Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cardabilites Design Team Reveal #12

It is already the end of September....holy smokes...before we know it, it will be Christmas!!!

Today we are revealing another Cardabilities Sketch and the last for this talented design team.

Be sure to go to all of their wonderfully inspiring blogs and tell all of them what a great job they did!!!

Here is the goods.....

Isn't it wonderful?!?! It was so fun.....

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Cappella (Basic Grey)
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamps: Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Lattice Pendant, Classic Circles (Spellbinders), Border Punch (EK Success)
Extras: Taffeta Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Pearls (I-Rock Gem Setting Tool); Pearls (Recollections)
This card was fast to make and really turned out nice.
I hope you take the time to play along with the sketch!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a day full of blessings!!!
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just Rite Stampers Sketch Challenge...I love it!!!!

Have I told you lately how much I love Just Rite Stamps (who by the way is having a great sale right now). I love these stamps so much, my new focus is to find adorable frames and cute ways to display their ADORABLE images!!!

There is a wonderful weekly challenge at the Just Rite Inspiration blog. This week is a great sketch that you can view HERE!!!!

Here is my rendition of the sketch.....

You only have a few more hours to enter your card....please take the time, the first place prize is AWESOME!!!

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up); Sapphire Shimmer (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Groovy Snowman (Just Rite Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Dies: Blue Awning Die Cuts (K&Co.), Nellie Multi Frames
Extras: Lace (Garage Sale); Glitter (Stampin' Up); Stardust & Icicle Stickles (Ranger)

Thanks for stopping by today!! Don't forget starting Friday, Dreamweaver Stencils is having its first ever Blog Hop!! WITH the form of stencil of your choice, embossing paste and Metallic FX powder!! You don't want to miss this!!! The blog starts at Dreamweavers Stencils on Friday!!! Enjoy the eye candy!!!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sketch Tuesday w/ Skipping Stones Design

Good morning card lovers & makers!!!

Today we are celebrating another wonderful Tuesday with Skipping Stones Design and the wonderful sketchings of Ashley Cannon Newell....

The great set of stamps used for my card was Halloweenie...

Please take the time to play along with us. Check out all of the other wonderful "Stamp Tramps" can find all the links on the right hand side of my page.

Have a super day!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stampin' Sister's In Christ Fall Colors Challenge

Good afternoon!!! Just a quick post for you today.
This weeks challenge at Stampin Sisters In Christ was to use Autumn colors for your card. Please take the time to read the message at Stampin' Sisters In Christ. There is still a bit of time to get in on the fun there....Our Daily Bread is the sponsor this week....If that isn't dangling an apple.

To get my Mojo rolling I ran over to Mojo Monday Sketches, for some great inspiration!!

Here are the supplies I used on my card:
Card Stock: Scarlett Pearl, Ivory Pearl (Coredinations); Early Espresso, More Mustard (Stampin' Up); Rustic Cream (PTI); Copper Shimmer (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (Stampin' Up); Scripture Collection 3 (Our Daily Bread Design)
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Fancy Tags, Large & Small Circles (Spellbinders); Iron Gate Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Accessories: Leaves(K&Co.); stitches (me); Copper & Gold shimmer spray (Stewart Superior)

Thanks for taking a look today...

FYI...another huge Stampin' Up sale. See a list of all the sets and there is a link with pictures also...Click HERE Email me if you are interested in anything or PM me on SCS.

I hope you all have a super weekend!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blogs 4 Boobies....Last chance to get a great card for a GREAT CAUSE

Today is the last day of our Blogs 4 Boobies blog hop and your chance to bid on my card. I posted yesterday that if my card sells for more than $10 the winner of the auction can have their choice of any other Skipping Stones Design card that I have made. Right now the bidding is at $6. Please go to THIS POST and read the instruction and place your bid. 100% of the proceeds go to Susan Komen Foundation to research breast cancer.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have found my one true love......

And it is this EMBOSSING FOLDER......

Bottom right hand side.....Oh my....true beauty.

If you can't tell, I like it alot.

I am back this afternoon to share with you a card I made for the Just Rite Inspiration challenge.
The challenge was to use Dark Red (my new fav, see post from earlier), Black and Ivory. The twist was to make hand made embellishments. I'm sure you figured out that I made the flowers. They are super fun and there is a tutorial HERE on SCS. I also modified a great little embossing folder from Sizzix called Medallions, Frames & Damasks to fit my Baroque Nested Sentiment & Frame from Just Rite Stampers. This was the first time I got to use this!!

Here are the rest of the supplies I used for this card:
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler (<3),>
Stamps: Baroque Nested Frames & Sentiments (Just Rite Stampers)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up); Antique Linen (TH Distress Inks)
Embossing Folder: Heritage (Provo Craft); Medallions, Frames & Damask (Sizzix)
Rhinestones: craft supply, I-Rock Gem setting tool!

Thank you for stopping by today. You still have time to join me in the Just Rite Color with a twist challenge this week.

I hope you have a day full of blessings!!

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Shining Light at Our Daily Bread Design

This weeks challenge at Our Daily Bread Design is White & Bright. I am fearful that I may have used to much color. We were asked to use all white except the stamped image or sentiment. I took it a bit further and inked the stencil as well.

I can't seem to get enough of Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up. I have another project on the horizon using this color and then I am going to force myself to move on....

Here is a list of the supplies that I used on this card:
Card Stock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Scripture Collection 3 & Fleur Dis Lis Borders (Our Daily Bread Design)
Embossing Folder: Heritage (Provo Craft)
Dies: Classic Frames (Spellbinders)

Thank you for stopping by today!! Remember tomorrow the auctions end for the Blogs 4 Boobies fundraiser for the Komen Foundation. You can bid on my HERE (that you can see in this post)....A special surprise....If the bids get to $10 (current bid is $6, I will throw in another Skipping Stones Design card ....just for you being a great person!!!

I hope you all have a day filled with blessings!!!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stamping N Time with Our Daily Bread Design....

I am back to share a card from my ever growing list of challenges that I want to complete.

This card was made with Our Daily Bread Design Stamping In Time Challenge AND "loosely" based on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (click on link to see the sketch).

The challenge at Our Daily Bread Design was to use lace and ribbon (it didn't say anything about a ton of liquid pearls, but I couldn't help myself)!!!

A personal challenge of mine was to put these Copic Markers, that I got for a gift from my wonderful, generous Mom (thank you, I Love You) to use!!! The coloring isn't as good as the stuff I have seen in other blogs, but it was my first time!!!
Here are the supplies that I used on my card:
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Concord Grape, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up); Select White (PTI)
Stamps: Peace & Brocade Borders (ODBD); Posy Patch Flower Set (Heartfelt Creations)
Ink: Concord Grape (Stampin' Up); Copic Markers (BV06, V17, V06, YG67, YG25)
Dies: Corner Punch (EK Success), Posy Patch Dies (Spellbinders/Heartfelt Creations)
Extras: Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Lace (garage sale); Liquid Pearls (Lavendar, Platinum, Green)

Thanks for stopping by today....Please don't forget the Blogs 4 Boobies Auction to benefit the Komen Foundation. 100% of all proceeds from the auction will be donated. To find out more visit my blog post HERE and bid on my card ( The high bid on my card is $6). You can see a list of all the uber talented artists HERE.

Have a great day! See you tomorrow!!
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Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday & a NEW STAMP SET....

Good morning! Today at Skipping Stones Design, we are not only excited because we have Ashley Cannon Newell sketching for us....

We are releasing a new stamp set....Wise Men...

Here is my rendition of Ashley's sketch....

Here are the supplies that I used on my card:
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Wise Men (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Extras: I-Rock Gem Setting Tool

Just a quick reminder....Thursday is the last day for the Blogs 4 Boobies auction. You can view ALL the blogs HERE, and you can view the card that I have up for auction HERE.

I hope you have a super day!! Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A few challenges along the way....

This week the Play Date Cafe threw an interesting color combination at me......

It took me a bit to bring it all together, but I am pleased with the end result. Hurry over to the cafe....the deadline is Tuesday evening!!

The fabby, offset scalloped paper I used is from October Afternoon and when I saw it at the store a few days ago...I knew exactly where it was going.... the new Moxie Fab World Challenge. You have until October 4th to get in on the fun over there!! Why not give it a try!!

The whole inspiration for my little beauty was this great sketch from GET SKETCHY. I have been playing along with these guys for a few weeks now and I am really starting to love their sketches!! Fun, fun, fun...
Now, here are the goods.....

OMGoodness, I am loving that background paper!!!!

Here is a list of the rest of the supplies that I used:
Card Stock: Red Riding Hood, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Sprinklers (October Afternoon)
Stamps: Just A Note (Just Rite Stampers)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Fancy Tags, Labels 9 (Spellbinders)
Extras: Puff Paint (craft supply); lace & twine (craft supply)

Thanks for taking a look today! I hope you have a super day!

If you love sketches as much as I do, check in tomorrow for Sketch Tuesday from Skipping Stones Designs. There will be a new stamp set introduced and a new sketch!!

See you then!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Viva La Verve & a card for my wonderful HUBS!!

For those of you that know my husband and I....can you tell which one is his Anniversary card?? HEHE....all the sentiments would fit the bill....
IT"S THIS ONE!!! Of course!! For all that know my beloved husband....he is a man of the outdoors!!! Lives for hunting season!! I'm so happy that as this post is on my blog, he is getting to do his favorite past time....HUNTING.
I know some gals really despise hunting and all the time that their husbands spend doing it, but for anyone that has a hobby they love, they can understand the excitement that the hunters must have. They only get a few weeks a year to do it. Can you imagine if we could only make cards or scrap 4 to 6 weeks a year. Oh my. I wouldn't be able to make it.
Happy Anniversary Baby!!! I'm glad it's YOUR time of year. YOU DESERVE IT!!!

My first two cards are for the Viva La Verve monthly challenge over at SCS...
Each week, Verve Diva Amber gives us a wonderfully fun sketch

Here are the supplies that I used for the first card:

Card Stock: More Mustard, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Indian Summer (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Dream Big, Love Story (Verve)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger); Craft Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Classic Frames (Spellbinders)
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Grosgrain (Stampin' Up)

Now for card number two...

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso (Stampin ' Up)
Stamps: Fabulous You (Verve)
Ink: Craft Tempting Turquoise & Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper (Sizzix for Stampin' Up)
Dies: Lotus Pendant (Spellbinders)
Border Punch: Arches (MS)
Ribbon: All Stampin' Up
Flowers: Mulberry Roses (craft supply)

and for Hubs card:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up); Brown shimmer (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Buck (Sutter Enterprises), Simply You (Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards)
Ink: Black Soot, Stormy Sky, Frayed Burlap and a few others (TH Distress Inks by Ranger)
Punch: One inch circle punch

That's all for today!! I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday. As this is posting, I will be in wonderful Spokane, Washington attending Woman of Faith!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Tips & Tricks Tutorial

Good morning! Today is my opportunity to share a tutorial using Timeless Texture's background stamps by Skipping Stones Design .
This tutorial is called Background Shimmer. The supplies that I have used are
black cardstock, Perfect Pearls, a soft bristle paintbrush, white pigment ink and a background stamp.

Ink your background stamp with white pigment ink and stamp the black card stock accordingly. The stamp I chose was a little narrow for my project, so I had to stamp the image three times.

Choose your colors of Perfect Pearls. You can use as many colors as you choose. I chose Forever Blue, Turquoise, Forever Green and Blush. With you soft bristle paintbrush, "paint" the Perfect Pearls over your stamped image on the white pigment. It will stick to the pigment ink to without heat setting and the Perfect Pearls gives a BEAUTIFUL iridescent shimmer to your paper. You can see it here...

Here is a good shot of the shimmer on the finished project.

Have fun with this!!! I hope to see lots of projects using this tutorial in the coming weeks!!!
Have a super day!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Throwdown at Sweet Sunday Sketches!

If you haven't already, please take the time to Blog bounce through all the wonderful designers and have a chance at a silent auction on all the cards you see along the "bounce". There are some wonderful designers and ALL THE PROCEEDS of the silent auction for to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer research.

Another card that I want to share with you today was made with COLOR THROWDOWN....

Here she is.....
I have placed a REALLY large order with Just Rite Stampers, that I am so excited to get. I have been stalking every form of delivery that there is to my house. With all that excitement, I got out the Just Rite stamps that I do have and got to work.

Here are the supplies that I used:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Cappella Collection (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Hope & Decorative Frame Borders (Just Rite Stamps)
Ink: Going Gray & Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Labels 3, Classic Square, Symbology (Spellbinders); Lace Border Punch (MS)

Thanks for stopping by today! Of you like my card, please leave a comment and let me know!!! I love reading your comments!!!

Hey...a hint on whats to come tomorrow....a great tutorial by me using a fun technique and Skipping Stones Designs stamps. Don't forget to join in the Blogs 4 Boobies Bounce!!! Starts HERE.

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Skipping Stones Design Blogs 4 Boobies Blog "Bounce" (hop)

Welcome to the 1st annual "Blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce(hop)! If you came here from Rae Ann Barthel's blog, you are on the right track. Now, let me explain this COOOL auction for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

This is a very special hop because every card/project that is show here in the "blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce is up for auction! We are teaming up with
Skipping Stones Design to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
There are 2 ways that you can help!
1. Go shopping! For every stamp set that you purchase during Sept 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about !
2. Bid! If you see a card or a project that you like bid on it in the comment section of the blog post. See how to place a bid for more detailed instructions. If you are the highest bidder September 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on.

How to place a bid"
Step #1
Find the comment section of the blog that shows the "Blogs 4 boobies" card or project that you want to buy. *Please note you may only bid on the card/project shown in the specific "blogs 4 boobies" post. *Any bids not placed on the correct post will be considered invalid.
Step #2
Once you are in the "blogs 4 boobies" comment section fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card/project.
Step #3
Next to your $ bid please type in your email address. During a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. typing your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid. Also it will help the blogger contact you if you are the highest bidder.
Step #4
Watch and wait.
Once you have entered your bid/comment sit back and wait. If someone out bids you then you may bid again. Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. Mountain time September 23rd

* Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will probably re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the 23rd of September. If/when the blogger re-post their project then the bidding will continue on the NEWEST post and that comment section.

What do I do once I place a bid"
Watch and Wait
The "Winner of the Auction" Will be the highest bid (that includes an email address)in the comment section of the MOST RECENT blogs 4 boobies post as of 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on September 23rd

Things to keep in mind:
Near the end of the bidding you may not see bids as they come in. Most blog have a comment feature where the blogger must approve comments before they are published. So bid high. You might have the highest bid that is published, but someone might have outbid you in an unpublished comment/bid.

The card that I am auctioning off is a renedition of a wonderful sketch

Skipping Stones Design and Ashley Cannon Newell have mustered up for you...

Ashley is a sketch designer for the month of September. Stop by every Tuesday to see her amazing sketches.

Here are the supplies I used on my card...
Card Stock: Teal Shimmer (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Bras #2, Timeless Textures (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: White Craft Ink (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Classic Rectangles (Spellbinders), Scallop Lace Border Punch (MS)
Extras: Hat Pins (CTMH); Crown(Melissa Frances); Perfect Pearls, Liquid Pearls (Pink, Mint Green, Baby Blue and Silver); Rhinestones & lace (stash)

Now head on over Sarah Martina Parker for some more amazing creations that you can bid on to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!!!!!
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sketchabilites First Ever Blog Hop....Get in here...there are PRIZES!!!!

It's SKETCHABILITIES first ever Blog Hop,

This blog hop is run a bit differently then others. There is an order for you to hop!

[1] Follow the hop by visiting Karan Gerbers blog first, find the word, and go to the next blog listed.

[2] For our followers to be considered for the final Sponsor Giveaway, you need to hop to Design Team Blogs that are participating in the blog hop in order …On those blogs, you will find a highlighted word in Orange. Find the highlighted word, make note of it and leave some feedback. All these highlighted words
combined form a catch phrase about Sketchabilities.

[3] You need to comment on each Designer Blog to be considered for the individual RAK the Design Team Members are offering............your last step..

[4] You will need to put that “catch” phrase together and bounce back to the Sketchabilities site to leave your final comment and the “catch” phrase.

You'll have 5 days to complete the hop dates are Sept 15th until 20th!
Winners of each DT Blog Rak and the Final Sponsor Giveaway prize will be posted Sept 22nd!

Here you will find links to all the Sketchabiliies designers participating in the bounce.

to stop by Char's, Vanilla Bean Creations for the next leg of the hop!!!


Cardabilites Design Team Reveal #11

Good morning Cardabilites Sketch lovers.......It is already the 15th of September and that means another sketch by the amazing Karan Lancaster. Here are the goods.....

and here is my sketch reveal.....
Do you like it? I love it. I think the colors are amazing and of course the Our Daily Bread Design Scripture Series One set.....LOVE!

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up), Jet Black (Stazon)
Stamps: Scripture Series One, Fleur De Lis Borders (ODBD)
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Extras: Ribbon(Stampin' Up); Blooms (Recollections), Flourish (CTMH), Pearls (I-Rock Gem Setting Tool)

I hope you enjoy visiting some of the other Design Teams blogs. They all have knock your socks off designs!!!

Have a super day!! Please visit again!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge.....Cracked Glass Technique!!!

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Just Us Girls Cracked Glass challenge. Fun tutorial on how to make Cracked Glass HERE.

The sketch inspiration came from Unscripted Sketches...

If you read the post, Just Rite Stampers has an amazing prize package for the winner of this challenge. You have until 9pm on Thursday to enter.

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

Card Stock: Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up), Brown Shimmer (Island Paperie)
Patterned Paper: Cappella (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Friendship (Just Rite Stampers), & Technique Tuesday
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers (Stampin' Up); Memento Tuxedo Ink
Lace & Pearl Trim: (craft supply)
Dies: Spellbinders

Please take the time to do the fun, fun challenge!!!

Have a super day!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Just Rite Stampers Christmas in September!!!

Just Rite Stamper's Friday Challenge this week is Christmas in September!!! Make a Christmas tag using Just Rite Stamps and you could win a COUPLE of great sets of Spellbinders dies!!!
There are FOUR chances to win and who doesn't NEED Christmas tags soon???

Here is mine...

The supplies that I used :

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up); Rustic Cream (PTI); Scarlett Pearl (Coredinations)
Stamps: Old Fashioned Christmas (JustRite Stampers)
Dies: Small & Large Circles (Spellbinders); Small Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: YG25, BG02, R29 (Copic)
Extras: White Flower Soft, Stickles, Liquid Pearls

Bird House...All Ideaology elements (Tim Holtz)

I will look for the cute tutorial for this birdhouse to post at a later date!
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A Play Date for Shining the Light....

I am so lucky....I was able to get FIVE challenges done this morning!!!!!
Three of those challenges are in this card!!! First of all, WONDERFUL colors inspired by Play Date Cafe....
Black and white with a splash of ....
Pink, Copper or Gold.

Thank you Play Date Cafe for choosing last weeks card for you Fab 4....I am proudly displaying my badge to the right of this post!!!

I used a sketch challenge that I have never used before called Get Sketchy....

Finally, a challenge I thoroughly enjoy every week, Our Daily Breads Shining the Light Challenge. This weeks challenge is to make your card **SPARKLE**.

Here are the supplies that I used on my card:
Card Stock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Black Pearl & Pearl (Coredinations)
Stamps: Serenity Prayer (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stencils: Dreamweavers
Extras: Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Copper Stickles (Ranger); Copper Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); Copper Shimmer Mist (Stewart Superior)

Thanks for stopping and taking a look today!!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!