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Old 02-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default MAR12VSNMINI2~Friday, February 10~ 6:00 PM EST ~ All the Twists and Turns of Spring

Title: All the Twists and Turns of Spring
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Keyword: MAR12VSNMINI2
Day/Date: Friday, February 10th
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When I saw the theme for this VSN, my eye went right to the word "sprung". I thought of spring in upstate New York as it's always full of "twists and turns"! One minute, the sun is shining and the daffodils are peeking through the garden...and the next? Don't put those boots away because it could be windy, raining, or even worse? SNOWING!

So how to incorporate these twists into a card-making challenge? Use some twisty, turny FLOURISHES on your card! They can be stamped, die cut, embossed, stitched, paper-pierced or hand-drawn with a pen! How about stickers or rub-ons? Don't forget you could use some patterned paper with flourishes, a fancy bracket image, or even a sentiment with some flourishy script!

I can't wait to see your creative use of flourishes to show how spring will be springing near you!

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1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 8:00PM EST ON MONDAY, February 13th.
2. You have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword, MAR12VSNMINI2 , when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure you layout is seen.
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Hi! I have all kinds of flourishes! Now to think up how to use them!


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Hi Sharon and Lee!

That's what I like to hear, Sharon...use them all, hee hee hee!
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Okay so, its a very late-ish spring theme'd idea... but, I never have these on hand so thought well why not.. here is mine:

MAR12VSNMINI2 flourished graduation by JBgreendawn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Which keyword is the right one?

MARCH12VSNMINI2

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MAR12VSNMINI2
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Just got home from the vet... Great challenge, off to stamp.
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It's MAR12VSNMINI2.........got it fixed!
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Hey ladies! I just finished with work! Now I need to zoom to pick up my girl from daycare and head home to get my craft on!
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It's MAR12VSNMINI2.........got it fixed!
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Oh dear...BLUSHING!
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Oh that's just a little thing...and none of the Mods or other hostesses caught it either!
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Like this challenge, Kelly. It's great to see you back as hostess. I'm still technically working here in California, but my mind can be thinking about this- right? BBL..
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Here is mine! Thank you for the challenge! My flourishes are on the EF that i used for the BG.

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This was so fun and easy! TFL and thanks for the challenge.

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Here is my flourished card.
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Ooh, I'm late... Gotta get to work, here!
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My contribution, with some soft flourishes near the sentiment!
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Don't like my attempt at this. But I rarely like cards containing purple. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Flying Flourishes - MAR12VSNMINI2 by LancasterLurker - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Love your fun sample Kelly! And this will be a great challenge too!
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Love the paper you chose, and the colors are so soft! Please don't forget to upload your card to the gallery as well as here, so everyone can see your creation!
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Here's mine, have to go to an art show now but will be back managed this one with two minutes to spare easyer if you don't have colouring.

Spring has Sprung by Margscardcrazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Fun challenge Kelly. I used a swirly image and swirly dp. Here's my card.
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Hi Kelly!! Long time no hang out together!! Loved your challenge tonight!

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Dang it, you just reminded me just how awesome Claire's flourishes are. Hope DH gets home soon, I've been a single parent all week.
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I cut a flourish on my Silhouette for this card:
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Woot. got kids in bed.. but I feel the energy winding down.. should i grab a coffee and keep going?? hmmm Thanks for the awesome challenge!

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Great challenge! I'll have to think about this one.
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thanks Kelly for a fun challenge-here is my card

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Here's mine
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Here is my Dare to Dream card.
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Wasn't sure I'd get time to play this weekend, but I scrapped all my other plans just to play along and am so glad I did. I had so much fun!!!

Here's my Rosie Posie!

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I hope my flourishes are flourish-y enough

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Here's my card for this challenge:

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Here is my card using flourishes:
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I loved this challenge! I used my stamps that look like curvy handwriting, paired up with some retired SU ribbon (remember this ribbon organza? I love it for all kinds of things!) and twisted the ribbon.

here's my card ------> twisty ribbon
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Here is my card with a flourish. I used a flourished egg stamp from Quietfire Designs.
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This has been SOOOO fun! Love this challenge! Love flourishes and swirls! Wish I hadn't decided I needed to add the Kreinik swirl at the bottom though - I think the card took 10 minutes, gluing the cord down took 25 ...

Thanks for the challenge, and thanks for looking:

Purple Swirls

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