Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Crafting in my Head

I mentioned yesterday that this was going to be a busy weekend, and boy has it ever been!  I got up at 4:45 to go to a children's clothing resale, went to the Johnny Appleseed Festival from there, stopped at a garage sale for the 2nd time in as many days and spent the whole afternoon working and cleaning up the garage sale at Wildman Business Group for our trip to the DR!  I am exhausted.  The worst part was, I forgot my Stampin' Up! catalog at home and had nothing to look at during the slow times at the garage sale!  I did remember my sketch book and list of challenges that I want to participate in for the week, so I spent much of my afternoon working on ideas.  That is not how I usually work, but it ended up working pretty good!  I knew I wanted to use the sketch from Mojo Monday with the colors from colourQ this week. 

I love the sketches at Mojo Monday because they tend to be a bit more detailed than what I usually do with my cards, so it allows me to step out of my box a little bit.  The colors at colourQ were a little challenging because they are all colors I don't really use that often.  I typically only use Bravo Burgundy for fall and Christmas cards, so it was fun using it on a different type of card!

I had seen a sample or two in the Annual Catalog that had Glimmer Brads inside the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and I just loved that!  I used the gold Glimmer Brad from the neutrals set and it really coordinated well with the Summer Starfruit ink.  The button is glued down with Crystal Effects.  It dries clear so you can't even see it! 

I finished my card and thought it needed a little somethin', somethin' so I went back and added in the four loops of Baker's Twine AFTER I had already taken pictures of my card.  Then I had to set up my picture-takin' area AGAIN and redo it. :)  I think it really changed the card for the better though, so it was worth it in the end!  What's another 10 minutes of sleep anyway? ;)

Stamp Sets: Lacy & Lovely, Mixed Bunch
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Simply Scored, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Punch
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Regals DSP stack, First Edition Specialty DSP, Neutral Glimmer Brads, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine

I made the Colour Queen Courtier this week!


  1. Gorgeous rosette Shana. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  2. Lovely card, Shana, I do love your flower as the focal point! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

  3. I totally love your card Shana. Love the stamped text papers. And the rosset is very pretty. The backer twine does good indid (my card making time is mostly weekend nights and then I usualy here, at my corner, till 4-5 am, so I totally get the 10 min of sleeping ;)).

  4. Love how you layered the flower, great eye catcher! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week!

  5. Very pretty! Love the stamping on the DSP and the twine really draws the eye to the beautiful flower!

  6. Very interesting colors and texture. Thanks for the inspiration!