Jan 23 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge 83

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to use the colors of Kiwi Kiss, Red, Black and White.  I went with Riding Hood Red, instead of the true Real Red.  I also added just a touch of brown for my branch…sorry for the little cheat!

Yes, I expedited my order so I could get my NEW stuff yesterday.  I sat last night and mounted almost everything…a record for me!  This set, Cheep Talk, is one of my favorites in the new catalog AND it has some coordinating designer paper (Good Morning Sunshine) that I didn’t use because the colors were different than I needed.

To start, I inked up the branch with Kiwi Kiss, then used my Blender Pen to remove the Kiwi Kiss from the stem (hint from Convention last year!)  Then I added the Close to Cocoa color with my marker.  The bird I colored with markers in Ruby Red, Summer Sun and Basic Black.  I matted the Whisper White with Riding Hood Red and Basic Black.  I used the polka dot print from Bella Rose Designer Paper and matted it with Basic Black.  I also added two Ruby brads in the upper right corner.  I stamped A Special Note of Thanks on the Riding Hood Red layer with Basic Black.  I used my piercing tool and mat to run a line of punches across the bottom left.

I love this!  I’m so happy it turned out exactly as I had planned in my head.  I can’t wait to use this set some more…too bad I have to finish prepping for my Love You Much class this weekend!  lol!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend…these weeks go by SO fast!

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Cheep Talk
C/S: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Bella Rose DSP
Inks:  Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Markers:  Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Other:  Blender Pen, Ruby mini brads, piercing tool and mat, dimensionals

19 People have left comments on this post

Jan 23, 2009 - 10:01:49
beckie said:

So darn cute!! I need this set!

Jan 23, 2009 - 10:01:33

Oh this is great Connie. What an awesome creations. I love the way your sentiment takes the same curve as your branch.

BTW…you looked FABULOUS in the new issue of SS. You ROCK.

Jan 23, 2009 - 11:01:44

This is adorable, I can not wait to get that set! It takes us so long for shipping it makes me crazy, but I won’t pay that price, lol. Your card is fabulous Connie.

Jan 23, 2009 - 11:01:35
Lisa said:

Too cute – love the sentiment look like the bird is singing

Jan 23, 2009 - 12:01:06
kim howard said:

Great card Connie! I love the bird, the paper piercing and layout!

Jan 23, 2009 - 12:01:14
Rachel Hope said:

Cute! Great job with the colors!

Jan 23, 2009 - 01:01:11
Ida said:

Fun, Fun, Fun! That set is going on my first order which I hope to place today. Great layout so I’ll be (caseing it) for sure.

Jan 23, 2009 - 01:01:35
Lisa Martz said:

I can’t wait to get this set…SO CUTE!

Jan 23, 2009 - 04:01:41
Kerry D-C said:

ooooh! this is SUPER CUTE!

Jan 23, 2009 - 05:01:11
Lisa B. said:

What a tweet card!!! I like the paper piercing under the main image…great accent!

Jan 23, 2009 - 08:01:06
Marcia said:

Love it Connie … this is such a bright and cheery card. Very cool!

🙂 Marcia

Jan 23, 2009 - 08:01:27
Patti Chesky said:

This is a lovely card!!! The bird just reminds me that Spring is on it’s way….let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.

Jan 23, 2009 - 08:01:36

Love this new set Connie and I love how you have used it here! Such an adorable creation! 😀

Jan 24, 2009 - 12:01:30

oh, SEE!!! Now i need to buy this set! Terrific Job Connie! Just so adorable!

Jan 24, 2009 - 08:01:54
Lynn Larson said:

Very cute card! I have this stamp set on my wish list. It wasn’t too high on the list until I saw your sample. Perhaps I should move it up a couple of notches and get it sooner! Great color combo too, I think that is what caught my eye the most at first.


Jan 24, 2009 - 11:01:27
Laura Turnmire said:

Geez – thanks a lot! Now I have to buy this set!! ;o)

My sister lives in Columbus, on Bryden Rd. I grew up in Springfield, but now live in Columbia, SC.

Jan 24, 2009 - 11:01:55
Kristen said:

So cute. I love your layout!

Jan 24, 2009 - 11:01:30
Nikki said:

Sooo cute! Love this set too…mine is on it’s way! Love how you used the colors! {SMILES}

Jan 25, 2009 - 09:01:06

Super cute card. I thought I wasn’t interested in this set but it appears my mind is being changed for me!