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~ Here We Go Again!~

Good Morning, Ya’ll 🙂

Well it is the 20th again and the DD/DDA are throwing down a new challenge for the month of January.


Here is the lowdown:

Challenge Focus: A Valentine’s Day/Love-y Dove-y card!!

Required Element: Texture!! Anything you can *feel* (ie: Fun Flock, Crystal Effects, Embossing/Debossing, velvet ribbon…and I am sure there are a million more things that I cannot think about!!)

Restricted Element: No RED!! Pink is ok…but no red…let’s see what other colors we can use for Valentine’s Day!

I was tempted to go with some lavendar, but it wasn’t workin’ for me.    I dug around in my stash and found this gorgeous piece of dp by My Mind’s Eye that I have been hoarding.   It is cardstock weight and embossed, so I decided to make a little giftie box with it.    The box has an acetate lid and a belly band.

Then I remembered Jodi’s challenge specifically said “card”, so I whipped up a little 3 x 3″ card to go with the box.   I used apiece of scrap from the box for the card front …. punched a heart (MS embossed heart punch) and printed up a sentiment to go underneath.   Do you know, I have like two valentine sentiment stamps?!    I am loving my new printer/scanner for that reason… whenever I need a sentiment…. just type it up and print!

Here are the deet on the box and card:

Stamps:  Uhhhhhh……. none!

Colors:  Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Kraft, My Mind’s Eye Embossed DP, Acetate, Gold

Ink: None!

Accessories: gold 1/2 pearls, pink velvet ribbon (texture!); MS embossing heart punch, scoring blade, sticky tape,  printer (for sentiment); dimensionals.


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This morning’s color challenge is to use Bravo Burgandy, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss.   Wonderfully lush colors, I think!   I have not pulled out Bravo Burgandy in so long that it took me a bit to even find it!     I even combined this week’s MFT sketch challenge (MFTSC64)  with it :)….   I love making cards where all the decisions are already made for you.. hehehe.

I received some new Shimmerz paints from Kim at My Favorite Things.    I used them today on the carrot (marigold) and the carrot top (celery).    I am finding it difficult to photograph the shimmerz, though… so it is very hard to tell, but they are really sparkly!


Stamps:  Pulling for You Flopsey by My Favorite Things

Colors:  Bravo Burgandy, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, GP White, Basic Grey Sultry dp

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics, white gel pen

Accessories: brads, white primas, 1/2″ circle punch, shimmerz (celery and marigold), dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a blessed day 🙂

~~ Holly ~~

3 Responses to “~ Here We Go Again!~”

  1. on 20 Jan 2009 at 12:58Marisa

    Great paper you used on the first card! Love all the sparkle and the matching box is wonderful too. Cute bunny card – love the out of the box part.

  2. on 20 Jan 2009 at 23:15Deb

    Wow! Wonderful projects, Holly! Love that glitzy paper and the acetate peek-through lid. Those look so yummy!

  3. on 21 Jan 2009 at 11:51Mimi

    Loved what you did for the Valentine challenge…very classy looking! I always think of red for that holiday, so it would have been quite the challenge for me. You did well! Thanks for the idea. I think pink and gold are awesome looking.

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