Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hello Stamping Friends!

Life is crazy...and that means my blog gets ignored.  Sigh!  Frankly, my stamps have been ignored too!  But recently I completed 4 SCS Inspiration Challenges in one day!  It was a lot of fun...and I managed to get them uploaded on my SCS gallery, but not here.  So I am just going to do a quick write up...

The first inspiration challenge had lots of beautiful carved items, wood tones with some portions painted white.  I used this piece of retired creamy caramel, white craft ink, and the Just Believe stamp set as main highlights.  The wood grain embossing folder, lace trim and butterfly embosslit add some details...and let's not forget Teeny Tiny Wishes!

The next challenge had us look at photographs from major cities around the world. I was inspired by a photo of the fabulous Ferris wheel on Chicago's Navy Pier.  I used this Sentimental stamp set from Sale-a-bration (which has 3 wonderful vintage images) and The Open Sea to make my own pattern paper on a piece cut out with the top note die.   I added some baker's twine and striped ribbon, with On Your Birthday again.  The colors are night of navy, cherry cobbler, and soft suede.  The card also works for a recent sketch challenge.

My third card was tricky, but fun to make.  The inspiration site had lots of fabulous fabric and accessories.  I was inspired by this piece.  I have a cajun craze card base, used Paisley Petals stamp set, and went to town with blender pens.  Not exactly what I envisioned, but overall, I like it!  The black satin ribbon adds some drama, and the sentiment (Blessings from Heaven) softens things up.

My final card for this post is a quick, CAS card.  I was inspired by a cute tote...which I cannot link now because it sold out!  LOL.  It was woven, simple color block with reddish-brown leather straps.  *wink*  My card is crumb cake, pacific point, touches of cajun craze and vanilla.  The sentiment is Thank You Kindly.  My ribbon is retired dusty durango, hiding the polka dot side.  The large brads are from a craft store.

Whew!  At least I am catching up!  Thanks for stopping by again!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Late for the Mash-up!

Hello Friends!

So this was a Friday Mashup challenge, which I completed "on time" but never uploaded.  In fact, I am uploading it hear LATER than this post indicates.  I don't mean to bear false witness...just trying to catch up on some blogging without jamming up my posts!  Holly had a triple challenge... 1) use you brayer (I brayered various colors over my new embossing folder I got with my SU Sale-a-Bration order) 2) use butterflies (I used my favorite embosslits to make this batch) and 3) use the sketch she  presented...which was a simple array of butterflies and a sentiment.  Ta-dah!  I added bashful blue satin ribbon and basic rhinestones.  My card base is confetti white, as is the embossed layer.  The sentiment is from On Your Birthday, on a scalloped oval.  The colors...daffodil delight, certainly celery, and bashful blue were for a SCS color challenge.

Quick...easy...and very fun!

Thanks for stopping by to help me dust off my blog!  *wink*

Inky {{{HUGS}}}