Saturday, June 30, 2012

We Have Power!

After 26 hours and 15 minutes of having no electricity, power is back on and our A/C is working again!

What a storm!  We had no damage at our house but there are trees down all over the place and many people do not have their power back on yet. Hopefully no one was hurt.  Haven't heard much news since storm hit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I am a Princess!

  It is always exciting to win!  I just got an email telling me that I had been chosen a princess at Freshly Made this week.  Thanks so much, Allisa!  My card can be seen here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

CCMC 207 and CCMC-NC1

Before I got my card done for the Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge, I found this color challenge on the paid subscription site for the new catalog.  I decided to combine the two challenges together.  I used some Comfort Cafe dsp and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and that wonderful pool party ruffled ribbon.  I made a 3D flower with a new natural button and a large pearl center to round out my card.

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Carol Parcell
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Freshly Made #40

I love CAS (clean and simple) and this week’s sketch from Freshly Made is very nice.  I stamped the image from Just Believe with gumball green onto a whisper white oval. It is matted in primrose petals.  Flowers are punched from primrose petals and raspberry ripple with a pearl in the center. 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Oops! And a Birthday Card

I made this card for my daughter's birthday which is tomorrow, but we celebrated yesterday so I can go ahead and post it now!  I used the Reason to Smile stamp set and her favorite color combo, purple and green.  I also had planned to use it for the Ala Card Monkey sketch, but I just looked at the sketch and didn't READ the directions for making a Father's Day card.  I still love the sketch so I am happy with the card.  

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Friday, June 15, 2012

TSSC225 and CCMC206 Combined!

For the Birds is the cutest stamp set!  Love all the sweet images.

This card works for the Monday Lunchtime sketch and for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge.  Had a really tough time getting a halfway decent photo even though using a lightbox.  Editing doesn't help a whole lot either.  Reds always seem to look more orange than they should and greens always look more gray.  Maybe it is my monitor!  Maybe they look just right on other screens (I can hope, huh?).

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Honorable Mention at Merry Monday!

This card was chosen by LeAnne for Honorable Mention in the Merry Monday challenge this week.  Thanks so much, LeAnne!  It really is an honor to have my card chosen from all the wonderful entries.  

Friday, June 8, 2012


OK!  This is my third and final sketch challenge of the day.  I promise!

This easy sketch comes from the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.  I used some more retired dsp and Fruit & Flowers stamp set.

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Try Stamping on Tuesday #69

Wow!  I can't believe I got 2 sketches done in one day!  This second sketch came from Try Stamping on Tuesday.  This is another fun sketch.  I used the Happy You set again and some more retired dsp.

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CCMC205 Happy You

It has been a long time since I have done a challenge from Create with Connie & Mary!  Not because I didn't want to, though.  I love this sketch and now that school is out I have a little more time to do some challenges.

I have used some retired Nursery Nest dsp and the Happy You stamp set from the new catalog.  I chose to do a baby card in honor of my first grandchild who will arrive mid December.  I am very excited!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge 23

Now this was a hard one to photograph!  I really need to get my light box set up again.  The pewter embossing onto crumb cake cs and the midnight muse sponging on top of that caused me to shoot it from many different angles and places.

I used Come to Bethlehem for my images and sentiment.  When I first saw this sketch, I thought I would use either Christmas Lodge or Beautiful Season.  Then I scrolled down to look at the cards from the design team and saw that both had been used.  I really wanted to use a current stamp set, so this is what I came up with.  IRL this card is much prettier.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vintage Papaya

This is one of many new sets that I really LOVE!  Of course, it has a bird and a flower.  Those images always get me.  I went a little vintage with this card.  I used the new raspberry ripple card stock and marker.  Lovin' this color!  I sponged the edges of the dsp with more mustard and then soft suede.  I also sponged the vanilla seam binding, bird and flower with more mustard.  Stamped the bird in early espresso and then cut it out.  The bird and flower are both attached with dimensionals.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #22

When Merry Monday challenges began I really wanted to do them every week to get a good start on my Christmas cards.  Well...that sure didn't happen!

This week I had time to do the challenge.  I used Language of Friendship for the images and Beautiful Season for the sentiment.

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