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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Season's Change

With the change of the season comes a change to SSC as well.
This is the last week with the "old team" and a few ladies will be leaving us (*sniff sniff!*)  They will be missed but will remain a blog-hop away!

Next week is the debut of our NEW design team ladies and let me tell you... their artwork is STAMP-A-LICIOUS!  
The fun never ends!!!
Check out the NEW gals:


Create a card or project using as many colors as you can BUT...only colors of Fall!

SPONSOR: Magnolialicious


So I was going for clean and simple with LOTS of color.   The card is actually very cute but I couldn't get a good photo since I took it at night (the dark brown just blended in with the background).  
NoW gawk at my lovely card then go look at the amazing creations by the  STAMPTACULAR design team! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sketch Challenge

PRIZE: $15 Gift Certificate

Maurie J. Manning ROCKS!  Not only does she have a bevy of super-cute and funny images, but she offered the "team" each a FREE digi-image!!   I chose "Louis and Bronte" and I LOVE it!
My card is a bit simple but this image needs no extra flourishes.  Don't you think???   I colored the image with my STAMPIN' UP!  markers (I think I'm getting pretty good with them!)  and colored pencil on Louis' skin.  :)
I didn't do the inside yet...boo!  but I have some cute ideas.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Create a card or project that uses some sort of distressing technique! Sand it, scratch it, wrinkle it, ink it, etc...the choice is yours!

SPONSOR: My Favorite Things
$25 Gift Certificate


SPONSOR: Meljen's Designs
Winner's Choice of FOUR Digis

WOW!!  That's a cart-load of fabulous prizes!!  Make sure you go check out the rest of the shabby and distressed batch (NOT the design team ladies, THEIR projects) at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ! 

The image I used was generously gifted to me by My Favorite Things.  I had fun coloring her with my Stampin' Up! markers and colored pencils.  

I made this card for my step-daughter.   She's 13 and she is a terrific person!  I wish I could tell you all about what she's been going through and how courageous she's been.   But the gist is she just wants a NORMAL, happy life and to be HERSELF and stand up for what she believes in without being abused for it!  

My brave, beautiful girl.

UPDATE (9/8/2010)  My step-daughter loved the card :)  
She said it made her cry.....in a good way.

Here is a nice picture showing off the shimmer in the wings:

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