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Monday, January 31, 2011

2 Weeks of Stamping - Thinking of You & Stamp Camp

So this week I had several cards I needed to make for those my husband and I care for to let them know we are thinking of them.  These times, make us truly blessed for everything we have in our lives.  The first card I played around with an embossing folder that my sister-in-law had gotten for me for Christmas, an idea that I saw on Robin Merriman's Blog,  and a stamp set that retired last summer called Garden Whimsy.  I made two different versions of the card and I'm having a hard time deciding which one I like more.  I used Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Bashful Blue.

The other card that I made was also a Thinking of You card but I kept it more neutral tones.  I used one of my favorite stamp sets that I got as a Hostess many years ago and Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, and Regal Rose.  I didn't have the ribbon I really wanted for this card but I made due with what I had.  I have made this card before and it's one of my favorites.  I love its simplicity and cleanliness!

On another note, last week's stamp time was a bust, life was just too busy.  Anywho, I ended up getting my weekly time in at my monthly stamp camp at Carol's.  Here are the three cards we made. 

So far, so good with my new year's resolution.  Now to keep it going into February.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Black and White and Red All Over

It's not a newspaper!  It's a Valentine's Card!  I had two different challenges this week that I liked for my weekly stamping time.  2 weeks down 50 to go on my 2011 Resolution!

The first challenge was the Utah Diva's Inspiration Challenge #129 and the second was Utah Diva's Sketch Challenge for January 8th.

 The Inspiration

 The Sketch

I used the my new favorite ribbon technique - scrunchie ribbon along with some masking, and Amazing Glaze to make the center heard very thick and glossy.  I'm mostly satisfied with the result although I wish my Black ink didn't have a Blue hue to it.  I may have to order a new one this month to see if there is a difference.

Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Seeing Spots, and Sweet Spot
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Black Satin Ribbon, Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My First Sketch Challenge #184

 So lately I've been looking at some different blogs that do weekly challenges.  I have decided to try to do at least one a week as part of my New Year's Resolution.  This week I played along with Stamping 411 and their Saturday Sketch.  I tried to use a technique that I haven't used much lately so I broke out my sponges and sponged the edge on the single flower image.  I ended up not adding a hanging tag but I'm pretty happy with the way the rest of the card turned out, especially the color combination which I saw on another blog but can't find it now to link it!  This card has also been added to my current Birthday Card Pack.

 The Sketch
 My Card
Another view

Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Curvy Verses
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, 
Baja Breeze, Old Olive, & Soft Suede
Punch: Modern Label, Border Punch
Pink Flower Eyelet

Simply Said is Simply Wonderful

Simply Said is one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  I know that it has since been retired but I needed a quick thank you card and I have missed using it dearly.  I'm in a pink and brown kick and Taylor is dressed in these colors nearly everyday so I continued the color trend on this card.  One thing I tried new was this scrunchy ribbon technique with some Satin Ribbon.  I really liked how it turned out! This card is also being added to my current Thank You Card Pack.

 Stamps: Simply Said

Ink & Paper - Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip
Ribbon - Brown Satin from a craft store
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