Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Inspired Challenges

I'm catching up on challenges and projects! I don't know about you, but life just keeps throwing me curve balls...thank goodness for stamping, it's good therapy : ) !! I made this first card for this week's SCS color challenge... using Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal & Old Olive (CC179). I never in a million years would have put these colors together without this challenge. Even at first glance when I saw the challenge description, I was thinking to myself, there's no way. Then I saw that the challenge was based on one of Nancy Riley's (stampinat6213), cards, and if Nancy makes it, well...it's gotta be good! You can see her amazing card right HERE! Thanks for the inspiration Nancy...you're awesome : ) !!!
Speaking of inspiring, this week's SCS feature stamper is Kim Teasdale, and this next card is a case of one of her beautiful cards that you can see right HERE! If you ever want to be inspired and cheered up all at the same time, take a stroll through her gallery at SCS. She makes the sweetest and most beautiful cards, they're just wonderful! I didn't even end up stamping for my card. I had this special new DP on my workbench, from Our Daily Bread Designs (available August 15th), and I just combined that with Kim's beautiful layout. I'm working on some sneak peek ODBD projects to show you tomorrow (for sets being released this Friday!). Be sure to check back tomorrow for more on that. This card is dedicated to my Mom Bonnie, my friend Kim and my birthday buddy Mavis! All three are breast cancer survivors!! Also dedicated to anyone out there who has or is currently facing a battle with cancer! You won't want to miss tomorrow's post...the stamp set hope is just for you : ) !
By the way, my favorite new tool from the new SU catalog is the Scallop Edge Punch! Look back through my projects and you'll see that I've used it on almost every one since pre-ordering in July. This is my top pick for must have tools!! I'll take a photo of it and show you how easy it is to use one day next week!

Supplies for the first card: Stamps: Baroque Motifs Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal, White Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant Tools/Accessories: Scallope Edge Punch, Small & Large Oval punches, 1/4" square punch, Dimensionals, Kaiser self adhesive teal rhinestones, tiny clear rhinestones

Supplies for the second card: Stamps & Ink: none Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Survivor DP (ODBD) Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Small oval punch, Word Window Punch, Cuttlebug with Textile EF, Janome Sew Mini, Pink Rhinestones brad & Flowers from the Pretties kit, Kaiser self adhesive pink rhinestones, Dimensionals

10 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy .... you have made these challenge colors look like they belong together! GORGEOUS, my friend! Love all the bling you've added too!

I could say the same about you ... ANYTHING Nancy MORGAN makes has gotta be good!!!!

Your featured stamper challenge card is BEAUTIFUL !!!

You're AWESOME !!!!

Tonya said...

Both cards turned out wonderful as usual!! You make it look so easy!

I absolutely love these colors together!! Fabulous job on the challenge!!

The pretties kit worked out fabulous with the second card....what a great sketch to show off this great DP!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, your cards are phenomenal! I love the colors and your are so right, scallops are addicting; you have used them so well on these cards! You are truly gifted!
--Becca

ScrappyHappy said...

I love both cards! I love the way the color combo came out on the first card! I would never have thought of putting those together! I really can't wait to see your post tomorrow! Bless all cancer survivors and the ones who past on. My mother is a 28 year breast cancer survior!! God knew I still needed her! God Bless!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your cards are beautiful, Nancy! I especially love your color challenge card...what a way to work those colors...beautiful!!

Pauline said...

These are really pretty cards. My favourite is the pink card :o)

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful cards Nancy!!!! I'm loving that punch too...lol

Emily said...

These are both awesome Nancy! Love the bling on the first and the piercing on the second. Both are beautiful! TFS!

nancy littrell said...

Both of your challenge cards are outstanding! I just love every single detail. I agree...the scallop edge punch is a Must Have new SU tool. TFS your beauties :-)

Lynn said...

These are beautiful cards!!!
I love the colors and gems on the Baroque Motifs card and the Breast Cancer survivor card is so pretty!