Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hoppy Birthday

After my big cleaning project, I am happy to be back stamping. I have a ton to share today, so look for many posts :) I am way behind on all of my Viva La Verve sketches! I have 5 to do before Friday. I got one done today and hopefully I will get one more done.

I have a lot of challenges going on with this card. The first one is from There She Goes blog it was to show how far you have come stamping. If I hadn't just cleaned the stamping room, I never would have found this stash of oldies. You are supposed to post one of your first creations and then a recent project as well. I started in 2003 when a friend invited me to her house for a Stampin Up party. I really enjoyed the time with other women and I also liked making cards. I really didn't like giving them away, which is why I was able to find this one LOL!

On to my current card that I did. I used the Viva La Verve VLVApr02 sketch seen below. As you know they always have a twist. The twist this week was to use background stamps. I love background stamps, so this was tons of fun. I then saw the Gina K Designs April release challenge to "Adorn Your Corner", so my wheels were turning.
Here is my card
Isnt' that fun? Okay I am in love with many things in the card. My cousin Katie came over a bit ago and she got me on a watercoloring kick. Why is it I have all of these supplies and all I can think about is the next new thing LOL! I really like how this little cuttie turned out with the water coloring. It took a while, but worth it in the end. The tip I learned today was that I needed to be more patient during the layers of colors. There was some bleeding of colors because I didn't let the previous layer dry completely.
Next, I got to use some new goodies from Papertrey Ink (I know I just got done saying that I need to use what I have, but a girl can't always help it LOL!). That is a new $15 background set. Isn't that too much fun. I love that the base and the layers are all from the same set, but they have totally different feels. The background on the main layer is my new dazzle versa mark. You can't see the detail in the picture, but WOW!!!! If you love the subtle effect of versa mark, you will love the subtle shimmer this added. It was super easy as well, just stamp.
As I was typing this up, I realized this card will also work for the Stamp TV STVCC9 to use at least 4 colors. I already have an entry, so I hope you can enter more than once LOL.

It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Watercolor paper, Kraft
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Brocade Blue, Real Red, Lovey Lilac, Only Orange, Yo-yo Yellow, Garden Green, Brillant Blue, Creamy Carmel, Close to Cocoa, PTI Versamark Dazzle
Accessories: Aqua Painter, stampin dimensionals, black pen