Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scraps and Friendship...



Today, Impression Obsession designers are featuring cards on the theme of friendship...one of my very favourite cards to create. The challenge is actually to create a card for our best friend...and send it! Well, I have several "bests," and can't just choose one, so I've created several cards like these, and am sending them out this weekend. For these "scrap cards," I've used some of the fabulous new Cover-a-Card background stamps: Greenery, Flourishes and Music. These stamps are HUGE, measuring 5.75" square. They make designing stamped backgrounds SO much FUN! I've also incorporated several challenges when I created my cards: over at Charisma Cards, they want to see "3-d" (see my little Martha Stewart popped-up butterflies), the Practical Scrappers gals want to see patterned papers, Creative Inspirations want to see punches or diecuts, Play Date Cafe has a photo inspiration challenge using these colours, the Wee Memories designers are looking for the colour pink with a sprinkling of embellishments, and challenge # 19 over at "Pile it On" also has a photo inspirational piece, using pinks and creams, and Moxie Fab World has another grid card for inspiration.. Have to say, I LOVE participating in challenges, and over at Pile it On, they encourage us to incorporate as many challenges as we can on one piece...one of my favourite things to do!


I stamped and gold embossed on different papers: patterned digital rose/script composites created by Kathy, available at her Etsy antique images shop here, some old K & Co scraps, and papers I'd previously prepared with Adirondack Cranberry and Lettuce distress inks. I also used several Impression Obsession sentiment stamps: "Smile"and "Thinking of You" are from the CL 43 Anytime Sentiments set, "Sing" is masked from one of the stamps from the Birds of a Feather set, "Wishing You a Day" is from the CL 39 Birthday Wishes set. These are all bits from previous projects...such a fun way to use scraps!

Please do take a few minutes to look at the other designers' creations today; you're guaranteed to find the most delightful inspiration on their blogs! You can find them all listed in my right sidebar. Don't forget that you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps. Just visit the IO blog for the details; there's a $25 gift certificate for yummy Impression Impression stamps for the winner!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. I'm so grateful when you leave a few words.

I'm looking forward to an afternoon filled with paper crafting and nibbling goodies with a group of friends today. I wish YOU you a creative day, filled with things that make you happy.

OH! Also, do come back some time this weekend for a wee surprise!

37 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

What a fun use for little snipets of color and pizazz! Fun card Deb!

Jana said...

Love this, I may have to lift if you don't mind.

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW -- what a great way to stamp and make a series of cards by cutting them and arranging them in mosaics! I LOVE IT!

Julie Mutch said...

Deborah, this serendipity squares card is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colours and the different stamps and elements. Just beautiful! :)

Shirley said...

What really creative and beautiful cards, Deb! You are truly an artist not to miss! Every card is so unique!

Katarina said...

So very pretty, what an awesome idea!

Dawn said...

Deb - these are both just gorgeous.

Laura said...

Love that you used the various backgrounds as well as how you put all the squares together.

Leanne said...

WOW I love this - its gorgeous!!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

Leanne xx

Illy said...

Wonderful cards, oh I love background stamps and you used them in a very original way! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

Cheryl said...

oh this is one cute image hun love the colurs you have used,wonderful detail too many thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at creative inspirations hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, love both of these - gorgeous cards and lovely colours to work with.

Tracy Evans said...

Love the cards you have crated for the Play Date Cafe Challenges. The squares of art work wondefully. Tracy Evans x

Allison said...

they are both so great
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Suzi said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the design and the use of your die cuts. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your beautiful work.
Hugs
Suzi x

Andrea M said...

Great card! Love the colors - that shade of pink is fantastic :) Thanks so much for piling it on with us this week. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you back again next week :)

Julie Ranae said...

CrAzY Beautiful your cards are! Thank you for sharing them with The Play Date Cafe Challenge...it's been our pleasure.
A new challenge comes your way each Thursday, so we look forward to seeing you again next week : )

Lisa Somerville said...

Great scrap cards! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Scrappy said...

Great card! Love what you did with each tiny scrap! Thanks for joining us on PIO challenges! We hope you will join us again this week! :)

Basement gal said...

How absolutely gorgeous and what a wonderful idea too. Good luck at creative inspirations.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the square collage lo of you card - great use of this week's colors! Thanks for playing at the PDCC :)

Ali Manning said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards!

Suzanne C said...

This is lovely! Love the different squares and the embellishments!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW---this is FAB! I love all the little inchies and the whole card! Super pretty and great detail! I also love how many challenges you made this for--I need to start combining mine:) Thanks for inspiring and for playing along with the PDCC this week:)

IsaNorris said...

these are beautiful deborah!! love them

Jenny said...

GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!!! SOOOO PRETTY!! :) :) :) :) Thx for playing... hope you get to play this week!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful cards, Deborah! Love all the fun little squares! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Paper Boutique said...

This is great!

Ruby said...

Lovely card! I really like lots of squares on a card, and your one is no exception. I love looking at all of the little detail in the squares. Pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Lesley Langdon said...

Beautiful card and take on TT!!!

Wendy said...

This is spectacular! Great work!

Nancy W said...

Great job on these cards!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! I love the first card with its three rows or gorgeous squares! Fabulous! :-)

Nancy said...

Excellent, I love this style and you've designed it perfectly!

SmilynStef said...

Love the combination of images and colors you used for your squares.

terisplace said...

Hi Deborah! Well done!

Teri
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

Cath said...

Hey Deborah! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)