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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Easter Card from Antique Postcard

I made this Easter card using two antique postcards (the bunny & the sentiment), paper from Wild Asparagas, Tim Holtz tissue tape, CTMH's Intrinsic Backgrounds stamp, ribbon, paper flowers, crocheted flowers, and mini pearls.  TFL!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mojo Monday 179

I made this card for the Mojo Monday challenge #179.
I ink distressed everything with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and I ran the CS square through my crimper.

*B&T paper: Wild Asparagus
*Bling & brads: CTMH
*Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
*Scalloped circle:  Spellbinders
     Nestabilities die

*Flower:  Tim Holtz Sizzix die, "Tattered Flowers"
*Sentiment: from "Wonderful Friend" stamp set by CTMH
*Newspaper stamp:  Stampers   Anonymous

National Margarita Day February 22 & H2H Challenge

This card is perfect for today for two purposes:  (1) National Margarita Day, which is tomorrow, February 22; and (2) this week's Heart2Heart Challenge.  This week's challenge was "Cold." --what better than an on-the-rocks margarita to represent that?!  The photo is one I took on our recent vacation.  I was enjoying this margarita in Frank & Lola's restaurant at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola, Florida.  I think the colors work great with CTMH's Miracle papers.  I stamped right on the photo with an image from the Live Inspired stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Daydream stamp set.  I edge distressed the sentiment with water, then added some prisma glitter to the edges.  I also added just a bit of prisma glitter to the salt around the glass, although it's hard to see in the photo.  The bling in the lower right is leftover from a CTMH connections club set.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

H2H Challenge: Stamp Kissing

The latest Heart 2 Heart Challenge is to use the technique called "stamp kissing."  Instructions can be found on the H2H blog.  Here's what I came up with:
I used the stamp kissing technique on the cupcake paper to add the stars.  The cupcake is from the CTMH Cupcake Sprinkles stamp set, the whale is from the new Down by the Sea set, and "Happy Birthday" is from Say It in Style.  I had to do some masking for the "Have a Whale of a Time" because the sentiment (also part of the Down by the Sea set) said "HavING a Whale of a time" so I masked off the "ing" and stamped, then re-masked everthing except an "e" and added it.  The B&T paper is from the Miracle CTMH paper set.
"Happy Birthday" and the whale are raised on dimensional adhesive.  There are tiny pearl embellishments on the whale, the cupcake paper, and the candle flame.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A few last pics from Vacation:

Pat O'Briens Hurricane
Our last stop before the long drive home was New Orleans and the French Quarter.  This view is from our hotel balcony, looking up Toulouse Street, toward Esplanade.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Vacation!

Looks like snow, but actually it's the white sand beaches of Gulf Island National Seashore (Gulf of Mexico on the left and Pensacola Bay on the right).

Some driftwood I liked the look of:

After leaving the beaches of Alabama and Florida, we headed to Biloxi for a night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  This is our room.  We had a great view!

Monday, February 7, 2011


A few pics from the first couple days of our vacation:
The Mississippi Bridge at Memphis
A cool bridge in Mobile.

And finally, Orange Beach.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Birthday Boy Card for H2H Challenge

I made this traffic-themed card for the H2H challenge sketch.  I used the CTMH stamp set Birthday Boy with cardstock (Black, White, Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow, and Topiary) and ribbon.  I colored the three little cars with my copics.  The cars are all raised with dimensional adhesive.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Smoothie & Outdoor Denim Valentine

The colors for this valentine are CTMH's Smoothie, Outdoor Denim, and White.  (The ribbon is Outdoor Denim too--it just looks black in the photo.)  I embossed the white rectangular panel on my Cuttlebug.  The heart is from CTMH's Amore stamp set, the wings are from Star Power, and the sentiment is from Say It in Style.  The patterned paper is from CTMH's new paper pack, Lucky.  The heart/wings and sentiment are all raised with dimensional adhesive.

This card is part of a Valentine blog hop:

Cat card

This cat card was made with all old product I had sitting around my crafting studio.  The cats and fish stamps were all from an old, foam stamp set.  I colored the cats with my copics.  Meow.

You're a Star card

This card is black, white, and CTMH's Gypsy.  The patterned paper is from CM, but everything else is CTMH.  The guitar, sentiment, and splotches are from CTMH's stamp set "Star Power."  The black piece of cardstock has been edge distressed with water.