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PCPCUTTLEBUG-ers#120

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This is my challenge for the group on PaperCraftPlanet Cuttlebugers this week - emboss with heat and an embossing folder and they must use the color palette -- pink, black, green and white. When I started out with the Friends Never Fade SU stamp set I had no idea it would turn out this lovely.
I used Versa Mark and my Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo embossing powders to create the focal image on basic black cs and heat embossed. Then on a piece of Melon Mambo cs I used Versa Mark and the same stamp set and randomly stamped the same images then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I ran the Melon Mambo cs through my machine with the Herringbone ef.  I cut the corners with my 1/2" circle punch. Then I cut a piece of Lucky Limeade cs 4" x 5 1/4" and daubed Old Olive ink around the edges for some distressing. Added some Rose Red 1" stictched grosgrain ribbon and an Antique Brad. The sentiment is not SU but it reads: Each new day brings a new way to praise the Lo…

Happy 8th Birthday - Saturday Challenge#144

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Happy 8th Birthday - Saturday Challenge #144 NUMBERS!


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CAS - weeMemories62

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happy birthday was created for the weeMemories challenge #62 CAS. The stamps used are from Well Scripted and God's Beauty. They were both stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with White embossing powder. I used the Scallop Trim Border and matching Corner punches. The cardstock is Island Indigo and Whisper White.

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CASEStudy#50

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Case Study #50 - Beauty Is God's handwriting. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This card was created using all Stampin' Up! products: Kraft & Island Indigo cs, God's Beauty stamps, Versa Mark ink, Watercolor Wonder crayons, Black ep, Crystal Effects, Lace Ribbon Border punch and rhinestones I colored with my marker. 3 of the flowers were stamped 2ce and watercolored then craft cut and raised with dimensionals.

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thinking of you COLORLAB#50

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This is my first play with ColorLab - and this was a pretty nifty color combo - Perfect Plum, Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade. I loved working this combo! Everything here is Stampin' Up!

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Christmas filled with Joy & Laughter PPC-CC66

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This one is for the current Picture Perfect Creations - Color Combo - Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I added a little red satin ribbon just to add some brightness. Hope you like it!
I embossed the Night of Navy with my NEW ef from Stampin' Up! Northen Flurry, isn't it lovely!!!
I had to find some way to cool off in this scorching Texas heat!

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Thanks - JulyCSWZN/PCPCUTTLEBUGERS

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Buttercream, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo cardstock.

This is my card for CardSketchesWithZacksNana's July Swap as well as my PCPCuttlebug-ers July 24 challenge - use the layers of embossing and a twist this week; use the colors orange, green, pink and yellow.

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hi --- TSTC69

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This week @ Twisted Sketches Twisted Cards the challenge is to work with this sketch and the "TWIST" is to use SQUARES. It's a nice sketch and quite interesting to work with.


I took the challenge one step further and made my card a 4.5" x 4.5" square as well. To begin, I stamped the blades of grass from SU Inspired by Nature in Versa Mark and heat embossed with White ep on Melon Mambo textured cs. I love the way this turned out! Then I stamped my sentiment in Versa Mark on some yellow parchment cs and heat embossed with Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi ep. Then I stamped it again in Lovely Lilac and Wisteria Wonder and heat embossed with clear ep. I took my 3/4" square punch and punched a square from the Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and the Lovely Lilac sentiments. I attached them in various locations with dimensional adhesives. I matted using coordinating colored cs and added a flower paperclip. Then it was done.
I hope you will jo…

miss you - ccwc92

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miss you - was created for the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #92 - no pick/no blue. I've got it covered! My color palette is - Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Basic Grey and Black. Stamps are from Stampin' Up! - Up, Up & Away #122757.

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happy birthday - CASEStudy49

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Case Study #49 - It amazes me what you can do with one elegant stamp, a rich color of ink, a scrap of ribbon and a few punches and rhinestones. The cardstock and ink are Island Indigo from the NEW IN COLORS at Stampin' Up! (SHOP ME). The little button is from the Ice Cream Parlor collection. Sentiment stamp is from Perfect Punches and is punched using the coordinating punches. The ribbon is Daffodil Delight 5/8 inch grosgrain. The border is the Scallop Trim Border punch.
This is a very richly elegant and simple card to make. Comes together quite quickly. Want to learn how? Just e-mail me.

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the sky's the limit - CTD151 Color The Rainbow

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Stamps - Stampin' Up! -- Plane & Simple and Up, Up & Away
Inks - Stampin' Up! IN COLORS -- Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Rose Romance
Markers - Stampin' Up! -- Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Cameo Coral, and Riding Hood Red
Accessories - Stampin' Up! -- twine, embossing powder, versa mark, dimensionals and rhinestones

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My card was created for ColorThrowDown #151 Color the Rainbow.

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Always Wonder --- TSTC67

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This is my week to show my card for the Twisted Sketches Twisted Cards Challenge. This is challenge week 67 and below is the sketch we are following. The "TWIST" this week is to use the color green.
Below is my creation. I love this dsp from Stampin' Up! It's yet another piece of the Pocketful of Posies collection. I added a bird from the Always set that is retired now and the sentiment is two stamps from the Whimsical Words set which is also retired. I added some rub-ons and some flowers punched with the NEW Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. The bird was stamped and heat embossed then flipped backwards and I blind punched it using the Bird Builder punch. The branch is also from the same punch and I just drew some veining with my marker.
Border punches are the Scallop Border punch and the NEW Lace Ribbon Border punch.
I hope you enjoy my little woodland scene and will play along with our challenge this week. Don't forget to check out the creations of the other …

CASE-ing Michelle Zindorf

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Yep! As soon as I saw this tutorial in my "IN BOX" I was hooked! I even had to borrow this stamp set so I could make the card. It's REALLY as easy as it looks!!! Thanks for the tutorials Michelle. This one is my 'current' fav.
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Chrsitmas in July FOR YOU!

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It's Just 4 Fun - but what great FUN

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Saying GoodBye is sometimes VERY difficult!!!
Beauty is God's handwriting. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson The SU set God's Beauty is RETIRED, but sometimes it is sooo hard to let the good ones go. :O) So today I wanted to share with you a CAS card using some old stamps and some not so old ones. The background is stamped using the Artistic Etchings set. It was stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with clear ep. The Butterfly from God's Beauty was stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with black ep. Then using my SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons I colored the butterfly and the little flower with the leaf. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and heat eb with clear ep, punched with the Modern Label punch. Matted behind the sentiment is a piece of Garden Green punched with the Small Scallop Oval punch.
I pierced the top and I added some rhinestones near the butterfly and the flower.

If you love this look, contact me, I'd love to demo it for you and a few of your friends. :O)

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ICS - a fond farewell

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This is the Inspirational Card Sketches Sketch I chose to use for my creation...  Here's the card I created. I've used those F-A-B, dsps from Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Posies again!!! The base cardstock is Chocolate Chip. I've added a piece of the 5/8" white satin ribbon through the center. I've punched with the NEW Lace Ribbon Border and the Scallop Trim Border punches. My sentiment is a stamp and has been punched using both the Curly Label and the Decorative Label punches. I tied some SU twine and made a bow. Called it a card and now it's ready for a co-worker of my hub's who lost their beloved family dog yesterday. This is my design for the Inspirational Card Sketches challenge - pick your own!
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Play Date with Deb

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Most products used are from Stampin' Up!
So simple and fun to make! Want to learn how? Just drop me an e-mail and I'd be glad to demonstrate how!

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CTD149

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It's another ColorThrowDown and some pretty spiffy colors too! Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal and Riding Hood Red. I used SU stamps from Strength & Hope and Word Play.

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PPC-CC#64 - Just for you

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PicturePerfectCreations-ColorCombo#64 - Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Cherry Cobbler and Pacific Point. Stampin' Up! stamps used are Always Elegant, Afterthoughts and En Francais. Stampin' Up! punches used are Modern Label XL, Blossom Builder, Scallop Trim Border, LG Scallop Circle, and Scallop Oval.

I enjoy playing alond with PPC-CC especially because the color combos ALWAYS make me think outside the box.

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SOFTPENCIL BLOG HOP!

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Hello and Welcome to the SoftPencil DT Blog Hop. As you may already know, as of August 2011, Elizabeth (SoftPencil) will no longer be selling her images in the digital format. Already they are in rubber stamps and can be purchased HERE. Thank You, Elizabeth for the honor and the privilege of being on your design team. It's been a wild and fabulously FUN ride! Best of everything with your future endeavors.
We gals of the DT wanted to show Elizabeth our support and appreciation by holding this blog hop in her honor.

Alas, this is the last creation I will produce as a SoftPencil DT member. Unless, miraculously I am asked to be on her rubber stamps DT! Hey, a girl can dream can't she???  :O)
Start with
Kerry
Audrey
YOU ARE HERE (Betty)
Cat
Dawn
Jennifer
Michelle
Patricia
and End at
SoftPencil Blog

If you came here from somewhere else and would like to follow the blog hop go to Kerry's blog and start at the beginning. If you arrived from Audrey's blog then you are right on tra…

not even a mouse - CCC31

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...not even a mouse - Christmas Card Challenge #31 - Twas the Night Before Christmas. I chose a Sweet N Sassy digi Ornament Cocoa. Cocoa is just a cute little mouse and I love using him for holiday cards. This ornament was colored with Stampin' Up! new color marker Lucky Lime! As you can see it matched my cs perfectly! I also used some silver gel pen. I added Crystal Effects to give the ornament a life like feel and look. I used CE on the red ribbon on the ornamnet as well. The epoxy snowflakes are from my stash. The red and off white striped ribbon is Stampin' Up! 1` 1/4" Cherry Cobbler grosgrain. My sentiment is computer generated. I added a couple beads and some of the Stampin' Up! twine.

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Card Patterns Anyone

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Card Patterns Sketches #122. This sketch is beautiful! I loved playing with it. dsp, Daffodil Delight cs and ribbon are Stampin' Up! products. TFL
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Fun - CCC149 Single Layer

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Cupcake Craft Challenge 149 - make a single layer card. For my single layer card I used an embossing folder and embossed the Calypso Coral cardstock. Then I used Wild Wasabi on the stems and Crumb Cake on the dots. Then I added some pearls and the NEW Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon #124142 and there is 10 yards on this spoon!!! A sentiment brad and a dangling charm finish it off.

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Independence Day 2011 Texas Style

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Just don't look too closely, there are lots of colored frosting smudges. But that will NOT take away from the taste. This cake is 6 layers: top tier is strawberry cake with strawberry filling, middle tier is strawberry cake with strawberry filling, bottom tier is lemon cake with lemon filling. Before all the sparklers were placed it looked a little like Uncle Sam's top hat. :O)

Hope wherever you are you have a HAPPY 4th Of JULY!!!

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Lily Pad July Card Chain Swap

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For this card we had options: Color Combo of buttercut, kiwi, watermelon, teal and tangerine. I tried to use all the colors because they made such a pretty palette. A sketch which they provided and I went by as well. A theme: 4th of July, swimwear or friendship. I think my card falls into the Friendship category on this one. If you choose to play along you can SWAP your card with another cardmaker playing along, who knows, it could be ME! :O)
Deets on the SWAP can be found HERE.

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thinking of you - SSS115

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thinking of you is from the On the Grow set. The large image is from Ornate Blossom. The dsp is from Pocketful of Posies. The button is from the Neutrals Collection. The twine is Early Espresso. The cardstock is Pool Party. The ribbom is from my stash. Created for the Sweet Shop Stamps Challenge #115.
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J4F

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This one is just 4 fun! I liked the color combo and the stamps so I just put it altogether! What do YOU think???
New Stampin' Up! IN COLORS cs - Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade! I LOVE THESE NEW COLORS!!!
The NEW mStampin' Up!  Houndstooth ef!
The  Stampin' Up!  Scallop Oval and the Decorative Label punches.
Stampin' Up! Stamps- My Friend #122587 and Perfect Punches #120516
Stampin' Up! Inks - Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! products online from my shop @ www.bettystampstx.stampinup.net

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Crazy4Challenges94 - Hello Friend

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Cindy Haffner is the hostess challenging us at Crazy4Challenges this month with a center step card. For my card I chose to use some of that YUMMY Stampin' Up! dsp Pocketful of Posies #122354. I really love this paper pack!! I also chose to use stamps from SU Silhouette Sentiments #120127 (was a hostess set) and Happy Greetings #123313 (from the Summer Mini catty). I added some decoration to the side panels with the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402. On the inside of the card I more of the dsp and the Scallop Edge Borday Punch #119882.

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Got a boo boo?

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One Stop Craft Challenge - Get Well Soon. Need a simple Get Well card? Can't go wrong here. I just printed the sentiment then stamped the bandaide from Wellness Wishes set #115356 and stamped the sentiment below from the same set. For my perky flowers I punched with my Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch #122464 from Daffodil Delight and Calypso Cameo (NEW IN-COLOR). Added some Basic Rhinestones #119246 (great value here, 150 stones for $4.95). Shop Me 24/7.

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my friend - CASEStudy46

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For the CASE Study this month Jill Cooper is challenging us. She made a gorgeous floral card and I did my best to meet the challenge. I used stamps from the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. The set is called My Friend and there are 5 stamps in this set (#122587). I stamped the silhouette and sentiment in Basic Black. Then I used both the Boho Blossoms and the Spring Bouquet punches to punch my flowers. I layered them and attached them with brads. I used my scoring tool on the white cardstock to give some texture similar to what Jill added to her card. Hope you like my take on the challenge. Don't forget to check out the NEW Idea Book & Catalog!
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