Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Sad Day

I'm sad because this is the last challenge at Color Me Beautiful! :(  I had so much fun designing for them and I really hope that they decide to bring it back some time in the future.  It probably will work out for the better for me though since I have been asked to design for the next round of the Stampin' Up! Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers!!!  YEAH!  So I guess it's not such a sad day after all. lol  Make sure you stop over there and play along with the challenges.  They are great for those of us that love Stampin' Up! and you get to see a lot of beautiful samples!

The color palette this week is another beauty.
I decided to pair it with a sketch from retro sketches.

 I just loved this sketch, as I always do the sketches from their site!  It's a pretty simple sketch, yet there is still a lot going on.  If that makes any sense at all! :)
I did a little bit of embossing in the background with the row of three scallops. I was a little bummed because each time I moved the embossing folder it squished the previous embossing I had done.  If anyone has a tip for making this not happen I would love to hear it!  The front frame with the sentiment was embossed and then I cut it out and stamped it. I stamped the sentiment on both sides and had a hard time deciding which one I liked better. They both looked great!  I was excited to use both of these embossing folders because they rarely get used. It is fun using things that have just been sitting around collecting dust.  It's almost like getting new goodies!

Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock: Sahara Sand
Ink: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Rose Red, Sahara Sand
Tools: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, sponge
Accessories: Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones


  1. Oh, Shana, that is so elegant. LOVE this! Everytime I see one of your creations my list of things to get from SU! this a good thing?!

  2. Shana, I love the card, and I'm so proud of you for being asked to design for the Creative Crew!!! Congrats!! I hope they know how lucky they are to have you. You have TONS of talent girl!!