Happy Continued New Year!! (For me it's New Year until I go back to work on Monday!)
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I've been a busy little stamper this weekend! Since hubby was working on New Year's Eve, I stamped 2009 out of existence, while listening to my fave radio station, Air1!!! I broke a personal record and made four cards in four hours Thursday night, during Splitcoast's New Year's Eve challenges. Then made another CAS card on Friday....it's a miracle for me to get away from my normal "busy" style, as hubby calls it!
My first card here was for the SCS New Year's Eve Challenge to choose one of the college bowl names for your inspiration.....I chose the Liberty Bowl so that I could use "In God We Trust" by Our Daily Bread designs to make a birthday card for my friend, Ric. I embossed the Bravo Burgundy cardstock with the "Stars" folder, inked the stars and edges with Night of Navy, and added paper piercing and navy ribbon for a finish. Very simple and very fun!
This card was for the SCS New Year's Eve challenge to incorporate some sort of noisemaker theme in your project. I chose music as my noisemaker. I also used Jen's Color Monday challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts to use Bashful Blue and purple on your project. The Bashful Blue card was embossed with the "Allegro" folder, inked with Almost Amethyst; punched the edge with the EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch; added the verse from the ODBD set, "Sing To The Lord", also sponged with amethyst; added eggplant ribbon and "Glacier" Glimmer Mist as a finish.
This card was for the SCS New Year's Eve challenge to make a CAS Thank You card. Perfect timing, since I needed to send a thank you card to my transmission shop for getting me back on the road in ONE DAY!!! **I just have to share a couple of blessings: my transmission started making a clunking noise; I left work early to get it checked out; while on the test drive, the transmission went out! One blessing is that it did not break down with me on the highway somewhere! The second blessing is that they had just rebuilt a transmission exactly like mine and were able to switch them out in one day!!! Okay....about the card.....I used an old fave Stampin' Up set, Winged Things. Stamped the lady bug straight on Kraft cardstock, colored with markers, added the button and ribbon and easy peasy, that's it!!!!
This was also a SCS New Year's Eve Challenge to make a "glitzy" card. I also incorporated the CPS challenge to pick one of their past sketches.....I chose 141. And the Stampin B's challenge this week was to use your oldest stamp (Stampin' Up "Spring Pansy") and your newest tool ("Victoria" embossing folder). Stamped the pansy layers, colored them with sponge daubers; embossed the banana layer with "Victoria", added paper piercing, Basic Grey Opaline Pearls, velvet ric rac, and about six layers of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist.
Wendy's Limited Supply Challenge on Friday was also a blast! It was a fun twist on the phrase "Happy New Year". "Happy" was to make a 15 minute card....it's "happy" because you have the time to make more! "New" was to use an item you had just received or bought for yourself (I just bought the ribbon for myself last week.) "Year" was to use an annual occasion or theme...I chose to use seasons instead of occasions. I started with So Saffron cardstock, stamped with (unknown name) from Inkadinkado, used a border embossing folder and inked it with banana. Added the ribbon and sprayed MUCH "Irridescent Gold" Glimmer Mist to finish!
Moving right along! Today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast was to choose an item from the Design Spirit Studio. I chose this gorgeous pendant because of the awesome color combination. I also used Gloria's Sketch Challenge for this week over at Christian Paper Crafts. I used the new set, "Confirmation" from Our Daily Bread designs, "Victoria" embossing folder once again, Spellbinders Labels Three, Circle Nestabilies, and Ribbon Tags Trio, along with May Arts Ribbon, Basic Grey Opaline Pearls, and LOTS of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist!
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