for catherine…

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I will continue taking applications for the Creative Inspirations Design Team through Sunday so go check it out if you haven’t already!

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i have a special sort of challenge card today.  many of you who have been reading my blog for a long time know my bestest crafting buddy EVER catherine AKA sillyskittles.  She has been on a LONG break from the papercrafting scene and has decided to try and get back into it a little bit.  BUT she was having trouble getting her mojo flowing so i gave her a challenge and we both made cards for it!  it has several parts to it:

1. THIS sketch (one of my own)

2. One panel must use the antique shimmers technique

3. There must be at least one cricut cut on it.

so we both made our cards and are sharing them today!

here is mine:

my larger background panel uses the antique shimmers technique from the technique junkies newsletter – for this one i used spun sugar and dried marigold distress inks, sprayed with pearl perfect pearls and peeled paint homemade shimmer mists.  i inked the edges with peeled paint & then vintage photo and then added a bit of dried marigold distress stickles to a couple of the corners.  i also used the spun sugar & dried marigold on the stamped image and then edged it and the rest of the panels with vintage photo and did a  little edge distressing.

the border is a border punch used in a fun way called paper lace – i saw this >>HERE<< thanks to scootingranny on the cricut board.  the *pearls* are actually dimensional pearl paint.

the little tag is cut using the Tags Bags Boxes & More cartridge on my cricut machine.

Cat really rose to the challenge and now you can hop on over to Cat’s blog and see her super adorable card too!  i am going to put her link here for you BUT i don’t know when her card will be up today so i do hope you get to check it out and leave her some love – SHE NEEDS TO GET BACK TO IT!!!

>>Silly Skittles<<

now i am off to see if i can dig out my sidewalk since it’s a warm & sunny day here (40s) and we have another snow event coming monday supposedly – oh yay…….

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4 Responses

  1. LOL…is better late than never okay??? Post is up!!!! I’ll get better as I go on, hopefully!!! *HUGS* If it helps, I did get some play time in today, hence some of my MIA-ness!!! I heart you!!!

  2. P.S. I just noticed I forgot the Cricut part of the challenge…boooo!!! *LOL* Will do better on the next challenge! PROMISE! *LOL*

  3. Very pretty GF, just my style! hugz

  4. Thanks Marti! It was great to check out Catherine’s blog and find her at the other end!!
    hugs, Connie

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