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Kristina's Color Inspiration #24 Trio


Happy Friday! Whoo! Hoo! I stayed up WAY too late working on these cards for Kristina's Color Inspiration #24! Why, oh why, do I do that?! You know how it is when you're too tired to stamp and come up with something (because you watched Survivor and the VP debate and it's now 10:00), but you keep trying, and you don't *love* what you made, so you keep trying, etc...ugh! Or maybe it's just me?!

Anyway, the card above was my first attempt. I tried to make myself not use designer series paper, which is not easy, and use a background stamp for a change, so I dug out an old favorite, Paisely. The rub-on is from the Level 3 hostess set, but it had a user-error malfunction (do NOT try to move it if it's sticking down any at all!), so I chopped the bottom off and tried to make it work anyway. The side had a slight malfunction too, so I found the fallish brad from my Target $1 Spot stash to disguise it.

For the next try, I broke out the Autumn Vine DSP from the SU Holiday Mini Catalog. It doesn't have Kiwi Kiss in it, but I tried to *force* it to work anyway! The word stamps are from the Halloween Frights stamp set, and the jack o'lantern is from the Martha Stewart punch.

Lastly, when I should have given up at 12:00 am, I tried for one more with some scraps. I punched a circle out of the cool Autumn Vine paper and added a Kiwi Kiss button. The "life is good" is from the Text and Texture stamp set. Probably should have put a piece of colored cardstock behind it. It's simple dimple at the most extreme! =)


So what are your big weekend plans (besides stamping, of course)? Saturday is World Card Making Day, so there's lots of exciting things going on! Check out specials and events at the Stampin' Up! website here and the official website here. Here's the flier with the specials from Stampin' Up!:
Have a great Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

45 comments:

sassylm said...

I know exactly what you mean, I think we all have times when were not happy with what we've done! I tend to go back to it later!
Love your cards especially the last one!

Kara said...

Love the first card!
Kara

~amy~ said...

Happy Friday Angie!!! You CRACK me up! I love all of your cards..I can't believe you stayed up soooo stinkin' late :)

Speedystamper said...

Hi Angie! I love all three cards . . . but especially the first one! I had trouble with mine, too, but kept on trying until it worked - we must be the same like that!! lol! Have a great day!
Kay

Beate said...

I watched survivor, too. I couldn't believe the "weaker" tribe won both challenges.
Your cards look great. I think I love the simple dimple one the best. I Love circles.
Hugs and smiles

Tara said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all!! :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

All of these cards are great!

kathleenh said...

I love your fall cards Angie! You got very creative with fixing your mistakes.

Ashley said...

I really like your cards, especially the first!

Kelli said...

Love the colour combo! Great cards as always!

2stampis2b said...

Three cards in one night?!!! Love them all! Have a great weekend.

Catherine said...

Angie, love all 3 cards =)

Alexandra said...

These are all fabulous Angie - I love the the simple one with the cirlcles, very pretty and clean!!! All of them are great though! Sometimes we are too hard on ourselves!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ornery's Wife said...

Wow, those were all cute! I really liked the second one!
tm

Ann said...

Oooh, love all of these! Great layouts! :D

chloe said...

WOW I am loving all of these: actually prob the simple dimple one the most!! You know me!

Nancy said...

all three of those cards are great!

Heidi Van Laar said...

All absolutely beautiful!

Juanita said...

Eeek, I love them all. My favorite is the 'user-error' card. I never would have guessed that you were trying to cover up mistakes.

Sherri said...

All - super cute!!

SmilynStef said...

Love all three ... especially that tiny little jack-o-lantern.

Lauren said...

These are totally awesome. You've inspired me!!!

Karen Kelly said...

Oh, I'm so mad I missed this challenge! Your cards are fabulous--I will be shocked if that first one isn't on the Top 10!

jo ann said...

i am not a HUGE halloween fan ... okay, i hate halloween ... but your cards are just beautiful. i love the way you fixed the malfunctions. i am doing that all the time. sometimes it is a brad, sometimes a 1/4 inch circle, sometimes a teeny tiny stamp stamped right over the glitch. in the end, sometimes i think the *fix* looks better than the planned original LOL. thanks for sharing!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Way to go, Angie! These cards are SO FUN! Great job!

Anthonette said...

Oh, these are fantastic!

I can't believe this is the first time I've been to your blog. I added you immediately to my Google Reader. I don't want to miss a thing.

Silli said...

Angie, your cards are so beautiful. The colors are fab. Love it! Hav a wonderful day...

Lisa H. said...

well, the third times a charm! It is my fave and I think you nailed it! I do love all three.

Kerry D-C said...

Fabtastic cards! I feel that I can't make a card without DSP lately, myself. I have left my background stamps to collect dust...I shall dust them off and use a few in the near future!

Sankari W. said...

congrats on KW Color Challenge! Great cards angie!!!!

april said...

These are all fabulous! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on being picked! :)

chloe said...

congrats girl! You deserve it!!

Tina said...

SEE!!!!! "66" everyone recocognizes your queenship. Congrats!

silkeledlow said...

Fabulous cards - Angie!!!

Catherine said...

congrats for being pick this week :)

Anthonette said...

Congratulations for being on Kristina's top list!

Becky said...

Fabulous card! Beautiful!

Robyn said...

Congratulations on your top 10 !
Love your cards especially #1

Nancy Riley said...

TOP TEN! WOOHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS, ANGIE!!!

Donna said...

wow all great cards!! you've been SO busy, huh??

Lori said...

GORGEOUS! Simply gorgeous! Great job on these!

Brooke S said...

Congrats on making the round-up!!! You are so dang cute... I always enjoy you cards... and your blog as well... Hope you have a great day!
Hugs
Brooke

Softangelkisses said...

How gorgous is that? I love the paisly background :) Thanks for sharing!

Tanja said...

Great cards! My fav is the one with all the "mistakes". My first demo used to say, "There are NO mistakes in stamping." It's like a mantra now. Congrats on being picked! Glad it brought me here!

Anonymous said...

You're just a show off! :p I love all your cards, but would have to say the 1st is my favourite by a smidgeon. Beautiful work.