Friday, April 30, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #149: Emboss it!

This card contains a teeny tiny amount of perspiration and a lot of inspiration!  First, the layout idea totally and completely belongs to Mary Jo Price-Williams.  The embossing inspiration is from Robin Merriman.  Notice that both of these fine stamping ladies are blogger's challenge members so you can see I find inspiration from my fellow stampers, too!

To creats embossing style, simply take your brayer with your choice of ink color and brayer on the smooth side of the Textured Impressions folder and run through the Big Shot.  I chose to use Rich Razzleberry (since I had it out for a swap I'm hosting....) and Kraft (soon to be known as Crumb Cake.)

Please be sure to see how the other Blogger's Challenge players can inspire YOU this week!  Happy stamping!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #148: Color Challenge!

Our challenge was to use blue, orange and moss.  I went with something retiring, something staying and something returning for my colors.  The color retiring is Mellow Moss...Oh how I'll miss this color!  The color staying is Not Quite Navy and boy, am I GLAD! It will be moving to the Regals Collection.  Finally, the color returning is an In Color from last year called Tangerine Tango!  LOVED this color...but I love ALL orange!  It'll be apart of the Brights collection.

I made this card for my friend and our school secretary.  I used the upcoming Decor Stencil called Mostly Vintage.  With this one, you get both the stencil and the mask!  I used the stencil on this one with Tangerine Tango, Mellow Moss and sponge daubers.  I stamped the sentiment right over the stencil in Not Quite Navy.  I also brought out my Pretties kit and made a Tangerine Tango flower for under the Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon...get this while it's available!  I also used the pretties to add a little bling!

Be sure to see how the other players used these colors to make some wonderful creations!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #147: Sketch Challenge

Our challenge this week was a sketch challenge.  I am using a brand new stamp All a Flutter from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  It's a real bargain because you can just buy the individual stamp for only $6.95.  The phrase is also from the Summer Mini from a set called Elements of Style.  Using my Bashful Blue marker and my Color Spritzer, I added just a splash of blue to the butterfly background.  I used my Aquapainter and Pumpkin Pie ink to add color to each butterfly.

After stamping and cutting my butterfly background, I didn't want to cover it up with cardstock as in the sketch.  So I used Vellum Cardstock so the butterflies were still visible.

Be sure to check out what the other players contributed to this sketch challenge this week!  I know you will LOVE them!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #145: Alter It!

This week's challenge was to alter an item.  I found 7 of these frames at our Walmart on the clearance endcap for $.33...that's right!  Thirty-three cents!!!
I took the Flight of the Butterfly stamp and used Tempting Turquoise, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, and Certainly Celery to create this fun spring decor item.  I also broke out my Big Shot and my Simple Letters Bigz die to die cut the letters.  (Remember that Lavendar Lace and Almost Amethyst are the Fond Farewell retiring colors list so get them while they're hot!)
I was inspired by a card I saw on a blog by Leanne Pugliese.  I can't find her blog addy right now but her blog is called Wee Inklings, I believe. 
Please take some time to see what the other Blogger's challenge players altered this week!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #144: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter and many blessings to you in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Those of you who are in my Go-Diva swap have a copy of this card already but I haven't shared it on the blog yet. Since our theme was Easter this week, it was the perfect time to share!

As soon as I saw the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, I knew it was a must-have! It's still available but only until the 30th of this month!

Today is Good Friday and it is truly good as I attend worship services remembering the suffering and death of our Savior, Jesus. Many blessings to all of you at this special time!