Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Challenge Post #1

Like I previously stated in my first post, I love to participate in card challenges. I just never posted or shared any of them before. So, today I want to share this card with you:

My favorite thing to do is to use to different challenges to complete one card, and the two I used for this card, are listed below:

1. Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Challenge #120 My favorite challenge to inspire my creativity. The featured stamper challenge is posted on Saturdays and this weeks featured stamper, Mercy, has a fabulous gallery on SCS. I loved every one of her cards and took at least 3 rounds of looking at each and every card, before I decided which one to CASE (Copy And Share Everything). You can find her card here.

2. High Hopes Challenge #32 This week, a Sunday challenge, it was a color challenge using Pink and Brown. Easy, peasy. I love these two colors together and just could not wait to do this challenge.

Supplies: (all supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise)
Stamp Set- Heartfelt Thanks
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette Textured, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Ink Pads - Regal Rose
Accessories - Markers: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss; Ribbon: Chocolate Chip & Pretty in Pink Grosgrain; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Pretties Kit, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads;
Tools - Mini Glue Dots; 2-way Glue Pen; Sticky Strip; SNAIL; Stampin' Dimensionals; Paper Cutter; Scissors; Big Shot; Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders; Sewing Machine and pink thread

It may be a little difficult to show but, the stamped flower was stamped a second time on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla CS, cut out and mounted with Dimensionals on top of the original stamped flower for a little "pop!", and the center of the flower was dusted with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.

There are two things I am sure you will note about my cards: 1. I sew on almost all of them (inside and out!); 2. I use dimensionals all the time to make something "pop!" on my images. My cards just don't ever seem complete with out these two elements. Of course for classes and workshops I had to tone it down some and do much simpler cards, which is both a challenge and a joy for me!

I hope you enjoy my first posted card to this blog. I will try to get better at scanning my cards in to the computer (at least straighter, hee hee hee)...now I am off to try to post it to both SCS and the High Hopes Blog! Wish me luck!


My First Post

Wow! I finally have a blog! It took a few tries and more than a few hours, days, weeks even, to get one up and running...But I made it! Hee hee hee.

So, welcome to My Little Piece of Paper Heaven. As the title suggests, I am an avid paper crafter with an addicition for paper...and stamps...and inks...and paper flowers...and lots of little embellishments...ok, I LOVE it ALL!

The purpose of my blog is to share my addiction, I mean, creations with other crafting enthusiasts in the world of scrapbooking and stamping.

What do I love more? Scrapbooking or Stamping? That is the question! I enjoy both very much and when I can combine the two worlds together? Ahhhh...I am in Heaven! Paper and Stamp Heaven!!!

I have been a closet participant in the many challenges found on Splitcoaststampers and various other blogs and have now decided it is time to come out of the closet and share. I am very determined to participate and post them on their respectives websites and on this blog in order to push my creativity to its fullest potential. Also, I love feedback! Any feedback received, whether positive or negative,(as long as it is respectful and tactful) I welcome with an open mind and heart.

Thanks for visiting!