Wednesday, September 30, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 214 - White Space

Today's challenge is to create another white space card. Here's the sketch for the challenge. As with all of these challenges, keep the patterned paper, embellishments and sentiment in the blacked out areas.This is probably the earliest I have posted a challenge. Here is the card I completed for today. I used a cream card base and added a strip of paper by Imaginisce - Snowy Jo along the top of the card. I found ribbon in my stash to put down the side it is a deep read with gold along the edges. I added a bow, also deep red, at the top corner. I stamped Joy in the bottom right from the CTMH acrylix "Holiday Jingle" stamp set - received yesterday - using cranberry ink.
Thanks for taking a look at the next Christmas Card that I have made.

365 Card Challenge - Day 213 - In Pieces

We have done a paper piecing challenge before, but this one is specific. If you complete this challenge, you must use this image. If you wish to use only part of the image - for example, just the pumpkin body, that's just fine .Here is the card I made using the above pieces. I decided not to put the face on the pumpkin -- it just didn't look right. I used a cream card base and cut the pumpkin pieces from Creative Memories paper and inked the edges of each section. I added swirls from the CTMH "Tender Tags" acrylix stamp set using CTMH olive ink.
Thanks for looking today.

Monday, September 28, 2009

365 Cards - Day 212 - On the Fringe

Today's challenge is to add some fringe to at least 2 sides of your card.
Here is the card that I made for today's challenge. The lighting is really bad, if I got too close you couldn't see the sentiment. A cool and very windy day here in SE Ohio, really felt like Fall.
I didn't realize we had any fringe until I looked in the ribbon bin and low and behold, there was a couple different colors - I selected white - it is by Darcie. It reminds me of the garland you put on Christmas trees. The paper is from the DCWV Holiday Stack V. I inked around the outside edge of the white cardstock (even though you can't really see it) using CTMH Heavenly Blue ink and used the same ink for the sentiment using the CTMH "Festive Frills" acrylix stamp set. The snowflake in the corner is a Creative Hands Winter Fun foam sticker.
Here is a close up of the middle of the card.
Thanks for looking at the card for today.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 211 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Sunday, September 27, 2009
It was a beautiful day here today, it really felt like Fall. I can't believe September is almost over.
Here is the sketch we are to follow:

I needed to make a couple thank you cards and decided to use today's challenge for these. The first card uses a white card base. For both cards, the paper is Creative Memories, the flowers are American Crafts, and the ribbon is from Jo-Ann's. I used the Martha Stewart border punch and cut the words thank you using the Cricut "New Arrival" cartridge.

It's sorta hard to see the paper behind the flowers - it looks like pink stems with flower buds and leaves.

This card also uses Creative Memories paper. The paper is grayish with light pink stripes and a thin dark stripe - it'd hard to see the colors in the picture. The paper behind the flower and across the front is a pink marble.

Thanks for taking a look today.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

365 card challenge - day 209 - Try a Technique

And the technique for today is Sanding. Try sanding on your card to create a distressed look, and try to use it in a big way.

A really wet day here in Southeast Ohio. Traveled out of town with my daughter to a card making party. Everyone there had a lot of fun.
For this card I used paper from the DCWV Spring (2008) Cardstock Stack I ran it through the Cuttle Bug - using the D'vine Swirls folder and then sanded the raised swirls. I used the CTMH Acrylix "Simple Beauty" stamp set for the sentiment on the front of the card. I used a Fiskers corner punch, Making Memories brads, and the ribbon is CTMH.
Thanks for taking time to look at my card.

365 Cards - Day 208 - It's A Jungle Out There

Give your card a jungle theme - that's all there is to it.

I decided to make a really simple card for a little boy's birthday. I used a dark blue for the card base and the paper across the bottom is from my stash. The Cricut came in handy for this card -- I used the "New Arrival" cartridge -- I first put in a marker that is made for the Cricut markers (this made an outline around the head and ears) and then put the blade in to cut the elephant and the "Storybook" cartridge to cut Birthday Boy.

Thanks for stopping to view my card.

Friday, September 25, 2009

365 card challenge - day 207 - DIY Patterned Paper

This time, it's gotta be patterned paper. You can do this any way you want, but you have to start with a clean slate, so-to-speak.
Here is the card that I made for this challenge:

I stamped the cream colored card base with CTMH Crystal Blue Ink using the CTMH Spring Acrylix "You've Got Flair" stamp set - I now have patterned paper. For the butterfly I used the "Tear Drop" Cricut cartridge and put Paper Studio pearls on the body of the butterfly. I found American Crafts ribbon to put down the side of the card.

Thanks for looking at this card.

365 Cards - Day 208 - Challenge Combo

I want you to grab one challenge from June, one from July, and one from August and combine them to make your card for this challenge. In fact, you can combine as many 365 challenges as you want, but you have to include at least one from each of those months.

Here are the days that I selected for my card:

June 25 - One stamped image and one stamped sentiment.

For my card, I used two CTMH Acrylix stamps the corner stamp is "Delightful Things" and the sentiment and brackets are "Fringed Phrases" stamped with sunflower ink.

July 12 - Super Sketchy Sunday

August 4 - Imagine This: Sunflowers

For my card I used a Miss Elizabeth's sticker that I found in my sticker bin. I then took some fuzzy fiber from JoAnn's and put at the end of the sunflower sticker.

Thanks for looking at my card for today's challenge.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

365 Card -- Day 205 and CPS 134

I was able to combine one card for two challenges:

365 Cards - Day 205 Color Scheme

CPS 134 week of September 20, 2009

Here is the card that I made for these two challenges. The papers are from my stash. I used the CTMH "Many Thanks" Autumn Acrylix stamp set for the leaves. I used CTMH ink in chocolate, autumn terracotta and goldrush. The hemp is from my stash.

Thanks for taking a look at my card.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

365 Cards - Day 206 - Tuesday Triplets

Three is the thing on this challenge. I want to see three of everything - anything you want, but if you have one blossom then you need to add 2 more - make sense? The only thing that can be just one is the sentiment.

I used papers from a DCWV card stack - I never know exactly which one as we sometimes take the paper out of the stacks and put them into drawers according to color. The flowers are Bazzill Collection Itty Bitty Blossoms and the ribbon and brads are from my stash. I cut pieces of the light blue card stock and paper and stacked them behind each flower for a little added affect.

Thanks for looking today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 204 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here is the sketch that we are to follow:For this sketch I used red paper with swirls from a DCWV Christmas paper stack. I used the Cricut "Joys of the Season" cartridge to cut the oval using red card stock and inked the edges of the oval and off white card stock for Merry Christmas. I went through the sticker drawer and found star mini ornaments with little gold sparkles on them. I got these on sale a couple years ago at Jo-Anns. The brads on the right side of the oval also have gold sparkles on them (they look green in the picture, but they are really gold). I tried adding a ribbon to the card, but it was too much, so I took it off.

Thanks for looking at this card.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 203 - Feeling Lucky

Which means, your challenge is to put a symbol of luck on your card.

I was at a crop / card making event all day today, so I had limited items with me. These were the only items that I could find in my bag appropriate for this challenge. The green papers and lucky four leaf clover sticker are from my stash. I used a CTMH acrylix stamp -- sweet leaf ink.

Thanks for taking a look at the cards that I made this week. Hopefully, next week the computer and camera will be on speaking terms and I can get the cards published in a more timely manner.

365 Card challenge - Day 202 - Once Upon A Time

The challenge is to take inspiration from your favorite fairy tale - well, actually, any one will do even if it's not your favorite.

One of my favorite stories is "The Little Mermaid" I just love the little fish, Flounder, I think he is so cute. So I used the Dreams Come True Cricut cartridge to make this card.

365 Card Challenge - Day 201 and 2 Sketches 4 You Kazan's Sketch 35

Here is a card for two challenges:

365 Card Challenge -
Day 201 - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
And that's all there is to it - any shoe will do as long as it's on your card.


2 Sketches 4 You
here is Kazan's Sketch 35 for the week of Sept. 13, 2009
I dug through my papers and found paper with shoes, dresses, hearts, flowers and purses printed on it. I stamped "Happy Birthday" and the swirl below it using a CTMH acrylix stamp set and the shoes beside it is a Studio G stamp - both are using CTMH blush ink. The flowers are from my stash.

Thanks for taking a look at my card for today.

365 card challenge - Day 200 - It's What Inside that Counts

The inside of your card, that is ... Here's the theme: I Miss You
On the inside of the card, there should be a message with those words or something similar.
On the front of the card, there should be an image that adequately conveys that message without a sentiment on the outside.

My card is very simple -- a little dog very sad -- the "wag-o-meter" is very low because he is missing you. The dog, wag-o-meter and miss you on the inside of the card is brown cardstock and the card base is beige card stock. The lighting is very bad since you cannot tell the colors that I used. I used the Cricut "Paper Pups" cartridge for this.

inside of card

Thanks for looking at this card.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Catch-Up - Days 197 - 198 - 199

Sorry to be so late with the cards for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but the computer is not reading the camera card, so I had to use a different computer. I hope I am posting these correctly.

Day 197 - Super Sketchy Sunday - September 13, 2009

Here is my card for Super Sketchy Sunday. This card didn't really turn out like I planned, but here it is. The ribbon is a open weave that I got at Wal-Mart (I think). I cut the scallop oval using the Cricut Storybook cartridge. I will put the sentiment on the scallop when I am ready to use it and that should help with this card. The flowers are prima.

Day 198 - Create a Mosaic 9/14/09
So today's challenge is to create a mosaic. Now you can do this a couple of ways. Nice clean cuts of paper to create even shapes OR lots of different shapes, sizes and patterns. Either way you choose to do it, piece together a mosaic on your card.

Here is the card I made using the Cricut Stretch your Imagination cartridge. The papers and ribbon are from my stash.

Day 199 - Shape Up - Tuesday - September 15, 2009
And today's shape is.................a hexagon! That should be the dominating shape on your card
I saw this light yellow with pink flowers in my stash and decided to use this to cut the hexaton. I inked the edges using CTMH Blush ink. I used the cuttlebug to emboss the yellow card stock and used flowers and a brad from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by to see these cards today.
Hopefully I can get the rest posted tonight.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's Sketch 34 - Sept. 7 2009

Here is Laura's Sketch 34 for the week of September 7, 2009.

and the bonus sketch
Here is the card that I made using Laura's sketch. (I completed the bonus sketch earlier in the week). I decided to use the same papers as in the bonus sketch - from a DCWV stack (last Spring I think). I used the "Tear Drop" Cricut cartridge to cut the butterfly - I stacked two butterflies on top of each other. The ribbon is from my stash.
Here is the card that I made using the bonus sketch - I posted this card on Wednesday.

Thanks for looking at the cards for today.

365 Card Challenge - September 12, 2009

Day 196 - Just a Touch

And here's the specific challenge: Using a stamped image (ink or digi), use black on white, and just add a touch of color somewhere. I'm going with the "less is more" theory on this one!

Today a Relay for Life team sponsored a crop/card making event. So my daughter and I went and spent the day with a dozen ladies scrapbooking and making cards. My daughter did some catching up on scrapbooking and I caught up on making some cards, including the one for this challenge.

I used the CTMH "Delightful Things" acrylix stamp set for the corner design stamped in black ink and then dabbed with blush ink and the florish across the bottom of the card stamped in blush ink. The CTMH "Angel Sent" stamp set for the angel and the saying using blush ink. I then put this on a piece of blush and white checked paper from my stash. This card is finished, but I may decide to put flowers down the side of the card or some ribbon on it somewhere, depending on who I send this one to.
Thanks for looking at the card that I made today.

365 Card Challenge - Day 195 - September 11, 2009

Today's challenge is all about Gingham. But you won't be surprised, I'm sure that this is not a simple challenge. Create a piece of clothing with gingham as the pattern. You can stamp it, print a digital image, hand-draw it, or whatever you wish to do.
I used paper from the DCWV Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl Stack. I used the Cricut cartridges: ZooBalloo - Welcome; All Mixed Up - baby; and New Arrival - dress. The buttons are Rhonna Farrer. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 11, 2009

365 Card Challenge - September 10, 2009 - Day 194 - Imagine This: Technology does technology inspire you?

Here is the card that I made for today's challenge. I finished it last night, but hoped something else would pop into my head either overnight or the next morning. Nothing ... so here it is. I used the CTMH "Picture Perfect" acrylix stamp set using black, grey flannel, and cranberry inks. I couldn't think of anything else to embellish or put on this card, so this is all there is to the card.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 193 and 2 Sketches 4 You - Bonus Sketch

I was able to combine two challenges with one card.

The first challenge is for the 365 card challenge - September 9, 2009 - Day 193 - Card Recipe
Here is today's recipe:
5x5 Card
4 different patterned papers
3 blossoms
1 stamped (ink or digital) image
5 rhinestones
the sentiment is up to you


The Bonus Sketch for the week of September 6, 2009 at 2 Sketches 4 You : Here is the card that I made using a DCWV Stack (last Spring, 2008 I think) - 4 different pattern papers, I stamped the flower using the CTMH September Stamp of the Month "Treasurers" and the sentiment "Thinking of You" using CTMH "Fringed Phrases" I stamped these with the CTMH Juniper ink. The 3 blossoms are Prima, the 5 rhinestones are Darcie, I used Fiskars KidZors scissors for the scallop along the bottom and used the fiskars border punch for the top layer.

close up of the four different papers that I used and the two borders

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Heart

365 Card Challenge - September 8, 2009 - So "Sweet" - Day 192
...all I can think is "Sweet", so that word should appear somewhere on your card...
Chocolate cake with pink icing drizzling down on each layer ... yummy ...
For today's card I used the "It's Your Day" CTMH acrylix stamp set using Blush and Chocolate ink for the cake.
Cricut cartridges used: ZooBalloo -- words "Happy Birthday"; New Arrival -- word "Sweet"; Plantin SchoolBook -- the heart shape.

Thanks for taking a look at today's card.

Monday, September 7, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 191

Musical Monday - September 7, 2009
The song for today is Chantilly Lace, by The Big Bopper ... To participate in this challenge, create a card inspired by this song. That's it!

I didn't have a thought as to a card to make for this challenge and asked my daughter if she had an idea. She said the card that I made this morning (for the fun of it) was perfect if I added musical notes to it. When I thought about it, she was right, polka dots were in style then. The black with white polka dot paper is from a DCWV stack and the polka dot flowers are from Petaloo. I used a cuttlebug border folder to emboss the scallop. I cut the musical notes using the "Joys of the Season" Cricut cartridge. Thanks for taking time to look at my card.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Day 190

Super Sketchy Sunday - September 6, 2009 I finally got today's card completed. This one took some thought. I was going to go with a party hat for a birthday, but decided to do Santa's cap instead. I dug out holiday paper from a DCWV Christmas Stack and put stickles around the bottom of Santa's cap, then stamped "Merry Christmas" using CTMH Holiday Trinkets and "Ho! Ho! Ho!" is from a Studio G stamp. The rick rack and button are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card for today.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You -- week of August 30, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 34 for the week of August 30, 2009
For this challenge, I used papers from my stash and embossed the light purple using the cuttlebug. I then cut the butterfly using the cricut cartridge "Tear Drop" and put Darcie rhinestones down the middle of the butterfly. I used DCWV adhesive ribbon to the right of the butterfly. I will place a sentiment on the card when I am ready to use it. Thanks for taking a look at my card for this week.

365 Card Challenge - Charmed - 9-5-2009

Today's challenge is as simple as it sounds: Add a charm to your card.
For this challenge, I used DCWV paper and ribbon from my stash. The charm is fromWal-Mart . I got this package of charms from Wal-Mart awhile back and keep wanting to put it on a card. Thanks for looking at this card today.

Friday, September 4, 2009

365 Card Challenge - Touchy Freely Friday -Day 1889

And the specific challenge is to use felt or flocking on your card. I don't know about you, but I always seem to have felt flowers or other felt embellishments in my stash, and I've always wanted to try flocking.

I decided on a thank you card for today's challenge. I cut Thank You using the "New Arrival" Cricut cartridge. I found some felt ribbon by Rob and Bob Studio there were four in the package and I used the double scalloped ribbon. The flower is by American Crafts and the brad in the middle of the flower is from my stash.

365 Card Challenge - Label It - Day 187

Today's challenge is to use a label on your card. Any kind will do - when in doubt, pull that one off the can of Campbell's Soup ;)

I saw a Nutrition Facts on some candy and then it clicked, use it for today's card challenge. I started looking for some paper with candy on it and found the Creative Memories' Primary Halloween Additions paper. I cut the pumpkins using the "Happily Ever After" Cricut Cartridge. The ribbon is American Crafts Elements (Orange Essentials). Thanks for looking today.