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Friday, January 30, 2009

CAS - Clean & Simple

I was really excited to be asked to hostess the SCS Limited Supply challenge today! I was racking my brain all week when it hit me this afternoon. This week I discovered a member's gallery that is just amazing. I found her on a thread she started in General Stamping. You can see it here. In Susan's 1st post she says:

"for those of us who don't do techniques that require anything like "talent" or "skill," who don't layer our cards into inch-thick confections of pure gorgeousness, who don't have all the latest nesties or copics, who don't have coloring skills above kindergarten level, and who do love to make clean and simple and, most of all, EASY cards...please post your favorites from your own gallery, the ones that make you happy"

Susan is talking about Clean An Simple cards, otherwise known as CAS.

Today, we are filling the SCS gallery with CAS cards! Need a little inspiration? Here's Susan's beautiful gallery.

Here are the deets on the card I made for the challenge.

Stamps: DRS Designs
Paper: white, black, riding hood red, ruby red
Ink: black
Accessories: riding hood red taffeta ribbon, Copic markers, Heart to Heart punch

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

OMG! What a day!

It's so good to be back online. I don't know how I lived before the internet... LOL!

The day started with the alarm not going off.... because it wasn't on. (Don't want to go there.) But my first thought was, maybe there's no school. We were supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow. No such luck. Roads were horrible and I would never want to be a bus driver on days like this. DH and I got our multiply impaired son ready in 1/2 an hour (This is the 5th time this year so we know that team effort works. LOL) BUT... the bus was very late. And when she got here, the driver was on the hood trying to fix her wipers. I felt so badly for her. My dad has a driving job and doesn't understand why the schools were open.

Anyway.... I ended up going back to bed. I haven't been feeling very well and lots of things have been stressing me out. But my counselor called and I was able to get out of bed, take my meds, and make this card. That's when the Boot Drive on my computer went POOF. I don't even know what a boot drive is. I thought I lost everything. I learned that my stuff was on the hard drive. I thought it was all one thing. But hubby fixed it and ran off to work. I finally uploaded this card with a new updated version of photo software.... and wow! What a difference in the quality. It doesn't just brighten, it drops shadows.... in the pinpointed area!! So something good came out of it. But nothing on my To Do list got done... that makes 3 days in a row. (Sigh).

Now that I've rambled on and bored you, what do you think of the card I made?

Here are the deets:

Stamps: Marshmallow Mug - Impression Obsession, In the Spotlight - SU
Paper: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, white, pretty in pink & bashful blue, DSP
Accessories: Copic markers, eyelets, ribbon, brads, snow blossom punch, paper piercer, cocoa marker, dimensionals
Techniques: faux stitching

Thanks so much for visiting!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Color Challenge: pacific point, baja breeze, & garden green

I just received this High Hopes image and sentiment from my PIF friend sbs81. Thanks Stephanie! The frog on the inside of the card (pictured below is from SU's Toy Box.

Stamps: April & Mr. Waddles and sentiment - High Hopes
Paper: pacific point, baja beeze, baja breeze DSP, white
Ink: black, baja breeze for sponging the sky, sahara sand for sponging the ground
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, spiral clip

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Weekend of Stamping

I had a fun filled relaxing weekend of stamping. It's nice to do that once in awhile (but it also means I have a lot of laundry to catch up on!) Here are my favorites from the group.

Tomorrow, I'm sending this first card to Julie, an SCS member, at DBU and entering in a drawing on Jen del Muro's blog. You can find the information here. Students at DBU come from 50 different countries! It's nice that they do a card ministry. I've sent cards to her before and I'm glad to be doing it again.

For SCS's Inspiration challenge, I used this Lang calendar.

I'm also entering this card in January's Wish RAK challenge #2. My wish is the bashful blue Nestie.

I used a sketch I saw during the holidays at Verve.

Stamps: What's Moo? - Elzybells
Paper: close to cocoa, pretty in pink, pretty in pink DSP, bashful blue, white
Accessories: Copic markers, paper peircer and bashful blue marker, Nestie, scallop edge punch, dimensionals, taffeta ribbon
Techniques: faux stitching, sponging with green galore and bashful blue for the grass and sky

Featured stamper: Vicky Gould

* Used a different frog
* used similar colors
* changed the layout

Here's Vicky's adorable card.

The layout I used was one from Taylor's cupcake challenge: TECC25

This also qualifies for today's High Hopes challenge: Use Hearts

Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: bashful blue, wild wasabi, pretty in pink, regal rose, white
Ink: black, bashful blue, wild wasabi
Accessories: CB Swiss Dots (Wish RAK), scallop edge punch, Copic markers, Heart to Heart punch, dimensionals
Techniques: masking, sponging

This card measures 5.25 square. It was made for Gina K's January Release party Sweet challenge.

Stamps: fish - Gina K's Just Keep Swimming, sentiment - Gina K's Framed Friends, coral - High Hopes
Paper: real red, bashful blue, certainly celery, white, pumpkin pie DSP
Accessories: Copic markers, SU heart to Heart punch. ribbon