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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How Challenging!

I have a confession.

I have a few sweet blogs that I visit all of the time with my morning coffee. They are like coffee for my eyeballs in the morning. They get my eyes and creative soul up and jumpin', ready to proceed with the day.

One particular blog I visit routinely is Kristina Werner's blog. A few days ago, my eyes feasted upon her new colour challenge. She has a new one every week. The challenge has a groovy picture for inspiration, and with it a colour swatch of 'mandatory' colours that are to be used in your creation.

I loved the colours.

The colours drove me to do something I've never done in my 3+ years as a papercrafter.....I MADE SOMETHING FOR THE CHALLENGE! And if I may toot my own horn, it's kinda pretty!

So here is the inspiration picture for Challenge #52

Here's my creation, do you LIKE it? :)

This mini-card folio uses the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set (tree), Oval All Stamp set, the coordinating Scalloped Oval punch, a white Button Latte' flower button, Taffeta "Kraft coloured" ribbon, whisper white/so saffron/baja breeze/more mustard/kraft cardstock and inks. (All Stampin' Up! products were used).

Here's a few close-ups of the project:

First, the inside of the folio, holds a few little 'note cards' and envelopes. I plan to use mine as hostess gifts for ladies who book parties. They deserve a little something special! The note cards they can decorate and embellish with sentiments of their choice! Cool hey?

Next up is a close up of the embellishment. I just love these little buttons, they are so sweet and add a classy touch, I think it compliments the scallop oval very nicely! If you want to browse our fabulous products and accessories you can visit my online store here.

Last but not least....a zoom in on the paper piercing! I love my Crafter's Tool Kit. Faux stitching and paper piercing are a wonderful techniques that add a little texture to a project without going over the top. Check it out:

Here's a snapshot of the main stamp set that I used. I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot more :) You can click on the photos to see them in a larger format.

If you are in the Edmonton area and would like to host a Stampin' Up! party, contact me through my website here and I'll be bringing this cute little gifty to YOU! Click here to view the fun and benefits of having a home party where I bring the fun and crafting to your home.
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Sue Lelli said...

I DO like it! You were truly inspired and the card is fabulous!

Caroline Colgan said...

Your card is beautiful Dreena!

Winter said...

Pretty! Glad you could join us for the challenge! :)

Lori-Anne said...

Ooh, I LOVE the card, D! I want to try this colour palette too. It's so beautiful. And I definitely NEED that stamp set! :) Great job with the challenge!

Lori-Anne said...

Squeal! D! Your card made it to the Top Twenty!!!! WTG!!! Not bad for waiting 3 years to join in the challenge! ;)

SueB said...

It's SO pretty - TFS - and it made it into her top 20 picks!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Oh my I'm glad you did this challenge & shared it, it's wonderful & such a great gift idea.
TFS, Amy.
ps the coffee for your eyeballs cracked me up. so true.

Patti said...

Beautiful! I love the button and the piercing!

Stamping Cafe said...

What a gorgeous project!! Love it!
Congrats on making the top 20!!

Have a beautiful weekend!

chloe said...

Congrats! This card is totally cute! I love all the little details and the portfolio set-up. Well done!