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Dark Chocolate…

It’s a dark chocolate cuppy cake kind of day!  My card for the reminder post over on the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog.  The challenge going on right now is a color challenge.. Blue, Brown and Tan.  I really meant for this to be a true blue card but the new Farmhouse 8×8 pattern paper pad was hogging my desktop, crying for use,  so I went with it. Ugh!  So my card is “kinda blue”! Rolling my eyes…@@   At least I got the brown right and kraft is tan,  isn’t it?  Today it is the new tan!!! lol  Head over and create for a chance to win!

The half doily is cut from one of the pieces of pattern paper in the pad.  Hug Snug ribbon dyed with a Walnut Stain distress stain.  All the pieces are edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool. Instead of messing with thread for the buttonholes,  I cut a sliver of card-stock to thread the button with… glue it on the back… slick.

The cupcake die is so cool…the bottom embosses,  I used a little copic marker from the bottom up on the cupcake paper… Y28… the dark chocolate is enhanced with E40, 44,47,49.   I tried vintage shard glass glitter on the top but just didn’t like it w/the more old fashioned feel of the papers so took it off and colored it and added the button instead!  The cupcake logo is stamped on a piece of the paper from the pad too.

I used the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge blog HERE

So that’s my bit of shabby chic for today.  Wish it was healthy to eat these things for breakfast, lunch and supper!  Hey,  just stick a carrot in the top!  Carrots make everything healthy, right?! ha!  oh that reminds me of the broccoli ATC I made for a friend one year… it was a picture of a broccoli cake!  She hates broccoli! lol

I found the picture of it…hahaha… well,  I think it’s funny anyway! lol

ok – I’ll shut up and finish…

Stamps and Such…

Thanks for your visit and all your wonderful comments!  I appreciate you and them! ttul!


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Country Lula for August Tuesday Review…

My card for today uses Country Lula,  the new Rolling Rose die (video below) and a sentiment from the new Mixed Messages stamp set.

The tool I used to help me roll up the rose is in the store HERE.

I made a video for the Rolling Rose die…

I stamped Country Lula on PaperTrey Ink white card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.   I masked her with Eclipse tape and stamped the chicken wire background stamp from Oxford Impressions behind her and the grass below her.  I think the grass is from Rubber Stampede. Inked the sky in with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the grass with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the Ink Blending Tool.

The little white flowers are from Maya Road, the pattern paper pad is 6×6 For the Record from Echo Park, Martha Stewart Around the Page Punch set, Hero Arts gems, machine stitching and the leaf frond is a small Sizzlet die from Stampin Up.

Here’s a close up of this cutie!

Stamps and supplies I used…

Thanks for stopping by!

 Happy Stamping!

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BE my Cupcake!!!


Bee Mine Valentine…

Today is January release review for All That Scraps on the ATS blog,  HERE.  I used Honeybee Lolita, in the store HERE.  I wanted to play in the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge so I used Korin’s sketch…fun… I know,  there’s that Sandylion clear set border again… I do like that set! lol  The Sweet Stop Sketch has a “spin” this week ,  use dry embossing,  so I used a Cuttlebug heart embossing folder that I over stamped with an old French Writing Hero Arts stamp and my stampamajig…the “LOVE” word down the right side of the background and the “XOXO” in the “PEAS” card are from a new Amy R. sentiments set called “All About Love“, in the store HERE. The key die cut is from the new CC Designs cutters key and lock set,  in the store HERE.  Very cool!   The sentiment in the circle “Bee Mine Valentine” is from a new set by CC Designs, “Funny Valentine“, in the store HERE.  I LOVE it!  So CUTE!  So the first two cards in my post today are from the Funny Valentine set also!  I used my square and square scallop Nestabilites die sets,  Martha Stewart punch set, paper piercing, ribbon and the Tim Holtz tiny attacher stapler.  All images are colored with Copic Sketch markers and Lolita has frosted lace stickles, in the store HERE, all over her…eek… look at those eyelashes… ok,  I’m sorry I put it on them!!! lol  The honey in the honey jar has liquid pearls on it,  in the store HERE.  The pink ink edging on the Lolita card is Spun Sugar distress ink, in the store HERE and the ink blending tool,  in the store HERE.   Hope you’re inspired to get creative with Valentines!  I feel like I’m kinda slow getting with the program but I’m trying!!! lol  OH, the heart on the Bee Mine circle is from Printworks, A2580, HERE and stamped with spun sugar distress ink.

Notice…the cupcake is chocolate!!! lol  always fun to color cherries!  The peas were fun too,  I used the G20’s to color them. ttul!

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All That Scraps SALE…La-la Land Special Offer…a card…

Stamps on sale at ALL THAT SCRAPS, HERE!!! 25% off – already marked with the discount price! CC Designs, Magnolia, Stampavie, My Favorite Things, Bildmalarna, Kraftin’ Kimmie and the list goes on and on!!!Additional 25% off the CLEARANCE section, HERE.  A very short sale so don’t wait!!!!!! Dec. 27 & 28!

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Here’s that birthday card finally! lol

I had so many things I wanted to try but when I saw Shari’s card on the Hero Arts blog last week and then I saw the wrapping paper Heather picked to wrap the gifts she was giving for Christmas… I had to try to incorporate them all into her birthday card!

Hero Arts wreath, house, damask stamps,  May Arts ribbon,  Anna Griffin paper reindeer ribbon, Martha Stewart Scandinavian snowflake punch,  Hero Arts gems.  Copic Sketch Markers used to color the house – v91, 93, 95, 99 – YG91, 97, 99.  Rock Candy and Lace Frost Stickles.

I’m linking this to the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #88….

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy stamp shopping!  It’s a Winter Wonderland here…lots of snow… heavy frost on the trees…pretty!

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Snowflake Fairy Nixie and a new Sweet Stop Sketch…

Snowflake Fairy Nixie…

I used Frosted Lace Stickles all over the snowflake part of her.  The sentiment and little snowflakes are from Amy R’s snowflake set.

My card today with Snowflake Nixie is for this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch, HERE. Pattern paper is from the Sweet and Sassy Shop, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the new stamps and the sketch!

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Jack Frost – limited edition…

BRRRRR….introducing Printworks Collection limited edition snowman for 2010!  Love him with his candy cane hat brim and present top hat!!! He’s item # J4075  2010 LE Jack Frost if you’re wanting to order his cuteness for yourself! The sentiment is B3998 Snowmen are the coolest…

He’s my card for the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge post today, HERE.  And here’s the sketch with a spin for this week…finish the inside…I said, “do I really have to?”  and I said, “yes”!  I don’t like to finish the insides…bad deal because it’s really hard to send out a card that’s not finished on the inside!!!

A side view…

and finally the inside!

The mitten is stamp #A3988 Cozy Mitten and the sentiment is #E4001.  All The stamps I used are from Printworks, HERE You can contact Nicole to order by email or phone with the info from this link … or order on their online store, HERE, just add the new stamps to the comment box when you check out and Nicole will email you an invoice to pay.

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers… for the bluish color I used a lot of colors… I know…I’m a wacky colorer! lol  I started with BG72 all over,  then BG93 all over,  then BG000 all over…still not happy so I brought in the cool grays, C1, 3, 5, 7… they fixed it! lol  The red is W3 all over,  then R24 all over, then brought in some R27, then less of R29 and even less of E07.  All the shadowing/shading is the cool grays, C00, 1, 3, 5.  The cheeks…don’t ask! eeek!

Martha Stewart punches except the heart is a medium EK Success Paper Shaper punch.  The pattern paper is new and from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp shop, HERE… it’s called Wintertime by Echo Park… fun stuff…double sided and the pack is 6×6 for easy shipping to you!  Frosted Lace Stickles all over the place…easy to use… HERE or HERE.

Happy stamping and shopping… let me know if you need any help with Printworks!  Thanks for stopping by!