Clean and Simple Ribbon Challenge

Here is Clean and Simple card I made for this week's Challenge over on Stampin' Connection (The Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Only site) The Challenge this week was to use Ribbon!

I really love the way this turned out, sometimes I try so hard to add more, more, more to my cards when the simple cards acn be the most striking! (But I do admit I made more than one for this challenge that didn't turn out quite as nice, but hey, thats why we call it a Challenge!)

I hope you like it, and send me good house-finding vibes as I'm flying to the East Coast this weekend to hopefully find a new house for my family to move to this summer when we change duty stations! I'll be back Monday!

Mojo Monday

Just to make up for not posting for so long, I have another card for you (I've been stamping, just not posting!!) This is my version of this week's Mojo MondaySketch Challenge:

What do you think?!

Oh what a slacker....

Oh what a slacker I have become! I am SO sorry I haven't been posting! I can't believe I haven't posted in over a week...I don't know if I've ever done that before. Please forgive me! It has just slipped my mind, I've been under the weather, as have my kids and hubby we are in the middle of planning a move this summer and I have been totally focused on house-hunting at our next duty station!

Anyways, I made this card for this week's Late Night Stamper's Challenge. This one is a honor of spring (which judgin by the 8 inches of snow in my front yard is no where in sight!) our Challenge this week is to make a card with ONLY the Soft Subtles Color Family...NO NEUTRALS! Whew...I told you it was a toughie!

I hope you like what I came up with! I'd love your feedback, and for you to join us at Late Night Stampers and play long!

Who's the Boss?

Who's the Boss? Em-boss, that is! This week's challenge over at Late Night Stampers was embossing so I made this simple little all-occasion card using the Emboss-resist technique:

I learned how to make this flower using the scallop circle punch from my Design Team partner Carole'Anne (you can find her blog linked on the bottom left sidebar of my blog.)

Happy Saturday everyone!

Clean and Simple No Layer Card

Thats right, I said it-NO layers! Can it even be done (at least for me, who's motto is "the heavier the card, the better!") Here is my go at the no layer card:

I stamped my image from A Flower For All Seasons onto a Whisper White card base and watercolored it using an Aquapainter (thanks Bev!) and ink pads. i then stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I was finished! So simple but I just love the way it turned out! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Bright and Bold Flowers!

Forgive my short post, as I said yesterday its been a struggle for me to make time for posting. You can ALWAYS ask me questions if you want to know how I made a card or anything else...just leave me a comment or email me at saucystampin at yahoo dot com and I'll get right back to you! Happy Wednesday!!

Embossing Challenge

Let me level with you all, I'm not a slacker, I promise! I have decided to enter Stampin' Up's Artisan Award contest. For those that don't know, its an annual contest by Stampin' Up! where you have to submit 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 3D projects and they pick 10 winners. Its a HUGE honor to be chosen and I'm working very very hard on my projects (I have through early April to finish and submit them).

I don't think I realized exactly how much work I was going to be putting into it when I first considered entering but now that I'm planning projects it is a ton of time/energy. That, on top of the fact that my 3 year old has decided he doesn't need to nap anymore (which was when I used to stamp) means I'm not posting a ton on my blog. I'm creating, its just I haven't had enough time to take pictures, edit them, and upload them onto my blog.

I'm sorry. There, you have it. Please don't abandon me! Here is a card to hold you over, made for this week's Late Night Stampers embossing challenge!

Lots of Love

I don't know if there is a name for the kind of card this is, I created it for a tutorial and just love the way it came out! The outside is simple enough, created with Real Red Cardstock, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, and White Satin Ribbon. it up and out "pops" a surprise!

I decorated the inside with more Sending Love Paper and used the I {heart} Hearts Stamp Set and Simple Letters Bigz die and my Big Shot.

I love the way it turned out! Let me know what you think!

Late Night Stampers Challenge meets Mojo Monday

This week's Late Night Stamper's Challenge is to use everyone's Springtime favorite-butterflies! I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to create my Design Team entry.

I started my card with a Very Vanilla card base scroed at the top. I used Real Red carstock and Sending Love Designer Series Paper to create my layers. Stampin' Up's new Real Red Satin Ribbon adds the perfect touch along the bottom of the card, and some butterflies form the new Butterfly Sizzlet finish it off! (This sizzlet is a perfect way to use those tiny scraps of paper you always have left over!)

The sentiment inside of my card is from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set in the big catalog.