Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pretty Flowers all in a Row

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I've always liked this set from Stampin' Up! and thought the flowers would look great with this Basic Grey paper. The yellow flower is a Martha Stewart Dimensional sticker. These were a great find in the clearance aisle at Michael's.


paper - basic grey 'perhaps', kraft notecards from Michael's, su basic black; stamps - su simply sweet; ink - stazon black; accessories - su watercolor crayons, ms dimensional sticker

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Happy Birthday AJ

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AJ is turning '2' today! Happy Birthday AJ!!

paper - dk blue cardstock, su bashful blue, basic black, ballet blue, whisper white; stamps - su crab & company; ink - su basic black, bashful blue; accessories - su dazzling diamonds, su markers, spiral punch

Welcome Braeden Painter

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Our friends just gave birth to a baby boy named Braeden. Congratulations Darin, Ginger, & AJ!

paper - memory box stripes, shimmer white, su bashful blue, basic black; stamps - su greetings galore; ink - stazon black, su bashful blue; accessories - su dazzling diamonds, sakura gelly roll, prismacolor pencils, scallop punch, circle punch, ribbon

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Retro Hangtag

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An acquaintance of mine asked me to make her a few notecards and hangtags (she collects them from clothing). I thought the retro stamps and designer paper would make a perfect hangtag. I clear embossed the martini and drum set to give dimension and added dazzling diamonds to the ice cubes. Very hip and groovy!

DivaNote: My tiki expert Rob informed me since no tiki or palm tree is present, it is not officially a tiki lounge. I changed the name of the 'lounge' to better reflect the retro-ness of the card :).

paper - a muse designer paper tin plate, memory box flirt; stamps - a muse retro martini, drum set, karen foster snap stamps; ink - brilliance graphite black; accessories - su dazzling diamonds, prismacolor markers, su silver elastic cord

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Girly Dress for Summer

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I've always loved girly things and thought this stamp screamed 'girly girl'! Plumerias are one of my favorite flowers so I used pinks and yellows to give the dress a plumeria feel. I love how the basic grey background brings out the colors in the dress.

paper - basic grey pheobe, su garden green, basic black; stamps - su blooming with happiness; ink - stazon black; accessories - prismacolor pencils, dazzling diamonds, sakura gelly roll, ribbon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Mind's Eye Paper

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If you love My Mind's Eye paper, run don't walk to your nearest Costco. I found this 12x12 bundle for $9.97! It contains the Magnolia and Wild Asparagus designs. 3 each of 120 designs! Get them while they last!!

Another Outlaw Journal

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I love this paper so much, I decided to cover another book. I used baroque motifs on the background and hemp twine. Pearl ex was added to the jumbo eyelets and 'Imagine' charm for a subtle sparkle. I wanted the flowers to stand out a bit so I used UTEE for a little extra shine.

paper - su outlaw designer series; stamps - su baroque motifs; ink - su really rust, chocolate chip; accessories - UTEE, hemp twine, blue moon charm, su jumbo pewter eyelets, serrated tracing wheel

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Outlaw Journal

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I found these 5x7 journals at Michael's for a $1 and I thought these would be great gifts. This project was perfect for the new Outlaw paper. I love the colors and the patterns on this Stampin' Up! Designer paper. I used one of the stamps from the Doodle This stamp set for the background. I added super bronze pearl ex to the flower in the center and used fine line micro beads on the photo corners. The twill tape was dyed with really rust ink. A Blue Moon bead printed with 'Create' hangs from the twill tape.

paper - su outlaw designer series; stamps - su doodle this; ink - su sage shadow, chocolate chip, really rust; accessories - su on board blossoms chipboard, twill tape, pewter jumbo eyelet, blue moon bead, pearl ex

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Notecards for My Friend

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These notecards are for a good friend of mine. I tried out the new scent technique featured in the latest Stampin' Success magazine. I used Crystal Light (Raspberry Lemonade) instead of jello. The CL reminds me more of a plumeria scent.

In addition to these, she is getting the margarita notecards I posted a few days ago. I hope she likes them!

paper - kraft notecards, su true thyme, bravo burgundy; stamps - su do the hula; ink - brilliance pearlescent crimson; accessories - hemp twine, dimensionals

Monday, August 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Lowee

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Happy 39th...hope you had a great birthday!! Love ya!!

paper - shimmer white, memory box beach, su more mustard, real red
stamps - su crab & company
ink - stazon jet black, su more mustard
accessories - su watercolor crayons, sakura gelly roll, stickles, chipboard circles, su dazzling diamonds, ribbon

Thursday, August 2, 2007

30 Days Till...

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DUCK FOOTBALL! This card is for my ticket buddy Stefani. We've been season ticket holders for 6 years! I can't believe it's been that long. Here's to the new season...crossing my fingers for a bowl game! GO DUCKS!!

paper - faux football skin, shimmer white, su handsome hunter, sports solution 'oregon'
stamps - stampendous pirate chick, su shapes & shadows
ink - su chocolate chip, impress olive green
accessories - su watercolor crayons, tombow marker, signo white gel pen, sakura gelly roll pens, football charm, ribbon

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mail Call

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I sent this card to a friend who has been a great inspiration to me and extremely helpful with all my stamping questions. Thank you Anna for all your kindness!

paper - natural note cards, waste not paper brown, shimmer white, dcwv old world stack
stamps - su french script, clear art stamps french mail
ink - su chocolate chip
accessories - stamp scissors, ribbon

I See a Hawaiian Vacation in my Future

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This is one of my fav stamp sets from su. I'm sad it's retired but it won't stop me from using it! My husband and I are going to Hawaii (3 months!) and I'm already getting excited for our trip. Mahalo!

paper - shimmer white, su basic black, marigold morning, old olive, really rust,
stamps - su do the hula
ink - stazon, versacolor, encore
accessories - prismacolor pencils, sakura gel pen, pearl ex, lil' charms

Got Margaritas

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These cards are for my friend to give out as thank you notes or whatever strikes her fancy. We both love a good margarita so I thought she would appreciate these delicious concoctions.

paper - kiwi lime shimmer cardstock & kraft notecards from michael's
stamps - a muse art stamps 'make margaritas', cynthia dice designs margarita
ink - su classic basic black
accessories - brads, su dazzling diamonds, prismacolor pencils, scallop scissors, tombow marker