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Friday, July 4, 2008

Home of the Brave

Happy 4th of July to my American Friends!

This is yet another image I received from my wonderful PIF friends. The sentiment is hand written.

Stamps: Hometown Pride - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: white, close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: chocolate chip, real red, & brilliant blue markers, white gel pen, hodgepodge hardware, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon

Pinks & Browns

The PIF challenge has moved to Fridays! PIF (Pay It Forward) is a type of swap found in the Swap forum under the Everything Else sub-forum. Want a lot of new images but can't afford the stamps? Come see us! It's fun!


I think I turned Riley into Sophia! Oh my! But real moose wear pink, right?!?

This is a double challenge:
Hannah Stamps summer/outdoor challenge
PIF Challenge #2 - Use Pinks & Browns

I used a chocolate chip marker to add dots on Riley's boots and to draw stripes on the pot. I used a rub-on on the watering can.

This card measures 4.25 square. I use A Muse 4.5 square envelopes.

Stamps: Garden Riley - Hannah Stamps, Polka Dots & Paisley - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, white, pretty in pink
Ink: black stazon, chocolate chip, creamy caramel
Accessories: SAB rub-ons, Copic markers, chocolate chip SU marker, ribbon, circle punch, brad

Did you know that I keep a running weekly listing of all the challenges I find on the web? You can find the link here.


Stamps: Underthehoodybella - Stamping Bella
Paper: chocolate chip, white, pretty in pink DSP, Loves Me DP
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: SU markers, spiral clip, ribbons, dazzling diamonds

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Before & After Challenge #3

Welcome to the third Before & After Challenge!

Each week, I'll have you choose a card of your own to redo. Each week there will be a different element to change. The rest of the card should stay the same or close to it. For fun, tell us why you chose the card you did! Post it back to this thread for everyone to see. If you use SCS, please use the keyword: BAC03.


I chose to redo my color challenge card from yesterday. I wasn't really happy with it and was thinking it was the Swiss Dots panel. Did it need to be changed or tweaked? I didn't know. But I was lucky to get lots of feedback on SCS yesterday. I found out the the Swiss Dots layer was well like. People loved the layout. And the DP looking stamped bakground was a hit, too. The advice I received was to add layers that would make it pop because purely pomegranate is a strong bold color.


So, the card at the left is the result. I added both black and purely pomegranate layers to achieve the Pop factor. I also changed the double stitched ribbon to wine organdy because the new card looked more elegant to me. So, what do you think: Did I get the Pop factor?

Stamps: Live Your Dream, Tiny Talk
Paper: purely pomegranate, basic black, white
Ink: purely pomegranate, basic black, certainly celery, wild wasabi
Accessories: SU markers, blender pen w/ wasabi reinker, circle punches, CB Swiss Dots, ribbon
Techniques: stamping off

All images from Stampin' Up!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Pay It Forward

I made this card for the first PIF Image challenge on Splitcoast. PIF (Pay It Forward) is a type of swap found in the Swap forum under the Everything Else sub-forum. Want a lot of new images but can't afford the stamps? Come see us! It's fun!

Stamps: Changito - Stampendous, sentiment - SU's Mini Mates
Paper: wild wasabi, basic black, white, wild wasabi DSP, DCWV retro mat stack
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, brad, white gel pen, black marker for dots

Supplies are from Stampin' Up unless noted differently.

Featured Stamper Inspirations

Hoppy 4 You

Featured Stamper: chelemom

I used the same layout and a similar sentiment. Here's Michele's cute card.

Stamps: Just So Hoppy - Gina K Designs, Boho Backgrounds & Brushstroke Numbers - SU
Paper: black, creamy caramel
Ink: creamy caramel , white, Apple Cider DP
Accessories: ribbon, Copic markers, creamy caramel, CM custom cutting system, circle punch

Wish Big

Featured Stamper: Lzappa

I used the same layout as the card on the left in the grouping. I changed the DP and main image. Here's Lisa's adorable set of cards.

Stamps: Stamping Bella, Short & Sweet, Priceless
Paper: bashful blue, white, certainly celery, certainly celery DSP, Cutie Pie DP
Ink: black, bashful blue
Accessories: Marvy flower punch, gem bling, markers

All colored cardstock & ink are from Stampin' Up!