Kristas Stamp Spot

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Sketch

I decided to play along with The Greeting Farm sketch this week.  I haven't done much coloring lately and these stamps are tons of fun to color.  I used my Copic markers to color Dressy Ebony.  For card stock I used Regal Rose, Soft Suede and the new In Color Blushing Bride.  The striped DSP is some from my stash.  I embossed the background with a paisley folder and added a Hodge Podge Hardware frame around my sentiment.  A couple paper flowers and a few brads finish it off.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch - MOJO144

Here's my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch - MOJO144.  I used the SU set Fast & Fabulous again.  I watercolored the flowers with an aquapainter and my ink pads.  The colors for this card are Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Old Olive.  I used two different embossing folders  - Vintage Wallpaper and Square Lattice.  The sentiment is from the set Whimsical Words.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - MTSC79

Here's my card for this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - MTSC79.  I used a couple new SU sets for this card - Fast & Fabulous and Perfect Punches.  I also used the Linen background stamp.  The greeting is from the set Vintage Labels.  The focal image is stamped on Presto Patterns DSP.  I really like the diamond pattern.  It's adds some nice texture without being distracting.  For colors I used Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry.  The new "Brights" collection is really eye catching.  It gets my creative juices flowing!!  I used the round tab punch for the sentiment and finished with a couple buttons.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy New House and ColorQ 38

I have a good friend who just bought a new house so I wanted to send her a card.  The SU set Good Neighbors is perfect for that.  This card is also for this week's challenge at the Color Q - cQc38.  The colors are Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bordering Blue and Kiwi Kiss.  This was a tough combo for me but I really like how my "street" turned out.  Lots of Stamp-a-Ma-Jig on this one!  I also had a left over flower cut out sitting on my desk so I decided to use that too.  Most of the DSP is old.  The flower was die cut with the Island Floral die from Island Oasis paper.  For punches I used Scallop border, Large Oval, Modern Label, Word Window and 5 Petal flower.  A little pearl and button to finish it off.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two Challenges in One

I made this card for a couple challenges - Paper Pal Arts PPA47 and The Sweetest Thing SSSC74.  The Paper Pal Arts challenge was to make something summery so I pulled out my Island Oasis DSP.  It's very bright and summery.  I used the Island Floral die to cut the main flower.  I used my 5 Petal Flower punch to punch out the center and then added a button.  I added a little embossing to the leaves with the Square Lattice folder.  For colors I used Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Old Olive.  I stamped the sentiment with the new set Occasional Quotes.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Because I Care

Here's another sneak peak of some new catalog goodies. This stamp set is called Because I Care. It's a Level 1 hostess set. It's very easy to color but it looks really impressive! The "bloom" sentiment is from Bloomin Beautiful and the little tag is stamped with Tiny Tags. I stamp the flower on my Top Note and the background was embossed with the Square Lattice folder. For colors I used Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Marina Mist. I added a big eyelet and some Old Olive ribbon to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 18, 2010

New and Returning Colors - DCBD181

I made this card for the sketch challenge at Diva Coffee Break Designs - DCBD181.  I have to say that I'm really pleased with the SU Color Renovation.  It seems so easy to create beautiful color combinations with this new palette.  Here I used Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Concord Crush.  For stamps I used Vintage Vogue.  The background was embossed with the new folder Vintage Wallpaper.  I die cut the butterflies with the Beautiful Wings embosslit

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - MTSC78

Here's a quick card I made for Mercy's Tuesday sketch - MTSC78.  I just love the bright cheerful colors in the Island Oasis DSP.  However, I've been having a hard time using the piece with the big tropical flowers.  I finally decided to use it as my focal point for this sketch.  I think the paper speaks for itself and doesn't need a lot of distracting embellishments.  I like the way this turned out.  For stamps I used the new set Perfect Punches.  I cut the big flower with the Island Floral die.  For colors I used Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and So Saffron.

Monday, June 14, 2010

More Sneak Peaks - SSSC73

Here's another card using some new SU sneak peak sets.  I used this week's sketch challenge at The Sweetest Thing - SSSC73.  For stamps I used 2 new hostess sets - Because I Care and Fast & Fabulous.  The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Mambo Melon and Daffodil Delight.  Daffoldil Delight is a new core color.  I rarely use yellow in may card making but this color really appeals to me.  It works great with the other colors.  I love this bright cheery combo!  I punched some flowers and cut the butterflies with my Beautiful Wings embosslit.  For patterned paper I used Razzleberry Lemonade and Island Oasis DSP. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blossoms Abound

I've been working on my blog all day!  What do you think??

Here's another card I made with the retired set Blossoms Abound.  I really love this set.  It's so easy to make beautiful cards.  I also used a sentiment from Vintage Labels and Canvas for the background.  The floral border stamp is from the new hostess set Because I Care.  For colors I used a couple returning In Colors - Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette.  I combined those with Rose Red.  I added a Hodge Podge Hardware frame and that's it!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fast & Fabulous

Here's a card made with a new sneak peak set called Fast & Fabulous.  This set is great because you can do 2 step stamping or watercolor the outline stamp like I did here.  I used all new colors - Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso.  For background stamps I used Medallion and Sanded.  I embellished with a punched flower and corduroy button.  The little tag was stamped with Tiny Tags and then punched out. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Perfect Punches and Returning In Colors

Here's a card I made showcasing some returning In Colors.  I used Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, and Pacific Point.  All of these colors will be coming back in the next catalog in July.  I also used a new stamp  for the sentiment.  The My Friend stamp is from a  new set called Perfect Punches.  All the stamps in this set coordinate with our punches.  Very cool!  The main image is from a retired set called Blossoms Abound.  My Mom just recently tracked down this old set for me.  Thanks Mom!  I added some Bitty buttons for my flower centers.  I think these buttons and coordinating punches are my new favorite embellishment!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Presto Patterns MTSC77

Here's a quick card I made for Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge - MTSC77.  For this card I used Presto Patterns DSP.  I sponged Marina Mist, Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery on the main image panels.  I used Sahara Sand for the base and I sponged this color onto the background piece of Presto DSP.  I also sprayed this with a little Silver Foil Smooch but it's hard to tell in the photo!  For the sentiment I used Tiny Tags and layered Vintage Labels over the little flower.  Add a little Hodgepodge hardware and done!  I think I'm starting to get the hang of the Presto DSP.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sweet Scoops MOJO142

Here's my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch - MOJO142.  Over the weekend I rearranged my craft studio according to the new SU color collections.  I was looking at the Brights Collection and I was struck by how great those colors really look together.  So, I decided to do a card using a Brights combo - Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Mambo Melon.  I love this combination!  For stamps I used the Sweet Scoops set and the sentiment from the Vintage Lables set.  The flower is die cut using the Daisy die.  The DSP is Island Oasis from the Summer Mini.  Great sketch, great colors and my current favorite stamp set!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another In Color Sneak Peak

Here's another card with some new stamps and colors!  For this card I used this week's sketch at The Sweetest Thing - SSSC72.  I used a couple new sneak peak sets - Occasional Quotes and Because I Care.  The background on the Daffodil Delight piece was stamped with the Itty Bitty Bits set.  The colors are all new - Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight.  For embellishments I used the Birds and Blooms die to cut the flowers and finished them with some Itty Bitty buttons.  The bracket was cut using the Hearts and Brackets die.  These colors are so bright and happy!  I can't wait until the new catalog rolls out!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC283

Here's another sneak peak of new catalog goodies.  For this card I used this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers - SC283.  I used a couple new sets - Fast & Fabulous for the flowers and Perfect Punches for the sentiment.  All the stamps in the Perfect Punches set coordinate with SU punches.  I just love that!  It makes the set so much more useful.  I also used some yummy new In Colors - Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.  The embossing was done with a new folder called Vintage Wallpaper.  I'm just loving all these awesome new toys!

Friday, June 4, 2010

New Catalog Goodies!!

So, I got my catalog preorder yesterday.  I was really bad and paid for 2 day delivery!  It was worth it.  I just couldn't wait to see the new catalog.  I also really wanted to do some stamping with the new sets!!  For this card I used two new hostess sets.  The flowers are a Level 2 set called Fast & Fabulous and the sentiment is from a Level 3 set called Occasional Quotes.  Both are really nice sets and I'll be using them alot!  For the layout I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - MTSC76.  The color combo is this week's challenge at Color Q - cQc35.  The colors are Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Green Galore, and Glorious Green.  This was tricky.  I've never used these colors together before!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Tropical Party Fun!

I love this new set from the Summer Mini - Tropical Party.  It's so cheerful and fun!  It makes really cute cards.  I think I'll also be putting it to use for scrapbook layouts.  This set will be great for tropical vacation photos.  On this card I used a little Island Oasis DSP for the background.  The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and So Saffron.  I used the In a Word set for the sentiment.