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Dec 29, 2008

Out With the Old!

It's Monday again . . . the last one of 2008! Have you set new or updated goals for 2009? I plan on giving that some thought over this week - what do I want to accomplish this coming year? I will let you know when I figure it out! :)

I have another New Year's card for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday. I realized that I hadn't made a card using the large bells from 3 Step Bells and they are just so pretty!! The set includes 2 sizes of these pretty bells and 2 different orientations (see how the shadows are on different sides?!). I used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #48 sketch for my card - it's been a long time since I played along with her sketch challenge - the holidays have kept us all so busy! :)

It's so hard to see in the photo but there some interesting things about this card. For the background I used some Silver Glimmer Mist (part of our Stamp & Cruise goodie bags) to turn Bordering Blue paper into shimmery silver-ish paper. It is really sparkly IRL! For the strip down the side I used the Glimmer Mist again but this time sprayed it on some beautiful FREE Demi Design's digi paper designed by Becky Oehlers. It is so beautiful - I will definitely be using it again soon! The ribbon layered over it just softens the whole look I think. The sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder.

Go check out what the rest of the KSS Crew has for you today - I know you will be inspired!

Maria
Dee
Nichole
Lori
Tammy
Angela
Lynn

Have some Christmas money "burning a hole in your pocket" (as my Dad would say)? Did you know that Kitchen Sink Stamps has a Blue Plate Special every Wednesday? Each week Maria serves up some great deals - it's always something different so why not check it out this Wednesday and pick up some treats for yourself! Have a great Monday!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Bordering Blue, WW (SU!), Dark Red (Bazzill), Patterned Paper: Demi Designs, Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Ready 4 Any Holiday (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: Platinum Planet (Brilliance), Going Grey, Silver (Encore), Starlite Black (Brilliance), Versamark, Accessories: White Organdy (SU! - retired), red satin (American Crafts), Silver brads, Nestabilities, Silver Glimmer Mist, Silver EP

13 comments:

  1. I love the Glimmer Mist! I wish I could see it up close and personal. FABULOUS!

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  2. That is beautiful. I love the glimmer and that bow is awesome too. Have a great day. -Molly B.

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  3. This is just stunning!! Love your take on this challenge and the bling you added.

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  4. What gorgeous work, Julie!! All the fabulous detailing makes this card a real standout!!! Absolutely beautiful!! I love the ribbon held to the designer strip with brads and that gorgeous bow!!

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  5. So pretty, Julie! Way to go with the New Year's cards! I can't believe it's already here! Thanks for playing with the sketch!

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  6. This is fabulous, Julie! I love all of the shimmery elements you included.

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  7. Beautiful card, Julie! I love all the silver and sparkle you used... perfect to ring in the New Year!

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  8. Beautiful, Julie! The silver is so elegant!

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  9. Very pretty!!! Love all the sparkle!!!

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  10. So elegant!!!!! Love the ribbon over the DP... gorgeous effect! :D

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  11. This is so classic and beautiful!! Lovely card, Julie!!

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  12. Love that sentiment and all of the shimmery goodness ... gorgeous.

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