Color Challenge Monday

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a great week. It is the day of our color challenge and Candice and I have fun with our cards. We hope you get a little bit of inspiration each week when we post our cards.
This week I had Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, and Perfect Plum. I used the sktech from Beate’s weekend challenge. It is hard to see but the outline on the leaves were drawn over using a Stardust Gel Pen. I love the little extra sparkle this pen gives. Hope you enjoy looking at our cards.

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Fall Whimsey (retired) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Perfect Plum, and Whisper White Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, and Perfect Plum Accessories: Stardust Gel Pen, antique copper brads, photo corner punch, dimensionals, and sponges.

The alternate colors done by Candice are Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, and Perfect Plum.

Stamps: Be Happy Paper: Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, and Very Vanilla Ink: Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, and Very Vanilla Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Crimper, Jumbo Eyelets, Rhinestone Brad, Linen Thread, and Clay Red Brad from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts

Sketch Saturday by Candice

I am really excited for my husband Eric, this is a BIG Weekend for him, he is running in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC on Sunday :-). After he hurt his knee playing football 5 weeks ago I didn’t know if he was going to be able to continue, but he did and we will find out tomorrow how he does…Now on to the sketch, I found this one on another blog www.iheart2stamp.com and I really like the layered look, you can do so many different things with this look. Everyone have a wonderful weekend:-)

Stamp Set: Best Friends Cardstock: Vintage Violet, Buckaroo Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, and Designer Series Paper Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Violet, Buckaroo Blue, and Pumpkin Pie Brads from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts:-)

Thursday’s Design by Candice

I decided to go pink today. I have seen a bunch of very cute pink cards on other Blogs, so I thought I would post a Pink card to show my support.

My Aunt CeCe was told two years ago that she had breast cancer. She was very aggressive and she stayed positive through the whole process, she knew that she would beat this. Six months ago she got a clean bill of health and she is doing well.

Stamps: Simply Said and Circle of Friendship Paper: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Designer Series Paper, and White Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Photo Corners Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink and Brown Brads from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts

Thursday’s Design by Candice

I decided to go pink today. I have seen a bunch of very cute pink cards on other Blogs, so I thought I would post a Pink card to show my support.

My Aunt CeCe was told two years ago that she had breast cancer. She was very aggressive and she stayed positive through the whole process, she knew that she would beat this. Six months ago she got a clean bill of health and she is doing well.

Stamps: Simply Said and Circle of Friendship Paper: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Designer Series Paper, and White Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Photo Corners Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink and Brown Brads from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Good Morning! If you remember yesterday I talked about how to plan your cards. I gave you 3 different methods that could help when you are struggling. Today’s card was created using this strategy.

When I realized I had to do a card for my assigned day I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I remembered that one of the blogs I read is by a very talented stamper who has posted stamps on splitcoaststampers.com as well as had several of her designs chosen to be posted on the Stampin’ Up demonstrator website. Beate Johns has blog titled Fresh and Fun . I read her blog every day and on the weekends she has a sketch challenge where she gives out goodies to the winner of her challenge. Now you may say I do not have the talent needed to compete against all the other stampers. Never fear, the winner is chosen randomly using an online selector.

I saw this sketch posted on Friday and decided I wanted to participate in her challenge this weekend to create my card for Wednesday. Using her sketch, here is the card I created.

Stamps: Stem Silhouettes Paper: True Thyme (Incolor from last year), More Mustard, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla Ink: True Thyme, More Mustard, Ruby Red Accessories: More Mustard and Ruby Red markers, dimensionals, antique copper brads, sponges for edges

I inked up the images and stamped them 3 times without reinking. This created the hint of the image in the background of the main image. I hope you enjoyed this card and now have some strategies you can use when you hit a slump in your stamping.Have a great Wednesday and thanks for looking!