Monday, April 26, 2010

Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge/do some embossing


This week we were to use the colors: Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Green for the Embellish Magazine's challenge. When I read that those were the colors I right ways thought of flowers...so out came my Asian Artistry set from Stampin Up....I used markers to color the stamp and then sponged in my sunshine.....the butterflies were embossed using my embosslites die from Stampin Up....and the background of my card is embossed as well....these pre-embossed cards from Michaels have become some of my favorite cards...then add so much to your card and are a time saver....to finish off my card I added a trio of matching pink brads. Come on over to the Embellishments Magazine site and play along. They are offering some great prizes and the challenge will get your creative juices flowing!!

Mojo Monday Sketch challenge #136


It is Monday morning and time for a Mojo Sketch
challenge. I usually go for the round card....I just
love them....but today I am making a gift for my Mother in Law.....a set of square cards for her....so I decided to play along with the square sketch. I used one of my pre-embossed cards from Michaels and went from there. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Let's Scrap Challenge



















This is my double layout for the last Let's Scrap challenge. I used stars instead of circles and went with a very patriotic theme because of where we were. Thanks for stopping by and having a look......want some great inspiration?? Check out Let's Scrap and try of one of their sketches.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Delightful and Delicious challenge/2sketch4you sketch


Today my card takes care of two challenges: the
2sketch4you sketch and the Delightful and Delicious challenge from VEVRE. I love this coffee set and found it perfect for this week's sketch challenge over at 2sketch4you. I used the new embossing folder from Stampin Up...it will be available in the new summer mini catalog/retired dp from Stampin Up/Not Quite Navy cardstock/Choc. Chip cardstock/Choc. Chip pearls/Twill tape and linen thread/mini tag punch and some sponging around the edges!!

Thanks for stopping by to look...hope you have a great week!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge

Today I made this cute little Party Favor Thank You baggie out of an envelope. I created a front and a back for the baggie using my Top Note die from Stampin Up. The Kraft background was embossed using a folder from ProvCraft....I think this pattern goes great with these little robots from Stampin Up. I stamped my little guy in Basic Black and added a touch of Real Red to give him some color. I then used my sponge in both black and red ink. This baggie was created for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge.....use black, red, kraft, and white.



Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good Afternoon Ladies!! I have some exciting news!!! Just yesterday I receive this exciting news from Stampin Up!! Some of those In Colors that you loved and hated to see go bye bye.....well, they are back!!! How exciting is that!! Listed below are the colors that will be in the new catalog that come out in July.....

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

Stampin Up is doing a Color Renovation (always gotta be keeping up with the trends) Our new Color families will look like this:

As with any change there is always a sad side....this time that side part is the saying goodbye to some of our old favorites!! So if there are any colors that you want to stock up on now is the time. Here is a list of the ones that are being retired in June.....glorious green, green galore, gable green, yoyo yellow,only orange, pink passion, pixie pink, orchid opulence, lovely lilac, brilliant blue, close to cocoa, creamy,, caramel, really rust, ruby red, cameo coral, summer sun, bordering blue, brocade blue, ballet blue, taken with teal, handsome hunter, pale plum, blush blossom, apricot appeal, barely banana, mellow moss, sage shadow, almost amethyst, lavender lace, basic brown, and going gray


I know that change is never easy but I am excited about this new set of colors that we will have to work with!! If the retirement of one of these colors makes you really sad....just stock up on it!! I think that the new colors will quickly become your favorites!! Plus how exciting is it that we get back some of those colors that we have missed so much!! Well that is all for the exciting news that I have for you....happy stampin!! --DEB

Mojo Monday sketch & The Color Throwdown challenge

Another set of great colors from the Color Throwdown team:


My card today represents 2 challenges.....the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the Color Throwdown challenge. I love both of these challenges and always look forward to the inspiration that I get from them. I am trying to use up DP from my scraps folder....with a new catalog come and the changing of the colors....it is time for some house cleaning!! I am not sure which packs these two DPs are from but I do know that they are from Stampin Up. My sentiment stamp is from Verve. The main image panel is embossed with a folder from Cuttlebug. I used Pretty in Pink brads from Stampin Up and the ribbon was given to me by a friend....she know about my card making addiction so when she is given something with a pretty ribbon on it she saves it for me and says..."I know you can find some way to use this!" So there you have it for today!! I hope you have a blessed day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge


Today's card was made for the Color Throwdown Challenge....I stamped my flowers 3 times and cute out the petals so that the flower could have some dimension.....my leaves were outlined with Garden Green marker and then blended with a aqua painter....my background was created with Garden Green cardstock (embossed) and Soft Suede dp.....my sentiement is framed with some Hodge Podge Hardware....Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

OCCSC9 and WT264


Here is my card for today's Ways to Use it challenge over at SCS and the sketch challenge for Our Creative Corner. The Ways to Us it challenge asked for "Sweet Child" images. I didn't think I was going to be able to play along because of all my stamps.....I lack kid stamps!! Then I remembered this set that I had tucked away....Crayon Kids a retired set from Stampin Up. Think it qualifies!! I paper pieced the dressed and added some brads for the buttons. I think it turned out pretty cute!! I used dp that was in my scrap pile so I am not sure the name but it is from Stampin Up! I finished the card off with some ribbon and a corduroy brad. Have a happy Easter weekend!!
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