Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Catching Up with My Colors!

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I am getting my mojo back!  I did all 4 September color challenges from Splitcoaststampers, and the 2 October ones posted so far...all this weekend!  Some of these combos were very tough!  I'll put 3 on this blog post, and the other 3 on a post tomorrow...

This first card took a long time to conceive.  The colors are basic gray, chocolate chip, and gumball green...really??  Yep!  I had NO idea what to when I just went with random strips for a color blocked look.  I placed the strips on a square of confetti white, and embossed it all with the woodgrain folder, then popped it up with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen...and the retired corduroy button works perfectly with the texture. 

The next card had colors I felt more comfortable with...midnight muse, cajun craze, and pumpkin pie.  I had this scrap of cajun dsp, and this strip with the edge punched when I can use my scraps!  I love the striped ribbon with the dsp.  I am noot a big Halloween fan, but I love I decided to make one by layering ovals.  The background was whisper white, transformed by sponging with the challenge colors.  Another Delightful Dozen sentiment is featured here, colored with markers.  No creepy Halloween stuff for me!

The last card for this post has a surprising spring palette...lucky limeade, primrose petals, and pink pirouette.  I used a very clean design, basic layers with a bit of embossing and sponging on top.  I brought out my bird punch; such a simple and whimsy touch!  The ribbon is from last spring's sale-a-bration, and I added a tiny heart to coordinate with the embossing.  The sentiment is from Well Scripted.  It's retired, but I'll never get rid of it!

So, that's a sample of my weekend has been fun!  I have a full week ahead at new staff, a speaking engagement, a conference proposal that is due, and I am hosting a baby shower Saturday!!  Hope to squeeze more stamping in sometime, too!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, October 12, 2012

I am BACK with the Paper Players!!

Hello Strangers!!  It has been over 2 months since I have posted!!  In fact, with just a few exceptions, I haven't stamped for 2 months either!  Eeash!  Work has been extraordinarily busy...and I have been too tired in the evenings.  But this week, I am back!  Three days, three cards...which feels great!  I will post the other cards later,  but I wanted to post this card before I go to work.  Back into challenges with one of my favorites...The Paper Players! 

I love tea, so the theme was right up my alley!  Using this gorgeous cup from SU's set Tea Shoppe is perfect. I had some retired Bella Birds DSP sitting out (my room is a MESS!), so I put it to use.  I used my tag punch to make a teabag, and the rock and roll technique for my two-toned tea cup.  The ribbon and button are retired...sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.  Ink colors are so saffron, pink pirouette, and bordering blue.

The picture is a bit hubby leaves when it is dark and gets home when it's dark!  Hope his overtime slows down so we see each other more!

Gotta run!  But it feels great to be stamping and blogging again!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}