Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Triple Challenge Cards!

Hi Stamping Friends!

I have not one, but 2 Triple challenge cards to post today.  Both use color challenges from SCS, and both use layouts from Freshly Made Sketches.  Funny thing is, I tried to post the second one on Monday, but missed the FMS deadline by two minutes!  LOL  So it sat in my drafts.  I decided I might as well post another one with it.

My first card uses this week's color challenge (old olive, daffodil delight and pear pizzazz) along with today's Inspiration Challenge (this piece, in the Peat variety) and this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I needed a card for my dear hubby for Father's Day.  I liked the yellow trim on the travel bag, and the green shades work well for summertime.  Combining the challenges was fun!

My card base is pear pizzazz, with a layer of very vanilla and old olive.  I stamped leaves, using one of my first stamp sets, "Simple Sketches," a 2-step stamp set.  After stamping, I ran it through the Big Shot with the square lattice folder.  I distressed the corners just a bit.  The main image is from "Lovely as a Tree," colored with markers, and with some sponging.  The sun was made with a sponge dauber.  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen, and I added a spiral clip and some twine.  Inside, I used a computer generated sentiment, "You are my Sunshine"

Now here is the other card... I finished the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and hoped to link this card, but just missed the deadline.  The colors are from a recent SCS challenge (tempting turquoise, more mustard, and daffodil delight) and the sunshine theme went with one of last week's VSN challenges
My card base is more mustard.  I added strips of daffodil delight to a layer of tempting turquoise, then embossed them with the square lattice folder.  The sentiment is from SU's "Feel Goods", and the pennants are from a retired dsp pack... From the garden??  Not sure!  A large button from SU and some baker's twine finish it off.  I gave this card to one of my staff members.

Kinda funny...both cards have sunshine and square lattice embossing.  Funky coincidence!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer VSN Sketch!!

Hello Stampers!!

Tonight begins the Summer Virtual Stamp Night!! (The VSN badge has the wrong dates...sorry!)  I am hosting again, and I hope you can join my sketch challenge!  I love layers and angles...and you will find those in this sketch.
I made two summer themed cards, flipping the sketch for variety.

My first card features 2 previous In-Colors that are back in the "regular" palette for Stampin' Up...Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry.  The images are from "By the Tide" and the sentiment is from "Word Play."  I like the Wish Big with a fish!  This will be for one of my brothers-in-law, who has a summer birthday.  Button, ribbon, and baker's twine finish it off.

My next card features long-retired DSP called Tropical Party.  I kid you not...I have a drawer with leftover card kits from my demo days, and that is where I found this turquoise card base and dsp.  Felt great to actually make a card that I will actually mail!  Very simple, using the "Tropical Party" and "On Your Birthday" stamps.  Colors are rose red, old olive, tempting turquoise, and pumpkin pie.

Hope you join the VSN challenges this weekend!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Monday, June 3, 2013

Freshly Made... Christmas?

Hello Everyone!

It has been a while since I have looked at the Freshly Made Sketches blog.  When I peeked at it the other day, I noticed the scalloped edge in this challenge.  Well, I have this "kit" from Stampin' came with some huge order I placed a while back.  Meant to be used for a keepsake box, I just figured I would get around to it later.  Instead, the precut scallop dsp came in handy for this challenge.  As you can see, I flipped the sketch.  The ribbon, button, pearl, and strip of wild wasabi (which I embossed with Petals a Plenty)...even the card base came from the kit!  Yay!  I think I have more of this confetti cream card stock, so I may make a dozen of these for my June Christmas Card Challenge.  I will have to find other buttons and lace trim, but it's gonna happen! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and the images are from First Christmas.  Ink colors are chocolate chip, real red, and so saffron, to coordinate with the Christmas dsp.

Quick card, since many pieces were pre-cut.  The other 11 may take more time. *wink*

Inky {{{HUGS}}}