Friday, January 12, 2007

Weekend of Cards, part 1 & GIVEAWAY!!

And so it begins. I've decided to go about creating cards through set, that way no new set is ignored accidently. Before I share my creations so far tonight, I suppose you are all on the edge of your seats about the giveaway... I've decided to part with my French Flair calendar, I will also be making a Big and Little Pieces one with a different font (now seen on the left!). Anyway, for the giveaway, please post a comment, and include a link to your absolute favorite creation of your own. If you don't have a gallery, that's fine too, then tell me your favorite technique. These will have absolutely no bearing on the winner, I just want to see your favorite creations and hear about your favorite techniques. So please, comment on THIS post if you would like to be in the drawing for the calendars. This contest will close on MONDAY EVENING (that's the15th)

Now, on with the show...the first set I used was Very Punny. I made 3 different cards with it.

Here's the first one I made. Since I was using the cow image, I went with my recent favorite colour combination inspired by the Loves Me paper. I also had fun adding the scalloped and punches border. This one was created with the slit punch, I used the 1/8 for the little punches within the scallops.



Next I made this crazy card. Again, I went with the colours that were inspired by the animal in use. I chose the ladybug, so black and red it was! Once again, I used the slit punch to make the scallops around the main image. However, I used the corner rounder for the outside scallops. The big differences between these 2 punches is the direction and size. The slit makes a more bubbled scallop and if you want to use the scallops as I have, you have to cut them out and hide them under something. The corner rounder makes a more shallow scallop and you can use it to go around you entire piece of paper, very convenient. I like the look of them both. My last card uses the frog. I went with greens and dots. Once again, I did the spotty embossing on gable green. I paired that with a tri-coloured Dotted. Once again, I used my corner rounder to make the scalloped circle.

37 comments:

  1. I just love your very punny cards! I espcially like the frog one - I used to collect frog items (until I just got way too many). I love the detail of the embossed circles that you did yourself. As for my own favorite creation, it would have to be a card that I made for a swap using the polished stone technique. It was my first attempt at polished stone, and after the swap I decided to send it in to SU! for a contest. I think you have to copy and past my link, and after you do that and get to my page, it's the one that I put under the title "I'm Famous" because it ended up on Stampers Showcase on the Stampin' Up! website. I hope you like it! http://bootstostamps.blogspot.com/2006/12/im-famous.html

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  2. Wow...these are fabulous cards. My favorite is the cow...but I'm partial to the bovine! :) They are all great examples of the Very Punny set and how very cute cards they make. You did a fabulous job!

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  3. Hello! Here's one of my favorites...http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=283170&cat=500&ppuser=81436 I hope you like it too.
    I love your blogging. Your creations are always so inspiring.

    Thank you.

    Smiles,
    NG.

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  4. Hi! Love your blog, i just found it recently via someone elses. I love the Very Punny set and like what you did with the cow with the Loves Me papers.
    I just received my set today and can't wait to create with it tomorrow and I feel very inspired by your creations. Keep up the great work!

    The following is a link to my favorite card...
    www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=438382&cat=500&ppuser=33801

    Jennie

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  5. You are awesome. I am glad I found your website. You seem to always have wonderful ideas. I don't have my own gallery, but my favorite thing at the moment is the staz on stamped on acetate/transparency. The cards you have created with that are AWESOME!. Keep stampin and sharin!
    Emily

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  6. Wonderful cards! I love the frog!
    My work can be seen at www.picturetrail.com/rhonda_phillips/
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rhonda

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  7. I love your site. I think i ran across it on the forums!! Thanks for sharing! i don't have a gallery but I love your faux air-brushing. as for your cards today my favorite isthe frog one i like the colors and the embossing
    Thanks for sharing!
    liz
    lizstampin@yahoo.com

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  8. I am a fairly new stamper and am just learning different techniques, so don't have a gallery and doubt with my lack of creativity that I ever will, but I sure do enjoy seeing your work. You make it look so simple and when I try, it doesn't look as good. Anyhow, my favorite technique is heat embossing. I love the look of the metallics. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
    Cheryl

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  9. Here is one of my cards that I quite like.

    http://adepts.blogspot.com/2007/01/celebrate.html

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  10. Hello,

    I love what you're showing with all your new goodies! I'm glad to know that bandaids served you well and didn't hinder productivity :)

    It seems that most of the cards I like most I give away without thinking to post (must get better about that). In any event, here's one that I really like, that I remembered to post! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=350734&cat=500&ppuser=36804

    Jacque (SCS: Petals)

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  11. Hmmm...this could be challenge (I am my worst critic)...lets try this one: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6150/521/1600/SC97.jpg

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  12. I just found your blog recently and must say that I drop by each day to see if you have any new creations! Thanks for sharing.

    My favorite creation of mine is a recent one. I finally tried a gel card and love them!! And I got to play with my new Cuttlebug too.

    http://tracyshappyplace.blogspot.com/2007/01/my-first-gel-card.html

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  13. Great blog, and awesome cards, so fun!!!!
    I guess my favorite technique to date is the scalloped edges made with the slit punch....what a great look!
    Have a super weekend!
    Liz K

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  14. I love your work! Thanks for sharing! I'm totally inspired to get ready for my upcoming workshop. Here is a link to one of my favorite cards:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=405274&cat=500&ppuser=8813
    I think I like it because it's more layered and finished looking that some of my other work. I usually do more simple card layouts.
    Thanks for looking!
    Michelle

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  15. LOVE your card samples!!!
    I just got this set this week and am hoping to play with it this weekend also.
    I LOVED making the following card as a THANK YOU to Shelli @ SU...here is the link:
    http://dpquiltsca.blogspot.com/2006/12/happy-new-year-and-gift.html

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  16. I love your blog, and check it every day! I don't upload most of my cards to my Gallery because most of them are CASE'd to one degree or another. But here's one of my favorites - I love the Faux Wood look and I have the dry brush wheel, so I could fully participate in this challenge which was back in November.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=410576&cat=500&ppuser=4690

    Susan

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  17. As you know Natasha I visit your blog everyday and love your creations. This is a link to my favorite thing I've made so far...scroll down on the bottom of the page & you will see Scrapbook Canvas's I made of my kids...I love them.

    http://blog.michellescrapbooking.com/christmas-presents/

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  18. Those are very cute cards you made. I love all of your work.

    My favorite thing right now is irridescent ice embossing. I think that shiny valentine's are very cute!

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  19. Natasha, I'm lovin these punny cards! Gotta get that set! :) Here's a link to my fave card...
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=288526&cat=500&ppuser=11473
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  20. Your cards are darling. I love the cow since we raise them. TFS My favorite creation is probably this one. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210758&cat=500&ppuser=5699

    I love your blog by the way!

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  21. I love the cards! They are so cute! I really like the frog one the best, I think!

    Here is a link to my favorite card that I've done (although I just finished another one that is right up there, but it's for a swap so I haven't put it in my gallery yet...http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=435741&cat=500&ppuser=68999

    Jenny (jfstamps on SCS)

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  22. Great blog. I am so glad that I found it. I love your cards. Since I don't have a gallery of my own as of yet, I would have to say my favorite technique of the moment would have to be Faux Silk. I don't know why but the last few cards I did all had that background. I guess it's time to move on now. LOL

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  23. All of your cards are great Natasha! I also love your calendar and would like to know if you have instructions to make it. My favorite technique is polished stone. I always go back to it as the effect you can get with glossy cardstock and reinkers is fabulous! Each card ends up being very unique. Enjoy your blog!

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  24. Love all the cards you made with the very punny set. I can't wait till I get mine. I would have to say that my favorite creation would have to be the lunch box card holder that I made. You can view it at http://www.stampin-valley-girl.blogspot.com

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  25. This is my first visit to your blog - awesome place to visit!
    My fav technique right now is fauz shaving cream!

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  26. Just found your blog - lots of fun!! Here's a link to my favorite creation - I hope it works for you !!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=431494&cat=500&ppuser=100681
    Actually, there are 2 - here's another one!!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=431530&cat=500&ppuser=100681
    Thanks for the contest!!
    Tami
    www.broken4him.typepad.com

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  27. I love your cards. Could you give a quick tutorial on using the slit and corner punch to make scallops? I don't really understand how you do it, but I love how your cards look with it.
    Thanks!!
    Lori

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  28. Ooh OOh! I Love ALL your creations! I check in on this site daily ever since finding you on SCS! I don't have a link to show you any of my own yet (still working on it) but I love your clear acetate cards... I have gone about trying to copy them! :) Thanks for all the inspiration and happy belated birthday!
    Lori-Anne

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  29. I love your most recent cards. I am not-so-patiently waiting for my SAB order! My favorite technique, if you call it that, is anything made with my new Big Shot. Those Cuttlebug embossing folders are fantastic!! Jennifer S.

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  30. I really enjoy reading your blog. You have such a great style! Here's the link to my favorite creation. http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2007/01/hello-favorites.html

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  31. So glad you're giving away one of your pocket tin calendars! They look soooo yummy and cute!
    Here's a recent favourite that comes to mind (hope the link works!):
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=402760&cat=500&ppuser=32505
    Thanks for asking, taking a look & offering such a cool prize!

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  32. I have two favorites. Hope that is okay. My first one is my Christmas card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=409090&cat=500&ppuser=817
    And here is my second one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=439849&cat=500&ppuser=817

    Love your cards and blog.

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  33. thanks for the kicker inspiration. I just ordered very punny tonight and now I can't wait to get it!! I must admit that I really don't have a favourite technique. I think that trying all the different techniques is my favourite part. I love the research and the trial and error. Thanks for tons of inspiration and I will keep posting on to see what you have come up with.

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  34. It's always interesting to check your blog. Love your humor!
    A favorite technique of mine is Washi Paper Piecing. Unfortunately my card is not posted anywhere but I can send you a scan if you wish.

    Cheers,
    Heather

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  35. Wonderful cards and calendar! Punny is #1 on my wishlist for sellabration. I don't have a gallery, so I will say that my favorite technique (right now) is coloring with watercolor crayons. Thanks!

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  36. Love your work! Here's a VSN challenge card of mine that uses Kissing that I LOVE... http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=274280&cpage=2#poststart

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