Oh yeah!! The challenges are, at the same time, fun and helping me grow as a stamper and designer!! :D Which is a good thing because after my very good and extremely talented friend, Christi was asked to be on a Design Team!!! Isn't that amazingly cool??!! So I've been thinking that would be a very fun goal to have too!!! I'll need time to improve on my stamping and designs, but with such a great goal in front of me..........I have lots of incentive to work hard at having fun stamping!!! LOL And I'm gonna have soooooooooooooooo much fun this weekend with the Splitcoast Stampers Virtual Stamp Night.........lots of great challenges and chatter!!! And my dd will hanging out with me and participating!!! :)
Well................here are some of my recent cards.............what do you think???
Le Jardin ~ I love this paper!! It's the new Berry Bliss from SU. This was an Inspiration Challenge.........a photo of a line of fabrics was the inspiration. They were beautiful!! I also used Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White cardstock. I used a Rhonna Farrer swirl (I'm pretty sure!) and I versamarked and embossed the flowers. Added some velvet ribbon and a pretty little embellie to finish it off. I LOVE velvet ribbon!!
Cherish ~ A new type of Pocket Card for me! I had fun making this heart pocket card!! Glitter and pink!!! This image is a Heidi Grace stamp. I used Pink Glitter dp, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, and Berry Bliss dp. I loved these beautiful, victorian brads.....and then had to add some stickles and a little gemstone bling to the photo corners!!
Love You! ~ Ohhhh..........I got my new Gina K. stamp sets that I ordered!!! So be on the lookout for lots of new and fresh card designs!!! This set is called Just So Hippy. It's got adorable animals and cute sayings. I loved this sweet little giraffe! And I thought she'd look cute split onto two punchies!! Okay.........just trying some new ideas out!! This was a challenge card......a color challenge...........those can be tricky for me, but they definitely help me out of my PINK zone!!! LOL The colors were Apricot Appeal, Rose Red and Sage Shadown. And we can always use White or Vanilla. I'm also loving my Nestabilities..........makes for great layering!! I also just got these cute heart rain drops!!
Butterfly ~ This one was a sketch challenge! Now those are definitely becoming my favorite challenge!! I just thought this layout was an elegant one! And so I pulled out a favorite set....Measure of a Life. I thought of the rich colors too with gold embossing........Bravo Burgandy and Old Olive with Very Vanilla for the image. And the lovely and fun Once Upon A Time dp! Another one of these pretty embellies I found at the LSS. I love the lacy corner punch.....it's been fun to have some added details to my layers!! And a tiny bit (aren't you proud of me!!) of stickles for the butterfly's eye!