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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stampin' Celebration Challenge # 59

 It was time for another Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge!

When I first saw the challenge I had no idea what I was going to do.  I eventually went with punching similar flowers out of cardstock and ended up with a very simple but neat card.  The colors I used were Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Candle

 I really liked this month's Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge.  Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it- the colors, the smells, the weather, the activities...and we are finally going to have some fall like weather this week so I was excited to make a fall project.  

I really liked the mason jars and candles in the inspiration so I went with that and created a candle holder.  

I stamped leaves from the retired Autumn Leaves stamp set on crinkled up vellum and cut them out.  I like how the crinkled vellum added a leaf-like texture.  The belly band was done using the same technique with the Woodgrain stamp.  I added punched branches and Dahlias to finish it off.  I created a crinkled paper flower for the lid to tie into the inspiration even more!  I filled the jar with crinkled paper confetti and a flameless candle.  This was a fun home decor project just in time for fall!

Friday, August 17, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #150

I really liked working with the fun colors this week from the ColourQ Challenge #150.   I needed to make a Birthday card so these colors were perfect.  

 I made the cake out of card-stock and embellished each layer with a different pattern.  I made the 'happy target' from the round 'Happy Birthday' stamp from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set and just punched out the 'happy circle.'  This was a fun card to make and it would be a fun card to receive!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Grey and Yellow SCIC # 57

This month's Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge was all about grey, yellow, and white! Here was the inspiration...

And this is what I came up with!
I used So Saffron, Basic Grey, and Whisper White to create my card. The flowers are from the Apple Blossom (hostess) set.  (It was the closest flower stamp I had to the ones in the inspiration). Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ColourQ Challenge 148

The color combination this week for the ColorQ Challenge #148 said 'flower' to me.  I learned how to make the flower on my card at SU! convention this year and love them!

 I used the criss-cross card technique using Tangerine Tango and went from there.  This card is really cute, I just can't mail it very easily because of the 3D flower, so I will have to hand deliver it to someone special!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fun Flower Vase

This was a fun and easy project to make.  I saw the idea from a gift and made my own version to give as a gift!  I used the Everyday Enchantment DSP, ribbon, and brads from the 2012 Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The glass is filled with dried garbanzo beans, which went well with my color scheme and added a fun texture. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Boating

I haven't posted anything or done any challenges for a long time. (Almost a year!)  I was looking around and was inspired by the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #56 so I thought I would give it a try! When I saw this I immediately thought of the boat stamp from the "Moving Forward" Stamp Set.  I chose the colors Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White for my card.  

I love the Polka Dot Parade DSP, which is shown here in Pumpkin Pie. I tore fabric strips from the Essentials Designer Fabric and twisted them together to create the 'ribbon.'  

Hope you enjoyed my card!