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SC248 – Trendy Trees

Here is my submission for today’s Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge:
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SC248 Sketches
I haven’t done one a SCS sketch challenge recently so I thought it was about time. My card is pretty simple. I used 110 lb. white card stock as my base and I added some chocolate chip scalloped panels to each side of the Basic Grey patterned paper. I stamped the Tree from Trendy Trees (S-U) in Kiwi Kiss and Choc. Chip. I layered the image onto a Choc. Chip and Blush Blossom panel. I added dimensionals to the back to pop the image up a little and finished the card with some Dollar Store adhesive pearls in a blush colour and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (S-U). Thanks for having a look.

September 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

My cuppa’ joe

Here is my submission for Mojo Monday 106 this week.
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Mojo106_by_duchiedog
This is my inaugural copic marker card! I bought (I mean invested!!) in a bunch of copics, but of course, I didn’t get nearly enough variety. Anyway, I gave it a shot and used Gina K’s stamp set. The card measures 5 1/4″ by 5 1/4″ and I used 110 lb. card stock as the base. I added a layer of Kraft and then layered S-U DSP with black to make it stand out a little. I popped up the main image so I could slide the tag/gift card piece in and out easily. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. I am going to attach a Tim Horton’s gift card to the pull-out piece and give it to someone special. Thanks for having a look today!

September 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm 5 comments

Baba’s Buttons

When I bought Paper Trey’s Everyday Button Bits, I knew I’d be using lots of my Baba’s buttons. Baba was my grandmother (on my Dad’s side) and she saved buttons of all shapes and sizes. I decided to use an I heart 2 stamp sketch for this card:

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The card base is Pink Pirouette and I layered it with Kiwi Kiss and some new Basic Gray paper I picked up at Deserres last weekend. I used Kiwi Kiss for the flower stems and added Baba’s buttons for the flowers. I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and my new punches/dies and just overlapped it a little over the main image.

I have to dig through a ton of buttons each time I go to use them, but I think it paid off on my next card too:
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I used Mojo Monday’s “
MojoFriday” sketch:MojoFriday. I love the buttons I used on the bike wheels. They are silver and look like they have rims! I am so happy I could find two of the same kind in the right sizes. WooHoo! Gotta love it when that happens!

September 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm 1 comment

Happy Holidays

I’m catching up on a few old challenges. This card was made using Kerin Sylvester’s sketch challenge #11.
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My card base is 110 lb. white card stock from Paper Trey. I added a layer of Riding Hood Red (my favourite red of all time) and a layer of Kiwi Kiss. I stamped the Santa postage stamp (from Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas Punches set) 4 times on white cs in Riding Hood Red and punched it with my small square punch. I layered this with RHR with the next sized square punch and used my square scalloped nesties for the Chocolate Chip layer. I stamped the sentiment on white in Choc. Chip and layered it on RHR. I added some self-adhesive rhinestones on each side. Thanks for having a look.

September 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Bloomin’ Birds

I’m squeeking this post in before work and before the challenge deadline over at Card Patterns. This is a great sketch, but it took me all day yesterday to do! I can’t tell you how much paper I took out and how many flowers I tried to put together! I had buttons, ribbon, stamp sets, everything out for this card. I ended up going back to the Wings of Friendship stamp set that I originally started with.
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The card base is Pretty in Pink. I added the vertical panel of gingham patterned paper as well as Mambo Melon grosgrain ribbon. I added some prima flowers with brads as per the sketch (except they look a little wonky). I used my S-U markers on the main image and added the sentiment to the bottom left. I layered the image with a mossy green card stock. I stamped-off the individual flower all over the card base. I popped the main image to give it a little dimension. That’s it!

September 17, 2009 at 8:07 am 1 comment

Blossoms Abound

Card #3 using the “B” Stampin’ Up! sets I have. This card is my favourite card of the day. I used Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge #36 for my layout.
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The card base is a gorgeous brown colour. It was a 12 x 12 paper that I’ve had for years. I tend to keep my 12 x 12 card stock because I keep thinking I’m going to “get into” scrapbooking, but never really do. I used a piece of patterned paper from the scrapbook calendar given to me last Christmas. It matched the brown as well as the Rich Razzleberry CS from S-U. I two-step stampped the grapes using Pale Plum and the Razzleberry. I stamped the stems in Soft Suede (stamped off once) and Old Olive. I added the Razzleberry ribbon to comple the card. I added the sentiment on the bottom in Chocolate Chip. I know who I’m going to send this card to tomorrow – my dear friend Laurel (we both love our red wine!).

September 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Blooming with Love

Card #2 from the alpha B sets. This card also measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I’ve used Blooming with Love along with the sketch challenge from Mercy – MTSC12.
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The card base is Whisper White and I added a layer of S-U DSP. I added a vertical panel of Crushed Curry and a horizontal panel of Only Orange. I stamped the wheel-barrel and flowers with Timber Brown Staz-On using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (I LOVE that thing!). I watercoloured the barrel and tires and used markers to colour in the flowers. I added a panel of Mambo Melon behind the main image which I then popped up. I added a few golden-yellow adhesive rhinestones (that I picked up in a Dollar Store in Newfoundland). I used a rub-on sentiment that I’ve had hanging around in my stash of supplies forever. Thanks for taking a look today!

September 15, 2009 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

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