Thursday, July 15, 2010

Every Had One of THOSE Cards?

Ok, so this was one of those cards that I just didn't like anything about... I just finally threw it together... haha! Now that it is finished, it's growing on me.

First off, let's start with the fact that I stamped the main image like 3 times before I was happy with it. I colored it with a blender pen and my Stampin' Pastels... that was a new technique for me. It took a while to get used to, but I do like the results.

This is for a slew of challenges...

#1 - Charisma Cardz to use pink on your project.

#2 - AI Factory Challenge to use a flower as your image.

#3 - AUD Sentiments Challenge to NOT put a sentiment on your card.

#4 - Create with Connie & Mary to use Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Old Olive, & So Saffron. I promise I used Real Red in the coloring of the big flower... it just turned out looking pink for some reason!

#5 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best to use scraps... my whole card is made of scraps!

#6 - The Our Creative Corner sketch.

#7 - StampInsanity to use bling and ribbon.

#8 - Splitcoast Stamper's Ways to Use It Challenge to use CHALK!

Whew... that was a lot of challenges! Thanks for stopping by! I will be MIA for the next few days as my dance studio travels out of town for a dance competition! I hope you have a great weekend and beginning of the week... I should be back on Tuesday or Wednesday!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Awash with Color

Happy Hump Day! Today is Wednesday and everyone knows what that means... a new Color Dare challenge!

Today's colors are: Baja Breeze, Taken w/ Teal (I didn't use this one), Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla.

This is also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! I really love this sketch... so many possibilities!

I pulled out Awash with Flowers for this card. It's a really fun set! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which I believe is a MUST HAVE for anyone! There are so many great sentiments for every occassion!

This card is pretty simple for me, but I love how it turned out. The blossom of the flower was stamped twice. Once on the main panel, then again on a piece of scrap. It was then cut out and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

The designer paper is the retired Urban Garden... some of my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tropical Thanks

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend!

I am still playing with some sets that I borrowed from my mom... this one uses Tropical Party. I think I am going to have to get this set before the mini goes out. It's really cute and versatile! The sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases.

This is for the following challenges for today:

#1 - 2 Sketches 4 You sketch

#2 - Critter Challenge to make a thank you card

#3 - Kaboodle Blog to make a luau theme project

The flowers are stamped on a scrap of Whisper White, then cut out and mounted on dimensionals. Everything else is pretty self explanatory!

Thanks for stopping by... have a fabulous day!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sweet Scoops!

Happy Sunday afternoon to everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend! Mine has been pretty typical... haven't done much, but it's nice to have some down time.

My mom is out of town, so I borrowed a few stamp sets of hers to play with while she is gone! This card uses the Sweet Scoops set from the Summer Mini Catalog. It's one of those sets that I think is cute, but I just wasn't sure if I would use it enough, so I didn't buy it. After this card I might have to buy it, though! HAHA!

This card is for several challenges today:

#1 - Card Positioning Systems sketch

#2 - Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge to make a card with ice cream colors.

#3 - Curtain Call Color Challenge to use Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White

My sentiment looks kind of funny in this picture because I bent it to make it look like a wavy banner. The designer paper is from several old dp collections... Wintergreen & Sweet Always.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Card!

I managed to crank out another card this morning.

This is for the Color Throwdown and the Hanna & Friends challenge.

The Color Throwdown was to use Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, & Real Red. I was having a lot of trouble with these colors for some reason, so I balanced it all out with white and made it into a CAS card... well, CAS for me anyway!

The Hanna & Friends challenge was to use a stamp you've never used before. Mine is the sentiment. It's from the Sale-A-Bration set, Whimsical Words. I know that I have never used this sentiment before.

Going with the heart theme of the sentiment, I came up with the focal image which uses hearts punched from the Three Hearts Punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Moments, Thursday!

Hello! It's Thursday, which means tomorrow is FRIDAY! Woo hoo!

Today's card is for several challenges that I just discovered...

#1 - Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge to use the colors Rose Red, Bashful Blue, & Wild Wasabi. Wild Wasbi is an old in color that Stampin' Up brought back when they did their color renovation! I am so happy it's back!

#2 - Charisma Cardz Challenge to use a bird on your design. I pulled out the Sale-a-Bration set from this past year, Happy Moments. I don't think I have used the bird cage from this set, so today was a great day to do it!

#3 - Create with Connie & Mary who had a sketch for today.

This card is pretty self explanatory. All of the designer paper is retired. The Bashful Blue and Wild Wasabi were in a hostess prints pack a couple of catalogs ago and the Rose Red dp is from Cutie Pie.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Dare #72

Good morning! Today is Wednesday and that means there's a new Color Dare challenge! I have to admit that I was skeptical about this color combination at first: Sahara Sand, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, & Whisper White. After I put them together, I really loved them!

This is also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. I really like this sketch as well... it's just very eye pleasing!

The circle was the perfect fit for this image from the Bouquet Bunch set! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, which is another one of my go-to sets when I need a sentiment.

I don't have anyone that needs a get well card at the moment, but you never know when you need one handy!

Thanks for stopping by... have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Three Day Card...

Yes, you read that correctly... this card took me three days to put together! Ridiculous, right? HAHA! I started it on Saturday afternoon and got interrupted by my husband because we needed to seal the deck!

It's been sitting on my desk since then... and my cat has knocked off all the paper several times. I finally decided to finish it today! It's about time, right?

This is a pretty simple card that I made for two Saturday challenges:

#1 - Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge to use die cuts on your project. This card uses several circle die cuts.

#2 - The Just Us Girls sketch challenge.

I used the new hostess level 3 set, Occasional Quotes as the main focus of my card. It's a great set as it has so many versatile sentiments! You can earn this set for free by placing an order or workshop order of $500 or more! You can browse Stampin' Up products in my store, by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Scrappy Card?

Hi all! Happy Friday to everyone... this is the first Friday all summer that I haven't had to travel some where for something! It's nice to have the day to myself!

Today's card was made completely out of scraps! I only have one more full sheet of this designer paper, Summer Picnic, so I used some of the scraps I had to create this card.

I even used scraps of solid paper... I didn't cut any full sheets for this card! Wooo Hoo! I am excited because I have an over abundance of scraps that I always forget to use... anyone else have that problem?

I made this card for the Taylored Expressions sketch challenge today and yesterday's Cute Card Thursday to use something fruity on your card! There's no other stamp set more fruity than Tart & Tangy!

The strawberry was stamped twice... once in Real Red on the circle and then once in Old Olive on a scrap piece of paper. I cut the Old Olive strawberry and just used the top of it to make my strawberry two-toned. I think it looks better than trying to do it with markers. With this stamp set, the colors always turn out a little dull unless you use a regular ink pad.

Ok, enough rambling for now! I am off to find something for lunch and then hopefully will be posting another card today!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

For Your Shower...

Whoa... two cards in one day? Who knew! HAHA!

I was scanning through some challenge blogs for today and I came across The Play Date Cafe's color challenge. As many of you know, color challenges are some of my favorites to do! This week's PDC challenge was to use Pink, White, & Red. I went through my dp stash and found this dp, Sending Love speciality paper from the Occassions Mini (I think... or maybe it was the winter mini). Anyway, it used all the colors required for the challenge!

My stepsister is getting married in September and her wedding shower is at the end of the month, so I figured I could get a card knocked out for her! Pink is her favorite color, so it all worked out beautifully!

I used the stamp set, Always (it's my old standby), for the main image. The bird is stamped on Very Vanilla, cut out, and mounted on dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Fun with the Bird Punch!

Hello, everyone! It's a beautiful morning here... not too hot and the sun is shining! I started this card last night, but I didn't finish it... so I got up this morning and put it together!

I haven't used my Bird Punch as much as I thought I would... actually, I just forget to use it! I really love how it makes a great 3D image! I just punch it out and then mount the different parts on dimensionals!

The sentiment is from On a Pedestal and I used Stampin' Write Markers to make it two toned.

The paper I used is Throughly Modern designer paper... I know some people were not fans of the in-color Bermuda Bay, but I am kind of sad that it's retired now! I think it's a fun turquoise color!

This card is for two challenges:

#1 - The Mojo Monday Sketch
#2 - The Color Throwdown to use Turquoise (I used Bermuda Bay), Chocolate (I used Soft Suede), and Cream (I used Whisper White).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!