Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thanksgiving

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hope everyone has a cheerful and happy thanksgiving!!! Smiley from

happy birthday rob

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happy birthday rob! you are exceptionally smart, an awesome baker, and my favorite twilight buddy (go team edward) ! rob, you are a wonderful friend and I hope you have an incredible birthday!

Smiley from

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

o christmas tree atc swap

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these atcs are for a swap on scs. the theme was 'o christmas tree' and I knew I wanted to use the flourish tree from a muse. I thought I'd try something new and used chalks on the image and sentiment...not sure how much I'm loving it but it's always good to go out of my comfort zone. the background paper is from basic grey and I embossed the base of the atc with the christmas ornaments cuttlebug folder.

I'm anxious for my wednesday work day to be over! coop and I are going to a friend's house for thanksgiving and I volunteered the green bean casserole (of course, I chose the easiest thing on the menu Smiley from and we're bringing wine)! friday will be project prep and baking day for my holiday workshop. I had a holiday workshop last year and want to make it a yearly event. I purposely schedule it to follow thanksgiving to get everyone feelin' the christmas vibe. I'm excited about the projects and will post them friday or saturday.

paper - true thyme, basic grey 'figgy pudding', shimmer white; stamps - a muse flourish tree, rubber soul sentiment; ink - versamark watermark; accessories - su chalks, a muse ribbon, stickles, cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, November 23, 2008

snow angel ~ november monthly swap

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this cutie snow angel is for the a muse addicts november monthly swap. I had a busy day today...I worked on my swaps, made thanksgiving cards, and made a birthday card for my mom. This week will be even crazier! I've got a holiday workshop on Saturday and haven't started the projects yet...oh, well I work well under pressure. Smiley from

I decided to use micro beads for this card to give the effect of snow. I'm always reluctant to use the beads cuz they're sooo messy but I like how it came out. I used doodlebug sequins to add a snowflake and prussian blue chalk ink for the image and sentiment. I'm really loving the chalk inks.

hope everyone has a great week! so glad it's a short week!!

paper - a muse vintage paper, paper trey white, blue bayou; stamps - a muse snow angel and sentiment; ink - colorbox chalk ink prussian blue; accessories - doodlebug winter sequins, su blue microbeads, marvy punches

Sunday, November 9, 2008

kimono atc

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I was updating my facebook page for InkyDiva Card Boutique and I realized I forgot to post this atc.

I made this for the monthly atc swap at monkey love rubber stamps. I like how the brad on the fan looks like a little head.

I'm excited about re-opening my online store. I've been working with this gal who has designed a lot of stamping blogs I read. Her ideas are great and I can't wait to see it come to fruition.

well, I'm off to bed...hope everyone has a great week! Smiley from

paper - wild wasabi, basic grey dp; stamps - a muse sushi set; ink - memento rich cocoa; accessories - crystal brads, copic markers

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


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I know it's early for snow but I've started thinking about christmas cards and came up with this one for an elzybell swap.

this little guy is colored with koh-i-noor pencils and gamsol. the scarf and hat are colored with copics and spicas for extra pop. I embossed the background piece for more texture and those cuttlebug folders! of course, gotta have some sparkle too!

paper - a muse notecards, soft sky, basic grey dasher; stamps - elzybell penguin snow, a muse sentiment; ink - memento rich black; accessories - soft sky ribbon, circle punches, cb snowflake embossing folder, dazzling diamonds, a muse twinkle dot

Monday, November 3, 2008

don't forget to vote

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I'm so excited for tomorrow! I feel like it's christmas and I'm hoping the presents I open are what I asked for. I hope santa brings me barack as president. ok, enough of my two cents.

thought I would quickly post this card I made for the a muse monthly swap. I love the new a muse leaves set and pumpkin harvest embossing folder. I've been using the folders a them!

hope everyone has a great week and don't forget to vote! Smiley from

paper - a muse notecards, really rust, shimmer white, garden green; stamps - a muse leaves set and sentiment; ink - colorbox chalk ink, brilliance graphite black; accessories - kohinoor pencils, ribbon, pumpkin harvest embossing folder