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May 27, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Ruff Day and a KSS Memorial Day Sale!

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Thanks so much to those who played along with last weeks Inspiration Challenge, it's always fun to how a photo inspires other people.  This weeks challenge is Pets, create a card or project featuring a "pet" image or photo.   Okay, so I jumped the gun this week and posted next weeks challenge for you all! Can't blame a girl for wanting to be a head of the game!  This weeks challenge is to MAKE IT SHIMMER!  I'll be back with an updated version of today's challenge card in a bit!  (PS - my Candi Fix faux brads shimmer, if that counts for anything)

Before I share my challenge card, I wanted to let you know that Kitchen Sink Stamps is having a Memorial Day Moving Sale! Click here (discount will automatically be applied to your cart when you click my link) to save 25% on all product in stock , you'll also receive FREE SHIPPING with a $50 order! HURRY! Sale runs Friday May 27th - Monday May 30th (midnight PST).  If your new to Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can browse my KSS YouTube Videos to better understand how to use them.

I rummaged through my stamps looking for a "pet" image and also something to go along with this weeks Kraft Journal Challenge - CAS.  YIKES! CAS is surely not my thing, but I've been enjoying the Kraft Journal Challenge and gave it a whirl!   It took everything I had not to add some sponging or distressed edges to my card!

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The image and sentiment are both from Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Kittens and Pup set.  If you enlarge the card, you'll see I used my Scor-Pal to add some diagonal embossed lines to the Kraft panel. The Scor-Pal makes it so easy to do this, so I figured I could still squeeze it in under CAS.

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Kittens and Pup
Ink - Chocolate, Caramel, Sand, Black
Card Stock - Chocolate, Kraft, Vanilla
Other - CandiFix, Scor-Pal, Dimensionals, Karen Foster Pattern Paper

Color Recipe:
#4 Black, #3 Chocolate, #2 Caramel, #1 Sand

ETA - a project that SHIMMERS.....More Kitchen Sink Stamps, this time they do follow the challenge to MAKE IT SHIMMER!  The Big and Bold Swashes are done using the Pearl Ex Gloss Technique, I also used the them to help tie the wonderful 3 Step Bells.  The sentiment is from Words of Comfort and Joy

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If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below. Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do no
t link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly will be removed.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your holiday weekend!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

Adorable! This cute pup is just waiting for some luv.

1CardCreator said...

So cute, I love how you colored in this pup and thanks for the enabler alert on the sale!

Connie Fossenier said...

I do love your puppy card...the Bells are so perfectly stamped...and oohh on the glitter swirls...
connie paxman

BarbaraW said...

Luv both your cards. The puppy is so adorable. The pearl ex gloss technique works perfect on that card. We get a two-fer today!

Basement Stamper said...

You are so funny!!! I love the puppy one as that's really how I've been feeling lately. Hoping the long weekend provides a pick me up.

The wedding bells card definitely is perfect with the shimmer!

Terry said...

Love these both, Lisa! You know the doggie one really catches my eye! So cute! Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend.

Oh, Blogger now has another problem with the follower gadget! A ton of people have written in about that one! So between comments and followers, Blogger has a little work cut out for them!

Marsha Fisher said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! I am so glad to finally be back and playing along...thanks for not "dumping" me ;0)

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Beautiful card, love the background :) The first card is also pretty :) My friend has three cocker spaniels, the oldest one looks like the one on the card :)

Netty said...

This springer spaniel is so cute and loving your card Lisa. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork, Lisa! Beautifully created.

JP Card Crazy said...

I love the puppies too...aren't the buttons shimmery they look it.
Bell are gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

The dog stamp is just so sweet- love the CAS too. Love the Wedding bells- the technique lends itself beautifully and looks elegant.

Suzanne C said...

That dog image is too cute! Lovely design and the scoring details are fab! The shimmery card is so pretty with the bells and the swirls!

Unknown said...

Both cards are beautiful ...but the card with the puppy... how totally adorable is that??!! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us for our CAS challenge at The Kraft Journal!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome cards, Lisa!! I totally adore your puppy card for the Kraft Outlet challenge. I agree with you about CAS designs being a challenge, but I think you absolutely rocked this one. Love, love the dog and your score-pal work is fabulous.
thanks for sharing this with us. :)

Anonymous said...

Lisa--these are both great cards--the brads on your woofer card do shimmer nicely--and the bells on the 2nd one are wonderful!
Hugs, N

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Both cards are wonderful Lisa! Love the puppy dog! So cute! The bells are simply beautiful! :D

Kirei na Kami said...

Both of your cards are FABULOUS!!! I must say...your first card, with that darling puppy, totally won my heart:) Thanks for a wonderful challenge and for giving us the heads up for the next challenge;)


Ida said...

Awww...that puppy is too cute.
How funny that you "jumped the gun" on the challenge (sounds like something I could easily do).
Loved your pretty Bell card.

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