My friend Vicki is having her annual stampin' retreat this weekend and I was not able to be there this time... *sigh* I know the girls will be having a FABULOUS time by now (I hear martinis are on the menu this evening LOL) and I'm feeling a little sorry for myself for not being able to partake in the fun.
SO I am stamping LOL! I noticed that there is a mini-VSN tonight at SCS so that's what I am doing! This card was difficult for me... we had to use a minimum of three different embellishments - the more the better!! I'm usually pretty conservative with my use of embellishments so this was somewhat challenging. Really, though, I still managed to use four different ones (ribbon, button, clip and brads), with a total of 6 pieces!! And really, I don't think it looks cluttered, do you?
I decided to also go with a fairly neutral colour scheme (Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron) so as to not overwhelm the senses LOL. The stamp set is Trendy Trees, which is one of my favourite new sets!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Okay, okay, so I skipped a week... *blush* BUT in my defense, we were in Montreal for Easter for the whole weekend. And I was back there this weekend to meet my brand new little niece, Julia Leia, who was born last Thursday, April 16!! Isn't she gorgeous? *sigh* New babies are so scrumptious :o)
OK, onto business. This week I took inspiration from the Parisian Breeze DP and chose Kraft, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip.
This DP is so nice - it is actually cardstock weight and is textured. Quite lovely. I blew the dust off my Baroque Motifs stamp set - I thought it went well with the tapestry print on the DP. Please use the keyword AMCC3 if you are uploading to SCS and/or post a comment below with a link to your creation!
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Sunday, April 05, 2009
This week's colour challenge was inspired by the new "Walk in the Park" Designer Paper in the Occasions Mini Catalogue. I picked Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral and Basic Gray. And I also used the sketch featured in this week's Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge, so it's a two-for-one!
The image is from the Pocket Silhouettes set, and was inked with markers. The ribbon tabs are Basic Gray taffeta and the brads are the small rhinestone circles. Remember to use the keyword "AMCC2" if you upload your cards to SCS. Or post a comment below with a link to your card.
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Saturday, April 04, 2009
Spring has sprung, and with the amount of rain we have gotten in the last 48 hours, I'm sure the frogs are stirring from their winter slumber! I love this little guy from the Very Punny set! I decided to make him my main image for this card which will go to my 6yo's friend for his birthday tomorrow. This card also fulfils this week's Limited Supplies Challenge, which was a 1-2-3 challenge - one colour of cardstock, two patterned papers and three embellishments. I used a blender pen to colour in my frog with Kiwi Kiss reinker (the frog was stamped in Basic Gray ink). The image is mounted to the back of the strip of Kiwi Kiss textured c/s, which was punched with a 1 3/8" square. The designer paper is from the Good Morning Sunshine collection (which I had to get for obvious, Hair-related reasons LOL) - I love the fresh colours in this paper!
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