Friday, July 31, 2009

Join me for VSN

Hope you all can join me at Virtual Stamp Night Saturday at SCS. (If you've never done VSN, it's a series of challenge, one posted each hour. You have 45 minutes to complete a card for the challenge.)

The theme this time is "food chef" and tomorrow's offerings are "Snacks". The first challenge goes up at 5 p.m. Eastern, and your's truly hosts the challenge that kicks off at 6 p.m. I can't reveal what it will be, but you will need at least one of the supplies on this list.

If you don't want to do the challenge, please join me on the chat thread -- We can talk about stamping, food, the new Harry Potter movie, or anything that interests you. I'll be chatting from 6-7 p.m. Eastern. Hope to see you, or at least your card.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Simply inspired music card.

This week's Etsy Inspired Challenge #46 focuses on the shop Artistic Flair, which sells fused glass art. There are so many interesting pieces at this store that I made several false starts before finishing a card. (My ballerina stamp just wouldn't give me a good image; I tried a dragonfly with glitter but the glitter just didn't look right; I vaguely thought about doing something with the Eiffel Tower. ... Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to work?)
The solution came with Monday's Clean and Simple Challenge #25 at SCS, which gave me a sketch that worked well another piece I liked from Artistic Flair, a saxophone.

So, here's what I came up with. Stamps are from Club Stamp. I didn't have a sax, so I had to go with the trumpet instead. In honor of the colorful dots on the inspiration , I went with lots of dots on this card. (Surprisingly, the paper and ribbon work perfectly together but they are from separate source). Ribbon was from Hobby Lobby and the dotted paper came from a grab bag I got from Bits and Pieces--obviously a while ago, as they closed shop about 2 years ago).

Saturday, July 18, 2009

EIC 45 and CPS124

Oh my poor, neglected little blog and all my neglected blog buddies...

It's been a very busy month, what with work, getting my son to and from day camp every day for a week, and VSN, but I have time today to tackle a few challenges.
This card is based on CPS sketch 124, and is also for Etsy Inspired Challenge #45, The Daily Pincushion, which features some truly adorable felt pincushions. (My Mom used to have one shaped like a tomato -- your's probably did, too; I think it came from Woolworth's.) As my inspriation piece, I actually chose a couple of really cute felt tags the shop sells -- I kind of combined design elements of both, and it really fit well into the CPS sketch.

I bought the blue DPs ages ago and stumbled upon them recently, so it was good to finally cut into them. The ribbon (someday I'll learn how to photograph satin ribbon) has a line of tiny beads down the middle, very cool, but a little hard to work with.

The flower stamps are from SU's Heartfelt Thanks. (I bought it at a stamping consignment sale, and this is the first I've used it. The original owner did an absolutely horrid job of trimming and mounting the rubber and I can't line anything up.)