Jun 30, 2007
How do you win these goodies? - #1 Leave a comment on this post telling me your name (First only), Where you live (City, State) and one thing that you plan to do this summer for FUN
#2 - Visit any other blog posted from either my list of blogs I read or the one's from the Blogger's Challenge and leave a comment on their blog as well but report back as to who's blog you visited.
Simple enough & have fun as there are some fabulous blogs out there!
Contest will end on Friday morning 8:00 am (PST) and I will draw a name from the enteries and post the winner by 5:00 pm (PST)
Happy thoughts & Hugs, Ida
Jun 29, 2007
A group of stamper's that I belong to decided to start a "Blogger's Challenge" where we will all post cards to our blogs based on ie: sketch, color scheme, card layout etc...and see how different everyone's cards are even though we used the same basic theme. For the first challenge we were assigned to recreate a card layout based on a card found in the Fall/Winter Preview catalog from Stampin'Up! on page 10. We could use any stamps we wanted or even the same ones but we had to change the colors to make ours unique.
Now I must admit this certainly was a "Challenge" for me. For one thing I was not overly fond of the particular card layout. It's NOT my style but I took up the challenge & am posting my card.
For my card I used the Pumpkin from the Preview Catalog set, Year after Year.
Card base: Old Olive, Circles were punched with 1 1/4" punch on Au Chocolate Paper that I brayered Pumpkin Pie ink on to gie the dots some color. I colored my pumpkin image with Stampin'Pastels & speckled it with chocolate chip ink using Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The sentiment is from Holidays & Wishes also in the Fall Preview catalog and stamped with Garden Green ink. I added a strip of Pumpkin Pie and a Mustard brad and ruffled chocolate ribbon to the side.
Please visit these other great blogs to see their samples as well.
Stamp with Sarah
Kim’s Basement Stamping
Toni’s Adventures in Stamping & Scrapbooking
Stamp with Sue
The Technique Trail
Jun 28, 2007
Jun 26, 2007
Then I paired that with an equally cool (okay I love that word) set of stamps from (Hero Arts) called, Sketched Birds.
Jun 25, 2007
Jun 24, 2007
Since I had extra paper left over I decided to make another very similar card as the previous post. Details are pretty much the same. The only changes I made were to cut my pieces a little smaller and I used the "Bubbles" embossing folder, a smaller chipboard flower, a heart brad and a different sentiment from (Holidays & Wishes) one of the new sets in the SU Preview catalog.
I just happened to have a package of Limited Edition Fruit Fantasy Tic Tac's on my desk & a "light bulb" went off in my head when I went to photograph this card. I realized those colors were pretty much the same as the card with the exception of the lime color but hey it looks great anyway.
Enjoy & have a great day! Ida
Jun 23, 2007
For this card I used a $1 set of clear stamps (Studio G) that I got at our local JoAnn's.
Jun 21, 2007
Okay so apparently I "goofed" a little yesterday and did a card that wasn't the "official" sketch but I still got credit for it. However today I have done the correct sketch for my card.
Stamp set: Text Boxed (PAPERTREYink)
Card Stock: Pink Passion, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pink Passion, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Other: Black EP, Dewy Geranium EP (Orbitz by Comotion), Ribbon (May Arts), Rhinestone Brads (Ice & Fire Circles - SU), Frosted Lace Stickles
I embossed the solid flower image with the Geranium EP and the frame with Black EP cut out the flower image and glued it inside the frame then layered it to the Wasabi piece. I stamped my flowers on the whisper white with Wasabi & Pink Passion and then layered these pieces with black & white. The sentiment was stamped in black and layered to the Wasabi piece. I used mounting tape to pop up the main flowers & sentiment. All flower centers highlighted with frosted lace stickles.
Jun 20, 2007
Jun 14, 2007
Jun 10, 2007
Jun 7, 2007
(Stamp Sets Used: Serene Sunflower, Aida Cloth Background, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, It's Your Birthday - All Stampin Up Products used for this card.)