Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Mashup! #43 - Never Be Afraiid to Try Something New!

Hello Stamping Friends! Happy Friday! I am so excited, because this week I am the hostess for the Friday Mashup challenge...WooHoo!! Creating new sketches isn't my strong suit, and when it happens, it's usually by accident! One thing I do like is using diagonal lines and contrasting them with round shapes.
I searched through my old cards (those pictures come in handy!) and found one using this sketch. I believe I had a piece that I had cut incorrectly, but decided to use it any way...Ta-Dah! Now, since the sketch is old, we have to contrast it with some NEW products in our stashes! I hope you got something new for Christmas...or maybe you recently spent money on new purchases. However you got it, let's see some new goodies! So here is your challenge:

  1. Make a project using the Sketch shown above

  2. Make a project using something NEW in your stash (paper, ribbon, stamps...anything!)

  3. Or Mash it Up and make a project using the Sketch and something NEW from your stash!

Now, I was thrilled to take this opportunity to use some of my new Sale-a-Bration items! As a Stampin' Up demo I was able to earn some with my orders in December! Nice perk, huh?! Anywho, this card features several things. I started with a poppy parade card base, because this NEW "Everyday Enchantment" dsp goes with it perfectly! The middle strip is pool party, layered with more of the enchanted dsp, then embossed with my perfect polka dots impressions folder in the big shot. I used my poppy parade and lucky limeade markers to color the NEW image from "Fresh Vintage," another SAB goodie, stamping it on very vanilla. The ovals were cut with the ovals die in the big shot, and the limeade one also has polka dots. Both ovals are lightly sponged with soft suede ink. As if that wasn't enough, the gorgeous organdy ribbon (in calypso coral and lucky limeade) AND the designer brad are also SAB items! WooHoo! Not everything is new...note the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment punched out with the word window. Yup. I'm still rooted in "tradition!" LOL

I hope you join me and the rest of the design team this week! Checkout the Friday Mashup blog, and be sure to use keyword FM43 in your online gallery!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Hi Kim, Fabulous sketch. Your card is lovely. I like the colours you've gone with and I'm envious of the new sab stuff you're playing with!


    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. This is just gorgeous, Kim. You totally rocked your sketch! :)

  3. Great sketch this week Kim and I LOVE your card! It is just so pretty and like Heidi I couldnt keep my eyes away from it!

  4. Ooh, you did some fancy work with that flourish stamp! I love it, beautiful work!

  5. Gorgeous card, I love the fun bright colours.

  6. Very pretty card! Lovin' that new stamp set!!