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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Changito with some Favorites from SCS

I have some faves to show you from the SCS gallery along with a couple of Stampendous Changito CAS cards I made last month for the July 4th holiday challenges. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

CAS Holiday Challenge #16: Theme Challenge -
Things that Fly on the Fourth of July

Stamps: Changito (Stampendous), sentiment (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, SU pink pirouette dsp & chocolate chip, unknown paisly dp
Ink: black, Copic markers, chocolate chip
Tools: SU border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities label
Accessories: pop up dots

CAS Holiday Challenge #3: Things that sparkle

I used a stamp from a Gina K. Designs set called, Bug me Anytime for the "fireworks." Then I added red rhinestones to the center of them.

Inspired by this card by Qbee.

Stamps: Changito (Stampendous), Background & sentiment images (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, black
Ink: black, Copic markers
Tools: SU punch
Accessories: rhinestones

And as promised, here are some more gallery favorites:

With or Without?

This is one of the two Rubbernecker "Create a Garden" sets that I demoed at the Novi Stamp Show last weekend. After I was done with my card and uploading it on SCS, I wasn't sure if I was entirely satisfied with it. I ended up going back to my craft room with it. After adding the gingham bow, I still wasn't happy. I decided it just wasn't colorful enough so I colored the butterflies with Honey and Maize Copic markers. (The pot was colored with Apricot and Honey Copic markers.)

So which one do you like better? The first one or the "stepped up" second version?

These cards were made for the SCS Free 4 All Challenge: Frames

Rubbernecker Stamps: Create a Garden set 2 (513), sentiment (25_02)
Paper: white, bashful blue, lovely lilac
Ink: SU bashful blue, lovely lilac, wild wasabi & pumpkin pie, Memento black,
Copic markers (Apricot & Honey)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 17 & Shapeabilities ribbon banners,
Cuttlebug Victoria EF

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Stamps, Stamp Show Photos & More

I had a lot of fun at last weekend's Novi Stamp Show. I helped demo some Rubbernecker stamps with Charlene (a.k.a. LilLuvsStampin). I've posted a couple of photos that Charlene took at the bottom of this post.

I've had fun making cards with some of my new stamps. I love the teddy bears in this set of inchies! There are 30 images in this set (426). I used three of the images to make a Congratulations card for my son's physical therapist. Her first grandson entered the world prematurely but is doing well! I'm so happy for her, but I'll also be happy to see her back in Michigan. My son has been doing so awesome in therapy. Yesterday, with little assistance, he stood for the first time since his surgery in May and even took a few steps with a walker!

Rubbernecker Stamps: Teddy Bear Inchies (426), sentiment (25_11)
Paper: white, SU certainly celelry, bashful blue, retired dp
Ink: Memento black, chocolate chip, Copic markers
Tools: 1" & 1.25" square punches
Accessories: SU white taffeta ribbon

This week's CAS challenge is a sketch by DT member, Terri (Die Cut Diva).

Rubbernecker Stamps: 2 part flourish (546_06), sentiment from Garden Shrub set (560)
Paper: white, kraft
Ink: chocolate chip, crumb cake
Accessories: prima, brad, retired SU ribbon

I think this lady (Jessica) looks like Julia Roberts in the 1990 movie, Pretty Woman. In the movie she wore a brown with white polka-dot dress and a hat like this image. You can see her in the trailer here.

Color Challenge: kraft, red, yellow & optional green
I used creamy caramel instead of kraft(crumb cake) because I only have a marker in that color.

Rubbernecker Stamps: Jessica (237_02),
sentiment (237_04), grass is from Kittie Kit master #1
Paper: GKD heavy weight white
Ink: Memento black, SU creamy caramel, chocolate chip, & real red, Copic markers (R27 cadmium red, Y17 golden yellow, E37 sepia, E33 sand, E51 milky white, E41 pearl white)
Accessories: rhinestone stickers, SU white taffeta ribbon

Me, Charlene, & Jules
(3 members of the Stampin" Sisterhood ~ Rubbernecker Design Team)

Charlene & Roxie (a.k.a. Rox71 ~ SCS Sketch Challenge Hostess)