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Thank you for your time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoy it and visit often :). If it inspires you feel free to use my ideas, but don't forget to give credit and back-link to my blog. Thanks again and have fun browsing! Cornelia

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

CAS Class 4 - "Homework"

I have enrolled in the newest CAS class, but so far have not had time to do ANYTHING.......how awful is that? Finally today I made some time....This is from day 2 where Shari Carroll plays with fun foam. 
So did I:


And I'm loving the result! Used my Marianne die and stamped with it. Added Washi tape and embellies. So cool, that fun foam! I will use it more often from now on!


I will be adding this card to Just us Girls
Inkspirational - Rose color
The Card Concept - CAS card

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


And here is my second card - a Trifold card - Julie Ebersole's contribution - so much fun!



Its a little tough showing the card with photos, but scroll down and you'll get the gist of it.
So you open page 1:


 And now its all open:



Used my favorite TAWS set for it -  - Bird Brain

I used the colors from Colour me....! - see picture below
I am also linking this card with TAWS - its the last day of their birthday bash
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday

  Click to Link Up!   

Happy Stamping!



Friday, January 30, 2015

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Day 5 - A GIRL AND HER SHOES

Hi Everyone,

today is the final STAMPlorations Stamp Release - Day 5 !

                              Today the Spotlight is on: 
 A Girl and Her Shoes


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Do you love shoes - if you do, this set is a must have!


I used the STAMPlorations set-VIGNETTE: Retro Mod Shapes to make the circles and then stamped the small shoe in a deeper color over it. Added sequins and black splatters.

Check out what the rest of our fabulous team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.



And of course we have prizes:

SIX (6) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $30 gift certificate.
there may also be some additional surprise prizes - so leave those comments by February 3rd - it may pay off ;) 
Winners will be announced on February 5.


Adding this card to Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS

Now leave some love to increase your chances of winning :)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Day 4 - NEWLYWEDS EXTRAS and SENTIMENT BUILDERS: LOVE

Hi Everyone

                              Today the Spotlight is on:

The Bee's Knees Newlyweds Extras and Sentiment Builders: Love


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I also used the beautiful poppy stamp from the set Bloom Sketches: Poppies. I tried out he no line watercolor technique, where you stamp the image with a light colored ink and then color it with watercolors. Added some light color wash around the poppies and at the bottom. And of course my obligatory splatters....




Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.



And of course we have prizes:

SIX (6) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $30 gift certificate.
there may also be some additional surprise prizes - so leave those comments by February 3rd - it may pay off ;)
Winners will be announced on February 5.




Now leave some love to increase your chances of winning :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Day 3 - NEWLYWEDS

Hi Everyone,


                              Today the Spotlight is on: 
The Bee's Knees Newlyweds

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                               I went a little silly here - cutting out heads form a magazine -                               but you could use pictures of the bride and groom....



I lightly colored the groom with Copics and added Stickles to the wedding dress.
The partial frame is by Stamp Camp


Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.



And of course we have prizes:

SIX (6) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $30 gift certificate.
there may also be some additional surprise prizes - so leave those comments by February 3rd - it may pay off ;)
Winners will be announced on February 5.



Now leave some love to increase your chances of winning :)

Monday Challenges

Hi Everyone,

no, I am not confused, I know its Wednesday, but I am playing in two challenges that have Monday in their name - Make it Monday from Papertrey and The Cure for the Monday Blues from Taheera. 

I am sure Taheera picked that inspiration picture just for me ;) - bright colors, that's just my thing! And then Betsy Veldman over at make it Monday came up with this darling idea of making confetti garlands and I had to combine the challenges.....


All the flowers are from the Papertrey set Beautiful Blooms II. I heat embossed them. The sentiment is also Papertrey - Think Big Favorites. Added a mix of homemade and bought sequins and stringed them up.



I LOVE this card! So cheerful!

I am also linking it with Flashback Friday - Got flowers
The Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sequins)

        Pixies Crafty Workshop

I have another blog post coming up today - day 3 of the STAMPlorations stamp release, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Day 2 - HASHTAG AUTHENTIC

Again, this is my second post today, for the earlier card click HERE

Hi Everyone,


Today the Spotlight is on:
 Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic

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This is one awesome set! I love the font and all those sentiments are basically timeless - you can use them over and over again. I went wild and pretty much used them all here:



The big bold YOU is from Bold Sentiments: Cherish

I used an EK success  punch for the border and added black splatters. Easy.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

And of course we have prizes:

SIX (6) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $30 gift certificate.
there may also be some additional surprise prizes - so leave those comments by February 3rd - it may pay off ;)  - you'll find out on February 5.



Now leave some love to increase your chances of winning :)


Fusion Challenge

Hi Everyone,

just trying to get my card in in time for the Fusion challenge - I have not played there in a long time...



I used wood patterned paper, die cut the hearts with nesting Lifestyle Crafts heart dies. The flower is by Memory Box, I lightly colored it with pencils. The sentiments are Simon Says stamps - from the same set - Sending and Wishing (sss101475)


I love how this turned out - different from the usual red/pink heart Valentine's Day cards!


I am also linking this card with the Simon Says flickr goup - Love theme - stamps by SSS
with Flashback Friday - Got flowers
and with Shopping our stash - love theme

    Grab Our Badge!

We got a bit of snow last night - finally winter has arrived here - happy shoveling!

Monday, January 26, 2015

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Day 1 - HOUSES

This is my second post for today - if you want to see my earlier one click HERE or scroll down.

Hi Everyone,

this is going to be an exciting week - we are showcasing the new STAMPlorations release!!!

Today the Spotlight is on: The Bee's Knees: Houses


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I kept it very simple here - stamped the housed on PP, colored the roofs and windows and added some ground with Copics. Added a sentiment and a little punched heart.
We also have an awesome guest designer with us - you won't believe it -its
Laura Bassen - the one and only!

Check out what Laura and the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

And of course we have prizes:
SIX (6) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $30 gift certificate.
there may also be some additional surprise prizes - so leave those comments by February 3rd - it may pay off ;)  - you'll find out on February 5.








Stencil Fun and another card

Hi,

I recently discovered this new stencil company called i stencil and had to order a bunch. This is the first card I made with my loot....


I just love it! I actually made it for the Just us Girls challenge, but then totally forgot to write up the blog post and link it....oh well. I do like the colors and of course that stencil, its so up my alley!


The die cut is by Memory Box -  Poppy die, the sentiment is CASual Fridays and Simon Says stamps.

So I am just linking it up with CAS on Sunday - Stencil it and with Seize the Birthday - just going with the birthday theme.


My second card is for Color Throwdown  - I not often succeed in making a card for a weekly challenge, but this time it worked for me....


I used a TAWS set for this - its called Tropic Topic, stamped it and fuzzy cut it. Puddled some turqoise at the bottom. The leaves are clear embossed on the green strip.  I added the sentiment - its from Your Next Stamp.


I  used the sketch from Less is More and I am also linking this card with TAWS - they are having their birthday celebration this month!

     


See you tomorrow - if we don't drown in snow - but New York is going to be hit harder than NJ and I just love it anyhow!

And don't forget to come back later today - its going to be the first day of the STAMPlorations spotlight week!

Happy Stamping!