Another Challenge

I hope you are not getting tired of seeing all my challenges but there are some really good ones going on right now and since I don’t have many new stamps to play with I am giving these a try.

The card I made today is to go with the VerveDivaChallenge. This was an inspiration challenge and I just had to play along as I was really attracted to the colors in the piece. See if you are also and then use the colors to create your own card. Here is the inspiration piece and my card.



















Stamps: Petals and Stems, Thankful Blossoms, Thoughtful Florals (all from Verve), Watercolor Minis (retired) Paper: More Mustard, Night of Navy, white Ink: Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Handsome Hunter, Mellow Moss, More Mustard, Night of Navy Accessories: More Mustard brads, Handsome Hunter & More Mustard markers, post it notes, dimensionals, sponges


So, I know there are lots of ladies out there looking at the blog.  Leave me a post and let me know who you are.  I would love to meet you and get to share stamping idea with you.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Something Different

Good Morning!

I know you are looking for a color challenge today but I did not get time to play yesterday with the colors we had picked out so I am posting a card I did for a challenge. I will use the color challenge colors or a card later this week so you can still see my combination.

OurCreativeCorner had a design team challenge to use Nestabilities last week. It had been a while since I had used mine so I decided to pull out my Cuttlebug and give it a try. Here is my card and the details.

Stamps: Best Blossoms (retired) Paper: Close to Cocoa, Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow, white Ink: Perfect Plu, Sage Shadow Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Stripes GooseBumpz embossing folder (QuicKutz), dew drops, raffia, dauber, dimensionals

So what do you think? Thanks for looking and have a great day!



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A Change of Plans

I know today is supposed to be Sketch Saturday but it has been crazy here with my class and I just didn’t get to it.  I ran across an inspiration challenge on Jen’s blog and it really caught my eye.  Not sure if it was the colors or the geometric design.  I really wanted to play with it and see what I could create.  When I had the card put together it still needed something and “bling” came to mind, so I pulled out my gel pen and had fun.  In real life it is very sparkly.  I really like the looks of this card and it was a great relaxation after spending the day preparing for my class tomorrow.  Here is the imspiration piece and my card.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Regal Rose Very Vanilla Ink: Night of Navy, Rose Red Accessories: Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, daubers, sponges

Let me know what you think.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

I love casing other people’s cards. They are a great place to start when you just can’t think of anything to do. Last night after my workshop I was thinking about what I was going to post today. I knew I wanted to use Julee’s sketch this week (can’t break my streak!) but I was at a loss of what to do. I had a card from the work shop that I really liked so I thought about using it to create the card for the sketch challenge.

The workshop card began as a starting point. I had created the workshop card using this card from Amy’s blog. I adapted her card a little as I had purchased several packages of Heidi Grace prima’s from Big Lots (great place for embellishments at a cheap price). As I worked with the card, the tag became the focal point rather than the primas. Here is the card from the workshop.

I bet you are wondering where I am headed with this. Well I used my workshop card and cased myself. Here is Julee’s sketch and my version of it.

Stamps: Delight in Life, All Year Cheer I, Priceless, For a Friend (workshop card) Paper: Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, So Saffron, white Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, So Saffron Accessories: Sage Shadow brads, Circle Nestabilities, Primas (Heidi Grace), Scallop punch, 1 1/2″ and 1 3/8″ circle punches, Tag Corner punch (workshop card), Ruby Red – Sage Shadow – So Saffron markers (workshop card), dimensionals

So, what do you think? There is a lot of dimension on the sketch card. I really like both cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day!