August 2009

This past spring I entered the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Award contest. Although I didn’t win, I was very pleased with my entries. Here is one of the five cards I submitted:


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To create this card, I lightly penciled in a grid on the kraft cardstock, then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to align the stamped flower image. I colored the flowers in with certainly celery and a white gel pen.

Hope you had a great Saturday!


Stamps: Playful Petals

Ink: Chocolate Chip (I think!), Certainly Celery

Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Kraft

Misc: Scallop border punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig


Every month I check out Shelli Gardner’s (CEO and co-founder of Stampin’ Up!) creative challenge, but I have yet to participate. Until now.

For August, Shelli has challenged us to get back to the basics and use only stamps, ink and paper — no embellishments at all — in our creation. I also challenged myself to use a stamp set in my stash that I haven’t used yet. Here’s what I came up with:


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Don’t you just love the new In Colors? My favorite by far is Rich Razzleberry – it’s a gorgeous, rich berry, wine color.

Have a super day!

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White CS, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Misc: Scallop border punch, dimensionals

Edited to add: I also used Melon Mambo CS!