Monday, May 26, 2014

Techo Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge

It is a beautiful Memorial Day today, and I am so thankful for all my family members that have served or are presently serving.  My dad, uncles and my father-in-law all served during WWII.  I have 2 nephews actively serving in the Marines, and 1 in the Air Force.

To all who have served or are currently serving, I thank you!

We hope you have time to play along for this week's Monday Lunchtime Challenge.  The sketch is below, and you can load your card: HERE.

I used the new stamp set, Work of Art for my card, and it can be found in the upcoming 2014/2015 SU Idea Book.  Samples of this set have been all over PI, and all of the samples have been amazingly creative!  Lots of fun opportunities with the fab stamp set!  I also used the new In-Colors to create the background on the bottom of the card.  Here is a list of what I used:

Stamps: Work of Art
Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Papers: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey
Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Decorative Dots EF, Gold Sequin Trim, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots

Monday, May 19, 2014

Combo Post - LNS & Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge

Happy Monday - here's hoping this week it will finally start warming up!  Last week Friday it actually SNOWED here and I had to wear my winter coat during recess out on the playground - crazy!!  I am so ready for spring and to able to plant some flowers.

I am doing a combo post for this week's Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge, and the 2 week LNS challenge.  The sketch is shown below for the Techno challenge.  For the LNS challenge, we needed to use Crystal Effects on our card.  I put a drop in the center of the flowers and had a really hard time getting it to show up in the pics....

When you are finished with your projects, you can load them below:

LNS Challenge: Please click HERE
Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge: Please click HERE

It's hard to see, but after I watercolored in the flowers I put a dab of Crystal Effects over the Hello Honey ink.  Since I don't have any Mossy Meadow ribbon, I dyed the Whisper White Organza Ribbon Mossy Meadow.  I did this by using a sponge to lightly hold the white ribbon down on the top of the Mossy Meadow inkpad, and then I gently pulled the ribbon through.  The Mossy Meadow inkpad was very juicy, and it took 2 days for the ribbon to dry!  I loaded 2 different pics, one with pearls on the edge of the Tangelo Twist c/s, and one without.

Stamps: Bloom with Hope, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Black Stazon, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey
Papers: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Watercolor
Accessories: Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Famcy Fan EF, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearls, Crystal Effects, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

PPA Color Challenge

The sun is out and you can tell it's going to be a really nice day - my lunch kiddos will love it!

I thought I would do the PPA Color Challenge for this week, and below you can find the colors and my card.  I cased my own card from a while back and changed up the colors the challenge.  The card I "cased" had a soft look to this, and this one has a bolder look to it.  Let me know what you think!

Below are the colors for the PPA Color Challenge and you can load your card HERE if you want to play along!

And below is a pic of my card along with a list of what I used to make it:

Stamps: For the Birds, Hearts a Flutter
Inks: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon IP
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes EF, Delicate Designs EF, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pearls, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Flower Punch, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Monday, May 5, 2014

Late Night Stamper Challenge

We have a fun, 2 week, challenge for you over at the LNS Blog!  The challenge is to make a card based on the picture below.  I have to admit, this type of project is always hard for me......not sure why, but I always get "stamping block".  Anyway, when you are done with your work of art, you can simply load it: HERE.

For my card I went with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  I used the stamp sets, Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid, for the background.  I think that Off the Grid works so well with the Gorgeous Grunge set and I am so sad that it is being retired!  The following is a list of what I used.

Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Papers: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Word Window Punch, Butterfly Punch, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Distressing Tool, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge

Happy Monday! This was a crazy busy week as I helped with the mulch sale for my son's football team, and then had a family bridal shower on Sunday.  Looks like the sun might actually be out today and they are calling for it to be in the high 70's by the end of the week - I'll take it!

It's time for this week's Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Challenge!  The sketch is shown below, and you can load your card: HERE.

I thought I would use some of my Watercolor Wonder DSP for the background for my challenge card.  I have to say that I really like the design of this paper and am sad to see it go come June 1st!  Below you can find a list of what I used - thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Inks: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry
Papers: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, 3" Circle Die, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Circle Punch, Small Star Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Polka Dot EF, Bitty Banners Framelit, Gumball Green Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sewing Machine/Thread, Dimensionals