Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Day Late, But These Did Not Come Up Short!

Happy Sunday!  I'm sorry I slipped and forgot to post the challenge cards yesterday.  Somehow I keep thinking we have another Saturday before the end of the month.  I can't wrap my head around the fact that this week is the last week of January!  I was hoping 2013 would be a little slower than last year, but I guess it'll be moving just as fast!

Well, enough jibber jabber!  Let's get to the cards.  Here's the challenge:
First up is Michelle's card.  Isn't this pretty?  Michelle used the whole set and stamped used Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit as her colors.  I love how she used the rhinestones in the middle of the one flower to really make it pop!  What a cute card this is :)  To view more of Michelle's wonderful creations, please visit her blog here.

Next up is my card.  I first decided on a former sketch challenge and landed on Sept. 2012's sketch.  Then, I decided to choose some colors.  I really like Marina Mist and Regal Rose together.  So, I used my markers to color in the stamp and then put it to paper.  I like the way it looks.  I did it on the small background stamp too.  I then decided to use my new designer builder brads, but wasn't sure which punch to use for the middle section.  I ended up using my owl punch to get the right size circle.  Owl well, it worked!  LOL

Here we have Debbie Naylor's card.  Isn't this a happy card?  I love it!  The colors are so bright and cheery.  Debbie used the new Sycamore Street DSP (which I love and can't wait to use!) and drew colors from it.  Debbie used a lot of new products on this card.  I love the textured Tangerine Tango section.  I also love the huge rhinestone in the middle of the flower.  To read more about all Debbie did on this amazing card, please check our her blog here:

And last, but not least, is Regina's beautiful card.  Regina did an amazing job in this challenge.  Her card is simple, yet elegant.  Regina used the First Edition Specialty DSP and new filter papers.  She stamped on the filters and layered it over the DSP strip.  Her flower is also stamped on the filter paper and punched out with a matching card stock punch behind it.  The little pearls on the flower finish off the flower beautifully.  I love this card!  To see more of Regina's beautiful creations, please check out her blog here:

Once again, thank you Debbie and Regina for joining Michelle and me in our monthly challenge.  We really enjoy seeing your beautiful creations.  Please join us next month for our February challenge!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year and a New Challenge!

Happy New Year, Everyone! 

Michelle and I welcome you to join us in our monthly challenges.  I will post the challenges on the first Saturday of the month and then post the cards on the last Saturday of the month.  Please feel free to email me a picture of your card or leave a comment with a link to your blog!  Happy stamping :)

Here is January's challenge:
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking!