Friday, January 28, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #197: Happy Birthday!

Our challenge this week was to use birthdays as our inspiration.  I always need a birthday card so that's what I did!

I started with the Springtime Vintage papers from the Occasions Mini.  I used the Lattice Impressions folder to add texture and layered it with a piece of Rose Red, a favorite of mine!  I distressed it with lots of Early Espresso ink.  I used the matching paper and the Fun Flower Bigz L Die to create a flower as my focal piece.  (Can you believe that at first, this die was a maybe on my wishlist?  I can't now!)  I added more depth by sponging the edges of each layer with Early espresso ink.  My card base is Crumb Cake (again!) and I stamped the sentiment from the Create a Cupcake stamp set to finish the card.

Be sure to check out the other players' work below and please play along and create a birthday themed project of your own!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #196: Pattern Papers

Our Challenge this week was to use patterned papers in our project.  I am sharing a little 3 by 3 notecard set that I made for my hostess last night.  The box is created with four of the die cuts made from the Scallop Envelope Bigz die.  (This also makes a really cute envelope!)  By adhering together the side flaps from the envelope die, you can create a little box!

The DSP  (Designer Series Paper) I chose to use is called Springtime Vintage.  I love the combination of colors that this collection offers:  Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Always Artichoke.  Super pretty color options!

I tried a Faux Iris Folding technique on this one.  I punched the heart with the Heart Punch and then used strips of paper on the back to create a random pattern.

This one uses the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and the new birthday set from the Occasions Mini called Bring on the Cake!

This card uses a couple of the oval shaped punches (Large Oval and Scallop Oval) with an addition of Rhinestones to add a little sparkle.

Below, you can see the links to the other creations.  We hope you are liking this new style of connecting the Blogger Challenge Players together.  The other awesome part is that you can participate, too!  Just add the link to where you are posting your card and you can play along, too!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #195: Sketch!

Our list mom, Lisa, created a sketch for us to use.  I was inspired by the DSP Elegant Soiree.  I continued to put my card together and never used the paper the inspired me!  I did get to use a little something from the NEW Occasions mini, though!  The "punch" around the sentiment is from a set called Baby Blossoms...super fun set!  I actually used it for a recent swap, too!

Thanks for stopping by to visit and I hope you take a little time to check out what the other BC members did!  I also invite you to try it for yourself!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #194 Color Challenge

Lisa issued a color challenge this week.  I teased her because the colors were yellow, green and brown.  I thought that maybe she was saying that I should go with a football and the colors of the Green Bay Packers!!  As you can see, I decided not to go in that direction!

I'm using some new products from the Occasions Mini catalog just released this week.  Sweet Stitches DSP, Sew Suite Stamp set, and the Sweet Buttons Embosslit for the Big Shot are the new items.  I created the sentiment using the Sweet Shoppe Lower Alphabet.

The green is Wild Wasabi and the yellow is Daffodil Delight.  I used Early Espresso for my brown and used it to stamp everything.  My favorite neutral is Crumb Cake and I used quite a little bit...I guess that could also be my brown.

Thanks for looking and be sure to see what the other girls came up with...maybe there are other Packer fans who really did a Packer theme with these colors!!  Hee hee!  Have a GREAT day!