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January 26, 2011


Hello bloggers!  So we were lucky tonight and the big snowstorm of the northeast that is happening missed Pittsburgh for the most part!  That means no snow days this week... yay!  =D

Today I have a really cute little card for you that was inspired by several challenges!  I recently got new stamps from DeNami, and I've been DYING to ink up this one:
I dry embossed the background, stamped this awesome DeNami stamp, colored it in, and then created my embellishment by distressing the edges, blue and orange twine, and a stamped circle.  I added some metallic blue dots to finish it off!  Here's a close-up of the details:
This card was inspired by the following two challenges:
1. OTWC #42
2. DeNami Design Sketch Challenge #6
Lately, I've really been enjoying the chance to make so many types of cards!  At the end of the year, it always feels like all I do is make Christmas cards!  This January has been a fresh and wonderful experience for my crafting mojo!  How have all of you been feeling lately?  Hopefully super creative!  =)  
Have you signed up for a chance to win my blog candy yet?  Make sure you do so in the next few days!  I have a super crafty weekend coming up, so be ready for lots of posts next week! 


* Neenah and Bazzil Cardstock
Stamps and Ink: 
* Happy Birthday Cake - DeNami Design
* Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
* Orange Pigment Ink
* Small Bubble Stamp - Lawn Fawn's Critters of the Sea
* Aqua/White and Orange/White Baker's Twine
* Blue Metallic Dots
* Copic Markers 
*Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder


  1. Wow!! This is really fabuous! Love the challenge combination1 You have some really yummy features here like 2 twines zigzagged! LOVE IT!! Great take on our sketch and so glad you got inky with your new yummies at the DeNami challenge :)

  2. I've been really creative with multiple cards per day this January, too!! It feels so good. Love what you've done with the OTWC colors, and that twine accent is genius. We got the snow that missed you in Pittsburgh--I won't get out to measure it until later when it stops, but it's a lot. Can you say "snow day?" That's the third one this month for my kids. We'll be going to school in July at this rate . . .

  3. Kristy, this card is awesome! It makes me so happy to see you've already pulled out your new DeNami goodies. :) Great job on BOTH of the challenges- you rocked them!

  4. This is SO FANTASTIC, Kristy! LOVE that image and the strip you created with the criss-crossed twine and circles!!!! Glad to hear you escaped the snowstorm this time around!! Thanks for joining us for the DeNami Sketch Challenge!

  5. Very cute and creative! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

  6. Wow, that is a really neat embossing folder you've used. Love how you wrapped that twine around the paper. Thanks for playing along again at OTWC.

  7. How completely cute!!! Love the twine and fun colors :) Great job! Thanks so much for playing along in the DeNami sketch challenge!

  8. This is such a fun card! I love the twine details! Thanks for playing along with the sketch!

  9. Love the combined challenges. Those metallic dots, twine, and embossing are perfect with the Happy Birthday sentiment.