Challenges

it's been a WHILE since I've done one of these! The timing doesn't usually seem to work out for me, but last night I sat my butt down and did this challenge. You can find all the info here on Kristina's blog. This card is SUPER simple...for some reason I just felt like using circles. I couldn't get the circle idea outta my head. Anyway, I feel like the card needs something more...but oh well. I figure this will be a great masculine birthday card. Thanks for looking everyone!

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another color challenge on Kristina's blog...I love these things! The colors this week were super cute. It made me realize that I really need more baby stamps...especially at this age! Lots of my friends, acquaintances and co-workers are having babies! :)
Here is my submission. I finally got to use some fun scalloped card stock that I had bought and was hoarding. (i'm SUCH a hoarder. trying to get better...) I also got to use one of these thick chipboard scallop shapes. I picked these up at a scrapbook store in Hyannis a few weeks ago. They are really fun to work with and I love the dimension they add.
I used craft ink for the stamps from Baroque Motifs, and embossed using some shimmery embossing powder. Same thing for the polka dots on the card, except with Versamark ink. I made the chipboard shape orange by adhering Pumpkin Pie CS to it and cutting/sanding it down.
It's super hot here today. I'm off to go relax back in the AC and get some more work done...see ya later!!

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so I missed last weeks challenge on Kristina's Blog, with the Fourth of July holiday and all. I decided to get back into it this week. I really love the colors Kristina chose for this one. The first thing I thought of when I saw them, was Fall! I know, it's only July. But I thought my "Give Thanks" stamp set would go perfectly with these colors.
I've had a few people ask for more info on how I achieve the shading affects with my Stampin Up! Markers. I am thinking of doing a video this weekend to show you all how I do it. (not sure if I am doing it the correct way, but it's what seems to work for me!)
I've also been playing around with my picture taking - Pete was able to set me up with a better light, so I have lots of recent projects to share with you. Stay tuned!!

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so this week's color challenge at Kristina's Blog was SUPER hard for me. I actually really dislike these colors together. I think it's the River Rock that is bothering me. Just not a pretty color. Or maybe it is...but for some reason it does nothing for me. I will say that I LOVE the other In-Colors...especially Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate - I will be very sad to see them go. I've seen the preview of the new in-colors and I'm really not wild about them. Here are two cards that I made for this weeks challenge. I like the "Hi" one better, but they are both pretty different. Hope everyone is having a great week! I can't believe next week is the 4th of July. I love the 4th. Such a great holiday.

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soooo I have lots to do tonight but had to squeeze this in. I'm addicted to these darn color challenges! The colors this week were: Rose Red, Old Olive, Going Grey, Whisper White, and So Saffron. This card is probably the weakest of all the ones I've submitted, but it was tough figuring out what I wanted to do!! Here is my card entry for this weeks challenge. Thanks again Kristina for another fun one!

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another color challenge from Kristina's blog. I love these. I found this one to be tougher than the last one she had, but I really enjoyed it! I also challenged myself not to use any stamps on these cards...sometimes they go a lot quicker that way.
Sounds like we are getting a few thunderstorms here in MA this morning, so I'm going to shutup and just upload these cards before we lose Internet!
Have a great weekend everyone...
thought I should note that I did have a bit of inspiration for the 2nd card above. It's not exactly the same, but I also want to give credit where it's due! Kristina's card that inspired me can be found here. The "happy day" card above was my take on it.

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this is my first attempt at Kristina's Weekly Color Challenge. I LOVE the colors she chose...and now that Grad school is over, I actually had time to whip a few cards up when I got home from work today! 

Here are the 2 cards I made...my favorite is the circle card. No stamps on it, but I love the colors - it's definitely a cheery card!


thanks for looking...this has been quite the "blogging" week for me! I hope to do another video tutorial this weekend, so please check back soon!

Color Challenge 9 Cards:
SU! Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Real Red
SU! Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
SU! Die-Cut Blooms
MFT Sentiment Stamp

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