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Saturday, May 16, 2009

VSN - A Cupcake for Your Birthday

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge F

"Most people think lights, gambling, shows, fancy hotels, food, and shopping when they think of Vegas. Me? I think CSI! The original, the best, and my favorite TV show!

The amazing CSI team in Vegas *always* gets the bad guy...even if it's a season or two later, and even if the bad guy has *tried* to trick them. How do you try trick the CSI team? By FRAMING someone else, of course!

So... My challenge to you is to create a card (or project) using a FRAME.

You could stamp on the inside of your card and use dies or punches to create the frame on the front, you could add a frame embellishment, you could alter an actual frame for an inspiration quote...the possibilities are only as limited as your imagination (and those criminals can be pretty imaginative, so try to keep up!)"

Stamps: Oh, So Sweet (Wish RAK), It's Your Birthday
Paper: chocolate chip, real red, real red DSP, DCWV retro prints mat stack
Accessories: kraft taffeta ribbon, circle & scallop punches
Technique: window card

VSN - Birthdays are the Best

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge H

"My challenge to you leaves nothing to chance. You are sure to be a winner when you use this sketch reminiscent of a slot machine."

Stamp: It's Your Birthday - SU
Paper: rose red, ballet blue, white, DCWV spring mat stack
Ink: certainly celery, rose red, & ballet blue markers
Accessories: ribbon, gems, square punches, dimensionals

The middle square is popped up on dimensionals.

VSN - You're A Star

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge G

"My Challenge to you is to make a card using a grid technique (like a Bingo card~ squares, rectangles, embossing folders, scor-pal/it). In making your card you must use a "sponging" technique."

Stamps: Tiny Talk, Just So Sayings
Colors: more mustard, so saffron, barely banana, ballet blue
Accessories: ribbon, square punches, large & small SU star punches, dimensionals, more mustard & ballet blue markers, Nesties (Wish RAK)

VSN - Wonderful Performance!

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge E

"I haven't been to Vegas in a very, very long time....but the one thing my parents are always talking about is the food! All the buffets, and gourmet pastry shops and cafes, and the restaurants out there are just top notch. It seems like whatever you want to whatever time you want available to you.

My challenge to you.....create a card or project inspired by food (or non-alcoholic drink)!!! "

Ugh! I was planning on paper piercing the outer edge of the chocolate chip layer, but I can't find my template! I just had it in my hands while cleaning off my table from last night. I once heard of people misplacing remotes in the fridge. So, I'm trying to think of weird places I might of put it! LOL! DH is trying to help. He always finds things I lose... yep. I misplace things a lot!

Stamps: Here's the Scoop - My Favorite Things, Warm Words - SU
Colors: close to cocoa, chocolate chip, real red, cool caribbean
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, Swiss Dots CB (Wish RAK), scallop edge punch, dimensionals
Sketch: FTL42

This is for my niece after she performs her routines at this year's dance recital. We usually have dessert afterward! Yum!

VSN - Friday Night

Virtual Stamp Night - May 15
Challenge C

"When I first saw that the theme was going to be Vegas inspired it made me think of the tables. The card table, the roulette...well you get the idea. What do they all have in common the colors red and black baby!! The suits of the cards (red and black), the roulette wheel setup (red and black), are you starting to see a trend here?

Here is my challenge should you choose to accept:
Use red and black to make your project with the neutral being white. No other colors allowed...sorry them's the rules here in Vegas doll."

Stamps: Gina K - Langley Boy Designs - Gettin' Buggy with It
Colors: red, white, black
Accessories: circle punches, Martha Stewart ladybug punch, ribbon, black marker

I turned the Fall To Layout #41 found here.

Virtual Stamp Night - May 15
Challenge D

"When I hear “Viva Las VSN (Vegas)” … I think back to my childhood. ..… when my mother worked as a waitress there, she’d come home every once in a while and tell us how she saw Elvis eating with a whole bunch of his ‘buddies’ and occasionally even waited on his entourage.

So, thinking of Elvis … I tried to think slightly outside the box and kept coming back to his favorite snack:
Fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches” Yummo!

So … I wanted to go for a color challenge … Here’s the “rules” – use them loosely if you don’t have the specific supplies, but give it a whirl …

1. Colors:
a. Banana (or Saffron)
b. Creamy Caramel (peanut butter)
c. Close to Cocoa (for the ‘fried’ part)
2. You must use something MUSICAL:
a. Can be background paper
b. Can be musical instrument or note as the focal point
c. Can be an image of singing

Have FUN with it!"

Stamps: Mini Mates
Paper & Ink: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, so saffron, white
Accessories: ribbon, ticket corner punch, close to cocoa marker

The sentiment is hand written. This card measures 3x3.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Only Summer Kisses

SCS Color Challenge: Only Summer Kisses
only orange, summer sun, kiwi kiss

I made another Rock & Roll CAS14 card with today's color challenge. I used so saffron on the lemons and used the Rock & Roll technique using summer sun. I repeated the same technique for the limes and oranges using certainly celery with kiwi kiss and apricot appeal with only orange.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Heard from the Heart (Stampin' Up!)
Designer paper (unknown source)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Follow Your Dreams

CAS Challenge #14 - Let's Rock & Roll!

I had a hard time Sunday evening (been sick for a few days) and finally stopped and decided on this card for this week's sample. I hope it's CAS enough!

Stamps: Seasonal Cuties, Treasure Seeker - The Angel Comapny
Paper: white, bashful blue, SAB designer paper (all SU)
Ink: bashful blue, so saffron, apricot appeal
Accessories: ribbon, homemade cloud template made with scallop scissors
Techniques: Rock & Roll, sponging

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

There is also another CAS Challenge design team call for the summer months. You can read all about it here!

Although my Mother's Day was quite uneventful due to being sick, my DS insisted that I have breakfast in bed. He's so cute! There's no greater joy than being a Mom! And our family is all excited. My sister just received wonderful news on her Mother's Day! They are adopting a baby girl that will arrive in about a month! My sis and BIL have been wanting another baby since their first child was born 7 years ago. After losing two precious babies and a few miscarriages, they decided on adoption. I am so happy for them! I had no idea that this was possibly happening when I made the "Think Pink" card I posted last week (the post below). Now I have a person to send the card to!