Friday, March 27, 2009

Limited Supply Challenge: Black and White

Pretty self explanatory! :)

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Paper snips

Another Simple Thank You

As you can probably tell from my lack of posts lately, that I have not been finding as much time to stamp as I would like. I needed a couple of thank yous for 2 of my wonderful customers (Hi Kim and Gala!) for the Sale-a-bration orders that they placed.

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Romance, Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (Hostess)
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, dimensionals and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tues. Color Combo Challenge

I got a card posted the same day as the challenge! I think that is a first!! The color combo today on SCS was Always Artichoke, Rose Red and Basic Black. I didn't have any Rose Red or Always Artichoke card stock, so I pulled out the brayer and made my own. I like the fuzzy look that the brayered background has.
Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Always Artichoke and Rose Red Classic
Accessories: Brayer, Always Artichoke and Rose Red Stampin' Write markers, Button Latte

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Limited Supplies Challenge

Friday's limited supply challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to do a card in less than 30 minutes. We can all relate to not having enough time in a day! I liked the challenge because you really can do a pretty card in that amount of time! Sometimes I am guilty of trying to put too much on one card, so this was a good chance to do something a little more basic. By the way, can you tell how in love with the Top Note Bigz die I am? It is exclusive to Stampin' Up!® so let your demo know you need one! If you don't have a demo....I would be happy to help you out!!
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Whisper White and Old Olive card stock
Ink: Black StazOn and Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' pad
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower punch, Aqua Painters, dimensionals, uni-ball® Signo gel pen, the negative paper left after I punched a Top Note die
The Chocolate Chip paper is actually behind the Baja Breeze card stock. I used the inner Top Note Piece on the baby thank yous that I showed earlier in the week. I have been keeping these Top Note frames because I am going to use them on scrapbook pages and other cards. I also thought they would make great templates for sponging on a card if I didn't want the bulk of another layer of card stock.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Color Combo Challenge

The Tuesday Color Combo Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion and Chocolate Chip together. I have to admit that Pink Passion is not one of my favorite colors so I find it hard to use. The Kiwi Kiss and Pink Passion are pretty loud colors together but the Chocolate Chip does help to ground it a little. I think this card will grow on me but it wasn't an instant favorite. What do you think?
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (quickly becoming one of my very favorite stamp sets!)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured card stock, Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Top Note die, Flower Burst embosslit, Sweetest Stem embosslit, stipple brush, Color Spritzer tool, 5/8" Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, Trio Flower punch

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Simple Monogram Thank You

Stamps: Wonderful Words (retired), Cute & Curly
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery Cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' pad
Accessories: Curly Label punch, Weave #2 and Garden Walk Terturz embossing plates, Top Note Die, Certainly Celery ribbon (free SAB)
I made 20 of these for a baby gift. The mom of Paige's friend from gymnastics had a little boy last Friday.....and they were at gymnastics on Tues! She is a brave woman!