Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

Time to pull out your stampin' goodies, and join us over at the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge blog!  We have another great sketch for you:

Once you're done creating your challenge project, you can simply load it HERE.  We can't wait to see what you have created; thanks for playing along today!

For my challenge card, I reached once again for my favorite SAB set, Feeling Sentimental.  After I heat embossed and stamped the image, I then crumpled up the cardstock to give the images a more vintage look.  I ran a scrap piece of Very Vanilla c/s through my Big Shot using the Honeycomb EF, and then ran both a Soft Suede and Early Espresso inkpad over the top of the honeycombs and edges.  I then gently ripped and curled some of the edges of the honeycomb.  I used the DSP, Mocha Morning, as a background.  I think this DSP works really well with this set and wish it wasn't retired! Here's the details:

Stamps: Feeling Sentimental
Inks: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Mocha Morning DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb EF, Heat Gun, Vanilla EP, Neutral Brads, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Button from the Artisan Embellishments Kit, Paper Distressing Tool, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, February 25, 2013

Combo Challenge Card

I made a card that is actually for two challenges: the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, and the Late Night Stampers challenge.  The Monday Lunchtime Sketch is shown below, and this week's LNS challenge is to incorporate green in your card in honor of St. Pat's Day coming  up.

To add your creation to the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge Blog, simply click: HERE

To add your work of art to the Late Night Stamper Blog, click: HERE

For my card, I used the beautiful Tea for Two DSP paired with the stamp set, Hearts a Flutter - both are from the current spring catalog.  I stamped one of the images (sorry, not sure what the name of the image is) from the Hearts a Flutter set in both Calypso Corral and Lucky Limeade.  I then used the Bitty Butterfly punch, from the spring catalog, to create the butterflies along the edge.  I did a zig-zag stitch using my trusty old Singer (that I bought back in 1979) along the edges of the DSP and the Calypso Corral c/s, and across the butterflies.  Added some pearls, a saying (that was cut out using the Bitty Banners Framelit), ribbon and a few other goodies as well!  Here's the rest of the details:

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Calypso Corral, Lucky Limeade
Papers:  Whisper White, Calypso Corral, Lucky Limeade, Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Apothecary Accents Die, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Tea Lace Paper Dollies, Calypso Corral Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Pearls, Sewing Machine/Thread, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge!

Good morning - it's Tuesday and it's time for your Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge!  Below is the great sketch for this week.  When you are done creating your project, you can simply load it on the challenge blog; which you can find HERE.

I thought I would use items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for my card.  Don't you just LOVE FREE Stampin' Up! product - I know I do! For those of you not familiar with SAB, when you order $50.00 or more, you receive a FREE item from the SAB brochure.  SAB runs until March 22nd, and there are a variety of awesome FREE product to choose from!

When I made this card I had one heck of a sinus headache; you know, one of those "face plant" headaches! Not sure if this card is too busy, but here it is:

Stamps: SAB Madison Avenue, Pennant Parade (saying)
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party
Papers: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, SAB Sycamore Street DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Needlepoint Border EF, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1-1/4" Scallop Punch, SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday LNS Challenge!

We are always in need of birthday cards, and this week's LNS challenge is to create a birthday card.  So pull out your stamps, inks and paper and play along!  When you are done with your birthday card, you can simply load it on the LNS blog; here is the link: HERE,

Below is my card for this challenge.  I used the new framelit from the Spring Catalog, Dress Up.  I am having a stamp camp on March 3rd and will featuring projects made using this wonderful framelit!

Stamps Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Gray

Papers: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Basic Gray DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon, Apothecary Accent Die, Bitty Banner Framelits, Final Press EF, Lacy Brocade EF, Dimensionals

Technostamper Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

We have another fun sketch challenge for you this week over at Technostamper, and here it is:

You can find the design team samples and the link to load your project HERE.  This is such a fun sketch with tons of possibilities!

The following is my take on the sketch.  I wasn't sure if I would get it done since I have had one of the "face plant" sinus headaches for the past 4 days, and  and my apologies to Mary Jo for getting my sample in so late!  It felt good to wake up this morning without a pounding headache, and stamp!  No school or work today, so double bonus!

Here's my card and the details below:

Stamps: SAB Patterned Occasions
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo
Papers:  Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Square Lattice EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Labels Collection Framelits, Modern Label Punch, Curly Label Punch, White Brads, Island Indigo SAB Ribbon, Hung Up Cute Clips, Dimensionals, Scissors, Paper Piercing Tool

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

We have another fun sketch challenge for you today over on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge Blog!  And here it is:

You can find the link for the blog and the design team samples: HERE.  Once you have created your project, you can then simply load it on the blog by clicking where it is written, " Click here to enter" - easy peasy!

For my project I once again used the fab SAB set, Feeling Sentimental.  I used up some of the retired Razzleberry Lemonade DSP for the background and then feathered the edges with Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry.  I also swiped these same inkpads over the Whisper White c/s that was embossed using the new Honeycomb EF.  Here's a list of what else I used and a pic of my project:

Stamps: Feeling Sentimental
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie
Papers: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb EF, 3" Circle Die, Pumpkin Pie Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rich Razzleberry Brads, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, February 11, 2013

Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch

The Windy city is living up to it's name today as we have 40-50mph winds today.  So it's a great day to stay inside and stamp.  We have a great sketch for you today over at the Technocstamper Monday Lunchtime blog, and here it is:

When you are finished with your wonderful work of art, you can simply post it on the Technostamper blog, and you can find the link right HERE!

I also used this card for this week's LNS challenge as well; which was to create a project using a SAB set.  You can load your finished project on the LNS blog, and you can find the link HERE.

For my card, I once again reached for my favorite SAB set, Feeling Sentimental.  I think this has to be my absolute favorite SAB set yet, and love the vintage look you can get with this versatile set.  I stamped the image of the bicycle 5 times on a piece of Very Vanilla c/s using a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to help me with placement.  I then used the edge of the Soft Suede inkpad to feather the cardstock and DSP.  Here's a list of what I used and my card:

Stamps: Feeling Sentimental, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Beau Chateau DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, 3" Circle Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Ticket Corner Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Soft Suede Ribbon, Marina Mist Brads, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Feeling Blue LNS Challenge

Happy Thursday from the Chicagoland area - we are having a mix of sleet, rain and snow today and I am so ready for warmer weather!  The older I get, the more I crave sunshine, warmth, and the feel of sand between my toes!

We have another great challenge for you today, which is create a project using blue tones.  Please load your wonderful creation HERE.

For my project I decided to showcase the set, Swallowtail, from the current Spring Catalog.  I have seen some wonderful projects done using this set as both a focal point and background accent.  I stamped the image onto Whisper White c/s using a black StazOn inkpad.  I then colored in the image using Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze inks.  I mixed a drop of Bashful Blue ink with some Dazzling Details to give the image some "dazzle".  I also feathered the edges with a VersaMark inkpad and then dipped the edges in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. More details of what I used are below:

Stamps: Swallowtail
Inks: Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, VersaMark IP
Papers: Pacific Point DSP, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Bigz Die, Bashful Blue Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Scissors, Watercolor Brush

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

Happy 2nd Anniversary to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenges!  To celebrate, each entry this week will go into a draw for a prize - so grab yourself a cupcake, dust off your supplies and create something wonderful!  When you're done with your awesome work of art, you can simply load it HERE!

So let's get started!  Below is this week's great sketch:

And here is what I designed using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Patterned Occasions:

I colored in the image using Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Daffodil Delight markers.  I added some texture on the Whisper White background c/s using the Cloudy Day EF and a little dazzle using Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the top of the cupcake.  Here's the details:

Stamps: SAB Patterned Occasions
Markers: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight Patterned DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day EF, Midnight Muse and Gumball Delight Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Button, White Baker's Twine, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, 1-3/8" Square Punch

Monday, February 4, 2013

Technostamper Monday Challenge!

It's a snowy Monday morning here in Chicago, and it's also time for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Challenge!  Here's the sketch and we can't wait to see what you'll come up with!  You can load your creation on the Technostamper Blog, which you can find HERE.

And below is the card that I created for the challenge.  I used retired Razzleberry Lemonade DSP for the background papers, and watercolored in the images from the stamp set, Morning Cup, using So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede inks.  And speaking of Morning Cup, I am off to have a cup of Joe - have a good one everyone; thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Morning Cup
Inks: Stazon Black, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Papers: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Brads, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots