. We wish them all well in this new business venture. Today for Ratiny I used my markers and colored. Then I added a little bit of Stampin' Up! glitter with my Crystal Effects. The sentiment is from the dual set Bring on the Cake. The dsp is SU Razzleberry Lemonade.  Thanks for looking. Please visit the other DT members' blogs by followint their links in my side bar. T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana Betty Stamps TX (SHOP ME) 24/7

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #29

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Be merry -- My card uses fabric as my flower. I used several dies to create my card. The flower utilizes the Bigz L Fun Flowers die and the Large Daisies die. I cut multiples of each and just kept layering until I got the size, shape and look I wanted. I added a corduroy covered brad. I cut a piece of cardstock using the Top Note die and then I used chalks to add some red and yellow to the raised areas. I iced the edges of my tag and spritzed with Champagne Mist. Tied some twine onto my tag and wrapped it arounf the top note cs. Christmas Card Challenge (FABRIC).

This card is also my challenge card for the PCP Cuttlebug-ers this week.
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TSTC#65 - Fabric

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Here's the sketch! Here's my take! Here's a bonus card with the same elements... Please join the fun at TWISTED SKETCHES TWISTED CARDS this week and use your fabric (I fudged a little and made fabric with my ribbons. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana Betty Stamps TX (SHOP ME) 24/7

you + me - 4CCC-43

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This week's challenge at 4CraftyChicks is CAS. Well it doesn't get any simpler than this! A couple of die cuts, some ribbon and a fabric flower and baby we're in business!

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Lili of the Valley 102

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Lili of the Valley Challenge #102 - sketch. My card utilizes the In Colors dsp from Stampin' Up! I added some ribbon and a few brads as well as a flower I punched using the Five Petal Flower Punch. The sentiment was stamped in Always Artichoke on to a striped piece of the dsp.

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Color Throw Down #147

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This week at ColorThrowDown#147 Kristin is challenging us to use - cherry cobbler, basic black, blushing bride and sage shadow. For my creation I chose to make a Christmas card using stamp #111760 A Cardinale Christmas. I colored the image with my Watercolor Crayons. I love this set and it was recently gifted to me by a dear friend.

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Stampin' Up! Retreat June 2011

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People I met at retreat - Beth.
Beth, Gwen and Ruth.




Gwen & Ruth.

Laurie
Laurie and her mom Mary
Mary & Darleen Three projects we made at retreat - canvas album, picture frame and mini chipboard album. Inside of canvas scrapbook. We decorated 12 pages for inserting into this little album.
 These are just a few of the decorated pages. These were all decorated with dsp and stickers from the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kit #122346 Playful Polka Dots in the Summer Mini Catty.
This little book was decorated using dsp from Nautical Expedition #122343and stamps from set #123082 Travel Log.  All the projects we created just simply beautiful! It was fun to get together with a bunch of ladies of like minds and just play! Thanks Amy Storrie and Denise Sullivan for inviting me to come and join in the activities! Thanks Deb Segler for being the bestest roommate EVVVVAAAAAH! Can't wait til the next one!!!
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CCTG

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CupCardsToGo - Shape it and use Maya Road Sheer Rag-Tag Animals. The challenge is any shape other than rectangle or square. I used some of the dsp contained in my kit and just cut around it. Technically it is a rectangle, but I say NOT! Hope you like my card. The sentiment reads "Wanna BE With YOU".

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SOFTPENCIL TUESDAY - Charmy on a Cupcake

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Hi there! This week we are featuring -- Charmy on a Cupcake. I must apologize for not having deets on my card. I am scheduling this post to go out on Tuesday morning. Currently for me it is 10:30 p.m. Monday. I feel like I am coming down with a full blown sinus/allergy attach - watery itchy eyes, runny nose and sore throat. So make sure you check out the rest of the dt's lovely creations and remember to leave us some love. Their links are in my sidebar under SoftPencil Design Team. See you next week when we will be feauring the last of the Cupcakes from SoftPencil Designs.
Thanks for joining us each week and for all your kind comments.

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Clean and Simple -- YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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4 very clean and simple designs and very easy to make. Want to learn how? Just zip me an e-mail, I'd love to demo. them for you. TFL T%dles Peeps! Betty aka ZacksNana Betty Stamps TX (SHOP ME) 24/7

Happy Father's Day - Twisted Sketches

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Here's the sketch the A - Team at Twisted Sketches Twisted Cards were assigned this week and the "twist" is wood. I took a little artistic license with this one and I just wanted to share my creation with all of you.
My card utilizes a lot of wood veneere. I ran a 4 x 5.25" piece of wood veneere through my Big Shot with the Framed Tulips ef #121809. Then I spritzed it with some of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Mist and some Marina reinker mixed with alcohol. Then I used a die and cut the image panel and stamped with Sail Away stamp. Then I colored the image with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and my blender pen. When it was dry I added Crystal Effects to the water and sails. Stamped the sentiment, added the looped ribbon and a fancy brad and matted it all on some tempting turquoise cs and called it a day.
We'd love to have you join us, esp. if you like creating with sketches and playing along with a "TWIST". Be sure to check out the creations of all the DT M…

ICS#119

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hello - Inspirational Card Sketches #119. I just really loved playing with varying shaeds of torquoise. I am very happy with the way this one turned out.
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Operation Write Home

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As a cardmaker who send cards to OWH I wanted to share an e-mail I received from Sandy. If you are a cardmaker living in Texas in or near Mineral Wells or Austin, you may be interested in the following. Thanks, Betty aka ZacksNanaGreetings! I wanted to get the word out to you all about a couple Texas events coming up! Some events are helping us get a great start on our SECOND million cards to send to heroes! NOTE: I've pulled this email list from all Texas OWHers; if you've moved, or if you are no longer participating with OWH, my apologies. Let me know if you would prefer to be on a do-not-email list; but if you'd like to be back on the official eNews list, you can sign up here. We R Memory Keepers has challenged their retailers to have cardmaking parties this summer - and two are in Texas so far. I have no idea who's close and who's not, so I'm sending a shout-out across the state! Here's where you come in: volunteer to help out if you're in the …

gsw - 4CC42

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It's CAS for me today. I just love the simple elegance of this card. It looks much prettier in the hand than on the photo. But anyhooo, this card was created for the 4CraftyChicks challenge #42 - get well soon.
DEETS:
CS - Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac, Concord Crush and Confetti White
Stamps - Stampin' Up! Wellness Wishes
EF - Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet
Ink - Stampin' Up! Concord Crush
Rhinestones - Stampin' Up! Basic Rhinestones
Punch - Stampin' Up! XL Scallop Oval

I used another scalloped punch as well and it is raised on dimensional adhesives.
The band-aide was stamped and handcut. It's is raised on dimensional adhesives.
With a duaber I smudged a little Concord Crush ink over the embossed flowers on the cardstock.

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Thinking of You - CASE Study

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Thinking of You - CASE Study #44. My card is brayered with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. The flowers are a stamp from SU set Embrace Life. They were stamped in Basic Black then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I spritzed them with some Marina Mist ink and some Champagne Mist mixed with alcohol. I then punched some centers from some paper flowers and marked them up a bit with my Cajun Craze marker and placed them on my flower centers and attached them with copper brads. I used some SU Early Espresso twine and cross stitched and line stitched two of the corners. The leaves were stamped and hand cut. The sentiment is from SU Swirls & Curls Verses (level 1 hostess) stamp set. Stamped in Basic Black and added some Marina Mist to the little flowers. Attached to my card with more of the twine.

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Christmas Card Challenge #28

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Christmas Card Challenge #28 -- Merry Christmas

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Best Wishes - PPC-CC62 GRAND CREATIONS WINNER

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PicturePerfectCreations-ColorCombo #62 - real red, rich razzleberry, daffodil delight, garden green.

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Betty aka ZacksNana
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PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #116

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This week for the PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #116 we are making what I call a marquee card. You can see my sample above. This card was created and embellished with cs, dsp, punches, dies and bling from Stampin' Up! I embossed some vellum for the panels on either side of the marquee.

Deets for scoring, folding and cutting the cardstock:
Cut cardstock 11"x 5 1/2"
Score and fold at 1", 5 1/2", and 10"
From the 1" score line on left cut from 1" and 4 1/2" down to the 5 1/2" line.
Score and fold only the 1" side panels at 2"
Score and fold marquee (center) at 4 1/2" which would be 1" down from the 5 1/2" fold line.
From the other end of your cardstock score and fold at 10" this will make the kick stand for the back of your card.  Refer to the pictures above if you get confused. Or you can e-mail me.
When the scores, folds and cuts are all complete you have 2 options; you can either leave the card as is or you c…

SOFTPENCIL Tuesday

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Hello and how are you today? I have good and bad news for you today... Let's start with the bad first. My good friend Elizabeth (the owner of Softpencil) gave me some very sad news. She has decided to discontinue with the digital-stamps. So this is the very last new release from Softpencil. As you know, I have been on the DT for a while now. I remember the day I BEGGED Elizabeth to let me to join the team. When she said I'd be a welcome asset I was thrilled!
Anyways, here is the LAST new release... the CUPCAKE COLLECTION! You can get them at the Softpencil Shop.

Amy on a Cupcake
Charmy on a Cupcake
Ratiny on a Cupcake
Amy on a Cupcake - SoftPencil Digitals. As promised here is my creation using this week's image. I made a pocket card and used my image for a book mark.
 Here's the book mark out of the pocket. If you;d like to purchase SoftPencil images please click HERE.
To see the creations of the rest of the DT you can find their links in my side bar.

May Elizabeth&…

just for you - twisted - metal

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WhooHoo! This sketch just makes me wanna play MORE!!! It makes CAS very easy, at least for me it was.
I've embossed my cardstock, die cut the large hearts and punched the little hearts. 
Twisted???  Our "twist" this week at Twisted Sketches Twisted Cards #63 is using metal. I added a metal ribbon slide to my card. See what I mean! Easy peasy lemon squeazy.
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! River Rock
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up! Framed Tulips
DSP - Stampin' Up! Beyond the Garden
Ribbon - Stampin' Up! Pacific Point

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