Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Coffee Break Time

Good Wednesday morning to you!! I hope you have been checking out the other Divas blogs and their cards... we have some really talented people in our group. We would also love to have you play along in our weekly challenge. Check in at

Our challenge this week is a color challenge. The colors given are: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Going Grey, and Basic Black. I love to do color challenges, but I found these colors hard to put together... I wanted to add an Old Olive or a Pixie Pink or something. However, I got them done... yes I did two cards. The first one, I did embossing with SU's Iridecent Ice EP. When taking the picture... it's hard to tell just what you are looking at... so the card DOES look much better IRL than it does in the picture. I used Urban Oasis, since one of the patterened papers was a black pattern, so I did put something different in the card. I mentioned the embossing, I also used the scalloped punch, and the corner rounder. I used black brads from the Vintage collection of brads and the 1/4 inch black ribbon. The stamp set I used is Music Expressions #113718.

The second card is done with the Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey and the Urban Oasis. The Basic Grey, I used the Texturz plate in my Big Shot, and I also added the black ribbon to this card also. I used two stamp sets, Live Like You Mean It #111586 for the flowers and for the sentiment I used Bella's Bloom #111600.

I do hope you enjoy looking through our cards and I hope you also get some inspiration so you can do your own cards. I enjoy making cards SO MUCH, because when I give a card to someone, I'm kinda giving them a part of me, and plus I've taken the time to make the card for them, which makes it more special. So try it... are you are card maker????!?

I am currently offering a card making class twice a week for the local people. I would love to have you attend. We do have lots of fun, and plus it gives us an evening out with friends. You can make arrangements by sending me a email. ( I hope to hear from you!!

Enjoy your week!!



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  2. Beautiful cards! Really nice job!

  3. Very pretty cards Denise - good job with the challenge!

  4. beautiful! Gray is all the rage right now!

    Hope you are doing well!

    We miss you!

  5. Great job, love the rounded corners, really adds tons of interest to a sparkly card!

  6. Very pretty cards! I love both of them

  7. Very pretty Denise! They are both so unique. I love that you do your envelopes too!

  8. Great job on the cards, Denise. Doesn't it stink when the camera doesn't really capture how beautiful the cards are. I would love to see the first one in real life. Very pretty!!

  9. These are beautiful, I love them both but the first one is my choice :)