April 5, 2010

SOME FUN CHALLENGES OVER AT STAMPIN' CONNECTION!

Happy Monday all!!! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend - it poured and stormed here all weekend, so we had a pretty quiet Easter, but a really yummy dinner!!  And, I had time to get two of the challenges done at Stampin' Connection, whoohoo!! So, I am going to share them here today.  The first is the Monday sketch challenge since that is the team I am on right now. This week, fellow team-mate Diane Noble posted the sketch and it is fabulous!! I really loved it, the panels are so versatile so I know I will be playing with this one again!  If you are SU! demo, be sure at check out the sketch and if you make a card, share it so we can all see!!  I played with my new set called Awash With Flowers, which is a preview set for the new catalog coming out this summer and is available to purchase right now - just go here and click on shop now and it is yours!! This is such a fun set, I just love how many different things you can do with it. For this card, I used all my in-colors because they are so bright and vibrant, they look fabulous with these stamps!  So fun!! 
This second card is for the Inspiration Challenge that was posted yesterday at Stampin' Connection. I very rarely have time to play along, so I was excited to get the chance this weekend!  For this card, I used a lot of punches, including my favorite (for now) called the two-step bird punch, just love it!! I paired my Kraft base with the yummy DSP from the Occasions mini called Sending Love - this beautiful paper includes embossed and glittered sheets that are truly gorgeous and fun to play with.  My sentiment is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes - love it!!  So, there you have it - two cards and on a Monday too, LOL!! I hope your week is starting out great and gets better as it goes along!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate all your comments!!!  I will be back tomorrow with some fun projects I am sharing at an event this weekend - can't wait to show you!!! 
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White card stock, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Inks - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo classic inks, Black Stazon
Stamps - Awash With Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Charming
Accessories - Scalloped Trip Border punch, Scalloped oval punch, large oval punch, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, Playground button, twine
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip card stock, Sending Love Designer Series Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip classic ink and stampin' write marker, Creamy Caramel classic ink
Stamps  - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories - Scalloped Circle Sizzix Die, Two-Step Bird Punch, Scalloped Trim Border punch, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for the Big Shot

20 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Alex! So bright and cheery! Thanks for making me smile! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So, so pretty! Love them both!

Dani said...

2 fab cards! Love the first one, that stamp set is so fun and I love how you paired it with such bright colors!

Joan said...

Wonderful cards Alex. I love that pink one!!!!!

raindropecho said...

Alex these are just AMAZING! The layering, the texture, the colors...perfect cards! I'm stormy here now in So Cal :) Glad you had a great Easter dinner!
- Ann

mudmaven said...

Fantastic cards, as always Alex! Love the Awash with Flowers one - so very bright and cheery! Way to go! ~chris

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL work Alex.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Oooh I love the turquoise and yellow together!! I'm so going to have to check this set out!

Maureen said...

hey there! two great cards....glad you had a lovely Easter. Thanks for your visits on my blog...feels like it'll be a bit before I am totally back in the swing...

Diane said...

Two beauties Alex!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful creations! Love your bright colours on the sketch challenge and the soft colours and design on the second!

Marisa said...

Love that top card with the fabulous bright colours of spring on it. Great new set being previewed too :D Well done.

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beautiful cards Alex!!! Love this new SU Set and I can't wait to get mine :) Love the colors you used on both cards!!! Hugs ~S~

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beautiful cards Alex!!! Love this new SU Set and I can't wait to get mine :) Love the colors you used on both cards!!! Hugs ~S~

Carolyn King said...

great cards Alex! I ADORE that first one. The colors and design are just amazing!

kathleenh said...

Love these cards Alex! I especially love the Awash with Flowers card. It is so bold and beautiful!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Alex, love those colors girl!

Dawn Easton said...

Hey girl! I'm playing catch up once again...ugh...haha!

Love your first card for all those bright colours! Awesome!

Your bird on the second is wonderful...need that! hehe!

Hope you have a FAB week!

Rose Ann said...

Both are so pretty, Alex...and you remind me that I need to pull out my little birdie punch again soon. ;)

Risa said...

Both of your cards are beautiful Alex! I love them both!!!
hugs
Risa:)