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Friday, October 21, 2011

A True Test of Patience

Wow...this card was a test of my patience and I made multiples of it. What was I thinking? I really liked this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and decided to play along because I had just received the Patterned Party Stamp Set and really wanted to use it. I am not really sure how noticeable it is in the picture, but all of those little pennants are cut out and adhered using dimensionals. Yikes! It took me forever but I really like the way this card turned out. I love how fun the DSP and stamping is. It makes for a fun kid's birthday card. I hope you enjoy it too!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge

Another Wednesday night and I have somehow found myself back over at Stamping 411 to see what this weeks sketch challenge was. I liked the simplicity of the layout and knew right away what I wanted to do with it. I've had the Lace Ribbon Border Punch since it first came out and thought I would give it a try to jazz up those vertical strips a bit. I like it! I hope you like it too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Life is Pewterful!

Today's card was made with the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge in mind. I tried out the new Pewter Embossing Powder and I LOVE IT!! I embossed the little ornaments and colored them in, paired them with some old Christmas DSP I had kickin' around and voila...card made! The dimensions for this card is 3 1/2 x 7..which will fit in a standard business size envelope. Have a great day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge

It's been far too long since I have posted anything...and I was on such a great roll keeping up with my posts. I really dislike the heat and my stamp room is the hottest room in the house so I try to avoid it at all costs during the sweaty months. It's finally started to cool down so I should be back to spending more time in here!

To get back into the swing of things I stopped by my old favorite Stamping 411 to see what they had going on for this weeks sketch challenge. I liked it, so I thought I would give it a shot. This Pocketful of Posies DSP is so appealing to me although it's not really my style. I decided to try out the bleaching technique that Donna over at Butternutsage has used in the past. I'm going to work on that technique a little more. (If anything, my house smells really clean from the bleach!)
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy my card and that you have a great weekend.

Please take a moment on Sunday to remember those lost in the September 11th attacks 10 years ago. I REMEMBER!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh My Bright-FTL 139

Yea!!! I finally got my color coach last night. No more guessing which color goes with which for me!! Color coordinating is not my strong suit...hey, I wear blue polyester everyday!

Todays layout inspiraton came from the Fall to Layout challenge over at Clean and Simple Stamping. I had never visited this blog before and after scrolling through their layouts I am going to definitely add this to my weekly challenge list.

For this week's challenge I used coordinating paper from the Brights DSP stack. (Love that paper!) And I heat embossed the flowers from the Punch Potpourri set using Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. Finally, to add a little contrast I added the Daffodil Delight butterflies.

The card is a little..okay, A LOT, brighter than what I normally like but I think it will be fun for someone who's young and fun themselves!

Monday, May 9, 2011

SSC 202

After almost 2 full months off from work..(I did a trip here and there during that time) I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. I don't think that I'll be taking that much time off again. I'm a girl who needs some structure and a schedule...even if it's the crazy schedule of a flight attendant. I'm hoping to get back into participating in some weekly challenges now that I am back to work.

For this week's Stamping 411 challenge I used the color combination of Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake and Night of Navy. I really like this color combo. I paired it with the Eastern Blooms stamp set which is one of my all time favorites! I think the tiny pearls added really make the card.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Party Time's Over...

Like all good things, my vacation has come to an end. I've had 3 awesome weeks off in which I spent alot of time with my husband, my family and my home. I'm back to work tonight and off to the west coast. I'm hoping warmer weather awaits me in L.A...maybe I can get some pool time before I have to come back east.

Anyways, I was so occupied doing projects around the house while I was off I made very little time for myself to stamp. That is, until I received the new colored embossing powders that are in the Summer Mini. Love them and can't wait to use them some more!

For this week's card I used the sketch over at Stamping 411. I've said it before...but the operators NEVER disappoint me with their sketches. If you haven't stopped by there, you should play along..I always enjoy it.