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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cuppa Cocoa to Celebrate!

This post is dedicated to all the people who helped me through my post-op recovery!  I now have TWO artificial hips and I feel like Wonder Woman when she runs at super speed... LOL!  I am walking with OUT pain and I am ecstatic!  I send out a humongous thank you to those of you who had my back during these last 4 weeks - I am whole again, and grateful for the kindness you all have shown me!

On to my second piece of news... this is my first post for the Design Team at 613 Ave C!  I was slated to start the week before my surgery and I had to go on a leave before I even had submitted a single card.  Kathi and Chana, the owners of 613 Ave C have been unbelievably supportive and patient with me.  I have found an incredible group here - organized, supportive and communicative - I am in good hands now!

Finally, on to business!
This first challenge for me at 613 Ave C is "Anything Goes - with an optional twist to Create Your Own Challenge"   If you go for the optional twist - you would choose 1 to 3 out of each column from the challenge grid below.   You can see some really fun samples from the other team members HERE.

The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps 

Sculpted cup
On this card I chose the following items:  from Column #1 image [Bugaboo image: , sentiment & DP  #2 dry embossing - the penguin & cup were fussy cut and dry embossed from the back to sculpt it and the base CS was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  #3 Glossy Accents was used on the mistletoe berries  #4 button added to the sentiment tag  #5 twine bow on the button & faux stitching around the cup handle.  Phewww!  Getting all that in was indeed a challenge!

This card should be eligible for the following
Crafty Sentiments –Christmas
Sweet Stamps #144 – A/G
Fab and Funky #194 – A/G
Paper Shelter #138 – Christmas is Coming
Sisterhood of Crafters – Embossing [background & image]
Totally Papercrafts #194 – Add a Bow [on the button]

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Poppi X-mas Cocoa" from Bugaboo; sentiment is from The Artful Stamper
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Penny Black's "Madison" Collection; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Button & twine from my stash; Glossy Accents for the berries
INKS:  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. ~ginny, so glad to hear you are feeling always were Wonder Woman in my eyes. Congrats on the new DT position. They are lucky to have you. This card is delightful. I love the rich blues and the adorable sculpted image. All of your little details make your cards such a delight...I've missed them.

  2. This is so cute Ginny, great image and I love the color scheme!! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  3. Beautiful card! Love your coloring!

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  4. This is so cute and love your colouring! My cousin has just had both hips replaced and is recuperating. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck! Susan x

  5. Super christmas card Ginny and thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

  6. Such a cute card and I love your image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  7. This is lovely! Love your image, your design, your sentiment. It all works together perfect. Love it! Thanks for playing with us over at the Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  8. WOWZA! This is FABULOUS! Love the design and the blue really POPS! Well done! Congrats on the new DT spot and a bigger congrats on your recovery ... sounds like you are 'on your way!' Good for you!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Love this card Ginny, the colours the layout and the image, brilliant. :0)

  10. Oh this is great!!!!!!!! I love that you include your color chart. Your coloring is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  11. This is such a lovely card - the blue really stands out. Thanks for joining us at this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge



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