I played along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches # 157
and the striking colors at ColourMe # 41.
Although the colors Cherry Cobbler and Hello Honey are great colors, I was stumped for a bit on what kind of card to make with them. I decided, I guess… on a notecard- could be a “just thinking of you” or maybe a thank you card. CAS since I had a house full of my kids this weekend and just had a few minutes to play around in the craft room.
Here is a Sneak Peek of some of the NEW Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from the upcoming Occasions Catalog ready for order TODAY -January 3rd. It sure is full of vibrant colors and geometric designs. I ordered it early when I saw some neat cards floating around the blogosphere showcasing its fun appeal. I decided it was perfect for my Friday Mashup Challenge # 141 where I am asking you creative artists to do a sketch and/or some kind of “TIME” theme since we have started a New Year this week! I “Mashed It Up” on my card with the time theme and the sketch, what are you going to do with this challenge?
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour
PAPER: SU Kaleidoscope DSP, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black, SU Bermuda Bay
INK: SU Strawberry Slush, SU Bermuda Bay, SU Basic Black, SU Crushed Curry
ACCESSORIES: SU Bermuda Bay Designer Button, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
Don’t forget to hop on over to the Friday Mashup see what the Design Team has created using this sketch and theme.
Amanda has a SPOOKY Sketch for us this week at the Friday Mashup # 131. You have to go check out what the Design Team has conjured up for this challenge.
I pulled out some retired Halloween DSP and used a spooky spider theme. I did not have any spider punches and at first put a bat on the circle but did not really like it. So while I was out running errands… I stopped in a craft store looking for a lil ol’ spider to adorn my card. Ha! I found a bunch in a pack (with a 50% off coupon) and popped one on my card. They are so cool- all furry and sparkly- not cheap plastic. I could not resist putting them on the wall behind my card. I am just waiting for my hubby to jump when he walks past the shelf on the way to his Man Cave…
STAMPS: SU Toxic Treats- frog & sentiment- (retired), SU Happy Hour
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Old Olive, SU Basic Gray for sponging
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla, SU Old Olive, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Frightful Sight DSP(retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, Random Spiders
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies, SU Lattice EF
I decided to submit this card to The Paper Players #166 too since it has a Halloween theme.
I always thought this set was so cute so I decided to use it for Freshly Made Sketches # 84. I was not sure if the sketch was set in stone like this one with just a banner going across horizontally pointing to a sentiment but it seemed all of the DT members used an image on the banner (except for Cindy and Linda) so I used an image as well. I tried to show a close-up of the olive to show the touch of bling…it is so bright and shiny in person;)
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour
INK: SU Old Olive, SU Real Red, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Old Olive, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Polka Dot Parade DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestone colored red
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies
With limited supplies on hand while traveling, I had to use what I had…Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Black. I slipped in a random ribbon too!
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour, SU Toxic Treats
INK: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black,
PAPER: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random ribbon, SU dimensionals
TOOLS: SU Houndstooth embossing folder, MS Bat punch, Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities square dies
Here’s the color combo: I was inspired by a card by Deena Boos who used the SU Happy Hour glass as a focal point with Trick or Treat.