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Oh what a night . . .

Thanks to Timi & Dan (and Molly not wanting to go), we snagged 2 tickets to the Cardinal Celebration last night.  Loved, loved, loved every second of it.  

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3-1

So majestic!

Cards 3

Cards 3A

Cards 4 B

Cards 4 A

Cards 4

Cards 5

Cards 6

Cards 7

Cards 8

Cards 9

This next photo is not a bad grainy photo.

It's the confetti!!!!!

Not sure where it came from but it just kept coming!

Cards 10

What an amazing celebration and experience.

Now I've got to head over to

For Keeps Sake

and pick up my Cardinal Unibind book to scrap all my photos.

 

 


Home . . .

is the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week.  And, oh my goodness, what my Team Mates have done is amazing! They built villages!

Here's my lonely little house:

SSSS House

 I began with Maya Road chipboard for this *home* project. Using a Classic Label, I first covered it with Bo Bunny's Et Cetera 6x6 paper pad. After inking the edges with Vintage Photo andJuniper Adirondack, I covered a teeny house from the same Bo Bunny paper pad. Then added a Maya Road key and letters to complete this *Welcome* door hanger.

I'd love to see what you create with the *home* theme. Skip over to Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog and enter your own project. You may be the person who is randomly chosen to win a $50 gift certificate from our generous sponsor  

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or you may be chosen as one of the

top 3 designers for the week!

Stop by

&

see what my Team Mates have come up with

as well as inspiring entries

for this week's challenge

on

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.


Do-over . . .

Monday, I made a card for Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog. I'm on their Design Team with the most incredible artists.  For me, sometimes things click and sometimes . . . not so much.  This week's challenge was to use one color.  Check.

But something just wasn't right with mine.  I kept looking at it and looking and finally I realized that I had the stamped image on a paper that was a bit too dark.  So that nothing really captured center stage.

Here's the original:

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and here's the do-over:

Ssss do-over

I found a paper in those same green tones (only really pale) and stamped her again.  Then colored in using shades of green with Copic Markers.  I like it better.  OK.  After 2 weeks, this card is officially retired.  Sheesh.  How long does it take to make one card?!


Another Graphic 45 DT project . . .

This was just too much fun.  I found this at a local craft store at the end of last season.  It cost just $5 and measures 10.5" wide x 11" tall.  Transferring it from Summer to Christmas was easy with the help of Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium.

Letters to Santa 1
Letters to Santa 2

Ink edges of all papers with the coordinating ColorBox G45 inks.

Letters to Santa 3

Adhere paper with Claudine's Matte Medium.

No sanding required when you use Matte Medium!

Letters to Santa 4

Letters to Santa 6

May Arts ribbon adorn the Graphic 45 chipboard tags.

Letters to Santa 7

Letters to Santa 10

. . . and the stockings were hung . . . 

Letters to Santa 11

Hampton Art stamps for Graphic 45 colored with Copics.

Letters to Santa 9

and the finished product:

Letters to Santa 12

Letters to Santa 14

Letters to Santa 13

Letters to Santa 15

Letters to Santa 16

Jump over to the Graphic 45 blog to see my Team Mate

Yuka's gorgeous card

as well as more of G45's newest collection

Tropical Travelogue.


Graphic 45 Design Team Project . . .

Being on the Graphic 45 Team is quite amazing.  The collections are so gorgeous and now G45 has added alterable boxes with included mini books.  MINI-BOOKS!  This is one of the projects I completed for CHA-S.

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 1

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 4

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 3

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 2

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 6

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 8

I deconstructed the fold-out mini

and turned it into

a hand-stitched album.

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 9

CHA-S Altered Art Box Christmas 10

I will be teaching this altered box and book

at

Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Workshops

(in Mary's studio!)

and at

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

both located in St. Louis MO.

 

Hope you can join me!


Sunday, November 27 . . .

Join me and create a Christmas Star

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$18

Christmas Star

Choose beautiful Graphic 45 Christmas papers + ephemera

to make this your own.

A simple painting technique, a few stickles and rosettes will help make this a 

one-of-a-kind project.

With a completed size of 12" x 12",

this may be used as a

tree topper,

a door decoration

or

fill in your Christmas tree.

Sign up for this class by calling

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

(314) 487-8131


Simon Says Use One Color . . .

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I decided to use a stash of My Mind's Eye papers for my chosen color. You can find similar My Mind's Eye colors in several of the 6x6 paper pads here and here. With the help of Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers and my Big Shot, I used the Cabinet Card and layered in the mini Cabinet Card to create a frame. Then stamped and inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The card was then finished off with Coventry Rose Prima Flowers and Webster's Pages trim.

I'd love to see what you make with just one color. Head over to Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog and enter your own project. You may be the person who is randomly chosen to win a $50 gift certificate from our generous sponsor  

SSS$50_thumb[1]

or you may be chosen as one of the

top 3 designers for the week!

Stop by

&

see what my Team Mates have come up with

as well as inspiring entries

for this week's challenge

on

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.


Holidays . . .

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but I feel the holidays sneaking up on me.  And if you're a crafter who makes her own Christmas gifts or projects, you can certainly identify with this feeling.

WP Cover

I was able to add a few more book kits.  At last count there were 4 Christmas book kits available at For Keeps Sake.  If interested contact For Keeps Sake (314) 487-8131.  Shipping is available.  These will be the last offered as I am now officially out of paper for this kit.

By popular request, I'm adding another class to the November line-up.  Date and time TBA.  Here's a look at what you can make in my class . . . 

Christmas Star

Use this as a tree-topper, add it to a wreath or fill in a Christmas tree branch.  This star measures 12" x 12" and uses gorgeous Graphic 45 papers.  Choose your papers and images from my stash so that no two need to look alike. A simple painting technique and a myriad of folds add to the dimension of this Christmas piece.