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9.05.2010

Caardvarks :: Tiffany Doodles

Hey Everyone! I hope you're enjoying your weekend! The wedding was SUPER DUPER fun! I almost picked up a British accent by the end of the night! :) I also picked up a bunch of pesky mosquito bites. So, I reached out to Twitter and Facebook for help on remedies to stop the itch, burning and irritation. Thanks to everyone who responded. Here are a few remedies:
  • apple cider vinegar
  • hyrdro cortisone
  • vinegar
  • preparation h
  • ice (lots)
  • benadryl itch stick
  • campho phenique
  • baking soda/water paste
  • clear nail polish
  • ammonia
I only was able to try out the vinegar so far and it worked! I did not have any apple cider vinegar on hand, so I dabbed some (regular white vinegar) on my itchy bites and it calmed down the irritation. However, by the end of the night, I needed more application. So, I need to try more stuff out! I'm going to try some more later before I go out and purchase some other stuff I obviously need in my household stash! I thought these were great remedies and if you all have "True Blood" like myself, you'll need this list one day too! Oh yes, that means I'm a TRUE True Blood fan! I'll be watching tonight's episode on Monday while we're resting up from this evening's wedding.

Caardvarks is hosting a new challenge. There are some fun sketches over there for you all to be creative with, so head on over to the blog. First, make sure you check out all of the designer's projects, then see what the challenge is all about! Here are a couple cards I made using digital images by Tiffany Doodles.


Instructions
  1. Trim polka dotted patterned paper to about 4.25" x 6".
  2. Trim striped patterned paper to about 4.25" x 2" then adhere to center of polka dotted patterned paper.
  3. Trim orange patterned paper to about 4.25" x 1" and adhere to bottom of polka dotted paper.
  4. Add decorative edge bracket and scalloped edge die cut strips and trim excess to fit 4.25" width.
  5. Add zig zag stitching to borders.
  6. Die cut circle from orange patterned paper. Add stitching and adhere to patterned paper.
  7. Add green twill tape strip.
  8. Print digital butterfly image, add adhesive and coat with glitter. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  9. Add buttons with glue.
  10. Stamp sentiment on blue patterned paper and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  11. Adhere patterned paper to 4.25" x 6" card base.
Supplies

Ink :: Tsukineko - memento tuxedo black
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - hawaiian shores
Patterned Paper :: Kaisercraft - hippy girl collection
Digital Image :: Tiffany Doodles - paper kit butterfly
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - buttons, chartreuse twill tape; Martha Stewart - glitter
Tools :: Spellbinders - S4-116 standard circles sm, wizard; Janome - sewing machine




Instructions
  1. Trim card base to about 2.5" x 6"
  2. Trim strips of green cardstock to various heights and 2.5" wide and adhere to card front to create a gradient.
  3. Print dogwood digital image, color, add glue and glitter, cut out, and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  4. Add tulle with button at the top.
  5. Stamp sentiment.

Supplies

Ink :: Tsukineko - memento tuxedo black; COPIC markers
Cardstock :: Stampin' Up! - certainly celery, kiwi kiss, old olive; Papertrey Ink - rustic cream, spring moss
Digital Image :: Tiffany Doodle - dogwood
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - green tulle; GCD Studios - black button; Martha Stewart - glitter


Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Sunday!

9 comments:

Smita said...

Love the cards, though the first one I find to be just delicious :-) Can I please please use the same colors?! ;-)

Aimes said...

Oh how I'd love to hear you with a British Accent!!! LOL! Glad your winning with the mosquito bites!
What sweet cards, love how happy the first one is with the sweet row of buttons and your second is such a unique size and simply STUNNING!
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S Enjoy True Blood for me too, we won't get it over here for while!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my, I LOVE these! I particularly adore the colors on the first card, superb work!

Robyn said...

Tea Tree Oil just dab a little on each bite with a q-tip and not only does it take care of the itch but aids in the healing process. I get mine at Trader Joe's most reasonable.

Wendy said...

TRUE BLOOD ROCKS! Tonight is a new one, don't forget! Love your cards girl! But they are always wicked!

Helen F. said...

LOVE both cards, Ashley...the digi Dogwood image is gorgeous, really love the colors and your button tulle idea is brilliant!

Steph Zerbe said...

Glitter... love it!
I already made 2 cards inspired by your layered hues! So fun!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! your flower card is absolutely gorgeous! love all the glittery fun!!

Tiff said...

Your cards are beautiful! I like the stitched circle on the first one and I LOVE the mica glitter you added to the second one :)

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