Monday, July 16, 2012

Celebrate With Style

Well, it worked out this week that I was able to make one card that satisfies the requirements for 2 challenges...yeah!

First up is the One Layer Wednesday (OLW) challenge #96, Birthday Bling from last Wednesday over at the Simplicity Blog.  The rules are one layer, birthday theme with lots of bling.

Second is the Less Is More (LIM) challenge #76, One Layer Challenge with 3 of anything from this past Saturday over at the Less Is More Blog.  The rules are one layer, and three of anything; three colours, three images, three stamps, three words, the number three...anything as long as it relates to the number three.

And, here's my card:

All stamps are by Hero Arts.  I used the polka dot flag from Friendly Flags to make the base of the party hats.  And a tiny flower from the Clear design Thinking of You set to make the fluff at the top of the hats. The sentiment is from Birthday Messages.  I stamped all three "hats"  & the sentiment using Brilliance Pearlescent Ink for a little shimmer and used some bling from my stash.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sailing By with Thanks

Here's a little card I whipped up for some boating friends of ours recently.  I liked it so much I made another for my stash.  And, Colleen needs to see it since she just acquired this sailboat punch.  

The paper is a mix of scraps, SU and PTI.  The sailboat is a Fiskars seasonal punch from last summer, the waves are a Fiskars border punch, the clouds are PTI, and the sentiment is Lockhart.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

OLW 95: Stars and Stripes

Yeah!  Was able to fit in another of Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenges!  Loved this one and loved how my card turned out if I say so myself!  I needed some thank you notes and this one was really easy to replicate.  The challenge, as always, is to make a one layer card, this time using a star and a stripe, any theme.  Well, I couldn't pass up the fact that Independence Day was this week....the star and stripe fed into my feelings of patriotism!

Used the retired solid stripes stamp (say that fast 3 times!) from SU!, the frilly star is a $1 clear stamp from Studio G, and the sentiment is from Savvy Stamps.  Used the new Nautical Blue ink from Memento (isn't it yummy???) and SU! Real Red.

This is my second post of the day....please scroll down and wish Colleen a happy birthday!

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Happy Birthday, Colleen!

Today is the big day!  It's Colleen's birthday!  And I DID it!  I made her birthday card with stamps that even SHE didn't know existed!  WOO-HOO!   Doin' the happy dance's REALLY hard to find stamps that SHE is not aware of.  Whew!  Another year of secretive searching that SHE didn't know about!

Colleen, I hope your day is simply wonderful!  You are the bestest!  Wish I could  be there with you to celebrate!

I used stamps from Singing Souls by Unity Stamps.  And an Amuse oval.  And the tiniest heart punch out from the Martha Stewart Heartbeat border punch using glittered paper. Cardstock by Neenah and PTI.
Please click on over to Colleen's blog and wish her a wonderful day!

Now, off to start on next year's card.......

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