Sunday, August 24, 2008

Craving the Fall Colors & Quad Challenge Card

Yep! You read that right! This card was made with FOUR challenges in mind. Sometimes I wonder if I ever have an original idea. LOL But when there are so many projects floating around in your head, letting other people tell you what to do takes the away the agony of the decision-making process.

I found out last week that a neighbor at our old house just had knee replacement surgery, so I'll be getting this in the mail to her tomorrow.

First, Beate is back! After taking the summer off for some well-deserved family time, she started posting weekly sketches again. I always love participating in her sketch challenges and Sketch #54 was so fun to work with.

The Dutch Dare Challenge blog asked for Get Well cards this week.

Our Creative Corner's weekly challenge was a color challenge: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip.

And the new card challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking was to make a card with fall colors without a fall sentiment.

The stamps are Butterfly Bits and Ordinary Greetings. I used a smidgen of patterned paper by Scenic Route, my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, and dimensionals for the top layer of the butterly. Did I nail it? I love it when I can mark four things off my list!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Challenge Junkie Card

I don't always have time to participate in blog/forum challenges, but I love it when I can. To make good use of my time, I find it thrilling when I can combine two (or even three!).

This card started with sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar's Challenge #13. I had already decided to use these stamps from the Tickled Pink set when the Cute Card Thursday blog issued a challenge to use bright colours! I used Tombow markers to color in this flashy flamingo and paired her with some of the Kaleidoscope Girlz papers. Cardstock and mini brads were from my stash.

I'm sending this to another stamper. I hope she has her sunglasses on when she gets the mail. LOL

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Palette Inks

Although you can purchase several different inks from The Angel Company, I've primarily converted to the Palette hybrid inks. If you've been considering Palette, this review from Craft Critique might answer some questions.

If you have any other questions, let me know. If I don't know the answer, I'll try to find someone who does.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August Stamp of the Month

Just a few more days to take advantage of the special if you're thinking about signing up as an Angel.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ahhhh!!! Taylor's Sketch #27 feels nice to take a break from the scrapbooking and make a card. I love doing both, but I really enjoy the instant gratification from card-making since it takes me so much less time to "fill up the canvas."

I wanted to try out Taylor's Sketch 27 so I finally cut up The Morning Buzz set. This coffee-themed set is one of the Level B hostess sets in the new catalog. It can be yours with a workshop or catalog party of $250 or more.

The sentiment is embossed with some copper embossing powder (copper looked a whole lot better than the brown in my stash). Little coffee beans are stamped to border the patterned paper by Flair Designs. I picked this up when my LSS was closing a few weeks ago and now I'm wishing I had bought more of it. I added some pretty sheer dotted organza ribbon. Thanks Taylor for another great sketch!