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Hope you’re all having a great extra day this year! :)

celine-house-smIsn’t this the cutest little thank you card. Celine sent this in. I love the curling words following behind little Crumbs in his paper airplane.

Here’s what Celine wrote
“Crumbs the mouse was the inspiration for this card. I knew I wanted to depict him zipping away with a greeting of some sort trailing behind him. My first inclination was to position him buzzing through the treetops, but changed my mind when I put him next to Callie the dog. After settling on those two images, the rest fell into place easily.

I used a speckled cardstock (Paper Cut’s “Milkweed”) for the base. I used Photoshop to draw the steps, door, and siding for the house, and Inkscape to create the spiral “Thank You!” sentiment. These were printed directly onto the cardstock.

I used Prismacolors to color the house, door, and steps and then stamped Crumbs and Callie onto bright white cardstock, colored and cut them out. I stamped “Kitties in the Window” directly onto the cardstock, and colored them with Prisma Colors. I stamped the kitties again onto brown cardstock and cut out just the window frame. I glued everything down, and highlighted the sentiment with yellow to make it stand out a bit more. I drew the grass in by hand, then added shadows and more color with Prismacolors.”

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heike-cloud9-smHeike created another fun card. She thought that Baxter the dog looked like he could jump from cloud to cloud to cloud. I love her color choice – the peachy sky and background. The added touch of the fluffy felt clouds really do make it seem like he’s bouncing along in the sky.

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cathrine-boxes-sm Cathrine is at it again, this time she’s created these cute little boxes.

She started with 3 inch clear boxes and embellished them not only on the outside but also inside as well – with CANDY!

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I just love the bright, cheery colors and the way she colored the dog just makes him pop off the box. These would be such a wonderful treat to receive!

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The month of February is all about Valentines and here’s a darn cute project from Kelly. She covered an Altoid-like tin. The little stamp she used is actually a Christmas stamp, but she covered up the “to Santa” and wrote “My True Love”. She added the cute little hearts and embossed polka-dot background.

And if that wasn’t enough, when you open the tin up there are coupons inside.
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Too cute! Makes me want to go out and buy some Altoids just so I can have the tin!

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Well I apologize for the absence of new postings. It’s not because the design team hasn’t been hard at work but because the person that writes the posts, me, has had the flu! I feel like I’m back to the land of the living and can finally catch up on all the wonderful things they’ve been creating.

So without further delay, here’s a yummy card from Barb.
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Barb started with a sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping. And said that one of her great nieces decided she wanted to learn how to bake and decorate cupcakes this year so she’s sending this card to her. I love the embossed background dots – but then again, I LOVE polka-dots of all sorts. I also love the unconventional colors she chose for the cupcakes. To top it all off she add a little bit of bling.
Any way you look at it these are yummy yummy yummy!

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celine-groundhog-smCeline created a fun holiday card – no, not Christmas but Groundhogs Day! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Will he?! I guess we all just have to wait and see.

To make the card she stamped Granny Gertz onto the mustard colored cardstock so as not to lose her flying hair pins. Then stamped her again on white cardstock, colored with watercolors, cut her out and attached the image to the card with glue dots.

Celine created the “Happy Groundhog Day” badge in Inkscape and drew the little groundhog¬† in the center with his shadow. It was then cut out and layered it on top of a piece of red cardstock.¬† Scrapbooking paper with a floral motif was layered on top of a solid brown stripe, cut and glued down.

Granny’s comment was printed, cut out and added to the card along with the badge.

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