Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New In Colors

I almost forgot all about today's sketch challenge....can you believe it!! My new in colors from Stampin Up got delivered yesterday, so I wanted to play around with them. I stamped my flower from Both Way Blossoms and colored it in using my aqua painter and ink pads. I cut it and all the layers out with my rectangle Nestabilities. The sentiment is a rub on from the Love and Happiness set. I added some pink satin ribbon and a spiral clip with some black gingham on it and silver brads in all the corners. I am not in love with the new in colors yet, but hopefully I get there. To me, they are kind of a disappointment after the last two sets. Am I alone?
Well, that is it for me for today!! Lots of blurfing and commenting to do!! Have a great day and thanks for coming by!!
stamps-Both Way Blossoms
paper-Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black and Whisper White
ink-Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Black Stazon
tools-rub ons, black gingham, pink satin, silver brads, aqua painter, spiral clip, Cuttlebug, Nesties

A Challenge and some RAK's

This week it was my turn to pick the Great Swaps Girls Featured Swapper. I chose Arin Burdo(arinstamps). Her gallery is fabulous and her coloring is AWESOME!! I chose this card of hers to CASE. I changed the images, sentiment, ribbon, eliminated the stitching and colors. I also added three brads up in the top corner. This was my first time using the Out on a Limb stamp set from Papertrey. I really love it!! I stamped the branches and leaves with Black Stazon and colored the leaves in with my SU markers(Always Artichoke). After stamping and coloring and adding the sentiment, I went over the whole thing with the Linen BG stamp using Creamy Carmel. Then I distressed all the edges. This card was super simple, but I think it is very elegant.
stamps-PTI Out on a Limb and Linen
paper-Basic Black, Kraft, Whisper White and Always Artichoke
ink-Black Stazon and Creamy Caramel
tools-kraft taffeta, marker, edge distresser

Here are some of my RAK's I have been sent. The first came to me from Nikky(Butterflyears). You should see this card in real life, there are so many layers on the main image. Thanks Nikky, it's gorgeous!!

This second one came from Jackie Pedro. I LOVE Jackie's work and this card is no exception. It is even more amazing in person. She also sent some brads and ribbon along with awesome is that!! Thanks Jackie, I love it!

Here are some goodies I got from Jana the other day!! She sent me a Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper pack, some button blossoms, YUMMY ribbon, and a super cute stamp!! Thanks Jana, you rock!

Prettie Wednesday- Trash to Treasure

Welcome to Prettie Wednesday!!! Two weeks ago Julie challenged us to make a trash to treasure card using something that would normally be trash. I completely drew a blank!! After tossing around many ideas, I had pretty much given up when my new My Favorite Things stamps came. As I sat there transferring them to CD cases, I remembered a card I had gotten at the Southern Illinois Shoebox Swap. I decided to reuse the bag that the stamps came in(you know-the plastic package) to make my card. I don't know if this is considered a shaker card, but it has sand in the bottom of it and then I colored and cut out the tree from Soakin' Up The Sun, which is available at the Paper Pretties store. I was gonna put Sophia in with the sand and the tree, but I didn't steal enough sand from my cousins sandbox, so I decided to put her on the outside. The top panel was made with my corner rounder, since my new scallop punch had not yet arrived. I put some hemp twine through it and wrapped it around several times. I then sponged a little white ink and sanded the panel to make it look a little weathered. The paper is some that I picked up at the new scrapbook store I found close to my home. They don't have a lot of stamps, but they have a TON of paper and accessories, SO FUN!! My Sophia and palm tree were colored with my SU markers and aqua painter. This card gets to live here with me until Jana gets moved back home, yayyy!! Next weeks challenge was issued by Charmaine, and is sure to hurt my brain-we are only allowed one embellishment, the HORROR!! This weeks challenger is Jana and I can't wait to see what she has cooked up for us!! Be sure to blurf around and check out what the other Pretties have been up to, and as always, if you wanna play along, just leave us a link so we can check out your goodies!!
stamps-Soakin' Up the Sun by Paper Pretties
paper-Ruby Red, More Mustard, Whisper White and Karen Foster DP
ink-Black Stazon and White Craft
tools-hemp twine, white brads, corner rounder, SU markers, aqua painter, sand and plastic bag