Feb 29, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
I haven't done one of these in a very long time and someone sent this picture to me and I just couldn't resist passing it on! - I will try harder now to get my entry for Cattitude Monday ready on a more regular basis.
Enjoy their "Coolness!"
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
Today's Blogger's Challenge Group "challenge" was a Color Combo challenge. We had to use Brilliant Blue (a color I rarely use except for 4th of July cards), Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive. We could use White or Vanilla as an added color.
I must admit that this seemed like an ODD combination of colors to me when I first read the challenge and then I took the colors out and put them together and was pleasantly surprised at how nice they actually look together.
I discovered this morning that I actually own the SU set, (Oh So Lovely) as I found it in my stamp cupboard this morning while searching for a set to use for the challenge. I decided to go for a watercolored image using the berries in the set. Now everyone (well maybe not everyone) knows that I claim to be "watercolor challenged" but I have been working very hard on trying to get better. I used my Aqua Brush and ink pads to water color my image on Whisper White card stock. I added some Speckles (Itty Bitty Backgrounds) in Brilliant Blue ink stamped off a couple of times before I stamped on my image as I didn't want them to be to bright.
Then I added 3 Brilliant Blue brads and mounted the image on a piece of Brilliant Blue card stock.
My card base is Old Olive. Then I stamped the Fine Lace Background with Purely Pomegranate ink on PP Card Stock and layered that to my card base. I stamped the sentiment (Lots of Thoughts) with PP ink on WW card stock & added the leaf from (Sage Thoughts) with Old Olive ink stamped off once. I cut the circles out using my circle Nestabilities Dies. I punched out a photo corner of BB card stock & pierced it. The images and photo corner were mounted using foam dimensional tape. I also highlighted my berries with a Spica Glitter Pen.
I love how this turned out. - Be sure to check out all the other great cards from the Blogger's Challenge group on my sidebar.
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 11, 2008
I had a lot of fun creating my cards & decided to go with a Seasonal Theme for the 4 cards I did so I could showcase the versatility of this FABULOUS new set.
Thank you so much Julee for this opportunity. It was a great experience. I have another card I did with this set that I will post later today.
Feb 8, 2008
Today is of course, Friday and time for Week 33 on the Blogger's Challenge Group. This week we had a Color Combo challenge,
(Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Taken with Teal - White/Vanilla optional)
What an interesting combination. I realized right away that the colors were used for the Bali Breeze designer paper so I knew that I just had to use at least one piece for my card. It's really weird but when I start out to make a card my stamp room can be totally clean and by the time I'm finished it looks like a disaster area!
I also had no clue what I was going to do for my card and then I decided on using this cool bird image (bird images are really "in" right now) by Penny Black. I've had it for sometime but have only used it a couple of times even though I love it. The colors worked great for this image and the sentiment (also by Penny Black).
This year I'm trying to branch out (no pun intended) a little more and not always do a standard size card. Today's card is 4 1/8 x 1/2 and will fit inside a legal sized envelope.
My card base is Rose Red (distressed with Rose Red ink) with a layer of Old Olive stamped with the Canvas Background in Old Olive ink and layered with a piece of the Bali Breeze DP and a strip of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon.
I colored directly on the stamp using SU Markers in the above color combination. I did have to use a Close To Cocoa marker for the tree branch. I lightly misted my card stock (Whisper White) and huffed on my stamp before stamping the image. The same procedure was done for the sentiment. It should have been moved down just a hair but I think it looks okay. I highlighted the bird with a Clear Spica Glitter pen (not sure if you can see that in the scan).
I used the ticket corner punch and layered this to Taken with Teal and added Old Olive brads and mounted my image with foam dimensional tape. Then on the side I added 3/4 punched circles of Taken With Teal and added an Old Olive button (I so rarely use buttons so this was another "Out of the Box" for me) with a tiny piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock as the thread. The buttons were glued down with glue dots and I mounted them with a piece of Sticky Strip so they would be sure and stay on the card.
So there you have it. I love Spring and find these colors very refreshing. I hope you do as well.
Check out all the other great projects by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Bar on my sidebar.
Feb 4, 2008
Feb 1, 2008
Today's challenge for the Blogger's Challenge Group (Week 32) was to do the layout on the cover of the SAB Catalog (Sale-A-Bration) - Which just happens to start today. - Now mind you when I looked at that layout I again thought, "You've got to be kidding me!" Again this was NOT something that I would have ever thought of doing. But once again I took up the challenge and came up with this cute little card. I just got this stamp yesterday. Isn't she the absolute CUTEST little Hula Penguin you've ever seen? Would you believe that she was only .99! - Talk about a bargain. I found her and a little boy Penguin, Flipflops, Popsicles and match paper here: