Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Mashup!! Let's hear it for the Girls!!

Happy Friday, everyone!! As you are reading this, I am enjoyinga long weekend in South Carolina! I have a speaking engagement in Rock Hill tomorrow, then I'll spend a couple of days with my mom. Should be fun! But before heading out, I had fun with this week's Friday Mashup, brought to us by Kasey! Ready? Here it is:

  1. Make a project featuring a Girly Theme

  2. Make a project using Your Favorite Technique

  3. Or Mash it Up...and make a project with a Girly theme, using your favorite technique.

Well, because I hosted a big party this past weekend, and I am traveling this weekend, I had to think FAST! And so I decided to Mash it Up with one of my favorite techniques from my earliest stamping days: Making my own Designer Paper!! I was inspired by my Stampin' Up designer paper, Flirtatious (girly title!), which was out on my table already since my nieces (young girls) were using it Sunday. But I wanted different colors, so I decided to make my own. I started with a wisteria wonder card base, then stamped randomly on whisper white with my Delicate Doilies (very girly!!) stamp set. I used wisteria wonder, lucky limeade, pool party, and concord crush classic inks. I embellished with concord twill ribbon and basic jewel rhinestones. My sentiment is from On Your Birthday, stamped in concord, with some limeade doilies...punched out with my scallop circle and layered overe an extra large scallop circle in pool party. Of course, the smaller circle is popped up with dimensionals.

I love lots of techniques...but embossing and watercoloring takes a bit more time. Don't be afraid to pull out some basics when you need a quick card. You could crank out a lot of these in no time!

...That is, if you don't have to pack your bags for a road trip! Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup blog for inspiration from the design team, and use keyword FM32 in your online gallery. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Hi Kim,
    This is a really cool layout! Love it! The stamping is super pretty as is your BG paper that you created!

  2. You did a perfect job with your background stamping!

  3. Very nice, I like your layout. Wonderful job on the background stamping.

  4. Oh Kim, this homemade DSP is gorgeous! Love the colors and how you were able to use the doily stamp set! Great job!

  5. Kim, what a sweet card! I really like your DSP. Making my own is sometimes a challenge for me, but I am getting a little better at it. You did a great job!

  6. I love how you made your own DSP. The color combo is perfect for a girly Challenge.

  7. Love the DSP you made Kim, it looks fantastic! I also really like how you have your ribbon, it looks fantastic!

  8. Hi Kim, You've used one of my favourite techniques to stamp up my own DSP. Love the layout of your card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz