Monday, June 8, 2015

SIP #1-Getting To Know You Challenge

Happy Monday! Wait that is kind of an oxymoron, but it is a happy one here! Welcome to the NEW Stamp, Ink, Paper Weekly Challenge! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of this new adventure with my esteemed leader Justin Krieger! We are hoping to keep things ALWAYS fun and interesting trying to stretch you outside your card making comfort zone! This past week has been crazy! Pool, home, horses, kids, new catalog, cards, kids... I’m sure that a number of you will understand!! I have been in a total creative black out! Even when I had no boundaries it wasn't until this past Friday that I was able to get this little honey together!

I am so in love with the new Stampin' Up! In-Colors!! I am sure you will be seeing me use them a lot in the future!

The base of this card was started with the new Tip Top Taupe Card Stock. With a pretty layer of the Mint Macaron which is also new!!! The Very Vanilla layer was embossed with TIEF Lovely Lace and then trimmed with the new Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace (which I also LOVE!). I fussy cut the flowers from the stamp set Choose Happiness. I stamped these in both the Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride inks. The cute little wood banner on the top right is also from the Choose Happiness stamp set. I embellished the banner with a cute button from the Very Vintage Designer Buttons then finished it off with a bow tied through it with the Linen Thread. I fastened two of the flowers with Mini Glue Dots and the third with Stampin' Dimensionals. I know you all are probably wondering where I got the sentiment... Well, it is Unity! It came from their May 2015 sentiment kit and well, It worked with the card! Finally the flowers needed some umph! So I busted out some Basic Pearls and put them on in random sizes!!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with! A challenge with no boundaries!! To top it off our first challenge will last two weeks!! So get to it! Make something with your favorite goodies!!
Have a fabulous week!! Thank You for stopping by!
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  1. Absolutely Stunning! It is very much an "Andrea" card! :)

  2. I bet I can spot your style a mile away without a watermark on any of your cards. You are definitely a cow-girl boot wearing bare-back horse riding gal! I'm seriously hoping we can chat and craft together real soon.

    1. That is because you are a card making Ninja yourself!!! I can't wait for that day as well!

  3. So pretty Andrea! Love the texture and those gorgeous flowers. You know I have had this embossing folder for a year but never used it once. Why is that? Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe I'll dust it off now!