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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Challenges New and Old

Good afternoon stampers,

I hope you are all having a fun and relaxing weekend. Like many of you, Sunday brings two of my favorite blog-land challenges, Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge and Stacey's Curtain Call Color challenge. It seems that I've gotten into the habit of combining the two to see what I can come up with, and this week is no exception. Although I didn't have time last week to play along, I did end up making a card late Friday night using both last week's colors and sketch. It was too late to actually participate in the challenges, so I'm showing it in today's post, hence today's post title.

I'll go in chronological order starting with the card that follows last Sunday's SSSC 98 sketch and CCC, Act 63 colors of bashful blue, cajun craze, chocolate chip, always artichoke and whisper white. The stamp set is from the up-coming SU Sale-a-bration mini called Sweet Summer. I used my aqua painter to water color the images and the patterned paper is retired SU DSP.

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Here is the card made following this week's SSSC 99 and CCC, Act 64 colors of pacific point, cherry cobbler, marina mist, always artichoke and whisper white. The large tea cup stamp is a single stamp that I've had forever from Art Impressions. I loved the button grouping that Karen used here on her card and I have shamelessly {grin} copied her using a mix of SU flowered brads and a button. For the center of the flowers I used SU round "Ice" brads (both are retired). I layered the scalloped border element under my image instead of over as it just seemed to work better here.

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Tomorrow I'll be back with a card made for Saturdays Sweet Stop challenge layout. It's made with my first "Stella" digi-stamp. So, see you all back here tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card 1:
Stamps: SU Sweet Summer set and Tiny Tags set
Card stock: SU chocolate chip, always artichoke and whisper white
Patterned Paper: SU DSP (retired)
Ink: memento tuxedo black, bashful blue, always artichoke, cajun craze, daffodil delight
Other: classic circle and lacy circle Nesties, SU border punch, SU EF, SU circle tag, Kaiser yellow pearls, TE green rhinestones, TE chocolate ribbon, Die-namics grass die, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Card 2:
Stamps: Art Impressions single stamp and SU So Happy For You set
Card stock: SU always artichoke, marina mist, cherry cobbler, pacific point and whisper white
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Ink: SU always artichoke and cherry cobbler
Other: classic circle and big scalloped circle Nesties, TE border die, SU EF, SU corner rounder punch, SU brads, button and ribbon, the Big Shot, mini glue dots, and dimensionals


  1. So glad you shared 2 fabulous cards, Colleen! You've used both color combos beautifully, and I love the combination of embossed flowers and the floral DP on the second one. Thanks for playing at the Curtain Call again this week!

  2. Such pretty cards Colleen! Great take on all the challenges! Thank you joining us again...hugs ~S~

  3. Pretty cards Colleen. Love the great images you used, the cute tag on the first one... and the pretty embellishments on the second. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. :o)


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