Friday, July 30, 2010


No, I'm certainly not trying to rush the summer season by making a winter card! LOL This weeks Bloggers Challenge was to use black & white and one other color. I've had this card in mind since I bought the set, so I knew right away what I was going to do for the challenge!

I started out using basic black for my card base then added a layer of Whisper White after running it through my bug using the Swiss Dot embossing folder. Additional layers were then added, along with an image of the tree and bird stamped on the center panel from the "Branch Out" set by Stampin' UP! Nesties were used for the circle and scallop and the greeting was computer generated. I really like the simplicity of this card made by using so few colors.

If you'd like to see what the others came up with for this weeks challenge, just click on the "Bloggers Challenge" button on the right side of my blog.

Friday, July 23, 2010


This weeks Blogger Challenge #161 was to use something recycled. While going through the mail one night this week, I noticed when opening an envelope that the inside of the envelope had a pattern that looked like the background stamp called Canvas by Stampin' UP. I knew right away this was calling out to me to recycle it! :)

I selected a fun stamp that I've had forever by UpTown Rubber Stamps called "Good Morning". The card base is Garden Green with a layer of Basic Black, and Apricot Appeal DP. The coloring was done using Copics G17, V000, V01, V12, V17, YR00, YR20 and YR21 along with Memento Tuxedo Black for the image. Nesties were used to cut the circle and scallops. I dug through my button stash and was thrilled to find some buttons that matched perfectly. Linen thread was used to tie it all together.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


This weeks Blogger's Challenge#160 was a sketch challenge. I started out making something totally different than what I ended up with. The only thing I started out with was the background blue card stock! :)

My order of Stampin' UP arrived this week, just in time to use the Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight card stock (2 of their new colors available now). Also used were retired SU Mauve Mist, Neenah Solar White, and Graphic 45 DP from the Fashionista Collection.

I finally got the new Square Lattice embossing folder and couldn't wait to use it, along with the scallop punch, clear Spica gel pen, and daisy embellishment. There was very little that needed to be colored with this clear image from Inkadinkadoo, so the only Copics used were B93, Y15, R81, G82.

Friday, July 9, 2010


I couldn't wait to get home tonight so I could post my first card for the Blogger's Challenge! This week was an inspiration challenge #159.

The DP is from a retired series called Petals & Paisleys and Au Chocolat, both by Stampin' UP. Along with the DP is Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, and Neenah Solar White card stock.

The little owl image is from a great clear stamp set designed by Hot Fudge Studio for Hampton Art, and stamped using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink. Copics used were E00, E31, E35, and E55. Stampin' Up markers in So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise were also used. To finish it off, I sewed a straight stitch border around the card, and added 3 little turquoise colored snaps that matched perfectly!