UDI Color Challenge #40

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Today we are back to the Utah Diva’s International Color Challenge.  I hope you’ll visit the blog and see all the other designer projects too.  It’s always interesting to see how different the projects are that we create with the same set of colors.  We are on week #40 and the inspiration picture inspiration picture was a lovely bedding ensemble – there were just three colors for us this week – Early Espresso, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.   I really wanted to add just one more color (Crumb Cake) but I didn’t – I followed the rules…

I looked again through my stack of retiring stamp sets to see what might inspire me with these colors.  I came across one of the A La Carte stamps – Baby Steps – the cute stamp with the two elephants.  When I was in school I collected elephants – so I always like things with elephants on them.  I got this stamp set at the first of the year – but haven’t actually used it.  And now it’s retiring so I thought I better hurry up and get some ink on it.  It really is so cute and these colors this week would be perfect for a little baby boy card.  So here is what I made –

Very simple and clean looking.  The base is Early Espresso, the first layer is Bashful Blue that was embossed with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I wrapped some Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and tied it in a knot.  I added two little tags (Jewelry Tag punch) one in white and one in blue – I stamped ‘baby’ from Tiny Tags and hand wrote ‘boy’ with a Stampin’ Write Marker.

I inked the Baby Steps stamp in Bashful Blue and then used the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to color over the “congratulations” and then stamped it on the Whisper White.  I stamped the image again on another piece of Whisper White so that I could cut out the big elephant and pop it up on top of the first one.  I used the marker to darken the eyes.  Layer the white on Early Espresso and added it to the front of the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.   I hope you like it!

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker
  • Stamp sets: Baby Steps, Tiny Tags
  • Accessories:  Jewelry Tag punch, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

Baby Side-Step Card

I saw the cutest baby cards created by Jackie Topa and just had to try it for myself.  It is called a side-step card and was not nearly as hard to make as I was expecting it to be.  Probably because Jackie made an awesome video showing exactly how to do it.  Go to her blog here to see the video and her cards.

This is my version which is pretty much like hers.

The base is Crumb Cake but it would be cute in White or Vanilla for a little girl.  I was trying to make it look generic but it ended up kind of boyish looking.  I love the Jumbo Wheel with all the Onesies  (not sure how to spell that nor do I remember the exact name of that wheel).  Anyway we wheeled out about three of those and colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also used the Every Little Bit stamp set for the rubber duck and teddy bear.  I’m sure there are several other stamp sets (the All in the Family accessories sets) that have other images you could add.  Isn’t it cute though?  If you visit Jackie’s blog she has measurements and details so I’m not going to include those here.

Spring Bingo isn’t over just yet.  So far I have found 3 winners and I am looking for 2 more.  So lets keep playing – here is the next piece –

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Now isn’t that appropriate to have a bird – I promise that is the one I drew out of the basket – really.  It goes right along with my bird post from this morning.  I’m going to take the next two people that email me with Bingo.  Tonight I’m going out to Smyrna for a card club and tomorrow morning I’ll be having a Stamp & Chat get together with a few of my direct downline.  I wanted us to still have the chance to get together in a small group so that’s what I’m starting tomorrow.  That’s all for now!

Don’t forget it’s your last chance to order for Sale-A-Bration and get free sets!  They are all fun and I probably have some more projects to post but I haven’t taken pictures of them yet.  Order online or send me an email – tomorrow is the last day!

UDI Color Challenge 23 – Slice of Life

This week for the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge I made a Baby card.  I don’t seem to make very many of those.  Most of my friends are beyond the baby years and we are all dealing with teenagers!  I’ve decided there are also the terrible teens – not that my kids are terrible actually they are really good kids but they just enjoy aggravating me!  So I don’t really have a need for a baby card – I’m not sure that I can even think of anyone I know that is pregnant right now – but I have a card in case I need it!

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   This is our Color Challenge inspiration for week 23:

It just seemed like such pretty little girl colors.  I have all boys so I didn’t use pinks for decorating baby rooms, but wouldn’t this be a pretty color combo for a little girls room.  I ended up using both of the hostess sets in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog – A Slice of Life and Something to Celebrate.  I water-colored the little baby clothes and cut the out to hang on the “clothes line”.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black StazOn ink
  • Stamp sets: A Slice of Life, Something to Celebrate
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Die, Linen Thread, Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, 1/16″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

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February 2011 Ribbon Share – CLICK HERE.

Simply Sunday Sketch

So it is way past Sunday but I just finished up my card for this challenge last night.  You can find it HERE on Heather’s blog.  She actually had a sketch and a color challenge and I just used the sketch – actually I pretty much made my card exactly like hers but used a different stamp set and changed the colors a bit.  I needed a baby card for Ryan’s Spanish teacher.  They are having a diaper shower for him at school tomorrow – the kids in each class are bringing a different size of diapers – they should be set for a long time – I hope they have room to store them all!

So this is my happy new baby card – a boy version in blue.  The same thing in pink would be cute too. The small circles say “happy”, “new”, “baby” – I stamped it in Bashful Blue so it isn’t showing well in this picture – I should have used a darker color either the Chocolate or the Navy.  The cute little border is made with the Curly Label punch and Heather has a video on her blog – just punch out and cut in half and glue them underneath the edge of the card stock.

My Stampin’ Up! Supplies are:

  • Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and a Blush Blossom marker
  • Stamps: All in the Family, Family Phrases, Extreme Elements and Well Scripted (the Congratulations on the inside)
  • Punches: Curly Label, 1-3/8″ Circle, 1-1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle and Itty Bitty Circle from the new Punch Pack (coming out May 1)
  • Accessories: Soft Subtles brads, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for checking in today.  I hope Ryan’s teacher likes the card and the diapers!

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