Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Soft sky is one of the new IN colors that Stampin' Up has in the new catalog. This card is also using the new wintergreen design paper. I love the color combinations in this paper. Baroque Motifs is becoming a very popular set from the new catalog as well. I combined not quite navy with the soft sky and certainly celery on this card. I also did some paper piercing and SU's Mat Pack makes it super easy!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I used the new hostess set, "Oh, how lovely" for one of the challenges I took part in today. It's a great set and it is one of the great level one hostess sets that is being offered in the new Stampin' Up Fall/Winter catalog.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I've been stamping all day playing as many of the challenges as I could. This is one of mine that I think came out the best. I stamped on misted watercolor paper. I used two of the new colors from Stampin' Up: groovy guava and bayou blue.
Isn't that a great ribbon SU has that matches the guava so well?

I didn't get to do all the challenges today on Splitcoaststampers but here's one of the ones I did enjoy doing.The challenge was to make a card and then make another one adding a few other things to it. I added the script background and the gold domes for my second card. I made use of two of my new stamps: Refuge and Strength and Sanded (a fabulous new background stamp).These little dominoes were a great find. I stamped the verse on them with Stazon Jet Black.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I have been having so much fun with the Dare to Go Dirty Challenges happening this week on Splitcoaststampers.com. Here is one of the ones I tried for the toile challenge. Challenges do two things for me: motivates me to stamp and helps me try new things.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I've been having so much fun with this new set from Stampin' Up. Being from Texas, I have kicked myself for not having bought some of the other cowboy sets that SU has had in the past, so I jumped on this one right away! It is going to make great guy cards, and I also made an embellishment for a page in my little grandson's scrapbook with this set.

A Summer of Fun

Because school is starting later this year, I have had a long, great summer. I've spent my time taking part in so many of the SCS daily challenges and it has been so fun. I've been so inspired by the great blogs so many of the SCS stampers have, and have wanted to learn how to make one for myself. Here is my humble attempt. I am such a old dog learning new tricks here.