Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Sweet Celebration

OK, I'll admit it.  I was so determined to make a card today, I got 1/2 my housework done, then took a little break to create.  Let the laundry sit for a bit! ;-)

I had two crafting goals today:
1) Use new "Sweet Scoops" stamp set (Summer Mini).
2) Participate in a challenge at SCS.

I'm here to inform you...I DID IT and I'm so excited about it!!! :)  Small victories are big ones here. ;-)

It has been WAY too long since I've done a challenge...and of course I chose today's challenge to return to challenges, lol!  Take a look at this doozy of a sketch! lol

As someone who lately tends towards clean & simple, it was hard for me to add all those layers (each had specific measurements, too)!  PLUS, I'm a little OCD when it comes to straight lines. Skew the image THAT much?  lol

I am sooo glad I did it.  What I appreciate about stamping challenges is that they CHALLENGE me to think outside the box & feel more creative, too! lol

Bright colors are usually not my thing, but it totally works with this! :)  I used shading on the scoop of sherbet, with a touch of glitter on the edge. LOVE it! :)  I also stamped the apricot layer with the "sprinkles" from the set....and each colored layer is sponged around the edges, too.

Well, what do you think?

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Sweet Scoops
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal, Green Galore

Cardstock: Green Galore, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Paper: Rainbow Sherbet DSP
Accessories: White taffeta, 2way glue pen, Dazzling diamonds, Dimensionals
Technique: Rock n Roll

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. Love it! That turned out great! And of course, as someone who LOVES some bright colors, I am loving the color :)

  2. Very cute and represents the challenge well! Thanks for blessing my day.

  3. Love your card and love the background dots. Reminds me of my childhood dairy with hand packed cones....... YUM.

  4. So cute! Great job. Sweet Scoop is one of my favs.

  5. Oh this is super cute! I really like the colors you chose.

  6. I LOVE this card! It is so bright and cheery! A future etsy card? =)

  7. I think you did a great job. Love the card.

    Thanks for sharing,

  8. I like it--it's fun and perky and happy and summery! :)

  9. Loving this! It is so cute and the color combo is awesome, besides the laundry will always be there tomorrow.:)

  10. I love these colors together and I soooo want this stamp set ;) Great job!!


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