Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fun Sunday~

I had fun this week end -- I found a lot of challenges, and the best part?  I played in most of them!

Today's included [my 2 favorite] One Layer Wednesday 83; (inspired), this week hosted by Jennifer Stiles, and than Less is More 59; masking.



I was inspired by the blue block from Jen's son's "presents", so I made a "mask template" and sponged a couple shades of blue [for added depth], and used Gina K Designs stamp set All Occasions Tags for the heart and sentiment.



For my next card, I used the sketch from Retro Sketches 3.  I had a card from last week's sketch and forgot to upload it for the sketch challenge - duh! [ I felt better when I saw 2 other stampers had done the same thing!]  Today is the first day of the challenge and I am there!

Yesterday I found this tutorial on SCS.  How FUN..ny that Paper Players challenge today was CAS with buttons!  Well, of course I had to join in because I really wanted to try these self-made buttons!



So, what do you think?  I have to say I LOVE THESE!!  So fun and easy to make, and I am thrilled with the end result.

That's it for me today -- now I am off to start playing with my new Stamp School goodies that arrived!  You'll see what I did with them at the end of the month...

Thanks for stopping by~

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25 comments:

Chrissie said...

I wondered about doing a card based on the blue block too Vicki... the other items looked a little tricky, but your card works superbly for the LIM challenge too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

Gorgeous blue tones on your LIM card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

I played a little today myself...seems like stamping time is so limited lately.....love both of these, but esp love that first classy CAS

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous cards, Vicki! I LOVE your "homemade" buttons. How creative! I may have to give these a try! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Julie Hoffman said...

I LOVE these cards Vicki! Gorgeous Layout and masking on the first card. Your second card is beautiful - I'm in LOVE with your buttons ♥

Bonnie said...

Two beautiful cards Vicki! Love the fresh bright colours!

Donna Hanley said...

Vicki, Two great cards, so lovely and colorful. Those buttons, fabulous, and I am waiting now for the end of the month to see what you come up with using your new supplies. Enjoy your week.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Always so clever and cool! Love those buttons....will be trying that...hugs GF

Wanda Cullen said...

Hey...cool buttons! So glad you had a good w/e! Mine was filled with working both days and NO stamping either day! Hope to remedy that tomorrow and Tuesday when I'm off...in between painting and laundry. :-)

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki! Love the masking on the first and your handmade buttons are fabulous! So glad we had a challenge where you could share them. Thank you for joining my button challenge at The Paper Players!

Sherry Eckblad said...

The buttons look fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players.

Jackie Rockwell said...

So glad you made it into this week's Retrosketch challenge Vicki! The buttons add a lot of drama to the card! The vibrant colors really are eye catching!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Love the blue on that simply stunning CAS card and hand made buttons!! very clever :)

Heather T said...

Love the "box" inspired card, Vicki. Blue and masking-two of my favourite things and you have used them so beautifully.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful blue card for LIM, one of my most favourite colours for card making (not that I use it very often, lol!). I do like the other card too and I'm off to find out how to make home made buttons!

Hugs
Brenda B

Julia Aston said...

What a fun stamping weekend you had Vicki! I especially love the cas blue block card - the blues are SO vibrant!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both challenges were lucky to have you play along-fabulous cards!

Mandi said...

I may well have a dabble at OLW this week too
your card is a knockout!

Thank you very much
madni
"Less is More"

Angie said...

Beautiful cards Vicki love that blue!

Beryl K said...

Beautiful cards Vicki
Beryl x

LeAnne said...

Wowza, those buttons are COOL! Thanks for sharing these with us this week at the Paper Players!

Mim said...

Love the sponged blue blocks - great idea!

Victoria said...

What a rich blue on your first card! Sensational!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous cards, Vickie - love the purple, so rich! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

Viv said...

Great cards Vicky :) Viv xx

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