Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Hi everyone - I'm posting later in the day than normal, and it's a quick card and quick post this week. BUSY week! Madelynn's challenge for us this week is an "inspiration challenge" - with these fun, citrus fruits as our inspiration.

I wanted to use a new set that is being released tomorrow by The Greeting Farm, so I tried to work it into the challenge. This fun new set - "Butterfly Wishes" is created by my good friend Jessica Diedrich - Madelynn's mom. She came up with the sentiments, and even drew the butterfly (with a bit of help). Isn't it awesome? You can click on her Whimsical Butterfly link (in the right hand column under the Twinkling Tuesdays team link) to find out all the details of how to order this awesome new set.

Have a great Tuesday everyone, and enjoy the summer week!

Monday, June 22, 2009

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The UPS man finally delivered the new Stampin' Up! "In Colors" goodies (and new hostess set) to my door today. I had fun playing this afternoon - and decided to use these colors for my Twinkling card of the week. Madelynn's challenge for us this week was to use Rhinestones on our card. What a fun challenge! I decided to even add a little bling while I was at it!

These cute cupcakes are from the new Hostess Level 2 set called "The More the Merrier". I used the new "In color" markers (YEAH!!) to color in the cupcakes - and added a little Stickles. The card base is the new "Melon Mambo". The cirlce layers are Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. Such fun names! The new colors this year are all beautiful!

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and that you have a happy summer week.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Madelynn's back with another fun sketch this week. Here it is... and here's what I came up with.

I figured it's summer weather finally, so we're thinking beaches and fun in the sun. This is nothing fancy - I have a busy week, helping babysit neighbor kids. So, a quick easy card. Enjoy and have a great day! Hugs, Darla

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Madelynn's back with a fun sketch for us this week. Great job Madelynn! Here it is.... and here's what I came up with.

I've had this Stampin' Up! set "Branch Out" for a couple weeks now, and just haven't had time to play with it. So I sat down and used it for the first time yesterday. It's a fun set with a variety of possiblities. I used a stipple brush to create the sky and the grass. I used a strip of decorative paper down the side as the dots on the sketch - I couldn't imagine using that many brads there, and was out of creative ideas for what else to do for the dots on the sketch. Anyway, enjoy and happy stamping! Hugs, Darla

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

MTTSC25 - Twinkling Tuesday time!

This weeks challenge was an "inspirational challenge" instead of having a sketch to follow. Rebecca's son Jameson is our guest sketch man. Rebecca sent us pictures of a book about a girl with a new Kimono - with the beautiful artwork as our inspiration. The picture above my card is the picture I focused on. The first thing I thought of was origami, so I made this flower using the Dhalia fold. Isn't it fun what you can do with folded paper? Life is a bit hectic right now with the end of school, so I didn't have lots of time to spend on it - so it was quick and simple...always a nice combination! Check out the other creations of the gals on the Twinkling Tuesdays team! Happy stamping!