Saturday, January 24, 2009

Grungy Grey & Gray

I haven't used Basic Gray from Stampin' Up in a very long time. I bought some new Basic Grey paper pads a few weeks ago and found that the Ambrosia is a great match with Basic Gray. Gina K's design team members have a lot of great challenges over at SplitCoastStampers. Joanne challenged us to 'Get Messy' and use crumpled, torn, or anything messy on our cards. Here is my card for the challenge:

I cut blocks from a sheet of Ambrosia DP, sprayed them with water and crumpled them up. Then I un-crumple them and used the heat gun to dry them. I also sanded all of the designer paper and grunged it up with ink from my Basic Gray pad. The t-shirt is stamped with Little Tees. I added a few rhinestones to the Tee as well as the bottom right of the card. For the scalloped border I used the Fiskars Threading Water border punch. I also added some 'messed up' designer paper to the inside.

I made my second card for Jessica's Release Challenge. She gave us a sketch to work with. I used the same Ambrosia paper and Basic Gray card stock. I also added some Tangerine Tango to this card. That cute little orange heart is a pillow sticker from K&Company, Smitten line. I pulled out my jumbo SU eyelets to add to the bottom border. I also added some designer paper and Dew Drops to the inside of the card.

I hope you are inspired to stamp today.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cyber Stamping Sisters in Christ

Are you a Cyber Stamping Sister in Christ. Read this blog entry on Mama Dini's blog to find out if you are and how you can get this cool button for your blog.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Glory In His Holy Name

Patter is hosting a wonderful challenge this year called His Holy Name. The first word is Holy. I found several verses that spoke to me. But I chose 1 Chronicles 16:10 I rejoice knowing I can seek Him at any time.

Card Details:
I bought some Basic Grey 6x6 pads from Gina K Designs. I knew I would want to use some for this challenge. I love this sheet with the grid and beautiful flowers and butterflies. I usually have a hard time using this type of DP on a card because the design is part of the whole sheet (not easy to cut it up and use it). So using it for a 6 x 6 layout is perfect. I cut out part of the butterfly wing on the bottom right to tuck my printed verse under. I thought the butterfly from Reason to Smile goes well with the DP. I hope you enjoy it.