Thursday, August 20, 2009

blow me down...

my cards that is! It is windy today and it took forever to take pictures of these cards of course the clouds didn't help but it's cool outside so I am glad for all of it!
I went back to Stamps and Smiles for a sketch challenge they are a very encouraging crew. I don't know about you but when I do a creation for another challenge site I really appreciate feedback from their designers. I try my best to comment on every submission for US sometimes I fail and for that I am sorry! With that being said, check out Stamps and Smiles sketch # 29:



Her is my take:



I wanted to share something I discovered, I love Close to My Heart card stock, it has a white core which is rockin for distressing however when I was running it through the Cuttlebug embossing folders it came out with little tears. I played around and configured a new stack: Start with the A plate, then C plate, embossing folder, and then add one tan rubber mat from spellbinders. You will get a perfect embossing every time! If this is old news well, I always was a day late and a dollar short!

I happened by chance to a sight called Artful Inkables and they are having their first ever challenge to use Red, White and black. Now I think we can all agree these colors look so great together! Here is my take:



Thanks for stopping by I hope your day is blessed! Beth aka BR-T

20 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

So glad you joined us for the AI challenge! Love your card!

Lisa said...

Both cards are just lovely, Beth! I will have to check out these challenges :~)

Penny said...

both cards are beautiful but the first one is absolultely AMAZING!!!!

Joy said...

fantastic, thanks for playin!

Stephanie said...

AWWWWW, that card is SO cute! I love how you used that little Ketto chickie!

Juls said...

gorgeous! Both cards are very elegant! love the 2nd one, but then black and red my fav combo!!

Kim said...

YourCTMH card is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. First, I love that sentiment stamp, second, your flower is perfect, and your ink on the embossing is gorgeous!

Love the red, white,and black too! That card is ALL you! Love it! Hold on....
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Leslie said...

Cute, cute cards. I love stopping by to see what creativity is blooming at your place.

Erica said...

i love love love that first one! the color combo is great

Steph said...

Beth, you never cease to amaze me. Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring. I only wish I had half as much talent as you do! These are just gorgeous! *hugs*

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your pretty cards!!

Sarah said...

WOW LOVE that Ketto in red...she is SOOOO cute! And your first card...you used that sentiment perfectly! Wonderful Beth!

Deborah Young said...

WooHOOO!!! I'm so glad that you love CTMH cardstock - me too! I see that you used the first stamp set that I got in my kit when I signed up with CTMH.
Anyway, your cards are deLIGHTful! Thank you for joining us in our first AI Think INK Tuesday Challenge!
Deb

Caryl P said...

Your cards are fabulous as always Beth! I've been having the same problem with cards blowing over....I'm thinking I'll just post a quick video next time. Ha!

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, you made 2 fabulous cards again and yes, red/white/black look great together.
And thank you so much for your comments in Dutch. It's so sweet and I really like it :-)
Dank je wel.
Hugs, Sandra

Sweet Momiji said...

Awesome cards!! love the flower on the first one, it is so pretty!! But the second one is my favorite! love those colors together and that image is AWESOME!

Hugs,
Momiji

judy anderson said...

still like your style....

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love this! Thanks for playing in the AI challenge! :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

HI Beth :) Thanks for your sweet post, I really enjoy seeing your cards each week! Both cards are beautiful, I LOVE how you designed your SAS card, the design is amazing! What a wonderful sentiment and I LOVE the long floral image!

Your second card is beautiful, I LOVE thoes Keto images and your color combination is stunning!

Have a wonderful weekend & thanks for playing along with us over at Stamps and Smiles!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

stamprgrl said...

this is super elegant love it!

Thanks for playing with us at Stamps and Smiles! Remember that this week's sketch is up!

-- dalis