Friday, October 23, 2009

Check out Crafty Chatter's Blog Candy..

One way for me to build up my supply would be to win some blog candy. I haven't had much luck but I keep on trying. This one looks amazing ( as most of them do!) Please go check out Crafty Chatter's Surprise Blog Candy. If I don't win maybe you will! Good Luck!!

Combined Challenges...

This has been such a hard week for me. My son (21 months) has the flu and yes the doctors are saying it is H1N1. I have been house bound since Monday and the only time I see daylight is when I look out the window. It has been tough and I need a break!! Since that break isn't coming anytime soon it is nice to know that I can combine challenges. I am able to take a moment, make a card, and have a feeling of accomplishment. I have combined 3 challenges in this one card, and I have to say thank you to these blogs for allowing this.
The most challenging part for me is trying to create something even though my supplies are lacking. I had all the paper and even some fibers for the color part of the challenge, but not much else. The stamp is from a set I bought a couple of weeks ago. I know I used one of the faces in my last challenge but it seemed that the faces would once again work here. I must say you will most likely see many of the same things until I can build up my supply.
Okay so the challenges I am participating in with this card are MMSC24 (card sketch), Play Date Cafe (color scheme) and finally Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog #19 (number).
When I started out making this card I had the first two blog challenges in mind, but then I remembered my sisters birthday and thought about Creative Inspirations challenge.
Well I don't have much more time, my son is crawling all over me but I hope you enjoy my new card. I am loving these challenges because I don't have to start from a blank slate and at times that works just fine...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's All In The Attitude!! MMSC#23

I am still new at sketch challenges, in fact this is only my second attempt. I am thinking I may have missed the deadline, but I still had a fun time making this card. This card is for the MMSC #23. It takes me a few attempts to figure out exactly what I am going to make. This is very challenging for me since I am still building my supply and it is lacking quite a bit. For this card I used some old tulle I had around from my making tutu days. I used a 1920's stamp. The patterned paper is from a kit I bought on clearance (like 4 years ago). I only had white flowers that I bought from Walmart a long time ago, so I inked them with black ink and then sprayed them with glimmer mist. The stamps on the tickets, and the side is from a Close to my heart set. I used my Cricut Expression to cut the ovals (In my Kitchen) and Fabulous Finds for the tickets. You might not be able to see but the paper that the "IT'S ALL IN THE ATTITUDE" is stamped on is pictures of Theater tickets..
I am pretty exited about how this card turned and I am going to try the MMSC # 24 .

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Peachy Keen Blog Challenge 13..

I figured it is about time I put my crafting to good use and enter my very first blog challenge. I am entering this card into Peachy Keen Blog Challenge 13 The requirements for this challenge were to have a stamped image, use blue and purple, have at least three snowflakes, and it must have a greeting.
I used the "A Child's Year" cart to cut out the card base in a deep purple (hard to tell from the picture) cardstock. I embossed the front of the card with the Snowflakes cuttlebug folder and inked that with a white stamp pad. It just so happens that Abigail got into my ribbon bucket yesterday and has been playing around with this blue and white snowflake grosgrain ribbon, perfect! I embossed a chipboard ribbon slide and used that for the bottom of the cards, along with the ribbon (added stickles to the ribbon), and a snowflake.
The stamped image part worried me a bit because I am a basic stamper ie. stamp, ink pad, and voila, art! I don't generally color in my stamps (when I use them) but I didn't want just a stamped image. I dug up some watercolor pencil and colored the tree in with those. Then I used a q-tip and paint brush to blend. I used stickles on the tree for a more detail. I can't remember (to lazy to go look)which cart I used for the scalloped circles or the greeting (embellished with stickles). I used two more snowflakes and Ta Da!! My first blog challenge card is complete.
Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Joy: Card

When Abigail was a baby I got into making bows and clippies. I went crazy buying a ton of ribbon, mainly grosgrain and embellishments. As she got older (she is now 3) and I got pregnant with my son, making bows became less and less of a hobby. I have tried to figure out what I will do with all that ribbon and I have come up with one way to use it.

I made this card using a card cut out from "A Child's Year" Cartridge, both the marquees from "A Storybook" cartridge. I embossed the card using the Cuttlebug and d'vine swirl. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose.

I made the flower, I can't believe how happy I am with how it turned out. I saw this tutorial on Just Magnolia when I was looking up info on how to make your own paper flowers. I don't have the Sizzix die so I went through the Cricut Carts that I have and found the poppy flower on "A Storybook". I modified it to work with this cut out.

Of course I used two colors, and sizes of grosgrain ribbon from my stash and a stamp I bought for .99 cents.

I am going to try to use up some of my ribbon on a few more cards. Hope you like my "Joy" card..