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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Continuing my holiday weekend filled with challenges around the web!

I'm back with my 3rd challenge for my holiday stamping weekend.
Gina K. Designs
May Release Sketch Challenge
hosted by Theresa Momber

I had fun with this. I chose one of Theresa's sets for my focal image and I even got brave enough to try some sponging in a color I'm not used to using but Theresa likes to use... yellow :)

You're Such a Blessing

Stamps: Autumn Beauty, Masculine Messages (Gina K Designs)
Paper: white, Stampin' Up chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie dsp, & Razzleberry Lemonade dsp
Ink: SU summer sun, creamy caramel & close to cocoa; Palette burnt umber; SU markers: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, summer sun; Copic markers: G24 Willow, E71 Champagne, & E74 cocoa brown
Accessories: CM custom cutting system (large oval), SU oval, circle & designer label punches, Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop oval die; SU chocolate chip taffeta ribbon


Favorites - Lots of Creativity Here!

WOW! These stampers have a lot of creativity running through their blood!

Leesajm - May 26
nancystamps - May 25
Mothermark - May 22
ejkeaton - May 21
merniebug - May 21
patsmethers - May 20
catdidit - May 20 (CAS)
Toy - May 19 (Look carefully at the sofa!)
Angelwood - May 19
LorriHeiling - May 17
TinaG604 - May 7
TinaG604 - May 6
geobeck - May 1
stampersandee - April 28
HopePackages - April 11
Marilynn - April 8
Shell1969 - February


Gina K Designs May Release Color Challenge

Gina K Designs May Release
Color Challenge: red, blue, & yellow

Stamps: Spring has Sprung, Bug Me Anytime ~ for the sentiment (Gina K Designs)
Paper: turquoise sea (GKD) and white
Ink: Memento black, SU real red marker, Copic Markers: BG15 Aqua, R27 cadmium red, Y21 buttercup yellow, Y38 honey
Accessories: SU ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, CM custom cutting system, Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop circle die

Favorites - Cards that make me say, "Awww!"

I'm back from the gallery with some cards that just made me say, "Awww!"

artsy_em - May 23 (CAS)
darleenstamps - May 22 (CAS)
stampit74 - May 20
jojot - May 20
stamp my day - May 20 (CAS)
deborahmegan - May 18
criminalgrace - May 13 (CAS)
criminalgrace - May 13 (CAS)
StampGroover - April 26 (CAS)
basilefamily - April 6
texasjodylynn - April 4
TreasureOiler - April 1


Inspired by this stunning Camille Centerpiece bowl

Double Challenge

SCS Inspiration Challenge:
Crate and Barrel
I chose this Camille Centerpiece Bowl as my inspiration piece.

StampTV - Blast from the Past (Partial Embossing)
This challenge may be from the past, but it's the first time I've used this technique!

I chose to go clean & simple to capture the striking look of the blue and white centerpiece bowl. I wish I didn't have such a hard time photographing dark ribbon.

Stamps: Lovely Labels (Gina K Designs)
Paper: white & night of navy
Ink: night of navy
Accessories: pop-up dots, SU ribbon, Cuttlebug Victoria EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 1

For a larger view, click on the photo.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Favorites: Ribbon Treatments

I love the ribbon treatments on these cards I found while cruising the SCS gallery this week!

lisahenke - April 6
booga3 - April 7
Sarah.Jane - April 11
rsalamon - April 11
LateBlossom - April 26
Kristin Moore - April 27
hobbydujour - May 4
va.sunshine - May 14
joan ervin - May 17
sf9erfan - May 17
deborahmegan - May 18
va.sunshine - May 23
ctorina - May 25
garkarlon - May 25


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bloom with Joy

SCS Sketch Challenge 282

Stamps: Bella Blossoms, Falling Leaves (Stampin Up!)
sentiment (Make and Impression)
Paper: pacific point, kiwi kiss, white
Ink: pacific point, kiwi kiss, craft white
square punch
white taffeta ribbon
edge punch (Martha Stewart)
pop-up dots

Fancy Favorites mixed with a few CAS cards!

I have a few more beauties to show off!

dpkennedy - May 17, 2010
dpkennedy - May 17, 2020
dpkennedy - May 17, 2010
dpkennedy - June 17, 2009
dpkennedy - March 26, 2009 (CAS)
dpkennedy - February 13, 2009
dpkennedy - March 25, 2008
(She needs to stamp more often!)

LateBlossom - May 17 (CAS)
LateBlossom - May 17 (CAS)
LateBlossom - May 24 (CAS)
Late Blossom - May 24 (CAS)

Beate - March 25
Beate - May 6
Beate - May 17
Beate - May 21
Beate - May 23


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I need the beach!

On Sunday, I heard it was going to be unusually warm this week and I posted that funny ice cream truck picture I found on StampTV for the their inspiration challenge. Well........ the weather forecasters were right! It's sweltering, especially inside my home! Ugh! The air conditioner isn't working! I'm right now waiting for a friend of my brother to come over and take a look at it. He installed it 3 years ago, so we are still under warranty.

I would really love being at the beach right now with a breeze like on this card I made for yesterday's Splitcoast CAS challenge and CPC's color challenge. I'm settling for a fan blowing on me so I can bare the laptop keeping me warm. My kitty has finally gotten the hint that I don't want her on my lap. LOL! She's relaxing on the back of the recliner.

So, here's my beach beach CAS/color challenge card. Recipe is below :)

CAS Challenge: Summer Themed Cards
ALSO the 2nd CAS Summer DT search challenge

Christian Paper Crafts
Color Challenge: tan, white, red + 1 or 2 additional bold colors

Stamps: Lazy Days of Summer (GKD)
Paper: white, creamy caramel
Ink: Palette burnt umber, creamy caramel, real red, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: sponging, tearing

Both challenges are linked under the Monday Challenges on the side bar.

Fabulous & Frilly Favorites

I have some fabulous and frilly cards and projects to show you from cruising the SCS gallery. (I still have so much to catch up on... I've missed so much stuff lately. Sigh)

WOW - Don't miss out on seeing these beauties!!

Saturday, May 22

Friday, May 21
markie's mom

Thursday, May 20

Wednesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 18

Sunday, May 16

Wednesday, May 12

Saturday, May 8

Thursday, May 6

Saturday, May 1

sugarstamper at comca


Sunday, May 23, 2010

I heard it's going to be sweltering this week...

StampTV INSPIRE24 Challenge
Isn't this picture hilarious?!?

I got a little carried away with this card. And then when I thought I was done, I made a smudge. So... here's my very embellished card. What do you think? (Recipe below)

Lazy Days of Summer - GKD
I used my new bubblegum pink cs... love it!

Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories: circle punches, SU edge punch, gingham ribbon, rhinestones



I loved this week's SCS sketch challenge. I haven't had the chance to use it, yet, but I've seen some awesome cards! Here are just a few of my faves.
Wendybell (CAS)
stampingout (CAS)
bon2stamp (CAS)
One Happy Stamper

You're My Hero

Double Challenge

StampTV Color Challenge
red, white, & blue

CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge
(Just discovered this one!!!)
One Layer Card

Lazy Days of Summer - GKD
sentiment - Masculine Messages - GKD

Ink: ruby red, bashful blue, brilliant blue
Accessories: ribbon, button, thread


Favorites - posted Sunday, May 23

I have a ton of cards in my favorites this week. It will take me days to link them all. I thought I'd start with the featured stamper and then randomly link some cards that don't seem like they have gotten the love they deserve.

Featured Stamper: NCSUnikki (My challenge card is in the post below.)

VSN "Sorry Turtle"
SC265 - Hello
Keep Believin'
Moments FS146 (CAS)
Peas on Earth
Have a Merry One MTSC46
Skating Ginger
FS119 - "Happy Birthday"
Halloween Treats for Teacher
Halloween Treats for Preschoolers

Friday, May 21

peanutbee (CAS)
eryn@Unity (CAS)


Featured Stamper Inspired (5/23/10)

SCS Featured Stamper: NCSUnikki

I was inspired by this adorable Paws I Care card.

I used a similar layout and used a paw print BG. I used a Riley image instead of that cute doggy Nikki used. I used blue as my accent color instead of red. And finally, I moved the sentiment.

Detective Riley: Riley & Company
sentiment: TAC
paw print: not sure

Paper: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, ballet blue, white
Ink: Palette burnt umber, chocolate chip, Copic markers
Accessories: SU modern label & large oval punches, American Crafts ribbon