Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ribbon Color Trends & JUGS #161

Happy Sunday everyone! It's amazing how the extra hour of time can make you feel like you've gained eons of time! While my hubby is busy with renovations, I'm sitting in the basement surrounded by my beloved paper and stamps. Here's a combined challenge which I haven't done in a very long time.  The sketch is simple to use and the colors are uber spring, which is a nice change from all the snow we have outside right now. I forgot how much I loved the stamp set Elements of Style. I usually stamp it with Versamark and use chalk to color in the image but using markers to color the stamp work just as well! The frame and sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Framed stamp set. This is my take on Just Us Girls Challenge #161 and Embellish Magazine's Ribbon Color Trends Challenge

Saturday, November 3, 2012

JAI 142

I haven't participated in a card challenge in ages. There's been way too many other crafting musts in my life right now and card making wasn't making the list on top 3 things to do. But with my entire basement dedicated to paper crafting, I felt the need to get back into it. The crochet hook will just have to wait till another night. I know this whole "Keep Calm..." catch phrase has been going around like mad, but I couldn't help but purchase the darn stamp set. This is from Stampin' Up! called Carry On. The little cupcake is from the stamp set Create & Cupcake. Can you believe I've owned this stamp set and the coordinating punch since it was released but it's the first time I've inked up this up? You know you have it bad when you haven't inked over half your stamp sets up but you continue to buy more. Anyways, this is my take on Just Add Ink's sketch #142. Have a great weekend and remember to turn your clocks back an hour!