Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Love Fest...continued!

Hello again!  Another quick batch of cards.  Well, quick notes, at least!  I forgot to mention the other day...these challenges were hosted by various member companies.  We had a chance to win news for me yet!  LOL

Love Fest challenge #6:   This challenge  was an inspiration challenge, and it included pictures of items in black, white and yellow.  So I pulled out summer starfruit again.  The stamps are from Memory Box and Stampabilities.  I just love this tree!!

Challenge #7:  This challenge was hosted by My Favorite Things...asking us to make a card to encourage someone.  I made this Flopsey card for my aunt, who recently moved to an assisted living facility.  I used water color crayons and an aqua brush.  Need more practice!

Challenge #8:  This was a color challenge,  which I interpreted as cajun craze, taken with teal, early espresso, and river rock.  I desperately needed a more masculine card.  This buffalo image and the striped dsp worked out perfectly.

Challenge #9:  This time, we needed to make a st of mini cards, 3 x 3 or smaller.  This festive dsp from sale-a-bration a while back, paired with coordinating embellishments and the Very Punny set made this lots of fun!

Challenge #10:  This challenge was from Verve...another color challenge.  Use their signature colors of aqua and brown, plus yellow OR pink.  I needed  thank you card for a group that did a baby shower fir the ministry.  My shades are baja breeze, soft suede and pink pirouette.  Stamps are from stampabilities.

Challenge #11:  The final challenge was also for use of die cuts.  I used the blossom builder and top note dies...featuring razzleberry lemonade and coordinating colors.

Whew!  You should have seen my room after all of this!

Then again...most of you know exactly what I am talking about!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Love Fest!!

Hello Friends

Splitcoaststampers held a new series of challenges for 11 days this month, called "Love Fest".  I did all of the challenges over the weekend...but have yet to blog here goes!!  (I am just making BRIEF descriptions... too much to type otherwise!)

The first challenge called for items spelling LOVE.  I used Lilac card stock, Oval die cut, Vintage style, and Embossing (dry and heat).  The main image is from Elements of Style.

The second challenge:  A sketch challenge here...but I flipped it.  More retired dsp here.  In fact, all of the dsp I used in Love Fest was were many of the accessories.

The third challenge:  Add some Bling!  Rhinestones and my fave stamp "You're a Gem" went perfectly with this theme.  I love the Mixed Bunch stamps too! The colors also met a past color challenge.

The fourth challenge:  Make a card with a non-traditional fold.  I made an easel card, featuring this flower garden embossing folder and a new sale-bration button.

And the fifth challenge:  Use any dies...I used my sizzix stars, so I could have different sizes.  LOTS of retired products too...woohoo!

I used several punches and ribbons throughout.  I will post the other challenges later on.

Thanks for dropping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stamping, yes...Blogging? Well...

Hello Stamping Friends!

So has been a while since I have posted.  That's what happens when stamping is, sadly, not my day job!  Plus, I had some minor surgery on my foot recently,and the pain medicine made me too dopey to stare at a computer screen!  I am just going to make quick comments on these cards, just to get back in the swing of goes!

This first card was for a Saturday Inspiration challenge on splitcoast.  This was my inspiration piece.  I am not a huge fan of the color summer starfruit...but it is growing on me.  I really like it with black or basic gray.  I used several punches in this card...ornament, large oval, 3-step bird (branch), boho blossom,  and large scallop circle.  I also used my Big shot for the sizzlit leaves and lots of dry embossing:  the new SU spring vine (not sure of the name) and retired snowburst?  Good grief...ever since dropping my demo gig, I have forgotten so many names!  The dsp is from SU's Patio Party.  I just *had* to add I have some of these in-color flowers, adhered with glue dots, in raspberry ripple and primrose petals.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in raspberry.  Taffeta ribbon finishes it off.

My next card was the Valentine for my dear hubby.  He was in the Navy years before we met.  When this Flopsey image went on clearance at My Favorite Things, I snatched it right up!  Truthfully, I tried to paper so many MFT DT members.  But my fine motor skills stink!  LOL  So I stuck with my SU markers...and learned that even at age 47, coloring will always be fun!  I grabbed my old pack of SU Blueberry Crisp dsp.  (Still trying to use up some stash).  I used my Big Shot and Tasteful Trim die to make the various waves for the front and inside.  The card base is sahara sand,  and I stamped onto very vanilla.  The clouds are stamped in pacific point, clouds from SU's You Send Me Soaring.  Flopsey and his boat are colored with creamy caramel, sahara sand, pacific point, riding hood red, and pacific point.  I popped up the sentiment with dimensionals, and added striped grosgrain ribbon tags (also SU).  Inside, I wish I had stamped the sentiment also in riding hood red...oh well.  I added texture with the cloudy day embossing folder.

That wasn't very "quick", was it??
Thanks for stopping by this neglected blog!  Hope to read your comments soon!  

Inky {{{HUGS}}}