Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hope for Tomorrow ~ Triple Play

Woohoo! 2 Sketches 4 You picked this card as The Card of the Week:) Thanks so much, 2S4Y!

Whew...three challenges in one! It took me most of the afternoon to plan and complete (with a few interruptions for my three kiddos), but here it is. I found a new color challenge, The Color Dare #10 using Cameo Coral, Soft Suede & Bashful Blue. The Ways to Use It Challenge #251 over at Splitcoaststampers motivated me to dust off the Sense of Time stamp set and all was encorporated in Laura's Sketch #42 over at 2 Sketches 4 You. This was a fun card to make and I hope you all like it:)

Stamps: Sense of Time
Paper: Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Glossy White CS, Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Cameo Coral
Other: Corner Rounder, 1" Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, 3/16" & 5/8" Jumbo Brads, 1" Bashful Blue Grosgrain, Big Shot, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (non-SU)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You're On My Mind ~ cQc 13 & SC 261

I was inspired by the colors from Arielle's Colour Q Challenge #13 using Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White. In addition to the Colour Q Challenge, the Sketch Challenge #261 from Splitcoaststampers was just what I needed to create this happy card. Julie Renae also welcomed me to submit this card for her challenge, the Play Date Cafe Challenge #10...go check it out:)

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White CS, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Horizontal Slot Punch
Technique: Stamp with Marker

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good Works ~ MTSC 54 & CC 251

I was inspired to create this Good Works card using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #54 and the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge #251: Barely Dusty Grays using Barely Banana, Dusty Durango, and Basic Gray.

The Inspired by Nature stamp set was just what I need for the main oval panel and these fabulous colors. If you look closely, you'll see the grassy image stamped as a background on the base of the card.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Barely Banana, Dusty Durango, Basic Gray, Whisper White CS, Night & Day DSP
Ink: Barely Banana, Dusty Durango, Basic Gray
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Dusty Durango 1/2" Polka-Dot Ribbon, Button Latte, Linen Thread, 3/16 Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, sponge daubers, Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities (non-SU)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sweetest Day ~ MOJO 119 & OCC

I combined the MOJO Monday Week 119 Sketch Challenge and the Food & Drink Challenge at Our Creative Corner (OCC) with this yummy birthday card!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry CS, Cottage Wall DSP, watercolor paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Aqua Painter, Playground Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Corner Rounder, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (non-SU)

Princess Time ~ TPE 47 & CAS 47

This Princess Time card is the result of combining two challenges...The Pink Elephant #47 Sketch Challenge and the Clean & Simple (CAS) Challenge #47 over at Splitcoaststampers. The CAS challenge this week was to use the for inspiration. When I clicked over to the website, I was drawn to a princess crown and wand set that my dear daughter would love. However, I think my little princess loves the card even more...LOL! When she saw the card she said, "Oh, Mommy, is that for me?"

Stamps: Princess Time
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White CS, Night & Day DSP
Other: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain, Circle Nestabilities (non-SU)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

From My Heart ~ SSSC 50

Sunday...time for another one of Karen Giron's fabulous sketches, Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #50. The main panel of the sketch lended itself nicely in using this hat image.

I need to begin working on an Occasions Mini swap card using this new stamp set called Garden From the Heart. The garden hat image is beautiful but difficult to color with the intricate design...I definately need some more practice with it.

Stamps: Garden From the Heart
Ink: Black Stazon, Taken With Teal, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: More Mustard, Taken with Teal CS, Watercolor Paper, Autumn Splendor DSP
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Playground Designer Buttons

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Get Well Soon ~ FS 151

Hi everybody! It's good to be back after somewhat of a hiatus from stamping...

To get back in the swing of things, I headed to Splitcoaststampers to get some inspiration and what a great night to visit! The Featured Stamper #151 was just announced...the fabulous SmilyStef who hosts the inspiration challenge each week. Her gallery is amazing and full of inspiration! Here is Steph's card which led me to create this Get Well Soon card for a friend of mine who recently had surgery.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla CS, Bella Bleu DSP
Other: Circle Nestabilities (non-SU), Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies, Kraft Corduroy buttons, Natural Hemp Twine, Mini and Pop-Up Glue Dots