Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cherry-O It's a Challenge!

Eeek...is it really Tuesday already!?! I do believe it is, and that means that it's time for Anita Be Stampin Challenge #11. This week we have a fun little sketch for you, and there is a $15 Anita Be Stampin gift certificate up for grabs just for playing along. Check out all of the details on the ABS Challenge Blog.

I hadn't pulled out my Anita Be Stampin Cherry Sweet rubber stamp set for awhile, so I decided to whip something new up with it. I typically don't leave my buttons "naked", but those cherries just didn't look quite right with a twine or string knot. Please just look away if you are offended by their "nakedness". I wouldn't want to make you blush! LOL

There's a smidge of a mistake on this card. Did you notice? I thought the flower stems in the patterned paper were black, so I colored the accessories black. After I had most of the card assembled, I realized the stems were actually brown. If I would have known I would have colored accessories brown to match. What can I say...I'm a matchy matchy type of gal! LOL

This card will also be entered in the Cupcake Craft Challenge (pink polka dots).

I hope you'll swing on over to the Anita Be Stampin Challenge Blog to see all of the creations that the design team have made to inspire you. Don't forget to play along with us! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Cherry Sweet rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI moss, sunrise, hibiscus, raspberry, AC Metropolitan City Park pp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU pixie pink, Copic markers
Accessories: Nestabilities, PTI ribbon, SU punches, TPC adhesive rhinestones, buttons, Cuttlebug polka dots embossing folder

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Sunshine

Happy Sunday, peeps! :) I am so sorry for my recent lack of blog posts. Sometimes the uglies of life steal away my crafty mojo, and I can't bring myself to whip anything up that even resembles something cute. I think things are on the upswing though. I had a lot of fun creating this card yesterday using the Anita Be Stampin Bears & Bunches cling mounted rubber stamp set!

I created the sun by punching a circle out and then adhering hand cuts strips of paper. No fancy die cuts needed for me, I guess! LOL Did you notice the Cotton Candy Divine Twine trimming the edge of the main image panel? I am so used to layering my images with Nestabilities, so the main image panel looked like it needed a little extra oomph without that trusty scalloped layer. I think that little bit of Divine Twine added just the right touch.

I missed the deadline on Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #100, which was sponsored by Anita Be Stampin, but my card was truly inspired by the cupcake inspiration photo above. The sketch used is from the super sweet Jen del Muro's SFYTT Challenge for March. I usually never try sketches that have the main image layer on an angle, but I just had to give this one a try. This card will also be entered in the Flutterby Wednesday(anything goes) and Cute Card Thursday(spring) challenges. I sure hope you like my card! :)

Hope your day is filled with sunshine!

Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Bears & Bunches rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI SSW, aqua, blush, lemon, moss, MM Just Chillin' Girl pp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Copic markers
Accessories: Cotton Candy Divine Twine, SU circle punch, label punch, TPC glitter brads