Saturday, June 28, 2008

I actually did a challenge this week!

German Phrase of the Day: Warum arbeitest du nicht? = Why are you not working? My response to this is often "I am working...I'm stamping!" But my husband doesn't count stamping as work, so it usually doesn't work. Oh well!

I finally got to the SCS sketch challenge from this week. I really loved this sketch, and had some different ideas in my head so was happy to finally get one out on paper!

I started with my Bunny Slippers Sophia. Don't forget you only have until 11:59pm on Monday, June 30th to sign up for the Stamp of the Month Club and get this little cutie before she's released to the general public in August! And be sure to tell Christie that Jana sent you when you sign up. Anyway...I stamped her on Stamper's Select White, then paper pieced her robe with this wonderful DCWV patterned paper. I colored the rest of her with my SU! markers, and she was good to go.

Next, I used my 1 1/4" square punch to punch the patterned paper, and my 1 3/8" square punch to punch the pink layers underneath. Then, I made my card layers, Pink, white and blue. After fussing around to line up all the squares perfectly, I wanted to add some ribbons, so I punched a horizontal slot and tied 3 ribbons in. Then, I decided that the sentiment from Look Out World with Cooper would be perfect to go with this little sleepy-head, so I added that on with a jump ring. I edged the little tag (corners rounded with a corner rounder punch to look like a long oval) in my cameo coral ink pad to help it stand out against the white better.

It's been a fun day stamping today. My husband and daughter have headed north to the Vogel Park (bird park) near Hanover, so I have a weekend of peace and quiet. Of course, I'm supposed to be cleaning and packing ...but stamping is so much more fun, right?!?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and I"ll be back tomorrow with a Prettie Peek for you!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Bunny Slippers and Look Out World by Paper Pretties

DCWV patterned paper and solid textured cardstocks, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Brilliance black, Cameo Coral

Acc: SU! markers, grosgrain ribbon, horizontal slot punch, square punches, corner rounder



  1. Jana, this is brilliant! I would have never thought to put that sentiment with this stamp but I LOVE it!!! Great job!!

  2. what a great card for this challenge - I hadn't seen anyone tilt their image yet. I love Sophia's paper-pieced robe a LOT! adorable

  3. ...and you did a great job! This is a great sketch, isn't it! I love your card! Happy that you're feeling well enough to stamp.

  4. Jana, this is just totally adorable!! You rock pairing that stamp with Coopers sentiment-genius!!

  5. So cute Jana! I just love the paper piecing - think it's my favorite thing to do with Sophia! :)


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