Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 2

I love the color combo this week but I am just so limited with my stamping collection.  I only have 1 blue ink which is light, so I paired the whole thing with a darker CS to get more of the flavor of the color.  Anyway, it's always fun to see what I can try with these challenges and even more fun to see what others come up with.

Stamp: CTMH; Adorable, Card Commentary    CS: CTMH; White Daisy, Twilight    Ink: CTMH; Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate    Brads: CTMH; Twilight    Flower: Unknown     Ribbon: CTMH; Chocolate

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gettin Sketchy - March

Love is spoken here.  

This is my first time posting a LO and so obviously my first time posting to Gettin Sketchy.  I was really drawn towards the sketch and can see myself doing it again.  I usually go for solid background with patterned accents.  But I'm trying something different for me with this daisy background.  The jury is still out but I'm going to work with this paper some more on another LO.  I like it.  I kept everything else pretty simple.  

DP: K&Company; Wild Saffron   CS:CTMH; Colonial White, Chocolate, Honey  Stamp: CTMH; Treasure Life  Ink:CTMH; Chocolate  Button:CTMH; Colonial White  Flowers:CTMH; Colonial White  Ribbon: CTMH;Chocolate Grosgrain  Unknown; Cream Satin  Hemp:CTMH; Colonial White  Brads: Dollar Store

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March PTI Blog Hop

This is my first time participating in a Blog Hop altho I've looked at the links before.  When I think of creating background, I think of random stamping.  I really don't know if there is a difference.  I suppose a background can be geometric or random.  So, mine is random which I enjoyed putting together. 

Stamp: PTI; Remember   CS:CTMH; Black, White Daisy, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf  Ink:CTMH; Cranberry, Black, Sweet Leaf, Honey     RicRac: CTMH; White Daisy   Button: CTMH; Cranberry  Hemp: CTMH; Black  Sparkles: CTMH; Holiday Red  Punch: EKSuccess

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CardPatterns # 7

I'm new to the blog sketches that are out there and I'm having  a lot of fun.  I had every intention of sticking close to the CardPattern #7 sketch but when I started laying my elements down, I changed it up a bit.  

CS: CTMH; Chocolate, Colonial White   DP: K&Company; Wild Saffron  Stamp:CTMH; Treasure Life   Ink:CTMH; Chocolate  Chipboard Flower: Bazzill  Button:CTMH;Colonial White   Ribbon:CTMH; Chocolate Grosgrain   Unknown;Cream

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thinking Spring

I tried to combine 2 challenges on my card today.  I am a huge fan of Dawn's color combos and wanted to try her first challenge.  It was a little difficult because I don't have ink in any type of orange palette, but I do have some ribbon.  So I thought of the CPS #108 sketch, which just screams "ribbon" to me.  Once I started on this, I thought of a card a while ago that Lisa did and so I did the same thing.  I like the spring colors to this.  Very fun.

CS: CTMH;White Daisy  Stamp: CTMH;Serendipity, Playful Petals  Ink: CTMH;Buttercup, Chocolate, Hollyhock  Ribbon: CTMH; Chocolate  Michaels; Orange Stripe  Wal-Mart; Raspberry Check  Brad: Dollar Store

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Color Inspiration #46

I love the fabric that inspired the color choices this week.  So I chose my all time favorite stamp.  I've only been stamping for 2 years so that could change, but I've had more fun with this set than any other.  I've done this technique before (copied the exact same idea from somebody else- love it) but I usually limit myself to 2 colors.   However, I think the blue adds a fun little pop.

CS: Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Black, Daisy White

Stamp: Playful Petal, Say It In Style

Ink: Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Blush, Black, Cranberry

Brad: Crystal Blue

Ribbon & Flower: unknown

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Our Creative Corner - Limited Supply Challenge

Well, I am drawn towards simple so I decided to give this a try.  We could only use 3 layers of paper and 1 type of embellishment. 

CS: CTMH;Colonial White, Textured Chocolate, Bamboo

DP: K& Co.; Wild Saffron

Stamp: CTMH; Treasure Life

Ink: CTMH; Chocolate

Pen: Signo; White

Edge Anchors: CTMH; Cocoa

Monday, March 16, 2009

CPS #107

I just love the Treasure Life stamp set.  I love all the sentiments and images.   So for the CPS sketch this week, I went simple again. 

CS: CTMH;Bamboo, Daisy White, Outdoor Denim

DP:CTMH;Paper Garden

Ink: CTMH;Bamboo, Outdoor Denim

Stamp:CTMH;Treasure Life

Buttons: CTMH; Colonial White

Hemp: unknown

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Color Inspiration # 45

I'm obviously not a fan of grey, black and white.  I went for simple and clean, and it looks too simple to me.  Oh well. I tried and that's my goal.

Stamp: CTMH; Treasure Life

Ink: CTMH; Black

CS: CTMH; Black, White Daisy

Button, Twill, Grey CS: unknown

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

True Strength

I was one of the winners in the PTI anniversary celebrations and this was my free stamp.  I've wanted to order from PTI several times but have been put off by the shipping to Canada.  I love several of their stamps and their colors.  I might break down and place an order.  I'm just loving the quality of PTI.  Very impressive.  

S:CTMH; White Daisy, Black, Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink, Buttercup, Amethyst

Stamp: PTI; Remember

Ink: CTMH; Black, Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink, Buttercup, Amethyst

Accessories: CTMH; Black Hemp DCWV; mini brad

Monday, March 9, 2009

Craft Critique Give Away

Craft Critique is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a huge give away.  I'm just starting my own blog so how cool would it be to win all of the goodies from Craft Critique.  Dreaming away.  Head on over and see how easy it is to enter.

CPS 106

I love this sketch.  It reminded me of a card in the Originals program on p. 18.  This is a partial lift of that card.


CS: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf

Ink: Sweet Leaf

Stamp: Say It In Style, Serendipity

Accessories: Sweet Leaf Organza Ribbon, Baby Pink Buttons, Baby Pink Flowers, Baby Pink Sassy Strands

Friday, March 6, 2009

Color Inspiration # 44


Cardstock: White Daisy, Baby Pink, Textured Chocolate, Textured Bamboo

Ink: Chocolate, Baby Pink

Stamp: Playful Flourishes

Accessories: Baby Pink Flower, Cherish charm, hemp, DE, Chocolate brad

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday


Stamp: Playful Petals, Thoughtful Seasons

Ink: Chocolate, Honey, Sweet Leaf

Cardstock: Chocolate, Honey

Accessories: Chocolate ribbon, pewter brads,