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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sweetest Birthday

This is my card for Kerin's Sketch Challenge. She has some beautiful projects on her blog. Check it out HERE!
I love this sketch even though it might've been a little tricky for me. For some reason this sketch screamed "Birthday Card!" to me so I used Crazy for Cupcakes.

I'm kinda tired this morning so I'm struggling for brain won't put sentences together.

So, all I'll say is "ENJOY!"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birthday Cheers!

I made this card for the amazing demonstrator that recruited me, Jennifer Tinline. It's not her birthday but she loaned me this cute set, Cheers to You, and I wanted to say "thank you" with a card sample. She was really happy with it and the other demonstrators I do Stamp-A-Stacks with liked it too so we decided it would be perfect for our Stamp-A-Stack (April 22). I shouldn't tell you that because I'm ruining the surprise but...I just have to!

This is my first time submitting a card to i {heart} 2 stamp. I really LOVE this sketch! I wasn't sure about it at first but it was super fun!

Again, my photography skills have a little to be desired but I'm working on it! Before you know it I'll be a pro...or just half decent! ;)

I hope you enjoy...CHEERS!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenge

This sketch made me kind of nervous at first. I'm a ribbon fanatic so doing a card without ribbon is tough for me. Sometimes you need to craft outside of your comfort hard as it may be! Click HERE to check out Taylor's Blog!

I love this new set from the Occasions Mini, Forest Friends. The images are just so sweet. The only thing limiting is the colours you can use...brown and gray...that might be about it. Unless, of course, you've seen blue bunnies and purple owls. ;)

I just can't seem to get the picture of the inside of my card in focus or without shade. So sorry, photography is definitely NOT my thing.
I carried the bunny and the tree through inside. All I did was "huff" on the tree again to re-moisten the ink (I coloured the stamp with the Stampin' Write Markers) and stamped it...super simple!
Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Sanded Background
Ink: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa Classic Ink Pad; Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla Card Stock; Regal Rose Textured Card Stock
Accessories: Clear Buttons; Paper Piercer; Mat Pack; Coluzzle; 3/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle Punch; Dimensionals; Embroidery Floss (I coloured this with the Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I'm still in love with A Flower for All Seasons stamp set. I can't stop making cards with it! I think the images look SO pretty water coloured and I'm NOT a water colourer!!!

Again, sorry for the blurring picture of the inside, I just can't seem to ever get them in focus.

For the inside, I coloured the stamp itself and them stamped the card stock. It's just a simple added touch, here's a closer picture.

Products Used
Stamp sets: A Flower for All Seasons, Wow Flowers
Ink: Black StazOn; Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Bordering Blue Classic Ink Pad; Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White Card Stock; Old Olive Textured Card Stock; Water Colour Paper; Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Earth Elements Brads; Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon; Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8 Circle Punch; Paper Piercer

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

For You Good Friend

I thought when I saw this sketch that I was going to have no problems doing a card. Well, scroll down a little to see the first card I did...a little busy, wouldn't you say??? I like the second card I did much better. See, sometimes simple is better!

This is a sketch for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge on Karen Giron's blog . She has a lovely blog with some really amazing works of art!

I chose one of my favourite colour combos - Old Olive, Regal Rose & So Saffron. These colours scream SPRING to me. It's hard to tell from the picture but I actually cut out the butterfly and pushed the wings up for a 3D look.

Here's the inside. I didn't leave much room for writing so this would be perfect for a quick note.

Now take a look at this busy one. I like the different parts of it but's just crazy busy!

I hope you enjoy at least one of them!

Products Used (top card)
Stamps: Good Friend (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron Classic Ink Pad
Paper: Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: Silver Brads; Old Olive 5/8 " Grosgrain; Scallop Border, Scallop Square, Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8 Circle Punch; Big Shot; Stampin' Up Texturz Plates (Swirls)

A Flower for Spring

I am loving this stamp set, A Flower for All Seasons. The images look so great water coloured.

My fiance has family that live in the States and Quebec so I've been making Springy cards to send. The retirement home where my fiance's grandma lives actually has one of my cards displayed in a glass case in their lobby. *blush* I thought that was sweet. Once I sit my fiance down with a pen and this card, I will mail it out. You know, typical guy...not into writing letters. :)

Products Used
Stamp sets: A Flower for All Seasons, Beautiful Borders
Ink: Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue Classic Ink Pad; Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker; Black StazOn Pad
Paper: Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: Aqua Painter; Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon; Scallop Border, Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Scallop Square Punch; Paper Piercer; Big Shot; Stampin' Up Textured Plates, Dimensionals