Saturday, February 21, 2009

Virtual Stamp Night - FEB09VSNB

Title: For the Love of Chocolate
Hostess: Christi (snowchris)
Keyword: FEB09VSNB
Day/Date: Friday, Feb. 20th
Time: 6:00pm EST

Do you love chocolate? If so, then you know there are many ways to get your chocolate fix, but there are really only three basic categories of chocolate: white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. For today’s challenge, we are going to play with chocolates…the kind that will NOT go to your thighs!

For today’s challenge, you need to choose your favorite type of chocolate, look at the color schemes pictured below, and make a card based upon the color scheme for that type.

*White Chocolate...Very Vanilla (vanilla), Certainly Celery (celery), Rose Red (sweetheart), Handsome Hunter (bluegrass)

*Milk Chocolate...Close to Cocoa (mocha), Real Red (maraschino), Almost Amethyst (lavender)

*Dark Chocolate...Chocolate chip (chocolate), Apricot Appeal (apricot), Cameo Coral (flamingo)


So I did not get a lot of time to play at VSN last night (it has been SO long since I have played at one), but I did manage to finish one card and then I watched/caught up on Greys Anatomy and Private Practice from Thursday. Those shows are starting to get too emotional to me -- I am starting to feel affected by them each week -- maybe it is just because I was in the hospital and sick just weeks ago, but I have had a hard time with them lately.

I chose of course, to go with my personal favorite - dark chocolate! YUM! I used the store front from Hanna Stamps - In Vogue. I thought this card would be perfect to tuck a gift card into.

Stamps: In Vogue Hanna (Hanna Stamps) For You sentiment (Stampin' Up!) Paper: Apricot Appeal (SU!), Cameo Coral (SU!), Solar Crest White (Neenah) Bon Bon Swiss Dot (Doodlebug Design Inc.) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: Oval punches (SU!), clear embossing powder, apricot grosgrain ribbon (SU!), copic ciao markers

Here is the second card I made with the milk chocolate colors using the same set of stamps from Hanna Stamps - In Vogue Hanna.

These colors turned out looking great together even though I was skeptical at first. I used ruby red instead of real red because I thought it was a closer match to the picture that was posted on the VSN thread. Layout idea came from the Sketches by Tamara blog.

Stamps: In Vogue Hanna (Hanna Stamps), I Like Your Style (SU!) Paper: Ruby Red (SU!), Almost Amethyst (SU!), Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper (SU!) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: Oval punches (SU!), 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch square punches (SU!), 3D Zots glue dots, adhesive pearls (Michaels), White Paper Frills (Doodlebug Design Inc.), sewing machine, white thread, white gel pen, clear embossing powder


Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and love the layout & colors...tfs!!!

my5bratz said...

great colouring...all this talk of chocolate has made me hungry!!

Tegan said...

WOW! Fab colours, and great colouring!

Kristine said...

This is my first time to your blog and I am so amazed by your cards!
So much inspiration to find here!
And your kids are cute too;)
Big hugs from Kristine in Norway

Ann said...

LOVE these! FAB colors and LOs on both! :D

Michelle said...

Great cards! Now, I'm off to hunt down some chocolate . . .the good kind to eat!

Melody said...

Very cute cards. Like your style!

Elizabeth said...

Both cards are adoreable. TFS

Christy said...

Those shoes are awesome. I would love to try them on.

Michelle said...

Great cards! Love the color combos!! TFS!

Dee said...

Beautiful card :) I really like this a lot. Very impressive!