Monday, June 30, 2008

TLC175 Pouncing Chalks

This was a great challenge. I have never done this technique before. The flower image and the weathered background were both stamped in versamark. I then used Q-tips to color the image and the background with chalks. The En Francais background on the Groovy Gauva was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink. I decided to make this a birthday card as we are celebrating 3 birthdays in the next week. Stamps: Live Your Dream, En Francais, Weathered, Small Script(Sentiment)
Paper: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Gauva, Ruby Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Chalks
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon, Large Oval Punch

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Double and Triple Challenge

It's been a busy week so I've combined the challenges from Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I also combined Saturday's Inspiration challenge with Wednesday's Sketch Challenge. The State Fair Bedding inspiration piece shown here fit really well for the sketch challenge.

Triple Challenge TLC174, SC182, LSC174 Stamps: One of a Kind

Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Berry Bliss DP, Whisper White

Ink: Stazon Black, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink

Accessories: Brads

Double Challenge SC182, IC134Stamps: Stitched Exotics, All in a Row

Paper: Whisper White, DP, Chocolate Chip, Real Red

Ink: Craft White, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Ribbon, White EP

Friday, June 13, 2008

WSC52 Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

I've come to some self realization through this blogging exercise. I'm slightly obsessed with Nestabilities and frames. Though this card does not contain a Nestabilities frame, it does have a frame with a flourish from the Frames with a Flourish Stamp Set and of course one side of a Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle. The largest Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle die was not quite large enough to mat the En Francais Background. Therefore, the flower was strategically placed to help cover the area where the Scalloped edge ended. I might have to look at getting some Long Rectangle Nestabilities.

I also really like the Fresh Cut Set. I decided to just use a portion of the background stamp from the set by using markers to color the flowers and leaves in the lower right hand corner and then punched it out with 1 3/8 inch square punch and adhered it to my frame. (It was trimmed slightly to fit better inside the frame.)

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Frames with a Flourish, En Francais BG

Paper: Celery, Black, Pink Passion, White

Ink: Stazon Black, Celery, Old Olive, Pink Passion

Accessories: Nestablities, Piercing Tool, Flower, Brad, 1 3/8 Square Punch.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

WT170 Picture This - Sweet Olivia

Today 's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast was to use a picture as part of the project. I looked over on my shelf and there was this birth announcement that I made last weekend for one of our Pastors. I made 40 of them and was so busy that I didn't even upload it onto my blog. Well, today was the perfect opportunity. The card had to be fairly simple as I knew I would be making 40 of them. Even though this card looks simple cutting and embossing the pink frame took a great deal of time. The picture was also cut out with the largest Oval Nestalities and then trimmed to fit behind the frame since cutting it out with the corresponding Oval Nestablities left an embossed edge around the picture and was not very esthectically pleasing.

Stamps: Bundled In Love, Bundle of Joy, I'm Here (inside card)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Today's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. Now that I've upload my card it's time to get ready for Wednesday's Card Group. My groupies should be here anytime.

Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, DSP Pumkin Pie, Whisper White, Pumkin Pie
Ink: Real Red, Pumkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Piercing Tool, Dew Drops

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Color Challenge - Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron

I 've wanted to create an acetate window card for a while and here it is. I took an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 whisper white piece of cardstock and cut out a window with the rectangle Nestabilities. I then cut out and embossed a frame that was two sizes smaller than the window from the so saffron cardstock. The so saffron frame was adhered to the inside of the card. Another frame was cut out and embossed with scalloped rectangle Nestabilities and adhered to the outside of the card. Finally, adhered the acetate onto the inside of the card. The balloons were stamped on whisper white cardstock and cut out and then adhered to the inside of the card.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose

Ink: Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron

Accessories: Nestabilities, Acetate, Dimensionals

Monday, June 9, 2008

Divine Design BVC08

The Divine Design Challenge is to create a card on the 8th day of each month where the focus of the card is a Bible Verse. The verse can be stamped, hand written or computer generated and added to any project you wish to create. This challenge was created by Lori Craig on Splitcoast Stampers to help in memorizing Bible Verses throughout the year. Here's the link to the Divine Design thread

Stamps: A Light unto My Path

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I'm finally back and feeeling a lot better since I've now had two sessions of massage therapy. The YC weekend left me in excruciating pain. I pulled a muscle in my neck on the very first night and it was not from dancing or shaking my head. I happen to be seated in a row all by myself so everyone made my row the walkway. Somehow (probably because I'm not 19 or 29) I pulled a muscle in my neck as I turned to let everyone pass through. Anyway, I'm glad to finally be feeling better. Thank God for massage therapy and a very good therapist.

I also just received my Fresh Cuts Set and the notes. I think it may be my new favorite. Here's what I came up with for the color challenge this week. I like Blue Bayou, Soft SKy and Real Red together. Great color combo.
The frame around the main image was created by cutting ou the center witha hobby blade and a ruler.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Fresh Cuts Note, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Real Red
Ink: Blue Bayou, Real Red
Accessories: Flower Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Dew Drop, Hobby Blade