Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Blessing to Play with Paper!

Hello Everyone!

I am getting back into a regular stamping mode...thank goodness!  I needed quite a few birthday and graduation cards, plus some special occasion cards.  My husband started working 2nd shift this week, so that means my evenings have been spent in my craft room.  It is a mess!

I decided to catch up on SCS color challenges (my goal is to do them all this year! not necessarily in order or on time...but all of them!)  I also wanted to peek in on my fave blog challenges, and this sketch from the Paper Players made me smile!

I needed a card for a client who recently gave her testimony at a ministry event.  She has a very inspiring story, and her baby is soooooo precious!  I thought these lovely colors would be cheerful and girly!  The color challenge called for regal rose (soon to retire), bermuda bay (coming back!) and certainly celery (soon to retire).

My card base is regal rose.  I rarely use this; generally only if it is in a color challenge.  Ironically, whenever I do use it, I think "I should pull this color out more."  Oh well!  I added a layer of celery patterned paper.  I had some retired bermuda bay patterned paper as well, which came in handy.  The flower is from SU's "Touch of Nature" colored with markers.  The sentiment is from SU's Blessings from Heaven."   I dusted off my corner rounder and white grosgrain ribbon for some detailing.  Instead of the top square, I have a butterfly punch from regal rose patterned paper. The gems are from an old stash bought at M's or idea what brand.  (They're old!)

It was fun to play again with not one, but 2 challenges!  Thanks fo stopping by...should be a very stampy summer!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Summer Mini VSN!!

Hello stamping friends

Last night was the Mini version of Virtual Stamp Night on SCS.  5 challenges were posted, but I just did 3.  Mojo is not up to speed!  Any way, the overall theme is "Dog Days of Summer" and the full VSN will be next month.  I am excited to be a hostess you will see my challenge in June!

Here is a brief description of my cards... Challenge #1 asked us to use summer fruit, and what says summer more than watermelon?  The stamp is from "Mouthwatering", colored with my markers.  The "sweet" sentment is from long-retired "So Very" and of course Teeny Tiny Wishes is there.  My card base is real red, with some daffodil delight for contrast. The white piece was cut out with my Big Shot using the apothecary framelits.

The next card was for a hostess in Australia...and since Christmas comes in the summer for them, we had to make a bright Christmas cared (no snow!).  I pulled out the last of my glorious green card stock and added real red and whisper white. The stamps are from "The Sounding Joy" stamped in daffodil delight and real red. Ticket corner punch, white ribbon, and some gold beads finish it off.

Finally, the next challenge asked us to feature circles, and the hostess mentioned the summer sun.  I started with a completely different vision for this card (using punches) but instead let my glimmer brads be the feature.  I did some doodling with my watercolor crayons and aqua brush.  The sentiment if from Polka Dot Party.  The card stock is tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, and watercolor paper.

It was a fun night of stamping!  If I ever get my room organized, I could do more of this!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}