Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue, Green, and Brown!

Good Evening everyone! I'm a little late posting my card for this week's Blogger's Challenge, but's still Friday, so I'm still on time! Our challenge this week is to use the colors Blue, Green, and Brown. I went with Stampin' Up's Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip. I also went with an older Stampin' Up set called Delight in Life. The blossom is one of my favorites! A very simple card...some faux stitching, polka dots on the scallops, Stardust Stickles on the flower, and some VersaMark stamping on the Celery strip and the card base.

I'm off to check out what the other Ladies have come up with for these colors. You can find their blogs by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right side bar. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Have a fun weekend...Toodles! :D

Friday, September 10, 2010

Using Up My Scraps!

Happy Friday Stampers! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I plan on stamping with some wonderful friends of mine on Sunday. That's always something to look forward to!

We have finally had a break in the heat and humidity here in New England and it is starting to feel like Autumn! Yippee! I simply adore the fall season and I'm thrilled that it's on its' way! Just in time for this week's Blogger's Challenge too. If you haven't already guessed...our theme this week is Fall/Autumn. My card started off with Jen's terrific Sketch For You to Try from last Saturday. Then I pulled out one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets...Trendy Trees. The little trees are inked up with Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip. Next, I went through all of my scraps of patterned paper and found all of these pieces. One of my goals this summer was to "Tame the Scrap Piles"! I have the solids organized by color families in file folders and then I have one file folder for Stampin' Up patterned pieces. I bought a great basket at Mikes and it sits on the floor right next to my chair and holds all of these file folders. When I need a color or a piece of patterned paper, I head over there first. It's really helping me stay organized and it's keeping my area quite clean at the same time.
I'm off to snuggle up with a cup of tea and check out what all of the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. You can see their blogs by clicking here. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sending You Lots of Hugs!

Good Morning Stampers! Over my summer break, I really enjoyed playing in two extra weekly challenges...Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try and the Wednesday Stamp Club challenge that My Favorite Things sponsors. Even though I'm back to school, I was able to squeeze in some stamping time last night. This past Wednesday's Stamp Club is a terrific sketch challenge. If you would like to play along, click here for all of the details. Please let me know what you've created so that I can check out your work too.

I used one of my new Pure Innocence sets from My Favorite Things. This one is called Bunch of Blooms. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to come across some Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious paper. The butterflies in the paper were a great match to the one floating around her pretty bunch of flowers. This sweet little girl is colored up with Copic Markers (C1, E000, E11, E21, E31, E33, E37, R20, G21, YG67, V000, V01, V12, V15, V17, Y21, and YR12) and her dress is paper pieced with some more Pixie-licious paper. All of the panels are layered with Stampin' Up's Rich Razzleberry and the buttons are from Doodlebug Designs.

Now, I hoping to squeeze in a little bit more stamping time tonight so that I can complete Jen's sketch too. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Have a Happy Sunday...Toodles! :D

Friday, September 3, 2010

Blogger's Challenge Sketch!

Happy Friday Stampers! It has been a great first week back to school for us here, but it's also been a long week! I squeezed in a little stamping time when I got home from school today and came up with the card below to go with this week's Blogger's Sketch Challenge. We received this wonderful sketch to work with from Lisa Somerville. I ended up flipping the sketch, but I think that it's great in either direction. Thanks Lisa! I started off with Stampin' Up's Because I Care set. (Thanks for letting me borrow it Clara!) I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for the blossom. The Rich Razzleberry card base is stamped with Stampin' Up's Floral background (retired) and I added a few faux stitches in the corners. The patterned paper is also from Stampin' Up. It's from the Cottage Wall collection (retired). I added some layers of Old Olive and some pearl accents in each corner of the main image. The sentiment was punched with my oval punches from Stampin' Up. It's been a LONG time since I've made a card with just Stampin' Up products! After all, it was Stampin' Up that caused me to fall in love with stamping and I'm quite grateful to them for that! Here's my card for today's challenge. I hope that you like it!

I'm off to check out what the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with for this sketch. You can find all of their blogs by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right side bar. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I hope that you have a wonderful, long weekend...Toodles! :D