Friday, March 26, 2010

Finally done with the Thank you cards, plus a birthday card!

Boy. am I glad to be done with Thank You cards!  Then I saw today's challenge from 365 Cards and had to use it to make my sister-in-law's birthday card!

So here are the lastest cards:

Day 24 - Terrific Ten  (Use ten different papers).  All the papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Day 25 - Do-it-Yourself (Add glitter to an embellishment).  Can't tell by the pic, but I put glitter on the yellow brad in the middle of the flower.

Day 26- Recipe Card (Use only 5x5 card, 3 circles, 2 squares, ribbon, and senitment of choice).  So I went alittle out of the box for this card (Used circles and squares and cut in half, but stuck to the limited shapes).  The only thing I "broke" was the size of the card - did 5x7, need to mail and do not have a square envelope to fit 5x5 ...sorry :( 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1st batch of Thank you cards

I have so many to make, so I will have to come back and include the supplies...
Practical Scrapper Challenge- Use something you have had for over a year (I used these daisy stamps for a wedding invitation order and have not used them since!)

I'm not too pleased with all of them, but I am trying to work with supplies I currently have!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm back...

Busy couple of weeks!  Adelynn's baptism, family visiting us and us going to visit family... glad to be home!  Getting the house back to normal today, so I can start some "Thank you" cards tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Having withdraws...

So I have had some busy days and have not had the time to work on cards :(  And the next several days will be the same!  Hoping I can use cardmaking as my reward if I get my chores done!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Didn't last long...

So I could not go more than a day making a card!  I just received this digi from MelJen's Design and I had to use it right away!
I used colored pencils to fill in the image.  I printed the image on white cardstock, it was too bright so I used yellow/orange chalk around the edging.  Cardstock colors used were dark red, pink, and orange.  The Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder was used to emboss the red strip.  The patterned paper and paper for the flower are from My Mind's Eye.  The flower is a "box" flower.  Cherry red ink was used to cover the white parts of the flower.  The stamp is from Studio G.  Spellbinders were used to make the scallop circles for the flower and an EK edge punch was used on the orange cardstock.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Lexi's Creation - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - Just for Mum
Frosted Designs - Technique Week (I am loving the different ways to make paper flowers!)
Get Sketchy - Make a Spring Card

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CARD-FREE for a few days

I NEED to get the housework done, so I am taking a few days off from making cards.  Biggest the craft room/guest room!  Having guests next week for daughter's baptism and they need a place to sleep!  The task of cleaning takes too long!  I am actually trying to organize it and it is slowing me down.  Not to mentiont the sudden urge to make a quick card and restraining from it!

Be back in a few days!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Design Dollies Color Challenge

So to avoid doing housework, I chose to work on this color challenge for Design Dollies:
However, I felt guilty putting the chores aside, so I came up with a quick card.  I need to stop doing these "quick" cards, because I never am too happy with them!  But it did turn out OK.

Royal blue, sky blue and white cardstock were used for the layered card.  The white cardstock was embossed using the Cuttlebug folder Swiss dots.  I used lime green ink to run over the dots to make them pop!  A simple ribbon was used to tie a knot in the center of the button die-cut that was made with my Slice machine.  "Little One" was also made with the Slice using lime green cardstock.

Gotta run, baby is crying!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I made the Top 3!

I just found out that I made the Top 3 in the Frosted Design challenge: Plaid and polka dots!

Hip Hip Hooray!

Denami Design Color Challenge

So I came across a new color challenge from Denami design:
So I made a quick SPRING card using those colors:

The following supplies were used:
Kraft, choc brown and lime green cardstock
Studio G and CraftSmart stamps
Flower brad

So I was busy doing errands, chores, etc with the hubby this weekend and did not get to work in my craft room.  Oops sorry, that is a lie...I did make this pencil holder

I am behind on the 365 Card challenge, hoping to catch up soon!