Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #201

This was my attempt at Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 201. Here's the gallery for this sketch.

It's also the color challenge of this week, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, and Red Riding Hood. I was so tempted to use the Pink Pirouette instead of Pretty in Pink. I have to say I was really challenged since I already know that Pirouette and Red Riding Hood work, because Stampin'Up designed them that way, scientifically I know that somehow on the color wheel they are harmonious. So I am proud of myself for going through with the challenge. Emily Giovani really has a gift for picking up some really fun, funky colors that work. Me, not so much, I have to play by the rules. I think it's kind of a first born kind of a thing.

This past week I gave up my status as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. It was a very freeing feeling for me. Oh don't get me wrong, I love, love love the company and will remain a die hard fan and customer. I was just a hobby demonstrator for a year, and I have more than enough supplies to keep me stamping for months. I feel good about the decision because it will challenge me to use up what I have.

This is stamping and crafting season for me. The weather is dropping and it's nice to enjoy some creative adventures. This Fall/Winter I want to send more cards to friends. I have a habit of making cards, and then filing them away in boxes. So here goes...
Thanks for reading!

All images and products: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Wild Rose, Noteworthy
Paper: Bella Rose designer paper, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel (sponging), Pretty in Pink
Accessories/tools: Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive polytwill ribbon, ticket punch, sponges

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Christmas Card #2

Yesterday I stamped the tree and flower and cut all my layers, but couldn't quite get the layout right. Then today Cambria Turnbow had this sketch on her blog and it fit perfectly!

All supplies used are from Stampin'Up! with the exception of the brad.

paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Red Riding Hood, Ski Slope design paper
ink: Baja Breeze, Red Riding Hood
accessories: brad from Michael's, dimensionals (Stampin'Up!)
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