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CR84FN #53


Spring has officially sprung up here in eastern Canada (although it was chilly today). The flowers are blooming, the grass is greening, people are starting to sneeze. Yep, it's a great time of year ;)

Even the colors for the latest CR84FN challenge are so springy and beautiful. Check it...


Aren't they stunning? So soft and pretty.


I had lots of ideas for these colors but I just couldn't get pink lemonade out of my mind. So I went with it. I used PTI's Friendship Jar and Summer Fillers. I masked the ice, straw, and lemons in places. I colored with my Copics then stamped my pink lemonade over top. I sponged pink around the edges of the card stock and stamped text lightly over top. When stamping the text, I inked up the stamp then used a wipe to touch parts of the stamp and remove the ink. This left a patchy appearance, which I really love :)

Hope you like it! Make sure to swing by and check out our sweet CR84FN DT - they've always got AMAZING eye candy and inspiration for all.



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DeNami Product Spotlight: Large Butterfly



 Check out the stamp in the newest DeNami Product Spotlight!



Don't forget, this awesome butterfly stamp is 10% off for one week!!! 


I stamped the large butterfly on white card stock then cut around the wings with a craft knife for some dimension. It lets the color underneath pop through :)

Make sure to see what the rest of the amazing DeNami DT have in store. 

On the run again! Catch ya later!

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April DeNami Blog Hop

For my CR84FN post, click HERE.
For my JUGS post, click HERE.


It's DeNami Blog Hop time!


This month's hop is all about RIBBON :) 
By now, you're well into hopping and you should have arrived here from the lovely Carol Hartery's amazing blog. 

If not, head on over to the DeNami Blog for the master list of hop participants. 

You'll want to stay on track… leaving a comment on every blog along the way (including the DeNami Blog) gives you a chance to win one of TWO $20 DeNami gift certificates!!!! Another  $20 gift certificate will be given to a randomly chosen blog hop participant! You have until March 12, 2012, 11:59pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

 

I made a ribbon weaving. Have been wanting to try this for a while - this blog hop was just the opportunity :)

That's it from here. Off to your next stop, which is the amazing, talented Wendy Harrill

Happy Hopping!!!

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CR84FN #52

For my JUGS post, click HERE.


Check out these fabby colors for the latest CR84FN challenge...



This GORGEOUS palette was chosen by Heather - thanks for the beautiful colors Heather!


I gave in to a little negative die cutting...


When I do this type of negative die cut, I will place the actual die cut down on the card stock and assemble the negative around it, then remove the die cut template. Makes piecing it back together a whole lot faster :)

Please take a moment to stop by and visit the other CR84FN gals - 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Just Us Girls #132: Technique Challenge



Check out the challenge over at Just Us Girls! This week, Lisa is our most wonderful hostess and she's picked a winner of a challenge.


There's a link to help you out over at Gina K's Stamp TV. Gina K does such fantastic tutorials!


This thing I love about this challenge is it's conducive to one layer cards - YAY! I started by embossed butterflies in white within a masked area. Then I sponged on Tumbled Glass distress ink for an emboss resist effect. Stitches and Swirls were then stamped in grey within the masked area. I added a little faux stitching and a banner sentiment. 

Check out what the rest of the talented JUGS DT has whipped up!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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DeNami Product Spotlight: Happy Mother's Day


 Check out the stamp in the newest DeNami Product Spotlight!
 Such lovely font - and it's a brand new DeNami cling too! Don't forget, this awesome spring stamp is 10% off for one week!!! 


In addition to the Happy Mother's Day cling, I used DeNami's Spring Flowers and Garden Accessories set on my card. I stamped the sentiment first, then masked it, and stamped the vase over top. I then colored the vase and flower with Copics. I added a few randomly placed rhinestones as bling for Mama.

Make sure to see what the rest of the amazing DeNami DT have in store. 

On the run again! Catch ya later!

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JUGS #131: Sketch Challenge


Time to get sketchy over at Just Us Girls! I'm the hostess this week and I'll get to the sketch in just a sec…

We've got some sad news to share. Our dear, sweet Kathryn is stepping down from the JUGS DT :(

Kathryn and I started at JUGS at the same time so I am especially sad - she's like my twin :) I'll miss you girl but I know you're only a click away so I'll be popping by to say Hi! It's been such a pleasure working with you this past 2 years (holy cow, has it really been 2 years?! Where has the time gone?). Best of luck friend!!!

On to the sketch.





The Stitches and Swirls set from PTI was sitting on my desk (ummm, for MONTHS now) and I finally decided to put it to good use :) I'm really going to like this set for backgrounds - why did I wait so long to break it out?!  I stamped the yellow flower twice so I could cut up the second image to add some dimension. I've been making a lot of one layer cards lately so I was due for a few more layers.

Check out what the rest of the talented JUGS DT has whipped up!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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