Saturday, September 26, 2009

UDI Inspiration Challenge #62

Ok - this was supposed to posted on Thursday, but I've been having more computer/internet problems. I think I've got most of the issues fixed - still something going on with my laptop, but that is minor. Sorry this is late!

The inspiration came from the picture below. I decided to go with the earthy color scheme and the 'polka dots' on the giraffe. Be sure to check out what the other girls came up with over at the UDI Blog.

Things to Note:
-- the trees were stamped in So Saffron, then 'rolled' in Soft Suede
-- the 'grass' is actually one of the tree top stamps in the set
-- the base card is Whisper White and sponged with Soft Suede

It's hard to tell from the picture, but the Designer Paper is from the Tall Tales DSP. It is So Saffron polka dotted and is punched on the one side with the Scallop Punch. I made this for my niece who recently had surgery. She's still recovering, but hopefully will soon be up and about!

Stamps: Trendy Trees
CS: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge

Sorry for the short post tonight!

Stampin' Hugs,

Sunday, September 13, 2009

August Stamp Club Project #3

Here is the final project that the club members made last month. I wanted to do a quick Christmas card, so that if they wanted to they could start on their cards and at least have 1 idea to go from. I waited too long last year and ended up not getting cards out for Christmas - instead I ordered photo cards and they became New Year's cards. So, I'm determined to get mine done early this year!

I liked this color for a non-traditional Christmas card and thinks it works well with the DSP. The DSP has almost a shimmer to it and is very pretty. I used the sketch challenge from Stampin' Addicts - SASC23.

Stamps: Sparkly & Bright (pg. 41)
CS: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals

That's it for tonight. Hope you had a wonderful and blessed weekend!!

Stampin' Hugs,

Saturday, September 12, 2009

August Stamp Club Project #2

On to #2 of the cards that my club girls made. I again started with a sketch. This time I snagged a sketch over on Stampin' Addicts forum - SASC24. I like how easy the sketches are and can usually find one that will work with the set I want to use.

Things to Note:
-- Stamped image edges were sponged with Rose Red
-- SU! Top Note Die (Sizzix) was used on the Tall Tales DSP

Stamps: Branch Out (SU! Dormant List) , Trendy Trees (sentiment)
CS: Rose Red, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive
Other: SU! Top Note Bigz Die, Stamping Sponge

That's it for tonight! Another late night post, thus the shortness. One more project to post - need to retake the picture though...didn't turn out right. See you back here - til then....

Stampin' Hugs,

Friday, September 11, 2009

August Stamp Club Project #1

This is one of the cards that my stamp club made last month. I used a sketch from SCS that can be found here - SCS242. I always seem to be drawn to sketches - they are quick jump start to making cards and I like that!

Stamps: Animal Stories
CS: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: So Saffron
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals

Sorry for the short post - a bit tired and my brain doesn't want to work for me. I have the other club projects to post, so come back to check them out.

Stampin' Hugs,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

UDI Diva Inspiration Challenge #60

Well, it's Thursday and that means it's time for the UDI Inspiration Challenge. Isn't this a great picture! I love the different stripes going on here - the curtains, placemat, coffee mug, and flower pot - are each unique, but flow so well together.

So, with the different stripes - that is what I ended up using for my inspiration.

I just got this set on Tuesday with my latest club order. It is the Level 2 Asian Artistry set. I normally don't use the hostess sets, but I was really drawn to this set and can see me using it quite a bit.

Things to Note:
-- Sponged the WW card stock edges with Soft Suede
-- Main image is pop dotted

This card also follows along with the Diva Coffee Break Designs Challenge #144 - it was a color challenge this week. I liked the colors and decided to pair them up with our challenge.

This is just the inside of the card. I normally don't 'do' the inside of the card - not sure why I don't though. However, tonight I was inspired to 'do' the inside. I stamped off once on the image, so that it wasn't as stark and if needed could be written over. I also sponged the WW edges with the Soft Suede ink.

Stamps: Asian Artistry
CS: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberyy, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Markers - Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry; Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge

Be sure to check out the other Diva's blogs for their take on this week's challenge. To see all that participated - just go to the Utah Divas Internationals blog. You can also see all the ideas on SCS that linked to the keyword DivaIC60 - just do a search in the gallery using the keyword.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin' Hugs,

Monday, September 07, 2009

Birthday Turtle
My sister's birthday was today, so I made the following card for her. I decided to take part in a color challenge over on SNR Card Universe in the Squigglefly Group. The colors to use were Green, Peach, and Gray. So, I printed off this digi image that I had purchased from Squigglefly some time ago. I'm bad about that - I purchase or download digi images, but then never print them out. Well, today was the day (well last night really since I made this last night for today).

Stamps: Sentiment from GinaK Designs; Digi Image - Flower Turtle from Squigglefly
CS: WW, DSP Paper Pack (Hostess) from SU!
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Copic Markers; Prima Flowers; Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Squigglefly Color Challenge - SFCC3

I have some club cards to post, so hopefully I'll get to them tomorrow. Til then - Happy Stamping!!

Stampin' Hugs,