Monday, September 12, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

 I have been admiring Paper Smooches Stamps for a while now, but sadly I don't own any PS stamps-yet. I love the free digie and thought I should give the challenge a try. Please see details here
Isn't this bracelet gorgeous!? I printed out the digie here and got right to work. I first colored the flowers with copics which was rather easy to do, but the fussy cutting took a little while. I listened to the music on You Tube while I did the fussy cutting. After gluing some flowers, I realized it would have been too busy to have all the flowers around the ovals.
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To balance it, I added my "specialty"--faux stitching!
After finishing the card, I saw the pile of leftovers and thought I could make another card.
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I was determined that I am NOT going to cut out the flowers for the 2nd card...so this is the result. I used Matha Stewart circle punch and colored the center of the flowers with a silver gel pen. I sort of keep the design rather simple. I am entering this card for Paper Smooches guest design challenge (details here )..why not!?
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This was so fun to do. I really didn't expect to make two cards from flower and sentiment images, but here they are! Lastly I would share my son's baked cookies with you....this past summer he has taken an interest in baking!
SWEET, huh? Thanks for stopping by!

35 comments:

Annette said...

Ok...now I want some Chocolate Cookies...Those looks so good..

You did awesome with the free digi... you have to get some Paper Smooches...they are just fun....

Barb said...

Looks like my favorite. . .chocolate chip cookies? YUM!! Tell David they look delicious!

Adorable cards, Virginia! I love the way your flowers wrap around the oval and the stitching is a wonderful touch to finish off the card! You are so clever to use up the scraps the way you did. . .love it! :)

Ujjwal said...

You nailed the challenge! Thats an awesome take on the inspiration with the digi :)

And those chocolate chip cookies look yum :)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. Great idea for using up the scraps on your second card. David's cookies look delicious. good that he is learning to bake.

Anni said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Ich kann mich nicht entscheiden, welche Karte hübscher ist, beide gefallen mir sehr gut!

Lynn said...

Feel free to send your son down here to bake :) I adore your cards...the circle stitching on the first one is absolutely fabulous!

Karen B. said...

Wow Virginia, these are amazing! I sure hope you win with them, it would be so deserved!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE Both Cards V....I need to try and make time to do this Challenge....Love coming to your blog the cookies look so yummy!! Hugs....

Elizabeth Allan said...

Hey, you need to post a warning if you are going to have this many goodies! Your first card design is fabulous. The ring of flowers around the thank you sentiment captures the feel of the bracelet perfectly. I love the fact that you used leftover piece to create a second gorgeous card. And the cookes, well now I am hungry! :0)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Delicious cards and equally delicious looking cookies!!

TenSGal said...

Wonderful cards! Beautiful!!!

Judy1223 said...

Virginia, you did a great job with the free digis...there are so many cute freebies at the PS website! I ordered a few sets and I really like the cute designs.

I love your cards...and that is some awesome sewing, I must say! (I'm still trying to master threading the bobbin...)

Good luck in the challenge...your cards are super!

Heather Innusa said...

Another GREAT one!!! I love this card - the stitching really adds something great!

Rachel W K said...

I just got my first PS stamps a couple weeks ago, I love em! Are those flowers the free digi for this month?! They're gorgeous! And wow your son's cookies... how did he make them so perfectly circular?! And I'll be posting some us open pics soooooon yayay :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your speciality faux stitching and the flowers are so cute! Great cards! Tell David to send me some cookies so I can test them out and make sure they are good. heehee.. :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

sweet post! EVERYTHING looks SCRUMPTIOUS!

BabyBokChoy said...

before i scrolled down, i actually thought to myself, how exciting to see V's interpretation, and believe me, it WAS every bit as exciting as the anticipation :) AWESOME!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

YUMMMMMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You amaze me Virginia!
Fantastic job at using your scraps and I love that first card as well!

Now, the only problem is that I'm craving choco chip cookies ;-S

Barb said...

i love both cards, but the scrap-made card is perfect! love the stitching so much...beautiful card.

p.s. i'm off to dq for a cookie dough blizzard...those cookies look soooo good! :)

Donna Bowman said...

Very cute card! I love PS stamps and the downloads are a fun way to get started. But, beware - once you buy a set you might get addicted!

Lindsey said...

Love both these cards! I have just the one PS set, but all the digis! :D Yummy looking cookies, aren't you the lucky mom! :P

Brenda said...

Great job with those dig's and two cards to boot! Cookies look super yummy!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Virginia.....you are just too clever!! A card made with scraps?? It's just as wonderful as the original! I love them both and hope PS chooses you! You are awesome!

And those cookies.....David has inherited his mom's gift of baking. They look divine!! Zero calories, right?

Jen W. said...

Love how the flowers are only on one side of the oval and the faux stitching finishes it off perfectly!

Lindsay said...

Love the cards Virginia! Both are fantastic and clever! Those cookies look divine!! YUM!

AnitaRex said...

Love your cards Virginia! I love how different they both are, and how you were inspired! And look at those yummy cookies, great job!!! So great he has taken up baking, well all for except your waistline! :>

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

LOVE how that photo inspired your cards!!! Very fabulous.

Eve said...

how cute these cards are! And the last pic. is my fav. too! lol ;-)

Lisa Lara said...

I can just smell those cookies. You big tease. Love how you used the digis.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I want this recipe for those yummy cookies! And those cards--FABULOUS! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your take on the sparks challenge! YOU ROCK!

Emily Leiphart said...

You use those digis to the fullest, Virginia! Your cards are amazing, especially that first one. I LOVE how you used faux stitching on part of the oval. It has great balance! I agree with some of the other comments, you can't possibly resist a set or two of Paper Smooches stamps but once you have them, you will need all of them! LOL

Isha said...

Perfect take on the inspiration photo Virginia. Love how you used the digi. Superb card...love your first one so so much.

Karen from MI said...

WOW O WOW!!! I'm LOVING what you've shared today, Virginia! :) Your cards are DARLING, but that THANKS card is SO SWEET and just SO COLORFUL!! That could be a published card, FOR SURE (oh my, I'm sounding like a VALLEY GIRL)! David's cookies look DELICIOUS and I am going to make some of my very own, RIGHT NOW!! No, not from scratch, but the kind you slice and bake..........:) Thanks for the inspiration, DAVID and VIRGINIA!! :) Love, Karen ox

Tracy said...

Great cards :)

Alice Wertz said...

love love your take on the challenge, V!!! that first one is fabulous. so fresh and beautiful! and dang... i knew i got here too late... those cookies must be gone by now... =) David is amazing!