Monday, October 17, 2011

I'm baaaack

Hi stampers!  You're supposed to be reading the title of this post like that little girl in the scary movie (was it poltergeist, I don't watch scary movies so I'm not sure but I know the line, lol) who says "their baaaaaack".  I told you I'd be back with another post this evening.  I've really had a hard time getting into "stamp mode" in the evenings after work lately.  I've either been working or not feeling well on the nights I actually have off.  So, when the weekend comes I'm just cranking out cards and challenges like crazy, haha!  I'm hoping things even out once football is over on Friday.  Basketball and wrestling are much more balanced schedules for me...and they are inside...out of the cold, hehe!

Anyway, here is a card I created for the CWCC color challenge this week.  Now, I don't use much bravo burgundy (my ink pad was even hard to open....I'm guessing it's only been used a few times in the five or so years I've had it, lol) but I really liked this color combo!  As soon as I saw the combo I also knew I wanted to break out the timeless portrait stamp set that I had just gotten!  I love when I get to ink up stamps within the first week I get them...otherwise they may sit for *cough, cough* a while....:-)  Speaking of, I also used the parlor prints background stamp for the first's been on my desk since my previous order, see what I mean?

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Timeless portrait, parlor prints, You're a gem
Paper:  River rock, baja breeze, bravo burgundy
Ink:  Bravo burgundy, river rock
Accessories:  Scalloped dotted border punch, antique brads, baja breeze seam binding ribbon

I wanted to keep it simple because I think this stamp set was made for simple!  And this color combo is a keeper!  I think it makes really nice, warm, rich cards for the winter months!  And that's why I love challenges!  They make me use colors and combos that I would never put together on my own! 

Happy stamping!


  1. LOVE IT, Mindy. I really like that stamp set and have yet to break down and get it. Thanks for pulling at my wallet with this inspiring creation. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

  2. Oh, Mindy! This is so beautiful! You used the challenge colors perfectly! I love the way the tree is stamped - subtle but packs a WOW! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. This looks very nice! I like those colours paired with the Forever Young set. Hmm, which reminds me I haven't used mine much since the couple of cards I made after receiving the set in July... I guess I've been too focused on Holiday stuff.


  4. so very pretty, Mindy! Love the layout and that image is gorgeous. Totally agree with Carrie on this one - I have it on a list and it just hasn't made it to my stamp room but man, I might have to change that!! thanks for playing along with us at CCMC :)

  5. What a simple, gorgeous card Mindy! LOVE how you used the colors together. I'm with you...don't use Bravo Burgundy much but it really works with this combo! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. I like how the tree is so subtle in the background. This card is a beauty! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. Love this Mindy! Perfect layout to highlight that gorgeous tree and I love the brad in the corner. Lovely use of our colors this week...thanks so much for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  8. Very pretty. I love how the tree looks like it is glowing on the paper. Great job on the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!


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