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Marcie's AsianSwap Card

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Hello Blog Friends,

Today's card is one made by Marcie Lofgren for the Asian swap.  I don't know who makes the geisha stamp.  Marcie stamped the geisha on gold metallic card stock and embossed it with black embossing powder.  She trimmed the edges with a deckle pattern.  The  metallic card stock is backed with black card stock.  She used a beautiful red washi paper with white and grey flowers, and black branches edged in gold for the back ground.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the washi paper is on gold card stock, and placed on a kraft colored card  Nice card, Marcie!   







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A Happy Birthday Card

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Happy Weekend!

Todays card is one I made for mom's birthday.  I used a Stampin' Up flower out of the set called Blooming with Kindness.  crysanthemums are so pretty.  The ink is dark peony by Chalks.  I layered the white card stock, lined with with pink and black card stock and put it all together.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is an oldie but a goody from PSX stamp company. no longer in existence.  But, as I'd mentioned in a previous post, Inkadinkado bought many of the PSX images.  I punched a tiny bird with my Martha Stewart punch and added him to the sentiment.  He fit just perfectly....and since mom likes to watch birds in the summer, I added the little bird.  A gemstone dots the "i", and all done.  I hope you're all having a great weekend.  We are except for the wind, and it's good to know that soon it will be done and that nicer days are on the horizon.   






Close-up of sentiment with punched bird.

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My Africa Leopard

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Today's card is one I made for our stamp club swap called "Africa."  I love this leopard stamp.  It's made by Embossing Arts.  They make some beautiful animal stamps.   I embossed the kraft background piece with a Cuttlebug folder.  Added a small piece of chocolate card stock on top of that, and was so lucky to have found some leopard scrapbook paper that went really well with the main image.  Colored the leopard with Copics, and used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  I distressed the black card stock with a Distrezz-It-All.  If you've been looking for an easy way to distress your edges, try this machine.  It distresses a little deeper than the hand-held version.  I like it because it has a little compartment that catches all the fuzzies...and they're not all over my clothes.  The "Africa" word in the ornate frame is by 7 Gypsies.  I used embossed it with copper embossing powder and cut it out.  I'll be posting the Africa swaps I recei…

I Like Hanging Out with You

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Today's card is one I  received from my friend Liane.  Just love the little birds on the wire.  The bird die is by Penny Black.  I don't know who make s the leaf stamp or the sentiment stamp....but I do love that saying.  The card is done in greens and browns.  Brown card stock for the base and birds.  Green inks for the leaves.   Wonderful friendship card.  Thanks Liane, this card really made my day!   ;o)






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Happy Birthday Kimmie!

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Hi Blog Friends!

Today is Kim's (our daughter) birthday.  She loves gardening and has a real green thumb.  No, she didn't get it from me.  lol   She can grow just about anything.  Loves the outdoors, working in the yard and gardening.  Since she loves flowers so much I thought a hollyhock would be nice for her card.  We have hollyhocks all over Santa Fe.  Hollyhocks and lilacs are some very favorites of mine.  Today's image is by Stampendous.  I colored it with Copics.  I used some Stickles in the middle of the flowers for some sparkle. It's hard to see in the photo, but I stamped two sheets with the images, cut out the three biggest flowers and used foam dimensional tape to make the flowers pop off the card a bit.  On the left side of the card is a real delicate gold sticker border that I found at stamp convention this year.  Finished off the card with a Happy Birthday sentiment and puched it out with a tag punch by EK Success.

Happy Birthday Kimmie!  Love you.







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Asian Swap Card by Lydia Carroll

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Happy Wednesday Bloggers!

Today's card is the Asian swap card by Lydia Carroll.  Lydia used a really cool embossing folder for the blue background card stock, and it has a couple of koi fish swimming around in the water.  She Brushed the tops of the koi with gold metallic paint and added some shading as well.  

The Geisha is cut out and mounted on top of the cherry blossom background with foam tape.  You can't tell in the photo, but the umbrella and dress has a beautiful shimmery look.  I can't remember what pen Lydia said she used for the shimmer, but I remember it was a cute name.  Lota help I am!  Lydia, if you read this, maybe you can let us know what pen you used, please. The tiny centers of the cherry blossoms are dotted with Stickles for some added sparkle.

The inside of the card has a pretty sheet of paper for a liner.  Thanks, Lydia for a wonderful Asian card!





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My Morning Cup of Coffee

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Happy Weekend!

I'm sharing a House Mouse card today.  The background coffee-themed stamp is by Stampendous, and it has all kinds of coffee words on it....really cool stamp.  I used brown chalk ink for the background and for the "thank you."  Copic markers were used for coloring.  The tiny thank you stamp is by Saavy stamps.  The punch is by Stampin Up.  I added four tiny lime green brads to the main image, and layered it on chocolate card stock.  Used the same chocolate card stock behind the big background stamp and the punched thank you piece.  Glued all on a kraft card.







Here's a close-up of the coffee junkie.  Isn't he cute?

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Shoebox Exchange Card by Sylvia Smithberger

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Happy Wednesday Bloggers!

Today's card is the shoebox exchange that was taught by Sylvia Smithberger.  This rare little rabbit image is by PSX, and has been a very popular stamp on ebay.  We stamped the rabbit on glossy card stock, then colored the wrap around the rabbit's neck and flowers and leaves on his bottom with Copic markers.  Some of the girls colored in the background behind the rabbit with the green marker.  Those looked really nice too.  We stamped the background with a big flower stamp and green ink on the shimmery green card stock.  Next we placed a piece of gold corrugated card stock on top of the green flower back ground.  Tucked underneath the corrugated piece is some sparkly/twinkly wispy stuff....I'm sorry, I can't remember what it's called.  You can see it at the bottom of the gold card stock.  Then Sylvia had a tiny little folded flap for the inside of the card with a Japanese symbol and saying on it.  Cool card.  Thanks, Sylvia!  
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A Stampington Anniversary Card

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Hi Bloggers!

Getting over a cold that hubby decided he'd share with me.  Ugh!  Today's card is an anniversary card I made and the  stamp is by Stampington.  It's a perfect stamp for a couple celebrating an anniversary.  The image was stamped on dark tan card stock with black ink, then edged with a gold metallic marker.  The rest of the papers are small pieces of various card stock and scrapbook papers.  I added four gold brads and a bow to finish it off.  The base of the card is kraft card stock.




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Lydia's Shoebox Card

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Hi Stampers!

Today I'm sharing the card that Lydia Carroll had us make at our "Shoebox Project Day."    I'm sorry, I didn't write down who makes the stamps, but here it.  You can't see it very well in the photo, but the center of the "frame" behind the flower is cut out.  You can see a little bit of the black card stock behind the leaves on the flower.  The frame is embossed.  We stamped the flower and cut it out.  Then we attached the flower to the black card stock background with a wiggly spiral thing (not the technical name of course).  lol  Does anyone out there know what these little things are called?  I'd never seen them before.  We were supposed to color the flower, but as you can see, I forgot to do that before hubby took the pics.  We glued the frame onto black card stock, then glued that on to the lilac card.  It's so pretty in person, the photo doesn't do it justice.  Thanks, Lydia for the pretty Shoebox card!


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Springtime Birdie

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Happy Wednesday Blog Friends!

Today's card is one I made when hubby and I went to an RV ralley awhile back.  There was a Stampin Up representative at the ralley and she was offering a class for stampers.....well, when I heard about the class, I was as happy as a bird with a French fry!  The bird is made with the SU bird punch, and the papers, ribbon, border punch and sentiment were also SU products.  We all enjoyed the card class, and I especially enjoyed using the punches and making a card that was a new and different design .  SU does make papers and ribbons that go so perfectly together.  Wish we had a SU rep. in Santa Fe, but we don't.  ;o(   Sorry, the photo quality isn't the best.  We didn't have our good camera when these were taken.






A flower and brad added to the wing


Love the simplicity of the bow....one simple knot!
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