Friday, September 11, 2009


Good morning! Although I should have been packing up to head to Cincinnati for Stampin' Up! regionals last night instead I sat down to make a card. What better way to procrastinate?!? I was intrigued by this week's color combination challenge on Splitcoast: Old Olive, Basic Black and Elegant Eggplant.

I actually thought this would be easy as I love the colors together, but once I got started I realized getting the black in was going to be difficult. That's what led me to using the jumbo grommet under the ribbon.

The Paradise stamp set is a new one to the current SU catalog and I thought would be a great one to use with all sorts of other sets... but I just realized how neat the Little Leaves Sizzlet looks with it! I had fun using the Cheesecloth background that hasn't seen ink in a while.

For the Eggplant strip on the left side I wanted it to somewhat mimic the Top Note shape so I used the Lovely Label punch multiple times.

Thanks for all the sweet comments lately- I'm so glad you are stopping by to visit and love that you take the time to say hello! Have a great weekend!!

PS- OMG, this spacing thing is going to be the death of me!
SUO Supplies
Stamps: Paradise, Great Friend, Cheesecloth
Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand (on the Cheesecloth), Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Top Note Die, Old Olive grosgrain, Black jumbo grommet, Lovely Label punch.


  1. Lovely card, Kristin! The sizzlits die-cut looks great with these images. Have fun in Cincinnati!

  2. Kristin, this card is stunning! I have a hard time using Elegant Eggplant, but this has given me courage. Thanks for taking the time to make a card for us when you should've been packing. I know you'll have the best time in Cincinnati.

  3. Wow, that is a stunning colour combination! It's a gorgeous card, Kristin! Have a wonderful Friday!

  4. I really love this card. That stamp set was on my wish list, Now for sure I get it on the next order. You worked magic with it!

  5. oh, yeah! I shouldn't have strayed, your card is fabulous! love those leaves and it does look great with that sizzlit die. See you tomorrow! have a safe trip down. I can't wait to see you.

  6. This is gorgeous! Hope you have a great time at Regionals! :)

  7. Have FUN at regionals, glad you were able to make this beauty before you left.....although when I saw that cheesecloth image on there, my heart went a-flutter.....I thought there was a current stamp set that might have had that style image in it that I missed in the catty---darn it! No such luck....why do they retire those great stamps?

  8. Have fun on your trip.

    This card is great. Love the colors together. I love it ( I love all of your stuff )

  9. Such a beautiful card! Congrats on being selected as one of Nancy's iPicks for the week! I can certainly see why! Love this!

  10. Kristin, this is gorgeous! I always fall for a good card with that color combo. Really stunning!

  11. What a gorgeous card, Kristin! I love everything about it! Congratulations on being one of Nancy's iPick's for the week! She made a great choice!


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