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Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Card, Three Purposes...

                                  Hello everyone and welcome to 
                   the Calendar Girls' monthly Challenge!!:o) 
                                ~~* Who are the Calendar Girls? *~~
                            If You are a new reader to my blog you may want to read here first  :

My dahlin stamping friend Carol (known as  momcgw on SCS) is the awesome hostess for the month of April and  she encouraged the rest of us with the following challenge
(see here below in her own words) :

As the saying goes April showers bring May flowers....

To me April showers clean the earth of its worn out snow, dust and dirt along with nurturing new seeds and life to our surroundings (gardens, yards, trees, etc). It also, to me signals new for this month I would like for you to create a card that does just could be a wedding card, a baby card, even a New Years card...OR it could be a card that uses something worn out or pre-used and develop a new use for it...ex: mesh bag from fruit...used once to hold fruit: new beginning...used on the card...repurposed.. I know all of you are very talented crafters and I can hardly wait to see what you come up with...

Have fun with this challenge...
((hugs)) Carol

This ia a THREE in ONE kind of card for me :
1) I desperatley needed a baby boy card for a sweet lil boy who's now already 3 months old...yikes...hence my 'new beginning' choice...
2) I followed the sketch to my left, as part of  the 'You Can Do It Challenge16' , which I partecipated in...
3) Last but certainly NOT least, it is made with this month's CG challenge in mind....
3 fer 1! ;o) *grin* 
For this card I also re purposed the back of a baby shower's invite (see colorful footsies background) plus, the lime green and yellow c/s are from my scraps bin....:/

  This is the finished inside .....
unfortunatly photo tuned up blurry...;o(

Sponged the circled nestie w/ sentiment.....
 ♥ Great Challenge Carol...Thanks!

Here's a View from the top: )

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!.....I really appreciate your visits and your comments ♥


Stamps: 'Baby First' (SU 2000)  &  'Short and Sweet' (sentiment inside)
Ink: Memento, Luscious Lime,Summer Sun, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Basic Grey Buttons, gingham green ribbon, gingham light blue
Tecnique: sponging////Colored with Copics

Monday, April 15, 2013

DDD- April duel

Hello Everyone in Blogland! :o)

It is the 15th of the month and that mean it's another darlings duel!
Our hostesses for this month are Darlene (for us Dazzlers) and Tami (for the Divas)
Since April is National Gardening Month, our hostesses decided to challeng 
us with a floral themed kit...

 ....and look how full of  this kit is!
Darlene sent us Dazzlers a wonderful kit full of paper goodness and an array of assorted accessories...
There is so much stuff in it and I have so much leftover after creating
my card for the
Will definetly use more of the sweet images included as well...
♥ THANK YOU SO MUCH DARLENE ♥ *muwahhh* :o)

 Darlene's kit contained the following:

 Image:  SU's Sweet Seasons (2004) stamped with Tuxedo Black on Conqueror Diamond White CS
Papers:  SEI's Field Notes pack
Doilies , Bakers twine from Can You Digi It?
Glitter brads from SU
Dragonfly Brad from Creative Impressions
Fabric Alpha Tabs from Letter Press
Adhesive gems from K & Company
assorted banner etc. labels from Martha Stewart , Green leaf tags: unknown
non adhesive little gemstones by Paper Studio , Mini clothespins from A Muse
lacey ribbon from local sewing store

oh...and she also added a couple
letter with our name's initials...♥

 On my part I added the following:
*Soft Suede & Pretty in Pink card stock
*Ink- Soft Suede
*Image is colored with Copics
*Accessories: Nesties Label Eleven, glue dots,dimentionals, assrt. punches
*Sentiment: 'Say It With Flowers' by
Crafty Clear Stamps 

*As I am typing this ,I  just realized that I forgot to use the pretty dragonfly brad on my card... :o(
I will definetly add it...somewhere!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm
wishing ya all a blessed new week...

Please take time to visit all the other Darlings' beautiful paper creations-
Here are the links to their wonderful blogs:

Paola (that's me!)



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Made in Seattle ♥

Hello my friendly Peeps...
Being the 10th of the month it is time to reveal the latest mystery #  7 of the Unidentified Images Swap ,on SCS. We are a *closed* swap group that -every other month- create cards using the same images sent to us by the pre selected hostess. Part of the mystery is NOT to reveal ANYTHING at all until the day we can post, which is the 10th of every other month. The 'suspense' makes it FUN :o)
This round was hosted by my good friend Carol, whom I was sooo veryyy blessed to meet in real life last week end in Seattle...a TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AWSOME SURPRISE orchestrated by my very sweet and kind friend Kadie - check her wonderful blog here:

Carol sent us all partecipants these adorably sweet images from :
  Clear Art Stamps  - A  Couple of Cuties
Once Carol is ready to swap out all of the cards she received, she will include the images
for next round which are provided by next hostess...and guess what? It's MY turn to host next round! ♥

Card deets:                                                           

Card Stock: white,lavander
Designer Paper:'Sparkling SPring' by Prima Mrkt.
Colored by Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders, heart doily, buttons, gingham ribbons, vintage rosettes, stickles, glue dots, dimentionals, sukura pen.

I really like these cutie patooties dancing partners ,and had in mind to create shabby-shick cards...however my mojo is been totally non-existant as of late and could not, for the life of me, get these cards started...I knew how I wanted them to look but couldn't apply my 'vision'....hence Kadie came to my rescue with a gentle nudge...while Carol (bless her heart!) helped out and stamped ALL of the images for next round,for me.
I have the BESTEST of friends! ♥

Here's just a few pictures of  our Seattle girls' week-end the right we are in front of the original Starbucks Cafe' ...the crowd 
there was insane! You could hardly walk inside 
the door! Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.  Because the Market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store retains its original look.

Above, we are at the top of the Space Needle, the most known landmark in downtown Seattle...
Even though the weather was capricious at best, we all had the time of our life....LOTS of laughter
and giggles for sure!♥  Below is a quick shot I took of one of the gorgeous outlines where the sea meets the sky...and below a wonderful palette of vibrant colors...what a sight for the eyes!
The tulips at Pike's Market are so incredible!! A true festivity of rainbows!! ♥

Hope you enjoyed both the cards, and the extra pictures too....
If I could...I sure would rewind the clock back to last a heart beat!
Thank YOU so much Kadie and Carol for such cherished time together!

♥ BLESSINGS TO ALL and THANKS for visiting