Lots of ideas swimming around in my head for this weeks sketch:
I decided those squares were the perfect spot for the trees from the new Good Neighbors Sale-a-bration set from Stampin' Up (the houses are cute but I really chose that set for the trees and cloud). This idea also gave me the chance to try Copics on kraft cardstock - love it!
I found this challenge through Heather Pulvirenti's blog - her sample was so sweet ;). Anyway, the challenge was to use a holiday paper for an everyday card. My first thought was all of the skull Halloween paper I had in my stash - here's what I came up with:
Supplies Stamps: Papertrey Ink Paper: Stampin' Up Punch: Fiskars
It doesn't seem to be a favorite but I love SU's Orchid Opulence - and I never would have thought to combine it with these colors from this weeks Curtain Call Color Challenge:
It's all so soft and sweet so like Stacey I couldn't get the idea of doing a baby card out of my head. I just received a big box of stampin' goodness yesterday so I used a few new things on this card:
I cut small slits on either side of the monkey's tail to slide the branch through (which is from SU's new bird punch). I considered ribbon at the bottom but in real life I liked it better without - now that I'm looking at the picture I'm doubting that choice. Oh well - done is done.
Supplies: Stamps and ink: Stampin' Up Punches: Stampin' Up and Fiskars
A Colour Queen that is! Thanks so much to Arielle for chosing my card as one of the Colour Queens for last weeks challange. You can see both of the winning cards plus all of the other beautiful entries here. And be sure to check back for this weeks challange - it's another beautiful color combination!
I'll be back later today with a new card so be sure to check in!
Okay does anyone else have a picture of that little devil cartoon character named Hot Stuff and think this challenge was more a reference to the person making it rather than the stuff used to make it?
Or am I just totally aging myself by admitting I remember Hot Stuff at all?
Anyway....here is the card made with "old stuff" from my stash. The sentiment sticker is an oldie from Making Memories that I always keep through every purge thinking I can use them for baby cards. The paper is some old American Crafts that I still love and wish I could get more of (and that's another 4" square scrap card). The button is super old too but I don't remember who made it.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies Sticker: Making Memories Paper: American Crafts Button and Ribbon: Unknown
This weeks CAS challenge was to use teal, white + one other color. I suppose my card posted earlier today could have qualified too but since I love the look of teal + white making another one was easy peasy.
I've seen so many samples using the white on white embossing so I put my new Quickutz embossing folder to use on this one.
If you haven't guessed from the blog name - I'm kind of smitten with kraft cardstock. So this challange was a must do! I wanted to do something a little different for the "stripes" part of the challange so the idea was to use strips of paper and stamped images to create a pattern on a kraft background:
Supplies Stamps: Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink, Sandylion Cardstock: Stampin' Up Ink: Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink Thread and Button: Papertrey Ink
This color challenge comes from Stacy and I love these bright colors:
For my take on the card I visited my stash of scraps that I've trimmed down to 4 inch squares - for me it's an easy way to use up patterned paper scraps with lots of options of how to design around it:
Supplies: Patterned paper: KI Memories Cardstock: Stampin' Up Markers: Stampin' Up Punch: Martha Stewart Ribbon: That stuff is OLD so I have no idea!
Well the blog may not be pretty yet but hopefully this card is! I've been "watching" so many challenges lately - always thinking up ideas but never getting around to the doing part. So here is the first officially completed challenge!
Natasha's sketches always appeal to my simple side -
I created the label block by using a mask created from a Quickutz die and distress ink. I'm really happy with the way that turned out - I'm sure I'll revisit that technique again!
Supplies: Die Cut - Quickutz Stamps - Autumn Leaves, Stampin' Up Ink - Ranger Distress Ink, Versafine Markers - Copic
Hey look - I revisited that technique again!! I had so much fun making the first one I tried another just changing up the color and stamps!