Color Challenge Monday

As you read this today I have just spent the day sightseeing in Rome. We are now on the down side of our vacation. I can’t wait to get back and share my trip with everyone.
Candice and I chose our colors based on kits/collections in the catalog. I really loved the Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin’ kit. I ordered it quite a while ago and hadn’t the courage to cut into it. I saw several blogs where they use kits to create 36 cards. I decided today would be the day I cut into my kit. I have created 4 cards so far which I will share with you today. I will continue to create the cards and post them periodically so you can see what I came up with. Here are my first 4.

Stamps: Small Script (retired) Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Rose Red, Soft Sky (all were in the kit), PP from kit Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Love & Happiness Rub Ons (Sale-e-bration), ribbon, Hemp Twine, various pieces of die cuts (from the kit), Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky brads.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sketch Saturday

It is my favorite day for posting. I just love Sketch Saturday when it is my turn. I browse the blogs and see which sketch catches my attention. I read Taylor’s blog every day. She has some amazing cards and projects to look at. I saw this sketch and knew I wanted to give it a try. Here is her sketch and my card.

Stamps: Friendship Blooms, One of a Kind Paper: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, white, Nana’s Kids DS (DCWV) Accessories: Certainly Celery & Pixie Pink markers, white grosgrain ribbon, green dew drops, dimensionals, sticky tape.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Worm – How U Do’in?

Here is another cute little card that we did at Tonya’s workshop back in April.


Stamp Set: Bugs & Kisses Card Stock: Chocolate Chip and White Ink: Creamy Caramel and Basic Black Marker Accessories: Key Tag Punch and Ribbon.

Candice 😉

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

I have always been attracted to cards using black. There is something about them that just grabs me. I ran across a black and white card that was very similar to this (sorry but I can’t remember where I saw it) and decided to use the layout with a few changes to make my card. You can’t tell from the picture but the bottom paper has a line of glitter running next to the dots. This was a really easy card!

Paper: Basic Black, Glitter Stack (DCWV) Accessories: Prima flower (JoAnn’s – clearance), Pink Passion brad, ribbon (Michael’s), Signo gel pen, Love & Happiness rub-on, dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Color Challenge Monday

Yeah, it’s Color Challenge Monday! Candice and I really love picking colors. I think we need to challenge outselves and work outside the box. What do you think of us picking colors for the other person. It could present some interesting cards.
For today’s colors I was to use Summer Sun and pick some other colors. When I started planning this I saw a card that had used a wheel to create a design down the left hand side of the card. I took it a step further and decided to use the wheel on a piece of cardstock to create the look of a ribbon down the side. From there I determine where to put the image and then by looking at the sketch I knew it needed a ribbon across the bottom. I had this ribbon that I wanted to layer on top of a satin or grosgrain but even with all the ribbon I have I did not have a color to match Summer Sun (those of you who have seen my craft room with all my ribbon boxes will find that hard to believe). So I decided to use a thin strip of cardstock and attach my ribbon to that. Here is what I came up with.

Stamps: Friendship Blooms, One of a kind Paper: Lavendar Lace, Rose Red, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, white Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Forever Flowers wheel, wheel handle, ribbon (actually knitting yarn, they have some cool yarn that makes great fiber ribbon for cards – I got it at Michael’s), sticky tape, dimensionals

So Candice, are you up for the challenge of picking each other’s colors? Thanks for looking and have a great day!