Nacho Average Challenges


Happy Passover to those of you who are celebrating! I hope that you had fun and meaningful seders. Tammy has another great sketch for us today over at Nacho Average Challenges.

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When I saw those three stripes across the top, I immediately thought of ribbon. I was really happy when I realized that I had ribbon that matched the gorgeous Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. I love this paper for many reasons, but one is because the Daffodil Delight/Tangerine Tango pages are perfect for my mom, while the Gumball Green/Island Indigo pafes are just right for my mother-in-law. This card today would be perfect for her.

Green & Blue Mother's Day Card by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Paper: Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Water Color Wonder Designer Series Paper
Other: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, Pansy Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits

To get that thin Island Indigo ribbon, I just folded the chevron ribbon in half. I didn’t want to risk it fraying if I cut it.

There are two Stampin’ Up colors that I use so rarely that I don’t even own ink pads for them, nor have I bought full packs of them in card stock. Luckily, I have the markers and card stock from the multipacks, because Tammy used BOTH of them in today’s Nacho Average Color Challenge! (What is the likelihood of that? Seriously?) I combined the colors with the sketch from Seize the Sketch and the butterfly theme from The Card Concept.

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As we are winding down this Stampin’ Up catalog (just two months left to go!), I realized that I need to use some things that I have had for quite awhile. One of them is the gorgeous printed window sheet in the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper. I’ve been saving it for something fun, but I figured, no time like the present! I layered it over the Marina Mist card base.

Too Much Happy by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Yippee Skippee, Hardwood
Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand
Paper: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit

I hope that you will come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges. If I can make something out of these colors, I’m sure you can too!

Happy Tuesday and Happy April! Tammy has a fun new new sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges.

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I decided to use letters for  those three little stripes. The THX is one of the framelits that comes with the Circle Thinlets dies. You also get “yay” and “xoxo.”

Watercolor Thanks by Yapha Mason

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Other: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Circle Thinlets

I really love this designer series paper. It is lovely to look at and perfect for spring!

Tammy has a fun color challenge for us today, with three shades of pink, over at Nacho Average Challenges. I combined these colors with this week’s great sketch from Retro Sketches.

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I love using the negative space of a die cut, especially with fun patterns behind it. I thought about using ribbon again, but it would have been pretty tricky with that open edge, so I used designer series paper instead.

Monochromatic Heart Card by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Best of Greetings
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: Heart Framelits

I hope that you will come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges. I would love to see what you make with these colors!

It’s Tuesday, so you know that it is time for another challenge from  Nacho Average Challenges! It’s sketch challenge week, and Tammy has another tricky one for us!

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I thought for a long time about what to make those three shapes. Stars? Hearts? Flowers? Speech Bubbles? In the end, I settled on ballons. I used three different circle punches and the feet from the Owl Builder Punch to make the little tied off end of the balloon.

Birthday Balloons by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Sketched Birthday
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
Other: 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits

Don’t forget! The Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and all of the other Sale-a-Bration goodies are going away at the end of March. That’s less than two weeks to get your free stuff! Don’t miss out!

Tammy has a super cute color challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges today. These colors are just bright enough for a fun kid card, and light enough to work for a baby too. Or flowers. Or spring.

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We are having a baby shower at work today, and I was so happy that these colors worked perfectly for a baby card. Of course I had to use the Zoo Babies stamp set. It’s just too perfect!

Zoo Babies Card by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Zoo Babies
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Later this week I will show you the gift I made for the baby shower. It is super cute, too! In the meantime, come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges. I can’t wait to see what you make!

It is Tuesday, and Tammy has a fun sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges. I combined it with the fun and bright colors from Fab Friday.

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These colors appear together in the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper, which I don’t have (yet), so I used some patterns from the different family packs of designer series paper. I love these packs. I always have the colors I want when I need them!

Blue Ribbon Birthday by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Circle Punch

I hope that you will come play along with us over at Nacho Average Challenges! I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch!

Happy Tuesday! Tammy has a great color challenge for us today over at Nacho Average Challenges.

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Smoky Slate is such a nice, light, silvery gray. It is featured in the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, including one page of Smoky Slate polka dots that I used on the card below.

Thinking of You by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Flower Shop, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Primrose Petals, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Primrose Petals, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Other: Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Pansy Punch, Subtles Candy Dots

I made “leaves” for my flower with little pieces of the Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon folded in half.

Wow, Tammy is really stretching us with these Nacho Average Challenges lately! Talk about your challenges! But hey, stretching yourself is what it is all about, right?

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It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do with all of those banners. I ended up going with ribbon, and some of the Sale-a-Bration paper and accessories.

Happy Birthday Banners by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
Other: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, Banner Framelits, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Ribbon, Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Stretch Ribbon

I hope that you will come play along with us. I’d love to see what YOU do with this sketch!

Tammy has a very sweet color combination for us over at Nacho Average Challenges today.

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I used the new birthday set, Another Great Year. I got primarily for this great, large image. I think it really lends itself to paper piecing. You could make this card with practically any color combo, based on the person you are giving it to.

Another Great Year by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Another Great Year
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Subtles Designer Series Paper

I hope you will have time to play along with us. I can’t wait to see what you make with these colors!

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