Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Some of our dt's favorite stamps

This first card was made by Teresa.

She says, " I make a lot of birthday cards so I used a stamp from a set by Hero Arts and then the brackets are new from Quickutz. I also added a little bling that you can purchase from 2RedBananas. Have fun with the challenge. It movtivated me to make another card as well."

This card was made by Maraya:

"For the challenge, I pulled out a favorite stamp set, Heart Flowers by Limited Edition. Using Tsukineko Rocket Red, I stamped the large flower and "my heart belongs 2U" sentiment onto kraft cardstock and cut them out. I colored the flower using Sakura red gel pen, Signo white pen and the clear Stardust pen. In the center of the flower, I added a clear dew drop. I also used the Stardust pen to trace over the sentiment to add a little sparkle. I adhered the May Arts red hearts/white ribbon as a stem and tied a sheer white polka dot ribbon to it. Then I glued the cut out and colored flower to the top of the "stem" and attached the sentiment with a popdot. It was an easy card and fun using the pens to color the flower!

This card was made by Jami

"...the Essence of Love set by Stampin Up is not only one of my go-to stamps, I also love it because it is the first stamp set I bought year....got me started on this wonderful journey..."

Be sure to scroll down to the post below this one and participate in our challenge. One random winner will receive their choice of any 2 Shimmerz or Blingz paints that 2RedBananas carries.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's Challenge Time with Blog Candy :)

Our very first challenge...the beginning of what we hope will become a favorite of yours from 2RedBananas!!!

This challenge is an easy one, it is to use your favorite stamp on a new project!

Yep, that's it. Easy, unless you're like me and then choosing your favorite stamp is the difficult part. I chose this stamp because it's my "Right now favorite". I love how warm and cozy they all are.

This one uses House Mouse 'Cozy Roost' and the sentiment is 'A Difference'.

I used Blingz for the sky and I wanted you to see how cool it is. I mixed Wintergreen and December Sky because I didn't want true blue or green, but something in between. It was so easy to do. I just dipped my brush (the same one) into each color separately and mixed them as I was coloring the background. It's so easy to get into smaller spots, like between the birds legs with Blingz and Shimmerz. I did small sections at a time so it wouldn't dry before I was ready. I also used Angels Wings shimmerz on the birds bellies, but you can't see that as well because of my lack of photography skills. I used glitter for the snow on the limbs.

I also used aqua mesh ribbon by May Arts.

To participate in our challenge, just make a project using your favorite stamp or your "right now favorite" stamp. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You have until Friday, January 2, 2009 at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be drawn randomly on Saturday, January 3rd.

The blog candy will be the winner's choice of any 2 Shimmerz or Blingz paints that 2RedBananas carries.

I also wanted to share the sketch site I used for this card:
http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ - I used sketch #30. Great place to find fun sketches :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and we can't wait to see your creations!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

House Mouse Cutie

Well, it's time to get this party started (not the real party - our GRAND OPENING PARTY will be held when we have our original stamps ready for release. But the party that starts sharing projects, news, and other fun stuff can begin now :)

The House Mouse are in the house! I wanted to share this card with you because of how versatile these little guys are. I paper pieced this one and then added a pop-dotted Mudpie so he would be standing out from the coffee cup. Fun and easy to do. I also used October Afternoon - Daydream: Patio Umbrella patterned paper (both sides), pink sheer twinkle May Arts ribbon and Fresh Mowed Grass dew drops.

Be sure to stop by often as the design team shares their projects as well. You can also always go directly to their blogs listed on the right side.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I promise things are moving along nicely and we will have those exclusive stamps ready soon :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Welcome To 2Red Bananas!

Things are moving a bit fast... we're working hard to get the blog up and make it a place that you will enjoy coming! This is where we'll announce new stamp releases, sales and promotions, challenges... you name it! In the mean time, if there's something you'd like to see here, please leave a comment.

You'll also find us on Paper Craft Planet if you'd like to join our group there...

And be sure to stop by the store and see what's in stock so far. We're adding new things all the time, from paper to stamps to bling!

We'll soon be offering our own exclusive line of red rubber stamps - we're working with the manufacturer now to ensure we can deliver you the best quality! When we get the first sets in, we plan to have our Grand Opening Party - and you'll find all the news right here!

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