SO I have really been getting into these challenge sites. It is kind of fun to have some paramenters (and I find it helps when I have a mojo problem! ;)
I have to admit, I am partial to the Global Design Project, as it is the brain-child of my dear Aussie friends, Louise and Kylie, but I've found a few other challenges that I have enjoyed, too!
OH MY GOSH, the new set, Botanical Blooms, from next month's Occasions Catalog, should just be called Dena's Favorite flower set!! I absolutely love it! It is so much fun and I can't wait to spend more time playing with it!! This card I whipped out for the GDP sketch challenge this week. I just love the sketch--simple and classy--just like me! ;)
The white panel was created with the Tags and Labels framelits and I cut the "fancy " end--and left the rest without. I'll post a video of it in the next few days to show you how!
Of course my FAVORITE part of this card is the flower!! It is an amazing set of stamps and coordinating framelits that create this gorgeous bloom. The flower is So Saffron with Tangerine Tango sponged in the center, under the black framelit piece. SO cute!! The leaves are cut out and stamped in old olive. Love the look of those veins! Just can't wait to get going with this awesome set! (oh and the printed paper coordinates, too!!)
Oh how I love this adorable, clean, simple sketch!! Thanks so much for sharing this, SIP!! I had my Snow Place set out while I was working on yesterday's post and I thought it would be fun to play with...
ADORBS, right? I love the sweet sayings that come in this set and I thought they were perfect for some silly penguins! I started by stamping the greeting (usually the last thing I do!)
The angles of the penguins make for a fun card--and go perfectly with the greeting, dontcha think? Super sweet, too!
Keeping my card simple, I did the background with the Softly Falling embossing folder, added the flags (cut with the banner punch) in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and that's it!
When I saw this sketch, I thought this set was a dead ringer! Bloomin' Love will also be in the upcoming Occasions Catalog and features a beautiful set with coordinating thinlits. They are absolutely beautiful!! The colors are really soft and understated, but the black really punches up everything!
Just some simple stamping, a few diecuts and some pearls. Can't beat that for simplicity!
I think the super sweet part is the banner--it is a framelit from another set--one that will truly rule--but coordinates with several things coming up. I oh so love it when stuff goes, don't you!? Hold onto your hats--this is going to be an awesome catalog!
I am not going to post any of the "new" things in my supply list (cause they are not available yet). But just wait--come Jan 5 we will be rocking things SU Style!
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