Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friends 24-7, Blogger's Challenge 99 and Blog Tour Thanks

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The Blog Tour is over. I hope you didn't miss it! Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and left a comment. You encourage me so much when you do! :) Check back often for announcements regarding future tours. Each blog on the tours showcases beautiful projects using Stampin' Up! products and may have a specific theme such as a mini catalog or the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog.

My set for today is Friends 24-7. It is one of first sets that attracted my attention when the new catalog came out. Each of my three cards features a different stamp from this set as its focal point to feature the versatility of this set.

This first card uses the bird in a vintage style card. The Blush Blossom layer is stamped with the damask image in Blush Blossom ink; the edges are sponged lightly with gray ink and the top corners punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. This is layered over Sahara Sand which has been wheeled with the Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel in celery and stamped with the damask in Bordering Blue.

The focal layer is stamped with Basic Gray and colored with a Blender Pen and ink from the lid of the ink pads. One edge is treated with the Spiral Punch and sponged then layered on a Bordering Blue layer. Finishing touches are the Little Leaves stems die cut with the Big Shot, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon and a blue button from Button Bouquet assortment.

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom
Paper: Basic Gray, Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Spiral Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Button from Button Bouquet, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponge, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlet die

The ornate damask image is the focal point for my second card today. The card base is Baja Breeze layered with the simply stunning pearly white striped cardstock. This is "buried" (lol!) in the catalog in the Taste of Textiles Specialty Paper. This is a selection of unique papers unlike anything else SU carries, and they are fabulous! I regret it took me so long to come across them! Check them out yourself on pg. 156 of the catalog!

The damask image is stamped in Baja Breeze on Shimmery White cardstock (another often overlooked beauty!) A teal Ice Rhinestone Brad at the tip adds a touch of classy bling. The sentiment is from Hugs and Wishes set. This was placed on a Baja Breeze layer that has been treated to the Eyelet Border Punch. A bow of that gorgeous White Organza Ribbon
Stamps: Friends 24-7, Hugs and Wishes is the final touch.

Ink: Baja Breeze Classic
Papers: Baja Breeze, Shimmery White cardstock, Pearly Striped White from Taste of Textiles Specialty Paper asst.
Accessories: White Organdy Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Ice Square Rhinestone Brads, Corner Rounder

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE #99

This third card is doing double duty today as it is for Friday's Blogger's Challenge also, which was to "case" ourself and re-do a card we had previously done. I chose this card from Challenge 97 and used the lovely single flower stem and sentiment from Friends 24-7. The gorgeous colors of the Raspberry Tart DSP set the stage for this card.

Stamps: Friends 24-7
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Rosse Red
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP; Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral cardstocks
Accessories: Blender Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, 1" Circle and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Pink Flower Brad

Click here to see the other BC participants this week.

Don't forget the May Special on all Designer Paper, Textured Cardstock and Specialty Papers this month from Stampin' Up! Buy three packages, get one FREE!! Order on my website, contact me to order, or for more information!

All products for the three cards are from Stampin' Up!

Thanks so much for dropping by! I really appreciate your comments about my cards or just say "Hi"!! Thanks! Come back soon for more Stampin' Up! samples and projects!

Margaret

47 comments:

Lucia said...

Margaret: These are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for your contributions.

StampingSelene said...

Wonderful Job Margaret!

Barbara said...

Oh!....I LOVE these!!! Your cards are truly lovely. Thank you so much for giving me more ideas to CASE with this amazing set!

TABray said...

I love the way you used the Eyelet Border punch on the corners. What a great new way to use this tool for a very pretty corner.

KellyRae said...

OMGosh! These cards are gorgeous. I can't decide between them. Thanks for the tour stop!

Kim said...

The Friends 24/7 set was one the first I ordered out of the new catalog also. I just love this card. And it does look very vintage. One of my favorite styles!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful stamp set to showcase! You did a wonderful job! TFS!

Liz said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love that Friends 24/7 stamp set.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I love how you flipped the sketch on the challenge card and changed your focal image.

Lisa Somerville said...

All three are beautiful, love the flipped sketch of the cased card!

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love each one! TFS!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I will be purchasing this set as soon as possible. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol P said...

All are just gorgeous!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

All the cards are just wonderful. (I'm thinking of getting that set with my Sale-a-bration points)

Love the DP you used for the BC card and the way you flipped the sketch. Beautiful colored flowers as well.

Hetty said...

These tours are so much fun and your cards are beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

All of your cards are very pretty! The Raspberry Tart DSP works well with this stamp set too!

Elaine said...

Margaret, beautiful cards Love the use of the taste of textiles

njburk said...

Margaret--these are all great projects!
Wonderful job. Nola

Patti Chesky said...

All of the cards are absolutely stunning!! I love the white gel pen highlights on the BC card.

Susan Timmerman said...

Well..what I've done so far on this tour is comment on which project I like best. But, I can't do that here. I LIKE all of your projects...I can't pick just one!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Margaret, love your friends 24/7 card shares they are beautiful can't wait to see what you've got to share tomorrow!

Britiney said...

Beautiful work!

Shy said...

Wow beautiful! Your choices of colors and paper are superb.

Sarah said...

Just beautiful cards. TFS

Sandi said...

I am totally loving all your projects but especially that first one, it rocks. Saved to favorites for sure.

Pam said...

I love your work!! Wow!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Beautiful cards, great colours.

:) Marcia P

Betty Kincannon said...

I love the damask image card. It is beautiful!!

Julie A. said...

Beautiful cards! I like that Taste of Textiles paper. You really made it stand out:)

Bev said...

Beautiful cards!

tammy said...

Nice vintage bird card! Maybe it's time for me to buy and demo this set! Thanks for sharing!!
tammy @ cross timbers

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wowie Margaret! Your cards are so beautiful! Fantastic work!

jmniffer said...

Love your cards and your blog. I visit often. jmniffer

Lisa Bohler said...

Wonderful cards, Margaret! Love the casing that you did, too!

Tea said...

I'm having fun on the tour and love this stop. Must say ditto to all these great comments.

Diane said...

You know I've never been a huge fan of this set but now I'm finding myselfhaving to rethink that! Not sure if I should thank you or be mad at you! Your project are great!
Diane

Julie said...

Beautiful cards Margaret!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job casing yourself!!! Very pretty!! And I love your other projects for the tour too!!

Jenna Cotton said...

gorgeous, I love your blog! I have favorited you!

Heather Wright-Porto said...

I love the striped white card...and you answered my question ---- what paper is that? And it's one of the textiles I will be ordering. Thanks for sharing these beautiful designs!

Amanda Coughlin said...

Beautiful Work! Wow...and with one of my favorite sets. I will be coming back for more inspiration! thanks for sharing!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What fabulous cards Margaret! I'm so glad that I just ordered some Raspberry Tart paper! Your card turned out just lovely with it! :D

Diana said...

Wonderful work! Love this stamp set. TFS

Kate Cecil said...

Thanks for sharing in the fun of the tours!! I loved your cards!

virginia said...

Just beautiful cards!

Connie said...

Beautiful, Margaret!

Kerry D-C said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! THese are all FaNtaBUloUs! Truly they are all beauttiful! Heeheehee...I am glad that I am not the only one who CASE'd card that wasn't really that old! LOL!

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