2014-July-21b

Last week, we went to Daiso – a store like Dollar Tree, only that everything is $1.50 and the goods are mostly Japanese stuff (they have an online store, too). Of course, I headed straight to where their papers are (there were plenty of beautiful origami papers, washi papers and tapes, gift wrapping paper, etc). While looking around, I saw these:

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2014-July-20a

I usually don’t post this late in the day – I mean night – but I ran into trouble with this card. It started after looking through the lovely inspiration website that Audrie chose, Country Curtains, and this particular picture caught my eye. I really like that cobalt blue binding on the scalloped floral valance!
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2014-July-17a

This card is a remake of one I did two years ago – and I didn’t post it here (don’t ask me why – I forgot already, LOL!). I thought it was perfect for the trendy colors chosen by LeAnne ( Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Wisteria Wonder) at The Paper Players this week. At the same time, I thought that it would be nice to make it a gate fold card, which was Sabrina’s (Cook22) Challenge for Thursday at SplitcoastStampers.
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2014-July-16a

This card is for Tuesday’s Color Challenge – Becky chose soft suede (brown), soft sky (blue), pear pizzazz (green) and crisp cantaloupe (orange). The first time I saw these colors, I had a hard time envisioning them together, until I saw Becky’s card -  simply stunning, right? This card is also a case of a case, LOL – Dockside’s card, which is a case of Sandie’s card - I love the layout and flowers of both cards!
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rearranging furniture copy

Yes, we did! Thank you to my tech-savvy daughters, we’ve dusted off and rearranged the furniture, got some new-fangled plug-ins and widgets, and installed said new-fangled stuff, so now you can get to do a lot of things here that you couldn’t before! Yay!

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Orchids on Pink Ombre

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects
14
Jul

2014-July-14

This is a relatively quick card to do inspired by the simply fantastic ombre cake from The Perfect Palette (Audrie’s site of choice for Inspiration Challenge!) and also by this pretty card of Heather (Rica), the featured stamper this week. Using some pink cardstock scraps, I cut each strip to about 1 ¾” wide, tore one side so that it is just about 1 ½” wide, then overlapped the pieces, hiding the straight cuts.

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2014-July-10a

Going to the beach and seeing tide pools always leaves me in awe of God’s creations. I guess that’s why the sentiment for this card is another Bible verse (if you are curious, here is the first tide pool scene card I made). This is for Nance’s Theme Challenge “Let’s Go to the Beach” over at The Paper Players and also for Thursday’s Challenge at SplitcoastStampers – Tantalizing Texture by Cathy.

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2014-July-6a

Our family’s two-week break ends today…it was nice to get away from it all (even the aches and pains I normally feel on my neck and shoulders are better!), and come back refreshed, invigorated, ready to get back to paper crafting again! I checked out yesterday’s Inspiration Challenge and Audrie chose this beautiful Pinterest site by DeeDee J, Button Crafts. What an overload of eye-candy! I saw this pretty ornament and the gears in my creative mind started whirring (albeit slowly, at first, LOL).

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Framed Gift Card Holder

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects
18
Jun

2014-June-18a

***Update 1*** Please scroll down to the end of this post for instructions and a template for this project.

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2014-June-14a

I always look forward to Saturday’s Inspiration Challenge at SplitcoastStamper – you never know what website Adurie is going to pick, but you know for sure that you’re going to be inspired! This Saturday, she showed us her own Art of Journaling Pinterest board, and oh, my gosh, what a feast for the eyes! There were so many ideas, so many things to be inspired about, not only in art, but also in writing, I almost forgot to make a card, LOL!  Anyway, after going over everything Audrie pinned, I went back to what “spoke” to me the most: this journal. I never tire looking at graceful curves, scrolls and spirals, and that’s what inspired me to make this paper piercing card.

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