Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chillin' with Speedystamper

Wow, I've been MIA from my blog longer than I realized! It's just like with exercise, you take a day off, which turns into two, which turns into three, and before you know it, a week has passed! Only one key difference: I like blogging. So you know I won't ever be gone for long. Did ya miss me {wink}?

I've actually been stamping a ton since my last post. This first card I'm showing tonight is one that I made for Tuesday's SCS Color Challenge. I posted it in my SCS gallery, but forgot to put it up here. What a scary combo for me! Pixie Pink (ick!!), Tangerine Tango, and Kiwi Kiss (I substituted Old Olive). I opted to minimize the Tangerine Tango, but I promise it's in there on some of the flowers in the tub. The image is from My Favorite Things - love that polka-dot bathtub! I colored it with a combination of Copic markers and SU markers, then added some Stickles to the flowers and colored over the ball feet and shower head with a silver Spica pen.

This card also fits with Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge. This week, we're CASEing SpeedyStamper (Kay Kalthoff). What an awesome gallery!! You'll see that I've CASE'd the layout from this card of Kay's. Isn't it a cool one with the torn edges and the circle that looks like it's suspended from that ribbon?

This was actually my second attempt at CASEing this layout of Kay's. Here's the first:

The sentiment circle is created with a border from the Special Occasions DIY Monogram Stamper Kit and the Brayton Font Ensemble, both from JustRite Stampers.

Hope you've had a wonderful week so far! Happy Hump Day!

Chill Out:
Stamps: Chill Out (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey White, Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Green Tea dp (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Pixie Pink SU marker, Stardust Stickles, Silver Spica, oval Nestabilities, black satin ribbon, D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, paper piercer, dimensionals

Stamps: Brayton Font Ensemble and Special Occasions DIY Monogram Stamper Kit (JustRite Stampers)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White, vellum card stock (SU!); Green Tea dp (SU!)
Ink: Night of Navy and Certainly Celery craft inks
Accessories: navy wide grosgrain (Offray), JustRite wooden stampers, classic and circle Nestabilities, paper piercer, sponge daubers, filigree and rhinestone brads (SU!); Textile Cuttlebug folder


Catherine said...

i sure miss yah and your beautiful work and you're right when it comes to missing a day and then turns into a week but i'm sure glad your back and both cards are always :)

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE these are fabulous, Amy!

Jami said...

These are both beautiful Amy! Hee exercise...Guess I would need to START to be able to take a day off!
hugs, Jami

Michelle said...

Yes, I did miss you!! These are both gorgeous ~~ I really need to participate in that FS challenge ~~ I think I've done ONE, lol ~~ but what a great excuse to CASE some great stampers!!

Stamp and Smile said...

So lovely this card! The colors are my favorite... Thanks for sharing. The Cuttlebug folder is a WOW! Smiles! :) Michelle

Chris said...

I missed you (and I've been skipping my exercise so I can relate!) - your blog is the first one I check everyday!! Beautiful cards - even with a scary color combo you make it perfect!

Nancy said...

Was wondering where you were. I check your blog everyday. These are great the colors and the paper tearing.

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are fabulous Amy! LOL @ exercising and bloggin'!
I missed ya!!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So pretty. Love the layout and colors. TFS

Jessie/knightrone said...

They are both fantastic!! Love them!!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

I missed you, Amy! And I know just what you mean about being like exercise, but more enjoyable :)

Gorgeous cards! Love the torn bit of CB embossed paper in the corner!

Bev said...

So great Amy! Both of them! I like the torn layers! :)

Darlene said...

Oh I just love these! I love the way you mix colors. I never think to put pink and green together. I am inspired! (as usual)

Jody Morrow said...

Beautiful! LOOOOOOVE it! :)

I have been a bag blog reader and hadn't been able to get down to the "p"s on my alphabetical list for some time now. :) LOL

Vicki Hook said...

I totally fell in love with your layout on these cards, particularly how you used the vellum on the second one! I have vellum but never use it so this really excited me! (ok doesn't take much, LOL) Anway, I've made 7 similar cards using these layouts so far. I already have other things scheduled on my blog for this week but my 7 cards will be on my blog this weekend or next week - I'll definitely link to you for the inspiration! THANK YOU!