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May 23, 2008

share your spark fridays ...

Happy Friday, everyone!  Welcome to another installment of share your spark fridays

Before I get to this week's spark, I want to thank everyone who shared their spark last week! 


Check out their creations and leave them a little blog love!  *wink*


Now on to this week's spark!  As you read in my last post, A Muse is celebrating it's 7th anniversary this week!  And in honor of this celebratory occassion, I've got what I think is a really fun challenge to spark your creativity this week!

Make a card using at least 7 things!

Now, I know what you're thinking - 7 things?!  That's crazy!  Trust me, it's not that tough when you start thinking about it!  Look at my example below and you'll see what I mean!

Let's count ... 4 stamps and 3 card layers to start!  See!? I used 7 items before using any embellishments at all!  Easy peasy!  (I could also count Stickles and Copics as well for a total of 9 items used!)

I created this graduation card for last week's A Muse newsletter. (See the link under the A Muse essentials list up there on the left if you're not already signed up.)  I was pretty happy with it.  *laugh*  The party banner has always been one of my favorite stamps, and one of my favorite things to do with it is add a bit of color and go over it with coordinating Stickles!   (You could easily tailor it to a graduate's school colors too!)  I really love the look of the colored banners with the Stickles! 

So now it's your turn!  Take this spark and run with it!  There are SO many possibilities and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you create this week!  And don't forget to share your spark by leaving a comment on this post with a link to your creations!


a*muse stamps used ...                                       embellishments ...
party flags                                                            stickles in lime and crystal
congratulations ma
oval from essential ovals set 

papers ...                                                             ink ...
a*muse notecard in palm                                        staz-on in black
a*muse white cardstock                                         stampin' up classic ink in old olive
black cardstock

copic original markers used ...
BG10 cool shadow
Y26 mustard
110 special black
E37 sepia
E21 baby skin pink
YG23 new leaf



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I like the green, and it is that time of year, not so much graduation but PARTY TIME.Heather the card is really cute.

Great challenge to get my creative side going!


What a fun challenge! Heather, your card is adorable! I wish I had gotten that Party banner with my last order. :-) Here's mine. http://southerncomfort.typepad.com/southern_comfort/2008/05/just-say-no.html#more

Heather this was a fun one. Here is mine

Love this card....I am going to bust out 7 things and get to work!!

Oh, BTW...I totally stole your Virtual Kitty Widget...So cute!!

Oops! I posted to the wrong entry. Sorry Heather. Here it is again.....


this card is so adorable Heather.

This card is adorable!!! I never would have thought there were 7 items used!

Finally got one of your "sparks" done. Always wanted to try one. Don't have a blog though so hope this gallery post is OK.


What a great challenge! At first I thought seven things?!?! Then I counted and I was over!! Good thing it was for at least seven... Here's mine.

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