Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stampin' B's ---- Challenges

I guess I am fortunate to be able to post my card. The tornadoes have swirled all around today with much destruction, death, and damage. I had to go to the tornado shelter three times today starting at 4:00 a.m.
The city my sister lives in, Tuscaloosa, AL has terrible damage. Even the Hobby Lobby was hit. That is a small matter when lives and homes were lost. So far, it is reported over 200 people were killed in AL.

The Stampin' B's Design Team challenge this week is monochromatic with blues and neutrals only..with paper piecing. The paper piecing is the part I forgot about until my card was made. Well, it is kind of paper pieced. Butterflies are stamped twice and popped up. Luckily, there are no rules on this challenge. Whew!

I loved this beautiful piece of paper and didn't want to stamp a sentiment on it so I left as is. Used a punch for the corners and that's about it.

I am entering my card into this challenge:
Party Time Tuesdays challenge blog #13-Anything Goes

Stamps: Close to my Heart - Spring
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, K&CO Toile flat paper, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Fiskars Decorative Corner lever punch, Waterfall Stickles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who doesn't love pansies????

I've been playing catch up today. Last Friday I left town but not before I found out I was named Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. Missed being there but I have been looking at the awesome cards the stampers cased in my honor. Also, commenting on each one and I also made a couple cards. So, I've had
no breathing room. That is what happens when you go on a trip, I guess.

This card is entered into the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #115.
The hostess this week is Silke Ledlow and she gave this fun sketch.

I used my largest Spellbinders Blossom Two die cut for the outer part of my sketch and the smallest one for the sentiment. The yellow section on top of that is a Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, cut and embossed. I added a few silver pearls and a gingham ribbon. The embossing folder is houndstooth and the punched border is EK Success plaid. Colored with Copics.

I put the sketch inside my square card and another square layer. The pansy stamp is from Flourishes Calendar Set 1. I am using the March Pansy on my card. The sentiment is from Flourishes Friendly Reminders.

I also am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge-Emboss it! (wet or dry embossing)

More challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday has a  Square challenge-#31
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog-#66-Topping Bar-Sparkle, pearls, die cuts, and the color yellow-use at least two of these toppings. I used die cuts, yellow, and silver pearls

Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 1 and Friendly Reminders
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Core'dinations VC Serene, yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Stampin'Up Perfect Plum and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: silver pearl brads, EK Success plaid edger punch, Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder, gingham ribbon, Spellbinders circle nestabilites and Blossom Two nestabilities, Copics