Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch Reveal #14

Good morning....Another month bites the dust. I can't believe that this year is about to end and the Holidays are just ahead. It is nuts!!!

Today is the 30th and that means that has another beauty of a sketch for you!!! All you have to do is whip one up and link it to the Cardabilites website.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought that this card was very fitting. The wonderful stamp set is from Skipping Stone Design. With the purchase of every Cancer Schmancer stamp set sold, she is donating $4 from the sale. Please take a look HERE.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card...
Card Stock: Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Cancer Schmancer (Skipping Stone Design)
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Going Gray (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Hat Pin (CTMH); Whisper White & Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Flowers & Pearls (Recollections)

Thanks for stopping by today and please take the time to follow along at and link you card there. We'd love to see you!!!

Have a super day!!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tag....Your It....Waltzingmouse Style...

Hi everyone...stopping by today with a quick post and to let you know about a fun challenge over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog. Claire is having a tag, fun, fun.....
I don't know if you have seen her new release, but there are 5 sets and they are all awesome!! Please "tag" the time to play...Bahahahaha!! I'm usually not this much of a comedian (watch out Chelsea Handler)!!!

Another view with a giant shadow!
Here are the supplies that I used on my tag:
Card Stock: Rustic Cream (PTI); Scarlet Pearl (Coredinations)
Stamps: Compliments of the Season & Very Vintage Christmas (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Crumb Cake & Real Red (Stampin' Up), Vintage Photo & Old Paper (Distress TH-Ranger)
Pearls: Recollections
Seam Binding: Etsy (christopherpines)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a day full of blessings!!

Take the time to check out the challenge I am hosting at the top of my blog....FREE STENCILS!!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Few Happenings Around Paper Therapy....t

I hope that you all are working on your Dreamweaver Stencil projects for your chance to win 5 FREE Stencils!!! The Dreamweaver Dream Team will also be picking their own personal winner. Upload your creations here when our done!!!

Skipping Stones Design has teamed up with Paper Crafts Magazine to giveaway some FREE stamps...You had better click HERE and check it out! We are also having a "Friends With Benefits" on our Facebook page. This is how YOU can win. Go to Skipping Stones Design Facebook page, add us as your friend, suggest Skipping Stones Design to all your friends. When we hit 400 friends, we are going to pick a winner for a free stamp set, the person who suggested them as a friend also wins a free stamp set. It pays to be friends sometimes....Now go do it!!!

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Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday is HERE!!!!

Happy Tuesday blogging friends!!! Today is the last sketch from the wildly talented Karen Giron. You have probably played along with her sketch challenge Sweet Sunday Sketches. Thanks Karen for a FUN, FUN month of challenging sketches!!!

Skipping Stones Design has alot of great stuff coming up and not just great stamp releases!! We are going to be giving you some of those stamp releases. To be eligible for FREE Skipping Stones Design stamps, you have got be our "friends" on Facebook. Check it out HERE!!! Be sure to suggest Skipping Stones Design to all your friends. We will be having a Friends With Benefits giveaway, where we pick a friend and the person who suggested them get a stamp set also!! Fun huh!! Get over there then, after you leave me a comment here of course!! onto
the goods...

The Sketch...

My Rendition....

I used these amazing new sets from Skipping Stones Design...

Cancer Schmancer...if you order this set in the next three days, Skipping Stones Design will be donating $4 from the purchase of each set to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Grunge....Love this set....the offset scallops are awesome, sooo versatile!!!

Here is a quick rundown of the supplies used on my card:

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin'Up)
Ink: Big & Juicy Spice Ink Pad (Ranger); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Bright Gold Shimmer Mist (Memory Mists); shimmer seam binding (christpherpines....etsy); button (TH Ideaology)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today.!!! Please take the time to play with our sketch challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!!

Don't forget to check out all the other Stamp Tramps creations today!!!

and our wonderful Guest Stamp Tramps...

Have a super day.....check out the post above for a great Challenge using your Dreamweaver products!!! Free stencils are the prize.....

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs...Kraft & Black....I {heart} you!!!

Good evening friends!!!
I couldn't let today go by without sharing this little lovely with you!!
I love any color with Kraft, but when I paired it up with black, I fell head over heals!!! I really could have left the small turquoise rhinestones off and been perfectly happy with this card. I think the colors are so elegant together!!

This card is for Our Daily Bread Shining Light Challenge. The challenge was to pair up Kraft and Black and throw in another color.

I also used two new stamps, and a "new" product that actually has been in my stash for a few years and not been cut into....that awesome Doodlebug flocked card stock. more thing... I know the trend right now is to use seam binding as ribbon. I picked some up on Etsy, and OH MY it!! I love how with a bit of a spritz of water, it scrunches right up!!!

Here is a list of supplies that I used:
Card Stock: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Pray (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Frame: Unity Stamp Co.
Extras: black seam binding (christopherpines...etsy), black diamond Stickles (Ranger), Glossy Accents (Ranger), turquoise rhinestones (Ebay); vintage button (garage sale); hemp string (craft supply)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
If you have some time today, check out the post above this one. It is fun and easy opportunity to win some Dreamweaver Stencils.....

Join me here tomorrow for a new Skipping Stones Design Tuesday Sketch....its a beauty!!

Have a good evening!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

One more for today...

I don't know what it is about my craft room, but I just can't stay out if it!! Bahahahah!! I'm sure many of you are in the same boat as me.

Here are the challenges that inspired this card.

For Mojo Monday we had an awesome sketch, Color Throwdown GREAT colors and for Stamping In Time, classic technique of embossing.

Here is what I got from all that....

Thanks to all the challenges, I did pull out this great little {Ippity} stamp set that I hadn't used before. It is darling and I'm kicking myself for letting it sit so long with out ink.

Here are the supplies used:

Card Stock: Tango Tangerine (retired), Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: What Matters Most (Ippity by Unity)
Ink: Craft Perfect Plum, Craft So Saffron (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Retired Tango Tangerine (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Clear Detail Embossing Powder (craft supply); Rhinestones (I-Rock Gem Setting tool); Tag Punch (MS); Quilt border punch (MS); Long rectangle small & scalloped dies (Spellbinders)

Thanks for taking a peek today. Scroll up and check out my Dreamweaver challenge that I am having until November 4th! All you have to do is make a stencil project and upload it to my blog!!

Have a super weekend!
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Some weekend craftiness!!! CARDS, CARDS, CARDS

Good morning friends...Checking in today with a few cards that I rustled up this morning. I have another quiet weekend here with big game hunting season starting today.

The card that I made this morning was inspired by a few challenges here in blog land. If you are have spare time this weekend, I suggest you check them out. All fun and VERY inspiring! First is the Play Date Cafe. This week is their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Happy Birthday Play Date Cafe. Check out all the fun HERE!!
Here is the inspiring photo!!

I also love playing along with Stampin' Sister In Christ! They always have a great message every Sunday. I so appreciate the small message they have. Thank you Stampin' Sisters! This week we were asked to make a card about prayer. I am always thinking of prayer, and how I can be a better prayer (er) and all scripture makes me think of God and praying with him.

The scripture I used for this card is:

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

I love this scripture and had to use it on my simple card.

You can view the message and the challenge HERE!
Here are the supplies that I used on my card:

Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up); Rustic Cream (PTI)
Stamps: Scripture Collection 4 (Our Daily Bread Designs); Daisy Patch Swirls & Daisy Patch Precuts (Heartfelt Creations); Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger); Craft Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Copic Markers
Extras: Light Yellow, Light Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Pearls (Stampin' Up Pretties Kit); Ribbon (craft supply); corner rounder (Zutter)

Thank you for taking the time today to check out my creation.

Please scroll up and check out the Dreamweaver challenge that I have running until November 4th. There are a few chances to win FREE stencils. Grand Prize is 5 STENCILs!!! The only challenge to is, to STENCIL, STENCIL, STENCIL!!!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ohhhh Happy Day!!! They finally came, they finally came.....

My new Waltzingmouse Stamps FINALLY came in the mail today!!! I have been so excited!! NOW...let the Christmas Card making begin!!!!

Here is a quick post to feature the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge this week. As soon as I got home from the Post Office, I knew what I had to do. This sketch. My family probably won't see me again today!! Just kidding!! You still have time to make a card for this challenge. There is a stamp set at stake!! Get to creating!!

Here are the supplies that I used:
Card Stock: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Holiday Label #14, Very Vintage Christmas (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Dies: Labels 14 (Spellbinders)
Extras: Real Red Satin Ribbon (Stampin' Up; Holiday Charms (Making Memories); Red & Natural Hemp (craft supply); clear detail embossing powder (craft supply)

Thanks Claire, for making my day!!!

PLEASE ALL.....come back here tomorrow for your chance to win some AWESOME Dreamweaver Stencils!! We are having a challenge and some AWESOME Dreamweaver EYE CANDY!!!

Just Rite Stampers Color Inspiration

Happy Autumn day everyone!!! I don't know about where you all are from, but here in Western Montana, things have TURNED to Fall. I'm not complaining though. Just looking out the windows of my humble abode brings me so much color inspiration. It makes me want to rush out and dig through all the cool colors of leaves, bring them in and put Glossy Accents all over them. I haven't done that yet, but I have been thinking about it.

Today I am sharing this weeks challenge from JustRite Stampers. If you read the paragraph above, you can tell that this challenge was easy for me. All we had to do this week is use the colors of Fall. Cool BEANS!! I got this.....

The frame on this cards was CASED from Yvonne. As you look at Yvonne's blog, you will quickly see that my talent fits into Yvonne's toenail. I was flabbergasted while watching her tutorial that I would actually have one of the cool supplies she used in her card, and to my surprise, I had never even used those dies, so I was doubly tickled.
Here are the supplies that I used:
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler (FAV), More Mustard (Stampin' Up); Copper Shimmer (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Nature Nested Sentiments & Frames, Victorian Nested Frames (JustRite Stamps)
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up)
Extras: I-Rock Gem Setting Tool (imaginensce); Gold Leaf Penn (Krylon); Corner Punch (Fiskars); Doodle Parts die (Spellbinders), Bright Gold Shimmer (Memory Makers)

Thanks so much for taking a peek today!!! I hope you have an amazing fall day, full of blessings!!!
Check back in tomorrow for ALOT of Dreamweaver Stencil fun.....**HINT**, there is a NEW challenge starting!!!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Tuesday and It's Another Sketch....

If you are here to read the Skipping Stones Design Tuesday sketch challenge, it is right after this post....please keep reading!

I am be bopping along here with the sketches challenges that I want to get done this week....
This next sketch is from Get Sketchy.....every week they have fun, challenging sketches!! Please play along.....
Here is my interpretation....

Supplies used:

Card Stock: Soft Suede and Glossy paper (Stampin' Up)
Background Paper: Made by me...Alcohol Inks (TH for Ranger)
Patterned Paper: Wanted (Cosmo Cricket)
Stamps: Light (Our Daily Bread Design)
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Button (Ideaology Tim Holtz); Stitching (ME!!!!)

Thanks for stopping by again today!!
Please join me on Thursday for a fun Dreamweaver Stencil challenge. The winner will be getting 5 free stencils!!!
See you then!!
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Happy Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday...

Good morning sketch is your day!! Grab your Skipping Stones Design stamps and get to makin!!!!

Today we are featuring another sketch from the wildly talented Karen Giron, you have probably played along with her Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, yep, she's the one!!!

Last week Skipping Stones Design released a GREAT new set that is perfect for man cards, Grunge. It came to me just in the nick of time for a special someone in my life's birthday (I don't think he has ever been to my blog, so I am safe sharing this. His birthday is Oct.29th).

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler (fav); Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Grunge (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Craft Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Hunting Embellies (Karen Foster), Detail Clear EP, Diamond Plate Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Spellbinders Standard Circles Dies, Hemp string (craft supply)

I hope you have a chance to play along this week!! Thanks for stopping by!
Come back on Thursday for a FUN, FUN Dreamweavers Stencils Challenge!!! All the details will be here on Thursday!!! There is a great Dreamweaver prize to be had!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Playdate Cafe and Our Daily Bread Design...Anything Goes!!!

Good morning!!! I hope your weekend is treating you well!!! Mine has been pretty quite with children busy away from home and Hubs on a short hunting trip. I was able to make a small dent in my Christmas cards yesterday and I whipped up this little beauty, which I actually got up out of bed last night at around 10:30 because I couldn't stop thinking about it. I am really pleased with how it turned out!!

This card was inspired by the wonderful color challenge of the Playdate Cafe....
How about these guys ??? I love this combination and it is soo different. Great choices this week Playdate Cafe!!!

Our Daily Bread Design is challenging us this week with an Anything Goes challenge. The only stipulation is that you are asked to use ODBD as your main image.

Without further ado....Here she is....

The border punch frame was a wee bit tricky, but last night I was up for the challenge. You know how you can only punch paper with those things is 1 3/4 increments? Well, after I punched out the 3 1/4 x 5 inch square for the Kraft border, I cut it apart and put it together myself, for an accurate layer. Here is a different angle.
Here are is a list of supplies that I used on my card:
Card Stock: Aqua Mist (PTI); Very Vanilla, Kraft, Marina Mist (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Scripture Series 4 (Our Daily Bread Design); Daisy Patch Designs (Heartfelt Creations)
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black; Chocolate Chip Craft (Stampin' Up); Copic Markers (B00, B45, YG25)
Extras: Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Pearls (Recollections); Mint Green Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Detail White EP (craft supply)

You still have plenty of time to play in both of these challenges!!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Saturday....

Good morning!!! I wanted to share a Christmas card that I made today! I am loving this Heartfelt Creations snowflake die and matching stamps!! You can see all the goodness HERE!!!

Below are all the supplies that I used:
Card Stock: Pearl Paper (Coredinations); Brushed Gold, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: En Francais (Stampin' Up), Elegant Snowflake Medallions (Heartfelt Creations), Whimsical Christmas (Just Rite Stamps)
Ink: Ultimate Metallic Gold (Encore), Versamark
Extras: Perfect Pearls (Ranger), Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Rhinestones (craft supply), border punch (MS), Bright Gold Shimmer Spray (Memory Mists)

Thanks for stopping by on this fine Saturday!! I hope you have a super day!!!
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Skipping Stones Design New Release BLOG HOP....

Good morning blogger...You are in for a real treat today.
If you are looking for Cardabilities Sketch Reveal, please scroll down to the next post or you can read this one and then that one!! Paper Therapy is a busy place today.
If you arrived from Skipping Stones Design , you are on the right track. You will want to start the hop there so you don't miss any of the Cancer Schmancer goodness!!! This set is amazing peeps!! If you order it today, Skipping Stones Design is donating $4 of the $14.49 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!!! I have taken all the cards you will see on my blog today and donated them to The Cancer Treatment Center of America. There are many locations around the United States, but I gave mine to the location in Goodyear, AZ.

Here are the supplies that I used on my card:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Cancer Schmancer (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up); Ciao Copic Markers (RV13, Blender 0)
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots (Provo Craft)
Embossing Dies: Heartfelt C
reations, Spellbinders
Ribbon: Pretty In Pink Taffeta (Stampin' Up)

Thanks for taking a peek today...Now head off to Tammie's, Always Inking blog and see what kind of Skipping Stones Design crafty stylings she
has for you today!!! If you get off track click HERE for the Whole Line UP!!!

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Cardabilities Sketch Reveal #13

Good morning friends!!!!
For those of you card making sketch is sketch reveal.
Isn't is a beauty....Karan has really out done herself this time. The first time I saw this sketch, i just sighed!! It is beautiful.....
and it came in absolutely perfect for a baby card for my friends brand new baby...

I love the soft feel of this card. It just has a gentle feel about it, just like a brand new baby.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up); Pink Shimmer (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Gem Flourish (Recollections); Flowers (Prima); Dies (Spellbinders); Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)

Thank you so much for taking a look today. Please take the time to whip up a card using the Cardabilities Sketch !!

Have a super day!!
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Papercraft Star Gift Certificate Giveaway!!!

Hey everyone....who wants to win $25 to spend at Papertray Ink or My Favorite Things? I didn't think anyone would complain!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stamp Sale w/ FREE SHIPPING!!!!

Hey everyone, I am having a stamp sale...with FREE SHIPPING (in the US)!!

Read the entire ad, there is a link to photo's at the end!!

I accept PayPal as payment!! Leave a comment and tell me what you need from my list!!!

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Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #18

Good morning!! I hope this post finds you all well.

Today I am featuring a card that I made for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #18.

Last week, Claire....the head mouse at Waltzingmouse Stamps released some new sets of stamps, and holy smokes and I stalking my postman to get those. I really am not expecting them this week since they ship from Ireland, but I really can't wait!! Check out the new stamps HERE!!!

To make up the absence of my new stamps....I played along with the sketch and had a great time with these little trees. They were super easy (I'm sure it shows, hehe). I used some cardstock and Websters pages ribbon and....viola....Christmas Trees!!

Here are the supplies that I used on my card:

Card Stock: Red Riding Hood, Garden Green, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Fancy Phrases, Very Vintage Nestie Labels 10 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Red Riding Hood (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Lullaby Lace Trim (Websters Pages)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Please come back tomorrow for an AWESOME stamp release from Skipping Stones Design & October's first Cardabilites Sketch Reveal!!!!

I hope you have a day full of blessings!!!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just Rite Stampers and Mojo Monday Sketch!!

Good afternoon!!! Wanted to check in and drop off this card I made for a few challenges.

A great sketch from Mojo Monday, great color inspiration from Color Throwdown and a Give Thanks project challenge from Just Rite Stampers.

This is the second card I made today for the Color Throwdown & Just Rite stampers. It just didn't make me happy. I don't know what is going on today. I have made two cards, that I don't care for. Yikes!!!! Its starting to look like I need a card Hiatus and start the sewing projects have have been piling up.

Here are the supplies that I used on my card:

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Pure Poppy, So Saffron and Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Baroque Nested Frames (Just Rite Stampers)
Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger); Craft Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Embossing Dies: Spellbinders
Border Punch: Gate (MS)
Extras: Ribbon (Stampin' Up) stitching (ME!)

I hope you all are planning on hopping along with me and the other DT members from Skipping Stones Design on Friday. See you then.
God Bless!!
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Daily Bread Design Shining Light Challenge

Hello bloggers......I am feverishly working away on my Christmas cards!!!

Today when I checked my Google reader....I was so antsy in the pantsy when I saw Angella's AWESOME Technique's, Tutorials and Tips.... Side Step Card (check out the link to the tutorial)!!
I was so taken back by the DT's example's, I immediately grabbed by old Christmas card stand by....Handsome Hunter...the Stampin' Up green Christmas Card wonder....I don't know what I am going to do when I run out. I think I have stocked up enough to last a few more years!!!

I teamed up my new Side Step Card with this weeks Our Daily Bread Design Shining Light Challenge, using leaved on my card. I think I may have taken the context of this challenge out on a limb, but I just got this gorgeous set of stamps and it has been burning a hole in my desk. card is opposite the tutorial. This is what happens when you don't flip the cardstock over when she tell you too....Bahahahahah~

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Handsome Hunter, Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up), Detail White (PTI)
Stamps: Blessed Christmas & Luke 2:11 (our Daily Bread Design)
Ink: Handsome Hunter (Stampin' Up); Copic Markers
Extras: Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Rhinestones: I-Rock Gem setting tool (Imaginince);
Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Ribbon ) Stampin' Up

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I so appreciate your comments and your visits!!! I hope you all have a blessed day!!!
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cancer Schmancer & Get Sketchy

See...I told you I can't get enough....

I made this card using my new favorite stamp set Cancer Schmancer from Skipping Stones Design. At the bottom of this post you will see you have can make a difference, just by buying this set today!!!

I used this wonderful sketch from Get Sketchy.

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Cancer Schmancer (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Die Cut Ovals (Spellbinders); Border Punch (MS); Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Here is how you can get your Cancer Schmancer set...and give back a bit.

I received my DT package in the mail on Thursday and I just can't use anything but this set. Even though the official release of this set is October 15th, you can order is NOW!!! You can get all the details of the preorder HERE!!!! If you order now through the 15th of October, $4 will be donated to the Susan Komen Foundation!! Read here about the donation that Skipping Stone Design made last week to the Komen Foundation.
Don't forget to stop by on Tuesday for this weeks Skipping Stone Design sketch challenge and see what the rest of the DT has been doing with the wonderful set!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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