Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some Color Challenges!

So, last week I told you that I had completed the color challenge from the first week of the year. I just never got a chance to post it. Well, here is that card.

The colors for the week were Rich Razzleberry and Not Quite Navy. I used the Sale a Bration set called Good Neighbor. I have to say that I had a vision of this card in my head and on my first shot at making it, it didn't quite come out the way I had pictured! So I tweaked and added and took away and changed... and then some - but I finally came out with something that i was happy with!

This week the colors were Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay. I had seen a card made by another demonstrator named Kara Creech, and I fell in love with it. Anyway, I used her card for some inspiration and then made it mine!

I started with a black card base. And then layered on the Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay layers. On the Bermuda, I stamped the Bella Toile Background stamp in Bermuda ink. Then I stamped the Medallion in Black ink off to the side. I added the White satin ribbon. Finally, I used the Circle scissors plus to cut out my circles. On the white circle, I stamped the saying from the Sale a Bration set called Whimsical Words in black and then the flowers from Vintage Vogue.

To make this card even more special, I wanted to add a little something in the middle of the flowers. Have you seen a product called Stickles? You can get it at craft stores. Well, being a Stampin' Up! purist, I wanted to see if I could get the same look of Stickles only using Stampin' Up! stuff. So, I took out my Crystal Effects and my Chunky Glitter. I mixed a little Crystal Effects on a piece of wax paper with a little of the glitter. Then i used a paper clip to pick up some of the mixture and place it in the center of the flowers. It gives a great sparkle and even some dimension! I am really pleased with this card!!!!

I hope you like it to!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Relief for Haiti from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! always takes note of people in need. When they heard about the earthquake in Haiti, they knew they needed to do something to help. So, they have decided to donate $2 from the sale of the "I {heart} Hearts" stamp set from now through February 28th.
Product Name
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended)
Item # 118571
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount
Item # 117010

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A New Year of Color Challenges!

Welcome to 2010! and a new year of Color Challenges. I am catching up a bit, but what else is new?? Oh Well! I got them done on time, just haven't posted them on time!

This first challenge I have here is Real Red, YoYo Yellow, and Bermuda Bay. I used Kraft card stock for the card base and the new stamp set from the Mini catalog called Vintage Vogue. I really like this new set! I have already made several projects with it and have so many more ideas. It is a very versatile set!

This next challenge was Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry. I have been seeing some cards made with the scallop square die for the Big shot and wanted to give that a try. I still have some of the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper with the Crushed Curry design, so I pulled out the Razzle Dazzle stamp set to match and came up with this...
I even added a little something to the inside of the card.
I hope you like them!! I have one more challenge to catch up on. Hopefully I can get that one posted tomorrow! The colors were Rich Razzleberry and Not Quite Navy.