Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MemoryWorks Birthday Blog Hop!

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Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.
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Welcome to the MemoryWorks 10th Birthday Blog Hop!  If you are just joining us...go back and start HERE.  If you get lost along the way, there is a blog hop map at the end of this post :)
This 10th birthday thing couldn't have come at a better time for me...as I am celebrating my twin girls 10th birthday on the 30th of this month :) So I am sharing some things that I have made celebrating their 10th birthday.

This first project is an invite to the girls' birthday weekend using the Simple Stories Fab{U}lous collection:

I used one of the 4x6 cards from the set, and used letter stickers to add the info....and the little phone sticker was perfect for an invite, I thought :)  I dressed it up by matting it with brown embossed/punched cardstock. It will fit nicely in a 5x7 envelope.

The rest of the projects I have made with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection: 

Sweet Dreamy Smile
These are my girls' 10 year photos, I thought  they looked great with the colors of this paper :) I LOVE the chipboard banners that come in this collection...they make for a quick, easy and adorable title.

Smile Pretty

This layout is going to be for photos from the girls birthday outing...they are going to see the movie "Brave" with 2 of their little friends.

Happy Birthday

You can't have a birthday celebration without a birthday card!  So easy...I just used a big embellishment sticker for the focal point, and one of the tags for the sentiment, and to kind of 'ground' everything.

Envelope box
I make this box anytime I have created a card that is a bit too bulky for a regular envelope. You can see how  I made it HERE if you like.  

That's it!  I hope you have enjoyed my projects...now, you are off to Cathie's blog!

 Blog Hop Map:

MemoryWorks Blog  <--------START here.
Kim Hill  <--------You were here.
Kelly Holbrook <--------You are HERE.
Cathie Hollins  <--------Go here next.
Christine Pennington  <--------END here.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Colour Q #141

Only one challenge this time, and it's this one from ColourQ:

Here is my card:

I'm not gonna lie...I stole the 'shirt' collar idea from someone else :)

I hand cut both the tie, and the pocket, and that little 'hankie' is just an upside down heart.

Short, sweet, and to the point....that's it!

Supply list:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Night of Navy)
stamp - Stampin' Up! (Everyday Flexible Phrases)
patterned paper - Echo Park (text); unknown (plaid)
brad - American Crafts
punches - Stampin' Up (heart, notebook edge)
button - unknown
linen thread - Stampin' Up!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Retro Sketches #15, The Shabby Tea Room #118, CAS-ual Fridays #56, Papertake Weekly Challenges

This week's sketch from Retro Sketches:

Plus this week's inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room:

Plus this week's challenge from CAS-ual Fridays:

Plus this 3-2-1 Challenge from the Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog:

Equals this card from me:

My 3-2-1 is: 3 rhinestones, 2 roses, 1 button.

I just bought this rose trim on clearance from Wal-Mart, and have been dying to use it :)

Supply List:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Regal Rose)
embossing folder - Stampin' Up! (Vintage Wallpaper)
linen thread - Stampin' Up!
rhinestones - Stampin' Up!
ribbon - Ribbon Trends (white organdy); Offray (rose trim)
button - unknown
everything else - Colorbok (photo mat, tag, sticker)

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

CASE Study #93, Retro Sketches #14, Dynamic Duos #5, CAS-ual Fridays #55, Love to Create #17

This card from CASE Study's May muse, Agnieszka Malyszek:

Plus this week's sketch from Retro Sketches:

...and these colors from Dynamic Duos:

...and this week's challenge from CAS-ual Fridays:

...and an 'Add a Sentiment' challenge from the Love to Create Challenge Blog.....

Equals this card from me:

Whew!....That's a lot of challenges ;)

I didn't set out to combine this many challenges, it just kind of happened.  Actually, it kind of feels like cheating...because I usually always add a sentiment, and bling :)

I embossed the rose with winter white embossing powder onto Taken with Teal cardstock (I don't have any Island Indigo), and cut it out. The border punch is new, and I love it! ...and I feel like I always use the same embossing folder, but it's my favorite, and makes such a nice frame. That is all......

Supply List:

stamps - Stampin' Up! (Fifth Avenue Floral, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Best Yet)
ink - Stampin' Up! ( Real Red, Taken with Teal)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Very Vanilla, Taken With Teal, Real Red)
patterned paper - Fancy Pants
other - Stampin' Up! (rhinestones, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, winter white embossing powder, VersaMark, circle template)
border punch - ek Success

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