Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tea for Jenna

Hello again! I am posting 2 more cards made with my new Tea Shoppe stamp set. The first one will be the Make-n-Take project for this wekend's workshop. Funny thing is, I have only done events in my home. Club, play days...but my young stampin' friend is anxious to earn some FREE Sale-a-Bration goodies! So, I'm taking my stash on the road!

Frankly, I hope the card isn't too much for a workshop. I often forget how much I am familiar with my tools and design ideas compared to new stampers. But with coordinated colors, I think we'll be just fine! This card has a poppy parade card base. I added a layer of Everyday Enchantment dsp (FREE SAB item!) I inked this lovely tea cup in peach parfait, then used the rock-n-roll technique to add poppy parade ink, then stamped on very vanilla card stock. I mounted it on peach parfait. I stamped the sentiment in soft suede ink, punched out with the scallop square, and sponged with more peach, and popped up withh dimensionals. Finally, I added some SAB this stuff!!

My next card uses the same stamp set, ribbon, and dsp. I colored the tea cups with markers for this one (poppy parade, calypso coral, peach parfait), and the sentiment fits perfectly in the modern label punch. The words are stamped in lucky limeade; the frame is a separate stamp in poppy parade. Soft suede card stock replaces the peach parfait, and I added fun SAB brad.

I am really liking this Tea Shoppe set! Then again, I love tea! (Drinking Bigelow's Lemon Lift as we speak!) Hope this weekend's customers like it too!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Playing with Tea Cups

Hello everyone! I finally had time to play with a new fabulous Stampin' Up set called "Tea Shoppe" from the Occassions Mini Catalog. I am preparing for a workshop this weekend, and so I have made several samples. I am featuring just 2 here today. One is for the Paper Players challenge seen here: (First, I have to say how excited I am that I was chosen as "A Cut Above" for my Extreme Guitar guy card last week! WooHoo!)

My first card features the new Twitterpated dsp also found in the Stampin' Up mini occassions catalog, mounted on a baja breeze card base. LOTS of lovely patterns! I stamped the tea cups (3 on one stamp) in coordinating colors (indigo island, riding hood red, & baja breeze,) then cut them out to go with the sketch challenge. I hate cutting things out...but a girl's gotta practice, right? Each cup was mounted on a blushing bride circle, mounted on whisper white and indigo island layers. How 'bout this GORGEOUS ribbon?? New pleated ribbon is found in the mini in 4 colors (I have them all now!) and I hope we have more in the future! The sentiment is also from Tea Shoppe, stamped in riding hood red, and used with the word window and modern label punches. Ta-dah!

The next card is quick, clean, and simple! Lucky limeade card base, with a layer of Everyday Enchantment dsp from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I stamped this large, pretty cup in pool party, then used the rock-n-roll technique to add a bit of limeade ink on very vanilla card stock. I sponged the edges with soft suede ink, and added a SAB brad. The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen,punched out with the circle and popped up with dimensionals. My other embellishments are basic pearls and pool party ruffled ribbon. Hope this card makes someone feel better soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Mashup! 46 and Never Been Kissed!!

Never been kissed? Not really! I just wanted to get your attention! Today is Friday, which means it is time for another Friday Mashup challenge! It's not #46, it's actually #47. But I am 46 years old, and the challenge from our fearless blog leader, Holly, involves a new stamping technique for me...Kissing! LOL

1. Make a Project using the "Kissing Technique"

2. Or make a "Round" Project

3. Or Mash it Up! and make a "Round project using the Kissing technique."

Well ladies, I have been happily married for 18 years, so yes I have been kissed quite a bit! But in terms of stamping, I don't believe I have ever used the kissing technique! Good grief! It's so easy, where have I been?? If you haven't tried this technique, here's a quick tutorial from splitcoaststampers. Basically, you ink up a solid image stamp, such as this silhouette image from Stampin' Up's "Upsy Daisy," then, before stamping on paper, you take another stamp with a different color ink and press it on stamp #1. When it goes on the paper, you see 2 colors, and pattern on the soid image.

For my card, I used peach parfait card base, and added some Everyday Enchantment dsp from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. My project isn't round, but I did cut out this scallop circle in very vanilla with my Big Shot. I stamped the grass from Inspired by Nature in lucky limeade. I inked up the daisies with peach parfait, then used the small flower from Vintage Vogue to "kiss" it with poppy parade ink. I repeated the image several times to make a full field of flowers. Next I sponged the bottom with limeade and the top with baja breeze. I stamped a sentiment, also from Upsy Daisey, in poppy parade, punched with the scallop oval, nd sponged with baja breeze. I embellished with baja breeze seam binding and basic jewel pearls in the corners.

I hope you can join us this week. Just use keyword FM47 in your online gallery, and upload to the Friday Mashup blog. Remember, you need to limit the number of challenges to 5 in your project in order to be eligible for the Glamettes and Rock Star! Be sure to vote for the Fan Favorite challenge, too!! I can't wait to see what you create!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let's Celebrate a Double Challenge!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be posting today! I have been busy for weeks making wedding invitations, Valentines for the fund raiser, and Friday Mashup cards...but nothing else. Today, I had the chance to work with 2 blog challenges I enjoy but haven't played for a long, long time! I combined this week's ColourQ and Paper Players challenges.

The colors for the ColourQ are, well, a bit odd to me! For one thing, I never liked dusty durango that much. It seemed almost tragic to combine it with my beloved baja breeze! LOL! However, when I looked at the Paper Players, challenging us to make a masculine card, I decided that would be the way to use these colors.

The colors make this card appear to have a lot going on, but it really is clean and simple! All of my products are from Stampin' Up! I started with a dusty durango card base. I only have a few sheets left, and I really wondered if I'd ever use them! I made my own pattern paper using the challenge colors (dusty durango, lucky limeade, baja breeze, and basc gray) with the Extreme Elements stamp set on very vanilla. Next, I stamped the Extreme Guitar guy with basic gray ink, which I "swiped" across the image to give more grundgy look. I layered it on baja breeze, and added cajun craze brads (from the regal brad collection.) My star and oval punches came in handy, and I added a sentiment from On Your Birthday, popped up with dimensionls. That's it!

I stamped the images inside as well, plus added a belated birthday sentiment from the same On Your Birthday set. This stamp gets way too much use! LOL! Time to send it to my nephew-in-law. I'll add a DQ gift card; who cares that the card is late, right?
Be sure to check out the ColourQ challenge here.

The Paper Players challenge blog has a design team call out right now. Looks fun, but too much happening at work in March and April for me. I'll have to stick around as a fan!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Mashup! Vintage Collage

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I am posting without details at the moment...I will edit later with more details. Another tough week! Check out this week's Friday Mashup challenge, hosted by Kasey! Editted: It is WEDNESDAY Feb 22, and I m finally adding details! I was busy with some wedding invitations for a former foster daughter. It's gonna be a while before I use wisteria wonder and concord crush again! LOL!! Anywho, on to the challenge:

1. Make a card using the Sketch

2. Make a card using a Vintage/Shabby Chic design

3. Or Mash it Up! And create a vintage project using the sketch.

I needed a sympathy card for a pastor whose father recently passed away. I wanted something understated for him. Well, I made this late Thursday night, and had it in the mail Friday. That might be a record for me! I started with an early espresso card base. I added crumb cake which was embossed with the square lattice impressions folder, then sponged with early espresso ink. My image panel is very vanilla card stock. I stamped images from Nature Walk in a random, collage pattern, using early espresso, always artichoke, and marina mist ink. There is a very faint image of the bird cage in the middle, but you can't see it. I inked the stamp withmarina mist, stampedoff on scrap paper, then on my vanilla. I think stamping off helps the vintage look. I also crinkled the imgepanel, then sponged with more espresso ink, then added some linen thread. Finally, I added photo corners made from always artichoke.

I hope you enjoyed this week's challenge! Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Mashup! Delinquent Penguin!

Hello and Happy Friday! It's time for another Friday Mashup challenge...and sadly I am a bit behind this week. (Ergo, the "delinquent" penguin!) It is actually Saturday...I had a rough week at work. I am datingthis post on Friday, hoping to get other stamping done and posted this weekend. We'll see! But before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know that we are having another "Fan Favorite" Challenge! WooHoo!! YOU get a chance to create an upcoming challenge! Just check out this post on the Friday Mashup blog to learn more. Now this week's challenge from Lisa is a fun one! Here it is:

  1. Make a project using the "Spotlighting Technique"

  2. Make a project featuring "Penguins"

  3. Or Mash it Up...and make a project using the Spotlighting technique and Penguins!

Well, I have just one penguin stamp which I bought years ago at a big box craft store from the dollar store. It's not really good for the spotlight technique (instructions seen here) Iam deliquent already! So I did not mash things up this week.

Everything other than the penguin is from Stampin' Up. My card has an indigo island base, with a layer of whisper white which I ran through the Big Shot with the perfect polka dots, then sponged with wisteria wonder and pool party ink. I then added some layers of whisper white which I stamped with Serene Snowflakes. I tore the edges, sponged with wisteria wonder and added dazzling diamonds. My penquin was stamped with craft ink, and I added black embossing powder, then heat embossed. The imageis cut out and popped up with dimensionals. Instead of balloons, my penguin is holding snowflakes which I cut out with some sizzlits. I added wisteria wonder baker's twine, found in the Ocassions Mini catalog. Finally, the sentiment is from On Your Birthday, layered with an oval and scallopoval punches. Keeping the delinquent theme...the inside mentions this is a belated birthday card! LOL!!

Hope you check out the other design team projects...they are so fun! Join us this week, and use keyword FM45 in your gallery.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Mashup! #44...All You Need is Love

Hello Stampin' Friends! It's Friday, and that means it is time for another Friday Mashup challenge!! Heidi has a fun challenge that combines inspiration with colors! Here it is:

  1. Make a project using the Inspiration Photo

  2. Make a project using the colors Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, and Whisper White

  3. Or Mash it Up...and make a project using the inspiration photo and the colors cherry cobbler, regal rose, and whisper white!

I really like the options in the photo, and decided to focus on the tea setting. I love tea, and I love having tea with a good friend! With the colors, I decided to make a Valentine for a friend. Even though I just got a fabulous new SU stamp set called Tea Shoppe, I pulled out Morning Cup. Guess I was being lazy, cuz my new stamps haven't been opened yet! LOL! I started with a regal rose card base. I rarely use this color, so it was good to stretch a bit. To mimic the plate, I cut out a scallop circle with my Sizzix die in the Big Shot. I stamped images from Morning Cup in basic black ink, and colored with markers, using regal rose, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, and going gray. I lightly sponged the bottom with crumb cake and the top with bashful blue. The sentiment is from You're a Gem, punched out with the oval punch, layered over the scallop oval and popped up with dimensionals. The hearts are from my new embosslit from the Occasions Mini Catalog! Finally, I added a strip of polka dot cherry cobbler ribbon. (Technically, I added it first...I am just mentioning it last...LOL!)

Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup blog and join in the fun! Be sure to use keyword FM44 in your online gallery.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}