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RAK from Kristine


As many of you know I've been a little under the weather and sweet Kristine who just celebrated her Blogoversary on the same day as me, sent thisadorable RAK and some stamped images to enjoy.

I just love all of the details.  The little flowers on the front with the glitter centers, the picnic blanket, the little bird flying in the pretty hand-sponged clouds.  Isn't it just such a cute card?!?!?

Thanks so much Kristine!!!  Receiving such fun mail really brightened my day.  I appreciate it so much!


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So CUTE!!!


Dscn4414 Is this image on this card not one of the most adorable ones you've ever seen?  Those little kitties are just so cute – I love it, and it's the card that Nancy Morgan of Paper Smiles sent to me.  You can see her post with the details about the card here.  I just love Nancy's stamping style – stop by her blog and let her know you do too!!  Thanks Nancy for the sweet birthday card!!

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Fellow August 18th-er


I made this card for a fellow GSG girl, Nancy Morgan.  It's so funny, I have NEVER known anyone with my birthday – nor has anyone I have known known anyone with my birthday.  Weird, huh.  Then, after I got invited into the GSG group (#2) Nancy shoots me this e-mail saying that we share a birthday.  Too cool, huh?  Nancy is SO talented, and I love her blog, Paper Smiles.  She sent me a card for our birthday too, and I'll post it tomorrow.  It's ADORABLE so stay tuned for that!

As for my card for her, I was inspired by this card I posted by Brooke Stockman the other day that she made for our WOW swap. I hadn't ever done the grid technique and her card made me want to try it.  It was really easy and fun to do – you should try it out if you haven't!!  HERE is a tutorial for it from SCS that the lovely Beate created.

Stamps:  Fresh Cuts, Canvas BG
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip CS
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Chocolate Chip classic inks
Accessories:  Bashful Blue Taffeta dyed with Baja Breeze ink, Pretties Kit (half pearls, hat pin and beads), paper trimmer w/ scoring blade for "grid", sponges

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RAK’s are so fun!!! :)

So I felt super special when I came home from my holiday trip that went bad.  It's not often that I get RAKs and these two are so pretty.  The first one is from Annette.  She even included some ribbon inside.  What a sweetie!!!


This 2nd card is from Clara who won my boot loot about 2 Boot Loot's ago and this card was made using some of the papers and chipboard that she received.  Isn't it adorable!!!


Thanks ladies!!!

PS – I've been doing a whole lot of stamping that I can't show you yet.  BUT, I will be getting my SU! preview order items on the 10th so as soon as those babies get into my hand you will get to see some  of the items I make with them.  I CAN NOT wait to get the scalloped border punch!!!!!!!

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I Stamped!!!! CPS #64

I have never participated in a CPS challenge, but decided to today because I was inspired so much by the CPS #64 sketch they posted for their challenge. I have not stamped in forever, and with limited supplies (most of my stuff is in storage in Delaware) I am so pleased with the outcome of this card.

The card is intended for a fellow stamping friend I’ve been thinking about lately and the sentiment isn’t exactly appropriate. But, with limited supplies I have and using the words in this stamp set I felt it looked the best with what I had envisioned for my layout and my message inside it tied in pretty well.

Anyway, I hope it remains true to the CPS #64 challenge – I rotated the layout, but that’s the only major change, I hope! 🙂 I did make it a card that closes by being “latched” under the flower. The heart is actually stamped on Wild Wasabi CS and then cut out and adhered with some dimensionals. Also, this card uses the recent Wild For Wasabi promotional cardstock.

Take care, let me know what you think, and be sure to click on the link above to see the CPS #64 challenge guidelines and other samples for it. They’re giving away a Scor-Pal with this challenge!!!!!!!!! I would love to have one, but I must say I’m super happy just to be back in the stampin’ groove! 🙂 Have a great day!
Stamps: Always
Ink: Timber Brown StazOn, Chocolate Chip marker, Soft Sky (to “dust” flower with color)
Paper: Tea Time DSP (Occasions Mini), Wild Wasabi CS, Wild for Wasabi Textured CS (from SU! promotion), Chocolate Chip CS and Soft Sky CS
Accessories: Paper Pretties Kit (half pearls, clear rhinestone brad, 2 white flowers), Soft Sky Double-Stitched grosgrain ribbon, small corner rounder punch, distressing tool, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals

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Here are the RAK’s that I got when I checked the mail after having it on hold for a week for my sister’s wedding:

This one is from Michele Yoos (myoos913 at SCS) and I love that embossing folder!!!!!

This one is from Nicole Kowalk (nkowalk on SCS). Don’t you just love how she used the petals upside-down and now it’s like a Lazy Susan or a coneflower?!?!?

This one is from Jane Simeone (troopersma on SCS) “for” Daniel, and I’m not sure what it is that she used to color in the bottles, but it’s COOL because it’s not just color but adds a little dimension too – the medium is raised.
Be sure to click on each lady’s SCS name to check out their galleries at SCS. They’re great!!! Thanks so much ladies for thinking of me. It’s always so wonderful to get something so fun and pretty in the mail. It make a girl feel special 🙂 Take care!

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Thank You!!!!!!!

I wanted to take a second to say thank you to everyone for the baby cards, gifts, and the birthday card for me. It’s my birthday next Saturday, but I won’t be posting from after today until sometime after the 25th because my sister is getting married on my birthday and we are driving to Lexington, KY for the wedding. Anyway, here are some pics of the items I’ve received from some really sweet ladies out there. Thanks so much, and I will post as soon as I can once we’re back in town at the end of the month. Thank you for your support and take care!!!

This first card is from Laura Barefoot. Isn’t that chipboard neat and I love the background paper!

These booties are from Tracy Harford (all the way from Canada!!!) and she said that the pattern was from Heather Bailey.

This card is from Julie Masse. I love how she colored in the stars and circles with a “sparkly” pen.

This last card is the one that was a RAK for my birthday from Nancy Elrick. It’s got one of those cute Bella images on it and I love the colors!! Would you believe that I still don’t have any Bella stamps?!?!? My life has been so crazy that it’s been all I could do to “stay” a SU! demo and buy what I needed to do that, much less any “extras” from other companies! I’m kind of getting tired of being a demo….we’ll see what happens with that as time goes on. SU! is not as appealing to me anymore as it doesn’t meet the expectations I have for it and how I had hoped it would evolve as different aspects of crafting have become popular. I’ll stop now… 🙂

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