Monday, February 28, 2011

Challenge Monday 2.28.11

Hi Stamping Friends! 
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister Kaye!!  Yes, I know you will always be younger (and probably skinnier!), but I will always be older and wiser.  :)

Welcome back to another Challenge Monday!  I hope you enjoyed the Stampin' Addicts blog hop I participated in this weekend.  If you missed it, click on the "Blog Hop" button in the Categories section of my sidebar.  I'm already looking forward to the next SA blog hop!!  I'm sure we will do another one when the new Stampin' Up! mini catalog comes out May 1st. 

For today's challenge cards, I added an extra "personal" challenge.  Shelli Gardner, the cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up!, always has a monthly challenge on her blog.  This month she challenged everyone to use products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  So that's what I did!!  Each card contains at least one stamp set that you can get free by placing a $50 order with your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  And now... on to the cards!!

Stamps:  So Happy For You (SAB)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Elegant Lines EF, Floral Fusion Sizzlet, Designer Buttons, Basic Rhinestones, Modern Label Punch, Organza Ribbon

Sketch Challenge:  INKSPIRATIONS #59
Inspiration Challenge:  CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY #139
Theme Challenge:  SUO CHALLENGES #13 Sale-A-Bration Creations!
Recipe Challenge:  CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES C4C76 Flowers

Stamps:  Thank You Kindly (SAB), Tiny Tags
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories:  Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Square Lattice EF, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Linen Thread, Tag Punch, Basic Pearls, Tulip Frame EF, Designer Buttons

Sketch Challenge:  STAMPIN' ROYALTY #60

Stamps:  Punch Bunch (SAB)
Paper:  Whisper White, Concord Crush, Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Tasteful Trim die, Scallop Circle die, Scallop Punches, Circle Punches, Circle die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Concord Crush Poly Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Technique:  Thumping

Sketch Challenge:  STAMPIN' ADDICTS SASC85
Color Challenge:  OFF THE WALL CRAFTINESS #47
Style Challenge:  PALS PAPER ARTS PPA82  CAS with scallops

Stamps:  Happy Together (SAB)
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories:  Chocolate Grosgrain, Pink Brads, Perfect Polka Dots EF

Color Challenge:  COLOR THROWDOWN  #130

There were lots more great challenges out there this weekend, that I didn't get to.  Just not enough stamping time in the day!!!  Speaking of running out of time...don't forget!!  You have only one month left to take advantage of the wonderful Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration benefits!!  Contact your SU! demo today to place your $50 order and choose one of these (and many others!) fabulous stamp sets for FREE!!!

I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow and see what I've created for the ColourQ color challenge.  You know little Miss Arielle... she likes to make me work for my spot on the Royal Court design team!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Yapha said...

These are great cards! The "Thank You Kindly" with the embossing is just fantastic!!

Deb said...

WOW!!! Super great cards! I love them all!!! Your colors are so fresh and bright and spring-like! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Deb said...

Super great cards! I just love how you were inspired by the cake challenge. The flowers are perfect and the colors are wonderful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Martin said...

I really love these cards! Especially the colors on the first flower card. TFS

Jenn Picard said...

As always-amazing cards! Love that you combined that colour combo with our sketch challenge, and the added texture from the embossing folders. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty

Linda Callahan said...

You are amazing how you post such a gallery of beautiful work! I enjoy them all!

inkedx2 said...

Cute card for our challenge. You were definitely busy. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!


Cards by Gina said...

Oooh, your card for PPA is so very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA again this week!

Connie Babbert said...'ve been busy with Challenges! Love them all, but especially the one for the inspiration on Create with Connie and Mary! Thanks for playing along this week!

JulieA said...

They're all so great! I love them all. You always have such wonderful ideas and I get a lot of inspiration from your creations.
p.s. I left something for you on my blog.

Lisa said...

Love the little flowers on the card for Create with Connie & Mary! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great job on all of the SAB inspired creations!

Marisa said...

Wonderful mix of cards! You've been busy! Love how you used the EF on your card and the flowers are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

Mary Brown said...

Oh my word Krystal...your take on our Inspiration cake is just FABULOUS!!! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

The Stampin' Royalty Goddesses said...

Oh Krystal, fabulous work as usual. thanks again for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

~Erica~ said...

Wow, you busy lady! Amazing work. I love the flowers! Create With Connie and Mary!

Tenia Nelson said...

What wonderful cards!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!

Tammy Fite said...

WOW--love to see all these cards!! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Anonymous said...

delightful card! Love it!

H2 :) said...

Love seeing what you come up with each weekend Krystal & this one is no exception. Fantastic Inkspirations entry! The bright flowers look awesome on the white background. :)

Jen Timko said...

More fabulousness!! I love how you have used your SAB sets! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

Deb Hoekstra said...

You certainly were busy stamping and creating! Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges!