Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I know I have been completely out of it lately. Thank you for your patience! It is Wednesday again. I just don't know where the week goes. Anyhoo..... we have a color challenge to work with this week. Such pretty colors. Over at LNS Stampers, our challenge was to make a Christmas card using nontraditional Christmas colors. So, being behind - as I usually am - I decided to try to combine the two. It really came together once I got going, but was difficult to start since I haven't stamped in so long! (gasp!)

I used the Patterned Pines Level I Hostess set. These poor trees have never seen ink before this morning. I simply colored the trees with markers and stamped directly on the White cardstock. But, then decided to stamp again and cut out the tree images without the trunk to make them stand out a little bit more. The ribbon is layered - Rich Razzleberry grosgrain on the bottom and 1/4" Rose Red grosgrain on top.

Take a few minutes to peruse the Diva blog. We have some amazing design team creators over there!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Back to a Christmas theme, though this image could fit a multitude of situations / themes with the right color changes. Very versatile! For the middle, I simply cut a circle to fit over part of the image and stamped my sentiment on top of that.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Medallion
Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, circle cutter

Easy Peasy! This card can be made very quickly in the event you have a large number to make - such as for Christmas / Holiday cards.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

DIVA Color Challenge, #156

It's a color challenge this week! Such pretty colors to work with as the weather here starts to get a little colder! I am not a big fan of the cold, having grown up on the northeast coast, so I was happy to stay in and stamp. :) I need a birthday card this week, so this card will do double duty.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Bermuda Bay marker, Melon Mambo marker
Accessories: Gray taffeta ribbon, Photo Corners punch, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder

Grab some coffee and stroll on over to the Diva blog. You will find lots of inspiration from the other Divas over there with links to their blogsites. While you are at it, why don't you play along with us? You know you want to! Plus, you have a chance to be a featured artist on the blog if your submission wins! Fun!

Have a great day!