Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Sketch, A Double Dare, and an Inspiration!

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days - I've been making cards - just not having time to get them loaded here! Last night my niece, Christie, invited 7 friends over to her house and I went and ran a card stamping party for them. They each made 4 cards. We had a great time but it was a late night with all the chatting, munching and wine tasting going on!
So here are two cards for you to check out!
I made this card for Wednesday's sketch challenge on SCS as well as a weekly double dare I do with some SCS friends. Sleepyinseattle's dare was to make a card that involved music.

I used my brand spanking new stamp set called Pond life from PapertreyInk with the cute Hippity Hop sentiment (like 'at the hop' - a dance - music - get it??? LOL!) I stamped the reeds on the Summer Sunrise panel with my versamark watermark ink so it's just a suggestion. And I used my brand new Martha Stewart butterfly punch (after seeing it so much on No Time To Stamps cards I finally broke down and got it!!) The music DP is from Provo Craft.

Stamps: PapertreyInk: Pond Life
Paper: Very Vanilla, basic black, Summer Sunrise: PTI, DP: Provo craft
Ink: Pitch black and Lettuce: Adirondack, Summer Sunrise PTI, Versamark watermark
Accessories: zots, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, dimensionals

My next card is for today's Safari Adventure Inspiration challenge by Stef as well as Beate's weekend sketch challenge found here.

Our inspiration was this picture from a Party in a Box website she found.

I was inspired by the animals, bright colors and circles! I used this cute hippo stamp from Rubber Soul and fun big eyelets. I dotted around the image with my Prismacolor markers.

I'll be loading up some ATC's later so be sure to check back. Thanks for dropping by today!

I really need to go out and do some gardening now! Spring is coming and there's lots of winter mess still out there amoung the shoots that are finally coming up!

Today's thought from Poor Richard's Almanac: "If thou would'st live long, live well: for folly and wickedness shorten life".

Stamps: Rubber Soul
Paper: Taken with teal, PapertreyInk White, DP: DCWV The Stack III
Ink: Adirondack Watermelon
Accessories: dimensionals, big eyelets: We are Memory Makers, Crop a dile, prismacolor markers


LeAnne said...

Cute cards----love them both! It sounds like you & your friends had lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

What fun! Love these cute cards!

Speedystamper said...

Awesome challenge cards - you really nailed the IC card with all those awesome bright colors .. . yet it didn't overpower your image. GREAT job!!!

Deb said...

The first card is so cute love the little frog hoppin' to the music and the butterflies, very cute and creative. The second card is cute too, great colors and layout, very fun!

dpkennedy said...

Adorable cards! I love the frog card. I just got this set and will share some cards this week! I love the colors you used on yours!