It’s MY FINAL POST as Flourishes Limelight Designer.

Hope you’ll come on over and see what I’ve been up to!

*CASE = Copy and Share Everything
**CAS = Clean and Simple

Silly title, I know.  But I have three cards to share today.  Two of them were inspired by others cards which I then CASEd.  One of those was for the Inspiration Challenge this weekend at Splitcoaststampers (SCS).  The third is a Clean and Simple card from today’s challenge at SCS.

Since my DH reads my blog from time to time, I decided to wait until after Valentine’s Day to post the card I made for him.  It is a CASE of one of Michelle Zindorf’s creations found here.

I just love all of Michelle’s creations…  They are so enchanting!

And this past weekend, I also played along in the Inspiration Challenge over on SCS.

Not only was I inspired by the inspiration piece for this challenge, but also by this card created by ilinacrouse.

And finally, here is the card that was made for the Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS today.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope that your week is a happy and crafty one!

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Card 1 (SUO except for ribbon)
Stamps: Valentine Defined and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Papers: Whisper White and Basic Black
Inks: So Saffron, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Basic Black
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Button, Paper Piercer and Template and XL Circle Punch; GG Ribbon from Michael’s Dollar Spot

Card 2
Stamps: SU Valentine Defined
Papers: SU Whisper White and Real Red
Inks: SU Real Red
Accessories: SU XL Heart Punch; Rhinestone; Hero Arts Mini Clothespin

Card 3
Stamps: SU Sweet Summer; Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers
Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White, Harvest Gold and Blueberry Sky
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: SU Brocade Blue Eyelet; Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch; May Arts Satin Edge Grosgrain Ribbon

Spring has sprung this week over on the Flourishes Blog, and Cherry Blossoms are blooming.  It’s my 3rd week as their Limelight Designer.  I would love to have you join me there.

Happy Crafting!

Guess those crossed fingers worked, Karen!  You are the winner of my blog candy.  Congrats!

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18. karen q says:
February 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

“Hi Susan, please extend my Birthday wishes to your husband. I am sure he will love the card, it is very manly.

3 years of blogging is a large accomplishment. I appreciate the time and dedication involved in having a blog (this is why I don’t have one). I am one of the few people on the planet that don’t own any SU stuff. I think that owl is adorable. I have a collection of owl stamps, they are always so cute.

Have a great day and I will be keeping my fingers crossed.”

I’ll be contacting you so I can get your new SU stuff in the mail.  Happy Crafting!

It’s been 3 years today that I began blogging.  And last week Rainy Day Creations got a new theme with a new look.  So I wanted to have a little blog candy celebration by giving away this new Stampin’ Up Sale-A-Bration stamp set called “Punch Bunch”.  Also included in the blog candy is SU’s scalloped square punch.  It coordinates perfectly with the birthday stamp in this set.

Today is also my husband’s birthday.  Not sure if I started my blog on his birthday to help me remember my blogoversary each year or to help me remember his birthday.  I have been known to forget these sorts of things in the past.  Oops.
I even forgot our wedding anniversary once.

His card was made using the birthday stamp from my set (this set is brand new) and my scalloped square punch (again, the one pictured here is new).

The sentiment was stamped on yellow cardstock with VersaMark and then embossed with black embossing powder.  You can really see how the punch is slightly larger than the image so that a fine border is left after punching.  LOVE the look!

Okay so back to the business at hand!
All you need to do to enter the drawing for this SU stamp set and coordinating scalloped square punch is leave a comment below on this blog post.  A winner will be chosen at midnight PST this Friday, February 18th, using random.org’s random number generator.

Good luck and Happy Crafting!


(Card not included in blog candy.)

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(All products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up.)

Stamps: Punch Bunch

Papers: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow and Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper

Inks: Basic Black and VersaMark

Accessories: Black Detail Embossing Powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/4″ Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon, Gray Stripe “District” Ribbon Originals Grosgrain Ribbon and Pewter Jumbo Eyelet

Today over on the Flourishes Blog is my second post as their February Limelight Designer!  I’ve been playing with their beautiful “Irish Blessing” set.  Hope you’ll join me.  Happy Crafting!

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Received these in the mail yesterday from my twin granddaughters.

When you open them there is a string of 3-D hearts that pop up.  They are SO cute!

And as the Valentines from my granddaughters arrived for me, the Valentines below that I made for them were on their way to my sweet girls.  It was a circle of love!

There is also a birthday card here for my great-niece.  The candy in the heart shaped treat cups is accessible from the inside.  I have a tutorial on the slider for these treat cups HERE.

Next week my blog will be 3 years old!   I have a brand new Stampin’ Up! stamp set and coordinating punch to give away.  Hope you’ll stop back in and help me celebrate.  Happy Crafting!

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(All products used on these cards are from Stampin’ Up.)


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Stamps
: Sweetheart and Something to Celebrate
Papers: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks: Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Heart Punch, Heart Treat Cups, Tab Punch (inside on slider); Rhinestones


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Stamps
: Sweetheart and Something to Celebrate
Papers: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Inks: Pink Passion and Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Heart Punch, Heart Treat Cups, Tab Punch (inside on slider); Rhinestones

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
Friends… for the long haul.

(Inside)

The challenge this week at Our Creative Corner is to “create a card or project using a tree image and a clean  and simple (CAS) style.”  I played along!  Here is the card I made:

Have you ever ruined a card while thinking that you are making it better?  Well I think I ruined this one.  After looking at the above card, I decided that a line would look good drawn under the trees… thought it would “ground” and tie all the trees together.  Ugh.  Well I drew the line.  It’s there now, and I don’t like it.  Sometimes it’s best to just stick with your first instinct.  Glad that I took a few pictures  before the “improvement” was implemented.  lol

Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Crafting (even if you make a few goofs along the way!)

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(All products used on this card are from Stampin Up with the exception of the rhinestones.)

Stamps: Trendy Trees and Loads of Love Accessories

Papers: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Pawsitively Prints II DSP

Inks: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Rhinestones

I’m so excited today to tell you that Flourishes has asked me to be their February Limelight Designer!  Hope you’ll drop on over to the Flourishes blog and see my first post here.  Happy Crafting!

I’ve gotten to play in a couple more Splitcoaststampers challenges this week.  On Monday the CAS104 (Clean and Simple) Challenge was to be inspired by the words “Rock and Roll”.  The rose was a beautiful Prima that I felt guilty about crumpling and squishing, but I love the way it turned out.  (A little pink lace was added to this card before it was uploaded on my Splitcoaststampers Gallery.  I just couldn’t decide which way I liked it best. lol)

The second card is for today’s Sketch Challenge 318.  This new designer paper from Stampin’ Up is some of the prettiest EVER!!

The heart was stamped with Regal Rose Ink.  Then a few of the flower petals were colored in with a Rose Red Marker.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!

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Rocker Card

Stamps: Inkadinkado “Rock Star”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White”

Inks: Archival Brilliance “Graphite Black”

Accessories: Rhinestones; Prima Marketing “Tea Roses”; Heart Nestability

Valentine Card
(All products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up.)

Stamps: Be My Valentine

Papers: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black, Rose Red and Springtime Vintage Designer

Inks: Regal Rose, Rose Red and Basic Black

Accessories: Adornments Vintage Flowers, Basic Black Grosgrain Striped Ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Photo Corners Punch

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