Friday, March 21, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 39.... and a mini book review :)

edited to add: this color challenge was supposed to be soft sky, blue bayou, chocolate chip and real red....i totally left out the real red!!!!!! sorry :( i saw chocolate (chip) and got all excited! :):):)

I can't believe I am getting this posted on time...and early in the morning at that!




This week we were to use the color combo of soft sky, blue bayou and chocolate chip. Easy peasy, right? I love all three colors! I needed a card for a birthday next week, so I thought this color combo was perfect! But what stamp to use?????? hhhmmmmm........... What do I have in my stash (very large stash...mind you....) that would be good for a 14 year old boy. I never bought the new teenage stuff in our Spring Cattie so what would I use??????? I stare at my stamp shelves in wonder....... And then, like a baby learning to reach for you, I saw mini stamp arms reaching out at me. pick me...pick me.... (like a school kid who really new the answer in class) you haven't inked me in a long while......pick me......come on......here....here....here i am...... I knew I wanted to use numbers, that decision was already made. Still scanning my shelves......


Aahhhh.....Good old Stamp of Authenticity!!!!!





This set gets over looked a good bit by everyone, I think. It makes a great set to scrapbook with....built in journaling block with that library card stamp. I love all the other smaller stamps that can be used as background stamps or on tags. I have made masculine and feminine cards alike with this set. I'll have to post my feminine card with this stamp set later. Maybe the first of next week. When we come down off of our sugar buzz from Easter we can get back down to business, right? Any way...I really do like this stamp set for a variety of reasons for card making and scrapbooking.





Wanna see it? Are you sitting there saying...Come on...show me the card already!!!!





ok...ok....






I will start with the card base. Remember all of those stamps I said that make a great background???? Well...do you see them? How easy is that? Soft sky card stock and ink by the way. Next for my library card that has been torn out of a notebook.....Do they even use library cards anymore???? I doubt it. Am I giving away my age?



The last time I checked out a library book was when I was pregnant. I had sleep issues....I never did it! So I read a lot and watched a ton of 80's reruns on Nick at Night. Any way the book was "Night" by Ellie Wiesel (spelling???), pronounced "vi (vi as in victor)-sell, The author was a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp in Germany under Hitler. Ellie can tell a story that makes you feel like you are there. He captures emotion like I have never read. I had a hard time putting the book down when I picked it up. Any way...wondering why I am going into this???? I am trying to remember if it had library cards in it. Know what? I think it did...don't know why though....the lady checked it out and in on a computer. Hmmmm......



Well...back to the task at hand. The library card is stamped in blue bayou onto confetti white and punched with the spiral punch. I then stamped "14" with my big deal numbers in chocolate chip. I made a similar card (minus the stamping) with blue bayou and off set it a little. Oh yeah...I distressed the edges with my Cutter Kit. Very handy little tool to have hanging out on my desk.



Remember me saying lots of these stamps could be tags????? Well.....my main focal image is just that. I stamped it in chocolate chip and stamped "happy birthday" from amazing to zany in blue bayou. I made my tag out of soft sky. Punched the corners with the tag corner punch. Punched the hole with the slot punch. Pulled a piece of double stitched blue bayou ribbon through and secured it by tying it together with natural twine. I mounted that up on stampin' dimensionals.



Well..there you have it! A card...a book review (go read that book...it is very good)....and a little more of my rambling! What better way to start your Holiday weekend that with a lengthy post with me rambling, right? hehehehe!!!!



Have a wonderful Easter weekend for all of you celebrating!

12 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great project! You did a fabulous job...and I'm happy you liked the colors...me, not so much, but I guess that is why they call it a challenge. Your card brings new life to these colors for sure. Have a very happy Easter too!

Barb Hardeman said...

Great use of this stamp set, especially for a guy kid!! This weeks colors were more of a challenge for me, but you seem to have a handle on that...

Connie said...

Cute...great idea for a teenage boy!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great teenage boy card!

MJ said...

Super card. Love the whole idea. I love your layout and all the details! Happy Easter to you!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Neat layout!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great job!!!Love the little library card on the front.

Amber Porter said...

perfect boy (young adult) card!! Love it! I always struggle with boy/masculine cards!! You did a great job with it!

Nikki Bond said...

I love it! Perfect card for a teenage boy! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

When this set came out, I HAD to have it...and then I struggle each time I try to use it! Thanks for giving me an idea to shake the dust off of that one!

Lori said...

What a great card for a teenage boy! The images and colors are perfect.

Beckie said...

It looks great! He will love it!