Thursday, September 29, 2011

CASE Study-Julie Lacey Week 5


Hello friends, this is our last week of caseing the amazing Julie Lacey, her work and style is like no other.  It has been fun working with her cards.  I have used a image from Stampendous called Bird Post......I luv this image, it has a vintage look to it.  I have kept the same layout as Julie changing the papers and image.  The papers are from Prima and they are called Londonerry.  I completed my card with stitching, ribbon, burlap string, and a button.  Hope you have a super day, it is almost the weekend...woohoo.  be sure to check out the other CASE Study gals, there creations are stunning....enjoy!

Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa):Owner
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME
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Stamps:  Bird Post(Stampendous)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and Londonerry Designer Paper(Prima)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels, Crinkled Ribbon, Burlap String, Janome, Button, and 3D Foam Squares
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Anything Goes:  anything goes
CASE Studycase Julie Lacey/#59
Stampin Royalty:  K.I.S.S...keep it simple sweetie/#91

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy 86 Birthday















Hello friends, I am sharing a card I designed for a 86th birthday card request.  The gal specifically wanted "86" on it; I am very happy with the finished card, I sure hope she is as excited.  I have joined Chupa in the Sketchbook Saturday sketch, I flipped my to be taller A2 card...I am hooked on this style of card..lol.  I have used corrugated numbers, My Mind's Eye designer paper, lace, ribbon, and stitching.  Keeping it short tonight, I am getting tired and starting to fade.....the weekend is only three days away....woohoo!  I will have a couple of other posts this week so be sure to check back....make the most of your day and enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU), Fine Linen(PTI), and Paris & Co. Six by Six Deisgner Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Pool Party and River Rock(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders nesties, Janome, Crinkled Ribbon, Lace Trim, SU Square Punch, Corrugated Numbers, Gemstones, Button, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares
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Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes/#25
OCCC:  numbers
Ribbon Reel:  inspiration photo, lace, and birthday/#11
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch/#30

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Blessings

 









Good morning, we are back into the swing of things with mojo Monday's, I am thrilled...I hope you are too!  This week it is circle or sqaure, I went with the fun circle card.....I do luv them both, but the circle cards are sooooo adorable when finished.  I use the largest Spellbinders scalloped circle for the base, they fit perfectly into a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square envelope.  Here are my instructions for making a circle card, I have given the instructions for a full circle using adhesive and for the circle card not using adhesive....I prefer the full circle with adhesive.  I have went with a fall theme, it has been warmer this week not as much like fall as several days ago....I am waiting for the gorgeous changes fall brings!  I have used the colors from CR84FN challenge.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Hello Pumpkin and the tiny leaves are from the Lil' Inker Acorn Die.  All of the Autumn Verve Stamps are on sale, check it out!  Also, be sure to check out the NEW Lil' Inker Store front and a sale that Laura is offering!  I hope your week is starting out great...here is a little something to ponder today..... enjoy!
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.--Thomas Jefferson.
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Stamps:  Hello Pumpkin(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip(SU) and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Spellbinders Pumpkin Nesties, Lil' Inker Acorn Die(leaves), SU Square Punch, Bakers Twine, Lace Trim, Button, Burlap String, Maya Roads, Corrugated Scalloped Circle, Embossing Folder, Pinking Shears, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares 
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CR84FN:  colors/CR84FN39
Mojo Monday:  sketch/MOJO208 
Paper Sundaes:  anything goes/#88

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC66-Hugs















It is the weekend girls, I hope yours is filled with great plans.......I am super busy.  I am sharing today's Waltzingmouse sketch, I made mine an A2 card and added the circle sketch to the center.  I used the scroll from the set Very Vintage Labels No.18  I adore the look of it just on one side, I added designer paper and stitching to the other part.  I used a doily behind the circle and distressing....I also added sponging.  The sentiment tag is a sentiment from the Say It Loud set, the tag was stamped, sponged and then curled to give more depth.  I finished my card with a crinkled ribbon bow and the Melissa Frances glittered flower.  I added the pink button for a little contrast.  Be sure to head over to the Waltzingmouse blog and check out the mischief makers designs, these girls are amazing....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Say It Loud and Very Vintage Labels No.18(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Cream(PTI) and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Crinkled Ribbon, Melissa Frances Glittered Flower, Doily, Janome, Distressing Tool, Sponging, Button, and 3D Foam Squares
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Color Throwdown:  colors/#160
Shabby Tea Room:  photo inspiration/#80
Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC66

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lil' Inker Acorn Die and Sentiment Set Day 5



I am sharing along with the Lil' Inker DT the NEW Acorn Die and Sentiment set, this is adorable!  I luv the size of the acorns, I cut the acorns from lushish felt to give more texture.  the sentiment tag is stamped, sponged, and stitched for a little more sweetness.  I am keeping it short and sweet today, be sure to check out all of the DT and show some luv, you could win a LIl' Inker gift certificate!  Next is Jen, I know she will share an amazing project....enjoy!

Laura   
Emily   
Debby   
Teresa:ME   
Jen   
Amy  
Sarah   
Ariana    
Chan  
Alicia   
LID Store   
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Stamps:  Acorn Sentiment(Lil' Inker)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and All Spice Six by Six designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Acorn Die by Lil' Inker, Ek Success Border Punch, SU Square Punch, Janome, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lil' Inker Mini Pinwheel Day 4











Good morning and welcome to day 4 of the Lil' Inker release, we are showcasing the mini pinwheel today.  I adore the size, it is perfect for making bow styled embellies.  I have created a Christmas tag with mine today, adding leaf push pins, distressing, and stitching.  The possibilities with the mini pinwheel are endless, while you are shopping pick up the rest of the release and the larger pinwheel....we would luv to see what ideas you come up with for using the fabby Lil' Inker dies and stamps!  Be sure to visit Ariana, she is next on the list......the line up of the gals who are participating are below, check them out! 

Amy   
Jen   
Teresa:ME    
Ariana   
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Stamps:  Unity
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Lost & Found Christmas Designer Paper(My Minds' Eye)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU)
Accessories:  Mini Pinwheel(Lil' Inker), Maya Roads Pins, Lace Trim, Janome, Doily, Burlap String, Jungle Bells, Distressing Tool, Button, Gemstones, MFT Flourish Die, and 3DFoam Squares
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Anything Goes Challenge Bloganything goes/#50
Try It On Tuesday:  anything goes 

CASE Study-Julie Lacey Week 4



Hello peeps, it is going to be another busy couple of days here on my blog, be sure to check back for all the goodies.  I am sharing today's CASE Study of Julie Lacey, her style is amazing!  I have  used a JustRite set Friendship Blooms and the Stella Rose Designer papers from My Mind's Eye.  I have added lace ribbon, the butterfly, and stitching.   Have a super day, be sure to check out the post next as it is the peek of the Lil' Inker Mini Pinwheel...super cute...enjoy! 
   
Be sure to visit the other CASE Study gals and show some luv......
Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa):Owner
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME
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Stamps:  Freindship Blooms(JustRite)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and Stella Rose Deisgner Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Really Rust(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders, Ribbon, Lace, Janome, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Prima Flower, EK SUccess Border Punch, and 3D Foam Squares
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CASE Study case Julie Lacey
Flutter By Wednesday:  anything goes...butterfly/#172

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lil' Inker Fringe Flower Release Day 2









Welcome to day two of the Lil' Inker Fringe Flower release, I adore this die.  I have made three flowers, two small ones and a larger one.  You can cut the length to make smaller flowers and to even make a layered flower.  The possibilities are endless....be sure to visit all of the gals and comment there are three $10 gift certificates to be won by Lil' Inker!  I have used a sentiment from Verve and the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday.  I have added sponging, distressing, and stitching to bring my card together....I adore these lowers layered on the primitive heart....eeeecccckkkk..so cute!  The next stop on the hop is Ariana,  be sure to stop by and leave her some luv!  To order your die head over to Lil' Inker...note the edit from Laura.....

EDITED TO ADD: If you're purchasing the Fringe Flower Die today and think you MAY purchase other items as they are revealed during the week we can easily wait to ship your order so that your items ship together. Email me at lpryor1@hotmail.com to request postponed shipping. We will also reimburse your for any additional shipping you were charged so that you're only paying shipping once. Thanks!

Emily   
Debby   

Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  White and Designer Paper(SU),  My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Fringe Flower Die, Sentiment Flag Die by Lil' Inker, Sizzix Heart Die, Spellbinders Nesties, Lace Trim, Burlap String, Janome, Gemstones, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Give Unto Them


Good morning mojo fans, how have you been?  It was a nice break but I sure did miss my mojo Monday card and all of your creations.....I look forward to Monday's because of mojo...teeehehehe.  I made this card for a neighbor family who went through an unimaginable death...my heart just broke for them.  This is one of my favorite Verve Plain Janes, it is Isiah 61:3.
 I layered the sentiment over a sponged doily and a scripture book page.  I added distressing, stitching, and a rosette flower made with the Tim Holtz die, I luv this die.....it makes making these rosettes so simple.  I am so glad to be back playing with the mojo sketch, I bet you are too; can't wait to see what you create.  Have a super day...enjoy!    
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Stamps:  Isiah 61:3(Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye), and Book Page
Ink:  Early Espresso and Sage Shadow(Verve)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties, Tim Holtz Rosette Flower Die, Doily, Janome, Twill Ribbon, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Monday sketch/Mojo207

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thinking of You















I have created a card just for fun, I adore the colors and this fabby sketch!  I have used a couple of sets from Unity.  I made the glittered star and added a button tied bow.  The papers are My Minds' Eye Lost & Found Two Madison Avenue Series......luv, luv, luv! A simplified card today but I did add stitching and distressing. Keeping true to the sketch I made it horizontal and not vertical.....I cannot stop making verticals lately...I prefer the look.  I hope you are having a super fun weekend.....share a smile with someone today, it will put a smile in your heart...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Unity
Paper:  Black and White(SU) and Lost and Found Two Madison Avenue Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz) and Rose Red(SU)
Accessories:  Glitter, SU Crystal Effects, Janome, Burlap String, SU Square Punch, Button, Sizzix Punch, Prima Lace, Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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CR84FN: colors
MME: sketch/27

Waltzingmouse Sketch-Hand Baked


   
I have created this card for today's Waltzingmouse sketch and for this months Waltz, the theme is Halloween...I went with Harvest/Fall.  I have used the WM set Very Vintage Labels to frame my distressed Tim Holtz pumpkin and Rescue Remedies for the sentiment.  I thought this card would be perfect to add with a gift that is made with  pumpkin.  My favorites are pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin muffins...yummy.  If you have a favorite pumpkin recipe I would luv to know about it, please share....thanks!  The Very Vintage Labels is compatible with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.  I have used ric rac, crinkled ribbon, and stitching.....I luv this sketch!  I hope you will join me in visiting the other Mischief Makers to comment on their fabby creations!  Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Rescue Remedies and Very Vintage Labels(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Vanilla(PTI) and Lost & Found Two(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz) and Really Rust(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Ric Rac, Crinkled Ribbon, Burlap String, Janome, Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares
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Crazy 4 Challenges:  pumpkin/C4C105
Friday MashUPautumn
Inspire Me Fridays: anything
Waltz:  Halloween...Harvest/Fall
Waltzingmouse Sketch: sketch/WMSC65

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Verve Get Your Diva On-Monochromatic



Hi friends, I am sharing my take on Sankari's Get Your Diva On Challenge to use monochromatic colors, I have used green...my favorite color.  Be sure to checkout the details of the challenge; it is a great prize....you wanna know what?  A guest spot working with Verve Stamps, Julee and the divas; how cool is that?  You have until this Sunday to link up your creation.  I have used a bird tag image for my focal point, you can get these amazing cards/tags here.  I have added the sweet little tag sentiment using Verve stamps and dies.  I used the new postage dies from Spellbinders and my beloved glass glitter, stitching, and distressing complete my card.  I have played along with several challenges listed below.  I hope you are gearing up for a fabulous weekend, it is suppose to be in the 40's here tonight and tomorrow.....aaaahhhh, I luv this time of year!  I found this quote about autumn I want to share.
"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."

Samuel Butler

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Stamps:  Tag Time(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU) and Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz) and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Tiny Sweet Scallop Die Set A Cut Above by Verve, Spellbinders Nesties Postage Stamp, Crinkled Ribbon, SU Crystal Effects, Glass Glitter, Lace Trim, Janome, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares 
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Dolce Stamps and Cards: distressing/DSAC01
Paper Play: punches and dies/#37
Papertake Weekly:  things with wings
Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#28
Teapot Tuesday: girlie
Verve Get Your Diva On: monochromatic colors/GYDOSept2011

CASE Study-Julie Lacey Week 3


Hi peeps, it has been a long week, I headed back to work after being off a couple of weeks....sigh.  I am having to get back into the swing of things...lol.  I am sharing this weeks CASE Study from the super talented Julie Lacey.  Her card style is amazing, I kept the same colors, changing the stamp image and sentiment tag.  I have used a JustRite set from Stampers Dream called  Bon Voyage....I luv these sets from JustRite, so many shabby possibilities with these.  I tried to spotlight Julie's fabulous style...I hope you will join us this week at CASE and honor Julie.  Hope your day is awesome...enjoy!   
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Stamps:  Bon Voyage(JustRite)
Paper:  Kraft(PTI), Black andWhite(SU)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties Labels Six, Janome, SU Square Punch, Ribbon, Gemstones, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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CASE Studycase Julie Lacey/#57 

Here are the other CASE Study DT, be sure to check out there case of Julie's
Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa):Owner
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Birthday Wishes


 Happy weekend, I have had a busy one....shopping yesterday, motorcycle riding today, and tomorrow will be busy as well...church and another motorcycle ride.....all fun stuff though!  I am sharing a card I made for the SFYYT, Patties Creations; girlie challenge, and I also used the colors from Color Q.  Although they did not turn out as purple as I intended.  The MME polka dotted paper does look like rich razzleberry but after I tied the ribbon and added the flower not so much.  I have used a sweet pre printed tag and added a birthday sentiment from Verve.  I hope you have a had a great weekend and was doing something that you have fun doing..enjoy!
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Stamps:  Making A Statement(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and MME Lost & Found Two Designer Paper
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate(SU)
Accessories:  Crinkled Ribbon, Prima Flower, Buttons, Burlap String, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares 
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Patties Creations:  girlie things
SFYTT: sketch

BIG News....Waltzingmouse Mischief Maker











Hello peeps, I am soooooo excited to be sharing a little secret that I have been keeping, I am now a Mischief Maker for Waltzingmouse!  I am thrilled to be joining these talented ladies and to be working with Waltzingmouse stamps.  I have used the set from WM called Very Vintage Labels...luv this set, it works perfectly with Spellbinders Nesties Labels Eighteen.  The detail on the inside of the labels eighteen shape is gorgeous, I have made a rosette flower using the Tim Holtz die, I added my beloved glass glitter on top.  The "bravo" sentiment and pearls finish my card.  Be sure to head over to the WM sketch blog and see all the mischief makers creations and to link up your card...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Fancy Phrases and Very Vintage Labels(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and Lost & Found Two Blush Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties labels Eighteen, Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Die, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, Pearls Embellishment, Glass Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares
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Waltzingmouse: sketch/WMSC64

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Bog Hop Winners

 
Thank you to all who visited and commented on my Fall Blog Hop card, the winners where #25 Monika and #28 Jennifer drew by random.org.  I have contacted both of the gals so that they can claim their Lil' Inker  gift certificates!

#25 Monika
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#28 Jennifer

Viva la Verve-Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday friends, I am spending the day with my good friend and creating buddy Wanda....we are on a shopping trip....yippie!  I hope to pick up some new goodies for the holiday season.  I am sharing a card I made for another good friend's daughters birthday.  I have used the amazing sketch that diva Amy has created, I hope you will join us for this weeks Viva la Verve sketch.  the stamps used are from the latest release from Verve.   Hope your day is awesome...enjoy!

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Stamps:  Making A Statement(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and Lost & Found Two Blush Designer Paper(My Minds' Eye)
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate(SU) and Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Tiny Sweet Scalloped Die by Verve, Spellbinders Scalloped Nesties, Circle Nesties, Janome, Ribbon, Burlap StringMelssia France Ribbon Flower, SU Embosslits Butterflies, Gemstones, Lace Trim, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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City Crafters Challenge123...1 ribbon, 2 or more words, 3 or more butterflies/#73

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CASE Study-Julie Lacey Week 2


 Hi CASE Study fans, it is time to show case our friend Julie Lacey, her style is impeccable, truly amazing!  I have used the new Pairs themed sets from JustRite, there are three sets, this one is called Greetings From, this is probably my favorite set.  You can design your own old vintage postcard with this one.....luv all things vintage and shabby.  This set is also compatible with Spellbinders nesties Labels Four and speaking of Spellbinders....Stampers Dream has in stock some of the news ones, if you have not picked your up, check them out!  Hope you have super day, the dh and I are headed out for breakfast and a little shopping....enjoy!  


Be sure to visit the CASE Studay gals and show some luv.....
Julie Lacey (September Muse)
Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME.
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Stamps:  Greetings From (JustRite)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), and Websters Pages Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four and Nine, Lace Trim, Websters Pages Button, Ribbon, Janome, Embossing Folder, and  3D Foam Squares
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CASE Studycase Julie Lacey/#56

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Fall


to view my Lil' Inker Card for the Fun Fall Blog Hop post and comment for your chance to win go here.


I have played along with the gals at JUGS, great sketch girls!  This is challenge #100 for the gals at JUGS, I have had the honor of being a guest with them on two occasions, so I didn't want to miss the celebration.....keep the inspiration coming!  The sentiment is Verve and it is from the sett called Happy Fall and it is on sale....there is a great  sale going on at Verve, check it out!  I am also soooo thrilled to tell you about the gorgeous Autumn photo card, I get these from a sweet gal on Etsy...the shop name is Creative Visions you can tell her I sent you!  The quality of her prints are amazing!  That is all from me tonight, I hope you have a great day....tell someone how special they are, we all need to hear goodness....enjoy!
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Stamps:  Happy Fall(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate, very Vanilla, and SU Deisgner Papers
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Die, Janome, Lace Trim, Burlap String, Button, Scor Pal, Maya Roads Tiny Tickets, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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JUGS:  sketch/JUGS100

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Love


 









To view my Lil' Inker Card for the Fun Fall Blog Hop post and comment for your chance to win go here.

Hi, folks.....it is been rainy here for two days and is going to rain the rest of the week.....sounds like shopping or creating days, don't ya think?  I have created this just for fun, I have not used any stamping; just sponging.  The love chipboard piece is by Recollections, I think I bought these at Michael's last year.  I have added flowers, black lace trim, stitching, and distressing.  I used the sketch from Card Patterns, but made mine a tall card.  The designer paper is My Mind's Eye, I am such a fan of the MME paper packs....soooo gorgeous!  Make the most of your evening, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words....they are much appreciated....enjoy! 
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Stamps:  none
Paper:  Black(SU) and Lost and Found Two Blush Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distressed Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Recollections Chipboard, Lace Trim, Flowers, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
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Card Patternssketch...made it tall/#131
Shabby Tea Room:  inspiration and anniversary, wedding, or celebration/#78