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SUOC 50 – Buttons and Brads

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The theme for this week’s SUO Challenge should be perfect for just about everyone!! Buttons and Brads!  I love them and I know you do too!  The team has shown so many ways to use these wonderful accessories and I can’t wait to see what you create.

Remember how I told you I got A LOT of free stuff at Convention??  Well, this card uses some of it.  Because this was my first time at Convention, I was invited to a “First Timers Lunch”.  When we got there, they gave us the Storytime DSP.  How fun is that??!!  I cut a rectangle for the tag and then used the Adorning Accents Edgelit to cut the curve on the top and a Corner Rounder Punch for the bottom.  The image is actually cut straight from the DSP too…no stamping or coloring on my part!  How fun and easy!  I added some Basic Gray buttons tied with Linen Thread and the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon.

This sketch is courtesy of Retro Sketches #21.  Fun isn’t it??!!  So glad I got to play this week.  I’m so glad you stopped in and I’ll see you again in just a bit since this is the first of two posts for today (due to the SUOC Convention delay).  Have a great day!

Paper:  Storytime DSP, Naturals Ivory; Accessories:  Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons Linen Thread, Dimensionals


SUO Challenges #43

SUO Challenges #43 published on 9 Comments on SUO Challenges #43

This week at SUO Challenges we are celebrating the “Last Spring Fling”!!  Ok, spring is really just beginning in some places but much of our focus is on the amazing Occasions Mini that is only current until the end of April.  There are so many fantastic products from this one so there is a lot to celebrate.  Of course, anything with a spring theme is very welcome and I look forward to seeing what you create!

You may have noticed that I really love the Bordering on Romance stamp set.  LOVE it!  It has quickly become one of those go-to sets when I want a pretty card.  The different sized flowers work on so many cards.  For this one I joined the stamp with the lovely Twitterpated DSP.  Something about the Basic Gray with the pretty Subtles colors really works for me right now!  I stamped the image with Basic Gray ink and colored using my Blender Pen with Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi ink.  This set is so quick to color…another reason to love it!  I chose a Rose Red button and topped it with one of the large pearls from the mini and finished the bottom of the image panel with the Eyelet Border Punch.  I have to say that I am part of the cheering section hoping this set makes the new catalog.  Not too long to wait now….but you might want to grab one of these just in case!

The Paper Players have a watercoloring challenge this week.  Wow, what pretty example from the design team.  I am entering this into their challenge (the card isn’t completely CAS but the watercoloring here is so quick and fun!).

The sketch comes from a relatively new sketch challenge called Retro Sketches.  I played along last week but missed the deadline with this card.  Fortunately, I was a bit more timely this week.  I thought the split background panel was particularly cool and I like the added texture it gives.

I am really looking forward to seeing what you create for our Last Spring Fling!  As always, the design team has created stunning examples.  Make sure you jump over and check them out!

Thanks so much for dropping in today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another Freshly Made Sketches card.  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Twitterpated DSP, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Ink:  Basic Gray, Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi; Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Large Pearls, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen, Basic Gray Taffeta (retired), Subtles Button, Dimensionals


Paper Players 90 and a new sketch

Paper Players 90 and a new sketch published on 22 Comments on Paper Players 90 and a new sketch

I haven’t gotten to play with many challenges lately and really wanted to join The Paper Players this week.  Timely because I needed a baby card for a sweet little boy and these colors just beg to be used for that!

I recently found a new sketch challenge that I thought would be great for this, too.  Sadly I missed their deadline but the sketch was just what I needed.  I’ll try to make the Retro Sketches on time next time!

I wanted this one to be a very clean card and this layout leans towards Clean and Simple (CAS)!  I don’t really have many baby stamps and have seen some variations of this boat lately.  I knew it would be a great choice!  As I went through my designer papers for the sails, I had every intention of following the PP90 challenge for colors.  Somehow I had a mental image of them and chose these papers….sadly, not the actual challenge colors.  I had already finished the card before I figured it out so I thought I should give credit since they were my inspiration.  In any case, I love this card and it was well received by the new parents.

I have some cards from my Vintage Card Class to show you over the next few days.  My boys are on spring break so I’m off to run around with them.  Hope your week has been great!

Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Twitterpated DSP, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White; Ink:  Not Quite Navy; Accessories:  1 3/8″ Circle Punch, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

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