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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Inspired Cherries

SCS Inspiration Challenge 5/23/09
Scarlet Berries Handbag

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Spring Party
Paper: WW, brocade blue DSP
Ink: real red, garden green, brocade blue
Accessories: red gingham ribbon, real red marker

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thinking of Summer

Stamp: Biker Bee - Stampendous
Paper: white, real red, real red DSP, pacific point, pacific point DSP
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, CM custom cutting system, paper piercer, ribbon, buttons & thread, dimensionals, scallop circle Nestie (Wish RAK)

Limited Supply Challenge: Circle of Life
ssnotime88 - red, white & blue
Sketch - inspired by Jen Del Muro's TCP Tuesday card

Stamps: Here's the Scoop - My Favorite Things
Paper: bashful blue, white, Stampin' Up DSP, chocolate chip
Ink: Palette burnt umber, bashful blue SU marker
Accessories: ribbon, Copic markers, scalloped Nestie (Wish RAK)
Technique: masking

SCS Ways to Use It challenge: repeated stamping (I chose to use the masking technique with my repeated stamping.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

VSN - Celebrating You

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge N

"My challenge is to think back to all those performers in Vegas, new or old, they are in the SPOTLIGHT! Use the SPOTLIGHT TECHNIQUE anywhere on your card!! "

Stamps: main image (DRS Designs), leopard BG (SU ?) Aida Cloth BG (SU), Mixed Greetings (SU)
Paper: more mustard, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, white
Accessories: ribbon, Copic markers, designer label & circle punches
Technique: spotlight
Wish RAK: backgrounds

Color Challenge - You have a friend in me.

SCS Color Challenge: only orange, brilliant blue, rose red

I love brilliant blue, but it can be over-whelming.... kind of like a super rich chocolate dessert that's delicious but can only be tolerated in small quantities! :)

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: brilliant blue, WW
Ink: brilliant blue, bashful blue (sky), rose red, only orange, close to cocoa, garden green
Accessories: gel pen, SU markers, Michael's ribbon, sponge

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Double Challenge

CAS15 Challenge: Black & White & 1 Bold Bright

It also qualifies for a VSN challenge:
Virtual Stamp Night - May 15
Challenge B

"One of the first things I think of when I think of Vegas is weddings!! But not just any old traditional wedding. Vegas has some very non-traditional wedding’s and that is what I want to focus!! We can all make something simple and elegant, but I want quirky and out of the box!

My only requirement is I want to see bright bold colors on a wedding card!"

Stamps: Short & Sweet - Stampin' Up!
Paper: white, black, pink passion, DCWV spring mat stack
Accessories: black marker, ribbon (SU & Offray), square punches, Heart to Heart punch (SU)

This sketch is a modified version of Fall to Layout #26

A Note of Thanks

Featured Stamper: Joan Ervin

* similar layout and color scheme
* Different bird stamps
* Different shaped Nestie
* similar scallop punch and DP
* brads instead of pearls
* standard card size instead of a square card

I rarely make such a frilly card. It was soooo much fun! Here's Joan's beautiful card!

Stamps: Cheep Talk (SU)
Paper: white, pretty in pink, regal rose, soft sky, & kiwi kiss DP
Ink: close to cocoa, old olive, pretty ink pink, pumpkin pie, baja breeze
Accessories: primas, brads, eyelets & ribbon, SU scallop punch, Top Note die cuts, dimensionals
Wish RAK: Top Note dies, primas, SU markers

VSN - Fantastic News!

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge I

"My challenge for you is to try your luck at making a monochromatic green (with envy) card. You may only use shades of green with 1 neutral. All embellishments and papers must be green. No additional colors can be used. Your ribbon can only have green unless it contains your neutral color. This goes the same for your brads, buttons, charms, hardware, etc... ONLY GREEN!!! (if your dp has more than green, don't use it.)"

Fantastic News... I'm not green with envy. Really, I'm not.


Wish RAKs: Upsy Daisy, CB Birds & Swirls, sclloped Nesties
Stamps: Upsy Daisy - SU, Tag Lines - Gina K Designs
Colors: certainly celery, white

VSN Show Girl - Flaunt It!

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge J

What gets crammed into the "suitcase":
*CHECK* 5 layers of dp and/or cardstock
*CHECK* 3 colors of ink
*CHECK* 1 image
*CHECK* 1 sentiment
*CHECK* 3 dew drops (brads, bling or liquid pearls)
*CHECK* Stickles, Shimmerz, glitter or glittery gel pen to glam it up!!
*CHECK* some sponging....
*CHECK* and to get the suitcase closed, you'll need some ribbon!!

Only part of the stickles is captured in the photo. It's on both shoes and on the feathered hat.

Stamps: Tickled Pink - TAC, Hey, Chick - Unity
Colors: black, rose red, pretty in pink
Accessories: organdy ribbon, gems, Stickles, rose red marker, sponge, dimensionals, Copic markers, DP

VSN - Knit Happens

Virtual Stamp Night - May 16
Challenge K

Lucky #7 - 7 brads

Stamp: Sophia: Hanna Stamps
Colors: pretty in pink, regal rose, chocolate chip, white
Accessories: chocolate chip marker, brads, ribbons, Martha Stewart lace punch, Nestie (Wish RAK)

The sentiment is hand-written.