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This is me

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Weekend Sketch challenge located here and Inspirational challenge located here were the thoughts behind this card.

StampSet: A flower for all seasons

Paper: Baja Breeze, Pink Flamingo DSP, white

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Nestabilities, corner ticket punch, brads, ribbon, copic markers

Friday, February 13, 2009

Today the challenge was so change the way we normally make a card, use things we dont normally use, switch our of our comfort zone.

I never use rub-ons or make a single layer card so I did.

No Stamps, No Ink, just a 1/2 sheet of cardstock and rub-ons

This one was made again out of my usual mode. I used eyelets not brads, buttons not ribbon, and I stretched by using two colors that I normally wouldnt use together

Stamp Set: Light of the World-Our Daily Bread

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point

Colored with Copic Markers

Accessories: Buttons, eyelets, Crab Eyelets, New Stampin Up Punch, CAD

This final project for Friday was this adorable box. I found the information and instructions for it can be found HERE

Thursday 2/12/09

The challenge for today was to use fabric in some way on your card. I am fabric challenged so I kind of cheated on both of the cards that I made.

This lighthouse is made by sponging the background with color then overstamping the image

Stamp set: Light of the world-Our Daily Bread

Paper: Baja Breeze, pacific point, Parisian Breeze Specialty paper, and Pink Pirouette

Ink: Pink Piro, Baja Breeze, pacific point

Accessories: FABRIC Ribbon (thats the cheat)

This one was made a bit differently. As I said we were to use some sort of fabric.

I used the camera to take a picture of the bathrobe I was wearing and made a card around that fabric picture.


Paper: Cameo Coral, Always Artichoke, White

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Colored with Copic Markers

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I would like to take a few inches of space to remember my grandfather today.
Everett A. Dutton was born today in 1903. He would have been 106.
Everett was a hard working man who worked during the great depression to take care of his family. He worked in the coal mines in Kansas in the early 40's. Looking for a better future for his family, they packed up their old car with all their belongings and moved to Oregon. Grandpa, Grandma, and my mother all worked in the shipyards in Portland during the great war. After the war effort was over (during which time he lost his oldest son) he worked for the paper mill as well as raising an orchard full of fresh cherries, pears, and apples. I have very early memories of being out playing in the orchards helping my grandpa drive the tractor and trying not to hit the trees. Grandpa was always willing to help people to the best of his ability. Everett passed away on June 13, 1975.

Wednesday-Card Sketch

The sketch challenge for today is here

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes, warm words
Paper: tangerine tango, black, white, baja breeze, Parsian Breeze specialty paper
Ink: kiwi, baja, pacific, tango

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The color challenge for this week is perfect plum, pink pirouette, and kiwi kiss.

Stamps: eastern blooms
Paper: kiwi kiss, pink piro.,perfect plum
Accessories: ribbon, texture plate, big shot

Stamps: bird on a branch, hugs & wishes
Paper: pink piro.,perfect plum, kiwi kiss
Ink: kiwi kiss, perfect plum
Accessories: big shot, nesties, ribbon

Monday, February 9, 2009


I would like to take a moment to thank all those who have inquired about my son who lives in Australia. There are horrific fires with multiple deaths, devestating the region. The area where my son lives is not affected. He lives on the far western coast in a town called Perth. Here is some information that I found about the fires: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Monday the deliberate lighting of bushfires amounts to "mass murder".

He made the remarks while meeting victims of the deadly fires in Victoria. More than 135 people have been killed by the deadliest bushfires in the nation's history over the past three days, and the figures of fire victims are still climbing.

Rudd said that communities wiped out by the fires would be rebuilt and anyone involved in setting such fires had blood on their hands.

"What do you say about anyone like that - there are no words to describe it other than mass murder," Rudd told the Nine Network, adding "This is of a level of horror that few of us anticipated."

Again thank you for all who are concerned.

CUT IT OUT-Challenge

The challenge for today is that you cut it out...I chose to cut out this lovely "flower" from a sheet of DSP.

The pink background is softly embossed with a new product from Stampin' Up! the embossing plates that fit our Big Shot machines.

Stamp Set: God's Blessings

Ink: Pacific Point, Black

Paper: Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Brads, Prima Flowers, and ribbon

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The challenge for today is the Featured Stamper Challenge located here

Stamps: Le Jardin Botanique, and the spots from bird on a branch
Paper: Old olive, black, white, sahara sand
Ink: ruby red, old olive, kiwi kiss, bashful blue
Accessories: old olive ribbon, corner rounder

Stamps: Gods Blessings, bella toile BG
Paper: baja breeze, pacific point, white
Ink: pacific point, baja breeze
Accessories: nesties, flowers, half pearls, gold brad, ribbon, marker pen for the dots