February 19, 2009

I went *way* out of my comfort zone!

Happy Thursday-
it's another edition of hip hop Thursday! Today we are show casing the releases from last week again. Too many great images in one day-

This first card uses the linden branch and a sentiment from Simply Said. I couldn't steer clear from the Kraft ;) Paper is from Basic Grey, and the ribbon is making memories.
and this little ditty uses the just polka dots background, simply said, & patchwork petals. This also is my card for this weeks clean and simple challenge to use only one button.
The ribbon- is SU! white satin colored with my copic. Love that!
And lastly....the one that takes me out of my normal stamping range...I distressed, added flowers, buttons, thread, pins, and ribbon! I am not "in love" with it, but it's not horrible! ;)
It uses the stamp numbers, etc. and I thought it would be fun to make a birthday card using it~

Make sure to head on over to Robyn's blog next!

and a shout out to Store More Stamps for sending some of our team their starter systems to try out.
Mine are over filled, I can see I will be needing additional sets *and* refills!
Ideally, you place the stamps inside the sleeve, and no worries about losing any run away stamps...however

I had to place some on the outside of the sleeve as well! lol! that's how I know I need another one!
they are not *supposed* to go on the out sides, but as you can see, I did it! It's only temporary until I get another one! Pin It Now!

60 comments:

KellyB said...

Very cute, love the linden branch card!

Jess said...

Love your clean and simple, but the out of your comfort zone one is fun too! The linden branch card is my fave!

Jacqueline said...

Love this!!

Patter Cross said...

Great cards but really love that last one!

Jacque B said...

Your "out of your comfort zone" card is just great! You should feel quite comfortable doing that again!

HapEMomE said...

Very cute AJ! Isn't if fun to try a little something out of your comfort zone? Love what you did.
~Chelsea

Christi Snow said...

Beautiful cards, AJ...I love your clean and simple style, but you do shabby chic pretty well too! ;o) smiles...

Angela said...

Great cards.
I really love the last one.

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is some major MOJO cards. I just love them all and the colors and details are fabulous. I store my Unity stamps this way also. I do have a question. Where do you put the sheet of the images for the stamps?

Tanis said...

another LUCKY girl with the little monkey system :)
LOVE your "out of my comfort zone" card!! It's AMAZING!!!! SERIOUSLY!! Do that more often :)

4guysandagirl said...

Very cute!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards! Neat storage box too!

Tinker's Mom said...

I like the numbers card with the big flower. You'll come to love it too!
~ky

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!

Danielle said...

Love that linden branch stamp! I think I need it! And the numbers etc., such a cute card!!! Great job!

Tammy said...

Love it! I really love the numbers!

Valerie G said...

Very cute cards! Can't wait to use my new stamps!

Tracey said...

Wow! Love the cards! Your colour choices are fantastic!

MrsETaylor said...

Love the last card. It's beautiful

Vickilyn said...

Love all of today's creations! Especially the linden branch card!

Thanks for the inspiration!

FibreJunky said...

I am just shocked that you used kraft! I think that's my favourite of the three. I had to laugh, though, about you putting stamps on the outsides of the sleeves on the Little Monkeys system. Yup, you do need more!

Sherry Campbell said...

Fabulous! I love all three ards but especially the blue one with the colored ribbon. WOW!

Brooke said...

wow chick.. your cards are FABULOUS today! i love the first one with linden branch.. that stamp just screams AJ to me! good job getting out of your comfort zone on the last one.. i think it looks super cool.. love the colors and the gingham ribbon!

Olde Country Creations said...

Love them all but I adore the second one. Awesome as always girlie!


Tonya

Jen E. said...

your cards are all super!

JenMarie said...

WOW, fabby creations!!

Stephanie said...

Hi AJ...hope you're doing well! Love your cards, you did a great job on them!

Candace H said...

I like all the cards you shared with us today! HipHopThankYou!

jan farnworth said...

love the numbers card is very cute and i might just have to scraplift that one. Love the storage i just moved all of mine over to the target document boxes for now.

Jenn said...

Great cards, love what you do with that Kraft!

Ravengirl said...

Love those cards! I like your "out of your comfort zone" card too! It's cute!

Shemaine said...

love all the cards today!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your style! I tend to like the clean and spare cards, but the flower one is cute and whimsical for just the right person. It's good to step outside your comfort zone sometimes!

dclouser said...

Love your style! I tend to like the clean and spare cards, but the flower one is cute and whimsical for just the right person. It's good to step outside your comfort zone sometimes!

stuffie said...

love the clean lines of your cards, and I am sooooo looking into that storage system!!!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Cards....

Toni K said...

Love these cards! Gorgeous, even the one you're not sure of. TFS!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

CUTE cute CUTE...I just love your card using the Lindin Branch - tfs

V said...

Super cute! :)

Jennifer Buck said...

BEAUTIFUL, Girl! :) LOVE these! :)

JazzyH said...

Cute

Karen said...

Fun to read the comments...seems your cards please everyone...clean & simple to shabby chic. I'm a shabby chic lover...you did great with it.

Lesley said...

Love the bulging box of stamps...reminds me of my ribbon drawer(s)

Jen said...

aj, your 2nd card is lovely!! that flower is SO dang cute!! good job for stepping outside your comfort zone...keep it up!:)

Kerry said...

Fabulous cards AJ! I love what you do with Kraft! :)

Paper doll said...

Oh I love the number birthday card. The gingham ribbon really makes all the colors pop.

BloomingPink said...

Your cards were stunning. Didn't look like you experienced ANY discomfort coming up with those beauties.

And...isn't getting organized "freeing"?

Erika M. said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing about the storage system!

de said...

LOVE the linden branch!

Amber said...

FAB cards my friend! I love your last card, I think you did MARVELOUS outside your comfort zone! LOVE it! HIP HOP:)

Anonymous said...

Hello AJ.
Your blog look so clean and qrgangiznie . I wish my stamp room was clean neat.. But no room lol hotwheels

Paola said...

Very sweet cards. Great work. Thanks for sharing them.

Sonda T said...

Love your cards...and i would need SEVERAL of those storage systems for ALL my stamps!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous cards AJ!

Yaritza said...

I think all your cards look great.

JessicaK said...

I love the linden branch stamp and how you used it. elegant, simple card. Ahh.

Stephanie Wright said...

Beautiful cards...I especially like the linden branch card!

Cathy said...

I like the simple style of your cards, so cute. And perfectly done.

KindredEsprit said...

Very lovely & inspiring cards! I really like the first 2 sketches, and love how you accented the number in the 3rd. And thanks for sharing your storage idea.

Wendy said...

beautiful cards!!! LOVE IT!