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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Swing Card - Halloween - Paper Doll Dress Up

Swing Card
aka Flip Flop Card
Card in closed position or right out of the envelope
A2 size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Holding card on both sides with both hands
start pulling

As yo pull, it starts swinging

What's swinging out

still swinging

Inside or completely open (or pulled)

I am entering this card at

K&Company Spooktacular Designer Paper
DCWV black card stock
Bazzil skin color card stock
Recollections white card stock
Pentel Energel black pen
Bazzil institchz mat
Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge
Recollections Rub-on for Boo word
Celebrate it Halloween ribbon
Recollections mini brads for Paper Doll's eyes
Glossy Accents for spiders

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Twilight Edward and Bella Card

Twilight Edward and Bella Card
I found the image/drawing by doing a Google search - it says the artist is Summer M.  I found other pictures perhaps more beautiful, but I thought this drawing was perfect because the colors matched the colors of my papers.
I created this card following the color combo and sketch at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #36
I will also enter this card in the Made by Momo Tuesday Challenge #12

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Playing with Serenade - Flowerdisco and Friends #1

We are playing with Serenade!  Agnes from Flowerdisco got Seven of us together for the next eight weeks to share with you designs from the Serenade cartridge.
My assigned design this week is the Pineapple or the third design on this Solutions cartridge.

The Pineapple As a Symbol of Hospitality
The pineapple has served as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome through the history of the Americas.
"Christopher Columbus wrote the first account of a western encounter with the pineapple in the journal of his second discovery voyage across the Atlantic. He and his men landed on the Caribbean island of Guadalupe where the sailors enjoyed this sweet, succulent new fruit, which had already become a staple of native feasts and religious rites.
In 1493, Columbus first brought the pineapple back to Renaissance Europe that was largely devoid of sweet foods, including fresh fruit. The pineapple's exotic nature and sweetness soon made it an item that soon acquired both popularity and curiosity for centuries after its European arrival. For two centuries, as European horticulturists struggled to perfect a hothouse method for cultivating pineapples in Europe, the pineapple became even more a coveted commodity. In the 1600s, King Charles posed for an official portrait while receiving a pineapple as a gift.
In colonial America, hostesses would set a fresh pineapple in the center of their dining table when visitors joined their families in their homes. Visiting was the primary means of entertainment and cultural exchange, so the concept of hospitality was a central element in colonial life. The pineapple, then, symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to her guests, and then often it also served as the dessert for the meal. If the visitors spent the night, they would be given a bedroom with a bed in which pineapples had been carved on either the bedposts or the headboard -- even if that was the master bedroom."

This is the first time I hand stitch a card!

Make sure you check the other Ladies' designs.

In alphabetical order
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Imagine Out on HSN at 6pm

It is only 6pm PST and the Imagine is out!  check HSN.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Papers from K&Company

I just wanted to share a few very nice paper pieces I found today at Michael's from K&Company
For Cri-Kits Giveaway Click Here or scroll down to previous posting.

All the papers have very nice stitching.
Most are actually layer pieces of paper on top, a few are just part of the paper desing.
I really like them. High quality.
The only bummer for me is that I love creating Two-Page LO and there is no matching
second page.  I guess I just have to get creative with my stack of K&Co paper I have.
The best part is that it gave me ideas to design some of my own layouts!
They were $1.99 each minus 40% off this week = $1.20 each