Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Embellish Background Stamp Color Challenge and Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #16

Whew... that title is a mouthful!

The first challenge I'm participating in is Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge:

The colors are white, black gray, and yellow, which is a great combo! You also need to use a background stamp.
For my card, I used a squiggly stamp from a Martha Stewart stamp set and stamped it in rows on a yellow paper using a black ink (which looks gray, but it's not!). It was fun to create my own background! Then I punched the gray paper with a Fiskars threading water punch. The sentiment is from MSE and it's from the Baby Boy stamp set, and stamped in black ink. The large flower and the small flowers are from K&Company's Wedding Collection embellishments. I stamped a circle from the same Martha Stewart stamp set and stuck it between the top flower and the bottom one (which came together) to add some more black to it.

Hope you like it! :-)
The next card is for Waltzingmouse's Sketch Challenge #16:
Here's what I came up with:

It's sort of a mix of themes, because it's bright and fun, but also a little bit "serious" because of the middle paper and the Kraft base.

The leaves and hearts papers are from Marcella by K&Company and I'm not really sure where the rub-ons (the sentiment and the star) are from, but probably K&Company, too. The birthday hat is also from K&Company, from the Confetti collection. The middle paper is from a Marcella by K&Company pad. I doodled a dashed lone and a zig-zag on some purple cardstock with a Uni-ball Signo Broad white gel pen. I just added some scrap scalloped gray paper from the previous card for some added interest!

So, I hope you enjoyed!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Embellish Paper Piecing Color Challenge-


I'm happy I've started to follow the Embellish Magazine blog, because this color challenge is so much fun! I've never done paper piecing before, but I love the look. This is what I came up with:

Here's an up close look at the birdy:

It was so much fun to make and I love how it turned out!

The polka dot paper is from Making Memories and the other two papers are from the Wild Safron pad from K&Company. The bird stamp is from Autumn Leaves and the sentiment from MSE's Birthday stamp set.

I also used that paper to make a card that I made about 2 weeks ago and forgot to post.
Here it is:

I made this right after I came home from being gone all summer, so I used all the new products I had bought over the summer. I stamped and embossed the circle using a Martha Stewart stamp and Zing! embossing powder. I cut the circle using the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter I recently bought (and really like). The sentiment is from MSE's Love Friend set. I don't know where the ribbon is from; I got it in a random Grabbox I ordered. The heart is from a Colorbok kit.

Anyway, Yom kippur starts soon. Wishing everyone who's fasting an easy fast!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge and stuff :-)

So school's started and it's so much fun! Senior year is awesome! It's been three days and I've already had a day off for Labor Day and now Rosh Hashana! Shana Tova, everyone!
So I saw the Embellish Magazine blog's color challenge and I immediately thought of the planner I've been using. How cute is it? If only it came in a patterned paper...

So onto the card I made...I'll admit it's a bit weird, cuz it's a baby card but not in baby colors... but it's cute. I used MSE stamps; the sentiment from the Baby Girl set and the feet from the Baby Boy set.
So I've been loving the Que Sera Sera designer paper pad from K&Company for a really long time now. It's pretty and colorful, but the best part for me is the backsides, because they're solid colors and have a nice subtle design so you can use them on everything. The squares on the card above use it, and so do all the cards below.

I bought this paper punch and this one for only $4 each at a local discount store. It was pretty sweet, so I made a card using each:

I used an MSE sentiment from the Joy set and the dot stamp from the Birthday set. The circle uses the Que Sera Sera paper.
This card uses the Que Sera Sera paper as the background, and the sentiment and hat are from MSE's birthday stamps set.

And then I made a card which was originally the contest card, until I realized I used brown, not black. So I just made it anyway and forgot about the color theme.

So the holiday is about to start- gotta go!!
Hope you enjoyed!