Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'ts Time for Flutter By Wednesdays

Yellow and Orange Fluttering By

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Hi All,
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Well, I am starting to feel a little bit better from being sick all day yesterday, but not 100% yet!!! However any better is way better than I was!!!! Yea!!!!
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I have so many things I have to get done today tomorrow Friday and Saturday it is not funny my life is insanely busy this week!!!!! Piper's Birthday is Friday and today I am taking treat to her school at noon so I have to go pick up Willow early run by McDonalds get them some food drop them off quickly at a friends house and then run to Piper's School with her treats. This all got changed early this morning as I was planning to go to her school at 2:30 but long story short the teacher called and we changed it unexpectedly. Tomorrow and Friday Piper is out of school and tomorrow we have Piper's Parent Teacher conferences too. I will not bore you with every other little detail, but there are DT things due, cleaning that is mandatory, party stuff to get ready, and about 90 other things too!!!! Aaaaa this too shall pass. LOL!!!!!!!! I really am laughing here it is funny that so many things fell in one week.
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So anyway here is my card. Our challenge was to use Orange and Yellow this week. So I used Orange and Yellow and got out some of my SU DSP with orange, yellow, green, and blues on it. I stamped the Flutter By's in Summer Sun and Only orange punched them out with my SU 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" SU punches. The flower and the sentiment are from the same Stamp set. I thought it was funny that the sentiment matched the DSP with the letters in the circles like the DSP, since I did not plan any of it!!!! .......

If you play along this week be sure to upload your card with FBW46.

Don't forget to go to Danni's blog to see who the Featured Stamper and this weeks Guest Stamper too!!!! Dannis Dreams Blog.
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Also check out the other Flutter By Team members blogs to see the great creations they came up with too!!!!
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Flutter By Wednesday's Featured Stampers Team:
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I shimmered the Flutter By's and the Flower. I used the SU Set Love without End for the Flutter By's and the Flowers and Sentiment. I shimmered with Beezwax shimmerz.
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Well I hope you enjoy this weeks Flutter By Card. Have a Stampendous Day!!!!

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Heather

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesdays #11 - Quick Post I'm Sick

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Inspiration Challenge
This is a very quick post I am really not feeling well and I don't have enough energy to do my normal Twinkling Tuesday Post! Sorry!!!!
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So in my side bar be sure to check out all the other Twinkling Tuesday girls great cards this week!!!! Madelynn gave us a twist this week and gave us an inspiration challenge instead of another sketch drawn by her. When I saw the Inspiration I immediately thought of Pretty Hat Anya, and her pretty bow for her hat. I also thought of Red and White stripes and colors so that is the reason for this Bright Red and White Card. I really did not do great on the coloring of her face because I messed up on the Red eyeshadow I wanted to add on her eyes and then I tried to blend it all in, and it really made her face darker then it needed to be.
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I hope you enjoy it and if you decide to play along leave us a link on the Twinkling Tuesday blog or Madelynn's Mom Jessica's blog The Whimsical Butterfly.
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Sorry for the weak Post. I need to go lay down again!!!!
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Heather

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Purple Angel Anya Sympathy Card

With Sympathy - and Pretty Purple Angels
Good Morning All!!!
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O.K. I appologize in advace if you find any mis-spellings. I hit spell check 4 different times and every time it showed no mis-spellings and I have a hard time believing that as fast as I type so if there are some I am sorry I tried!!! LOL!!!!!
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Yesterday I had to make a sympathy card for my goodfriend/next door neighbor/SU downline Tasha. Last Sunday her Grandpa died and the funeral was on Thursday. I did not have time to sit down and make the card until Friday, but at least I got one done!!!
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My other good friend/SU Downline Emily had pictures of lots of Anya's and Ian's she had laminated on her blog that day and she had done a Princess Anya in all purple including her hair. Emily hates the fact that she spends so much time and care on her Anya's and Ian's that she has decided to laminate them and put a magnet on the back of them so when the person gets ready to throw (GASP!!!!!) the card away they can have a pretty Anya or Ian Magnet for the fridge!!!! That is a great idea I think!!!! I loved the way it looked and wanted to try my hand at an all purple Anya. So instead of the Princess I did the Angel for Tasha's Sympathy card. I have not used any Anya's and Ian's for sympathy cards yet but I thought this Angel Anya would make a pretty card. Tasha is also a huge fan/alumni of K-State so she is a purple girl too!!!
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So here is my card. I used SU Cardstocks, Lavendar Lace, Lovely Lilac, Perfect Plum, and Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulance, and of course Whisper White for the image. So far I have not had any trouble coloring my Copics on SU paper except with blacks and some browns. I have tried Georgia Pacific, Paper Trey Ink, Neenah, and SU and I actually find the colors are the most true to the real color on SU paper funny huh??? I distressed the Purple layer (Orchid Opulance Paper) her White Circle is on with my Handy Kitchen Steak Knife!!!! LOL, and I edged the white circle with my Elegant Eggplant SU Marker to give it some definition. I usually cut out my images and put them on the paper I want them just how I like to do it, so Anya is Popped up with Stampin Dimensionals and then a couple of the other layers including the sympathy layer is popped up using excess rubber and foam from my stamps.
I sharpened this image up quite a bit so if it showes up a little streaky or coloring seems Fuzzy to you it is really not like that in person!!! The colors are so smooth and pretty in person. I wish we could make all our cards look like they do IRL (in real life) on the internet!!!!! LOL!!!
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I stamped her in Momento Black Tuxedo Ink and then Colored her in with R00, E00, E95, and 8 or 9 different BV's and V shades of copics. Her Halo is Y06.
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I used Angel Wings and Lilac Shimmers on her Wings, Eye Shadow, and Halo. On her wings I actually painted the whole wing in Angel Wings (ha ha how fitting to do Angel Wings in Angel Wings Shimmerz!!!!). Then I took the Lilac and painted a thin line just inside the black outline of the wings with Lilac Shimmerz. I then took the Lilac Shimmerz and did her eyelashes too. The Halo I shimmered with Beezwax shimmerz. I do not know why, but I could not get a good Shimmerz view like I usually do!!! I turned her at all angles in different light and just did not get one this time. Maybe the lighting was off or somthing!!! You can kind of see the shimmerz on her eyes and the Halo here, but I never did get the wings to show up and that was the prettiest part with the two different shimmerz colors!!!
Look Hard and you can see the Angel Wings and the Lilac Shimmerz on her wings you just can not see the sparkle and shine????
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I got out my pearl buttons and wanted to put 3 or 4 of them in the corners either on the Angel Layer or the outside layers but it looked like to much bling for a sympathy card so I just put one Pearl and Silver Button on the top corner and got out my silver shades of Dew Drops and put the silver silver ones on the other 3 corners. That seemed to take less away from what the card was really about.
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I stamped the Sentiments with my SU Markers Eggplant and Lavendar Lace, and I stamped the Quote Sentiment with Whisper White Craft Su ink and embossed with White SU embossing powder.
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I am bad about really doing my insides up Pretty like so many people do (Especially Danni she is awesome about it!!!!) , but I did a little here. I embossed the sentiment the same way and I rounded the two bottom corners with an elegant corner rounder.
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Well I guess that is about all for this card. Today we have Church in the A.M. and in the Afternoon I have to do Pipers Birthday invitations!!!! I am so so so sad that my first Baby is going to be 7 years old!!!!! That feels so old it is like she is now leaving her "Little Kid" years behind and starting into her "Big Kid" years!!!! This Birthday is hard on me and she will not be 7 until next Friday at 10pm because I want her to be 6!!!! I always have loved my kids to be little and the older they get the harder it is on me!!!! It goes by so so fast!!! It seems like just yesterday I was pregnant with her and now she is turning 7 that means it was almost 8 years ago we found out we were having our first baby, WOW where does the time go???? Where do the years fly by too??? It has all gone by so fast and I wish I could slow it down!!!! She is almost half way done with her years at home with us!!!! Oh my that is not a good way to look at it!!!!!
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So anyway I have to get her invites done and then I need to work on some other projects and really work on getting the house ready for company next weekend for the Birthday Party!!!!
The kids are out of school Thursday and Friday so Piper will not have school on her Birthday so I will take treats to school on Wednesday for her. Need to figure out what I am making for that too!!! It is going to be a busy week, and I also have to figure out what kind of order we have to put in for our SU workshops coming up!!!!! We have to place that order either on Monday or Tuesday Morning!!!!! Tuesday I also have to go in to have the Bridge work started on the tooth I had pulled two weeks ago!!! Thursday we have Parent Teacher Confrences at School for Piper. Willow has the normal Monday, Wednesday, Friday Pre-School this week she is not out any days!!!!
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O.K. I have talked your ears off now!!!! I am going to go get started I think I just scared myself typing all of this out because I did not really realize everything that has to be done by next Saturday!!!!! WOW!!!!
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Well have a great Sunday and hope you get some Stamping Time in!!!!
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Heather

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I changed my Mind!!!

Hi Everyone!!!!
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Well if you came earlier today and saw my Etsy Inspiration Challenge below then this will make sense, but if not then you have to scroll down and read that first!!!! LOL.
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Well I said earlier that I wanted to share a card I did yesterday with you this evening, but I changed my mind I rescheduled the post for tomorrow because I have not had any stamping time today and so since I already posted today this will be fun to share tomorrow!!! It is still one of my favorite cards as of late so be sure to come by tomorrow to see it sorry for the change of plans.
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I went and got my hair done today it has been 9 months since I have had my hair cut or styled or anything. Long story short, but I had been going to the same Hair dresser since I was 18 and now I found a new one which took a while and on and on and on. Anyway I got my hair done and never got any stamping finished for tomorrow so I am saving the other card for then.
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It is a good thing I am a true Blondy or my hair would be brown by now in 9 months!!! LOL!!!!
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Heather

Etsy Inpired Challenge #25 - DT Sample

"Game Night With the Etsy Challenge"
Hello!!!
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It is Saturday and that for me now means my weekly Challenge Sample for the
Etsy Inspired Eight Design Team!!!!!
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This week our Etsy Shop to get inspiration from is AngeLfood Etsy Shop
The AngeLfood shop has some very Yummy looking treats you can buy, Cookies and Baked Chocolate goods too!!!
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After your done reading this post you have to go check out all the wonderful samples the Etsy Eight and our February Guest Designer, and Ashley came up with for this weeks Etsy Inspiration Challenge
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The Etsy Inspired Design Team:

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Jackie Bowman

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Joy Stagg

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Kerry Angeles

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Lee Murphy

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Lindsay Spencer

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Sara Henton (February Guest Designer)

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Shannon Bracken

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Tiffany Johnson

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Ashly Newel (the boss lady :-)

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So when I went to the AngeLfood Etsy Shop to find my inspiration piece and when I saw this picture I knew exactly what I needed to make for my Challenge Sample.
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The New Stampin Up! Catalog that has been out for about a month now has several Game Night/Poker themed stamp sets and accessories. So I called my
I did not have the Game night stamp sets, but she did so I borrowed them and got to work.
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So Here is my Etsy Card for this week. I think I may have to buy this set now it was fun to use!!!! It was so perfect for this Inspiration don't you think??? All Supplies (Stamps, Card Stocks, Inks and Adhesive are Stampin Up!
I used one of my stencil templates and traced and then cut out the shape of the cards x 4 and then I took the stamp that has all 4 Card symbols on it and stamped the Heart 4 times once in each corner, and then the spade 4 times, once in each corner ect.. ect...
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Then I took that stamp and stamped it all around the boarder of the card in whisper white craft SU Ink. I heat set it with my embossing gun because I knew I was going to be doing some embossing on the card and I did not want the border to take any of the embossing powder. I then inked up the rest of the stamps with my SU Markers Real Red, and Basic Black for the rest of the card and then cut them out with my SU craft and rubber scissors (if you do not have a pair you need them they cut through rubber like it is fabric and they are just so so useful in many ways!!!
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I took glue dots and adhered the 4 cards together with the dots, then I popped up all the images on the card with Stampin Dimensional's. I loved the Red, Black, and White Combo she had on her cookies so it really worked with the Game night sets!!!
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Now for some other news. Next weekend from 9am until 6pm Pacific time we will be having the Etsy Inspired Blog Hop and Chat day!!! What is that you ask??? Well the Etsy Group has their own group on Paper Craft Planet and we will be chatting the day away and each hour there will be another challenge released!!! 10 great stamp related companies have donated prizes for each hourly challenge so you do not want to miss out on the fun and great prizes. Companies like Lime Light and Unity, and The Greeting Farm, and Paper Make-Up, and many more too!!
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Each hour you can go to the DT member's blog who is hosting that hours challenge and play along to win the prize for that challenge. All the DT girls have really come up with some great challenges of every kind!!! It will be tons of fun so I hope you all play along!!!
You can start out on Ashly's Blog Heart Hugs Designs, or the Paper Craft Planet Etsy group for the Events schedule for the blog hop and Challenge Day. So on February 28th we hope to see you play along with our Team!!!!
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Well I need to go get a few things done, but I wanted to let you know that I made a card today that I am so so proud of!! I love how it turned out and so I am going to show you later today, I have the post done and scheduled for 5 PM, that way my Etsy post will be up for quite a while before the next card. So don't forget to stop by and see it later I am really excited to share it!!!
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So Have a Stampendous Saturday hope you get some stamping time!!!
See you soon!!!
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Heather

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stampers Club Projects from Last Sunday

"Three Stampers Club Projects"
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Luck, Love, and Life
Hi Everyone,
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Blogger gave me some fits earlier I tried to post this several times this afternoon, but I could only type the first line and then when I hit enter my cursor disappeared and I could not type anymore??? Ever have that problem??
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So I had my monthly Stampers Club last weekend Sunday the 15th and I wanted to share the projects I designed for all my stampers to do. I hope you enjoy them!!!
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This First Project is a Saint Patricks Day Card. I had them use the Big Shot and the CB folders Swiss Dots, and oh I can not remember the name of it, but it has circles and flowers and flowers in the circles on it. Card stock colors are Glorious Green, Gable Green, and Green Galore We used the SU St. Patricks Day set Pinch Proof. This set is really cute and I have made lots of cute things with it both last year and this year.
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This Next Project is a Valentines Day Project. We did make it the day after Valentines but I wanted them to be able to make something with the really cute Scallop Envelope Big Shot Die SU sells. I cased this card from my Next Door Neighbors Cards of the month club and just made a few changes to it for my club to do. Card Stock colors are Real Red, Pink Pirouette, and Pretty in Pink. I used some paper from a Valentines Day Patterned paper from a few years back I had left over. Stamp Set was SU Love You Much set. I got this set free for having a $400 workshop within 2 weeks of going to SU Regional's last fall in Kansas City.
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The last card some of you might have seen a card a lot like it I made for Flutter By Wednesdays. I just dressed it down a bit so it would be more fitting for my club members to do, as they have 3 projects to do in 2 hours time. I used SU set Flight of the Butterfly which I really love and I actually earned this set free for having an SU workshop reaching the $350 level last fall. Card Stock colors are Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Ink colors are Passion Pink, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange. I had them draw in the perforated lines on the top note with Passion Pink SU marker and just run the Only Orange marker along the side of the top note to distress it. I had them stamp the flutter by's in one color and then distress them by running another color over the top.
I think that Sentiment is very appropriate for a butterfly set.
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Above it the version I had my Stampers Club do, and below is the version I made for Flutter By Wednesday several weeks ago. Funny how you can make one card look totally different by just tweaking a few things. The Yellow DSP below has a swirly pattern going through it so I had them cuttle the Yellow Card front above with the CB folder D'vine Swirls. I think that is my favorite Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder!!!! I had never thought before about cuttling the actual card front in the past I have cuttled a separate layer, but not the actual card!!!!

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Well I guess that is all for right now. Since this post was actually supposed to be Thursday's post if blogger had been cooperating I will probably go ahead and come later to share the card I have for Friday's post.

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How are you all doing??? Got any great projects your working on???

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Well have a Stampendous Friday where did the week go????? See you a little later today!!!!

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Heather

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Challenge on PCP

New Pink Cat Studio Challenge
Hi Again,
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Well this is my 2nd post for today so scroll down for today's Flutter By Wednesday Post!!!
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Well this week it was my turn to issue the new Challenge on our Pink Cat Studio group on PCP!!!
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Now I accidentally broke my own challenge rules and I really did not mean to, but when I was making this card it would just not fit into the shape I said the challenge had to be!!!! LOL.

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The challenge is to go to the Pink Cat Studio Store look through the stamp sets and pick one for inspiration. Then choose another Pink Cat set that you have and make a card from inspiration from that stamp set. So my inspiration was the Farm Animal set, and I made my card using Lily and Billy with the frog on his head. I stacked them up just like the farm animals are stacked up. Another thing I thought of was to take the Milly Moo stamp and use the reflection technique and to make Milly Moo standing back to back like Lily and Billy in the sweet heart stamp set.

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So I colored Lily and Billy with my copics cut them out and stacked them up popped them up with Stampin Dimensionals and then found some cute DSP's, added some ribbon, and a couple of Brads for embellies and WaLa there you go!!!!

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I hope you enjoy it!!

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So here are the rules if you want to play along!!!

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1.Go find your Pink Cat Studio inspiration stamp set.

2.Make a card using a different Pink Cat set inspired from that stamp set.

3.Your card should be square in shape unless you are the challenge hostess and brake your own rules!!!

4.Use 1 Ribbon

5. Use 2 embellies of some kind.

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When you are done leave us a link on the Pink Cat Group in the Challenge Discussion towards to top of the page, so we can see all your wonderful creations!!!!!

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I hope you play along!!!
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Heather

Flutter By Wednesday time, some Sparkle and Shine!!!!

Silver, to the Blue, to the Purple, to the Flutter By!!!
Hi There how is everyone today???
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O.K. my first question of the day is, what happens to those sweet little babies??? My Tucker was the most perfect child from birth to 18 1/2 months he was so easy to take care of. I could not have asked for a better baby!!! Now he is 19 1/2 months old and quite the little trouble finder and maker. Today I turned my head just long enough to pop my contacts in and the trail he left behind was almost hilarious except for the fact that my engagement ring was gone off my dresser. My wedding ring (I never had them saudered (sp?) together) was on the floor along with my watch and bracelet, but no engagement ring and that was the expensive one!!!
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Long story short, I eventually found the ring in a drawer that was slightly open in must have fallen in while he was pulling other things off the dresser, it is just that my little love bug is a weapon of mass destruction these days!!!!! LOL!!!!
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Oh I love him to pieces and won't trade him for the world he is just making life more difficult these days, I feel like everything I get done he undoes!!! LOL!!!!
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Oh Well this too shall pass and I will look back and wish these days back I am sure!!!!!
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So now onto my card for today. It is Flutter By Wednesday and I did not finish my card last night because a good friend called that I do not get to talk to much these days so I talked to her and the card did not get finished until after I took Willow to Pre-School this morning.
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Danni's challenge this week was to use Blue and Purple on our cards so I did just that. Don't forget to go check out all the girls lovely creations from this week I saw the slide show on Danni's blog and there are some great cards this week!!! They really blew me away.
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Flutter By Wednesday's Featured Stampers Team:

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So for my card today I am sorry it is not my most creative card, but I did think it turned out pretty, be it more simple than most and I am pretty sure I pale in comparison to the rest the team this week so that is why it is important you go check out their lovely creations to be blown away!!! LOL.
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So anyway what I did was stamp this SU Butterfly in Whisper White Card Stock and then emboss it with Silver Glittered embossing powder which really made it sparkle and shine. The I took my Blue's Blue Violets, and Violet Copic markers and colored one of the Flutter bys with more purples and one of the flutter by's with more blues. I liked how they turned out what do you think??? The only thing is that when working with spaces so tiny you can not really do any shading in the spaces, but you sort of do some shading with the variations in the wings.
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The top Flutter By is with the more blue colors of copics and the bottom Flutter By is with the more purple shades of copics. I literally had both the card stock and the DSP laying on my Dinning room table from two other cards I had been working on so instead of going down stairs to search through all my paper for what to use I grabbed them up and used them!!!! I am telling you I was way way too lazy this week and I apologize for that!!!!!! LOL. Really I am not Lazy, just exhausted from chasing the Monster around and fixing the Mass Destruction trails!!! LOL!!!!
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So that is it for my on Flutter By this week hope you enjoy all the other creations and we would love to have you play along. Just leave a link on Danni's Flutter By post so we can check out your lovely creations, and if you upload use FBW45 for the tag or Key words on SCS and PCP!!!!
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Have a Stampendous Day!!! As soon as I finish this post I am scheduling one for later today for another card I have done for a challenge I issued over on our Pink Cat Studio Group on PCP if you own any Pink Cat stamps I hope you play along with that one too!!!!
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Heather

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday's Time - K-State Power Cat Football

Go K-State!!!
Hello,
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Well I am sorry I am late posting today, life is keeping me away from stamping!!! LOL!!!
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Today is Tuesday and that means it is time for Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Sketch Challenge!!!
Madelynn is a little 8 year old girl and she draws some amazing sketches that we her DT team get to create cards from. It is a blast to be part of this wonderful group of woman on the MTT team. So make sure you go check out all their creations as well!!!
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So Here is Madelynn's sketch from this week. She took it easy on us from Piper's doozy of a sketch last week!!!
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This sketch was really fun to do, and I can tell you the minute I saw it I immediately thought of the Anya and Ian Cheerleader and Football player I had already inked up in K-State colors. Those of you not from Kansas might not know this but the two biggest Colleges in Kansas that are both in the Big 12 are Kasas State University (K-State) and Kansas University (KU). My Husband went to K-State so we are big K-Staters and so our colors run Purple and Silver for K-State. I bought this K-State 12 x 12 patterned papers a couple of years ago and had not done anything with it yet, and I will tell you I butchered the heck out of it to make this card too!!! I cut bits and pieces out of 3 different Patterned Papers while making this card!!!! I was so wishing Tasha my next door neighbor/good friend/ SU down line was home so I could borrow her K-State Power Cat stamp!!!!!!
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Here is what I came up with for my take on Madelynn's great sketch this week!!!
The purples are not showing quite the IRL colors, but that is O.K. I guess You usually see K-State colors in a Royal Bright Purple we have lots of K-State clothes and accessories in our lives!!! .......
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Here is the Power Cat K-States Mascot.
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Anya and Ian as a K-State Football players and Cheerleader

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So that is My tribute both to Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Sketch Challenge, and K-State this card will of course go to my Hubby our Huge K-State Fan most of our Neighbors are K-State fan's, but there are a few KU fans around which is sad!!!! LOL!!!

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Well Marvin was back to work today and Willow and Tucker have been having a blast playing and destroying my house for me to fix in a while!!!! They are having so much fun right now and Tucker who is 19 months old is really in a destructive mode at the moment. Uggggghhhhhh I miss my baby girls they did not get into things or mess things up!!!! He is into everything every minute which makes it hard for me to do much of anything but trail behind him cleaning the trail of destruction!!!! LOL!!!!

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Today I still need to finish my Challenge card for The Pink Cat Studio Group on PCP that I issued yesterday, and I need to get my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge done too!!!

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So wish me luck, and have a Stampendous Day!!! Don't forget to check out Madelynn's New Blog today's Featured Twinklette is my good friend Janna and she made a great card for you this week, and I hope you play along in the challenge too!!! If you do please leave us a link on the Twinkling Blog and we can check out your Wonderful creations!!!!! Check out all these amazing stampers creations as well!!!!

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The "Twinkle Team"

Bonnie Sharp

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Cassie Larson

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Christi Thorsen

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Danni Bindel

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Debbie Lee

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Jacquie Peifer

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Jami Bova

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Janna Hull

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Jennifer Greco

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Jessica Diedrich

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Kim Ross

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Kimmie Doktor

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Rebecca Ednie

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Sandra McLean

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Taylor Usry

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Heather Schlatter (Me)

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Heather

Monday, February 16, 2009

A special Valentines Day Card for the Hubby! - My Favorite Things

"I'm Maid For You"
Hello again!!!
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Well yesterday I had my Monthly stampers club and I will take pictures of our projects later to show you, but anyhow I made this card on Saturday for my Husband. In the morning along with the cards I had made for the kids I gave him this card.
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Later that day though when the kids were fast asleep I gave him this card I had made him.
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I specifically bought this stamp set to make this card for him on Valentines Day. I had fun paper piecing the wall paper and drawing the floor however my bag of brown shades of copics were missing when I drew and colored the floor so I had to use my SU Markers to do the floor so it might have looked better if I had had my copics but I still think it turned out O.K.

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The first Paper piecing I did for the wall paper I ended up not liking so I paper pieced it again and found this paper. It was all very fitting because Hubby spent the entire weekend painting our basement walls and we have a huge finished basement, Bright Red and Gray. So as I took this card to him while he was on a ladder painting red and gray paint it really worked you know!!!

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I know most of you do know what Paper Piecing is, but if you do not what you basically do it stamp your image on white and then again on a patterned paper. Then you cutout the pieces of the image you need for your paper piecing and glue them on the white image and color in the parts of the image you are not paper piecing.

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So the wall paper here is actually glued over the layer with all the coloring. Just the things that were colored I cut out of the Wall Paper layer so they would not get covered up on the colored layer. I actually used my friend Janna's idea and drew in the fishnet stalkings and the garters. The fishnets were easy just take your black SU marker and draw diagonal lines one way and then the other way and then take a gray copic and go over the colored skin on her legs to make the black fishnet stalkings.

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So I colored the Girl, the TV, the mans legs, and feet, and the Automin with my Copics. Then the rectangle part where the floor is was just one blank outlined rectangle and I drew in all the floor boards and then colored them with my SU Markers.

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I used Real Red, Basic Black, and Going Gray card stock on this card and that shimmery shiny ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby.

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Now the sentiments for this set are kind of sexy sentiments, but every Hubby deserves a card like that once in a while!!!! Right???

Above is the sentiment I put on the outside and below is the Sentiment on the inside. There is also the sentiment I put at the top of the outside of the card you can see it above in the other pictures.

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Needless to say Hubby loved it and even thanked me for it and he usually does not say much to me about my cards so I was glad I made it for him!!!!

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Well I better go I have several projects due this week so I need to get some laundry put away and then do some stamping!!!!!

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Have a Stampendous Presidents Day!!!! Piper and Willow had school today but Marvin was off work. So he took Willow to Pre-School, and now he is picking her up and taking her out to lunch just the two of them. She will love that!!!

Heather

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My First Week on the Etsy DT Inspiration Challenge!!!

"My First Card for the Etsy Design Team"

Happy Valentines Day!!!!!!!!

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(I posted late late last night so scroll down for that post as well. You can hear where I have been all week!!!!) So much better now!!!!

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Good Morning Everyone!!!!,
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Well Today I am super excited as this is my first week on the Etsy DT and since Saturday Mornings the Etsy DT and Ashley our fearless leader, post their inspiration cards for the Next Week's Etsy Challenge I get to share my card with you!!! Do not forget to check out Ashley's Blog and all the other DT girls for their great creations as well!!!
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The Etsy Inspired Design Team:
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You do not know how badly I wanted to share this card with you when I finished it yesterday!!! I love this sketch and how it turned out!!!!
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I knew as soon as I went to this weeks Etsy Shop Something For Every Bunny, I wanted to use my new Pretty Hat Anya Set as my inspiration. This shop is a Jewelry shop and I immediately thought of Anya and her pearl necklace and how I could bling that necklace up with Rhinestones and even though I am dying to use the pretty bow stamp that comes with this set to accessorise her hat I used a large rhinestone on the hat instead!!!!
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Jenny the shop designer has some lovely Jewelry pieces look through all her sold items too!!! She is offering up a $20 Bracelet as this weeks Etsy Inspired Card. All you have to do is:
1. Go to the shop pick an item for inspiration (you can pick from her sold items too)
2. Make a project any project you want, Cards, Scrapbook pages, 3-D Projects any thing you want!!
3. Link your project in a comment on Ashley's Blog post about this weeks etsy challenge.
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Bam you are entered to win this great $20 Prize!!!! I can not wait to see what you all create this week!!!! Let me know if you participate I want to check your projects out!!!
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So any way I took inspiration from the whole store for my Inspiration Card and since the Store is Jewelry here is what I made.
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My only disappointment was that I realized I took these pictures before I finished Anya's face and added the rosey cheeks to her pretty face and I added two Rhinestone earrings to her too. I had already taken all the pictures and edited and I thought if I had time I would re-take them and re-edit them, but I did not have time so just picture her with Rosy Pink Cheeks and Rhinestone earrings too!!! LOL!!!!
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I do not use Sketches all that often but today I used the sketch because I wanted to enter to win the Miss Anya set that was released today. This sketch was so much fun to do, and if you want to see more about it go to the Club Anya Blog you can get to it from my side bar.

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So Here is my Card. I used my Scallop Circle Nesties to make the Half Circles and I used my Paper Cutter, SU Card Stocks in Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White to make the card along with two UID DSP's I got in paper packs. I got out my Bright Pink Shimmery Organza Ribbon and tied the bow to the bottom of the card, and I punched out the Sentiment with my Scallop Circle and 1 3/8" Circle SU punches. The Sentiment is from Pink Cat Studio's New Lily and Billy Sweethearts set, and I got to use my Mega Cute little metal library clips to attach the Sentiment.
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I colored Pretty Hat Anya and her Puppy in with my Copics:
R00, E00, E51, E95, RV02, RV04, RV09, C1, C2, C3, C5, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y17, Y38
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Here is the Sentiment and that Mega Cute Library Clip in Silver!
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Now for the Close Up Shimmerized View of Anya. I got out my Bubble Gum and my Burgundy Shimmerz to paint her up. I always color underneath whatever I shimmerize, but they give enough color off you would not have to!!!! I am addicted to shimmerz I think I have like 24 colors now!!!! I shimmerized the Hat, Skirt, and Dogs collar. I used those Rhinestone stickers and put them all on her Necklace and then I took 5 large ones and put one on her hat, and 4 on the corners of the matted Card Stock she is on. Anya is also popped up with excess Rubber and Foam from my stamps.
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Well I guess that is about all for me on this. I hope you play in the challenge. I am slowly getting to know the DT girls and it has been a fun Chatty week back and forth on e-mail.
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Oh one last thing. On February 28th. There will be a day long 9am to 6pm Etsy Challenge Day on our Etsy group on Paper Craft Planet. Every hour each one of the DT including Ashley and Sarah our Guest DT this month one of the DT girls will be posting a challenge. You will have 1 hour to do it and each of us had a different company that is giving away prizes for the challenge winners. Companies like Unity, The Greeting Farm, Lime Light, and many more so you do not want to miss out!!!! Be there on the 28th for a day of challenges, chit chat, and prizes!!!
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One last view of my new Favorite Card!!!! Have a Stampendous Saturday!!!!
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Heather