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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Miss me? I'm back with another CAS creation to share with you. This is one I submitted to a Paper Crafts Magazine call, but was not chosen.

I used one of the designs from PTI's Giga Guide Lines set, stamped in several colors on white cardstock, and punched them out using two different sized circle punches. I then stamped 6 banner tails (from the Banner Builder set) on white cs, trimmed, and attached to the back of the circles. Using dimensionals, I attached all the circles and the sentiment to the card front. To finish it off, white pearl stickers add a pretty touch to the centers of the circles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: PTI Modern Basics (sentiment), Banner Builder (banner tail), Giga Guide Lines (decorative motif)
Cardstock: PTI White
Ink: Stampin' Up-Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pale Plum; Ranger-Pumice Stone
Punches: Stampin Up! 1 1/4" circle, EK Success 1 3/8" circle

DeNami Design Cute Chickies Blog Hop

Sunday, February 12, 2012

If you've arrived here from Linda's blog, you are on the right track! If not, you can start the hop from the beginning at DeNami Design's blog. If you visit each and every blog and leave a comment, you have a chance to win one of three DeNami gift certificates (must leave a comment by Monday night)!

Ok, let's get down to business since you've got lots of cute stuff to see today! I chose to use the Heart Chickie since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I've had this stamp in mind to use for my hubby's V-day card, since it's not real 'girlie', hehe! So I chose some masculine colors and kept this pretty simple. The Starlet stamp was used to create a patterned background. Hope you enjoy!!

Thanks for visiting! Your next hop is over to Dana's blog!!
There is definitely some eye candy over there! :)

Stamps: DeNami - Heart Chickie, Starlet
Cardstock: Stampin Up! - Cool Caribbean, Cherry Cobbler; PTI - Fine Linen
Ink: Staz-On: Jet Black; TH Distress Ink - Old Paper
Ribbon: Maya Road
Other: Dies - Spellbinders; Dimensionals

RIC5 & CFC39 - Happy Birthday

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hi guys! I am popping in real quick to share this card I made for the following challenges:

It's pretty straightforward. I used the light blue color from the RIC, and paper pieced the Water Lily stamp (DeNami) for CFC using a very subtle light blue striped patterned paper. Some dimensionals were used to pop it up, and I colored in a little shadow on the layer underneath to give it some depth (Copic marker).

The Spellbinders label is also popped up, partially overlapping the lace. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from PTI, and I stamped the Water Lily again at the bottom for a little more detail. The blue cardstock has a shimmer to it, which you can really only see it the upper left corner. It looks much 'cooler' in person!! ;-)

Stamps: DeNami - Water Lily; PTI - Gracious Vases (sentiment)
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream; SU - Naturals Ivory; DCWV Latte Cardstock stack
Ink: Stampin' Up -Bashful Blue; StazOn - Jet Black
Other: Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Lace, Dimensionals

I Just Can't Live Without You...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hey there! I need to share this Valentine-y card with you! I created this for my submission to the 2012 Spellbinders Design Team, but unfortunately I was not chosen to continue to the next round :(

I then submitted it to one of Paper Crafts magazine calls, but it wasn't chosen for that either.

So, can I get some LOVE for this card?! hehe. Anyway--I still really like this one, and it's fun to create my own little sentiments to fit just right on the Spellbinders banner dies.

Wanna know a little secret about the heart??

Well...I created it using just two of the stamps from the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Modern Basics! One is the cluster of three solid shapes (used for the two points of the heart), and the other is just one solid shape, that I easily rotated to fill in the curved left and right sides of the heart.

Can you see what I'm talking about?? I know...it's hard to explain with just words. If you need more explanation, just let me know in the comments section and I'll do my best to assist you! I dabbed some Liquid Pearls on the heart to give it some shine, and finished it off with a Prima Flower in the center.

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream; Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler.
Stamps: PTI Modern Basics
Ink: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler
Other: Flower-Prima; Ranger Industries: Liquid Pearls - Platinum Pearl
Dies: Spellbinders