RSS Feed

Tag Archives: Color Challenge

Best of Your Kind

Today I have a card that uses a lot of stamps.  I pulled up Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge and decided I wanted to make my own patterned paper.  I pulled out Dot Spot from Papertrey Ink and stamped the Whisper White layer in Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze and Wild Wasabi.  Some images were stamped off to make them softer looking.  I then added paper piercing and distressing to that layer before matting it with Cajun Craze card stock.  Another piece of Cajun Craze card stock was embossed with the Lattice Embossing Folder and then attached to the card.  I added a strip of Wild Wasabi punched with the Scallop Trim punch and a retired piece of Baja Breeze double striped ribbon.  The main image is a Crumb Cake layer cut out with an oval nestability and then sponged with Whisper White craft ink.  I stamped the leaf from Four of a Kind from Papertrey Ink in Wild Wasabi and then added the Cajun Craze flowers.  Two are cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is from Autumn Abundance, also from Papertrey Ink.  It is punched out with the Word Window Punch.

It looks like it may be a cooler day today.  I’m hoping for some more rain.  This morning I picked Cookie up from the vet.  She is now fully vetted and ready for adoption!  I bet she is going to make some family very happy.  Now I just need to let her rest and recover from her spay surgery and she’ll be ready to go.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Dot Spot, Autumn Abundance, Four of a Kind
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze, Whisper White craft ink
Accessories: mat pack, cutters tool kit, scallop trim punch, sticky strip, dimensionals, nestabilities, sponge dauber, word window punch


Mambo Smiles and Exciting News

I apologize for not getting a post up yesterday.  My sister is staying with us and I took on a big outdoor project this weekend.  I decided on Saturday morning that I’d go to the local nursery to attend their tree auction.  Each year they auction of shrubs and trees and I’ve never had a chance to attend.  I ended up with the winning bid on 2 Serviceberry trees.  So on Saturday Roger and I hauled home two trees and planted them.  I’m not kidding when I say that it’s exhausting work.  Sunday we barely did anything besides a few errands and yesterday I had a dentist appointment and I volunteered for the school district with Market Day pick up.

Today I decided to combine Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch #89 with the color challenge at SCS.  This color combo was a stretch for me – Melon Mambo, More Mustard and Baja Breeze.  I can’t say it’s something I would have come up with on my own, but I like the way the card turned out.  I used Four of a Kind from Papertrey Ink.

I have some exciting news to share with you!  I’ve accepted a Design Team position for SUO Challenges.  If you don’t know SUO stands for Stampin’ Up! Only.  The challenges will start next month on September 7th.  I am no longer a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but these challenges are for demonstrators and customers alike that enjoy using Stampin’ Up! products.  I hope you’ll check the challenges out and play along with us.  You can find the challenge blog here.  Challenges will take place every other Tuesday.

Caring Kid

Wow, has it been quiet around here.   I don’t know if it’s summer winding down and being super busy, but I miss hearing from all of you!  I combined the Mojo Monday Sketch with the Color Challenge for this week (Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake & Poppy Parade).  I have to say I love this stamp set.  I’ve been having a fun time using the boy and girl with the school books and lunch sack, but it was time to move on to a different image in this set.  I picked this little girl holding a heart and paired it with the sentiment from the Level I Hostess set Because I Care.  I did pull out a new package of Newsprint Designer Series Paper for this card, but I’m using up Alpine Originals ribbon.  I just loved this Chocolate Chip stitched felt ribbon and I still have a roll left.

I’d love to hear what you think of my card.  I hope you are having a fabulous week.  School starts one week from today!  Can you tell I’m excited?

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Because I Care
Paper: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Newsprint dsp
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Alpine Originals ribbon, dimensionals, AquaPainter

Bunches of Love

I’m still working my way through my bag of CHA goodies.  I sat down and combined the Color Combo with Mercy’s Sketch Challenge. I used another My Favorite Things stamp set.  This time I pulled Flopsey Flowers out of my bag.

I started this card by stamping the rabbit image on Whisper White cardstock and using my AquaPainter and Early Espresso ink to color him in.  I LOVE watercoloring and he reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit.  We don’t read that book often in our house because it causes Colin to cry and then Evan starts and soon we are all sobbing.  I gave him a colorful bouquet of Riding Hood Red flowers with an Always Artichoke stem.  I used dimensionals to attach him to a Crumb Cake oval Nestabilities cut out.  I sponged it with Whisper White craft ink and then added the paper piercing.  I don’t have a template I just eyeball it.  The base of the card is Riding Hood Red and is layered with Early Espresso, Love Letters dsp and a piece of Blushing Bride that was embossed with the Elegant Flowers embossing folder.  I added a strip of Taffeta ribbon from my strap bin.  The sentiment tag is Very Vanilla and was stamped with Early Espresso ink.  I finished it off with 2 flowers.  I simply punched a 1″ circle for each out of Riding Hood Red ink, cut around the circle and rolled them.  The dazzling diamonds is super sparkly in real life so I don’t know why it didn’t photograph well.  I added 2 Old Olive leaves to each flower.  I punched a 3/4″ Old Olive circle and then punched out a portion with the same punch.

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.  This week is just flying by!  Tomorrow Bandit goes to the vet to have his surgery to get “fixed”.  Then we can officially adopt him!  The kids are super excited about that.  The weekend is almost here and I can’t wait!

Stamps: My Favorite Things – Flopsey Flowers
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Love Letters dsp, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Early Espresso, Whisper White craft ink, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke
Accessories: AquaPainter, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, mat pack, nestabilities, dimensionals, glue dots, 1″ circle punch, Pretties Kit, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Summer Sunshine

Posted on

Yesterday I started to play along with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on SCS and found the Red, Yellow and Green color challenge.  These are not normally colors I combine together to make a card.  It’s a little out of the box for me.  I knew if I was going to make it work, it would have to be very clean and simple.

My first thought of yellow and green was Lemons and Limes, so I pulled out Tart and Tangy and got to stamping and masking.  I stamped a few extras on scraps of Whisper White, cut them out and in half and popped them up on dimensionals. I added the sentiment from Something Sweet in Poppy Parade.  The final colors I worked with were Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Something Sweet
Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch
Techniques: masking