Sunday, June 23, 2013

Triple Time Stamping

Triple Time Stamping is another one of my favorite techniques! I made a Halloween card back in October for my stamping technique class using this technique. I was really excited to see this technique as part of The Friday Mashup challenge this week. I decided to not only take on the technique part of the challenge but also the color challenge and mash them together to make this card.
I had been looking for a stamp set that I could mix together in this way to "replace" the retired Circle Circus stamp set. I never thought to do it with the Delicate Doilies stamp set but today I went for it. I really like how it turned out. Thanks for taking a peek at my card. Please leave a comment :)


Ink: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Petite Pairs

Two challenges with one card

Today I combined two challenges to make one card. I used the sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge and the colors from the Dynamic Duo challenge.

Here is the card that I came up with.
I love how the Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze compliment each other. I never would have thought to put these two colors together before but I think that they work. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card. Please leave a comment :)


Ink: Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Stamps: Petite Pennants, Papillon Potpourri
Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool, White Gel Pen, Elegant Butterfly Punch

Inspired by Stamping #55

Today I made this card for the Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #55 color challenge.
I used the colors Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, and some DSP that had Pool Party in it. I think these were pretty close to the colors that they gave us. Here is the card that I made for the challenge.

I just love the Perfect Blend stamp set from the new catalog! It's so cute!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card. Please leave a comment :)


Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (retired)
Stamps: Perfect Blend
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch

Freshly Made Sketches Butterflies

I saw this "technique" about 3 months ago and have just loved it ever since. I love how the edge of the card follows the line of butterflies. About 2 months ago I made a card using this technique for a stamp class and then another card using a bird stamp for my stamp retirement party technique class. 

Today I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Here's the sketch we had to work with.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. Please leave a comment :)


Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder 
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party
Stamps: Petite Pairs, Papillon Potpourri
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Saturday, June 22, 2013

New In Colors and Fab Friday Challenge

Every time I look at all of the new In Colors together all I can think about is an ice cream shop. For those of you who really know me know that I LOVE ice cream so this might not come as a big surprise. :) I really am in love with all of the new In Colors either together or seperate but I think my favorite one is Coastal Cabana. I am just loving that shade of greenish blue, or bluish green - however you want to look at it :) I was excited to see that this week's challenge on the Fab Friday Challenge blog was using the new In Colors on your card. That inspiration paired with a card I had seen on Pinterest gave me inspiration to make this.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card.


Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Accessories: Perfect Polkadots Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Create A Cupcake Builder Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Thursday, June 20, 2013

ColourQ Challenge # 194

I love the colors in this week's ColourQ Challenge! They are so summery and fit perfect with thoughts of watermelon and strawberries which are perfect this time of year. Here is the color inspiration we got this week to play around with...
Here is the card I was inspired to make. I wanted to use watermelons or popsicles or something but also wanted to be a little different than the obvious choice.

I decided to go with pennants instead because it still has the summery feel.... at least to me :)

Thanks for checking out my card. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Poppy Parade (retired), Calypso Coral
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade (retired)
Stamps: Pennant Parade
Accessories: Calypso Coral Bakers Twine  

Nacho Average Challenge #51

I just love the name of this challenge! This is also a new challenge that I actually just found the other day while surfing some stamping blogs that I follow. Here is the sketch that we were provided with this week...

Here is the card I was inspired to make.....

I'm not sure that I love this card. Has that ever happened to you? You start creating a card and you think it's going to work out in your head but by the time you get it finished you just look it at think "Meh?" I showed it to my husband and told him that it wasn't my favorite and he asked "Why did you make it then?" lol we both started laughing and  I told him it looked better in my head than on the paper. I think we both agreed that it looked like a rainbow had lost it on this card. Oh well, maybe next time!

Thanks for checking out my card.


Ink: Lucky Limeade (retired), Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (retired)
Stamps: A Fitting Occasion
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch 

Techno Stamper's Sketch Challenge

This is the first time I've played along with the Techno Stamper's Sketch Challenge. I've had it bookmarked in my Daily Challenges folder for a little while (yes, I'm a nerd like that) but this is the first time I've caught it and been able to play along. Here is the sketch that we were given this week...
And here is the card that I was inspired to make...

I think this is my most favorite card I created today! I just love these colors together! I thought about adding some dashed lines using a white gel pen around the edge of the main rectangle but I was too chicken to "totally mess up" the entire card.

Thanks for checking out my card. Please remember to comment :)


Ink: Versamark
Paper: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street DSP (retired)
Stamps: Really Good Greetings
Accessories: 1/4" satin Island Indigo ribbon (retired), White Embossing Powder

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

So I've had this challenge opened up in a tab on my computer since Monday. I've said before that I want to do more stamping this summer and "play" in more challenges so it's not like I "had" to do anything with this sketch but I just "had" to.....know what I mean? ha ha...

So today I finally sat down and something came to me! I was able to make a card using this sketch and honestly it's one of my favorite cards I worked on today. I think part of the problem was that I was focusing too much on using all current products and after going through my current stamp selection I realized that most of what I do have that's current are all word and phrase stamps. I'll have to fix that! So in the meantime will you please bear with me as I try to mesh retired with current products? I figure this can't be all bad since I'm sure not everyone on the planet sells off or gets rid of their retired stamps and paper every year so someone has to at least have these products hanging around that they could use some new ideas for right?? :) Alright, enough of that. Here's the card I made for the Mojo Monday Sketch #298.

Thanks for taking a peek at my card. Don't forget to comment please :)


Ink: Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (retired)
Accessories: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Pear Pizzazz Twill Ribbon (retired), Cannery Framelits (retired)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #90

Yesterday I got a chance to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for the week. I finally had a chance to break out some of the new colors to play with them. I just love the new color Coastal Cabana. It's such a nice summery color! Here's the card I made for the sketch challenge...

 I really like this color combo and will probably use it again real soon. I love how the Coastal Cabana goes with the Crushed Curry. :)

Thanks for checking out my card. Please leave a comment.


Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Blooming with Happiness (retired), Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry DSP
Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A little new, a little old: ColourQ Challenge #193

I'm so happy that my summer vacation is finally here ... well mostly. I'm still teaching summer school for the next two and a half weeks but it's only about 4 hours a day which leaves me plenty of time to relax and get other things done. Yesterday I finally got a chance to play along with some of my favorite stamping challenges. Here is a card that I made for the ColourQ #193 challenge.
Created by Randi Wood, Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2013
This is a little 3x3 note card that I made up. I've been wanting to go back to use some of my older stamps lately so I decided to combine some old with some new. I just love these colors together! I don't know that I would have ever paired them on my own but they just WORK together :) 

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamps: A Slice of Life (retired), Petite Pairs
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery (retired), Island Indigo, Real Red

Thanks for checking out my card. Please leave some love!