Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, March 6, 2015

Celebrating #200 with Prizes at the Friday Mashup!!

Hello Stamping Friends!!

Happy Friday!!  I really mean...HAPPY FRIDAY MASHUP!!  Today, this fabulous challenge blog is celebrating its 200th challenge (which is kinda like 400th when you think about it!  LOL)   PLUS, I am excited to share with you that I am a Guest Designer for the month of March!!  How cool is that?

As a way to celebrate and to thank all of the Friday Mashup fans out there, we are having a Blog Hop with all sorts of PRIZES!  Participants in FM200 will be eligible for prizes from these fabulous companies... Newton's Nook,  Lawn Fawn, Ellen Hutson, MarkerPop, Your Next Stamp, Avery Elle, and Sugar Pea Designs!  We have two very Special Guests joining in the fun...Sandy Allnock & Jennifer Jackson from Newton's Nook have both created Mashup's for us! The prizes will be chosen randomly from people who upload a card to the Friday Mashup InLinkz and make comments on the Design Team cards.

So...what is the challenge this week?  We are inviting you to choose 2 previous challenges, and then Mash them Up!  That means you will either have 2 challenge components...or FOUR!!  How fun is that?  (You can find a complete list of challenges HERE on the FM blog, or HERE on Pinterest.)

I decided to choose a challenge from the first 100, and one from the second 200.  I admit that I changed my mind no fewer than four times!  I have combined both parts of both challenges:  FM72 has a sketch, and asked us to use flowers, and FM153 gave us the colors daffodil delight, wild wasabi, and perfect plum, plus water coloring.  Fabulous!!

 The sketch could be interpreted as having one big layer on the base under the other elements, or the main elements placed directly on the base.  So I decided to compromise by doing a tone-on-tone look, adding just a bit of daffodil that is embossed with the petals-a-plenty folder.  I taped wild wasabi striped ribbon directly on the knot, no bow!  I chose to use "Fabulous Flowers" from of my very first stamp sets.  I stamped in Stazon jet black on water color paper, then used my aqua brush to add the challenge colors, then layered it on perfect plum.  I love this spring color palette! I flipped my sketch to be vertical instead of horizontal.   My flower is made, using an older flower punch that has been embossed with the elegant swirls folder.  The leaves are from the bird punch, and the flower center is a smaller circle punch.  I still love my punches!  My sentiment is from "On Your Birthday," and seemed appropriate for the 200th challenge!

Funny note of nostalgia here...I haven't used a black back drop for my cards in quite a while, but I often did when I was on the DT before.  Somehow, it felt right.  heehee

Be sure to participate in the is even being extended an extra week! Check out The Friday Mashup blog for all the entry details!

Can't wait to see what you create!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Kim you did a great job with your challenge card. I love how you created your own DSP.

  2. Great job with both challenges!

  3. Your card is soo pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Congrats on your GD honor.
    I'm a Friday Mashup newbie.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  4. This is wonderful! Love the bold colors!

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the texture! Congrats on your GD spot! And congratulations on 200 challenges! I'm joining your celebration!

  6. Blast from the past - I love it! That looks like a very spring-y card.

  7. LOVE the texture and all the flowers.

  8. love love love it! the colors! the textures! awesome!!! im so happy to be your fellow GD this month! woohoo!!!!!!!!

  9. Wow great texture and lovely colors. Congrats on the GD spot and the 200st challenge.

  10. Great card, bright and cheerful, Kim! Congrats on your GD spot.

  11. Such a stunning card Kim! I love how you used the colors!