Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Starry Challenge, Flourishes, and RAK's

Hi everyone! First, I want to give a shout out to my friend Janice (catcrazy) and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you had an awesome day yesterday!! :)

Second, I want to thank Beth Silaika for making my new watermark as well as Dawn Easton for the technical help!! Thanks girls!!

Here's a card for today's sketch challenge on SCS. I combined it with the CCEE challenge this week, which was to make a mostly black and brown card. I like the combo...really cool!

I used my brand new Spring Ephemerals set from Flourishes that I just received. Love these forget me nots.

My mom came over this past weekend, looked at my SCS gallery for the first time, and was so supportive and encouraging. I just wanted to tell her I love her so I made this card for her. Hope she likes it.

I added a Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card and stamped the forget me nots in the lower left corner in Close to Cocoa. The sentiment panel is up on dimensionals.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Flourishes Spring Ephemerals
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Brown Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon, Brown Half-Backed Pearls, Dimensionals
Technique: Sponging

Next, did you hear that Verve is now a member company on SCS?? I'm sure you have. It's so exciting!

They're running a "Starry Challenge" to kick off their new forum so I made this card using two of their star sets. What great sets! Wanna know my favorite stamp from the sets?...that itty bitty star and swirl in the corners of the cardfront. Oh so CUTE!

I followed Jen Del Muro's sketch for you to try...great sketch!

The black mat panel behind the sentiment is up on dimensionals. The inside of the card includes a black mat panel with a cryogen shimmer white panel layered over top, then I stamped the small swirl/star images, one in the lower left corner and one in the lower right.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Verve Seeing Stars, Verve Starlight Starbright Remixed
Paper: Papertrey White, Cryogen Shimmer White, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Real Red
Accessories: White Sugar Coated Brads by Doodlebug Designs, Dimensionals
Technique: Out-of-the-box

Check out what my awesome friends have sent me...

First is an adorable card and HUGE bag of goodies from Janice (catcrazy). Seriously, Janice, you spoiled me here. I love every single thing in this bag. You really went out of your way to shop for all this stuff. Thank you, girl!

Next are two RAK's (happy mail) that came yesterday. The bright pink one on the left is from Cindy (cynamom). The floral and pearl one on the right is from Mindy Young. Gorgeous cards, girls, I love 'em! Thanks so much for thinking of me!

Wow, that was a lot of blogging huh? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. :)


Anonymous said...

WOW,WOW,WOW! Love both of your cards, Denise! The one you made your mom is especially beautiful. I bet she will really appreciate it! Your star card is also fabulous! Those tiny stars are super cute!

WOW again on all that birthday stuff! Have fun with it! :)

LeAnne said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! Such different feelings--soft & warm, and bright, bold & patriotic!! I am glad I held off on buying anything Verve--now maybe would be a good time??!!!
You have awesome friends--look at all those goodies! Wowza!

Silke said...

Denise - your cards are gorgeous!!! Love them both!!!

You are getting spoiled - don't ya just love that - LOL?!? Great gifts!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Wow!!! So much goodness all in one post!! What a gorgeous card for your mom. Love your star card, too! I'm not sure if I've ever even inked that little tiny star/swirl image -- you can bet I will now!!

Janice M said...

I had a great Birthday, Thanks!! DH threw me "Surprise" party! Glad you liked your bag of goodies!

WOW!! I LOVE the card you made for your mom, she'll LOVE it too! Great Job!!

Shannon Erskine said...

More happy mail today you lucky girl!!! Love your cards today! Love the out of the box swirls!

Lovetostamp6 said...

LOVE the beautiful cards and design. LOVE the NEW watermark its super sweet.

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Denise, so many fun things here today! All of them are fantastic! Love the sketch card, the colours are fabulous and I'm sure your Mom will LOVE it!
Your Verve card is FABO! Love the out of a box technique!

Wonderful RAKS deserve it!

Glad I could help you, my friend ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards, Denise! Love the sentiment on the second one...and the way you did the swirl in the corner!

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise so glad you played with us, love the birthday stuff.

Jetstudio Designs said...

Very pretty cards, I love the layouts that you used.

Stop by my blog you won an award!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your Mom will love that beautiful card! I love the Verve card, especially how you cut around the swirly star image in the corner!

Rose Ann said...

Your first card is so gorgeous, and I love what you've done with that LO! Your Verve card is wonderful as well, and I love your out of the box corner!! That is so nice that your Mom was able to take a look and see what a super talented daughter she has. *wink*

Wonderful goodies from your friends!!

Newstampinaddict said...

Denise, that card for your Mom is gorgeous!! I mean gorgeous! she is going to love it. Hope you have a wonderful birthday

Jessie/knightrone said...

All of your cards are always so perfect, you totally rock!! I love all the RAK's you have gotten recently, how wonderful for you!!

Julia Aston said...

Love both of your cards Denise! the star one with the out of the box cutting is terrific and what fun mail you received!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Denise, the card you made for your mom is divine!! And I'm so glad you played along!!! The stars card is fabulous too!! I LOVE the layout and the outta the box star swirl!! Way cool!!

And what fabulous friends you have. Isn't it fun to be so spoiled once in awhile? What a treat!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Your cards are your Verve card, and the one for your Mom is beautiful!