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20 September 2009

K.I.S.S.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend, so far. We are having the most BEAUTIFUL weather here in the "top of Utah" -- sunny, big high fluffy clouds, slight breeze that was coming out of the West but is now coming from the Northwest, temps hovering in the upper 70s right around the 80 degree mark. It's lovely! Tomorrow's supposed to be even nicer with highs around 70 - I think autumn might be heading this way! I KNOW my electric bill is loving this weather! *ROFL*

I've got two cards for you today. This first one is quite a departure for me. I don't DO bold, bright, 60s/70s graphic looks. Don't get me wrong, they're really nice if done properly, they're just not my style or taste. I'm a shabby chic, grungy girl. In fact, my favorite shirt says "I'm just an old raggedy living in a Barbie Doll world!" *LOL* It's SO TRUE! Anyway, I had this new double-sided cardstock pad from K&Co called "Black & Ivory Fusion." There are some REALLY pretty papers in here and I was leaning more to the black/ivory combo for some grungy, antique-y cards (yet to come), but there were a couple of papers in there that are just so unlike anything that I'd ever use...so what do I do? I MAKE myself use them! Presenting, Nora's "style" departure:

I just used ONE SHEET of card stock - the black/ivory polka dots were the back side of this turquoise floral. That's one of the great things about K&Co - they take a lot of the guesswork out of things for ya!! I used a simple scallop border punch on the dotted strip, glued the whole thing down onto an A2 pre-made white base &...DONE!

These flowers just kept whispering "Use me! You can do it! C'mon, you know you WANNA!" *LOL* Honestly, they kinda reminded me of
zentangles. My oldest son, Cordell, and I recently got hooked into doing zentangles on artist trading cards & they're not only therapeutic but loads of fun & VERY addicting! *LOL* {I may try to use a couple of mine next week on a card to show ya!}

Now this little guy...well, you don't get any simpler than a white pre-made card base, a strip of paper out of your scrap box (Debbie Mumm), and a cute little stamped image from The Angel Company (No Bunny Like You) that requires little-to-no color (COPIC markers used), cut out with an oval punch. I just raised him up on some pop dots & the entire card took about 10 minutes from start to finish!

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's edition of K.I.S.S.! Come back tomorrow & I'll have a couple more to share with you that I made today. Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!

3 comments:

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Hugz~Dixie said...

I like the black and white with turq. paper. It is very retro but cute.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Love the paper and the second creation is adorable hun!! HUGS

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