Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Inspired by Challenges

Nothing like a good challenge blog to get the creative juices flowing in the ole craft corner ... and this week has been full of a few ... I combined the Stamping 411 Color challenge of Island Indigo, Pool Party, Coral Calypso and Lucky Limeade with the Friday Mash Up use Pastels on a Birthday themed challenge and finished it up with the Just Us Girls layout sketch challenge to come up with the following offering!
The Inspired by Nature stamp is so fun to use the pastel chalks on ... the cone flowers just pop right off the page!
The new stamp set Take it to Heart has a little ribbon stamp that I just LOVE as a sentiment accent for a card. I can see myself using this on a scrapbooking layout too! 

The Loving Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions mini was designed to fit perfectly inside this which is awesome! However the other great thing about Stampin' Up is our coordinating products - cause it fits so many of our other sentiments neatly inside it as well so if you do not have the Loving Thoughts stamp set yet - not worries ... I used the Wish Big sentiment from Short and Sweet stamp set and added some pearl accents to balance it off.
The paper piercer is also a marvelous tool - my card felt a little 'lopsided' to me so I added some subtle paper piercings up in the corner - which helped to balance it out for my anal mind!

I am just loving this color palette of the Sale-abration Everyday Enchanted paper .... if you love it too you can earn it FREE with a $60 order as of January 24th or you can book a workshop during Sale-abration and you can earn hostess dollars AND free Sale-abration products ... win win! 

In the mean time hop on over to the following blogs and check out the wonderful offerings other card designers have come up with using these challenge inspirations!

 Just us Girls
Stamping 411

Happy Stampin'


  1. Fabulous! Love the chalks they look great. Thanks for playing along in our challenge this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. stunning, great elements and I luv the colors...hope your week is awesome!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Wow! Those cone flowers look stunning in pastels! Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  4. What a beautiful card! Those flowers really do pop right off the page--this is super! :)

  5. Great job combing all the challenges.. I really like how you used the sketch with the color combo. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

  6. Nicely done - thanks so much for getting sketchy with JUGS.