Saturday, October 25, 2008

BIRTHDAYS ARE FUN!

There are a lucky group of stampers that were able to spend a week on a cruise with Gina of Gina K, Nichole of PaperTrey and I forget who else. It is something I would have loved to be a part of but well the timing just was all wrong and for a variety of reasons I could only dream about it. But there was some land fun last Wednesday evening when the land lubbers who also love Gina K stamps got together on SCS for a land cruise. There was lots of chatter, questions to answer in hopes of winning a prize and fun card challenges.

I only had time to do one challenge. I had to use chipboard on a card. Now I have LOTS of chipboard and I rarely use it because I can't figure out what to do with it so this was a real challenge for me. I was not very happy with my first attempt. I seemed to be forcing the issue. This is what I came up with. ITs okay, but nothing special. I colored the chip board scalloped ciecle using my copic markers. Since I was using yellows and oranges it took quite a few coats of color. I did have fun uing lots of my punches.

My second attempt made me mch happier. Maybe mainly becasue it is a lighter brighter card. For this one I covered a chipboard circle with designer paper. I wish I could remember the name of the Designer Paper but I don't. All I can tell you is that is is retired and it is from SU. Also it was one of their christmas packs. This is the chard that I uploaded for the challenge. It also uses a Gina K stamp set. The set is How Sweet It Is which is one of her stamps for a cause sets. These are specific sets that provide from their sale a donation to a specific charity. This set benefits The American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. $7.00 of every set sold is divided evenly between these two organzations.

So thats it for today. Tomorrow will be venturing away from stamping to show some things I've made or am working on that are projects from other of my crafting loves.

3 comments:

LadyDoc said...

Can't wait to see what you will be showing tomorrow!

Susan said...

Suzanne! Welcome back from your cruise! You have been so busy! I just love your fall cards, your beautiful wedding keepsake idea and your decorated bandaid tin. A friend of mine uses her decorated tin to hold her business cards when she does SU! workshops, so that is another idea for how to use them. Good for you for branching out to chipboard. I am finding paint is better than ink for colouring them as it is thicker :)

See you again soon! Thank you for your comments on my blog, as always! XX

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Well I really do like them both...but I have to agree that the second one really takes the cake!!! LOL Truly it's sooooo sweet with that dp!!