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March 2009

KW Color Inspiration #47


Kristina has another color challenge! When I saw these colors, I thought of the new chick (& cracked egg) die design that I purchased for my Silhouette.  I also used the large scallop border die design for the Silhouette.  I really like the Tangerine Tango...I think it makes it pop!

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Stamps: PTI Mixed Messages

Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (sponged on the egg and the chick)

Paper: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron Textured, Solarcrest White, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Button Latte button, white thread, So Saffron Polytwill ribbon, large corner rounder punch, Quickutz Chick Die, Quickutz Large Scallop Border Die

The second card was inspired by all of the robins that I saw hopping around eating worms that the rain had chased out of hiding.  They are going to have to go back into hiding as the cold is already back and the snow isn't far behind.  :-(  Anyway, here are my two cards celebrating spring...which will surely be here to stay soon!  This one uses Pumpkin Pie instead of Tangerine Tango, but I do like this color scheme also.

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Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, Dots & Daisies Background
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Classic So Saffron
Paper: Confetti Tan, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie DSP, Solarcrest White
Accessories: Quickutz Chick Die, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware

Inspired By #3 and March 2009 PTI Blog Hop

It’s time for another installment of “Inspired By”.  I’m doing this in conjunction with Papertrey’s Blog Hop, which I am joining for the first time.  This tag was on something I purchased at Target awhile back…I can’t remember the specific item!  But, I really like the colors and the design with a subtle background, leaf accent and bold title.  I made another card using this scheme before, but I am more pleased with how my second attempt turned out.  I hope you like it too!

Also, I have some previous PTI creations with backgrounds that fit the Blog Hop here (2nd card) and here.

My Inspiration Piece:

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My Creation:
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Stamps: PTI Guide Lines Two, PTI Fresh Alphabet

Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, PTI Spring Moss; Craft Chocolate Chip

Paper: PTI Spring Moss, Solarcrest White

Accessories: Little Leaves Sizzlit, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon

Dawn's Color Challenge #1

Cool...another source for color challenges!  Love it.  I decided to use Dawn's Damask Designs set from PaperTrey for this challenge.  Here's her challenge and my contribution.


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Stamps: Damask Designs by Papertrey Ink

Ink: Classic So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie; Craft Chocolate Chip

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Solar Crest White

Accessories: Buttons from my stash, Quickutz scalloped circle die, So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon


Color Inspiration Challenge #46

It's time for another Kristina Werner Color Challenge.  I had to think about this combo some before I created the card.  With so many colors to include, I sometimes overdo it, and use too much color and not enough neutral.  I left some empty space on this card, and even though there is a lot of color I tried to use more subtle patterns and a little white.  I like how it turned out, and I think the colors pop.  I hope you like it to!

Today is the first official day of spring.  Last night when I walked Monty I could see my breath!  I'm not sure spring is really here in my neck of the woods, but at least there isn't any more snow on the ground.  Patience, patience!


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Stamps: Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Fresh Snow pigment, regal rose marker
Paper: Basic Black textured paper; pretty in pink cardstock; pretty in pink, bashful blue, riding hood red, regal rose designer series paper
Accessories: White Souffle pen by Sakura, 1 1/4" square punch, 3 flower punch, textured die cut flower, white pearl and silk flower from Pretties Kit, white beads, small grommet, scallop edge punch, bashful blue taffeta ribbon

Other Flowers are Blue...and Yellow!

The title is a play on roses are red, violets are blue...but I don't have a card with violets on it.  I do have two other cards that colored with my new Copic markers though.  I hope you will enjoy them!  I like the blue one the best I think.

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Stamps: Echos of Kindness, Papertrey Ink Damask Designs

Ink: Memento - London Fog

Paper: Bashful Blue, Solar Crest White, Petal Patch DSP

Accessories: Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon, Copic Markers (B32,YG63, 0)

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Stamps: Echos of Kindness,Cute Converse, Polka Dots & Petals

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Barely Banana, Solarcrest  White, Petals & Paisleys DSP

Accessories: Rich Regals brads, Pumpkin Pie narrow grosgrain ribbon, white thread, Copic Markers (YR07, R21, YG03, 0), Word Window Punch, 1/16" hole punch

Roses are Red

Over the weekend I took a Copic marker and colored pencil class in Wisconsin along with Tiffany and her friends Katie, Jeanne and Sandy.  We learned how to shade with both the markers and the pencils.  You can follow the links above to see what Tiffany and Katie created.  And, here is one of the things I made with the Copic markers.  I need to practice some more to get the shading right, but I like how this turned out.  Also, I don't have too many markers right now, so I used the gray to shade and the colorless blender to create some highlights.  Enjoy!

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Stamps: Echos of Kindness, Best Yet

Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP

Accessories: Button Latte, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, white thread, Copic Markers

KW Color Inspiration #45

Wow...there have been 45 color challenges?  Kristina has been a busy woman!  So, this is an all neutral color challenge with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  I chose to use Going Gray instead of the Basic Gray, so hopefully that won't disqualify me.  :-)


I decided that this would be a good opportunity to play with the Guide Lines set from Papertrey Ink.  Maybe it's my Math background, but I really like working with geometric sets like this.  The sentiment is from another set, Damask Designs.  I may have to try this color combo with that set this weekend!  Enjoy...

Color Inspo #44 

Stamps: Guide Lines, Damask Designs

Ink: Papertrey Fresh Snow, Versamagic Midnight Black

Paper: Naturals White, Going Gray, Basic Black

Accessories: SU Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, black gem stickers, 1/8" circle punch

Punch and Rub-On Goodness

I thought I would share this card that I made awhile back.  I used Stampin' Up A Perfect Day rub-ons.  I love how this card turned out.  It was my third and best attempt!


Stamps: Celebrate Everything
Ink: Classic Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Sahara Sand textured, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin pie, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories: SU Scalloped Circle punch, SU 5 Petal Flower punch, A Perfect Day Rub-ons, SU Button Bouquet, SU Birds & Blooms Sizzlits dies

Inspired by Two Peas

This is a set of simple cards I made and pretty much cased from a set at Two Peas gallery by Jennifer McGuire.  I used the Sweet & Sassy set from Stampin' Up.






Stamps: Sweet & Sassy;

Inks: Classic Basic Black

Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP

Accessories: Paper Piercer, white gel pen, SU Scallop border punch, 1/16" circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch


More butterflies and color challenge #44

I couldn't stop at one card!  I had to keep using the butterfly die, the SEI Chocolat paper and these colors.  I set up my sewing machine also.  It's a new one from Target...nothing expensive, but it works much nicer than the old one I had from a garage sale.  It's hard to see in this picture, but I ran the velvet paper (the darker pink panel) through the Sizzix with a swirl texture plate.  I also ran the Butterfly through with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, and then added glitter to the raised swirls.

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Paper: Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette, SEI Velvet romance collection, SEI Chocolat collection, Stampin' Up Whisper White, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink

Accessories: SU Beautiful Butterflies Sizzix die, Cuttlebug D'vine swirl, Stampin' Up Fine Supernova Glitter, Quickutz Nesting Flowers, Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa Journaler, 1/16" circle punch, SU Sizzix Texture Plates Backgrounds 1