Orange Bloom for Stampin’ Celebration!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another fun challenge at Stampin’ Celebration! and we have a fun, Fall themed party photo for your inspiration.

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My eye was definitely drawn to those big, beautiful orange sunflowers, so I knew I had to do something similar. One of the images from the Petal Potpourri stamp set, fit the bill perfectly.

I framed the sentiment in a bit more orange and added some burlap and a touch of blue, to finish things off.

Our challenge is open until Friday, October 16thth, at 9pm EST, so there’s plenty of time to play along.

Please head on over to the Stampin’ Celebration blog and check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to love all of their creations!

And as with any challenge, there are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your Stash.
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post.
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours.
  • And Have Fun!!!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Farmers Market DSP

Ink: Versamark, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso

Stamp Set: Petal Potpourri, Garden in Bloom

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits, Heat Tool, Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Pacific Point Stitched Satin Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Exciting News to Share!

 - by OttawaMom

I have some big news to share! I have been asked to be the Guest Designer, for the month of October, at CAS Colours & Sketches. How exciting is that! They alternative each week between colour and sketch challenges and I’m looking forward to some creative fun with this talented group.

This week’s challenge is all about colour and we are working with Night of Navy, Metallic Gold and Soft Sky.

The challenge:

My card:


For some reason, I immediately thought of snowflakes when I saw this colour combo.  So I pulled out the Endless Wishes stamp set and this is what I came up with.  I figure it’s never too early to start on those Christmas cards!

Please be sure to visit the other Design Team members at CAS Colours & Sketches – they truly are a creative group and I know you will be inspired by their creations.

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gold Foil

Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Joy to the World, Endless Wishes

Tools & Embellishments: Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin’ Glitter

Seeing Stars for Colour Me…!

 - by OttawaMom

This is a special week at Colour Me….! Since the month of September has five weeks, you get to choose between two fabulous colour combos to create with! Either Team Hayley – Blushing Bride, Mint Macaroon and Sahara Sand or Team Tara – Pink Pirouette, Delightful Dijon and Lost Lagoon. Let the creative fun begin!

Our challenge:

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For some reason, when I saw Team Tara’s colour combo, I thought of stars and went looking for a star stamp set I thought I had in my stash. Turns out my memory was wrong and I don’t have one. Thank goodness for Star Framelits and punches!

The inspiration for the layout, comes from the current sketch challenge at CAS – Colours & Sketches, which, luck would have it, includes stars!

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This is our last week with Wendi as our Guest Designer for September and I want to say a big Thank You to her for joining us this month! It’s been a pleasure working with her each week.

My fellow Design Team members have also created some fabulous samples, so be sure to stop by Colour Me….! and check them out. We can’t wait to see what you create!!! Antonia, Bhavana, Hayley, Jinny, Julia, Kim, Ren, Tara, Valentyna, and Wendi (GD).

The challenge will end on October 5th, at 12:00pm (EST). And as with any challenge, there are a few rules, to keep things fair – you can check them out here.

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Delightful Dijon, Pink Pirouette, Subtles DSP Stack, In-Colour DSP Stacks, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Ink: Lost Lagoon

Stamp Sets: Pictogram Punches

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Stars Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Star Accent Punch