Weekly Sketch Challenge

I managed to create this card last night after the sketch challenge had been posted but my Blogger dashboard was acting up and I didn’t want to take a chance that something would go astray. Well, tonight I have the same strange look but I decided to try in a different browser and things seem to be better here.
The Sketch Challenge always seems to be a difficult one for me. I’m not sure why but it’s all the more reason why I need to push myself to do it each week. This week however this came together for me very quickly. The card base is Purely Pomegrante, with basic black and designer paper also used. The image comes from the stamp set Baroque Motifs and the sentiment is from Think Big. A circle ice rhinestone brad is used in the center of the main image and the ribbon is from Wal Mart.
I have always loved pink/black as a color combo but this really pops for me and I am sure it won’t be the last time I use them together!
Thanks for coming by to read my blog. I think it’s been about 2 weeks since I started posting again and it’s been really good for my stamping mojo. I feel like it’s been good for my creative juices. Happy Stamping!!!!

Challenge of a different kind

A little while back I received a special order for 100 Christmas cards from a client who uses them in her business. She wanted a few different designs and tonight I have finally finished the first set of 20.

These took quite a bit longer than I had expected due to the coloring on each image. The card base is an In Color from 2006, Cranberry Crisp. The main image is stamped with Stazon Black on Naturals Ivory paper and then colored with pencils and Gamasol. The accent ribbon is also the cranberry crisp. Other colors used were Close to Cocoa and Wild Wasabi. I still have 20 more cards using this same image, slightly different layout to complete but for tonight I am so happy these are finally done. I am sure Sharon will be too!!!

hmmm….

I’m not sure what is going on here with Blogger tonight but the onscreen format does not seem right and I’m having a hard time posting. So…instead of spending a bunch of time to have it go all screwy I’m going to wait.
Which is really too bad by the way…I did a cute card for the sketch challenge this week.

Stay tuned….it’s coming!

I am on a roll!!

This has been such a great weekend! Somehow between working from home, unpacking the never ending pile of boxes in the garage and being a mom/wife I have somehow had time to stamp as well. Since it was my birthday on Sunday, that is what I asked for – time to stamp and watch the Nascar race. Sure, we had some of my dh’s family over and did a little party. But I have also been able to stamp 7 cards this weekend. That might just be a record for me (excluding a VSN weekend, which is coming up again just 1 week from now.)

I had some MoJo flowing tonight so I decided to check out the Featured Stampers Challenge from Sunday on SCS. The week the featured stamper was inglishira and here is her gallery.

My card uses So Saffron as the base with the Floral BG stamp. The panel across is Cameo Coral and mounted on Choc. Chip. The main image is Choc. Chip on Naturals Ivory and sponged with Saffron and Coral. I used the ticket punch on the corners and non – SU Ribbon is used to finish off the main image.

I feel like I am finally starting to get settled here and hopefully I will be able to keep up with the challenges. Again, I have to thank my friend Barb for getting my rear into gear and getting me back blogging again!!! Love Ya Girl!!

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!!

True Friend

When the new Stampin’ Up! catalog came out in July there were quite a few sets that I was on the fence about. The set used in the card made for this weeks Color Challenge was one of them.
This set is called True Friends and it really follows the whole “Boho West” style. At first I did not think it was for me, but over the last 2 months it has really grown on me. In fact, on my last order I chose quite a few sets from this style.

The color challenge this week was Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke. I would not have put these 2 colors together on my own, which is a perfect example of why I LOVE the SCS challenges.
The card base is Grovy Guava. All neutral pieces are done with Naturals Ivory and all accent pieces are Always Artichoke. The background was done with the new set called Sanded. True Friend from the Holiday Mini was used as well as the background stamp Paisley. The brads are from the Rich Regals Brad set and the ribbon is the Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain.
I did a little direct to paper on the flower image but no other techniques were used for this card. It is very simple and yet I am SO happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

Labor Day Weekend Challenges

Jen70, who hosts the weekly Friday Limited Supply Challenges is so wonderful at hosting some extra fun stuff each time a Holiday or Long Weekend comes along. Well, as not to disappoint this weekend had a 3 part Challenge.

It took me the entire weekend to create and post – I am pleased to say that I was able to complete all 3 challenges, each in separate cards.

I have already posted my first card of the 3 below, so here are the final 2.

This second card of the challenge was to use an animal stamp that is not normally supposed to be for Fall or Halloween. For this card I masked off the ball of yarn in the original stamp and instead used a pumpkin.

Both cards use Wild Wasabi for the card base.

This card also uses Pumpkin Pie CS and Designer Paper. The ribbons are Pumpkin Pie Grosrain and Wild Wasabi double stiched grosgrain. The brads are from the Rich Regal family.


On the third card, it’s size measures 4.25 X 4.25 plus the topper for a final size of 4.24 X 5.5. I also used Really Rust CS and Boho Designer Paper. You can find a complete tutorial on these Table Topper Cards Here.

I love having these extra challenges on the long holiday weekends. Since this one was my birthday I made sure I had a little extra time to stamp. But on any holiday weekend it is so nice to have an extra challenge to play with.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!!!!

I am on a roll!!

This has been such a great weekend! Somehow between working from home, unpacking the never ending pile of boxes in the garage and being a mom/wife I have somehow had time to stamp as well. Since it was my birthday on Sunday, that is what I asked for – time to stamp and watch the Nascar race. Sure, we had some of my dh’s family over and did a little party. But I have also been able to stamp 7 cards this weekend. That might just be a record for me (excluding a VSN weekend, which is coming up again just 1 week from now.)

I had some MoJo flowing tonight so I decided to check out the Featured Stampers Challenge from Sunday on SCS. The week the featured stamper was inglishira and here is her gallery.

My card uses So Saffron as the base with the Floral BG stamp. The panel across is Cameo Coral and mounted on Choc. Chip. The main image is Choc. Chip on Naturals Ivory and sponged with Saffron and Coral. I used the ticket punch on the corners and non – SU Ribbon is used to finish off the main image.

I feel like I am finally starting to get settled here and hopefully I will be able to keep up with the challenges. Again, I have to thank my friend Barb for getting my rear into gear and getting me back blogging again!!! Love Ya Girl!!

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!!

Wow I’ve been tagged!

I’ve really been trying to post regularly here and I have to say I think I’m doing pretty well. And apparently someone else thinks so too!!

My most faithful reader Barb has tagged me, and for this I am very honored. I have stamped quite a few cards this weekend and I will be posting them all soon but for now, I was to say Thanks!!! to Barb for getting me back to Blogging everyday!

Any time I come across a Blog I really enjoy, I subscribe. That way I know when something new is posted. I’ve subscribed to quite a few recently and one of them is Life of a Smallpigpig. Peggy is a self proclaimed swap-a-holic and posts many of those on her blog. Check her blog out here. So, Peggy I tag you!