Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Challenge

I found a new website to browse, and there is a challenge to use 3 colors that fit perfectly with Valentine's Day AND with a new stamp that I've been dying to ink up! I received this cupcake stand stamp for Christmas and had bought the sentiment last's from a set that was made in 2004. The two stamps go hand in hand rather famously, don't you think? Here is the color combo for the new challenge....

Here is my 'take' on the challenge! The inside sentiment says, "Happy Valentine's Day!" The deets are below. I really enjoyed coloring this cupcake stand. I wanted this stamp for it's could really be used for multiple occasions. Enjoy!

Stamps: Image by Stampendous; sentiment by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: SU Basic Black
Markers: SU Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green
Ribbon: Offray

Friday, January 8, 2010

E-Card/Eppley Update Jan 2010

I know many of you have been receiving cards via mail over the last few years, but due to health reasons, I can no longer make mass amounts of cards at once. In short, the meds that eliminate the headaches knock me out and if I take them long term, I will have kidney damage, so I have opted to make an e-mail card instead. I will try very hard to photograph them to the best of my abilities. I'm looking forward to this new e-card venture/update so that I may share my cards with an infinite amount of friends/family.

I hope everyone is staying warm! It's been so very cold here in Georgia. Next week, we're supposed to have 50's during the day and 30's at night. That's much better than 30's during the day and teens at night!

Tom started 'orientation' this past week and starts class Monday. He's now attending South University's PA Program and will finish in 2 1/2 years. I've been a little under the weather so I don't have much other than this card to report.

I have had a Big Shot (machine that embosses or cuts out shapes) for a year now and have hardly used it until today. I found an "embossing folder" (a plastic piece that has shapes or designs) with snowflakes so I used solid blue paper and embossed the snowflakes into the paper. To those that don't stamp, just ignore the "deets" (details) below.

DEETS: paper by Stampin' Up (Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery), rubber stamp image by Elzybells NA, rubber stamp sentiment by A Muse Artstamps, ribbon by Offray, paper embossed with Quikutz "Snowflake".

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Same Challenge, Different Card!

Here is my other entry for the color challenge. It's an "overdue" birthday card for a stamping buddy! Paper by Stampin' Up (Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana), rubber stamp by Penny Black (love it!), felt flowers by American Crafts, pearl bling by The Paper Studio, and ribbon by American Crafts.

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Baby Card and Color Challenge

Here is my latest color challenge entry! All 4 colors are in the ribbon, which was the major influence in my design. This card is for someone who is delivering her baby very soon!
Solid (Chocolate Chip/Barely Banana) and patterned (Tempting Turquoise Designer Paper) paper by Stampin' Up, rubber stamp by A Muse Artstamps, ribbon by Offray (Westbrook Light Blue), pearl bling by The Paper Studio, metal spiral clip by Making Memories.