Tuesday, May 1, 2012

HSS 116

Hi stampers!  Happy Tuesday!  And oh boy am I excited that it's Tuesday!  Not only is it a new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments but SU demos got a little sneak peek at the new catalog at 1am my time...and I had a little online party and stayed up to see what's coming!  We don't get to see the catalog just yet but I'll settle for a few tid bits!  Tune in tomorrow and the rest of the week as I have a big box of goodies coming next day air....and the day off work Wednesday to create!  Anyway....I may be still in bed or napping as you read this....I'm too old to stay up that late anymore, lol!

So, on to the FUN challenge this week!  It's time for one of my favorites....a color challenge!  I love color challenges and I {heart} this one!  Just lookie:

I really wanted to make a baby card with these colors but I've made quite a few of those lately...maybe because I want one...a baby that is:-)  Anyway, I forced myself to do something more "out of the box" for these colors than the first thing that came to mind.  I also used a couple of retiring things...my BFF stamp set Best Friends Forever (still sad it's going) and the jumbo brads which of COURSE are retiring since I just got into them recently:-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Button buddies, best friends forever, petite pairs
Paper:  Whisper white, basic gray, regal rose, subtles DSP stack
Ink:  Basic gray, regal rose, pink pirouette, pool party
Accessories:    Circle punches, perfect pennants die, pool party ruffled ribbon, jumbo brads

I did the rock and roll technique with the flower although it's hard to tell.  I inked it up in pink pirouette and then rolled the edges in regal rose.  Makes a pretty flower!  I also love layering the scalloped shapes on the perfect pennants die...I kind of forget about them but with the loss of scalloped circles 2 I think they will get more use!  The larger circle pairs perfect with the large circle punch!

Now head over to HSS and see what everyone else has come up with and then play along!  And check back this week for sneak peeks!!!!!

Happy stamping!


  1. I am totally lovin' this card and your use of the BFF stamp set. I think I too am bummed it's going to retire as I too am just now getting into it. The pop of pool party ribbon is a fun and unexpected use of the color challenge! Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. This is soooo pretty, Mindy! I love that "pop" of Pool Party ribbon you added along with the fabby dimension. Love it! Once again, I want to thank you for your sweet "enabling-powers"...they were too awesome to resisist and I gave in! Ha! You are such a trouble-maker. Ugh!!

  3. Gorgeous job Mindy!!!!! Now I'm kicking myself... I've got that BFF stamp set and I've never even inked it! It created the perfect background on your card!

  4. I LOVE YOUR CARD!! I think ALL the elements are perfect, and you keep trying for that baby... that's the FUNNEST part!! Good luck :)

  5. Rockin' and Rollin' very cute card!! Love the layout and the way you showcased some retiring items. I hope by using so many baby colors lately it gets your uterus groovin! Yeah!!

  6. Very Pretty!!! Love the use of the perfect pennant die!!! Great background- perfect!! Love the pop of color with your ribbon!!

  7. So pretty! I love your scallops on scallops look, and the way that big ol' brad plays into the polka dotted paper. I'll be sending some baby prayers your way!

  8. I love how you used the rock and roll technique on the flower. Great layout!


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