Everyday in my google reader I read all these great challenges and wish I had time to play along with my favorite designers and friends. This week I decided to jump in and join in all the fun and I must say it was a blast! Today's card is for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challeenge # 80. The basic premise was there were no rules except to have fun and mix and match stripes and polka dot paper.
You can read Sharon's official rules for the challenge here and find all the links to the Stamp Simply Challenge team by clicking here.
Now I had so much fun mix and matching that I may have overlooked the number one rule of all of Sharon's Challenges which is to Stamp Simply!! Now Sharon I did do simple stamping ....but making the card to put the stamp image on was just too much fun. I am sure that I played a little bit further outside of the sand box than my pals. But please bear in mind I still have several feet of snow in my yard and I am not sure Spring is really on it's way. But I am definitely sure that spring has arrived on my card. So if you can - could you send a little spring my way!!
Earlier this week I put out my own Challenge to everyone to make a card and then use all your scraps to make a second card. So here is my second card....where perhaps I did follow Sharon's Rules a little more closely. You can find all the details on how I made my second card by clicking here and going to the JustRite Blog.
The fun paper I used is from My Mind's Eye- Penny Lane "Feeling Groovy" paper pack which I purchased from Michele at Stampers Dream. I am not an on line shopper, but since all the LSS in Maine are almost gone - I broke down and order paper on line. And I love the paper I ordered!! To create buttons in the right colors I used my Copic Markers to color my buttons and then created a Polished Stone Effect on my buttons by taking the tip of my Copic marker and dabbing up and down accross the buttons. Don't Forget...Please Send Spring to Maine!!