Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April Club

Catching up is hard to do!  Here are the projects we did for club in April:

I wanted to focus on using some of the colors that are retiring and also a few new (to me) things.
 This card uses Baha Breeze(retiring color) and the Oh, Hello stamp set, ovals framelits, 1 1/4 scalloped circle punch, vintage faceted buttons, and paper doilies.
  A close up of the button - LOVE THESE!!!

 This card featured a new technique - faux patina.  Colors used - Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgandy, Pretty in Pink, River Rock. The stamp sets are Artistic Etchings (retiring) and Itty Bitty Banners (with coordinating framelits).  I thought the pearls added a nice touch.  The celery ribbon has been retired since last year but figured we could still use it up!  A little gold embossing powder gives it the aged look.

Hope you've enjoyed these samples.  More to come soon!
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Color Renovation

Stampin' Up is doing a color renovation and I have to say that I'm liking the changes.  Of course, I just bought several paper packs of colors that are now retiring so guess what colors I'm going to be using a lot of in my classes :)    Here's a chart to let you know what is staying and what is going. There are many former In Colors returning to be part of the "main family".

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Getting back in the groove...

I've had a difficult time getting back in the groove lately so I decided to look for some inspiration with some new blog challenges dealing with color and layout.  Here are some of my creations this weekend.

This first one was a case from Liz at  I only changed a few minor elements but really liked the design.

Next was a layout challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments
I needed a few pet sympathy cards so I pulled out a few retired sets and used some paper from the Holiday catalog that I had left over.

This one is from a layout design on the demonstrator website.  I need to use up a lot of some of the colors that will be retiring soon so this seemed like the perfect card for that.

Next is a beautiful wedding card - also cased but I forget where I saw the original.  Thanks anyway!  And yes, the pearls were done one at a time, but really quick.

And finally, this was a color challenge from Color Throwdown

I didn't have Orchid Opulence so I subsitiuted Wisteria Wonder for it.  Pretty for a spring wedding!

If you have questions about any of my creations I would love to answer them.  Leave me a comment!

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