Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Friend!~

The SUO challenge blog challenge for today was anything birthday. I love this big cupcake stamp. I used my Big Shot and embossing folders, along with a crimper to make my cupcake paper really look official. :) Wasn't that brilliant? I used pearls and seam binding and rosettes to give it a vintage look. I was really under the wire tonite, as I usually make this card days ahead and tonite I could not since I was away for the weekend. The pressure was on to come up with something quickly. I also posted to the color challenge on Splitcoast where I had to make a sample using the challenge colors, and THAT was a challenge too. Sometimes you just stamp and the cards pop out and you love them, and other times you make, remake, and remake again. Such a night had I. I am defeated. :) Ready to lay my head down on the pillow and dream of days where mojo is plentiful. Not today. Oh well, it is what it is. Until next time, happy stamping everyone!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


This week our challenge for the SUO blog, was to create something from our favorite discontinued set. I really don't have a favorite, I have a multiplicity of favorite sets. Every year I go into mourning for a while after they discontinue sets... and so I chose ONE of my favorite all time sets, this 2 step tulip. Since I was on a blast from the SU past role, I decided to also style my card around a style that was my old go to at the time this set was in it's prime. I use to constantly use this layout at workshops with new stampers. So simple, yet I think it has a wow factor. Especially when used with a great set like this one, which I ask you why did they have to discontinue this great set,,,,and why dont' they come out with more totally awesome 2 step flower sets like they used to have? Boo hoo, watercolor garden, watercolor garden 2, DD hydrangea, and dd sunflower, just to name a few of my favorites......boo hoo hoo hoo. So it was fun to take a walk down memory lane and use this old set, in this old style, with a brand new color, Poppy Parade to wake the whole thing up!! Because Poppy Parade, could wake the dead!! LOVE this color!! That's my blast from the past for today! So take out those old stamp set, blow the dust off, and make a good old fashioned card today!! Happy Stamping everyone!!