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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sending Wishes Your Way

The Case Study Challenge Blog is celebrating their 4th year anniversary with a blog hop and challenge to case one of their design team members card.  I'm always looking at other card maker's sites & on Pinterest to get some inspiration....so I thought what the heck...I'll hop along & see if I find something interesting.  This is the card I came up with casing Amy Sheffer of Paper Pickled Designs.  She made her card using the Bokeh Technique ....never heard of it before...but it was fun to do & pretty easy!  I wasn't quite clear on what medium they were saying to use, but it involves using water color paper, so I just used two of my Derwent Inktense pencils for the colors...Tangerine & Fuschia.  I put the finished water colored piece onto some pretty pink card stock from my stash & used the same cardstock to die cut the sentiment frame.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps Celebration Labels One & the bow is made from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I really had fun trying this technique & I think the card turned out pretty good!!  Here is the tutorial  link that Amy had on her post demonstrating the Bokeh Technique.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Addison!!

We are celebrating my granddaughter Addison's 2nd birthday Saturday August 30th.  She is going through the terrible twos stage, and just had her baby brother Parker appear on the scene (born just 2 weeks back!!)  Needless to say...she is kind of being a pain in the butt, but is learning to adjust to her newly shared spotlight!!  Anyway...I made this card for her 2nd birthday.  This darling image comes from the Pure Innocence set called " Something Special Just for You".  I colored her with my promarkers, then fussy cut her out. I also stamped her crown onto gold sparkly paper & fussy cut it out and popped her up using foam tape.  The pink polka papers are from Bo Bunny, the numbers & balloon designer papers are from DCWV called The Birthday Wishes Stack.   The banners were cut using YNS Fishtail Banner Die Set.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Special Girl Designs set, and were punched out using two Stampin Up Ovals punches. I put two pink enamel dots in the left hand corner, and a heart shaped crystal on her crown from my stash.  I'm sure she won't have a clue how cute her card might be, but I sure had fun creating it!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Shawnee

   I made this card for my granddaughter Shawnee's 7th birthday.  Unfortunately her parents, my daughter & son-in-law Emily & Jason, would be on vacation during her actual birthing day.  And my other daughter & son-in-law Elaine & Bryan would end up delivering their 2nd baby, my eighth grandchild, the weekend after when we were going to celebrate Shawnee's birthday!!  Sounds very chaotic at best...and it was!! I made this card for Shawnee at a moments notice, so I'm not exactly jumping up & down about it, but I still think it turned out cute enough.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Lacie".  I don't think it was in the birthday image category, but it was so cute, and reminded me of Shawnee...and what birthday doesn't involve ice cream!  I colored her with my Promarkers, cut her out with a Spellbinders circle die, then behind that, I joined together two Cheery Lynn Chasing Rainbows Doily die in light blue & yellow.  I finished off with a big yellow flower in the lower left & some yellow candy in each of the other corners. Hope you like it..thanks for stopping by!!

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