Monday, December 30, 2013

Finally Stamping Again...and a Give-away!

Well I finally found some time to get down to my stamping corner and put rubber to ink this weekend!  Wahoo!!  I have to admit that I was more than a bit rusty after nearly three weeks off...my Mojo just wasn't working for me.  So, I did what I always do when I need inspiration:  I visited some of my favourite challenge websites to get my creative juices flowing.  I landed on a colour challenge over at The Friday Mash-up and a sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments...just what the doctor ordered!  Here are the two challenges:

Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using the colors "Real Red, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay & Crumb Cake."
  2. Create a project with some "Glimmer/Shimmer/Bling. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "Real Red, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake & Glimmer."


And here is my project...keep in mind that it is the first thing I've created in a looongg while...


Love note featuring the new Love You to The Moon stamp set (133143) available January 3rd

I have to say this colour challenge really was a tough one!  That is not a combination I would ever think of putting together, but I think I managed to make it work.  I was even  able to use up some scrap leftovers from one of the Christmas Simply Created Kits...can you tell which elements I used??

 You also may have noticed a few brand-new products as well!  The stamp set I used is called Love You to The Moon and is such a fabulous set for Valentine's Day or for anytime you want to let someone special know how much they are loved.  It will be available in just a few days when the new Occasions Catalogue goes live! 
Another new product is the TIEF I used for the background.  Aren't those polka dots adorable??  It is a little teaser from the upcoming Sale-a-bration brochure.  SO MANY awesome products available FOR FREE starting January 28th.  This embossing folder is called Decorative Dots...definitely one you'll want to snap up!

I decided to bling up the inside of the card too, adding some glimmery chevrons to highlight the sentiment, which is also from the Love you to the Moon set. 
So, have you guess which elements I used from the Christmas Simply Created Kit yet?  Leave me a comment before January 1st telling me which ones they are and I will choose one person to receive some free swag!  How's that for a happy way to ring in the New Year?!? 

7 comments:

  1. The glitter paper. Thanks for the chance to win fun stuff. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  2. It's nice to have you back again. Hope you holiday was great. Love this red polka dot paper and the sentiment from Love You To the Moon stamp set. I think you have used the red button and twine from the Christmas Simply created kit. I was surprised by the color too, but you sure make it work.

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  3. Typical me....I look at the pic first....and hey...is that a new embossing folder! I want it! ....then, of course, I read LOL... yeah...new goodies!! Very pretty card....way to get your mojo back!

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  4. LOVE it! The washi strips are great, and I love the layered die cuts and zig-zag strip! And then the inside is a sweet surprise! Thanks so much for playing at HSS. Erika

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  5. This is such a fun card! I love all of the texture and different embellishments! Thanks for playing at HSS!!

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  6. Ok...you have convinced me to get this stamp set! Such a cute card! Love the washi and the bling! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

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  7. Super cute, Leena. Great use of the sketch and colors. I love the precise stamping and layering of elements. A great submission to the Friday Mashup this week- thanks for playing along;)

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