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Monday, June 27, 2011

DeNami color challenge # 8

Running out of power and time. Two quick cards for the DeNami color challenge. The first reminds me of a song from Mame: The man in the moon is a lady. The second is just a favorite new elegant stamp which are always my favorites. Mara earned the spaceship and astronaut chickie for helping with the booth set up in Springfield. Mom earned the others. Will work for stamps!

Baby you were born this way

Quick post with the card 'Lady Gaga' aka Mom sent Mara on her birthday. She's beautiful in her way, cause God makes no mistakes. He sent me something pretty special on June 22 fifteen years ago:)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Round Robin Card Class Fundraiser

Whew. Yesterday was the round robin card class to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Seven people attended and one prepaid to receive a card kit. An additional dozen card kits will be available for sale at Captured Moments later this week.

This was a great way to raise funds doing something I love doing. When the kits are sold, we will have raised $450. Thanks to Captured Moments for donating their wonderful space and publicizing the event and to Stampassion for sponsoring two cards.

It was a fun group, easy going and seemed to have a great time. I know I had a great time. Here is one of the cards.

Friday, June 10, 2011

DeNami Blog Hop - Fabulous Frames

Welcome to DeNami's June blog hop! You should have arrived from Kristy Smith's blog. If you get lost along the way, jump back to the DeNami blog page and you'll find the link for the next stop in the hop. The hop starts on June 12 at 6 AM PST and you have until June 13 at 11:59 PM PST to leave a comment that is eligible for a prize. DeNami will give two $20 gift certificates to people who comment on the entries. Leave a comment any time just to let me know what you think.

I'm posting my creations for this month's blog hop early. While the early hoppers are jumping through the artists' work, I'll be walking the Team in Training Lake Placid Half Marathon so I'm sure you're forgive me setting this up before Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed that I make the full 13.1 miles. Looks like rain. I'm very worried about finishing-there are some serious runners here and I'm feeling like I didn't train enough. I'll be greeted at the end by my friends the Hamiltons and their son Will who survived treatment for Leukemia last year to celebrate his eight birthday-see pic with his cute brother Dutch. See the link to the right for more about Will. He has a full head of hair again and proudly stood up with the cancer survivors at the inspirational dinner. I have my daughter Mara who made the trip with me to cheer my on and greet me at the end. Mara has been lucky enough to hear me say I'm nervous a thousand times.

First I made a card featuring a favorite older stamp that I haven't used in ages: the small block frame. I embossed using a new embossing powder from JudiKins that I picked up at the W. Springfield expo last week. Love the colors. The picture doesn't do it justice.

They are stamped on some of my favorite Memory Box papers. Inside I stamped the solid decorative crest in both olive and rose chalk inks. The background is a combination of a flower vine accents stamp and the mini starlet, both of which I got last week at the expo.

Second I made a card similar to something I saw Nami make last week at the expo. It's the decorative flourish stamp using Brilliance Platinum Planet ink on plain vellum which is layered on top of the blue shimmer paper. It's topped with a the decorative crest circle, a quick phrase, some love bling, and a silver trimmed ribbon. This would be perfect for a wedding.

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop in the hop is Sue Lelli's blog. Enjoy the creative ideas of all the participants.

A couple of other fun cards

Here are a few cards I've made recently that didn't make their way into a card kit. One is a Stampassion card kit with a beautiful Lockhart floral stamp. Love it. Next is an A Muse margarita card from a favorite Stampassion sample made by Mary. Finally, a DeNami Mimi card that my version of a card I made at The Art Connection created my friend Melanie. Having fun in my studio.

Card kit # 4

Here is the last card kit I'm making for Leukemia fundraising. Now I've made 60 kits and only sold a few so after the walk I have to focus on selling more. I'm going to decide if I want to do another half marathon after I see if I survive this one. Enjoy.

Card kit # 3

Here are the cards for the third kit I made to raise money for Leukemia. I think the magenta and green card with some old Stampin' Up! paper is my favorite of this group. This project sure has been fun. I'm just a card making machine lately and I can't think of more enjoyable way. Enjoy.