SEPTEMBER NEWS

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Friday, September 19

BIG SHOT SPIRAL FLOWER DIE CARD

HEY BLOGGIES,

Today I have a birthday card for you using the SPIRAL FLOWER DIE and my BIG SHOT for the main element of my card.


I went with the colors of my designer paper called TRIM THE TREE by SU.  It is a wonderful paper pack that can be used all year round, NOT just Christmas.  The colors I picked from the prints are cherry cobbler, sahara sand and crisp cantaloupe.



I had a die cut glittery butterfly that is crisp cantaloupe and works perfect with this card.  I used the modern label punch for my Happy Birthday sentiment and the layer behind it.


The rose is 1 1/2 spirals from the die, glued together and tipped on the edges with my cherry cobbler blendability.  I also used the flower petal punch for the cherry cobbler  petals behind the spiral rose to increase the size of the rose.  A cherry cobbler banner completes my card.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Won't you stop over at SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY to see what my other teammates designed for you?  And we would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see YOUR design as well.

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, September 13

SCRIBBLE DESIGNS DIGI CHALLENGE


HELLO BLOGGIES:

THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG TO SEE THIS ADORABLE SCRIBBLE DESIGN DIGI. SANDY GRACIOUSLY GAVE US THIS DIGI TO CREATE OUR CARD FOR THE CHALLENGE THIS WEEK, AND I MUST SAY THAT I ABSOLUTELY L.O.V.E. THIS CUTE LITTLE DOGGIE IN HIS BUBBLE BATH!!.

I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF MAKING HIM 3-D AND THEN THOUGHT I WOULD GO ONE STEP FURTHER WITH PAPER PIECING AND PUFFY TRAPUNTO. SO HERE GOES:

I PRINTED THE DIGI OUT THREE TIMES - ONCE ON NATURALS IVORY AND TWICE ON CRUMB CAKE.  I CUT OUT THE DOGGIE HEAD AND PAWS SEPARATELY BEFORE I ADDED SOME COLOR.  THE HEAD IS RUBBED FROM THE BACK TO CREATE A BOWL LIKE EFFECT AND THEN ADDED PULLED COTTON THERE TO KEEP IT PUFFY.  YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT BETTER IN THE CLOSEUP PHOTOS.

HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THE PAWS HAVE BEEN POPPED UP ON TWO STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS TO GET THEM HIGHER THAN THE HEAD AND THE BATH TUB.

I USED ALCOHOL MARKERS (SU BLENDABILITIES) AS WELL AS REGULAR SU MARKERS IN MY COLORING AND SHADING.  THEN I ADDED A PUNCHED OUT SILVER GLIMMER DOGGIE TAG POPPED UP ALSO.

I ALSO ADDED SOME FLAT BACKED MINI PEARLS ON THE BUBBLES IN PLACES BECAUSE - WELL, BECAUSE I WANTED TO!!  HEE HEE.  DON'T THEY LOOK SO FUN AS THE BUBBLES??  I LOVE HOW THEY LOOK.  THERE ARE THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT COLORS OF THEM ON THE CARD.


I ALSO USED MY GORGEOUS GRUNGE STAMP FOR THE SPLATTERS AROUND THE BATHTUB AND A LITTLE BANNER "TICKLED PINK" TO MAKE IT A CONGRATS FOR A BABY GIRL CARD.

THERE YOU HAVE IT.  HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED MY CARD I CREATED.  STOP ON OVER TO THE SCRIBBLE DESIGNS DIGI CHALLENGE TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE CREATED, WON'T YOU?  And if you use an animal of any kind on your card, you can also enter it at their ANIMAL PLANET CHALLENGE as well for two chances to win PRIZES!!

THANKS FOR VISITING.  SEE YA' LATER!!

Friday, September 12

FOR ALL THINGS - MY FIRST FALL CARD OF THE YEAR

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I am so ready for FALL - but here in central/east Texas it is still hot and humid summer.  However, I did NOT let that stop me from making my first fall card of the year with my NEW stamp set 'FOR ALL THINGS':

 I am LOVING the new in colors for our fall cards!!  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist are such rich beautiful colors.  I used Hello Honey for my card base and crumb cake behind my leaves and for my word piece with the scalloped edge.

 Here is a closeup of my three leaves stacked on top of each other.  I used several colors to give some more realistic fall colors.


 The THANKFUL thinlit is from last year's Holiday Catalog and I am still loving it.  I didn't get to use it enough last year.  I used the "negative space" from the die cut and backed it with a watercolor printed piece of dsp from the new COLOR ME AUTUMN DSP.  I carefully added the little pieces back onto the work to fill in the loops, etc.  I added a cute little linen thread bow above the "K" in THANKFUL (also my last name is KAY, so it was a fun place to put the bow). :-)

 I used the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY DESIGN that I personally created for this week's challenge.
Won't you stop over at SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY and see what the other team members created for your inspiration?  We would LOVE to see what YOU can create with this sketch as well!!

UPDATE:  I decided there was something missing on the above card I created, so I created another one with a bit more WOW.  Here is the card remade:
 I restamped the leaves and then added some splatters with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp.  I also added three candy dots on the Thankful panel and put a piece of the DSP underneath the panel just offset of the crumb cake scallops.


What do you think with this changes?  Which card do you like best?  Both are nice but I had just felt like something was missing on the first card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Won't you leave me a comment please?

Thursday, September 11

NEW STAMP SET OF THE MONTH - AND WEEKLY SPECIALS

HEY BLOGGIES,

Stampin' Up! has released a new Photopolymer stamp set called YOU'RE WONDERFUL.



 There are 18 wonderful stamps in this set.  All the small words fit inside the banners so you can create a personal banner on each card you create.  And the font on WONDERFUL is very nice.



 The images are perfect for COLORING or SHADING as you create your cards!!

 This one with the stripes and the flowers is my favorite on that SU has shown for samples.  I am LOVING the banner around this oval, aren't you?


Click YOU'RE WONDERFUL to order your own stamp set NOW.

WEEKLY SPECIALS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15TH:

stampin up weekly specials and deals

Friday, September 5

SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY CARD WITH MY BIG SHOT

HEY BLOGGIES,

I still have a special love for my BIG SHOT.  And now that there are so many word dies out there I am falling in love all over again with it!!

Today I have a simple but beautiful card following this SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY CHALLENGE:


And here is my card that just happens to NOT have any stamping on it!!  That doesn't happen very often, but this time it did and it is still a beautiful card because of my BIG SHOT.


I used clear plastic thread to hang the purchased die cut butterfly in the center of the die cut oval hole.  I used the oval framelets for the smaller hole and the Oval Scallop Frame that is retired for the larger hole and scallop edge.  I love how it came out and hope you do too.  Always is a small framelit word on a line die.

Make sure you stop by to see what all the design team have made for you.  Then create your own card and upload it so we can see your creation, ok?

I am also entering this card at Friday Mashup using their sketch:


Also entered at SUO Challenge:  Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 2

HAVE YOU SEEN THE AWESOME SALES ON OUR CLEARANCE RACK THIS WEEK?

HEY BLOGGIES:

I just took a peek at our Clearance Rack and was BLOWN AWAY at some of the items and prices there.  I wanted to share a few that are MY FAVS to help you see why YOU must get over there and get them before they are gone!!

Mitten Builder Punch
MITTEN BUILDER PUNCH
Price$15.95 $9.59




Pretty Presents Designer Tags





Basics Glimmer Brads
Basics Glimmer Brads
40 brads for 
Price$4.95 $1.98




Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Embossing Powder
Price$4.75 
$1.89



Whisper White 1/4" Sweater Trim
10 yards of Whisper White Sweater Trim
Price$8.95 
$3.59


I am seeing the sweater trim, the expressions thinlits dies SOLD OUT, the mitten builder punch, the christmas stocking bigz die and the tempting turquoise embossing powder as MUST HAVES for your Christmas creations!!

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