Friday, December 31, 2010
I had a hard time with this circle card, but I wanted to try it! I cut the circle with my Cricut. The image is colored with Stampin' Write Markers. The image is from Morning Cup, a set I had to have, but I haven't used much. I really like how this turned out and need to use that set more often!
My second card is for today's Friday Sketchers and the ColourQ. I have to admit that this card took me forever and I changed my main image several times before settling on this one from Watercolor Trio. The sketch had tons of layers and the color combination was interesting because it was all neutrals with a hint of Old Olive. Definately a challenge, but in the end I like how it turned out!
The paper on this card is the Neutrals Patterns pack and then some retired dp called Walk in the Park (which I have tons of.. haha of course!)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous New Year! Happy 2011!!!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
This is for several challenges:
#1 - Ways to Use it on SCS to use something silver... I used silver adhesive rhinestones!
#2 - Colour Create Challenge to use Pink, White, and Red.
#3 - The Play Date Cafe which also had an inspiration piece using Pink & Red.
#4 - Mercy's Sketch Challenge
This is Mercy's last sketch challenge. I am sad, I always love her sketches!
Thanks for stopping by!
The cupcakes were cut with my Cricut from a free SVG file I found on the internet. I just scaled them but to the size I needed. The paper is the retired Island Oasis paper from Stampin' Up. I love the multicolored stripes and polka dots it has... perfect for a birthday card! The ribbon is So Saffron from a few Sale-a-Brations ago.
I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this week for both the card and the bag. I haven't used a lot of layers in a while, so it was fun to get back to my "roots". HAHA!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
One of my gifts this year was a Cricut Expression... oh my... it is AWESOME! I never really had an interest in getting a Cricut just because I thought the cartridges were expensive, plus I had a regular hand cranked die cutting machine and figured that's all I needed. Well, I was wrong.. this baby is amazing! I changed my mind about it when I recently discovered that you can download free files to it... there's a lot of free goodies to be had! I hope to share some with you in the near future!
This is my first project using the Cricut. This is a very clean & simple card using the challenge on Splitcoast to use Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake. I pulled out some scraps of this old Apple Cider dp (which I still have TONS of...). I paired it with a flower that I cut using my Cricut. It's on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (the cartridge that my machine came with).
The sketch is from last Friday's Clean&Simple Fall-to-Sketch.
The flower and the sentiment (sentiment is from the retired Bella Blossoms set) are mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals. Everything else is pretty self explanatory!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
This is for several challenges:
#1 - ColourQ to use Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, and Real Red
#2 - Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers
#3 - Today's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to make it POP! I popped my image up on dimensionals.
These colors reminded me of a retro Christmas card and so I figured the best set to pull out was Contempo Christmas. I love how it turned out and I made two cards at once which is always great!
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Friday, December 10, 2010
This sketch lended itself to these snow flurries I bought about 2-3 years ago. I just HAD to have them... I have used them a few times, but you got soooo many in a pack that I still have a lot left over.
I actually made two of this card, like I did yesterday. So, that's four snow flurries gone... haha! I seriously don't think I will ever finish using all of them! Got any cute ideas for them? If you do, I would looove to see them!
This card uses some retired holiday paper called Ski Slope. I don't have a lot of it left, but I do have many scraps, so this was a great way to use some of them up!
I think this card will mail fairly easily, which as I told you yesterday, is my biggest challenge!
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes... a set I call a MUST for anyone who stamps! It has so many versatile sentiments and layers in the Word Window and Designer Label punches sooo well.
Ok, I think that's all for today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The ornament is from Delightful Decorations and is embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is embossed in gold. Both are popped up on dimensionals.
The paper I used is the Neutrals Paper Pack of designer paper. I thought this pattern would make a classy background for my simple card.
I didn't put anything bulky on this card so it will mail easily. I think that's my greatest challenge... I always want to put bows on everything! I had to stop myself on this one! HAHA!
This is for the following challenges:
#1 - Pal's Paper Arts
#2 - Stampin' B's to use a star on your creation
#3 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday
#4 - Delightful Challenges to use embossing
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I used Cherry Cobbler instead of RHR just because I had scraps of this dp laying on my table! This is the new Holly Jolly dp from the main catalog. I absolutely LOVE it!
This is kind of an old meets new... old stamp set (Patterned Pines) and new dp (Holly Jolly) and new seam binding in Cherry Cobbler!
My photo came out a little weird, the card on the left looks a light "brighter" than it should. Oh well, unfortunately I don't have time to rephotograph because I need to get ready to meet my dad for lunch!
I hope you are all having a terrific week... it's freezing in most parts of the country, so stay warm!
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I made this one this morning... then I realized that I will have to hand deliver this one because of the enormous bow. Now my challenge is to make some cards that aren't so bumpy because I need some to put through the mail!
This card is pretty self explanatory. I used last year's designer paper, Merry Moments. I somehow still have a lot of this paper laying around!
I made this for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge, although my card ended up coming together a little different than the original sketch. I hope that's ok!
The ornament is from the new Tags 'Til Christmas set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (a set that is a MUST! If you don't have it, order it NOW!)
The ornament and sentiment are both popped up on dimensionals.
I think everything else is pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!