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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday's Inspirational Challenge

Stef chose the neatest site for the Inspirational challenge today...lots of choices, lots of patterns.

I just couldn't make up my mind so I have made 3.

The minute I saw the choices I knew I had to find this retired stamp set from Stampin' Up!. It is called Fabulous Flowers

Ink: Certainly Celery, black, and brocade blue

Paper: white, not quite navy

Accessories: Big shot, Top Note Die

The next on I made was finished by using a combination of old and new.

Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers-Retired SU
Petal Pizzazz- NEW Release Date 1/19/09 SU
papers: pretty in pink, certainly celert, and a retired DSP all SU

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery-SU

The final one was made by creating a background using Copic Markers and spraying with rubbing alcohol. The look I was going for was almost sunset,

Images: Nature Silhouettes, lovely as a tree-SU

paper: not quite navy, white

Ink: black

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cleaning the stamp area..

When it took me 45 minutes to make a card....and 40 minutes was looking for a cuttlebug folder...I think my job for today is clean this stamp table. I have crap everywhere.

This is the card that took so long to that is sad.

Stamp set: Seasonal Icons
Ink-Red riding hood
accessories: cuttlebug folder, jumbo wheel, punch

and this one was made using a cuttlebug folder, circle nestie, scalloped heart mega punch

Week Summary

This week has been quite busy. It is still getting very cold at night, but the days had been so clear and beautiful. Rick and I went to a movie on Monday. Clint Eastwood is a grand actor and the newest called GRAN TORINO was wonderful. I was fortunate enough to get my new Stampin Up! catalogs on all I have to do is figure out how to order EVERYTHING !!!

I love what they had done with the new sets !!!!!

The rest of the week has just been the general run of the mill week. My friend and great customer came out Thursday for a catty and I am busy trying to locate more people to get the catty in their hands.

I spoke with my son in Australia and it was 98 degrees in Perth. He was cooking for sure. I will take our 32 with freezing fog anyday.

Have a great week


Thursday, January 15, 2009


This is the first time that I competed in a SUDSOL challenge. Chat & Challenge 152...This was so much fun. This card is what I completed. It is made completely with Stampin' Up products and Images

Stamp set: Eastern Influence-SU

Jumbo wheel-So Swirly-SU

Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, versamark

paper: not quite navy, kiwi kiss, white, basic gray

January 15, 09

The challenge for today was using colors that you are feeling twisted about. Out of your comfort zone. I made this card and I really love the finished product.

Stamp set: Morning soft--SU

Paper: Opulent Orchid, cameo coral, summer sun & white-SU

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, versamark

Accessories: big shot, top note die, jumbo wheel (so swirly), non-SU ribbon, copic markers for coloring the flowers and leaves

Here is the second one that I made for the Thursday challenge.

Stamp: A gift from Nancy Littrell (sorry I don't remember the name of the set)

Ink: Lavender lace, Copic

Paper: Yoyo yellow, Lavender lace, always artichoke--SU colors
neenah white

Accessories: Dotted lavender ribbon, nesties scalloped rectangle, big shot, top note die, ribbon punch, copic markers

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Card Sketch--1/14/09

The card sketch for this week is just wonderful. Our card sketches are designed by Rox71 and she does a wonderful job. I have added a LINK to her wonderful gallery.

The card that I made is very simple, but it has a wonderful message.

Stamp sets: Morning Soft-SU
Short & Sweet-SU

Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise DSP-SU

Ink: Tempting Turquoise-SU
Encore Silver-SU

Accessories: Brads-Turquoise -SU
Photo Corner Punch-SU

Color Challenge-

The color challenge this week is located HERE

I made a couple of cards for this challenge.

Stamp sets: Eastern Influences
Paper: Not quite Navy, Kraft, Baja Breeze'
Ink: green galore, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy

Accessories: 5/8 white grosgrain Ribbon, white gel pen, blender pen, mega & Giga scalloped oral punches, small strip of Designer Series Paper in Not Quite Navy.

This card is made with a super cute image that was given to me by my friend Nancy Littrell:

Stamp Set: (Gift), Small Sayings-SU
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze

Papers: SU-Baja Breeze, DSP, Kraft, & Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Copic Pens for Coloring of the image, white gel pen for the dots, large corner rounder punch-Non-SU

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday Featured Stamper

The Featured Stamper for Sunday January 11, 2009 was JayDeKay. Here is the link to the challenge site as well as to her wonderful work.

I chose to use Inspired By Nature from Stampin' Up! as the set for the challenge. The first one is made by sponging in layers to create the background. First I sponged So Saffron onto white cardstock, punched out a 1 1/4 inch circle from a post-it note and attached it to the paper. I took Bravo Burgundy ink and starting from the outer edges (where I wanted it darker) worked toward the center to create the look I wanted. The images were stamped over the background after removing the post-it note circle. I added a row of brads for accent.
This was created like the top one, except that I used bashful blue for the sky and old olive for the grassy area. The embossing is a cuttlebug border folder and the honeycomb on the bottom is a cuttlebug die cut.