Tuesday, October 27, 2009
SU: Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, White or Very Vanilla (neutral color).
CTMH: Buttercup, Cranberry, Brown Bag, White or Vanilla (neutral color).
This is the card that I created for this challenge:
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Her challenge was to use the above sketch, use Morning Sunshine DSP and use hardware. Now, Tracy is a hardware freak, and I say that in a nice way! :) She will use half a pack of brads on one card and think nothing of it...and her cards are BEAUTIFUL! Now, I'm not much of a hardware user- a few brads here and there, but that's about it. I had bought the hardware kit from Stampin' Up a while ago and have hardly used anything out of it. So, this would definitely be a challenge for me.
Since Tracy had provided us with all of the papers that we'd need, there really wasn't much thinking to do, so here is the card that I came up with for her challenge. What do you think?
I used Stampin Up's Happy Together stamp set. I'm actually quite happy with this card, although for some reason, when I scanned the card, the ribbon doesn't match, but in real life it DOES! Anyway, Tracy's challenge was fun and forced me to dig into my hardware kit...now, maybe I'll use it more often! Thanks, Tracy!
Make sure to come back on Tuesday for Sherrod Studio's Tuesday Throwdown and we hope that you'll play along!!! See you then, if not before!!
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Our fearless leader, and owner of Sherrod Studio, Kim, is offering to the winner of the challenge....
--FREE 1 Stamp Set of Your Choice ($15.00 value)
(random prize winner will be drawn & announced on Nov 2)
--and FREE SHIPPING from today until Nov 1.
Here's the sketch:
It's easy to join in the fun and have a chance to win!! Just follow these simple rules:
1. Create your take from the sketch above.
2. Post it in your blog and copy the direct URL link of it to the Mr. Linky Box provided on the Card Patterns blog.
3. Deadline for posting your submission is Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:59PM EST.
Check out some fabulous creations made using Sherrod Studio stamps here and then put your creative hats on! I'll be checking back to see what you create! Good luck!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
To create the emboss resist panel, I started with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of white glossy paper. Using a Versamark (or Embossing) pad, I stamped the flower image from the Gracie set onto the white glossy paper, sprinkled with white embossing powder and then embossed using a heat gun. Once cool, I used a sponge to dab on Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Eggplant Envy ink. The ink will not stick to the white embossing. That's all there is to it!
The cardstock used is Pixie Pink, Eggplant Envy and Green Galore. "Gracie" is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?
Make sure to check out Sherrod Studio's blog to see the other design team member's creations. Now, it's YOUR turn!! Create YOUR emboss resist card and link it to the thread found here using Mr. Linky. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I was off today (furlough day!) so I did a few things around the house and catching up on laundry, but I was able to get one card made. I had borrowed this set- SU's Home for Christmas- from my mom and wanted to try it out. This is what I came up with, although it isn't quite what I had in mind when I started:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
And here is my take on that sketch:
Make sure to hop on over to Sherrod Studio's blog and see what the other design team members have come up with...and don't forget to play along! You don't have to use Sherrod Studio stamps, but if you do, that's great!!! Post your card to your blog and then post on the Tuesday Throwdown post on the Sherrod Studio blog using Mr. Linky a link directly to your card. Good luck and have fun!!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I had taken pictures of each step while doing the technique so that I could post a picture tutorial, but my camera is acting wonky and won't upload them to my computer...it keeps telling me that they're already uploaded when I KNOW that they're NOT! Anyway, that'll be for another day...I used Sherrod Studio's Ella for the main image. Ella is stamped on GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I used my Nesties to cut out the main image. All papers are Stampin' Up- Night of Navy, Pixie Pink, white glossy, except for the GP110 on the main image. I used the "One of a Kind" stamp from Sherrod Studio's Gracie stamp set and punched it out using the oval and scallop oval punches. The ribbon is from the Offray Ribbon Outlet. I adhered pink and navy dew drops using Crystal Effects.
I hope that you are having a great Sunday!! It's beautiful here- VERY fall-like! I'm off now to make my soup! Go Ravens!
In the meantime, I do want to let you know about the new weekly challenge that Sherrod Studio will be starting this week. Tuesday Throwdown will be spotlighting Sherrod Studio stamps through sketch challenges, technique challenges...and whatever exciting and fun things Kim can come up with! I hope that you'll stop in on Tuesdays to see the weekly challenge and to check out what the Design Team comes up with. (HINT: the first challenge is a sketch challenge!)
You'll even get to participate in the challenges and maybe be selected as a featured stamper! Make sure to bookmark Sherrod Studio Blog to play along!
See you again soon!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here are the directions to make these little holders:
1. Cut a piece of colored cardstock into a 2-1/2" x 8" rectangle.
2. Score and fold at 2-1/4" and 2-3/8" from both ends.
3. Using the Window Word Punch, punch a slot at one end leaving approximately ½" at end.
4. Cut a 2" square of white cardstock. Stamp images and mat onto another square of coordinating cardstock.
5. Using red tape or mono adhesive, adhere punched end to center of middle section, being careful to only apply adhesive to the space above the slot when folded up.
6. Adhere stamped and matted image to top leaving an overlap of about 1-1/2" to allow for closure. Decorate as desired.
7. Insert gum packet or thin snack-sized chocolate bar into slot. Attach sticky Velcro dots or squares to hold closed.
I used the haunted house image from All Hallows Eve. All papers are from Stampin’ Up- Green Galore, Basic Black and Whisper White. The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using a combination of Copic and Stampin’ Up markers. Other accessories used: Word Window Punch, sticky Velcro squares, self-stick green gems from Bazzill, antiqued copper brads by Recollections from Michael’s, and Prima Flowers (Halloween collection).
Make sure to check out the other Sherrod Studio Design Team members blogs...the links are in my sidebar to the left!
Friday, October 2, 2009
CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS OCT. 31, 2009)
Your creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must have:
1. a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. use of ORANGE, BLACK, GREEN, and purple is an optional substitution color.
3. tag the photos of your submission with "BSSOCT09", to be entered in the drawing!
OUR FANTASTIC PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Bombshell Stamps Sugar Skull & "Bones Font" mounted stamps
Festive printed papers from Crafty Chica
Paper and brad flowers from C Custom Creations
Colorful Toe Tags from C Custom Creations
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Also, starting in October, the Sherrod Studio blog will be having a weekly challenge every Tuesday so you’ll want to check out our Tuesday Throwdown challenge and join in the fun!!!