“Use it Up” Saturday

Ahhh! I had a great sleep and now I’m ready for more fun. My DH has to work today, so I’m left at home with a few beautiful hours to do whatever I want. My favorite movie to watch when he’s not around has just started (Mamma Mia) and I’m getting the crafty vibe.

Color Challenge #21: Blush Blossom; Ruby Red; Always Artichoke

This looks like it might end up a Christmas card. Be back soon to see what we have for you.


I was right. It’s a cute little Christmas card. I was a bit worried about this color combination because I didn’t have any embellishments or patterned paper in these colors. But this card proves all you need is a few basic supplies to make beautiful cards.

Cardstock: Always Artichoke; Blush Blossom; Ruby Red

Stamps: Take Three (SU)

Ink: Always Artichoke; Ruby Red

Other: Ribbon (Vendor Unknown); Eyelet Border Punch (SU)

Color Combination #22: Pretty in Pink; Pink Passion

This is another combination that I”m going to have to skip. Only my third in the first 22. Unfortunately, I don’t have any Pink Passion. But, I like this color combination so once I’m done “Using it Up” I’m going to have to try a pink/pink combination with the new colors.

Color Combination #23: Elegant Eggplant; Apricot Appeal; Certainly Celery

This looks like it’s going to be an AWESOME combination! I’m looking forward to this.

I had admired a card Tess made the other day while we were doing challenges. It was the brayered card she made for the Curtain Call Color Challenge. I figured that this would be a good combination to try my hand at CASEing her. In process, I wasn’t sure my card would come anywhere near living up to her card, which you can see on her blog, but in the end, I’m happy with it. It’s certainly not as good – I need to work on my brayer technique – but it turned out to be a nice, simple birthday card that I think anyone would be pleased to receive.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant; Apricot Appeal; Whisper White

Stamps: Watercolor Trio (Stampin Up)

Ink: Wild Wasabi; Certainly Celery; Elegant Eggplant

Other: Ticket Corner Punch

Color Combination #24: Orchid Opulence; Elegant Eggplant; Certainly Celery

Since I’m in the process of drawing inspiration from everyone in my blog group, and I’m a member of that group, I figured I’d CASE myself. I went back into my blog gallery and found this card.It was actually originally a CASE from someone’s gallery on Splitcoast Stampers, but that’s okay.

Interestingly enough, when I went back through my blog to post a link to the card, I discovered that I actually never posted that card on my blog, even though it was in the picture gallery I use for my blog pictures. How on earth did that happen!? So both cards are being posted here for the first time.

Here is the second version of the card, done today, in purple and green.

Cardstock: Certainly Celery; Elegant Eggplant; Orchid Opulence

Stamps: Happy Moments (SU); Birthday Greetings (SU)

Ink: Basic Black; Elegant Eggplant; markers in Orchid Opulence; Elegant Eggplant; Certainly Celery; So Saffron

Other: Rhinestones; Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Color Challenge #25: Ballet Blue; So Saffron

Off to Diane’s blog, titled ScrappingProf. It looks like Diane is just starting her blog, because there wasn’t much posted. This made it difficult me to find just the right card combination to use her cards as influence. However, I found a bit of inspiration in Challenge #25 colors and was able to case her beautiful cards.

Cardstock: Ballet Blue; Whisper White; So Saffron

Stamps: Winged Things (SU)

Ink: So Saffron; Ballet Blue; Versamark

Other: Clear Embossing Powder; Curly Label Punch

And now for a couple of challenges I can’t do…

Color Challenge #26: Tempting Turquoise; Gable Green; Lavender Lace

Color Challenge #27: Handsome Hunter; Taken with Teal; Green Galore

Both Gable Green and Green Galore were from the Bold Brights family, so I’ll have to move on. I reserve the right to still retain the sense of accomplishment of having marked these challenges off my list.

I’m going to pause here and work on a couple of other projects for awhile. I’ll probably be back later.


3 responses to ““Use it Up” Saturday

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  2. Girl you sure pump out some cards, I get 3 a week done and I think I have done something marvelous :). These all are stunning, love the gray and pink great color combo

  3. Lovin’ the blush-ruby-artichoke combo! I’ll have to keep that in mind b/c ruby red is one of those colors I tend to forget about and I have a ton of it from buying the multi-color packs of CS.

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