Friday, January 25, 2008

Bloggers challenge!


It is Friday again! I have been busy in my stamp room all day. I mean ALL day! I was up at 2am this morning. I did go back to bed for a few hours, but...golly. This time it was the mother of all headaches. Enough whining! This week our challenge was to use the baby card on page 141 as our template. I knew right off that I wanted to use the "coming soon" Tart and Tangy set from SU. This set will be in the Occasions Mini catalog that comes out in a few months. SO cute!! There is even designer paper to 'coordinate' with it! Love the cherries! There is also an orange (or basic 'citrus' type fruit), an apple, and a strawberry. Best of all they come die cut! Gotta love that!!

For my card base, I cut my Bayou Blue to 6 x 6 and then folded it over to make a card that is 3 x 6. I cut a strip of DSP 1 inch by 12 inches, cut it in half at 6 inches and then cut one 6 x 1 in half the long way so it was 1/2 inch by 6. I then flipped the paper and mounted the narrower strips to the back of the wider one. Basically, the red is the other side of the cherries. A little sneak peek of both sides there. Have I said how much I love double sided paper? I do! The green squre is Artichoke with a strip of Whisper white. I stamped the "you make me" in artichoke with the Rough Edges alphabet. The 'happy' is also stamped with artichoke. The actual stamp is longer than this piece but the part that is cut off is just the beginning and end of the lines on the h and y. Made it fit! I added some white gel pen dots along the edges of the white strip to tie it in a bit more. The cherries are inked with my M3 Real red and Artichoke and stamped onto whisper white. I punched them out with the 1-3/8 circle punch and layered them onto a Sky Blue scallop. I punched a couple of holes with my 18" hole punch and tied a bit of red gingham around the stems of the cherries. They are stuck on with dimensionals.

It was a fairly easy and quick project and...I got to use new stamps! They do make me happy! I took this picture out on my back porch. Can you see the green out there? Neener neener to you guys in the snow! Come visit me if you want to warm up! It is beautiful here! (You can neener me in the summer when I am melting into a pool of goo....;o)) )

I'm going back into my office to do some more stamping! Hope you get to do some too!

18 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

hummm...I thought I already commented on your card, but I guess I just thought I had....fabulous - I just love cherries, they make me so happy. Glad to see you've use this stamp in your challenge card this week.

Nikki Bond said...

This turned out GREAT! I love those cherries! You did great with this LO! {SMILES}

Lauren (mytime) said...

oh how sweet!!!
Love the cherries. I too thought I commented but I guess not :C

Sheryl said...

Very bright and cheery!

Connie said...

Wow...we were on the SAME wavelength with the cherries this time! lol! I like how you added the gingham ribbon to the stem...it looked a little plain to me, too.

astampingteddy said...

Very cute card, I really like your color combo!
Claudia

MJ said...

There are those cherries again, you big teases (is that a word?). Love the card it turn out fabulous.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, makes me hungry! I love the fruits sets.

Anita said...

LOVE this stamp set! The cherries are so retro! Great job with this challenge!

Anita Van Hal
stampn@westriv.com
http://www.anitastamps.com

Sue said...

This is adorable Beckie... a perfect 'pick me up' card because you can't help but smile!

Leigh said...

Now way...two people with cherry cards this week! How interesting is that?! Very cherry cheery!

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Lovin' those sweet cherries! Awesome!

Pat Huntoon said...

I like how you used the Cherries here -- you and Connie used the same stamps, yet they are very different! Great work.

amycara said...

Ooooh, I need to play with this set and paper too! NICE JOB!!

Charlotte said...

Yummy card!

Lori said...

Great job on the challenge. Love these springy images!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love that paper and stamp! Can't wait to get it myself! Your card is just too cute for words!

Ida said...

Playing catchup again as I looked at everyone's cards last week but didn't have time to comment. Good job on this challenge. Those cherries are "yummy" looking. Love the colors you chose.