Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

Color Challenges are my favorite. That is just how my brain works. Often my "own" inspiration is sitting down, grabbing my ring of color swatches and picking a few colors... an idea forms and, soon, a card forms! So, I am happy when I find places for color inspiration like the Play Date Cafe. The darker green in this weeks color splash proved a bit challenging for me but I scrounged up some Handsome Hunter which worked just fine. I also decided to add the lighter lavender hue - there is a little of it in the inspiration photo, so I didn't feel to guilty about it. ;)

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Naturals White, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Handsome Hunter
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Top Note die, Square Lattice EF, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch
Embellishments: pleated Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Designer Button Elegant Eggplant

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013

I am really liking both the color scheme and the sketch this week from a couple of my favorite challenge sites. I will probably make another card for both of them! Had to change it up a bit due to not having the retired colors, but the colors are from ColorQ and the sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches. This Whimsy set hasn't seen ink for a long time! 

Stamp Sets: Birthday Whimsy, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Tools: Big Shot, Chevron EF, Large Scallop border edgelit, stapler
Embellishments: crochet thread, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 16, 2013 #2

This one is for the color challenge at the Play Date Cafe this week. Love the color scheme!

Stamp Set: Bring On the Cake
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Confetti White, Calypso Coral, textured Basic Black, Basic Gray
Tools: White EP, heat tool, Big Shot, Large Scallop border edgelit
Embellishments: Basi Black grosgrain ribbon, Calypso Coral ribbon (SAB), Basic Gray corduroy button

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March 16, 2013

I used the color scheme from the previous week at Play Date Cafe. Just didn't get around to making a card until it was too late. I did use a current challenge from Freshly Made Sketches, though! I flipped it because I wanted to use Melon Mambo for the strip across but didn't have a piece that could make it across a horizontal layout! I am down to scraps of that color - unbelievable!

Stamp Set: For All You Do, A Word for You
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery DSP (Just 4 You, I think), Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF
Embellishments: Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Designer Button Brights Tempting Turquoise, Tempting Turquoise Brad

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

March 9, 2013

Posting my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. I just did not have a sentiment that was the right size, in the right font to put it in as the sketch suggests. So I put on a ribbon instead. :)

Stamp Set: Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Big Shot, Lace Brocade EF, Large Scallop Border edgelit, 3/4" Circle punch, 1.75" Circle punch
Embellishment: Chantilly ribbon

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

I am really loving the colors this week from ColourQ! This is what I created to submit:

Stamp Sets: Punched Posies, Just Believe
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Tools: 1" Circle punch, 1.25" Circle punch, Fancy Flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, Calypso Coral ribbon SAB, Basic Rhinestone

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March 5, 2013

 I have been trying to make a card with the sketch at Just Add Ink for the week. It just wasn't clicking with me, for some reason. Finally, today I managed to come up with something - of course, I was too late to submit it! I also used the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge this week - I did add green for the leaves/stems. And I just now realized I was supposed to use Crumb Cake but forgot! :-/

Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Paper: Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White
Embellishments: Brad SAB, So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon, Calypso Coral ribbon

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2, 2013

Found some time this morning to make a card for two challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches and The Play Date Cafe (a site I found just recently).
It looks better in real life, I think, but what can I do? :) For the color challenge I really had to scrounge! I pulled out scraps and dug deep into my collection of ... abandoned colors.

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Sage Shadow (I think!!), old DSP
Tools: Modern Label punch, Big Shot, Lacy Brocade EF
Embellishments: Chantilly ribbon, brad is actually in Calypso Coral SAB

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