Kristas Stamp Spot

Monday, November 29, 2010

Splitcoast Clean & Simple - CAS95

This week's Clean & Simple challenge at Splitcoast was to include flowers in your design - CAS95.  I pulled out my favorite floral die - Daisies #2.  Since this is a clean and simple card I kept the design pretty basic.  I layered two cuts of each size daisy in Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze.  This was last week's color combo at Splitcoast - CC297.  I didn't get a chance to play last week but the samples really caught my eye so I decided to use it for this card.  I used a corduroy button for the center of my flower.  The sentiment is from the set A Word for You.  Finally I rounded the bottom corners of the card base to soften the whole design.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mom and Dad's Anniversary Card

I made this card for my Mom and Dad's anniversary.  I got this new set from Hero Arts made up of various pine boughs and cones.  The stamped images are beautiful.  I kept the color combo very Adirondackish - Garden Green, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.  The sentiment is from A Word for You.  I oval punched that and sponged the edges.  I used the color spritzer to add some dimension to the background.  Finally, I finished with some satin ribbon.  I think this is one of my favorite cards I've made lately!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Button Button Border

I've been playing around with the Button Button set and I decided to try using it for a border.  Most of the buttons in the set fit really nicely inside the scalloped border from the Tasteful Trim die.  This set is going to be great for embellishing.  My color combo is Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade.  I love this bright, cheery combo!  I stamped the flowers from the set Cottage Garden and the sentiment is from A Word for You.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Jamaica Digi Scrap Page

Here's another scrapbook layout from our Jamaica vaction.  This page was made entirely with My Digital Studio SU elements.  The circle grid paper is an add on kit called The Write Stuff.  The ruler is also an add on from the Vintage Overlays download.  I think the Vintage Overlays are probably my favorite download SU has created.  They are so versatile and add tons of dimension to my pages.  Looking at these pictures makes me miss Jamaica.  I wish I was there right now!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge - IC259

Here's my card for this week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast - IC259.  I've never played along with an inspiration challenge before but it was fun!  The inspiration came from a website called Plaid Pony Village.  They had lots of colorful, interesting items.  I chose this afghan.  My card is pretty simple.  The base is Sahara Sand and then I layered lots of punched flowers in a diagonal stripe to match the afghan.  The punch I used is called Trio Flower.  The sentiment is from the set A Word for You.  I sponged the edges a little so it would stand out on the colorful background.  I think I captured the look of the afghan.  What do you think?  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC307

This week's sketch at Splitcoast is really versatile - SC307.  It's great for using up a few DSP scraps.  I used Autumn Spice DSP.  My color combo is Early Espresso, Old Olive and More Mustard.  My stamped image is from the set Just Believe.  I colored the stamp with my markers in order to get multiple colors.  I sponged all the edges for a vintage feel and used my color spritzer on the focal image.  I embellished this with some linen thread and a button.  My sentiment is from the set Vintage Labels and punched with the Jewelery tag.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Splitcoast Clean & Simple Challenge CAS93

This week's Clean & Simple challenge at Splitcoast is a sketch - CAS93.  The layout is really eye catching with the offset background and circle focal point.  This is a sketch I might use again.  My card is pretty simple.  The color combo is Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Rose Red.  For stamps I used Cottage Garden and Short & Sweet.  My background is embossed with a Texturz plate but you can't see the detail in the photo.  Too bad because it looks really good!!  I cut the circles with my Circle Scissors Plus.  I think I've finally gotten the hang of that tool!  I finished with a little Rose Red ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC306

Here's my card for this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast - SC306.  I just got this little cup with my last order.  It's so darn cute.  I'm going to use it on some Christmas gifts this year.  This is a single SU stamp called Tiny Teacup.  My sentiment is from the set A Word for You.  The background was stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds.  My color combo is Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze and Concord Crush.  The white strip is embossed with a Texturz plate.  It's a little hard to see in the photo.  For punches I used a scallop edge and circle.  The mat for my stamped image is two Fancy Flower punches layered together.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Button Button SCS Color Challenge CC296

I decided to play along with this week's color challenge at Splitcoast - CC296.  The challenge was Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.  I just couldn't wait to ink up the set I got this week.  Stampin Up recently held a demo challenge and the prize was the new set Button Button from the upcoming Occasions mini.  I just got it this week and I really like it.  I can see this set is going to get a lot of use!  I use buttons pretty regularily but sometimes its hard to find just the right color.  Now I have a whole bunch to choose from and I can make them any color I want!  The card is pretty simple.  I just stamped a winding path of buttons.  I added a couple words from the Fabulous Phrases set.  Quick, easy and simple.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Digital Scrap Page

I've been on a scrapbooking kick the last few weeks so I thought I'd post one of the digital pages I've finished.  I'm working on the photos from our vacation to Jamaica last spring.  These pictures are a little fuzzy but it was the first time I'd ever been parasailing so I had to scrap them!  It was so much fun.  I used Stampin Up's program My Digital Studio to make this page.  Most of the elements are from SU.  I added the turquoise flower and scalloped ring from a kit by Eva Kipler.  I'm totally converted to digital scrapbooking!  I love this form of media.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tree Trimmings CAS

Here's a quick clean and simple card I made this weekend.  This is one layer and just stamping.  I used the set Peaceful Wishes to stamp the branches and pinecone in Old Olive and Early Espresso.  The ornaments are from the set Tree Trimmings.  I stamped these in Concord Crush and Marina Mist.  The sentiment is from the wheel Jolly Jinges.  I used my markers to color the stamp in multiple colors.  I did have to use my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to get the sentiment on straight.  I didn't want to screw up the card on the very last stamp!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Splitcoast Color Challenge CC295

Here's my card for this week's color challenge at Splitcoast - CC295.  The combo is Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Peach Parfait.  I thought this was a nice fall combo so I pulled out my Frech Foliage set.  I just don't think you can make a bad card with this set!  It's so darn versatile.  I also stamped the background with the Very Vintage wheel.  The sentiment is from Just Believe.  I used my color spritzer and sponges to add to the vintage look.  I finished with some Crochet trim and an Antique brad.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Morning Cup Color Q Challenge 56

I missed the dealine for last week's Color Q challenge but I really liked the combo so I decided to post it anyway - cQc56.  The combo is Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Certainly Celery.  I used the SU set Morning Cup.  I watercolored this with an aquapainter and my reinkers.  The focal image is die cut with Nesties.  The scallop borders were cut with the Tasteful Trim die.  The DSP is Island Oasis from the Summer mini.  The background was stamped with Itty Bitty backgrounds.  I punched the sentiment with the Jewelry tag punch.  I finished with some linen thread and a corduroy button.  Thanks for stopping by!