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Monday, June 27, 2011

Perfect Plum Pinwheel

I had a great time at the Maryland City Shoe Box Swap on Saturday. 

Here is the card I made for the swap.  I like the way it turned out.

Below are the directions if you want to give it a try:











1.      Punch 4 squares from 2 coordinating designer papers using 1 ¼ square punch.  Sponge edges with Elegant Eggplant (or Perfect Plun or whatever).

2.      Adhere 2 Perfect Plum squares to make an 8-point star.

3.      Adhere first DP square – BUT – only adhere the right side because you will need to tuck the last square under the left side of the fist square.  Continue adhering squares.

















4.      Adhere small circle to center of completed pinwheel.  Insert brad in center. (Or you can use a button or rhinestone or flower or whatever.)

5.      Adhere large DP to Whisper White then adhere white ribbon.  Adhere all to Perfect Plum card base.





6.      Adhere pinwheel – either flat or use Dimensionals / Pop Dots.

7.      Stamp sentiment of your choice on scrap Whisper White and punch out with oval punch.  Sponge the edges with Elegant Eggplant (or whatever color you choose), then adhere to Perfect Plum scalloped oval.  Adhere on top of ribbon (popped or flat).

Hope you had a "wheely" good time with this!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hot for You!

This past Friday and Saturday was the annual Great American Scrapbook Convention at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia.  I had never been before, but had always heard about it from my scrapbooking friends and knew they had things for us cardmakers too.  So, on Friday, I finally went for a few hours.  I enjoyed it. 

They offered a lot of classes and make-and-takes.  I only had time to do one make-and-take, and I thought it was really cute and wanted to share it with you. 

I thought the dragon mug was adorable.  All the pieces were already cut out for you, so you just had to assemble and draw and chalk.  Once I got home, I added my own pack of hot chocolate - but you can use tea or Starbucks gift card or whatever.   How cute is that!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Looking Chic


I found this adorable clear stamp by Stampavie / Penny Johnson, and you know I just had to have it.   Of course, this meant I would have to "color" - which I haven't done much of yet.

So here are my first 3 attempts with the Copic colors I have.

Whaddayathink?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hello Secret Sister!

Secret Sister snail mail is so much fun!  I received this pretty card the other day.  Such soft colors.  It was hard to capture the color on the camera.

Thanks so much Secret Sister!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another Round of Secret Sister Begins!

I received this beautiful card from my new Secret Sister the other day.  I love the soft colors and textures used.  The bottom flower is popped out, and the stamens are glittery.  The sentiment reads: "Each day provides its own gifts."  Just lovely.

Thank you Secret Sister!