Category Archives: Challenges

Kristina’s Color Challenge #23

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!

Kristina’s Color Challenge 16

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!!

Kristina’s Color Challenge #15

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!!

Kristina’s Color Challenge 13

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.

Kristina’s Color Challenge #11

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!

Kristina’s Color Challenge #10

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.