Friday, July 31, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 152 - July 30, 2009 - Peek-a-boo to You

So today's challenge is all about flaps. Create a fun flap somewhere on your card, perhaps revealing a sweet surprise underneath.

I finished this card last evening, but the internet was not working again, it is working this morning. For today’s challenge, I used dark purple and light purple card stock and cut it to make a 5 ½ inch square card. I used the paisley cuttlebug folder and the brads and ribbon are from my stash. The top of the card is stamped with the CTMH July Stamp of the Month, when the ribbon is un-tied the sentiment can be viewed. Thanks for looking at this card.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

365 Card Challenge - July 29, 2009 - Day 151 - You Can Do It

Today's challenge is to use this sentiment on your card: "You can do it"

Do you remember the first time you tried to ride a bike? How many bruises, bumps and scrapes did you get? How many times did you say “I’m afraid” or “I’m not getting back on that bike”. Well, most of you overcame your fear, got back on the bike, and your dad or mom said “You Can Do It”. This is what I thought of for today’s card challenge. My card is very simple - I didn't take a lot of time (as you can see) since the internet has been giving me headaches, I wanted to finish the card quickly and get it posted while it was up. I used the Cricut Going Places cartridge to cut the bicycle and the traveling father and daughter (I cut the suitcases off) . I then printed the phrase “You Can Do It” from word onto velum placed them all onto a white card stock card base. I couldn't think of anything else to put on the card, so here is my card for today.

365 Card Challenge - July 28, 2009 - An "Eye" for an "I"

Today's challenge is called an "Eye" for an "I" because I want you to substitute one word that sounds like another, but has a different meaning - and use it in your sentiment. I believe they call this a homophone (I even Googled it!), and I've seen them used on stamps, rub-ons, and stickers, so there are lots to choose from. And when in doubt, computer-generated always works.

Sorry to be posting late for the challenges. The internet has been more down and not working than up and working. Here is my card, which is actually an invitation. I thought of the words Sunday / Sundae when this challenge was posted. Every Sunday after church my mother, daughter and I would eat lunch at the “Sundae Shop”. It was a small locally owned restaurant with home cooked meals. We would have anything from chicken and noodles, hotdogs, pizza and of course we would always have ice cream or a sundae. This small restaurant closed about a year ago because of road construction and we miss them.

For this card I printed the “C” “U” and “Sundae” on the Cricut using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and the sundae picture is clip art. I stamped the inside using the CTMH August Stamp of the Month (available from your consultant 8/1/09). The blue sheer ribbon is from my stash.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 149 - July 27, 2009 - Try a Technique: Sponging

Today's challenge is all about Sponging. I don't care how you use it, just use the sponging technique on your card.
At last -- the internet is working --- I had the blog all ready to post and crash the internet went down. Hopefully, it will work long enough to get this posted. I ran this card through the cuttlebug argyle embossing folder. I then sponged white card stock with CTMH cream brulee ink pad and used the Martha Stewart border punch. I used American Crafts Orange Essentials Ribbon. I did not put a sentiment on this card as I will wait to see when I use it. Thanks for looking at this card.

Monday, July 27, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 148 - July 26, 2009 - Super Sketchy Sunday

For today's challenge, I used a beige card base and layered a floral paper from Kurio. I used turquoise paper and ribbons from my stash. The paper flowers are by American Crafts that I got from Big Lots. I used the cricut to cut the shape, the sentiment is a CTMH stamp. Thanks for looking at the card today.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 144 - July 22, 2009 - You Raise Me Up

The Specific Challenge: Try to incorporate at least TWO ways to add dimension to your card.

I used medium blue card stock for the card base, cut a cream color card stock for the next layer, then ran dark blue card stock through the cuttlebug swiss dot folder. I layered two flowers by Darice and placed them on the card using a yellow brad from my stash.

365 Challenge - Day 147 - July 25, 2009 - Scraplife Saturday

The specific challenge: Select a card from one of the design team members to scraplift. It does not have to be a card that was done for a 365 Cards challenge, but you need to be sure to provide the card or link the card that you are scraplifting.

When I saw this card a couple months ago, I loved it. Here is a copy of Tammy Wark's card from May 19, 2009: Thanks Tammy for letting me show you my variation of your card.

The paper I used is from the DCWV Whimsy Stack. I could not find a ribbon that I liked for the card, so I did not put one on it, plus it would cover up the little animals on my card. The sentiment "Friends to the End" is a CTMH stamp.

I do not like my card as much as Tammy's, I think because I could not embellish it as much since I did not want to cover up the cute little animals.

365 Card Challenge - Day 143 - July 21, 2009 - Keep it to yourself: Sympathy

This Keep it to Yourself challenge is to create a Sympathy card. It's difficult to convey the message without putting the sentiment on the front, but that's what I'm asking you to do.

Recently one of the teenagers in our church was killed along with two other boys in a traffic accident. So I had a really hard time trying to think of a card and how I wanted it to look. I am still not sure this is the "right" card for the situation, but it will do. I placed white scallop edged card stock that I inked with CTMH sorbet and placed it on a pink card base. I had a rub-on that I bought from Big Lots a long time ago and then put pink ribbons in the corners of the card.

Thanks for taking a look at my card today.

365 challenge - Day 141 - Super Sketchy Sunday - July 19, 2009

Here is today's sketch along with the DT cards:
For today's card challenge I used a white card base and used items from my stash. There is a sheer floral orange and pink ribbon and I placed an orange ribbon over it. I then used felt flowers - two pink and one orange - and put buttons in the middle of the flowers. Thanks for looking at this card.

365 Card Challenge - # 146 - Mirror Me - July 24, 2009

Create symmetry on your card. The only thing that does not have to be symmetrical is the sentiment.

My sister-in-law will be having surgery next week, so I used a quote from a K&Company Card Quotables Sticker Pad then added two DCWV Embellishments pressed flowers stickers from my stash. A very simple and quick card. Thanks for stopping by to view this card.

365 Card Challenge # 142 - Movie Monday - July 20, 2009

Let the Twilight movie inspire your card. Use a black card base or black background, patterned paper where the dominant color is red, and embellish with either glitter or rhinestones. Anything else goes.

For this challenge I used a black card base then used the Storybook Cricut cartridge to cut the accent/frame using red cardstock -- I put red glitter to it. I used the home accents cricut cartridge to cut the word "love". The red ribbon is from my stash. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

365 Challenge - Day 140 - July 18, 2009 - Paint It!

That's the challenge, plain and simple. Use a little or a lot, but make sure there's paint on your card.
Here is my card for todays challenge. I used something that we had bought last school year, Elmers Squeeze 'n Brush paint. The is pretty neat, it has a built in brush and you just squeeze and brush it on. I brushed blue paint for the sky.
I then stamped the tree on the card using the CTMH Treetops. I also stamped the same image on another piece of cardstock. I cut only the top of the tree out and put red brads on it and then used foam squares to place the tree top right on top of the other tree top that I had stamped on the card. I inked the bottom portion of the card for grass and used some Studio G stamps for flowers and a tan cat in the lower left portion of the card. This is a completely different card for me. Thanks for taking the time to look at my card for today.

365 Card Challenge - Day # 139 - July 17, 2009 - Try a Technique

Ever try paper piercing? Well, that's what this challenge is all about. All you really need is a tool with a sharp point, and you're all set.
For this card I cut from the cricut a scalloped circle from pink cardstock. I stamped the CTMH Stamp of the Month for June: Tender Tags using the blush stamp pad and stamped the sentiment (thinking of you) from CTMH Fringed Phrases. I cut the tag out and placed it in the middle of the circle with a flower sticker. I then pierced around the tag. a closer view of the piercing around tag
This is the first time that I have tried paper piercing. It does look nice, but not one of my favorite things to do.

Friday, July 17, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day # 138 July 16, 2009 - She Said, and I Quote ...

And that's the challenge - just include a quotation on your card. And be sure to give proper credit ;)
Today is our daughter's birthday, I would have loved to have received this card 22 years ago when she was born. I thought the quote from Helen Steiner Rice: "Precious and priceless, so loveable, too. The world's sweetest miracle, baby, is you. " was fiitting for this baby card. I used papers from the Nana's Nursery baby girl stack and the fiskars scallop border punch and the sheer green ribbon is from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by my blog to see the card I made.

365 Card Challenge - Day # 137 - July 15, 2009 -- I'm In A Bind!

Today, the challenge is to bind two pieces of something (card stock, plastic, etc.) to create a card.

This challenge is using papers from my stash that I inked. I then put eyelets and a sticker from Paper Bliss that I have had a long time.
under the flap is the message. Thanks for looking at my card for today's challenge.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

365 Card Challenge -- Day 136 -- July 14, 2009 -- What is Black, White & Red All Over

For today's 365 Card challenge it is to make a card using the colors black, white and red.

All papers are from the scrap bin of our stash. I made a pin wheel with red and white papers and put a red button in the middle. I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out where to put the black and white paper, but finally decided to put it diagonal. Thanks for looking at my card today.

365 Card Challenge -- Day 135 -- July 13, 2009 -- On the Outside Looking In

For today's challenge at the 365 Cards it is to create a window on your card using some see-through material.

We received the new cuttlebug folder that we ordered from the HSN last week. I used the green metallic paper from the DCWV stack, put vellum under the cut out square and stamped Happy Birthday on the inside of the card. It is hard to see the words through the vellum unless it is laying flat. Thanks for looking at my card today.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Valentine's Card

This card was made using the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug embossing folder. The embellishment was cut using the Cricut, and I used the Threading Water Fiskars border punch to make the scallops.

Thanks for looking!

June 28, 2009- 365 Card Challenge

June 28, 2009 – Day 120 – Super Sketchy Sunday
Here is my first card challenge.

For this challenge I used the Close to My Heart - August Stamp of the Month, available 8/1/09 from my CTMH consultant. The background is CTMH olive card stock, the oval is white card stock blotted with the foam texture tool available from CTMH using the sweet leaf stamp pad, and the diamond is also edged with the sweet leaf stamp pad. Rick rack is sweet leaf and the brads are from my stash.
Thanks for looking.

July 12, 2009- 365 Card Challenge

I decided to make a card using only stamps – I don’t think I have ever done this before since I love embellishments. For this challenge I used the CTMH spring I Am stamp set from the Tickled Pink May promotion. I hope you like this quick and simple card.