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Friday, October 30, 2009

Color Dare #40--a little late posting!

Well, you might guess by the late posting of the Color Dare that this has been a very busy week for me. I am soooo looking forward to a relaxing week-end. I hope the weather man is right and we have sunshine tomorrow. We were supposed to see the sun this afternoon, but that hasn't happened!
Enough of that--let's talk about the color dare. I just love these colors together--way to go Riley! We were to use Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede and Almost Amethyst. This is what I came up with. I thought the Wandering Words set was the perfect choice. I love this card--hope you do too!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gift Card Holder

This is a sweet little gift card holder I made for a shower I will be attending tomorrow. It was super easy to make and I really like how it turned out.

I pulled out my Polka Dot Punches set and stamped the heart image on Not Quite Navy with Versamark, then embossed with silver embossing powder.

The Bella Bleu DP was perfect to give it a very romantic look. Tucked inside is a Target gift card. I am sure Shelley and Bradley will be able to use that!

Friday, October 23, 2009

What a Week!

It is always this way when we go out of town for the week-end. It takes me all week to catch up on everything. Besides that, my church is hosting a ladies conference in four weeks and I am chairman of the gym decorating committee. You do realize how big a gym is.... We have 91 tables to decorate plus the ceiling and walls. It will not look like a gym when we get through! I am so blessed to have lots of ladies who are willing helpers. I am looking forward to a great time with them as we work together.

Now for some cards! First up is my card for the Color Dare #39. I know, I know. This should have been posted on Wednesday, but as I said, I am just now catching up!

This week the colors were Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry and Perfect Plum. Where does Riley get these combos? One thing for sure, participating on a design team really stretches you creativity! I love it!! My paying job is very boring, so this is a great outlet for me. I hope you like how I made these colors work together.

Next is my card for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers last Sunday. The FS for this week was none other that my niece, Riley, better known as dancerriley on SCS. I am so excited for her. It was hard to decide on a card to case, but I finally decided on this one:

I needed a special card to send to my daughter who is changing into a woman right before my eyes! She has met a special young man and she is so excited. My next card is one I made to send to this young man to let him know we enjoyed meeting him last week-end. He was pretty nervous, but conducted himself so well. He definitely has potential!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Color Dare #38

Today's Color Dare Challenge was a REAL challenge for me!! We were to use Crushed Curry, Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo and Basic Gray. I made the card at the top first. I REALLY struggled with it--maybe because I wish my hair was still that color (naturally), but honestly it was the color combo. I decided to give it another try and the next card is what I came up with. I had not inked this set yet, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to get it wet! The bear took about six tries to get him right, but I am pleased with the outcome. I think it turned out right cute!
Let's see what you can do with this one! Visit the Color Dare at and play along. I will be looking for your entry!
Have a blessed Wednesday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Love Those Color Challenges

Today was a BEAUTIFUL day here in North Carolina. I wish I could have been outside more--oh well, gotta bring home that paycheck! Really, I am thankful for my job. There are so many people out of work, I thank God every day for the provision He has made for my family.
So, on to the color challenge! This week on Splitcoast Stampers we were to use Mellow Moss, Kraft and White. I couldn't leave off the Basic Black just to give the image some pop.
I pulled out my Snow Swirled set for the main image. The sentiment is from the Teen Tiny Wishes set (love that set!)
The card is pretty self explanatory. You may not be able to tell in the photo, but the star is done with shimmer paint! The card looks much prettier in real life.
Well, tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!! Looking forward to a great week-end!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday's Color Dare 37

It is Wednesday again and time to play the Color Dare! This week we were to use:
Elegant Eggplant
Pumpkin Pie
Creamy Caramel
These colors just screamed--Falling Leaves!!!
I really have fallen in love with this set. I used my new Finial Press embossing folder and sponged the layer with Creamy Caramel. I also sponged the edges of the leaf circles. Then, I used my new favorite product from Stampin' Up--Shimmer Paint. For this project I used the Champaign Mist. It adds just a little sparkle! Tie on the sweet Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon and the Grateful sentiment punched from the Word Punch and layerd on a piece of Creamy Caramel punched with the Modern Label punch. Wa-la--a fall card! Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's a Girl!

Two weeks ago tomorrow a friend of mine gave birth to a little girl--Elizabeth Ashlee Johns. She was greeted by her three brothers! Yes, three. We were hoping for Martha to have a girl and yeah--she did! I wanted to make a card to go with her gift.
I decided to use the Mojo107 sketch.
Chocolate Chip was used for the base. I added a layer of Whisper White and then prints from the Bella Birds Designer Paper. Then I added my yummy wide Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon with my even more yummy Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon. For my image, I chose the baby carriage from the Puns from the Past stamp set, stamped with Chocolate Chip ink. I used my Nestibilities to cut the graduated circles. The finishing touch --pearls! I know Martha will love this card. I had fun creating it for her and Elizabeth!

Monday, October 5, 2009

As Promised....

Another card using the Patterned Pines set! This time I used Elegant Eggplant for my card base. Then I stamped the trees using Garden Green and layered the image piece with Mellon Mambo. For a little texture, I embossed a piece of Pink Pirouette with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder, layered with a piece of Garden Green and then added the Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon. No card is complete without a little I added a purple rhinestone brad to the top of each tree. Thanks for looking!

Happy Monday!

Good morning! It is a rainy day in Raleigh. I wish I could stay home and stamp, but first off to the dentist to start work on a crown and then to work. I did have some time yesterday to play and this is what I came up with.
Card Recipe:
Patterned Pines stamp set
Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Basic Black Cardstock
Melon Mambo ink
I started with a card base using Garden Green. The next layer is my beloved Pink Pirouette (In-Colors '08). Then I added a layer of Melon Mambo. This layer has been dry embossed using the Petals a Plenty folder. The patterned pines needed a little contrast, so I added a border of Basic Black which then led me to my new Black stripe grosgrain ribbon. Clear rhinestone brads top each of the trees to give a little sparkle. This was a very quick and easy card and I love how it turned out!
Now--off to the dentist! Hopefully I can play the Mojo Monday sketch challenge later today!