Saturday, February 11, 2012

Always Have High Hopes–C4C # 123

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Happy Saturday! Since it *is* Saturday, that means it’s time for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge! Today Lynda is challenging us to use this sketch:
I love sketches so this was fun! I used patterned paper from my new Follow Your Heart – Be Amazing paper pad from MME. SO sweet! And I used the new Up, Up & Away Die-namics dies and the previously released Inspired by Up, Up and Away stamp set for my focal image. There’s also bling, seam binding, and a twine tied button—what more could one want, right? The sentiment, also from the set, was stamped on the small fishtail die cut from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics set, the ends cut off and popped up on another First Place Award Ribbon fishtail die cut. Add some machine stitching and some sponged edges and you’re done!

Here’s the inside with more images from the set:

And here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:
And that's all for me for now! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C123.

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Stamps: Inspired By – Up, Up and Away (
Paper: Fossil, Whip Cream; Baja Breeze (SU!); Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing 6 x 6 (MME)
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Up, Up & Away, First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics dies (MFT); bling, seam binding, button, twine, sewing machine, foam dots



  1. This is absolutely STUNNING, Barb!!! WOW!!

  2. Gorgeous! LOVIN' the papers, and the added bling! Just got those dies and stamps yesterday... don't go making me *need* them, too! My budget can't take it!

  3. Stunning Barbara!!! I also love the bling and your choice of papers!!!

  4. LOVE what you do with these dies/stamps Barbara!!! Gorgeous layout with the bling setting it off!!!!


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