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Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Predict Tricks

Quick little Halloween card made using one of my daughter's new Halloween graphic files. She really has some great images and will be offering them up in her new Etsy shop soon. I guess I'm now officially a one woman Design Team! Basic Gray Flourish stamps, some assorted feathers and a Sharon Ann timeless collection jewel brad, Dymo labels, MME striped paper, some jump ring earrings and a little ribbon. Fun image to work with. Here is the link to her Etsy shop if you want to check it out.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I've been having a ball all week working on a mini album of our first cruise last December (practice run for a larger one to do of our 7 day Alaska cruise earlier this month), but these great photos my daughter April took of her dog meeting our new little Chihua pup in August have been screaaaaaming for me to scrap them, so I did. I just converted the photos into b&w and kept it simple with some BG Boxer pp and shiny black Thickers. The chipboard flourish was inked black and clear embossed to match. My lss carries every color of the rainbow in embossing powder EXCEPT clear and here's my philosophy--who the heck needs all those colors if you already have lots of colors of ink pads? Clear works great PLUS if I mess up and there are any stray bits of powder, they're clear and don't really show. Anyway, here's Griffin meets Nimby and a sneak peek of my cruise mini album.
Page 3 of the cruise mini...

Have a terrific day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fabulous 50

My dear sis-in-law turns the big FIVE OH next week and she deserves to be reminded how fabulous she is. Used Cricut ACY cartridge for the matted shape, some wonderful new organza black ribbon and MME Market Street Princess pp (love it!). Forget where I got the swirly pearls. I've had the large numeral rubber stamps forever and picked up the "fabulous" stamp at Michael's in the dollar bin this week. Happy 50th Mary!
I should add that the beautiful "glass" butterfly is the creation of a talented etsy seller. See her transparency creations here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sweet Cheeks

These cute bikini cards aren't new, but I'd never attempted one. Have to say it's one of the easiest cards to make but so clever and fun. I'm sending this along to my wonderful mom-in-law who left a piece of (ahem) lingerie behind when packing to return home to Texas after our cruise. I'm returning said piece to her with this card (inside says "missing something?' and below that "Note to self: Don't leave home without them.") Click here to see an entire gallery of these cute cards.