Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #210: Colors!! Rose, Green and Blue

I had LOTS of fun with the color challenge this week!  It took me a couple of days to find time to put the card together but I finally finished it this morning!

First, I chose two blues (Pacific Point and Baja Breeze), Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.  My picture makes the rose look much brighter than it is in real life, though!

I chose to use a sneak peek from the Summer Mini catalog that starts tomorrow!  I created almost all of the background punches with one punch!!!  It's called Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and you get your moneys worth when you purchase it!  The only punch I added was the 1/2 inch circle in the middle of the outline flowers!  I had dyed the satin ribbon a long time ago (back when Pacific Point was an In-Color and now it's a standard Stampin' Up! Color!)

My next door neighbor is celebrating her 80th this weekend so I thought I'd give her this card!

Happy Stamping!  Please play along with us!  The rules are found on our list mom's blog (

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #209: Ribbon or Lace

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this challenge!  I just needed time at home to do it!  But, after church last night and church this morning, I am finally posting my challenge...

I made this card to thank Julie, my latest party hostess.  I used Sticky Strip and Seam Binding Ribbon in  Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake as my ribbon technique.  Super simple. I love how the seam binding can be added without making my cards too thick!  Sure hope we see this product line in the new catalog in July!!!

Have a blessed rest of your Holy Week and a Blessed Easter to all!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #208: Sketch

Lisa created this great sketch for us.  I wasn't sure at first what to do with it but all sketches end up inspiring me at some point! 
I finally came up with this:

I LOVE the Cherry Cobbler color, don't you?

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT day!  Be sure to see the other players below!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #207: Inspiration Photo

Lisa challenged us with the photo above.  I really liked the idea of layered frames and so this is what I came up with:

I took images from several different stamp sets that had simliar line styles.  I stamped them in Basic Gray ink, often stamping off to create depth.  I punched them out with the 1 1/4 square punch and then put it on textured Basic Black cardstock and punched out with the 1 3/8 inch square punch.  I layered them onto Marina Mist textured cardstock.  Using the textured cardstock adds a little more that the photo doesn't quite pick up!

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #206: Birds

There was no question as to which stamp set I would use for today's challenge.  I grabbed my Nature Walk set and created my own designer paper.  I stamped the images onto Naturals Ivory cardstock wth Early Espresso ink.  I added a touch of color on the bird's belly with Bravo Burgundy and used Not Quite Navy to sponge a little bit of blue around the images. 

I used the Four Frames stamp set to create a label that goes with the Decorative Label Punch.  Don't recognize this set?  It's JUST available for purchase today!  It's actually a sneak peek from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog!  You can purchase it after you meet a $20 minumum purchase requirement. There is also a package of Designer Series Paper that you can also purchase after meeting that requirement.  Contact me if you are interested!!!

Thanks for looking and be sure to see the other challenges below.  Remember, you are invited to also join in!