Saturday, September 18, 2010

One Layer Wednesday (OLW) Trio - catching up on past challenges

Okay, so I seem to have been missing my mojo these last few weeks.  I've gone for that long without setting foot into my craft room.  Part of me thinks it might have been because it was a bit on the messy side.  Something about that makes me "freeze" and I just can't seem to (a) clean it up or (b) stamp while it is messy.  You see, I am one of those card makers who need to clean up after each creation.  If I don't it totally inhibits my creativity!!  Weird, I know!! 

Anyway, I have missed out on some great One Layer Wednesday challenges by Susan R. over at Simplicity.  So tonight I decided to catch up!! 

OLW #18 - Trees
I love love love this tree image from Papertrey Ink!!  I know it will be a timeless stamp and can be used for many purposes!  I drew the brown line around the card.  I love this effect, makes the card feel finished for me!!

Supplies: Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink); Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)

OLW #19 - Black and White and a splash of Color

This is a brand new stamp set for me!  I've wanted it forever but stamps are so expensive and I really do have .. enough stamps (yes, I do think one can have enough stamps ... but it doens't necessarily stop me from buying more).  I found this set for 25% off at my LSS so grabbed it and ran to the till before I could change my mind!!  Ha!!!

Supplies: Stamps - Bitty Grunge (Stampers Anonymous - t!m holtz), Vintage Picnic - sentiment (Papertrey Ink), Ink - Black (duh!) and Ruby Red (Stampin' Up!)

OLW #20 - 3 images and 1 sentiment

This is another new stamp set for me that I picked up on sale at my LSS.  I don't own anything else from American Crafts but when $10.00 I had to have it.  Arn't these little critters adorable??!!  I can't wait to use some of the other lovely images in the set.  Also this card is actually a pale pink with Chocolate Chip stamping .. don't adjust your monitors!!

Supplies: Stamps - Laughter (American Crafts), Around and About sentiment (Papertrey Ink).

There, now I'm all caught up on the One Layer Challenges.  Ready for this coming week.  Let's hope I keep my mojo!!

Thanks for dropping in!  Have a great day!


Susan Raihala said...

YOU ROCK!!!! The line around the tree card is perfect, your grunge circles with a red star...ditto! Cute critters on much fun and nicely grounded on that fab PTI sentiment I wish I had. Great job catching up!

Tejal said...

I need to catch on all three challenges myself..and now having seen you do it..I have to do it..don't mind if end up copying your cards (call it being inspired!!)

I really love the tree card, and yes! I've been eyeing the American craft stamps too..they seem very nice..

Lindsey said...

Three great cards for Susan's challenges! To find Tim Holtz stuff on sale is a sign that it must be bought, I think -- I know I've NEVER seen anything bearing his name on sale! :P Ditto to those cute critters, you would have regretted passing them up, I'm sure. The difference between how many stamps we need and how many we want is such a large number, isn't it? :P

Heather T said...

I love them all but those circles are so funky, they would be my favourite.

Jessica G. said...

Wow, Donelda, you have perfected the one-layer card! These cards are all so unique and stunning, but my favorite has to be the tree -- I 'need' that set!!

Imke said...

Hi Donelda, your one Layer card are all sweet. But my favorite is the Tree Card. I like trees and you´re right, they can be use for many occassions !!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards. I loved the tree card as well.. It is just perfect!!!