Saturday, January 9, 2016

A few challenges

Well, the rush of Christmas is over. It was a wonderful two weeks. I got to spend some time with family and friends. Got caught up on some email that had been sitting around... blogs  I follow, which have various things I like to pin (either a card idea or a recipe, usually). And I saw the latest Star Wars movie. It was fantastic. So much better than the last series.

I made 3 cards this week. I love going to my friend Angela's... she always gives us great ideas. And yet she puts out a nice range of stuff so that we can change whatever we want. My first card is a great example of that.

She made this card using the new balloon animal set from Stampin' Up. As much as her card was cute - and she had a lot of different samples of balloon animals to choose from (my friend did a fish, one person did a penguin, one did a giraffe, and so on) - I just wasn't feeling it. I have just never been all that enamored by balloon animals, and looking at the set, I just didn't trust that I'd have success with it. So I went in a completely different direction and played with the Sprinkles of Life set. 

I'm entering it in the following challenge:
Casology - Week 179 Simple

The next card I have is also for a challenge. 

I don't think I'm used to blending Stampin' Up inks anymore since I fell in love with Distress Inks. The top half of my rainbow isn't as well blended as I'd like. 

My last card is also for a challenge. This blog is a new one for me; I found it by accident through someone else I follow.

I love this stamp set. I don't think I'm ultimately going to buy it, though. Ang owns it, and there are too many sentiments I won't use. I've ordered the embossing folder. I have other masculine sets that will work really well with it.

Card Details - All products Stampin Up

Ice Cream Card
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry. Sahara Sand
DSP: It's My Party
Other: Punches

Plane Card
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Stamps: Sky's The Limit
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Marina Mist, Memento Black

Globe Card
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Going Global
Other: World Traveler Embossing Folder, Circle Dies


Deborah Frings said...

Lovely set of cards. I really like the world card - nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room!

sue t. said...

Isn't it nice to have a stampin' BFF to share with! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at the Male Room in 2016!

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

Gorgeous cards! I get what you mean about balloon animals and I am sure you are much happier with your card as you went in a different direction.

Margaret said...

Great job on all your cards. It's good that you got to see the balloon animals stamp set to see it just wasn't for you. Love what you did instead. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Lynn McAuley said...

Three great cards, Tania! I love them all! I also love making masculine cards so I am going over to check out the Male Room Challenge! Thanks for the link!

Hannelie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at Casology!

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Katydid Cards said...

Wow, you've been busy! I think I'm going to have to check out this challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards! I love your cards- it would be tempting to 'need' these sets if I played with them! My SU demo moved, and I have not gone to a workshop at another (I know a few demos)..... I am trying not to spend $$$ as I have too many sets unused I love your cards- it would be tempting to

Kim P said...

I love the ice cream card. I am tempted to but that dsp!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Wanda Rohlfing said...

Love that Sale-A-Bration stamp set - Sky's the Limit. I understand what you mean about blending... for some reason I can't blend SU inks half as well as I can the distress inks...

Sami said...

I really like the ice cream card!! I would have never come up with that!

Katydid Cards said...

Looks like you've been shopping the Stampin' Up catalog! Me, too! I'm expecting my goodies soon and you've inspired me with these cards.