Monday, May 25, 2009

LNS Challenge #21 - Beautiful Summer

Well my long weekend is almost over and I am VERY sad :-( You would think I don't like my job when actually I love it I just like being at home better :-)

The Stampin' Up group that I am a part of called LateNightStampers (I told you about it in the previous post) offers a challenge each Monday, this week it was to make a Summer themed card. Here is my take on the challenge hope you enjoy. This card was a lot of work! All that cutting, I don't do that too much but I had this imagine in my mind and thought it would be worth the effort this time. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

The card has several layers of dimension so I tried to give you a side shot of the project so you could see what I had done if you want to make this card yourself, the Butterfly's are stamped tone on tone with their orresponding color then stamped again on Whisper White in the same color ink, both are cut out and put together with a glue dot then popped up with a dimensional from the bottom. If you have any questions be sure to let me know. Here are the details:

  • Finished Card - 5-1/4 X 5-1/4
  • Stamp Set - Dreams du Jour (#111624 - $16.95)
  • Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Summer Sun Classic Ink Pads
  • Paper - Summer Sun Textured, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Pink Flamingo DSP (#113976)
  • Accessories - Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Perfect Layer Tool

I appreciate very much you stopping by today on your Holiday! And as I sign off I want to Thank ALL the Military people and their families for the sacrifice you all make to keep us safe here at home with all the freedoms we enjoy each and everyday! You are ALL the BEST!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

LNS Challenge #20 - Color Challenge

Two posts in one day! When it rains it pours!

Seriously though I've had time to stamp this wonderful long Holiday weekend and I've loved it.

This one will be short and sweet, I wanted to take part in the LNS weekly challenge this week, it was a color challenge and I really love color and sketch challenges. The week before the RAK Team for the same group had a sketch challenge and I didn't have time to use it then so I incorporated it into this weeks color challenge too. This is a great group and if you are looking for a group that will offer you HUGE amounts of stamping inspiration in a very POSITIVE environment this is the group for you. Check it out if you get the change HERE is a link to the site, tell them Diane sent you if you decide to sign up :) Okay enough rambling, here is the card details:
  • Card - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4
  • Stamp Set - Dreams du Jour & Soft Summer (Mini)
  • Paper - Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Bella Rose
  • Ink - Ruby Red, Old Olive
  • Accessories - Wide Oval punch, Designer Label punch, Large Oval punch, EE Brads, Dimensionals

I really appreciate you stopping by, twice in one day! You guys are great.

Man's Best Friend - No Truer Words Spoken

I finally ordered the Man's Best Friend set that was new to the catalog in January of this year. I thought it was awfully cute and have been eager to expose it to ink! The layout for this card was inspired by a sketch challenge that the talented Mary Jo Price at Technostamper had on her blog more than a few weeks back. Check out her blog if you get a chance, like I said she is VERY talented.

For those who know anything about me you know that I LOVE dogs, so this was a set that I knew at some point I would have to own and that I would be able to use it a lot as a card from me with dogs on it would be, how shall I a part of me. Now for the details:
  • Card 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 Top Fold
  • Stamp Set - Man's Best Friend #1132365
  • Paper - Barely Banana, Real Red and Black
  • Ink - Basic Black, Real Red, Barely Banana and Candy Lane DSP
  • Accessories - Circle punches, Perfect Layer Tool, Riding Hood Red Satin Ribbon, Tab Punch, Large Oval

Thanks so much for stopping by, check back again. I've got several more really cute cards made with this set that I'm eager to share with you.