Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A New Challenge!

One of my FAVORITE designers, Mindy Backes, has started a new challenge site, FabFriday!  This site is right up my alley because it is Stampin' Up! only!  If you love SU! as much as I do, this will be a great place for inspiration for you.  The very first challenge was a sketch challenge.  I paired this with a color challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

This is such a versatile sketch and one that I know I will be able to use frequently.  The basic sketch doesn't require a lot of supplies but you could always step it up a notch and embellish away!  For my card, I decided to keep it simple.  I was also excited to use this color combination.  I have used similar colors on halloween cards and wanted to do something different.  I decided to go back to my!
My Mother-in-law's birthday is coming up, so I made this for her.  She is always so appreciative of my handmade cards, and I know she will love it and save it.  Just Believe is one of my favorite stamp sets for florals, especially this image.  It is such a nice size and can easily be the focal image of any card without adding too many other embellishments. I love the white space on this card.  It really draws your eye to the flowers, I think! 
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners, Just Believe
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Bitty Banners Framelits, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Brights Buttons


  1. I love the white space too! The bright flowers really pop! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

  2. Just Believe is such a gorgeous set and I love the flowers stamped in these colors- beautiful! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. You kept it very simple indeed and classy! I love the clean lines with the bright colors! So cheery! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday!

  4. Very pretty, Shana! Classy and elegant! I love how you used the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!

  5. You are rockin' the CAS this week!!! Another gorgeous card!!!