Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby, they were hippin' and hoppin' on Thursday!

Unfortunately, I spent most of Thursday with medical professionals trying to sort out why Sweet Pea was having trouble breathing! I am happy to say that four days later, she is much better.
Anyway, here are my SCS sponsored cards that I used my Unity on! This first one is the Limited Supply challenge. Black and white only, with silver embellishments! It's harder than it looks!
This one is from the Clean and Simple Challenge from Monday. A sketch was given to follow and I did my best. I used colors from Dawn McVey's new color inspiration challenge, Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. The colors didn't pop like I wanted them to, but I have an idea about how to fix it. The sketch was essentially a ribbon tied across the bottom of the card, with a flower attached over the ribbon on the right hand side of the card. The sketch is more clear in my second card.

Here is my second CAS card that I did for Monday's challenge. Like I mentioned above, the sketch is easier to see here. This card was super simple due to my new Nestabilities. I finally pulled the trigger on that one. In order to attach the gingham ribbon on the focal image, I punched a small hole and tied two pieces of ribbon in a knot and pulled the tails through the hole. I'm sure there is an easier was to do this, but I couldn't think of one!
This card was made for this Color Challenge on SCS. The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip. The Bella Rose designer paper series uses all three of those colors, so I just picked a couple of the patterns and put it together. I used the Big Shot Top Note die. With the Bella Rose paper, I just trimmed away the perforated edge to achieve the look I wanted. I used chocolate grosgrain and sheer pink ribbon to finish off my look!
It seems like I hardly ever do the Sketch Challenge on SCS, but I did this one! I liked the clean lines of this sketch. It was really easy for me to do, especially since my Sweet Pea wasn't feeling very good and I wanted to stay upstairs across from her room to keep tabs on her. I used one of my favorite Basic Grey papers, Two Scoops. I just love this blue and green patterned paper!
Oh yeah, I went with Basic Grey Two Scoops again! This time the challenge was for Hip Hop Thursday, to create a project or card in a baby theme. I don't have any Unity baby stamps (how is that possible?). So I went with pink (my baby wore pink) and soft and chose words that new parents need to remember: Laugh, Play, Enjoy! I don't know why I threw the brown in there, but I think it worked out just fine.

Here are the details:

Diva card -
Stamps: Have a Diva Day (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Black Linen dp, Vellum, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Sakura Clearstar gel pen, M's self-adhesive rhinestones, corner punch, White organdy ribbon

Celebrate card -
Stamps: Retro Border (Unity), Sentiments O'Simple (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, stampin' sponge
Techniques: sponging

Acorn card -
Stamps: Autumn Acorn (Unity), Tiny Trinity (Unity)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Versamark
Accessories: clear ep, heat tool, Nestabilities, scoring tool, M's brown gingham ribbon, 1/8" hole punch, aquapainter
Techniques: embossing, watercoloring

Linden card -
Stamps: Linden Branch (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, pink organdy ribbon, top note die, Sakura Clearstar gel pen, rub-ons
Techniques: rub-ons

Inspiration card -
Stamps: Inspiration with a Swoop (Unity)
Paper: BG sugared, Night of Navy, BG Two Scoops
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: dew drops, mini glue dots, taffeta ribbon

Laugh card -
Stamps: Sentiments O'Simple (Unity)
Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, BG Two Scoops dp
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: pink organdy ribbon, heidi grace brads, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, stampin' dimensionals, corner rounder

All products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

1 comment:

Jenny Gropp said...

Really fantastic cards!! All the elements are perfectly balanced! Love 'em!