Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 2 of Sneak Peeks featuring March Journal Spot & Quotes Stamp Sets

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2 Red Bananas Sneak Peek Week!

Today I'm showing projects from 2 new, exclusive 2 Red Bananas stamp sets. The first stamp I've used is the March Journaling Spot. Each month, I use the Journal Spot set to make a birthday card. It's great because it gets me ahead! The kite actually has cute swirls on the the sides of it that matches the swirl on the top but I wasn't able to cut my paper so that you can see it. The word March is included in the set as well!
For this card, I used some Daisy D's paper with a piece of black ric rac between them. The kite image is heat embossed in black and the celebrate and 7th are American Crafts stickers which I outlined with a Sakura stardust pen. I used the Fiskars decorative edge trimmer on the red polka dot paper and added black sequins where the holes were. The word March was stamped with ColorBox warm red ink.

Paper(s): Daisy D's scraps

Ink(s): VersaMark with black embossing powder, ColorBox warm red

Other: 2 Red Bananas March Journal Spot Stamp Set, Sakura stardust pen, ric rac, black sequins, American Crafts stickers

The second set I've used is the Quotes set. There are 4 quotes in this set. I used one I thought was appropriate for this layout of my cute cousin. I painted the chipboard pieces with Tsukineko Graphite Black and then stamped the quote and date in white. The red star on the black star was cut out of the background paper and glued onto the chipboard then layered with a bling star. The date chipboard is tied onto May Art black wrinkled ribbon with a piece of May Art sheer polka dot ribbon.

Paper(s): Prima Star Quality BasicGrey Clown Nose and Citron
Ink(s): Tsukineko Graphite Black, Tsukineko Cloud White
Other: Chipboard pieces, Me and My Big Ideas star bling, May Arts ribbons

Along with the Week of Peeks, we are hosting an inspiration challenge. Here’s what you do… during the week, you stop by our blogs and check out the sneak peeks. Then you choose any three things from any three projects and create your own. It can be a card, a layout, an altered item…whatever. For example, you may use a layout from one persons card, colors from another, and a certain embellishment from another. Just post your project to your blog or SCS and tell us in your description where you pulled your three inspirations from. (for example: Jami’s Wrapped in Love layout…Deb’s Wrapped in Love cracked glass technique…Jeanette’s Wrapped in Love color combo) Then come back to the 2RedBananas blog and give us a link to your project. (If you upload to SCS, be sure to add 2RedBananas as a keyword) And the best part? You can enter as many times as you like!! Then on Monday March 1st at 4:00 pm EST/3pm CST the challenge will close and we will choose 2 winners. Both winners can take their pick from the new releases. Of course…if you guys blow us away with entries, we might just have to offer more than two, so feel free to share the news of the challenge on your blogs!

Don't forget ALL new stamp sets will be available March 2nd at 2 Red Bananas site and there are LOTS of new thing added just this week so go check it out! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fun card. I have a march birthday card to make so i will have to keep that in mind. Also like the page. The black and white photos just pop.

  2. Your layouts always ROCK!! And I just love how you bring that same look to your cards. What a fabulous way to use that kite - I love it!! I think this is my favorite journaling spot so far!