Thursday, May 28, 2009


Got one more card in for today :-)

This is for today's challenge from 365 Cards' challenge to create a card with watermelons-- either the colors or the image. I kept this one super simple...

Rockin' Out

AAHHH!!! I'm so excited! This card turned out pretty much just like I wanted it too (which is SO rare. lol).

This project is for Caardvark's shaped card challenge. The first thing I did was find a picture of a guitar (thank you, Google), then I used Illustrator to create a line drawing of it. Next, I used carbon paper to trace the shapes onto the cardstock, then I stuck it all together. Ta-da! It was actually a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be.

Okay, so the white part on the body of the guitar (it probably has a name, but I don't know what it is) is cut from a piece of glossy photo paper. I wanted it to have a little bit of a shine so that it would look different from the white pick-ups and knobs. The little... uh... thingamabobidders at the bottom and the pegs are cut from a little piece of super shiny silver cardstock that I had in my scraps.

I didn't want to add any crazy stuff to the front of the card because I thought it looked cool as-is, so I added a pop-up sentiment to the inside. The epoxy stickers were a dollar store find. I stuck those to the acetate oval. The tricky part was mounting the acetate with the foam tape. Luckily, the "r" and "k" stickers were square-ish and you couldn't see through them. For some extra color, I put the blue star behind it.

Anywho, thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love and Baby-ness

Ummmmm.... don't have a whole lot to say today. Mom and little sister are out of town for the week, so I had the house to myself for most of the day. It was nice for a little while, then it got reeeeeally boring. Haha. So I went to see my other sister at work and got some frozen custard. mmMmm.

Today's cards are for the challenge by 2 Sketches 4 You. I even had time to do the bonus sketch! Yay me :-) Finally got to use this "love" stamp I've been hoarding. It was a "hot spot" find at Archivers, but I rarely need a sentiment that big. I was glad to finally put it to good use.

This one is for the bonus sketch. Again, got to use something I've been hanging on to for a while. That rose paper was something I got on clearance at Michael's, like, a bajillion years ago. Well, at least 3, probably. It's a little more "froo froo" than I typically go for, but I think it'd make a cute baby girl card or something. Yeah.

Well, thank you all for looking!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fresh and Fruity

I'm on some kind of fruit kick right now. Last night I made some citrus-y cards, the first of which is for the Mojo Monday challenge. The other is just for fun.

This last card is for today's 365 Cards Challenge to use primarily purple and incorporate at least 5 circles.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happiness is...

paper, ribbon and glue. For sure.

Today I had some time to kill before going to a BBQ, so I got a couple of challenges done.

This first card is for Color Throwdown #43. I don't use SU supplies, but the colors are the closest I have to Lavender Lace, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant :-)

My second card is for this week's Use It! Challenge. For this project we were supposed to use:

1. Square card base (check!)
2. Theme: Summer (sort of check. lol. I've got the bright pink and orange for summer colors, but I didn't really have any "summer" sentiment stamps)
3. Embellishments: Flower(s), ribbon, pin(s) and twine (check, check, check, check!)
4. Tools: Punches (check!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tassels and Mortarboards

Okay, I have to confess something. It's terrible. I was unprepared, so I had to do something I said I would never have to to again...

I bought a card. At the store. *sigh* I went to two graduation parties this weekend, and didn't have any graduation cards in my stash. For the first party, I at least had a cool generic card that would work just fine. But I didn't have time between Saturday and Sunday to make anothe
r one, so I had to buy one. But I made sure I bought something that I'd never make myself... I felt like that might somehow justify what I was doing. Haha.

Anyway, needless to say, my projects for today are an attempt to make sure this doesn't
happen again! Lol. This first project is for 365 Cards' challenge to use five squares. I kept this one pretty simple, but I like it.

Here are a couple more with caps and tassels...

And lastly, here's a project I did just for fun. I have a few of these boxes sitting around and I've been wanting to decorate them. I thought this turned out really pretty :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

365 Cards: Day 74

I've been in a bit of a creative rut the last week or so (which is why I haven't posted anything... didn't like most of what I made. haha). But yesterday I spent several hours working on some projects (which i might post later) trying to get the creative juices flowing again. Good thing too, cuz I had a friend from church ask me to make a Mother's Day card for her.

Do you like your handwriting? Some days I do, some days I don't. It's a little sporadic. Today wasn't too bad, so I decided it'd be alright to use it on the Mom's Day card I needed to make. It also means I have something for 365 Cards' challenge for today. I wrote the sentiment with my handy-dandy ZIG embossing pen, then used white embossing powder. Here's how it turned out:

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Good Day

Hey! I actually had some time to do more than one card today! And guess what... I actually like all of them. Ha. Somehow I got on a chipboard kick, so you'll see a lot of that today :-) The chipboard letters are from the Target dollar bins-- oh how i <3 dollar bins :-D

This first one is for 365 Cards' challenge to use a number. I reused a color combo fro
m the other day that I just love! The idea is that this would be used for a 2 year birthday... but really, you could use this for any occasion.

The second is for the latest Card Patterns sketch. I used the sketch as the inspiration, but I ended up make some adjustments, so it didn't turn out looking as much like the sketch as I had originally planned... but you do what you gotta do. :-) I'm kinda proud of the heart. I cut it out by hand and then covered it with diamond glaze. I wish red was easier to photograph! It's actually a much darker, deeper red.

This one is for this week's UseIt! challenge which required using
a flower (I used a couple of chipboard flowers that I've had for a while), fibers (green ribbon for the leaves), and something metal (I painted a metal frame for the sentiment). The last thing was to use a tool that you haven't used in a while. I didn't really have a tool that I hadn't used... unless you count the paintbrush, because I really never paint anything for a card!