Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Challenges

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are doing something fun today! We're doing a lot of "catch up" around the house --doing laundry, cleaning the garage... but of course I did some stamping, too!

There are quite a few challenges in this one card! I did today's Technique Challenge at SCS (Black Magic), the Meet the Verve Divas Challenge (using unloved supplies), the Verve Project Parade (brown and pink), and Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. All of them came together pretty easily once I got started!

Okay, so here are the details. I used my Prismacolor Pencils dipped in OMS to color in the flower image which was stamped in SU! white craft ink. I used a few "unloved" supplies: SU! Berry Bliss paper (I HAD to have it but have used it once before now!), ticket corner punch (I honestly can't remember the last time I used it), and white detail embossing powder (I don't heat emboss nearly as much as I should). The brown and pink color scheme is perfect for the Verve Project Parade -- the brown and pink inspiration piece is so yummy! I love Jen's sketch this week -- it was perfect for this image and sentiment from Beautiful You by Verve Stamps. The small flourish is from Fairy Tales, also by Verve.

I had fun making this card, and I love how it turned out! I made it with the recipients in mind, and it will be in the mail tomorrow! :)

If you don't mind, I have a couple more blog awards I'd like to share with you today.

Candy from I Love Chocolate gave me this Javablu Award -- thank you, Candy!

Anna Sutherland of Funky, Fresh and Fun gave me this award. Thank you so much, Anna!

I have to admit, I'm a little overwhelmed by the blog awards I have received lately. I really am humbled to know that you like what I do -- thank you all SO much! I get so much inspiration from all the blogs I visit, and it makes me happy to know that you get inspiration from me, too! Big hugs to all of you!! :)

Thanks so much for visiting today! I'll be back tomorrow with another card -- but now it's time to put in another load of laundry! Have a great day! :)


Kathryn said...

WOW -- I love the Verve Stamp--so elegant-- the colors are perfect! :)

Bonnie said...

Look at you go Christine.....four challenges in one fantastic card! I am ashamed to say I still have tons of this dp left to use!! Well, one can never have too much paper!

Alexandra said...

GORGEOUS card Christina!! And, congrats on the awards girl, you so deserve them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jeanette - said...

I love this card. The colors are great and to know that you incorporated 4 challenges, you rock!!

jen del muro ( said...

this is sooo pretty!! love how you did the colors with that flower!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So lovely! I just love how the white sentiment just pops among all the pretty papers and colors. Thanks for playing! :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Christina! You know I LOVE this sentiment!!!! Gorgeous card!!