Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A couple Challenge Cards to Share!

Whew!! I am pooped after yesterday but had a fabulous time partying with all you {ippity} peeps on the forums celebrating the release of 8 new sets!!!! It was so fun chatting it up and trying to participate in the challenges all at the same time!!

Did you see all the prizes that were given out yesterday?  Unity/{ippity} is so generous!

And speaking of prizes!!  I had a winner from my blog comments yesterday... it is posted on the Ippity forum too,  but in case she doesn't get over there I wanted her to know she won!!

Debbi (blog: From My Front Porch)
was the comment author chosen by random.org!!

Congratulations Debbi... email Eryn at eryn@unitystampco.com 
and choose one {ippity} stamp set of your choice!  


You can see all the sets on my sales blog HERE

I hope you guys participated in some of the challenges yesterday. But if you didn't, you can still do it!  The prize giveaways are done, but we would still LOVE to see what you come up with!

Maria gave us the first challenge and she offered up this fantastic photo as our inspiration...

And this is what I made for my challenge card...

The stamps shown here are from the What Matters Most stamp set and are part of the newly released collections that can be purchased from ME!!  If you are interested in buying any of the new stamps, you can still get them at a discounted price because I don't have them in stock quite yet!  My sales blog contains all the info HERE.

Here is a closeup...

I used the adorable Fifth Ave paper from MM that has die cuts cut out of it and allows the CS to show through.  I paper pieced a few of the butterflies that I masked and placed around the sentiment.  I think it is a great encouragement card for someone!

The second Challenge was given by Heather which was to use tulle, fabric or canvas on your project and to have at least two layers and NO Designer paper.

That girl sure knows how to make a challenge challenging doesn't she??

So here is what I came up with...

I don't think it would be possible to make a card I didn't like if I were using this stamp. I just LOVE what it says and what it means!!  I will be sending this to my sweet second daughter Leah who is waiting to hear if she will be getting accepted into Vet school, and if so where she will be going.  It is killing her not knowing ,so this sentiment is perfect for her!

This stamp is in the Where You Should Be set.  It is amazing!!   The stamp stamped perfectly onto this canvas/burlap type fabric using my Memento ink and then I colored in some of the parts with my Copics.  I was very pleased that the marker did not bleed at all!!  I love how it came out!

To make this border I just stamped one of the borders from Thoughts of Spring onto both the rusty orange and blue papers that I had in my scraps collection and then layered three of them together to create this colorful scalloped border. 

The flowers are from Prima and the ribbon that was the inspiration for my colors is from American Crafts!  

I didn't get to Eva's amazing background challenge yet... but I will so keep looking for it! It is coming!! LOL!

Thanks to all of you who came out yesterday and hung out on the forums with us and thanks to everyone who left a comment too! I really appreciate your uplifting words from day to day... it is one of my favorite parts of the day... reading your sweet comments on my projects!!  I love you guys and appreciate you following along with me!!

One last thing.. 

in all the hullaballoo of yesterday's New Release, 
I forgot to tell you to check out the 

We had a theme of Bold, Masculine and Dirty!  Talk about challenging.. but it was a lot of fun to create projects for.  I think the DD Team did a fabulous job! We welcomed Ryann Salamon and Cindy Beach this month!   I hope you will go and leave some love there! I will share some snippets of my DD projects soon!

I hope you are a Fan Club member and will check it out! And if you are not, please become one.. it is a great cause to support the Splitcoaststamper's community, plus you get a lot of perks too!!

Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with the feeling that you are Right Where You Should Be!


the whimsical butterfly said...

GORGEOUS Challenge cards, Kelly! WOW! That quote on the first one, well, actually BOTH, I adore-and WOW the beautiful canvas stamping is definitely something I want to give a try! Love 'em!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Just so gorgeous!! all of them. Especially like what you did with the canvas.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

LOOVE Both of these Kelly love how you stamped on the bulap you have to tell me where you get the burlap?

Danni said...

Fabulous cards!!

lynn said...

love your cards, kelly! thanks for yesterday, i really appreciate all that you and the others do!

BonnieRose said...

fab cards.. love those scalloped borders.. I'll hv to try that!