Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Finally Stamped!!!


Sorry for my absence these past few days but can you believe that I hadn't stamped in a week??? It felt so great to be able to sit down at my craft table and create some cards! I actually got three finished this evening but I am only going to share this one with you! :)

My new Stampin' Up! goodies came on Monday and I couldn't wait to play with them! I didn't put in a huge order so I didn't get all of the new stamp sets that I wanted. I decided to get the paper I wanted first, and then see what money I had left! Lucky for me, I will be putting another order in shortly. Anyway, I used my new "Central Park" set on this card. I absolutely love this set! It is so elegant, yet funky! I decided to pair it with my new Urban Oasis dsp. I decided to go with a Basic Black and Kraft color scheme with some Baha Breeze and Whisper White accents. I embossed the flowery stem with black embossing powder on a piece of Kraft card stock. I also added some Baja Breeze ribbon and punched out a sentiment from the retired hostess set called "Best Yet".

For this card I decided to play in the Great Swap Girls challenge that was posted yesterday. It was going great until I realized that I used too many neutrals. Bummer! Anyway, I guess I still attempted it so that counts...right??? Haha! I also wanted to use Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge from last week since it was still posted on my bulletin board. The sketch was amazing! I moved the circle around a little but decided it was not going to hurt me! :D

Well, that's it for tonight! We got quite a bit of snow this evening so I am hoping for a snow day tomrrow...fingers crossed! I highly doubt we will but a girl can always hope! Haha! Make sure you stop by tomorrow evening to find out who won my blog candy!

12 comments:

Mercy said...

stephanie...this is simply beautiful! i love the colors and that ribbon is to die for!

thanks so much for playing along with my sketch...i don't care if it is late or not, girl! it is a total knockout! :)

hope you get to play again this week!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

E.T said...

beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These colors are so sleek and elegant. Love the look of this card!

Kristin said...

Stephanie, this couldn't be more lovely! Who cares about a few pesky challenge rules- you're right, what matters is that you played along! Besides you just reversed the rules- used as many neutrals you wanted and only one other color! ;) Your color scheme is just stunning and so sharp looking!

MakiJo said...

This is so pretty, Steph!
I love the set and papers, too!

Donna said...

what a pretty card, love the colors

Donna said...

what a pretty card, love the colors

Allison said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colours and how the blue really pop next to all the neutrals.

Cheryl said...

Great card! I have a similar CTMH stamp set that I have been struggling. Your card has inspired me so I think I will be pulling out my set and trying a card similar to yours

Vera said...

This is gorgeous! Love your color scheme with this fabulous new set!

Maria Gurnsey said...

ACK, not snow!!! We haven't gotten any here yet I'm hoping we don't get any but I guess that's what happens when you live in Colorado..lol.
I'm ready for spring :)
I love the colors of this card. The black REALLY pops

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!