Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Blue Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day! It's Tuesday, and that means a Color Challenge on splitcoaststampers.com! The colors for today's challenge are Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, and Crumb Cake.
I used the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set and Designer Frames Textured Impression Embossing Folder. Both are available FREE with a $50 purchase through March 31st!
The "Be My Valentine" sentiment is from Delightful Dozen. The ribbon is Whisper White satin ribbon that I colored by rubbing it across my Crumb Cake stamp pad. The card dimensions are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, so that it will fit in a standard envelope.
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Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wrinkle Free Distress

Today's technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com is to create a card using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique.
I used Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pads to Create the distressed background on the main panel. Then I stamped the frame image and Happy Birthday in Basic Black, the butterflies in Island Indigo, and the bird in Concord Crush, all from the Elementary Elements stamp set.
For the back layer, I made a multi-colored "stamp pad" using a baby wipe and reinkers in Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, and Concord Crush, and used that to stamp the Ornate Blossom.
The bow on the upper right corner was placed there to cover an overstamp...There are no mistakes, only opportunities to embellish, right?
The original challenge post and a link to a tutorial for this technique is here:
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tag for Baby

I made this baby tag for the Utah Divas International My Digital Studio Monday Challenge for this week. Each Monday, they post a MDS challenge, and this week's was to create gift tags for a baby, scrapbook page or design a project featuring babies! MDS makes creating fast & easy! If you don't have it yet, ask me how you can get it FREE for 30 days! Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 3, 2012

What Goes Up, But Never Comes Down?

Your age, of course! Today's Free For All Challenge on splitcoaststampers is to "Send A Joke". Your card could either contain a joke, or be inspired by one. I was inspired to add balloons to a birthday card, since they also go up! (But they do eventually come down, unlike age!) The girl is from Tote-ally Tess, and the sentiment is from On Your Birthday. I chose bright colors - Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait patterned paper from the In Color Paper Pack, and Baja Breeze for the sponged cloud background and card base. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bird in the Sunshine

Thursday means a Ways To Use It Challenge on Splitcoast, and today's challenge was Repetition, in honor of Groundhog Day (remember the movie starring Bill Murray?). We were to use any image, over and over and over...you get the idea! I chose one of the flower images from the Simply Soft hostess set, and used it at least 10 times to create the background on both the main image panel and on the card base (in Versamark). I colored the flowers & stems using my Blender Pen and Poppy Parade, Old Olive, and Sahara Sand Classic Stamp Pads. The frame is from Four Frames, stamped in Poppy Parade, and the sentiment is from Pursuit of Happiness. By the way, the addition of the punched bird is to cover up an in smudge. Mistake? No, happy accident! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Luck O' The Irish

This card is for today's sketch challenge on SCS. I used a heart image from Take It To Heart to create the "shamrock." Inside the card, I used the "L is for Luck" sentiment from Occasions Alphabet. I embellished the card with Hemp Twine and an Antique Brad. Colors used are Garden Green, Very Vanilly, and Soft Suede. Thanks for looking!
View of the inside of the card: