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January 6, 2011


Hi blogland!  =)  I really wanted to post my cards last night, but the internet just wasn't cooperating with me!  I had lots of crafty time yesterday, which was really good since my stress level was literally THROUGH THE ROOF!  But I'm trying to stay positive and hope for everything to work out... =) 

I did get some good news yesterday, my Father-in-Law and his long time girlfriend (we've all called her "stepmom" for years) decided that they are getting MARRIED this spring!  The hubs and I are so excited!  We absolutely love them and wish them the best!  I made them this card to celebrate:

I really love how this card turned out!  =)  This was was SUPER inspired by a bunch of challenges:
1. Off the Wall Craftiness 39
2. Repeat Impressions What If? Wednesday Sketch #D2910
3. Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings
4. Tuesday Throwdown 30 - Embossing Technique
5. City Crafter Challenge Blog 38 - Winter White
   Repeat Impressions Sketch D2910  
I also made a card that was EtsyInspired this week!  Their store inspiration for challenge 120 was Muffa, this great store with adorable little crocheted mini characters!  Here's my card and the inspiration that I chose:

I just can't get enough of that Stampendous Birthday Bee!  I also wanted to make it look like he was high in the sky, so I used some masking and distress ink to make the Happy Birthday sentiment look like it was inside of the sun!  =)  Can you tell I'm already getting tired of winter?  Haha.  Here's the inspiration photo, I just loved the colors and the little whimsical gnomes:
Muffa's - Acorn Cap Glass Bottle with a Freshly Caught Gnome
Well, thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a crafty weekend everyone!  I'll be celebrating Orthodox Christmas with family and friends, so I'll be back Sunday for the DeNami Design January Blog Hop! =) 

Congratulations Card:
* Neenah and Bazzil Cardstock
Stamps and Ink:
* Wedding Stamp Set -
* Memento Tuxedo Black
* Versamark Ink
* Whispers Silver Embossing Powder
* Silver Satin Ribbon
* Recollections Sticker Letters and Symbols
* Rhinestones

Happy Birthday Card:
* Neenah Cardstock
Stamps and Ink:
* Stampendous - Happy Bee Day to You Set 
* Paper Source - Sentiment Stamp
* Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
* Color Box Green Pigment Ink
* Ranger Distress Ink - Barn Door
* Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed
* Blue Rick Rack Ribbon
* Scalloped Circles
* Copic Markers
* Ranger Stickles - Crystal
* Chipboard Letter and Number


  1. These are both so pretty, Kristy! Can't wait to see what you created for the blog hop on Sunday- I know it'll be great. :)

  2. Kristy, these cards are fantastic! I love that you were able to combine so many challenges for the top one, and the second one is so colorful. It looks just like your Etsy inspiration!! :)

  3. Isn't silver embossing powder the bomb-diggity? It looks gorgeous on your card. Love your use of those brackets too. Thanks for joining us at OTWC again this week.

  4. That bumblebee is adorable. What a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Etsy Inspired.

  5. Love your congrats card and congrats to your FIL!

    Your bee card is adorable! Perfect for your inspiration piece!

    Thanks for playing EIC this week!

  6. Congrats are in order for sure! Nothing like crafty time to de-stress!!! Great way to work the OTWC color challenge with the sketch challenge you played along with. Thanks for joining in the fun at OTWC! Happy New Year and Good Luck!

  7. That's beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. Both of these cards are so much fun, Kristy! I especially love all of the shimmer and sparkle in the first card and that sweet little bee image in the second card!!!!

  9. Aw what a cute little bee, such a great choice for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

  10. Beautiful card ... congrats to your family too ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

  11. Such a cute card.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. What a great way to use that sketch - I love that wedding card! Thanks for playing with us at Repeat Impressions!

  13. Such fab cards! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!