Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Three challenge cards to share

Hi everyone! I have several challenge cards to share. First up, today's SCS color challenge. We were challenged to use Cocoa, Coral, Celery, Blush and White. Love these together!! For my layout I used Taylored Expression's sketch #76. I used an image and sentiment from the much loved Unity's June KOM, Perfect in Every Way. That teapot is my FAVORITE!! I pieced it with a scrap of PTI DP. Oh and see that border? I bought the border punch today, it's Upper Crest from EK Success -got it at 40% off! The sentiment is embossed with white EP.
Next up is also a combined challenge. This month, Cath challenged us to a Bag Lady challenge -an inspiration challenge of several hand bags. I was drawn to the colors and crocheted flowers on this bag.

This time I went with the fun tree from Unity's Tiny Giggle Grove and the sentiment is from the June's KOM. I kept with the yellow center theme and added a yellow brad to each branch end. I just sort of played around until I found a combination of circles/flowers/brads/ribbons and button I liked. The layout is from a sketch challenge new to me. Karen from The Sweetest Thing has a Sweet Sunday sketch. This layout follows last week's sketch #28. I was drawn to all the circles!!

And last, but NOT least is this week's Featured Stamper challenge. This week we honored the very sweet and talented, Teresa (va.sunshine)!! Check out her gallery, this girl has it going on!!

I chose this card to case. I LOVED the colors and pattern papers she used on this card!! Seriously, my card didn't do it justice AT ALL, but I loved the bright colors of my ribbon and it sorta took me in this direction. I hope it puts a smile on her face!

The flower stem is from my new love, SU's Tiny Leaves sizzlits die, the felt flower is from Ebay and the pattern paper is from PTI Bitty Squares. The button, pink burlap string and Oregon Raindrops are from my girl, Heidi at Pinkhedgehog papercrafts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Deets (color):
Stamps: perfect in every way
Paper: cocoa, blush blossom, white, cameo coral
Ink: versamark, memento tuxedo black
Accessories: may arts celery striped, copic markers, border punch, circle nesties, white EP, light green rhinestones
Card Deets (bag lady):
Stamps: tiny giggle grove, perfect in every way
Paper: spring rain, aqua mist, white, dark brown, DP (all PTI)
Ink: memento espresso
Accessories: aqua mist satin ribbon, light blue grosgrain, burlap string, swiss dots EF, circle and blossom nesties, yellow brads, jumbo yellow brad, white crocheted flowers from Etsy
Card Deets (featured stamper):
Stamps: sentiment by tech tuesday
Paper: Raspberry fizz, new leaf, white, summer sun and raspberry fizz bitty squares -all PTI
Ink: black
Accessories: ribbon from Michael's, felt flower, button, tiny leaves sizzlit, oregon raindrops



  1. These are all REALLY pretty, Michelle! I love that border with the bling on the first one, the colors on the second one are so soft, and the third is bright and fun!!

  2. All of them are absolutely gorgeous!

  3. You're rockin' the Unity!! These are all fabulous, Michelle!!!

  4. Great cards!!! Love the blue one!!!!

  5. All three are fabulous, but I particularly like the first one with the tea pot. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful cards - Michelle!!! Each one is so wonderfully designed!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. OOOOOOH Gorgeous Michelle!!!! Love that teapot from the first, and the last is so bright and fun you can't help but smile.....I just love the middle one though, blue and white - one of my fav colour combos and not to mention you used some of those super cool crocheted flowers!!!!! Awesome job girlie!!!

  8. Whoa, gf, that's a lotta fabulous stampin!!!!! I just love the little tea pot, the soft, pretty Michelle colors on the second, and the bright pretty summery look on the third!!! Awesome work, Roomie!!!

  9. Very beautiful cards, Michelle! Love the soft look of first one; gentle flowers on the second; and bright colors on third!

  10. All three are superbly done! Congrats on the published card!

  11. All three cards are awesome but I think the first one with the teapot is my favorite! Excellent inspiration pieces!! Thanks!

  12. Amazing, your detail is beyond reproach, everything is perfection!! Love these Michele!!

  13. All adorable cards, but I especially like the crochet flowers and the blues and white in the middle one.