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
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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!