If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Think Pink!

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all the challenges for one week on SCS included the use of the color pink. This cause has become especially meaningful to me because of a precious family connection. So I combined the color challenge of pink and black, with the CCEE Monday challenge to use sketch #75 (changing the square to any other shape) and to use eyelets. I used a black eyelet for the hole in the tag.

Recipe: Stamps- Bella Toile and Too Terrific Tags (SU), butterfly (PSX); Paper- black, pink pirouette (SU); Ink- black archival; Accessories- black eyelet, black ribbon (Offray).

Cuttlebug Love

It sounds like a cute little stuffed animal, doesn't it? But for those of you who are not paper crafters, it's a wonderful little genious machine (boy, do I wish I had the patent on this one) that embosses. I love this thing!!!
I was playing...uhh, did I say playing...I meant "creatively experimenting" with a couple new embossing folders, running white cs through them, when I noticed the contrasting patterns laying around on my work table. I loved the white against white and decided to make an all white card.

Recipe: Stamps- Sincere Salutations (SU); Paper- white; Ink- white pigment; Accessories- Cuttlebug embossing folders (swiss dots and formal squares), spring flower bouquet punch (SU), 1 9/16" square punch (McGill), ribbon (Offray), white pearl brads, white ep.

Yet Another "Big Butt" Card

I'm really not obsessed with big butts, but it does seem like someone in my online group of stamping friends is. Lol! Cindy (Mothermark on SCS) was responsible for the theme of a new set of acrylic stamps from a company called "H&M Stamps". Heather, the owner/designer/illustrator of the company was so generous to give Cindy enough sets to send one to each of us CCEE'ers. The challenge for Monday, October 27th was to create a project using this set and to also use chipboard. The face of the cave on my card was made from a chipboard restaurant coaster, cut to shape, and sponged with grey and black pigment inks. (for those of you who have seen me tuck my drink coaster into my purse in a restaurant, this is what I use them for)

Recipe: Stamps- A Lil' Behind (H&M Stamps), Inspired By Nature (SU); Paper- black, white, grey, garden green (SU); Ink- garden green, archival black, black and grey pigment; Accessories- chipboard restaurant coaster, Prismacolor pencils, Turpenoid.