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Snow ... in Hawaii?? Snow Way!

You either read the news or heard the news, didn't you?  There is snow falling in Hawaii!
And they expect perhaps a foot of snow?  Really?

That's the sort of news that almost makes one wonder if they're really awake, or if that new coffee flavor has an ooky-spooky side effect!
Even though I'm actually in personal Christmas card making mode, shopping, and all that jazz, I wanted to play along in the FS516 challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Congrats to scrapaholic007 (Shannon)!  This darling little penguin in the Snow Place stamp set is so cute and the matching framelits dies are totally easy to match with the shapes for cutting.  The only coloring required was on his little feet and beak.  A few bitty seconds with an aqua pen and the Delightful Dijon ink pad and penguin is ready to play in the snow!

I inked up just the top two words of one of the sentiments and cut the words apart to create the word tags.  Partial inking of stamps is so easy when you use the 1" uninked ink pads to create little ink pads in the specific colors you need.  (Naturally these little pads are a perfect travel size when you take your stampy fun along to a retreat or hotel for any reason you're going to be away from your regular supplies.)  Keep thinking "Christmas" .... Now, can you name the dsp I've used on this clean 'n simple creation?

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Have a sweet new week, everyone! 

Inky (((huggss)),

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Fluttery & Non- Holiday

Just a wee break from Fall & holiday stamping today, for I was tempted.   Tempted by the SCS Featured Stamper FS510 challenge.  I love florals, and sure enough a lovely stenciled floral creation turned on my creative thoughts.

But I made a little turn, twist, or meandered down a slightly different path?  Yes, it's true ... I do have my spontaneous moments!

I can get a little uneasy with CAS (clean 'n simple) design, but I consciously work on getting easier with it.  I'll get there some day ... maybe.  I liked this process so much that I can see myself revisiting this style, especially for sharing cards for customers and team members.  

To create my 'stencil', I used a carefully guarded roll of repositionable Eclipse tape for masking from my stash.  I used the largest butterfly from the beautiful Butterflies Thinlits, then lay the resulting die cut on my card front.  Sponge daubers were used to rub in Tempting Turquoise and Calypso Coral inks.  My beloved Misti enabled the sentiment to be overstamped for a crisp bold look in Basic Gray.
Confession:  I'm behind on stamping cards for my business and personal use!  In reality, that's not the best way to be entering holiday shopping season ... as I'm a slowwww shopper.  Uh-ohhhhh!  Time to get back to the stampin' zone!  Happy new week, everyone!

Inky (((huggss))),

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Stars for Kids

Looking for an extra dose of 'joie de vivre' in your card making?   
Possible suggestions include unexpected sharing and/or creating for a cause!

Falliday Fest 2016 includes 4 different card drives.  Card drive #4 is for the Bright Star Center, serving children dealing with the grieving process.   Please check out this post if you're interested in contributing.

  I opted for colors appropriate for either boys or girls, and as I pondered adding the requested multitude of stars, I punched strips of Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight C/S with the Confetti Stars.  Next, I punched those strips and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The Softly Falling embossing folder was used to add a bit of texture to the Calypso Coral balloons.  I wanted stars ... and found some retired dsp seemed perfect for this card.
So much going on here as October quickly falls away!  Wow!  So many (((hugggsss))) to collect at a stampy gathering just one week away, while hoping to get a stash of thank you cards created + sent before then.  And ... the dreaded "real" - not cyber - visit to the local municipal area for drivers license renewal.   OMGosh ... the mere thought of that unceasing line gives me shudders.  May the force be with me!   

Inky (((hugggsss))),

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