Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Color Dare & Sketch!

Whew... it's been a busy week, but I finally got to stamp this afternoon!

Today is Wednesday and that means there is a new color challenge over on the Color Dare! This week's colors are: Soft Sky, Perfect Plum, & Elegant Eggplant. I really love these colors together!

There is also a new sketch over on Splitcoast Stampers!

I pulled out my old trusty, Great Friend set for this card! I haven't used it lately, so I thought it would be pretty to do so. The butterfly is stamped on Whisper White, cut out and mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals.

I also haven't bordered my image with brads in a while, so I decided to do that as well!

The designer paper is a piece from one of my favorite papers Stampin' Up has ever had called Afternoon Tea. I am almost out of it now and it makes me sad!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fun with Yellow!

Happy Friday to everyone! I am off to a dance workshop this weekend, but had time this morning to crank out a card before I left!

This is for the No Time to Stamp challenge, to use yellow, gray, white or vanilla, and a hint of black. I really really love how this color combo pops! I used Stampin' Up colors: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, & Basic Black! Along with watercolor paper, of course!

It's also for this week's Mojo Monday sketch!

And finally, for the CCEE Stampers challenge to create a summery card with a flower or floral ribbon!

I just got my new pre-order stuff in the mail! This card features the new, Because I Care hostess set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog along with the new color, Daffodil Delight and the Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon. The catalog goes LIVE for everyone on July 1st... that's right around the corner!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Snappy, Snappy Birthday!

This card is for THREE, yes... THREE challenges today! I can't remember the last time I combined more than two challenges into one project...

#1 - Ways to Use it Challenge on SCS to heat emboss. I embossed the crab & the sentiment in black!

#2 - The Play Date Cafe color challenge to use Red, Orange, Brown, & Turquoise!

#3 - Pals Paper Arts sketch!

The color combo led me to this new dp from the summer mini catalog, Island Oasis. For some reason, I didn't get the great coordinating stamp (it's on my next order), so I pulled out Crab & Co. which has been retired for a while.

I stamped the crab on watercolor paper with Versamark, then I heat embossed him with black ep. I colored him with Stampin' Write Markers.

The rest is pretty self explanatory! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Color Dare & Sketch Challenge!

Hello, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but it's just been crazy in my world lately! Summer classes started at the studio last week and my husband and I put an offer on a house, it was accepted so now we are going through all of that fun stuff... like trying to close on it! Uggh... it's crazy!

Anyway, I am glad to be back! My "comeback card" is for today's Color Dare & the sketch on Splitcoast Stampers. The colors today are: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, & Very Vanilla. I added Soft Suede as a neutral to make the card pop!

I pulled out the Elements of Style stamp set which can be found in the Summer Mini Catalog. I really love this set as it is so versatile and I really don't think you can make an ugly card with it!

I hope you will join in on the Color Dare and I thank you for stopping by!

Have a fantastic day!!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gift Set Ensemble

Ok, so my aunt has been making these really cute gift purses for a while and I had to break down and try one!! She is right, they are really addictive!!!

You can find the directions on her blog, I Stamp, I Sew! Check it out, she has some great stuff on there!

I altered mine a bit... instead of having the purse open and close with ribbon, I put velcro on the back of the top note so it just velcros together! I also used a strip of dp for the handle instead of ribbon. Everything else is the same!

I made this for a thank you gift for one of the lovely volunteers from my dance recital. I think I am going to make up a few more to give because without the ladies who helped me, recital wouldn't have been so smooth!

Included is a photo holder, an altered cannister filled with candy, and an altered mini composition notebook! Of course, I made a thank you card to go with it!

For the card, I used today's Fall to Sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WOW... It's been a while!

Obviously, I have been super busy lately and unfortunately in my busy schedule, I haven't had time to stamp!

We just recently did some work in the attic, which is where my stamp room is and I hadn't had time to get up here and clean until today. Last week was my dance studio's recital and I spent the weeks leading up to it getting everything ready.

This week has been busy as well as we have been house hunting and put a written offer on a house today! The worst part is waiting to see if we got it! If we did, I will have limited stamping time this summer as we would be moving in late-July. The house we want needs some work, but it's in a fantastic neighborhood and is a fabulous price, so I hope we get it!!

Today's card is for Monday's Mojo Sketch and for yesterday's Color Throwdown!

I really love how this turned out! Thanks for stopping by!! I am so happy to be back!!!!