Thursday, January 8, 2009

Looking For Love...The Final Sketch

I AM A VERVE CHALLENGE CHAMPION....heheheehehe, I have been DYING to do that for days, LOL!! So, for this months Verve Stamps release they are holding four challenges, 3 sketches and a color challenge. Once you get them all done, you have to put your name in the I am a Verve challenge champion thread. The winner, or rather, two winners, will receive the whole likey free stamps, LOL!! For this card, I used my yet to be inked Thankful Blossoms. I am so proud, I am two sets away from inking all my Verve sets at least once. That is one of my "goals" this use what I have already bought. I am not gonna lie and say I won't buy anything new...gotta keep the economy stimulated, but I am going to make a very REAL attempt to use all the stamps I have bought up until this point....I figure if I use two new stamps/stamp sets a day, I will be done using all of them in 2012(totally kidding, I will be done way before 2012..maybe 2011, hehe). Anywho..I stamped the "flower(not sure what you REALLY call it, but in Jessie land-it's a flower)" three times on Gina K. white with my Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with my SU markers. I cut out different layers and glued them on then added a Build A Brad from Su to the center. My DSP is from the Georgia Peach pack from SU. I cut it and it's layer out with my Label 2 nestabilities and pierced a border around the Old Olive layer. The rest is pretty easy to figure out!! I am entering this card into Jen del Muro's Blog Tart giveaway(for lack of a better word). Her contest is HUGE and for a VERY good cause. The rules of the challenge are to make one card, MAIL it to the specified charity(Dallas Baptist University), and then enter all your info on the link provided. Verve Stamps is one of the sponsors along with all my favorite stamp companies!! That is one thing that I LOVE about the stamping industry...we sure know how to pull together and support each other!! For more info on Jen's giveaway, you can check out her newly GORGEOUS blog!! By the way, you can only be entered one time, but you can make and mail as many as you like!! Mine is already in an envie to be mailed out tomorrow!!
That is it for me now!! I am off to make a starry card(for today's Ways To Use It challenge), see ya soon!!

Looking For Love Parts 2 and 3

Man, have I been posting a ton or what, LOL!! I guess I am back in a grove or something...the after holidays funk has left the building(I hope)!! I decided to go ahead and do the Looking For Love Verve Challenges from yesterday and today. They were both sketch challenges, and I personally challenged myself to use two sets that I haven't inked before: Somebunny and Birthday Surprise. For the first sketch, I used my Birthday Surprise set. I stamped the bird with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it and the balloons(also stamped the same way on Gina K. 80lb white) with my SU markers. I then layered it with Bashful Blue, Rose Red and Old Olive. The DP is from the retired Rose Red Prints DSP. I layered it with more Rose Red and used my SU scalloped edge punch to create the scallops. I then added the ribbon(both SU) and all the silver brads. The white layer was run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. After it was all put together, and all my piercing was done, I added some glitter with my two way glue pen. Looking back, I wish I had left off the glitter, but what can you do.

For this second card, I used my Somebunny set...isn't it CUTE!! I love those super cute and floppy ears. I colored her/him with my SU markers after stamping her/him on Gina K. white with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The ribbon was wrapped around the top corner first, then I added a bow with a glue dot. The ribbon around the DP panel, is retired Close To Cocoa grosgrain from SU. My DP is from the Imaginisce Happy Birthday pack that I got from Paper Addiction. The heart was punched out of some retired Loves Me DSP from SU. I layered it with Rose Red and Close To Cocoa and then added it to a Gina K. 120lb white base that I had stamped my sentiment on. This card is a tiny bit plain...bit I think I like it.

Well, that is it for me now...gotta get to bed or it is gonna be a LONG day tomorrow!!