Sunday, November 8, 2009

Krystal's Weekly Favorites Blog Hop #6... Plus a card!!

Hi Stamping Friends

Since it's Sunday today, I have my favorite blog hops of the week.  I also have a challenge card for you.  I usually don't posts cards on Sunday, since I've made plenty through the week, but my challenges are starting to catch up with me!  I've been missing the deadlines to post the cards I've made, so I had to make myself a little reminder card, of when all my favorite challenges need to be posted.  And if I don't post this card today, I'll miss the deadline for the ColourQ Challenge!  So for this double challenge card, the colors come from the ColourQ color challenge blog and the sketch layout comes from the Utah Divas International.  I've never participated in a UDI challenge.  I'm not part of theer Yahoo Group, but I was poking around the web for a sketch that would work for the idea I had for these colors, and their sketch was perfect!

These are such "boy" colors to me, that I knew I was going to use my Extreme Skateboard stamp.  And this sketch had a great masculine feel to it... no scallops!  Here's my card"

The two happy birthday sentiments was a total blunder.  I thought I was inking my stamp with Night of Navy and it ended up being Bordering Blue.  It's so light you can hardly read it.  So I inked up the sentiment again in the correct color and stamped it above the mistake.  It works.  The card base is Bordering Blue layered with Dusty Durango and a piece of retired DSP called Autumn Vine.  Most SU! demos warn you against making anything with retired products, since you can no longer buy them.  But my thought is, if I show you something you wish you had bought, maybe it will persuade you to buy what you want now, before it's too late!!  :)

Now on to my favorites from this week:

These amazing tiles from Kimberly Van Diepen at her blog STAMPIN BY THE SEA

This adorable Top Note Indian from Kristen Brown at KRISTEN'S STAMPIN KORNER

And finally this fun reindeer triangle box from Monika Davis from STAMPING AT MONIKA'S

Hope your Sunday is peaceful and relaxing.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Cindy said...

I love your logic on using retired products! And I never would have guessed the double birthday stamp was a mistake. It just looked like shadowing, like you meant to do that! TFS!

Maxine Conrad said...

Thanks for joining in our UDI sketch challenge Krystal. I loved your take on the sketch. I agree with Cindy too, the birthday stamp does not look like a mistake to me. I would never have thought it was unless you told us :) That is the great thing about mistakes sometime, they look better ! Hope you join in sketches every Saturday.

HeathersHobby said...

I'm completely with you on retired stuff. I love stuff and tend to hoard it when it retires (like that Autumn DSP from last year!). Perfect "boy" colors and it went so well with your sketch! Awesome card!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Terrific use of the colors... I love the "boy" card... we don't see many of them! Thanks so much for playing the colourQ this week!