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Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a good start! DH is getting a new computer that arrives today (prompted by his 10 year work anniversary Apple gift card bonus!), so I get his old one (yay!), and I decided to put it in my stamp room. Well, that started a MAJOR renovation/purge/overhaul in my stamp room last night, which it needed badly but I had planned on waiting until school was out. Aye yi yi, what a mess!


In the meantime, here's one of my Splitcoast Viva Las Vegas VSN cards...for the Bingo challenge. You had to use some sort of "grid" technique to make it look like Bingo squares and a "sponging" technique. I am not a fan of the sponging, so that was hard for me! A few other first drafts got thrown away! lol! There is a tiny bit of sponging around the oval...I used a sponge dauber to rub some Chocolate Chip ink on!


I used all scraps from my desk for this one and most all of my VSN cards actually. The oval was a rejected piece from weeks ago, and the brown flower paper is American Crafts. I do love white core paper like that so when you sand it, the white shows through. Let me know if you have any other questions!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!


Recipe
Stamps: Oval All
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Confetti Cream, Hand Drawn Hostess DSP, American Crafts brown floral
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:
Large & Wide Oval Punch, Old Olive Button, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, sanding block, Scor-Pal, orange gingham ribbon unknown.

18 comments:

Lisa H. said...

love this, Angie. great colors and that orange ribbon is too cute-the perfect touch.

Juanita said...

I am not a big fan of sponging either. Yours is subtle. I like how your whole card came together. Great work.
I hope the stamp room 'redo' works out well for you (I find all sorts of stuff when I clean up!)

~amy~ said...

Angie, what a fab card...and scraps?! That's a BONUS!!!

Ashley C. Newell said...

Angie, this is so cute! I need to fix my studio too, but at least you got a computer out of it! I'm planning on getting a MAC next month for my hubby too!

Kay Kalthoff said...

What a CUTE and CREATIVE card! Love the colors, too!

LeAnne said...

Very cool card--love the different colors!

Cindy Major said...

Really, don't like sponging? I could sponge all day, it's very therapeutic for me... I can see how it doesn't work with your clean style, though. The grid looks great! Nice use of scraps :D

Cindy

clouds shadler said...

ooh! Very cute! I like the grid tech and the colors are yet subtle. I love coming to yer blog, there's always some contest you're in! I enjoy find out what other contests are out there! Very cool!!!!

HUGS
Clouds :D

MEL said...

Oh..these colors so rock together!!!!Awesome card! :)

Laura said...

Angie, I keep the computr in my stamping room too. My DH used his laptop downstairs. He decided we needed a new fancy computer desk and hutch. I said"wait til schools out because I need to clean and rearrange the stamp room before the desk comes. But Nooooo, he has to go ahead and order it and have it delivered and of course he has to have the delivery men carry it upstairs for him. I was a little upset with him. I told him he would have to do it all, not me! (does that sound bitchy?) Of course now I LOVE the new desk! I still have to clean the stamp room when school is out is 11 days!

Ann said...

Very cute, Angie! I love the grid and colors.

Deb Rymer said...

This turned out so great! I love your color combination and the layout. Love your idea of scoring a grid and then sanding it - definitely will have to try that one!

Alex said...

I LOVE this Angie, fabulous colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

kathleenh said...

So very pretty! I love the polka dots and the orange and brown together.

chloe said...

Gorgeous!Love this grid layout! And the sponging is super cute!!

Jen said...

angie, i love this card! great layout, colors, the whole enchilada!! great job!

Marilyn said...

What a unique card - love the grid you created into a darling card! Just getting around to visiting everyone again after burying my head in a major project the last few weeks. It'll take me a while to wade through all 357 posts though - yikes!

Char in So Cal said...

CASEing this one as we speak!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Char in So Cal