Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge - 159

This week for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge I used some of my new stuff with some old. The stamp set I was looking forward to most from the new Stampin' Up! catalog was Cottage Garden to match my Cottage Wall DSP. I love this set and this paper!

Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White CS, Cottage Wall DSP

Ink: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Brights buttons, White grosgrain ribbon

New Stuff!

I finally placed my first order from the new catalog, and it was a big one! It came yesterday and I had so much fun looking at all my new goodies! I will be using it over the next few weeks so keep checking to see my new creations.

I did get to play with it some this morning, and I think I may have made my favorite card EVER! I LOVED the Cottage Wall paper that was in the last catalog and couldn't wait to get my hands on the matching Cottage Garden stamp set from the new catalog. I also ordered the Sunny Garden paper, which is the same design as Cottage Wall only in new colors. Before cutting into that, I wanted to use some of the retired Cottage Wall paper. I started out planning on using the Stamping 411 sketch challenge 159, but couldn't bear the thought of covering up so much of my beloved paper, my card took a completely different direction!

Paper: Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence Card Stock, Cottage Wall DSP

Stamps: Cottage Garden

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Eyelet border punch

A little behind....

Last week I completed a few projects but never posted any pictures, so here are a few just to show what I've been up to...

The first is a necklace I made using a domino. I think it turned out quite nice, although my husband thinks the domino is too big for a necklace, so I may try heading to Home Depot to get some small tiles to try instead of the domino.

Next is a card I made just because. I love the color combination. I think Daffodil Delight may be one of my favorite new colors! It is such a happy color, I just love using it! Hope you enjoy!
Domino Stamps & Colors:
Pretty in Pink Refill
Early Espresso Classic Pad
Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
Card Stamps & Colors:
Melon Mambo Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Daffodil Delight Card Stock
Dreams du Jour Stamp Set
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge

I love challenges! (When it comes to stamping, that is) They are fun to do, fun to check out others creations, and give me a direction to head. (Although sometimes I start out with a challenge in mind and wind up somewhere completely different!) Challenges can be the use of a certain color combo, a sample layout, a technique, you get the idea. Here is this week's sketch challenge from Stamping 411:

I needed to make an anniversary card for my parents (Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!) and I thought this sketch would be perfect. I've been wanting to use some of my new ribbon and colors from the new Stampin' Up! catalog and thought this was a perfect opportunity. I used the new hostess set, Fast & Fabulous, and was it ever! The inks I used are Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. I used Old Olive for the base of the card. The after stamping the flower with DD, I stamped off and gave some shadow-y flowers for the background. I used OO as the second color for my 2-step. I wanted to add some color to the background of my stamped image so I got out my markers and color spritzer. Since I don't have my new color markers yet, I used So Saffron to make the yellow spritz. The ribbon is the new 1/8" Black Taffeta ribbon. All in all, I am very happy with the way it turned out. (The ribbon got a little smooshed when I scanned it in!)

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