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2013 - The year of ....

GRADUATIONS

Today, I've got a post over on the 3GirlJAM blog.  It's featuring the card above, which is one of several graduation cards I created over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  As I mentioned over there, we attended several parties celebrating high school and college graduations for several members on my husband's side of the family...and we're not done YET...we have another party next month!  
One excellent benefit was that over the weekend with all the graduation fun, I didn't have to cook at all until Memorial Day!  It was great.
For the card, I used the following stamp sets and accessories:
- As I mentioned over on 3GirlJAM, Anyway, the ribbon I used is Coral Crush from the Caribbean Splash bundle (awesome festive name!~).  It goes very nicely with two colors that are introduced in the upcoming catalog (see below)
- The wavy blue designer paper, I received from Paula's Kit club (several years ago) when she sent out a birthday kit (the other side has…

Blooming Thanks

3GirlJAM's new challenge starts today!  This challenge is simple...Anything Goes with Ribbon.  You can't go wrong with this one, unless, of course, you omit RIBBON.

Here's what I put together for the challenge....using crinkle ribbon from the ROYAL BUNDLE.  Two types of cards I can never be without...Thank You and Birthday cards.

If you want to enter the challenge, you have plenty of time to muster all your creative energy, funneling all that good chi to win.

Enter here or on the 3GJ Challenge Blog:




Silly Birthday Card

Good Morning!

Today I am showing you a bright and silly birthday card that I created for my 3GirlJam post (go visit me over there and leave me some lovin'!)

Anyway, I wanted to create a cheerful and bright card and I loved this sentiment from the Stampin Up! set, Bombs Away.  I'm not sure how I feel about the new polymer stamps from SU, but I certainly did love this set.  This would be a good card for one of my friends at work that just HATES to tell anyone her age.  

The doily, punch used to make the delicate butterfly, and cute little pearls are also from SU.  I made the flower with 3GirlJam Ice Blue Crinkle Ribbon, from the Hot & Cold Bundle.  Of course, this time of year, I'm choosing the "Hot", because I'm ready for more summer fun!  The center of the flower is a button fromPinque Peacockfrom their new May release.  Isn't it just delicate and wonderful?

While I was in Spain, I found myself inspired by all the bright and cheerful colors that dotte…

Vino for All!

Good Monday everyone!
I'm reporting to you directly from...
Across the Atlantic.
No, really.  I'm on vacation in Barcelona...coming back tomorrow, but thought I would share a Wine Journal, inspired directly from all the rich culture of Spain.
And of course, I couldn't resist adding a beautiful Pinque Peacock pin and 3GirlJam ribbon rose to adorn my cover.
Okay, well, that's it for me.  I'm on my way to the shore to laze around with my daughter one last day before heading back to the daily grind (so I can afford to do this again SOON)
In the meantime, everyone have a 
Fabulous and Art-Filled Day!


Dead Black Tulips - Part Two and Final

Thought you guys might like to see the final version of my painting, Dead Black Tulips.
But I did add a bit more color.  But they are still dead.
That's it.  I'm running late and am starting to feel a bit anxious.
See you next week!
For those of you that participated in the Mixed Media Hop this weekend, I've posted the winner of the blog candy over on my Facebook page, Bloomingpink Studios!
Go See if you're a winner!

Two Much Fun! Mixed Up Media Hop

Today I have two projects to share!
First up is a card I made for 3GirlJam, highlighting some more ribbon from their new release:

It's features "purple passion" from the Royal Bundle.
I think this would be a good card for Mother's Day, don't you?  Or possibly a feminine birthday.
3GirlJam is having a wonderful 20% off sale this weekend, through Sunday, May 5....so you might want to stock up on an assortment of colorful ribbon.
And my next project is for the Mixed up Media Hop.   
There are several wonderful mixed media artists participating in this hop, so be sure to back up and start at the beginning over on Maria's blog: 
BEGIN HERE
Oh, you're back!  That didn't take long, eh? (I forgot to tell you I was second in the hop)
Anyway, silliness aside, here's my project.

I'm not quite done with it...I see a few things I'd like to clean up, but for now here for you I present my  
"Dead Black Tulips" 
Whatever I do to it, I'll be s…

Come Sail Away with Me

Ahoy mates!  Today I'm participating in a special release and blog hop for 3GirlJam's May Release!
So, if you need to start at the beginning, head over to the 3GirlJam blog to begin (click on the button below)



My card is featuring one of the new crinkle ribbons from the "Navy Bundle", which includes a wonderful deep blue and a "Dress whites" (So fun the name, yes?)
I won't keep you too long, but you'll want to make sure and participate in the hop this weekend.

The prize for participating in the hop is 1 bundle of each of the new sets of ribbon!  Pretty cool, eh?

And check out the specials available for a limited time (through Sunday, May 5)...especially if you're in the market for some of the wonderful crinkle ribbon, it's ALL on sale for 20% off!

Now off you go to the next great work of inspiration:
CARRI
(be sure to leave her some luv!)