Sunday, April 22, 2012


Hello y'all!  I've been wanting to post some cards that I did for challenges at SCS last week.  Do your weeks fly by too, or does the time just fly in my neck of the woods?

First, here's a card I did for the CAS challenge last Monday. You can take a look at Mary's (stampercamper) lovely card that inspired the sketch.  I love this sketch.  So simple yet classy.

And this is what I came up with.

This is one of the flowers that Barb taught us to make.  We punched 9 circles (I used a 1 3/8" circle punch).  Fold 8 of them in half, in half again and in half again.  We spread glue on the unfolded circle.  (I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue.)  We inserted a brad or bead and were finished.... with the flower.  I needed this sketch for the perfect layout to add it to.

While I had my neutrals out, I inked up a stamp in my new Mixed Bunch set.

The Color Challenge at SCS was to use Whisper White, Basic Gray and Sahara Sand.  I found the piece of Sierra Sand with the sentiment already stamped.with Basic Gray.  How lucky was that?

I inked the flower with Whisper White craft ink and heat embossed it with white Embossing Powder and centered it with some black micro beads.

It needed just a little something else, so I colored some basic pearls with a black Sharpie, and added them.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe  (card 1)
Stamps:  Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Crumb Cake paper pack DSP, Acrylic paper (non SU)
Other:  1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, and 2 1/2" Scallop Circle punches, Jumbo (5/16") Neutral brad

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, (retired sentiment)
Ink:  Whisper White, Basic Gray
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Other:  White EP, Basic Pearls, Micro Beads (non SU)

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  We've had some much needed rain here.  It was a good day to stamp.  I didn't get a chance to stamp, but it was a good day nonetheless.

I'm so happy you stopped by.  I hope you can come again soon.



jimlynn said...

Both are great!
Love the flower on the first one. What a neat way to make that too. So pretty with that DP.

Aileen said...

Two lovely cards. Your flower looks fab and love the CAS design on both. x

Doris said...

I have the Mixed Bunch, too; and I love what you did with it--especially the beads in the center!

Benzi said...

Two wonderful cards, Bonnie. I really like that flower you made...very pretty.

No, time flying isn't just in your neck of the woods. It seems to be zooming by and it is rather scary. :-)

Victoria said...

Love the folding on the first card - I've added this to my things to try list (an ever-increasing list!)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yep, we've gotten some much needed rain too, Bonnie. My plants are all saying "thank you!"

Both flower cards are lovely and simple, and a pleasure to see. :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, Now you're really cooking with gas!!! My favourite colour combos of all, the Neutrals:0) Stunning cards, love them both, Gay xx

Faith A said...

WOW love these they are "simply" beautiful