Color Challenge Monday

Did you miss us last week? I am trying to get everything straight before I leave for my trip to Italy. There is always a million things to do before the big day. I am going to try and make cards before I go so that I can have something for you to look at while I am traveling the roads with my girls.

Today’s challenge Candice and I decided to use Tempting Turquoise. We could then choose whatever other colors to go with it. VerveVisual is having a contest to win some spending money in their store. They gave you an inspirational piece to begin and you could go from there. When I was the pillows the first thing I thought of was all the beading. Well the wheels started turning and I wanted to create a cards with beads on it. Now I bet you are all thinking I used sticky tape and just attached the beads. Wrong! I used wire and strung the beads on the wire. Then I poked holes in the cardstock around the inside and outside of the design and ran the wire through them. The challenge was the fact that each line of the design has a separate wire running from one hole to the other. Once I figured out a system it wasn’t bad. I really like how it looks, but I bet you are all saying “This girl has too much time on her hands!” Not really just every once in a while I get these “fabulous ideas” and need to follow through with them. lol

So, is your curiousity really peaked? Are you ready to see this masterpiece? Here it is! You can all post a comment and tell me how creative I am. I won’t let it go to my head! 🙂

Stamps: Fancy Florals Remixed, Seeing Stars, Thoughtful Florals (all from Verve Visual) Paper: Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, White Ink: Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: Summer Sun and Tempting Turquoise markers, 24 guage wire, beads, Crafter’s Tool Kit, sticky tape, sponges, dimensionals.
Well I hope you enjoyed this card. Someone really special will get it as it took a lot of time. Have a great Monday!

Sketch Saturday on Sunday

I hate to say it but I was feeling really stressed about the fact that I was not able to stamp any last week and do Julee’s sketch challenge. I am on a roll and don’t want to break my streak (at least not until I go to Italy)! lol Well guess what? I was able to use her sketch from last monday and finish this card for today. I can now breathe another sigh of relief (at least until tomorrow).

Okay, so here is the sketch and my card. It was a little bit of a challenge for me as it was a square card and I took I Julee’s advice and did a 4.25 x 4.25 card so I could use a regular size envelope for mailing. I knew what stamp I wanted to use and I had the main image and the bottom panel done when I discovered I could not put the brads on and have it fit. That sent me back to the stamping board. But I got it after another trial and error with the bottom panel.

Stamps: In Full Bloom, Hello Spring (Retired), Betsy the Beekeeper (retired) Paper: Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, White Ink: Basic Black, Glorious Green, Soft Sky, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow Accessories: Bloomin’ wheel, Crystal Effects, black and yellow brads, aquapainter, dimensionals.

So what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know. I am off to work on the Color Challenge card for tomorrow. Check back to see what we come up with. Thanks for looking. Happy Sunday and I hope you get some time to stamp today!

Stamp-A-Stack Success

Wow what a week it has been. I apologize for not posting but I have been very busy. Candice and I did our Spring Stamp-a-Stack Friday night and Saturday morning. There was a lot of giggles and eating. I think everyone had a good time.

The ladies made 5 of each of the six designs below. They walked away with 30 cards. A great deal for $30! We will be sending out a survey to get some feedback so be looking for the e-mail and let us know what other events you would like to see us plan.

Check back later as I am working on the Saturday Sketch. Thanks for looking. Have a great Sunday!

My mess and 2 quick cards.

My girlfriend asked me to make her two wedding cards. I put the two of these together in just about 5 min. maybe even less. I just used the supplies that were in the Tie the Knot Simply Scrappin’ Kit. I am really excited about a class that I am working on. Watch my SU Demo Website for an upcoming class using a Simply Scrappin’ Kit.

As for this pile of stuff, it is all for the stamp camp on Friday and Saturday. I am pretty much done cutting for 2 of the projects and hopefully I will start cutting for my third project tonight. Just waiting for my paper to get here. Thanks for stopping by.

Candice 😉