Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, October 19, 2015

Freshly Caught Up...Again

Hello Stampers!

I was taking a break from HYCCT cards (very few of which I have posted yet!) to complete the most recent Freshly Made Sketches challenges.  I was all caught up n those less than a month ago; I don't want to fall behind again!  My goal of finishing the 2015 FMS challenges is still on track!  But, as I went along, I also incorporated some HYCCT after all!  I made the cards last night, and took pictures after my 2 appointments this goes!

Here's sketch #208...barely on time to post to the blog link up.  I used summer starfruit for the base, along with some starfruit dsp from the "Soho" pack,  I added quilted early espresso ribbon.  Some "Comfort Cafe" dsp is matted with cajun craze.  The sentiment is from "Best Yet" stamped in cajun on very vanilla.  I used my tag punch so that it fits the "Tag You're It" HYCCT challenge, edged it with my marker and added some bakers twine.  Finally, a couple of cajun craze candy dots finish it off.

FMS #207 is perfect for showing off designer series paper.  I received this paper a couple of years ago in a card kit swap.  I used some of the paper and images for HYCCT cards, but wanted to use the rest up instead of setting it aside again. #UseMyStash!  Unfortunately, I have no idea what the name of the dsp is, but it goes perfectly with this river rock card base.  I also have a bit of bordering blue paper and ink, with the sentiment from "Best Yet" on a scallop circle.  Some non-SU enamel dots finish it off. I made two of these in almost no time.   

And here is FMS #206...I really like the circles.  I used three different SU punches, and the mid-sized circle is popped up with dimensions.  I used river rock again, plus the dsp from that card kit.  The sentiment is from SU's "Whimsical Words" stamped in chocolate chip.  I added some early espresso bakers twine for simple embellishment.  This HYCCT challenge, "I am a Warrior," had us use strong images or phrases to relay a fighting spirit.  I will likely try another card...this card seems too timid!  LOL

Thanks for coming by.  I hope to upload more cards tonight, and post throughout the week.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time to TRASH Cancer!

Hello everyone!
I am back from an AMAZING weekend in Minnesota!  I was blessed to speak at a church on Saturday and a banquet for a pregnancy center ministry on Sunday.  I made today's card before I left...I think you will enjoy today's HYCCT challenge! 

Jacqueline gave us a challenge to TRASH cancer...meaning that we incorporate items that start with the letters TRASH in our card.  Here is what I came up with: 
T:  Twizzle Tree stamp (from Memory Box)
R:  Ribbon (duh!)
A:  Apricot appeal ink and card stock
S:  Sage Shadow ink and card stock, plus colors added with Sponge daubers
H:  Hexagon punched out pieces

Lots of fun!  A few added addition to apricot and sage, I used lost lagoon ink.  My ribbon is basic black taffeta (though it looks gray).  The greeting is from "You're a Gem," which meant I needed to add rhinestones!  The dsp is long-retired Nouveau Chic from SU.

I hope you are playing along...lots of time to join in on the fun!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time for HYCCT!!

Hello everyone!   It is October...which means it is time for Hope You Can Cling To over at Splitcoaststampers!  This is a series of challenges for a card drive to encourage cancer patients and their families.  While the primary focus is for cards to go to MD Anderson in Texas, you can also donate cards to a cancer facility near you...or of course to people you know personally.  Learn more in these chat and challenge threads at SCS.     

As a hostess, I got access to the challenges early, and helped to make some samples.  Good thing I got an early start, because October is going to be very busy for me!

Dina has a challenge today called "Lend a Hand."  It's similar to a VSN challenge I hosted this summer.  We were asked to use a hand image, trace our hand, or use our hand to add color.  My card base is bravo burgundy, with layers of more mustard and very vanilla. I chose to add drops of ink to some shimmer paint, then use my index finger and thumbnail to create this scene.  The inks I used were bravo burgundy, more mustard, and always artichoke.  I stamped the stems and greeting from "Field Flowers" with always artichoke.  There is just a touch of bordering blue sponged in the sky.  Mustard buttons with bakers twine finish it off.

This was a bit messy to make, but so much fun!  Join us...there are different challenges every day!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}