Sunday, April 5, 2009

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**Edited** Chickie Trio from Inky Antics is discontinued.

It's the 5th and that means a new DT challenge is up for Embellish It. This month's theme is April Flowers/A Change in Time. I used flowers for my four projects.

This first card using an image from a retired SU! set that was a Valentine set. I have used this image so many times as thank you's and haven't once used it as a Valentine card. The toucan holds a heart in the image, so I cut along the beak with an exacto-knife and slipped the Prima flower between the beaks. I colored silver brads with an orange Copic to get that orange-y copper color. Patterned paper is Marrakech by Basic Grey.

I love this apple image! It too is a retired SU! image from the set Give Thanks. The sentiment is from a current set called Trendy Trees. This fun project was inspired by Lisa Somerville's tutorial here. The chick image is Inky Antics "Chickie Trio". I just inked up two of the chick's to fit the panel.

I love altering these $1 candles from Dollar General. This is from their fall line, but the rust color matched this Basic Grey perfectly, so I used it. With the lid off the Pumpkin Pie sent smells yummy AND fits all the snow and ice outside even though the calendar says it's SPRING!

The flowers are off white and I colored them with 3 yellow/orange Copics to match the paper. I tore one flower so that it only had two petals and colored green for leaves. I lvoe how that turned out.


  1. Love these! I really like the bucket of apples and will be casing this one for sure!

  2. Everything looks great! I like the bucket of apples too - and the toucan is so cute!

  3. See there is something good about snow and blizzards....lots of stamp time. I like all your projects, so cute.......
    WoW, After blogging for almost 2 years now I'm so excited to find 2 NE bloggers in one day. We'll have to meet someday.

  4. Wow, you've been busy, Debbie!! I love all your cards and projects. They all turned out beautiful. Love the pretty dps on your cards and you did a fantastic job coloring the images. Your altered projects are so pretty! Such fun projects!


  5. super cute stuff Debbie! I love that toucon holding his flower!!