SWS Challenge #4 and KSU Cards

1/22/2012 06:58:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »
Hi Everyone! I hope that your week is off to a good start. I haven't had much creative time lately, because I am in the process of decluttering. Let me tell you, after 30+ years in the same house, and raising 4 kids, we have a lot of stuff. Okay, okay, I'll admit it, a lot of it is from scrapbooking, stamping, and sewing. And, maybe after I declutter a bit, I will be able to find what I need (or maybe not).
So, I have a new SWS challenge, involving coloring. I wanted to do a lot more coloring. You know, some Copic, some colored pencil, etc., but that didn't happen. One of these days... What I did was a simple card (and I can't remember where I got this adorable frog). I love frog images. A little layering, and a sentiment from SP&Co., and voila! Check out Sami's website here to see what some of the other DT members have done. Join in on the fun, and you could win a gorgeous and versatile stamp set!I also have some note cards to show you. I made a set of 20 cards for my daughter, a proud KSU grad (Master's in Landscape Architecture). She wanted some thank you and some multi-purpose cards. These are just a few of what I gave her. I made them pretty simple and used a lot of scoring for decorations. I hope that some of what I have here today inspires you.
Have a great week, and be kind to yourself.

One Challenge and Some Cards

1/14/2012 11:00:00 PM Posted In , , , Edit This 3 Comments »
Catchy title, Huh? I know, pretty weak. Actually, I have one new challenge to present to you, and I have a card for that challenge and then a couple of cards from previous challenges (which I didn't post in time).
This week, the Stamping With Sami (SWS) challenge is one with a ton of flexibility. The challenge is to create your project in blue and white. Easy peasy, right? Check out Sami's post, and see what the other designers have done. Then create your project and link it up. There will be a nice prize for one of you (randomly drawn from the entries).For my project, I made a card for a friend of mine. He has been plagued with diabetes-related health issues, so I want to cheer him up. This card uses the Bold Houndstooth Background and Bold Sentiments I, both available from SP & Company. I love the added touch of baker's twine (also available from SP & Co. in a big choice of colors).
My other cards are from Sami's past two challenges. I got the cards submitted to her, but didn't get my posts done. One of these days I will regale you with the tale of my last couple of months. Absolutely cra-cra, but not necessarily in a bad way (does this post just leave you wanting more? Yeah, I thought so. Toss out the hook and reel them in). Thank you for stopping in and leaving some love. I hope that your week is blessed with love and joy.


Scrapmasters Paradise January Blog Hop!!

1/09/2012 10:56:00 PM Edit This 31 Comments »
This month's color is WHITE (or Cream)! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's White challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!
Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE. You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!
Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!!
Here is my project with the wonderful Little Floral Background stamp. What a versatile stamp! For my project, I used Versamark to stamp the image on white CS. I then embossed using white pearl EP. I then sponged over the embossing with two shades of blue pigment ink (darker toward the outside, and lighter toward the middle). The sentiment is from the Bold Sentiments I set, and I finished it off with a sheer ribbon and bow. I hope this project inspires you!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! We also have the Stamp Team and the Challenge Team teaming up today to show you lots of amazing projects with the newest stamp sets!
Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:
Susan (hey! that's me!)