Hi, my name is Sage . . .

And I’m a STAMP-A-HOLIC!  (That is the name of our new design team put together by Sandi MacIver and Carole’Anne Sluchinski.)  Now hold up your hand if YOU are not addicted!  Hmmmm.  I don’t see any hands.

This is Friday, and what that means is it is time to show our challenge projects.  The weekly challenge is for a card done in 10 minutes or less, a scrapbook page in 20 or less, or a 3-D project in 30 or less.  Then each week there is an additional aspect to the challenge.  This week it is a color challenge:

I love this color combo, and was eager to get started.  Plus, there is a stamp set in my collection I haven’t used yet that spoke up and said “Pick me, pick me!”  I thought the colors would work great with the images.

Let me just say that doing a card in only 10 minutes is not my forte.  I putter.  I try something, see how it looks, add some stuff, go back and take it apart to add some background, oops, forgot to sponge it, don’t like that ribbon, it looks too plain, maybe a brad . . . you get the idea.  So I am admitting to you right now:  This card took at least 30 minutes!  Even after I already had a sketch figured out and the stamp set chosen.  I sort of lost track because the timer kept going off, then the phone rang, then the plumber arrived.  Plus I was trying to take pictures for a tutorial and couldn’t get the tripod placed so you could see the project but it wouldn’t get knocked over. You get the idea.  So I guess that means either I am a hopeless case, or I can only get better.

Enough explanation, here’s the card already!

This is what I used:

Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry (for sponging the edges of the Whisper White), Versamark
Stamps:  Garden Whimsy, Tiny Tags, Very Vintage wheel
Embellishements:  White Embossing Powder, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Chocolate Chip epoxy brad, Vintage brads, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Distressing Tool.

I like how it turned out.  The colors look real classy together, and I like the subtle background.  It would make a great masculine card, although I might want less “girlie” stamps.  As you can see from the other posts, I do prefer the feminine cards.  I will work on getting the tripod thing figured out so I can show you step by step photos at some point.

Anyway, let me know what you think.  And be sure to check back to see how long it takes me to get down to 10 minutes.  Now go check Carole’Anne’s blog to see what she made, and find the links to other Stamp-A-Holic posts.

Then it is your turn.  Make a project, post to your blog (or some public site like SplitCoast Stampers) then link to Carole’Anne’s blog through Mr. Linky.

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8 Responses to Hi, my name is Sage . . .

  1. Always Playing with Paper April 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Hey Sage! This is terrific! I know what you mean about puttering on a card! I am the same way! LOL! Love that you embossed the images, I did too!This is going to be one awesome DT!!Smiles,Lesley ­čÖé

  2. Mitzi Luttrull April 16, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Hi Sage, Your card is lovely! I, too, putter. I didnt realize that this challenge was one of those 10 min. challenges, so I never considered the time. I think it took me 3-4 hours to design and create my card. I did it again and it only took me one hour. I did a lot of cutting out, and that took lots of time. Anyway, I look forward to stamping with you. Mitzi Luttrull

  3. stephpezstampin April 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Very beautiful! Congrats on the DT ­čÖé

  4. A Touch of SOL April 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    OKAY after seeing this card I need to blow the dust off my set and use it again… I didnt even think to use white embossing powder…Love it…Looking forward to getting to know you and the rest of the DT

  5. sandi maciver April 17, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    Hi Sage, you card is just beautiful and great job on the color challenge too. I know the 10 minute thing is hard, as we all like to putter a little, but it does get easier over time, hang in there, and welcome to the team, we are so lucky to have you with us.

  6. Mary (aka Muffins Mama) April 17, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Beautiful! Worth every second of your extended 10 minutes!

  7. Patrice April 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Great card! Love the use of the white embossing powder really made the stamps pop!!!PS Welcome to the Design Team too :0

  8. Highdesertstamper April 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Another cool card Sage!! I have awarded you a SUNSHINE award, since I check your blog for my daily dose of creativity and Sunshine in my life!! check my blog to pick up your award!! http://www.highdesertstamper.com Connie Smith in Albq.

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