Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Virtual Retreat w/My Crafty Group, StampNation

I have two cards to share with you this morning.

First, as you know, StampNation is my crafty place to go for inspiration.  I talk about them alot.  It is a site that I pay for . . . a quarter and a nickel a day.  It is the most amazing group of crafty individuals, and so supportive and encouraging of each other's work.  This week they are having a "virtual retreat" and so these cards were created using their challenge inspiration in combination with two other challenges.

So first up - StampNation challenged us to use only one stamp set, three ink pads and one type of embellishment on a card.  I had been looking at Just Us Girls challenge which was to use white, brown and one other color on a card.  So here goes . . .

One stamp set . . . white, brown and red . . . and some ribbon.

Love that adorable little bunny! 

StampNation's second challenge of the week was to create a card using transportation.  I used a sketch from Happy Little Stampers - their April Sketch.
 And then I channeled my last trip on I-95, which is the highway that runs north/south on the east coast of the United States.  Can you say traffic . . .

 Lots and lots of traffic.  Hard to see, but there is Liquid Glass on all the car windows, and sequins for the hub caps. 

Fun cards to make!  I hope you find some time to create this week. 

Supplies Used - It's Your Birthday
Cardstock:  Neenah
Stamps:  Birthday by Lizzie Mackay for Studio Calico
Ink:  Stampin' Up and Simon Says Stamp
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up

Supplies Used - Reverse Confetti - Car
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Neenah
Pattern Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  Here We Go from Reverse Confetti
Dies:  Here We Go and Doin' the Wave from Reverse Confetti
Ink:  Stampin' Up, Versamark, and Ranger White Embossing Powder
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart, and Glitter Tape from Close To My Heart


  1. Two fabulous cards Debbie. Especially LOVE the cars on your busy highway! :) So adorable! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  2. That birthday card is so adorable! Love that wee bunny! Your second card is just as fabulous. I totally agree with I-95 - mostly a parking lot! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. Your lovely pink balloons make a great pop of color witht the kraft! Love your card! Cute bunny, too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  4. omg, I love the cars! Brilliant use of the sketch. Fun colours and amazing design! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Your cards are both so cute! Love that bunny with the balloons and they way you used the white and red inks! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!