Monthly Archives: March 2010

8 Colors. Hmm.

  This week’s CARDS challenge was to use 8+ colors.  “Um, do neutrals count?!?!” was the first thing I thought.  Then my mind went right to the rainbow…I’m hoping a lot of others did too because its so my favorite color scheme.  Well, here she is…

supplies:  cardstock- white (PTI),stamps- giga guidelines, in bloom (PTI),  ink- hibiscus, ripe avacado, summer sunrise, ocean tides, lemon tart (PTI), black (Palette), wisteria (colorbox), ribbon- black (PTI), other- button, rhinestones, corner punch

  Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a colorful day!

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Happy Anniversary!

I’ve had this card ready to go for a while, but I couldn’t post it until today!  It’s our 6th wedding anniversary and I know my sweet husband would check the blog and see it.  I used the colors in Dawn’s color challenge as a starting point for this special creation.  Oh, and I got the idea to use eyelets from a challenge on the CARDS blog this week.  I had to dust them off, and was grateful that I happened to have some that fit with the needed colors!

So, here it is…  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the bottom-most white layer has polka dots stamped in versamark, just to give it a bit of texture.  I was so determined to use those hearts, but had a hard time keeping it masculine!  I just love those colors together, though.  So fresh and season-less. If that’s a word.   

supplies: PTI cardstock (kraft, ocean tides, white), PTI ink (ocean tides, pure poppy), Versamark ink,  PTI stamps (Heart Prints), Fiskars border punch (bracket), eyelets (red), DMC floss.  

Here’s a little close up action of those eyelets…

And this was 6 years (and three babies!) ago…  He still makes me feel like that every time he walks in the door!  Happy Anniversary honey!  Thanks to all for stopping by today. 

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Poppy Seed Challenge

Today’s little creation was inspired by Lisa Johnson’s new Poppy Seed Challenge over on her blog 


And, here it is….  

supplies: PTI cardstock (kraft, lemon tart, smokey shadow), PTI ink (fresh snow), Versamark ink,  PTI stamps (Damask Designs & In Bloom), Spellbinders die (Squares), embossing powder (white), DMC floss, rhinestones.    

  Think I like my Nestabilities a bit?  Just realized how much I’ve been using them lately!  Here, I just cut & embossed the squares, adhered them together, and popped them up with dimensionals to make my “windows”.  I’ve wanted to try this for some time, but my original idea was to fill the whole card front with the windows.  Glad I went with this design instead.  I like how you can still make out the flower images outside of the windows.   I’ll save my orignal idea for another day, something simpler perhaps! 

  Thanks for taking a peek today!  Hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday!

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