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A big congrats to Amy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS497) on Splitcoast! She has a fun little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I liked the cute martini instead of cake, so I kept that & the layout, but I used different images, different papers & made mine a Halloween card instead of a birthday card. Forget the Candy 09694
To make my Halloween martini, I stamped the martini image & colored it w/ Copics. I had to put 3 different greetings together to make my greeting. I added the little bat onto the olive pick & a spider web & spider in the left corner. Forget the Candy xcu09700
I used some leftover bits & strips of paper for the bottom section & did the little semi circle cut out like Amy did. A little Wink of Stella was added to the spider & Candy word…since the word strip of paper is glitter coated, I thought hint more of sparkle would fit right in.

Here’s a look at the inside & below are the Copics I used. Forget the Candy inside 09699
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Forget Love, Under the Weather & Candy Cane greetings; Hero Arts spider, martini glass, Stampabilites spider web
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, dp (Recollections – Midnight Magic, Jillibean Soup – Witches Brew)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Circles dies,  Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangles dies, ODBD Bitty Borders dies, Wink of Stella

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Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Weekly-Favorite
Today, I’m combining a few challenges from Splitcoast…first my card is for the Free For All (F4A206), to have LOVE somewhere on your project.

For the big LOVE letters on top, I stamped the woven plaid in a couple of directions, using a couple of pink/red colors, then stamped the stacked love image on top and fussy cut the letters.
On the 4.25 x 5.50 card front, I stamped the heart background diagonally using the light pink ink. The  fun mailbox is a die cut and I used a metallic silver, a metallic flecked gray and shimmery red card stock to cut it and assembled them together. On the little letter, I stamped parts of a new greeting (Hug a Nurse, You’ll Heal Better…coming soon!) and I used a stamp positioner to add the L in place of the B in Better to create the word Letter. The white scallop and narrow red frames were left overs and I stacked them and arranged the LOVE on top and the mailbox thru the frames.
Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Stacked LoveWoven PlaidInterlocking Heart Background
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, love letter & angel pink, Colorbox rouge & warm red chalk inks
Paper: white, shimmer red, metallic silver, metallic flecked gray
Accessories:  Quickutz mailbox die, Spellbinders scallop rectangle & rectangles dies

For a couple of the following Altered Book pages, this first one is for the MIX53 challenge, Layers.

Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
These are all pages from an altered book I made a while back for my sister’s birthday. Since we were born and raised in Texas, I chose to start with the book “Texas” by James Michener. I used quite a bit of text from it, but also a ton of pictures from magazines, especially Texas Monthly, clip art and stamps from a whole bunch of companies. I started by removing some pages and gluing other pages together for stability, then used a variety of colors of acrylic paints to base coat the pages. Then I would use a variety of ink colors and stamped images to create the backgrounds. Then the collage work started with all of the images. This is just a few of the pages…the entire book is around 45-50 double pages with all manner of pockets, fold outs, telescoping images, tags and pull outs. Some tell the history of Texas, some are on individual cities and regions of Texas..some tell about personal family history &  experiences, recipes, music & some are just for fun.
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I love all the fun images on this page..the only thing that always bothered me is the misspelling of “y’all” on the left page. I cut this out for the size, went ahead and used it, but it still bothers me. I guess the typist just had her contractions confused, since as every Texan knows, y’all is “you all” and the apostrophe goes after the y. And just to be clear, “y’all” is singular, “all y’all” is plural, lol. 
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And this page is also for the Ways to Use It (WT464), Horses as well as the Mix53. Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
This is a group of pages (see the angle cuts on the right?) that have a bunch of recipes and pictures of Tex-Mex food and restaurants. 

Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com This is a couple of fun stories about Texas Rangers and since we have an ancestor who was a Ranger, it was fun to include it.

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Some Texas wildflowers, state bird and postage stamps. Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Another page with pretty pictures but I don’t know if you can still buy a little piece of Texas as this ad says. Julie Warner – http://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com


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And here we have some Texas music! Is there anything better? I’ve been to the Kerrville Folk Festival and it was always fabulous! And just interesting to me, but one of my cousins lived down the street from one of the ZZ Top members (I won’t say which, lol) and Buddy Holly was a cousin of my dad’s (so I guess he was cousin too) and they were born on the same day, same year. How cool! 
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And this is the cover. Like I mentioned, these are just a few pages, but I hope you enjoyed them!
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The Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni have been working really hard to put together 3 days of fantastic challenges. My friend and “roomie” on the Dirty Dozen, Jami (sgtstamper) asked me to make a sample for her challenge on Saturday, July 25.

These are a couple of views of my card, Blue Dragonfly. You’ll need to visit the DTGD09 challenge for details on the challenge, and you’ll need to be a Fan Club member to view it and join in. These great challenges are just one of the wonderful perks you receive for joining the Fan Club.

The dragonflies were stamped and colored w/ Twinkling H2o’s and cut out. I did a second one that I used to attach on top w/ foam tape for a little dimension. The layer they’re on was cut w/ a Spellbinders Labels 3 set. I left the die on top after cutting/embossing and sponged on some lt blue ink. The layer under it was a leftover piece from another project that I painted some H2O’s over the top.
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The first blue layer was bugged w/ the Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment was cut out and attached to another piece of the painted bg c/s which was cut w/ the smallest Nestie ovals, just a little off center.

Rhinestones were added to the branch, ribbon across the bottom and the dragonfly charm was attached w/ a rhinestone brad.
Hope to see you in the DTGD challenges! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
stamps: Stampabilities, Stampers Anonymous
paper: white, bashful blue, lt blue textured (DCWV mat stack)
inks: Ancient Page coal, cobalt, neptune, soft baby blue
accessories:rhinestones, dragonfly charm, rhinestone brad, twinkling h2o’s, nestie labels 3 & ovals sets, ribbon, dragonfly punch, foam tape, cb swiss dots folder
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