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Sunday, June 17, 2012

I Thought of You Today

Hello Crafty Friends,

So glad you stopped by!
 I have been working on my summer crafting goals and thinking about how to celebrate my 2nd blogoversary, which is next week. I know there will be goodies, but I am still deciding how many and what type. More information will be posted within the next couple of days, so be sure to check back often. 

Carri (Abusybee) and I are having fun challenging each other again. While the hubbies have been relaxing we decided to find some challenges (listed below) that we could work on together. 

Here is my project...
First, we chose a sketch for the layout of our card. Then we found a couple color challenges...one required purple and then we found another that required two colors.   
 We added embossing (dry and heat), ribbon, and a punch. Lastly, we included a banner for our sentiment. I learned that I need to use heat embossing more often. It always looks so nice, but you have to apply the right amount of pressure to the stamp...not too hard or it smudges and not too light or some of the letters are missing. 
Materials:
purple and white cardstock
kraft paper
purple striped paper
Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge
Quic Kutz embossing folder
purple crinkle ribbon by 3Girl JAM
purple flower brad
floral edge punch by Martha Stewart 
Thinking of You stamp by Cardz TV
lilac embossing powder by Stampendous
brown ink  


Challenges:
DL Art:  2 colors, ribbon,and embossing
Cute Card Thursday: Use a Punch
Crop Stop: Banners
Hiding in my Craft Room: Heat embossing
2 Sisters: Stripes and/or Plaid
Little Scrap Pieces: Use Purple
Card Patterns: Sketch


Here is another card...
I used the same sketch and the color purple.

Materials:
My Mind's Eye paper ~ Graceful paper stack
Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge
purple crinkle ribbon by Karen at Little Scrap Pieces
silver brad
lilac pearls

Looking forward to the next time we can challenge each other. I always have so much fun!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

30 comments:

  1. This was fun G! Did you make both at the same time? Girl you are good! Can't wait for the next round!!

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  2. These are great!!! Love how different both takes are on the same sketch!! Headed over to see Carri's! :)

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  3. Very pretty...I love the second one. The patterns on the flower are fab!
    Lee-Ann :)

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love your flowers too. Thanks for joining our CropStop Banner Challenge.

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE the cards!! I Love the squishy look ribbon AND the flowers....SO pretty! The colors are too.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  6. i just came from Carrie's, sounds like you too have lots of fun. Beautiful cards.

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love the pretty colors and prints and the ribbon is gorgeous...love these!

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  8. Your cards are amazing and I look forward to seeing what else you create. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and the inspiring comment.

    callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com

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  9. Great cards---they both look so different---the embossing on that top one really pops!! And I like how you did the ribbon!!

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  10. OMG...these are so BEAUTIFUL! I love the design and colors!

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  11. Wow, these are both just beautiful!! I love the purples and the design is awesome!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  12. These are both lovely Geogiana, those flowers are stunning.
    Thank you for leaving all your comments on my blog, really appreciated : ) I don't get around to half the blogs I follow, let alone to comment : (

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  13. You and Carri have been busy with your purple cards. Thanks for suggesting I enter into Little Scrap Pieces but I'd already entered the max number allowed. That's ok I'll just whip up another purple card : )

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  14. Wow this sounds like fun. You Girls Rocked it. I love both of your cards. And the light purple embossed sentiment is prefect. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

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  15. I love both of them! I love how you and Carri challenged each other. I did that once with my bff and it was so much fun! You both did a wonderful job:)
    Maribel

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  16. these are awesome!! great take on the sketch! Both you and Carri did an awesome job :)

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  17. Totally fun card! I love the banner with the sentiment. Banners are so big now. The papers in the second card are so neat.

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  18. These are both so gorgeous!! I love the color combo and the embossing is fabulous!! Love, love the pretty flower :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  19. OMG!!Love both cards!!!The purple is Gorgeous!!Perfect colors!

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  20. Beautiful card Georgiana. Love the embossing you did on one of the cards.

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  21. wow love them both! You idea to challenge yourselves with the challenges is awesome! Your flowers really came out so beautifully. karen

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  22. Your card is beautiful. Love how the embossing turned out. I say the same thing...I need to heat emboss and forget to...thanks for the reminder. Love the ribbon and colors.

    Have a great week!
    Dee B

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  23. Great job with sketch.love both cards.Great job with embossing and giving that flower lots of dimension.

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  24. Both Cards came out awesome! I love all your layering and the embossing on the flower is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  25. Wonderful color combos!! Love the flower! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!!

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  26. This is really beautiful. Thank you so much for joining in my challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. Hope you will be back on Sunday for a new challenge!

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  27. Fabulousc ards! The dry embossing adds a wonderful touch. Beautiful flowers. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns this week!

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  28. Love your purple cards!!! My favorite color!

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