Friday, August 27, 2010

Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to another CSSDT blog hop!!

If you've come from Charlene's blog you're in the right place.  If you didn't, you can start hopping at the beginning and see each and every fantastic creation in sequence.
Carolina Butcher has been such a fantastic organizer of these fun-tastic blog hops and I want to give her some kudos for all the hard work putting this together.  Thanks Carolina!  We all appreciate all you do.

Carolina gave us a tricky one this time...she limited the items we could use on our cards.  Here's what she challenged:
 "Create a card that contains only the following items and no others".

~ One neutral color for your card base:  White, Ivory, Black, Brown or Kraft.
~ Two different colors of card stock
~ One patterned paper.
~ Three buttons
~ One color of ribbon.
~ As little or as many images as you'd like.

Doesn't sound too difficult does it?  Well, that's what I thought - but - it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!!!!  Give it a try yourself and have some fun.

I made two card projects for this challenge.  Here's my first one:

Isn't this little squirrel the cutest guy???  He comes from the stamp set for a cause (Alzheimer's Disease), "Whimsical Autumn".  Colored with Copic Markers.
CS Base layer neutral:  Chocolate Brown
CS Sweet Corn and Leather
Patterned paper - Basic Grey "Origins"
Buttons:  GKD Button Jars "Brown"
Ribbon:  GKD Gingham
Nestabilities dies were used to cut the circle and the rectangles and they were sponged around the edges with Distress Ink Wild Honey

Here's the second card I made:

Base layer:  White
Other CS:  Ocean Mist and Lemon Drop
Patterned Paper:  DCWV "Cafe Mediterranean"
Buttons:  GKD Button Jars, Turquoise Mix.
Stamps:  GKD Hugs and Prayers by Nina Brackett - Colored with Copic Markers
Nestabilities Oval, ribbon from stash.


Thanks for stopping here and
have a great time hopping!!!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Week Flies By!

Hello my friends!

"Where does the time go"???  I often heard my grandmother say that and I had NO idea what she was talking about.  In my world the time dragged by - now I'm in her world and I GET IT!

I have a ton of things to do this week so I hope this one doesn't fly by quite as fast as last week did.

That being said, I thought I'd show you a couple of challenge cards I did this week over at StampTV.  The first one is for my friend Carla's color challenge.  Make a card using the colors of the Gina K Pure Luxury Romance card stock set.  It's a beautiful grouping of reds.

Here's what I came up with.

The colors I chose for this card were Lipstick Red and Innocent Pink.  The dp is from the DCWV "Garden Party" pack.  Stamps are from Gina K, "A Year of Flowers" designed by Melanie Muenchinger.  I used Copic Markers to color the rose, leaves and stem and then I outlined the rose petals with 3D Crystal Laquer.

My second challenge posting this week will be for Giovana's Christmas Card and she has challenges us to use up scraps  (Great idea).

I used GKD Pure Luxury CS "All Spruced Up" for the base and then layered it with "Wine With Everything".  On an Ivory panel, using Distress Ink "Pine Needles" I stamped the background passage from GKD Stamp set "Blessed is the Season".  The scraps of dp are from Webster's Pages Holiday Collection.

Thanks for taking the time to look.  Have a prosperous week.


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