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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!

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

Welcome to the FireCracker Designs Gets Hot Blog Hop! Since July is the middle of summer, we decided to go with the heat. So we’re using heat embossing, ironing, whatever uses Heat!

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you have reached the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog where you started! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you need to leave a comment on EVERY blog to qualify! This hop will continue through Wednesday July 29.

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Wed, ……at 8:00 PM (EST).**

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For my White Garden, I decided to use heat embossing. With white embossing powder and cool colors on the background I’m hoping to help keep you cool in the heat of summer.

The background was brayered using Kpad Riviera.  I used green and purple blo pens to add the splatter.  To make sure it was really dry, I used the heat gun on it, then went over it w/ the static pad. The flower images (Silhouette Flowers,  Sitting Pretty) were stamped w/ white pigment ink and embossed w/ white powder.

After embossing, I used a Spellbinder’s Labels Three die and cut out a section of my piece. I embossed the greeting, added a die cut white mat and attached it  w/ foam tape over the area where it was cut out.   White Garden close up3004ac

I added ribbon threaded thru a die cut buckle (Sizzix) and a little Stickles to the flower centers. Two punched butterflies were attached on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by! To continue the circle hop, please hop on over to Lisa’s blog and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!  Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

stamps: FireCracker Designs (Silhouette Flowers & Sitting Pretty)
paper: white
ink: white pigment, Kaleidacolor Riviera
accessories: white embossing powder, Stickles, ribbon, Nestie Labels 3 set, Sizzix buckles die, small butterfly punch, blo pens, foam tape


Happy Saturday!

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Before I start on today’s challenge, I’d like to announce that Gayle was selected by random generator as the winner on my blog of the ISC images from our blog hop earlier this week. Here’s the comment she left:

July 13th, 2009 – 10:31 e

I do love this, too. You are such a artist. Some of us can take the same stamp and put it on a page but it just doesn’t go anywhere. You’ve stamped then created a work of art! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Gayle Taylor

Thanks so much, everyone, for joining our hop.

What an eclectic mix of images we had to choose from today for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS. I finally chose the Catch Your Breath Shirt because I liked the bright floral pattern. The name is also good advice, lol. If you’ve been running around like crazy the past couple of weeks like I have, then it’s time to catch your breath!
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And while this has a lot of bright color in the flowers and leaves, I think all the white space gives you a chance to catch your breath.

All images are FireCracker Designs. All the flowers were stamped on portions of the Kpad Berry Blaze and cut out. The leaves were stamped on sections of Kpad Caribbean Sea and cut out. I used the Spellbinders circle nestie set to cut/emboss the center w/ the greeting and also the larger outer ring which I used to layer my flowers and leaves on top. The greeting circle and outer ring were both edged w/ a magenta marker and I cut duplicate shapes out of cardboard and attached underneath to give them just a little lift.

The plain white front is attached to a dk purple layer then a bright magenta layer, then attached to a white card. A drop of Liquid Pearls was added to the centers of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
paper: white, dk. purple, bright magenta
ink: Kaleidacolor pads in Berry Blaze & Caribbean Sea
accessories: cardboard, marker, Liquid Pearls, Nestie circle set

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