Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Serendipity Stamps Design Team Challenge

It's all about gardens! The Serendipity Stamps kind! Our design team has been hard at work to show you some garden inspiration, so be sure to visit each of the team members' blogs(on the sidebar ---->) and leave them some compliments-- they've done some beautiful work!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I love cupcakes!

It's time once again for an Impression Obsession challenge. This time it's stamps only, no patterned paper. I tend to just use IO stamps by themselves anyway, so this was right up my alley!

I {heart} cupcakes...seriously, I do.......I have cupcake dishes, cupcake hand towels, cupcake placemats, napkins, storage containers, stickers, scrapbook paper, cake pan in the shape of a gigantic cupcake, even a cupcake shaped pillow! Obsessive? I prefer enthusiastic {wink} Anyway, it was love at first sight when I saw this new cupcake clear set! Couldn't wait to get my hands on it!! It's called Create-a-Cupcake and it was designed by Tami Potter for IO.

This card is pretty straightforward in design....the background is stamped on Stampin'Up Pixie Pink cardstock with Pixie Dust VersaMagic ink. These chalks inks are awesome for stamping with clear stamps!! LOVE them!! The dimensional cupcake was stamped in SU Close to Cocoa ink and layered with double sided foam tape, then topped with a hot pink heart shaped jewel for the cherry on top :) The brown scalloped circle was punched out using a Marvy Mega punch(that's the pink one) and then I lined up the the saying stamp with the curve of the punched circle. That's the beauty of clear stamps--- they're flexible and can fit almost any shape.

Be sure to visit the ladies on the design team and see what they've created using stamps only! The links are over there ------------------> Enjoy!!