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Friday, August 7, 2009

Bloggers' Challenge #111

Oh feels SO GOOD to be stamping again!!! I know that I've been MIA for the last few weeks....I went to Florida to visit with my Mom and then onto CHA, which was such fun! I had never been before, and I hear that this last show in Orlando was quieter and smaller than the typical show, but I just LOVED it!! There were many things outside of the SU world that were shown and I learned so many new things!!! I saw Carol Duval, Tim Holtz, and even Suze Wienburg. They were there for the vendor event....this is where I learned tons, but wasn't able to buy anything. (That was almost painful!) Then the last 2 days there was another CHA sponsored event that was open to the public. Different vendors, of course, too many people, kind of manic......but then I could buy some of my favorite things....which I did! Anyway, I'll be sure to share more in the days to come......but for now, it's just good to be home and stamping again.

So that brings me to this week's Challenge, which was a color challenge. You know, I think these are my favorite of all the different types of challenges. This week it was Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and a neutral....I chose Whisper White. AND I used Branch Out....this set is currently on the Dormant List, but still available for purchase. It's also one I earned from my Sale-a-Bration sales this past Spring. It's the first chance I had to work with it and I'm loving this set!
As you can see, it's a fairly straight-forward layout, with faux stitching on the Crushed Curry background, the Soft Suede background was textured with a Texturz plate, and the greeting was popped up on Dimensionals. As for the grass....that was sponged over a torn piece of scrap paper. Fun, isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by today! You can see the other participating bloggers' sure to stop by and see what they've been up to.
Stamps: Branch Out, Trendy Trees (greeting)
Inks: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
CS: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Misc: Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Old Olive Mini Brads, Jumbo Pewter Brad, Sponge, Big Shot, Texturz Plate Kit #4, Old Olive Marker (for faux stitching), Eyelet Setter (Jumbo Brad)
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from Stampin'Up!


Ida P. Krause said...

Welcome Back! - Very nice card. I love the tree image and how you added the different colors into your scene.

Lisa said...

Love your card! The way you did the grass is wonderful! Great job!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the sponging, very soft

Marcia P said...

Barb, this is awesome. Wow, I love the 'tyre' hanging in the tree! And your grass is superb.

Nice to be back looking at your creations.

:) Marcia P

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty, Barb! Love your sponging.

Kathy W said...

love this set, but sad it went to dormant list

Christina said...

Beautiful card..I know it's odd to start not using just SU items but man there is so many cute things out there how can you not? Welcome home

Basement Stamper said...

Glad you had fun at CHA! This card is so cute, love how you used the jumbo brad as the tire swing.

Theresa said...

Look at that tire swing?? Never would have thought that one up!!! Your grass is fantastic as well!

Anonymous said...

hi, Barb--Gorgeous card?

But what is CHA


Patti Chesky said...

Barb, this card is lovely. I love the use of the large eyelet for the tire swing.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Glad to see you back Barbara! Beautiful card! You did a wonderful job with these colors! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

I am so glad that this set is still available. I love it! I love how you shaded your tree and made the grass! Darling~

Connie said...

Beautiful! I got this set shortly before it went on the dormant list and haven't used it. You've given me inspiration!


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