Alzheimer's Thank You

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This card is for a caretaker of a person affected with Alzheimer’s. I consider myself incredibly blessed to not have first hand knowledge of this as I know how widespread this disease is. Please go to Cammie's blog here and see what an amazing thing she has done. The generosity of stampers is incredible. The blog candy simply cannot be beat, but participate just because it's a great thing to do.
I had actually started this card at my stamp camp but didn't finish it until I saw her post. You can't really tell in the photo, but the Upsy Daisy flowers are stamped in black on glossy cardstock that was smooshed in acetate with reinkers and spritzed with water. I had a smaller piece so I stamped the Thank you part of the sentiment that comes with the set on that and layered on black again. A black grograin ribbon on the Ballet Blue card base finishes it off. Thanks to those who care for Alzheimer's patients, and thanks to Cammie for organizing this!

Some Beauties

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Isn't this an awesome card? It's great for so many things. I wish I could take credit, but I cased it from somewhere and it looks like the name on the pic I saved says Allison Ohran. I hope that's right. I love it, Allison! Not sure if I used everything exactly as hers, but here are my supplies: Kraft, Choc. Chip & Vanilla CS; Summer Sun, Old Olive and Choc. chip markers, Versamark and clear EP, Inspired by Nature set and Choc. Chip grograin ribbon.

Next is another beauty that I received in the mail. Love how my pen pal Debbie used the Cuttlebug and chalks! The distressing is great too. Gotta love stamped snail mail. Thanks!!

Quick Anniversary Card

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My sister's Anniversary was this week and I didn't remember until the day before so I wanted to make a quick card so I wouldn't be late with it. I actually got the Brocade Basics free from this past Sell A Bration but haven't used it until now. How aweful is that!! I love how elegant it is and that it's large enough to cover most of the card front. So, it fill the bill for my purpose. I used Kiwi Kiss and Groovy Guava ink on W White CS. The edges are sponged and the sentiment is from All Holidays. The Background is the Floral Stamp. But the thing I got the most excited about was my discovery for the little clear bubbles on the top left. It needed something up there but nothing too distracting. When I went for an adhesive I saw my Sparkly Glitter Glue and thought it would be cool to adhere them with a little sparkle underneath - and it worked!

Halloween Treat Box

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I saw these on Splitcoast and thought they were so cute. If you search there's a girl who sells the pattern but I continued on and found a kind soul that shared the one she had. I saved it so if you'd like it, let me know and I'll send it to you. Anyway, here's what I made with it. I used Basic Grey CS and Basic Black ink to sponge the edges and the bats from Halloween Backgrounds. (I stamped off twice for those.) Happy Halloween is from All Holidays. The skull is from the Scary Skulls wheel in craft white on black cs, cut out and mounted with a dimensional. The bottom opens up to fill it with candy. I'm debating on making them for my son's class...depends how much time I have. At least I'm starting early, right?

Open House Card

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Thanks to all that came out to my Open House Friday night. Here's the card they got to make. It uses the Top Notes Bigz Die, Upsy Daisy, and 3 of the New In colors: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze & Pacific Point. We used sponge daubers for the edge of the die cut as well as to add greenish stems and darker tips to the flowers. Isn't it pretty? I wished I had gotten the new Kiwi/Vanilla satin ribbon, but I just died some white grograin ribbon. I put it on my last order, so I just have to wait for it now.
I'm planning my next few class and have some great ideas, but if you'd like to see something specific, let me know! Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and good Back to School experiences!