Friday, February 15, 2008

Circles, Circles Everywhere, But None That I Like!!

Just when you think that you have one of every kind of stamp imaginable, the limited supplies challenge is posted, and you become aware of the fact that you don't!!! I have come to the realization today, that I have no circle stamps besides Riveting and Circle of Friendship. Well, that is not 100% true, I do have Seeing Spots, but just couldn't get it to work, and believe me, I tried! I usually, as a rule, look only at the challenge guidelines for any challenge. I look at what supplies to use, what colors, the sketch, etc., but I NEVER look at the gallery. I feel like I am cheating when I do. I am also afraid, that I will unintentionally copy someone, you know what I mean?? Well today, I was stuck, I thought, I stamped, I thought some more, I stamped some more, I tore two cards apart and put them back together, to make a long story short, I was completely blocked!!! So I decided to look at the gallery for the stamp sets that I had, but nothing inspired me. I finally broke down and looked at the gallery. Bad idea!! I now feel the need to go shopping!! Where do you guys come up with this stuff at???? I will admit, when I first started stamping, I bought what I thought was cute, never taking into consideration how on Earth I was going to use them. Thankfully, I am getting better about that now!! But today I became sadly aware of the fact, that I am not completely there yet. Luckily for me, inspiration finally came. I just got an order yesterday in the mail from Embellish It. Their website is fabulous, you should totally check it out!! I still had it sitting on my stamp table, and I got to looking at the yummy ribbon I had purchased, and finally inspiration came. I started with a standard A2 card in Basic Black, then Pink Passion. I embossed the On the Spot background on white with detail black ep. I sponged the edges with Pink Passion ink. The layered strip down the middle is in the same colors starting at 1 3/4 then 1 1/2 for the pink, and 1 1/4 for the white, which I sponged the edges on as well. I tied the black organdy around this strip in a square knot, and then took the fabulous ribbon I got from Embellish It around it in a bow. Then sentiment is from Circle of Friendship, and I do believe that I used every circle punch I own on it!! I started with my 1/8th handheld punch in white, then I used the 1/4in in Pink Passion, and 1/2in in Basic Black. The sentiment was stamped in black and then punched out with the 1in circle punch. Then 1 1/4 in Pink Passion, 1 3/8 in white and then the scalloped punch in Basic Black. I layered them all together, and then put a page pebble over the top of it, it just looked bare without it. I used my Signo white gel pen to make the dots. I was going to try to be brave and totally go all Markie's Mom(dots everywhere) on this, but didn't have the guts to!!!!
Well, that's it for me today! Hope you have a good one, and Happy Stamping!!!
stamps-Circle of Friendship and On the Spot
paper- Basic Black, Pink Passion, and Whisper White
ink-Versamark and Stazon Black
tools-Lots of circle punches, black EP, black organdy, pink and white ribbon from EI, and page pebbles


  1. Oh wowzers!! What an awesome card!! I love pink and black....and you certainly made the circles challenge look very easy!! I've still got to do that later today!!

  2. wow..i love this card. amazing job with the colros adn design! fantastic.

    i am still laughing about your nephew's v day email! too funny!

  3. Love your card...just wanted to let you know one more time what a great job I think you did with the challenge! The colors are amazing and the ribbon treatment is the perfect touch - TFS!

  4. This is so cute! I haven't completed one single challenge this week! I'm sooo far behind! When I grow up I want to be like you! LOL

  5. Love this! Great work with the circle theme, and I recognize the pink passion! Awesome ribbon~

  6. WOW!!!! that is really super pretty.

    The Pink and Black is awesome together. Totally Stands out!!!

  7. Wow! I just checked your blog for the first time and you have some great stuff! I think this is really sharp looking and may have to CASE it!


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