Sunday, March 30, 2008

What Month is This???

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It must be global warming because I've never seen this before! I know this is common on the east coast but in the Pacific NW we rarely see snow in March. There were huge flakes falling last night and before you know it...we had 4 1/2 inches of snow!!! We had friends over for dinner and they had to leave early so they wouldn't get stuck at our house (we live on a hill).


This morning, the snow was starting to melt so I took some pics to post here. Crazy!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Seattle Girl ATC

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When I was creating this atc (for a SCS a muse swap) I reached for this stamp right away. Maybe 'cause I live in the emerald city or perhaps it's the rainy spring. Either way, it's especially fitting because of the loco weather we are having today. I was at work when I happened to look out the window and whadya know...it's SNOWING! What the heck???? Thankfully, it was just a dusting of the white stuff and not enough to stick.

The raindrops on this card are simulated with crystal effects and stickles. You can't tell in the picture but it does look like little droplets are falling on the cutie gal. I used doodlebug paper frills (love this stuff) for the border above the sentiment. The paper frills have been colored to match the rain hat and wellies.

Have a great weekend everyone! Hope the sun is shining in your area!



paper - real red, shimmer white, apricot appeal, memory box blossom; stamps - a muse seattle girl, a muse sentiment; ink - ranger adirondack pitch black; accessories - prisma markers, spica glitter pens, stickles, crystal effects, doodlebug paper frills, dimensionals, marvy punches

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring

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Happy Spring! flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and it's still freakin' cold in Seattle! I'm crossing my fingers for nice weather soon!

This card is for a fellow amuse addict. I love this little chickie and bee...so cutie and very springy. I hope my bumper card recipient likes it!

Well, back to work...got to start on my easter cards...

paper - a muse mango tinplate, memory box stripes, shimmer white; stamps - elzybells mini chick bee, a muse sentiment; ink - stazon jet black; accessories - prisma markers, spica glitter pens, twinkle dot, a muse ribbon, micron pen

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I Love Sushi

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Here's my card for the a muse addicts weekly challenge. The challenge this week is to create a circle shaped card.

I went one step further and used elements of 'roundness' throughout the card. I cut out an a muse notecard with my scalloped nestabilities die and used dies for the dp and main image. If you look closely, I used basic grey's pier 39 from the pheobe collection. For those of you familiar with San Francisco, the aquarium is located at pier 39 which I thought was a cute nod to the sushi image.

I flexed the sentiment to give it a half circle look ~ LOVE the versatility of clear stamps ~ added doodling to the edge and some cutie a muse ribbon.

The title of this post is also the name of a great sushi place in Bellevue and Seattle...if you love sushi, you should give it a try!!

paper - a muse notecard, basic grey 'pier 39', shimmer white; stamps - a muse sushi set; ink - versafine onyx black; accessories - a muse ribbon, nestabilities, spica glitter pens, prisma markers, micron pen

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Shoebox Project ~ Fabulous Flowers

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Here's a card I put together for my upline's monthly meeting. We are doing shoebox projects and I wanted to use a new stamp set I hadn't inked up yet. I should have done this last night but waited till the last minute! At least American Idol was on the tube for entertaining background noise.

The versatility of this stamp set is fabu! *no pun intended* I love the big flower and all the options for color. I used the thanks from 'lots of thoughts'...one of my fav sale-a-bration items!

I added a rhinestone brad for a bit of bling to the middle of the pewter eyelet and layered all the flowers with dimensionals. Definitely a fabulous flower!

paper - sahara sand (textured), soft sky, ruby red, very vanilla, fall flowers dp; stamps - fabulous flowers, lots of thoughts; ink - ruby red, old olive, sahara sand; accessories - pewter jumbo eyelet, rhinestone circle, brad, hemp twine, small and large tag punch

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

All About Green

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I thought up this card yesterday while it was rainy and cold but today was a beautiful day in Seattle. I love the spring and summers here in the pacific northwest. When the weather is clear, I can see the Olympic Mountains on my way to work, and Mt. Rainier and the Cascades on my way home...absolutely fabulous.

It's green week on amuse addicts and this card is for the weekly challenge. The kitchen grass 4 bar notecard is a perfect card for this challenge. I colored the umbrella and boots with a melon spica glitter pen..LOVE those pens! I added crystal effects to give a slick, wet look to the umbrella and added some stickles raindrops. The ribbon is colored with prisma markers to match the slicker, boots, and umbrella. I've seen the cutie flag on quite a few blogs and decided to use it for my sentiment (thanks Anna and JulieHRR ~grin~)

Hope all of you are having a great week!

paper - a muse kitchen grass 4 bar notecard, shimmer white, old olive; stamps - a muse seattle girl, a muse sentiment; ink - versafine onyx black; accessories - prisma markers, spica glitter pen, copic marker, diamond stickles, crystal effects, ribbon, marvy punches, su flower ribbon slide