Thursday, March 25, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #88

This week we had butterflies as our inspiration. Well, I knew right away what I wanted to do. I had seen a CAS (clean and simple) card that was perfect for this! It was posted on the LNStampers yahoo group and I saved it in my files. Glad I did because I went right to it for this card!

The original card was made my Julie Davison and was a birthday card. I went with a 'thanks' card because I had a few thank yous I wanted to send out to some people who have done some special things for us. So, while this card is definitely simple - it really packed a punch for me and was quick to mass produce.
Stamps: Thankful Thinking (earned Free through SAB)
CS: WW, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Stampin' Dimensionals

Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the other team members created. While you are there, post a comment to let us know you stopped by!

Stampin' Hugs,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Card Scrap Challenge

I came across a sketch challenge over on Card Scraps. I needed cards for a swap as well, so I decided to play along. The sketch challenge is in honor of Brenda's birthday! So, if you are part of the RubberFriends group and participated in the swap and want to be surprised - don't look!

Here is a close up of part of the card. Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
CS: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, WW, Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Crushed Curry
Other: Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry Markers, Stamping Sponge, Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch

You are welcome to play along too! The blog candy part of the challenge ends tonight, however, you can always play along at any time.

Stampin' Hugs,

Saturday, March 20, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #87

Sorry for my late post this week! It's been a rough week - this time 2 sick kids. I totally forgot about stamping and posting. I'm glad for the warmer weather - I've been airing out my house and spraying Lysol. I'm ready for a sick-free summer!!

This is the picture for us this week. Perfect for Spring!!
Here is my take on it. Sorry for the shadow on the card.
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
CS: WW, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede
Other: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Old Olive Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, 1/16" Circle Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Let the sun keep shining!!

Happy Stampin',

Thursday, March 11, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #86

This week our challenge was to use the clover image for inspiration. Definitely a perfect choice with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner!

Below is my take on the challenge. Not a whole lot of stamping, but nonetheless - still a great card!

Stamp Sets: Heard from the Heart
CS: Certainly Celery, Handsome Hunter, Crushed Curry
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Other: Simple Flower Sizzix Embosslit, Textured Impressions Elegant Bouquet, Silver Brads, 1/16" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (used under each flower)

Sorry for the short post today. I'm tired from not enough sleep - another sick child in my house. This time, it's my oldest. We didn't get much sleep last night, she came home from school early today, and doesn't look like she'll make it tomorrow. She has what everyone else has had in our house at one point - the dreaded cough. Wouldn't be bad, but nothing seems to help.

Anyway - be sure to check out what the other design challenge team members created!! You can find links to their blogs at the UDI Blog.

Stampin' Hugs,


Thursday, March 04, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #85

This will be a quick post for now. I'm fighting a head cold and didn't get this post scheduled last night like I wanted to. So, I'm trying to get it done now before I take my son to preschool. I'll also apologize for the horrible picture - I can't figure out how to take a good picture of a mainly white card. Any help would be appreciated!!

On to the challenge - below is the picture we got to use. Doesn't it look YUMMY!!!

Below is my CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I went with the colors for my inspiraton. Since the ice cream cones were set against a white background - I used that as well for my card.

I stamped each of the squares with the coordinating color (ie: Chocolate Chip on Chocolate Chip CS). The only difference is the Vanilla CS piece - I stamped it with Creamy Caramel ink 2nd Generation (stamped off once). I put all of the squares and the flower on a Stampin' Dimensional. I really like how this card looks IRL. Too bad my photo stinks and doesn't show how cute it really is.

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to check out what the other challenge team members did - UDI Blog.

Stamp Set: Four Square (can be earned FREE through SAB)
CS: WW, VV, Rose Regal, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Rose Regal, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Stitched Felt Sweet Pea

Happy Stampin',