Thursday, September 3, 2009

RSC #116 and lots of tidbits

6a00e54ef2e29988330120a58efde2970c-500wi

I took the time this week to play along with Dawn McVey’s Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I LOVE these colors and my friend Heidi will laugh and tell you that they are “my colors.” :) I do love these neutral colors!!

Reach for the Highest Star RSC16

So my background kind of takes away from the color challenge, but I wanted to make the darling little erasers in the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend paper stick out. I have to tell you, it was fun just pulling out everything in my stash that would work with these colors. It was kind of fun to see where it ended up. And there is now a large pile of inspiration pieces to play with later. :)

Supplies: Stamps-Papertrey Ink (Star Prints), October Afternoon (Story Time), Patterned paper-Cosmo Cricket (Boyfriend, Earth Love), October Afternoon (Cherry Hill), Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Kraft, Vintage Cream), Ink-Palette (Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate) Clearsnap (Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown), Twine-Papertrey Ink (Rustic White), Star clip-Making Memories, EK Success Star Punch

Have you seen the class that Stampendous and Paper Craft Planet have put together? Its called, Back to Basics Stamping Techniques. Its a wonderful class that is 12 weeks long. Each week there is a lesson and a challenge to create a card using the technique taught. This is perfect for someone who has never stamped before, or someone who is looking to brush up on some forgotten skills. :) Did I mention that they are giving away a LOT of prizes? :) Sign up for the class at Paper Craft Planet HERE. You must be a member, but it only takes a few seconds to get membership.

There is a wonderful scrapbooking site called, Chatty Scrappers. A friend of mine and a former design team mate from Scrap Lovers, Rick, has started an ezine. He was sweet enough to feature me in the, things to try section. Its a great place and you can see the ezine HERE.

There is one more place that you need to check out, and this one is called, Memory Scrapbooks. While they are an online store, they have a blog that is SO full of great tips and tricks and ideas, you might find yourself being there for a couple of hours…Bookmark it and visit when you need some inspiration need to get your brain into clever, creative, and crafty mode! :)

Whew! That was a ton of info! I will draw the winner at 12 noon (CST) today (from the RAK post yesterday) and post the results tomorrow. :) thanks so much for stopping by!


33 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Kim, this is fabulous!!! Wonderful look and detailing!!! I need to do this color challenge, too. Great looking card!!!

Maureen said...

this is a feast for the eyes!! love the patterened paper and clip...is the library signout card a stamp or paper? I love it! I remember filling those out when I was young!! Who knew they'd show up in card making 30 years later!! LOL

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful card Kim - great mix of great elements!! :)

Mary J said...

I love these colours too Kimberley! You've done a lovely job - love the combination of textures!

Deanna said...

Totally awesome and perfect card for this season!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Such a fun card Kim! Love the stars (I have really been on a star kick lately)!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is super cute! Love the stars and use of the DP! Great card and great job on the color challenge!

Edna said...

This is a rocking card... love all of your details, they came together wonderfully, star performance from you!!

Anabelle said...

This is soooo cute! I love the erasers and I love the library card background!

Pedro Garcia Millan said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Scrapping Julie said...

very cute. just lovely

Taheerah said...

This is a wonderful card - so well thought out and put together!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous card. love the ledger peice you used and the little bit of twine wrapped around. very nice!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Kim!!

clouds shadler said...

Very cute card Kim! I like the journal feel to the card, the stars look awesome!

Clouds :D

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Kim! WOW, this is totally fantastic!!

Terri E. said...

This is fabulous! I adore the october afternoon stamp you used. Fabulous job with Dawn's color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Charlene Austin said...

LoooooVe iT! You rocked this one missy.

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how adorable! I want some of those prints you used on here!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I love how you used the card as a focal point. Wonderful card.

Elise said...

Yummmmy! What a fun and fabulous card! I love the layers, materials and sentiment: wonderful job! Congratulations on your spotlight nod from Miss McVey! Wahooo!

Amy said...

That sweet little star clip is such a nice touch! Congrats on being chosen for the spotlight!

Chrissy said...

Such great use of the colors Dawn gave us to play with! Love it... and congrats on making the spotlight. Great work!
Chrissy

Maile Belles said...

This is fabulous, as always! Congrats on making the spotlight girl!

Winter said...

I just love this card! Congrats on the spotlight! :)

jen said...

Love this card & LOVE that paper! Congrats on the spotlight!

Lisa said...

adorable card!! Congrats on making the spotlight!!

lynn said...

great mixing of the papers! congrat!

Rose said...

Such a fun card! Congrats on making the spotlight :)

Jessica said...

Fantastic card! Congrats on the spotlight!

Chris said...

Fabulous mix of papers and stamps - congrats on being in the spotlight!

Paula Pascual said...

Lovely card, well deserved spotlight!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love your card. Congrats on making Dawn's spotlight.