Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This week's color challenge used going gray, basic gray, and yo yo yellow. I've never used this color combo before, but I was really surprised how much I liked it. I used two of the new hostess sets from the latest Stampin' Up catalog and used the berries from the new set called Always. I loved the look from the sanded background stamp. I honest to goodness got up at 5:15 AM, checked to see what the colors for the challenge were, and then had this card finished by 5:45AM. I gave this the title of "Yo Yo on the Go Go" because I hadn't even bathed or gotten dressed yet. I had to get dressed for work and make my 45 minute commute to work and I still made it to work by 7:20AM. All of these stamps were still laying out on my stamping table from earlier projects, so I just put some of them together on this card. I plan to use that berry stamp a lot, because I can see lots of possiblities for it.

Monday, January 28, 2008

It soon with be rodeo season here in the Houston area so thought I'd make a few cards to put me in the mood for this great event. Here's one of the ones I've created using a new design paper I found at my favorite local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Village in Missouri City, Texas. It's by Priscilla Mullins and I think it's perfect for SU's new star punch. I've also gotten really hooked into the 5.5 x 5.5 inch square cards. If I'm going to send unique cards, I might as well pay the extra postage I reckon!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Chocolate was a requirement on this challenge Saturday, but all I could find in my pantry and around my house was this bar of Nestle's premium white dipping chocolate. So, I used it anyway, and wrote this little poem. The scallop stamp used is one of the new sale-a-bration sets. The scallop punch fits it perfect. I think this is one everyone will love.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

This is a card I made for the weekend challenges going on this weekend on Splitcoaststampers.com. I encourage you to join in the fun. These challenges

are fun and let you experiment with ideas that you have not perhaps explored before!

This criss cross card was great fun. Here's a link to how to do it:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Now is the time to start your Valentines. This is a 6 x 6 inch square card for that extra special someone!! I think the purely pomegranate makes a beautiful color to use for Valentine's Day. The design paper is from Basic Grey.

You can check out my gallery on Splitcoaststampers:
It is my favorite place to go and I am always inspired by the millions of cards you will find on that site.