Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Thursday, August 11, 2011

adventures in forgetfulness

I haven't played along at Jingle Belles Rock in a month - and I was honored with a special mention that time - so I made an effort to finish a card for the Shape-Up for the Holidays prompt this week.  It took me a couple of days to decide on a shape other than the obvious (circle) - this is what I came up with:
I think I like it, maybe could use a little "more" something, but can't decide what.  So, I was browsing the other cards there - you should, too, there are some really great ones - and I couldn't find mine.  Well, that would be because I didn't remember to post it here and link it there.   <duuuh>

I also made a card for Less is More challenge this week to use the colors of our nation's flag.  Oh, with a request to include a picture of the flag.
I took this picture last year on Independence Day - I hardly ever have a use for it <grinning>

And here's the card it inspired:
I think I like this one, too, but again, not really sure.  Maybe some texture on the Whisper White layer?  I love this new stamp set Perfectly Penned!  You've probably seen the vase made from the Ornament Punch (here in Night of Navy) many other places, and the flowers (Real Red) are from the Bitty Shapes Punches.  I just couldn't bring myself to draw those flower stems in blue or red, hoping the tiny bit of Old Olive isn't too distracting.  Now, I just need to remember link this post at the Less is More blog!

While trying to get back into the challenges I've been enjoying, I decided to get the new Shopping Our Stash prompt - Dogs, Digis, Denim done early instead of at the last minute this week.  I got the D is for Dog stamp set FREE last year during Sale-A-Bration but I've only used it once, so it was the right choice.  I found inspiration for the colors at ColourQ and for the layout at Stamping 411 - it came together better than I expected (well, after three failed attempts, anyway):
Card stock is Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Melon Mambo.  Classic ink is Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Melon Mambo.  I used the Pinking Hearts border punch on the mat under the paw print and bone random stamping and the ribbon is also (of course) Stampin' Up - Basic Black 1/8" taffeta.

Now if I could just remember to post links at all the other sites ;)


Jan said...

Lovely cards xx Jan

Kathyk said...

Fabulous cards - I love the stocking and I love the flowers too and your dog card is gr8


Charlotte said...

This are such a nice LIM cards! Well done!

Jen W. said...

3 gorgeous cards! Love the texture on the stocking, the ornament as a vase is a brilliant idea and any card with a dog theme is aA-OK in my book!

And thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! :)

Suze Bain said...

Super cards Kathe, your LIM one is fab and I love the embossing on the stocking. xx

lauren bergold said...

ok, can i just say i'm glad i'm not the only one who has made things and forgotten to link them... sometimes i've even forgotten to POST them!!! i like to think this is b/c our brains are SO FULL of creativity the "practical details" get lost, lol! :) feel free to use that, too--certainly these *3* glorious and completely different cards bear that out! i *LOVE* the flowers; the stocking card is as impressive as it is ♥BEAUTIFUL♥; and i totally adore that fabulous dog stamp and sentiment on your lovely SOS card!!! ♥

SmilynStef said...

What great cards ... love that texture on that wonderful stocking ... and your clean & simple design is so classy ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Wow! You've been busy. Love what you've done here. Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411

Aileen said...

All super cards. Love the texture on the stocking, your get well is fab being so crisp and clean, and your doggy card is so cute. x

Chrissie said...

Love your LIM card and thanks for flying your flag for us! The other cards are pretty fab too!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less us More"

Mandi said...

FAB card, perfect design for us
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Folly said...

Kathe, that LIM Get Well card is super! It doesn't need anything else. Definitely doesn't need texture on the white. It is perfect as it is! I didn't even notice the green until you pointed it out, LOL.

Rosemary said...

Oh heck, I miss getting stuff into the challenges all the time (LOL) - it happens. Your stocking card is so cool, with the embossing it is making me think of those vintage stockings that are made from treasured (but worn) quilts and comforters! Very heartwarming and sweet!

Susan said...

All cute cards! Love the stocking card!

Deena said...

your card is great and totally fits our challenge at Shopping our Stash this the dog and the little paw paper!

Sylvia said...

Cute card, Kathe! Love those puppy paw prints. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this weeek.

Noelle said...

Totally cute projects! I love that puppy card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ this week! :)

Christina said...

Great job on all of these cards, Kathe! I love the patterned paper you stamped with the paw print and bone, so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!