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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This week's Twinkling Tuesday challenge is a great one and one that everyone can play because we ALL have stamps that we 'had to have' but they've never seen a drop of ink since they day they joined your collection! Am I right??

Well, I went through my SU sets and I've actually inked all of them up! Granted, I only own about 30 sets, but they've all been shown some love and that's all that counts! So then I looked through my clear sets and one set in particular jumped out and dared me to ink it up...Here's The Scoop!

My sweet friend Kelly gave it to me as part of a Secret Sister Swap we did before Christmas and I haven't inked it up because...well, I was scared to! I own a couple of MFT's sets and the first card I made was a success (even though I found it hard), but then the second one I tried bombed completely (and I never finished it) so I've been scared to use them again! I think it's because I'm not sure how much to paper piece on them and/or how little to color in.

Anyway, so I thought that it was high time I tried making a card from this set (since it was a gift - thank you Kelly!) and I should overcome my fear of these stamps. It is a challenge after all! I decided to just paper piece the chair and color up everything else. The paper is a bit busy, but those polka dots reminded me of M&M's and while I was coloring up the image, I was listening to Iron Chef America on the food channel and the key ingredient was chocolate!! So of course I subliminally chose some chocolate looking paper. (I swear every word is true Heather!) The layout is a CASE of a beautiful card by the amazingly talented Lauri Schmidlin.

If you think you'd like to show some uninked rubber some love this week, make a card or project with it, upload it to SCS or PCP with the keyword MTTSC17 and leave a link to it on the Twinkling blog. Check out what rubber the other Twinkling girls have neglected but loved this week by visiting their blogs (list is on the left).

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies
Stamps: MFT 'Here's The Scoop'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Certain Celery, Morning Marigold, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel
Papers: Georgia Pacific cs, Bazzil cs, PP - American Crafts 'Everyday Collection - Gidday'
Access: Ribbon, dimensionals

20 Comments:

~amy~ said...

What a fun card Sandra!! Love your paper piecing..great polka dots and bow!

eggette said...

So sweet Sandra! I don't think you can go wrong paper piecing these babies!! Love the chocolate talk and it's only breakfst yikes!!

deifen said...

Great card!I'm so glad I stumbled upon your fab blog on the greeting card gallery!I love your style!
Dei xx

Lorie said...

Oh this is a great card, Sandra! I LOVE the paperpiecing, and I have to admit that I don't have any of the MFT stamps yet. They scare me a little bit too. I admire lots of them, but haven't taken the plunge. Very well done!

Heather said...

This is wonderful. I love how you paper pieced it. Great card!

kadie said...

I'm so jealous that you have this set. :) I absolutely love what you did with this card. The papers are awesome and your paper piecing is amazing!! Awesome awesome awesome!

Jacilynn said...

Turned out Great! love the paper piecing you did. Love this.

Kimmie0270 said...

fabulous paper piercing! The couch and patterned background really make each other pop

Danni said...

Awesome card! Love the paper piecing you did!

Cassie said...

this turned out great! i refuse to believe that you made a card that bombed sandra! you are sooo talented there is no way i could see that happening!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Sandra this is Fabulous!! So glad you decided to give this set some ink!!

Jane Wetzel said...

This totally works! Love it! :)

Christi said...

This is amazing!! I love everything about this!!!

Victoria said...

Beautiful, Sandra- your cards always make me drool!! :)

Tracey said...

Hmmm, well I think you rocked it Sandra! You should ink it up more often! :)

Emily said...

I want to be her!!! Great job coloring!!

Janna said...

Sandra I love this!!! The polka dots are incredible!! they do look like m and ms! Now I am so hungry! you did a great job on the paper piecing and the floor and wall paper! So, so pretty! That ribbon though is yummo!!!!

Great job!

Smiles,
janna

Heather said...

Sandra,

Wow I love your card despite the color that I can not see because of my Brown Free glasses but I am pretty sure it is there!!! LOL!!!

All kidding aside I love the paper piecing and the colors you used and your coloring here!!!

You took this set and did amazing things with it Sandra and I love all the polka dots too!!!

I love that this craft allows us to create things like this!!!

Awesome Girl!!!

Heather

Darla said...

I love the paper and the coloring...you did a great job with this challenge! Aren't you proud of yourself for doing such a great job when you were nervous about using it?! Love the layout too! You rocked!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your card is great! I love the patterned paper! So cute! Weird that these gals have no heads tho!

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