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Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Two For One Special Makes for a LONG Post!

Today I have 2 cards to show you! One I was supposed to post yesterday, but my computer was not cooperating. Then today, I thought I was going to have issues again, as my mouse did not want to work! What do you do then? I sure hope there is a laptop in my future! What a perfect winter gift--it acts as a legwarmer, too, I hear! On to the cards. I can't decide which to show first, so I will go in the order that they should have been. This first one is one I made for smARTworks. We had a layout challenge that the main focus had to be wording. Since my computer was acting up, I couldn't print anything out (I didn't have a smARTworks stamp to fit the bill), so I used this fun sticker I had from K & Company. I thought it went well with the dove. I must be in a distressing mood, because I am really liking the look of "oldness". Maybe because my birthday is coming up and that's how I am feeling--like "oldness". Anyway, I really like how it turned out. Check out my fellow DT member's versions of the same sketch: Dina, Susan T., Heidi, Donna, and Trish.
Stamps: smARTworks (Luke 2:14)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan (my favorite, EVER!)
Paper: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey DP
Other: Sticker by K $ Company, Brads from JoAnn's, Heidi Swapp distressor, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Next Up: A Sketch For You To Try!
Of course, today is Saturday and time for Jen's "A Sketch For You To Try"!Here is my sample I made for her back on Tuesday! After making 2 cards in a row with hardly any stamping on them (the one I just mentioned and the one from the previous post with the holly), I returned to some good ol' fashioned stamping! This card actually uses 4 sets! I think that's a first for me! Again, the distressed look won out. This sketch calls for a rectangle on the slant to be the main image. I have to admit when Jen sent this to me, I was worried I would not be able to come up with anything presentable. You see, I am a very "symmetrical" person, and to have something slanted, i.e. crooked, is hard for me to deal with. So the way I got around it was to make the slanted piece a Christmas tag and at least make what I put on the tag be somewhat "straight". I thought these little stockings were the perfect thing for that and really makes your mind think it's a straight image! I would love to see how you do with the crooked (I mean slanted) piece on this design. Please link here for your version or if uploading to SCS, put SFYTT in your keywords and I promise to check them out. I need more "out of the box" ideas! Or are you like me and tend to make everything straight? I challenge you to try this if you are! Be sure and check out Shannan's (it's actually on Jen's site this time)and Carole Burrage's cards they made as samples for this sketch, too!

Stamps: Warm Winter, Holiday Tag Team, Snowflakes, All in a Row
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Colorbox Chestnut Roan (told you it was my favorite!)
Paper: Soft Sky, Cranberry Crisp, Kraft, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding DP (I got the whole pack!)
Other: Star Brads, CM Circle Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Markers, Copic Marker, SU Markers, Ribbon from Michael's


  1. doesn't look like you had any trouble coming up with a masterpiece!!!

  2. I love the first card. It does seem to have an old antiquey look to it. It looks great!

  3. These are wonderful! And, I love Josh Grobin too!!! (And he is cute too!)


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