I'll be back tomorrow with a few more cards and another valentine project I am just finishing up.
The title of this weeks challenge is Double Trouble. I should have know I was in trouble just from that! The challenge was to use any 2 stamps from either Magnolia or Stampavie. This was a challenge for me in every sense of the word!! Since I've been only stamping a short time my stamp collection is not as diverse as I would like. Then along came January and those stupid resolutions, lol. My husband & I are on a very strict budget so there won't be as many stamp purchases as I would like. Anyway I digress- this was a challenge because I only own 3 Magnolia stamps and 1 Sarah Kay stamp and none of them are related. So I decided to go with a winter/spring theme.Challenge 2- matching winter/spring paper. I was wanting something bright and sunny for the spring half but had no winter paper that coordinated well with it. So I came up with the pine paper which is from a winter collection of papers.
Challenge 3-Copics. Again, I am limited in this area as well. I need a whole lot more of them!! Overall, I think it turned out pretty well. I used my flock for the first time on the coat trim. The color is pixie pink and I am now hooked on this stuff!! It is much easier to use then I would have thought and it does add a nice touch.
Hope everyone has a great week.
The dp is by Basic Grey-Infuse. I love these papers! I am partial to pink & brown. The pink dp is by K&Co. I used my cricut to cut the flowers and added the pretty pink gem brad. The scalloped lace trim was done with a Martha Stewart punch and then I used a corner punch for the top corners- no idea who it is by. I've had it forever. The sentiment is a sticker by Karen Foster and I think it goes perfectly with the theme of card. I don't normally photograph the inside of my cards but thought I would show this one. Very simply done but pretty.
Well I think I am ready to go lie down again. I sure hope this is a 24 hour thing. I have tons I want to work on tomorrow. Hope the rest of your weekend goes well!
The 2nd challenge was sketch challenge 211 from SCS. I loved this sketch.
I will definitely be using this sketch again!
Stamp: Melinda Blowing Kisses by Whiff of Joy, colored using copics and I used Stickles on her wings. Embossed paper by Paper Adventures called Leaf Nouveau-mint
Purple paper by Deja Views. I don't know the maker of the green & purple polka dot paper-I've had it in my stash forever. You can't tell from the photo but it is felted.
Cardstock- Bazzil, hearts & stars were cut using my cricut.
Supplies used- deep red, pink card stock was from an old Club Scrap Kit- this cardstock is from
2004!! See what you find when you organize, LOL. The pink cardstock was covered in stamped postmarks- hence my sentiment sealed with a kiss.
The dp is from My Minds Eye-Quite Smitten, the fluffy, puffy lips and heart are stickers from Sandy Lion, and I used paper covered twist ties for the link. One twist tie says love and the other one says friendship. I used a Martha Stewart scalloped punch.
Oh- and before I forget Bev as some great blog candy to giveaway. Be sure to check her blog- her candy will be up until the 17th and it is some great candy!
Hope everyone has a great day!
Right now I am going to post all the great blog candy there is available out there! I found some great stuff on my regular blog stops as well as some new great blogs! The talent out there is just incredible! My first stop today was Melanie's blog. She has a great tutorial on the use of copics. I just discovered her blog last week and it is great! Her blog candy is a set of copics! I know, myself included, that some of you are just starting your collection and this would be a great addition!
Another blog I just discovered last week is Michelle's and let me tell you I spent alot of time reading her postings and they are adorable. Don't you just love her signature line! Too cute!!
And to think she had a stamp named especially for her- my favorite line of stamps, too-Whiff of Joy! Her blog candy is so great for all those valentine projects!
Rachel's blog has a huge candy giveaway! I was blown away by everything in it. Be sure to check out her card using the Sarah Kay image- it's beautiful. I ordered my 1st Sarah Kay stamp last week and cannot wait until it gets here.
I have had so much fun hopping around tonight but now have to get some real work done-housework ugh. I have posted some more blog candy on my side bar- be sure to check it out!
I just love the little tin mail box. I picked that up yesterday in Target's dollar bin. Gotta love those dollar bins. The dp on the mail box is by Karen Foster and the sentiment was computer generated.
I'm just doing a quick post- thought I would try the sketch saturday challenge this week. It's a fun sketch! Here is my take on it. The pictures don't really do it justice- could not find good lighting anywhere in the house.
Tried to keep it one color scheme- brown except for the prima flower. The jumbo brads are antique copper-making memories and the stamp is an old one that I had actually never used. It came in a kit from ClubScrap from 2004. I have several other projects on the go so I hopefully I will be able to post some of them tomorrow.
It's been forever since I've done any crafting or posting but I am ready to start again. My parents flew out this morning after a 2 week visit and now I am ready to get back to my scraproom! My first posting is a card I made for Katharina's sketch challenge on Whiff of Joy.
She noted the following on her blog: The Whiff of Joy release party for the new Party Animal collection will be held on Friday, Jan. 2nd, 11pm GMT+1 (5pm EST) at the WoJ group on Papercraft Planet.Hope to see you there!!
She will be giving away one of the new stamps with this challenge...so here is my entry.