Friday, February 1, 2008

A Good Night

How do you tell when I've had a good night?

As you can see I'm a messy stamper. the table doesn't look much better. My mom and my other stampin' buddies tend to make fun of me because I've always got a mess when I get done stampin (that usually doesn't get cleaned up for a while). . . . I just noticed my fingers are really crooked. Oh, well. . . . on to WHAT I stamped.
Okay, so my friend Lee is always participating in challenges on SCS. I haven't had much time to do any of the challenges lately, but tonight. . . . YIPEEE. . . . I did :)

The first challenge I tried was a featured stamper challenge. Here is my take for that challenge.

I loved the idea of using the retired christmas simply scrappin kit for a valentine. The colors definately work. I didn't have the same stamp she used so I too the baby stamp from "Year after Year" and used the hearts from "Loads of Love". I also used "Doodle This" for some added flair.

The next card I made was for the Inspiration Challenge

I loved this challenge. I usually have a hard time with IC's because I'm a very literal person. But this time I think I did a little better. I'm using this card as a thank you note for one of my customers. The Red flowers are from "Brocade Basics", the wording ("joy") is from "Warm Words" and the partial background on the white paper in the middle is the background stamp "En Francais". The cardstock is Kraft, real read, and whisper white.

then. . . . since I had a little more time and felt like I was doing well tonight . . . I made ANOTHER card :)

when the new catalog came out a few weeks ago I immediately saw the designer papers "notebook" and had tons of ideas of what I could do with the set. I love the colors and the simplicity of the patterns. This is the first time I've been able to use it and I can't wait to do more with it. The stamps are from "Carte Postale" and the card stock is close to cocoa.

Well, that's what I've been doing tonight. Now, it's WAY past my bed time and I've got a big day tomorrow. . . . it's Job Shadow day and I've coordinated all the students that will be participating in my little town. Have a great weekend

and as always, thanks for looking!


Lee said...

Wow Sarah!! I've got to move my booty for this weeks challenges to catch up!! LOL I LOVE your colors and your style. You have wonderful layouts! I think your Inspiration card is fantastic!!! And I didn't notice the notebook paper.....I'm soooo gonna have to add those to my next order!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!

cookingmama said...

Really nice cards...and how cool to have a good night that shows up on your hands!! (-; Better than the orange glow of fingers who ate too many cheetos (ok I did not have any Cheetos..but ya know what I mean). Better to stamp than snack.

Suzanne said...

Great cards! I need to get into more challenges. So far just working on color and sketch ones. You did a wonderful job with these....and....I'm so glad to see I'm not the only stamper that has messy fingers when I am done!!!!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Awesome Creation... your work is Wonderful!!!

Christi said...

Hahaha! Ok, first off LOVE your hand.!! All of your cards are fantastic!!!

LadyDoc said...

All the cards look beautiful but the Inspiration challenge card is definitely my favorite.