36 posts categorized "CHALLENGES"

August 18, 2011

TODAY IS MOJO MONDAY 204!

Who says Monday's are no fun?  It's Mojo Monday and they always have a fun new sketch for us card fanatics!!  There is one slight problem with this post... today is Thursday!!!  LOL  Ask me where my brain is today????

Here's this week's sketch:

Here's what I made for it, which just happens to be one of the cards we will be making in the September Holiday Club.

Mojo Monday Card 
This card was created with products from the Spice Cake Product Suite from Stampin' Up!  I love this great designer paper and the stamp set, "Gently Falling" is a wonderful 2-step Stamp Set.  If you would like to make this card, join me for my September Holiday Club on Saturday, September 17th.  You can see all the details by clicking on the Calendar Link above.

 

July 06, 2010

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CONTEST


 
Today I have a fantastic post for you.  In my Holiday Club we are celebrating Christmas in July this month.  All 5 of the regular members of the club have entered their best artwork, for a chance to win prizes.  The cards are Christmas themed.  The cards are gorgeous and it's going to be tough to pick winners because they have pulled out all the stops.

I need your help please.  I need you to vote on your favorite set of cards and on your favorite card.  Simply leave your vote in the comments section below the post.  All the cards have been named so please vote by the card name for your individual card.  For the set simply pick one of the sets which are all numbered 1-5.  Sure hope you will help me to find the Christmas in July champion card maker!

CARD SET #1

1-A

1-A

1-B

1-B

1-C

1-C

CARD SET #2

CARD 2-A

2-A

2-A open

CARD 2-B

2-B

2-B with envelope

2-C

2-C

CARD SET #3

3-A

3-A

 3-A open

3-B

3-B
 
 3-B inside

3-C

3-C

3-C inside

CARD SET #4

4-A

4-A outside

4-A

4-B

4-B

4-B inside

4-C

4-C

4-D

4-D

4-D inside 
  
CARD SET #5

5-A

5-A

5-B

5-B

5-C

5-C

I'm sure you will agree with me that the gals have done a magnificent job!  Please pick your favorites by leaving comments below the post. Don't forget to pick both a favorite card set and a favorite card.  Happy voting all! 
  
 
 
 
  
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
  


  
  
  
  

July 01, 2010

JULY HOLIDAY CLUB IS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS!

That's right, we are having Christmas in July!  All the members are going to swap some of their beautiful creations, and we are going to create some Christmas cheer using some of the new Christmas goodies in our BRAND NEW catalogue.

Here are the products we will be using in this one time event, that you can't possibly miss!!  The projects will be fantastic and the frienships will be fun!

Gifted Stamp Set

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Want to decorate a tree in July?  How about this one:

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Now just for those added touches add a little Jolly Holiday Designer Paper:

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Don't you just love the winning combination of Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.  I can't wait until my supplies arrive so I can start creating this class!!  For heaven's sake don't miss it!!!

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 17-2010

TIME: 9:30-12:30

COST: $25

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SATURDAY JULY 10-2010

Register by calling Cindy at (902) 864-0825 or emailing me at cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

You can also register online, safely and securely using Pay Pal by clicking on the link below:

   

June 04, 2010

FRIDAY'S FABULOUS STAMP SET - TROPICAL PARTY

Today's featured stamp set is Tropical Party which is found in the Summer Mini on page 26.  Did you know that it is the matching stamp set for the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper?  It has gorgeous summery colors of Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rose Red and Old Olive.  Together they create a winning combination for all your summer projects as well as when you want to scrapbook those Tropical vacations.

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Here is the first card I made with this set:

BRAYERED BACKGROUND

To create the background I brayered Naturals White cardstock with a rainbow pad of Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.  I then stamped the piece with the palm branch stamp from the set in Basic Gray ink.  I then mounted it on the Basic Gray cardstock to make the images pop and for a nice contrast for the background.  I wrapped another piece of Basic Gray cardstock around both pieces and layered 2 ribbons across the moddle of the Gray.  One was the 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain and the other was the Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon.  I popped a Pretty in Pink button on top of this and tied another small piece of the Mambo ribbon below it in a double knot.  Last but not least I stamped the coconut image in Basic Gray and colored it with markers, punched it out with the Large Tag punch and layered it on the Melon Mambo card stock.  I  adhered it to the ribbon with a Mini glue dot.

For my second act.... LOL:

BRAYERED RESIST

For the main focal point I stamped the large and small flowers from the set all over the piece of Glossy White cardstock, using Versamark ink.  I then coverend the images with Clear Embossing powder and heat set them. 

Tip:  For great results when you are doing resisit techniques first use the embossing buddy to wipe all over the Glossy cardstock.  Also make sure you don't have hand cream or oils on your hands as the embossing powder will stick to your finger prints!

After heat setting I then brayered the card with the same colors of ink as in the previous card.  On the glossy card stock the inks tend to look brighter and more dynamic , rather than the softer effect I acheived on the  Naturals card stock.  I re-inked my brayer several times so that I got even coverage and the bold look that I wanted.  The more ink you apply the more your resist images will stand out in comparison.  Once the ink was brayered in place I wiped the images with a soft cotten ball to remove any ink that may have been left on them.

The focal piece was layered on Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink cardstock which I embossed in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Have I mentioned that I love that folder!  The texture you acheive with it is simply divine!  For embellishments I added the Soft Suede ribbon, and bow as well as the Close to Cocoa buttons.  Birthday Wishes was stamped using Soft Suede Classic Ink. 

I sure hope you will try these simply and easy brayer techniques at home.  Imagine the color possiblilities with our fantastic color palette!!

Thanks again for dropping by!  Don't forget that retiring accessories are selling out quickly so if you need anything from the  LAST CHANCE lists contact me today! 

(902) 864-0825

I'm still accepting registrations for the "Cindy's Stamping Garden" online class.  See details by clicking on the picture below:

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June 03, 2010

COLOR CHALLENGE FOR LATE NIGHT STAMPERS

This is another card that I whipped up for the Late Night Stampers Color Challenge of Night of Navy, So Saffron and Bordering Blue. I created a graduation card using the Go, Graduate stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue.  This particular image cracks me up!  You can almost imagine the personalities that would go along with each of the shoes under the gowns!  Very fun and whimsical for sure!

COLOR CHALLENGE GRAD CARD

The designer paper is from the Build a Bear set called "Pawsitively Prints which has a delightful So Saffron argyle with just a hint of Night of Navy in it.  The images were stamped with Night of Navy ink and then colored using a Blender Pen a little Night of Navy ink from the ink case.  To give the gowns a little dimension I stamped them twice, coloring the sencond image and then cutting out each little gown and applying it to the original image.  For embellishments I used So Saffron brads, and Night of Navy and Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain bows.  All I have to do now is find a special grad to give this card to.

Thanks again for dropping by! 

May 31, 2010

MOJO MONDAY 141 & LNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE

Today's post is a card that I created using the sketch design from Mojo Monday 141 and this weeks color challenge from Late Night Stampers to use Night of Navy, Bordering Blue and So Saffron.

Here's the Mojo Sketch:

Here's the card I created using the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set:

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Such a simple card but I really do love the color combination don't you?  Hope your Monday is just grand! 

MOJO MONDAY 141 & LNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE

Today's post is a card that I created using the sketch design from Mojo Monday 141 and this weeks color challenge from Late Night Stampers to use Night of Navy, Bordering Blue and So Saffron.

Here's the Mojo Sketch:

Here's the card I created using the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set:

MOJO 141

Such a simple card but I really do love the color combination don't you?  Hope your Monday is just grand! 

May 27, 2010

EASY AND DEMONSTRATABLE CARD CHALLENGE FROM LNS

Brads and Eyelets are this week's requirement for the ED #11 Challenge over at Late Night Stampers.  Here's what I came up with"

LNS ED BRAD CHALLENGE

This simple little card was made using the Blissful Bride Stamp Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  This stamp set has such simplicity in it's clean open line design.  Makes it perfect for adding accents and coloring.  I used Bermuda Bay, soon to be retired, Whisper White and So Saffron for my choice of colors.  Rhinestone brads add just the right amount of glitz for this wedding card. 

May 26, 2010

LATE NIGHT STAMPERS BOY CHALLENGE

This week's challenge at Late Night Stampers is to create a "Boy Card".  Here's a simple one that I came up with:

LNS FOR THE BOYS

This was made with a color palette of retiring colors, Brilliant Blue and Apricot Appeal.  It is always a challenge for my mind to get around the world of little boys as I grew up with one sisiter only and had 2 daughters and have 1 grand- daughter.  The closest I've come to little boys was my nephew who loved anything to do with machinery and equipment when he was little.  So I decided to go with the rocket ship!  Maybe just be cause I'm a bit of space cadet myself!  LOL


 

May 20, 2010

R & R CHALLENGE

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For the easy and demonstratable card on Late Night Stampers this week we have to come up with projects that have elements that begin with "R" on them.  I decided to choose Rub Ons and Rick Rack as my criteria and have made 2 different cards using them.  Here's the first card I made:

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This was a very simple 5 minute or less card.  I used papers from the Sweet Pea paper pad and I used Pumpkin Pie Card Stock.  For Embellishments I used the Pumpkin Pie Rick Rack ribbon which I recently purchased from the Clearance Rack and Chocolate Chip buttons from the Latte collection.

For the second card I went with a completely different color palette of Pretty in Pink, and Eggplant Envy with White rub ons. 

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Again the houndstooth paper is from the Sweet Pea Collection and I also added some Rhinestones, with the Rub Ons and Rick Rack!  3 R's is better than 2!  LOL  This was such a simple card.  The little flowers on the bottom of the big flower were colored with a Pink souffle pen which give it an embossed look.  Another 3-4 minute card.  It's my favorite of the two.  What's yours???  Leave a comment and let me know!

Hope you have an R & R day and play along at Late Night Stampers! 
  


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