Friday, February 27, 2009
You may know already that our dear friend Kim, was in the hospital last weekend. Well, since she was unable to host her VSN Challenge FEB09VSNQ I posted it for her and it was a GREAT challenge. My Mom is in the hospital recovering from a broken hip and the surgery to repair it. I actually made my card for the challenge FOR my Mom on Saturday- she fell on Sunday. So as it turns out this card is not just a "Love You" card for her but also my Get Well Card for her although it was not originally planned that way.
Kim's Challenge was to make a card for someone you love WITHOUT using the colors pink, red or white, or hearts. I used Kraft, Bashful Blue (my Mom's favorite color) and Chocolate Chip.
The sentiment is from Unity called My Mother My Friend. It is HUGE and perfect for scrap booking but as you can see it also can be worked into a card. This card fits in a standard business envelope. The flowers are from Growing in Unity. Thanks for stopping by this week - hopefully we will be back with some Friday Fun next week!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
My first card is for The Love of Chocolate Challenge (FEB09VSNB). You were to choose your favorite kind of chocolate and use the color challenge for that flavor. I chose Dark Chocolate and the colors are Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal.
Stamps: Unity KOM Endings & Beginnings, Swooshie Twist
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Brown Stazon Cameo Coral apricot Appeal
Accessories: Dew Drops, Chocolate Ribbon
My next card is for the VSN Challenge One True Love FEB09VSNE to make a Monochromatic Card. I am still surprised I found a Prima flower and Button in matching shades but it worked out!
Stamps: Unity Shine On
Paper: PTI Lavender Moon Plum Pudding and Grid Lines DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Plum Pudding
Accessories: Nestabilities, Plum Pudding Ribbon, Black Gelly Roll Embossing Pen, Stickles, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen
My next card is the VSN Challenge is for the Long Lost Love Challenge FEB09VSNK. For this challenge you had to use a stamp set that you "had to have" used then put on the shelf never to see ink again. I chose the Stampin' Up Set Roses in Winter. I loved it, had to have it but I only used it a couple times and that was a long time ago. So it was perfect for this challenge.
Stamps: SU Roses in winter
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Dimensionals, Double Rectangle Punch, RHR Ribbon, Basic Grey File (for distressing)
My next card is for the VSN Challenge Celebrity Crush FEB09VSNM. The challenge is to make a card for your Celebrity Crush. I LOVE Kenny Chesney and since he loves the beach, sand, and the water I made my nautical card for him.
Stamps: Unity Beach Days & Sun Rays
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Murfield DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Nestabilities, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
The last card that I am showing you today is for the VSN Challenge Love Starts with an L FEB09VSNN. You were to only use things on your card that start with L. Wow- this one was hard. So I used LOTS of Lavender, Love is Toxic Stamp set and my Labels Nestabilities. Phew!
Stamps: Unity: Love is Toxic
Paper: PTI Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Grid Lines DSP
Ink: PTI Plum Pudding
Accessories, Nestabilites, Lavender Moon Ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to play the VSN challenges! I will have more to show you tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I want to share with you a card that I made for my sweet and lovable boyfriend, Jeff. I just totally LOVE this man. He came into my life at a time when I was sure that I would be alone- and I was ok with it. I am so glad that he arrived and made me see that it wasn't going to be that way! I truly believe he is my soul mate.
Ok...enough gushy, mushy stuff. Onto the reason why you are here- the stamping stuff! I made this card with Unity's Bounded Hearts. The sentiment and the flourish are from January's Kit of the Month Love, etc. which will be available again in March 2009. It's a little bit girly and lovey dovey- but you are allowed to make cards like for guys on Valentine's Day. At least I think so. ;)
Friday, February 13, 2009
We would love for you to play along with us! Just use keyword FFC22 when uploading to SCS and feel free to link your creation here too! Also Kim has BLOG CANDY for anyone who plays along and links to her blog so be sure to check that out too!
For more Friday Fun check out these other Gal's Blogs. They are sure to have something to knock your socks off!
Jimmi: The Stamping Shopper
Kath: Blame it on the Mojo
Sara: Expressions of the Creative Mind
Paper: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Chocolate Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by- I hope you have a GREAT weekend!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I have been wanting to make this card all week. I recently received my Unity Order with Beach Days and Sun Rays and have not had the time to stamp with it. So I made today THE day it saw some ink! It's a pretty "sunny" card, I think and just enough to perk me up from the Winter Blahs! I am ready for some WARMER weather, aren't you?? I can't wait to play some more with this set. Soon...VERY soon!! Thanks for stopping by today!!
Paper: SU: Apricot Appeal CS and DP, Basic Black; PTI white
Ink: Black Stazon, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Paper: SU: Basic Black, GP White, Making Memories DP
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: PrismaColor Papers, Stickles, Black Embossing Pen, Nestabilities, Black Satin Ribbon, Filigree Brad from SU
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Rubber Romance Group on PCP to see what everyone else is cooking up today!
Friday, February 6, 2009
For more Friday Fun Cards please visit the following blogs:
Jimmi: The Stamping Shopper
Kim: Papertastic Creations
Kath: Blame it on the Mojo
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Garden of Life and Little Lady
Paper: PTI White, SU Riding Hood Red
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Lime Green Stickles, Dimensionals, Gelly Roll Black Embossing Pen
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a Wonderful and Fabulous weekend!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This week our fabulous friend Carole challenged us to use a non-valentine stamp in a valentine kind of way- and we also had to use ribbon AND buttons on our card. I used the little whale from Mix up of Cuteness and the sentiment Love Ya. I just recently bought this kit and I was pretty excited for the chance to use it. In fact. the stamping may have helped me feel better more than the Zicam did. ;)
Stamps: Unity Mix up of Cuteness
Paper: PTI White; SU Tempting Turquoise CS and Prints DSP; Cool Caribbean
Ink: Black Stazon, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Stickles, Ribbon, Buttons, Nestabilities, Gelly Roll Black Embossing Pen
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other Unity Junkies' blogs and join us all for some Hip Hopping fun in the Unity Forum!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Our challenge this week is to make a card using the new trend of gray and yellow. While I have seen the beautiful creations in the latest Paper Crafts magazine I was skeptical of my own ability to make these colors look good. I actually think I like stamping with these colors and I will definitely try it again.
I used the Diva Stamp Bunnie for my card and my FAVORITE sentiment, "it's all about ME" The colors I used are Stampin' Up's So Saffron and Basic Gray. I also used some chipboard pieces that I received from my Secret Santa to accent the images. I am really trying to use chipboard more often.