Monday, March 29, 2010

365 Cards - Day 29 Challenge

365 Cards is having a weeklong event for a drawing. Seven days, seven challenges, seven entries. Here is my second entry.

The Challenge: Your challenge for today is to incorporate the sentiment "Hang in There" on your card.

The Challenger: 365 Cards

This card was primarily made out of DCWV Latte Stack (my favorite!). The only exception is the purple text which is actually the back of a bingo card from a bridal shower. It's amazing what you can reuse! I really challenged myself with the monkey. I created the SVG myself...it took multiple tries to get it right. But he's totally cute and I know I'll use him again. Maybe I should give him a name ?!? LOL.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

365 Cards - Day 28 Challenge

365 Cards is having a weeklong event for a drawing. Seven days, seven sketches, seven entries. Here is my entry for the first day of the drawing. We'll see if I can keep up for the rest of the week!



The Challenge: Create your own version of the given sketch.


The Challenger: 365 Cards




The card I created for this challenge again has the male type colors. Which I really need to get away from :)




All of the paper is just scraps that are begging to be used. The starburst is cut using the Accent Essentials cartridge at 2 1/4, 2 and 1 3/4 inches. The oval tag is from Plantin SchoolBook, cut at 2 1/4 inches.



My favorite part of the card is how the tag turned out. I like how the inking turned out and gave it a rustic look!

Here is a picture of my biggest fan....Abbey the cat. She's always snooping around when I'm making my cards and gets in the way when I'm trying to take pictures. Today, she got caught red handed....or red pawed I suppose.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Male Birthday Card

I am in love with using browns and greens right now.  Almost as much I as I love this card! 

To create this card I used some Martha Stewart paper as the background and Paper Studio paper for the rest of the supplies.

The trunk of the tree is an SVG file that I cut using SCAL 2.0 and my Cricut.  The green circles behind the trunk are embossed using the 'Spots and Dots' folder with the Cuttle Bug.  If you haven't noticed from my previous cards I really like to add different textures and layers.
On the inside of the card is another little treat.  A little birdy to next along with whatever ends up being written.  This card may go to my husband's Grandfather.   If not, I'll have another card to make. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

I know what you are thinking...What is a scrapbook page doing on this blog?  This blog is about cards!  Well, I thought I'd spice it up a little bit.  Here are the details!

The Challenge: Create your own version of the sketch (remember you can rotate it and interpret it as you wish as long as we can still recognize it as inspiration from the original).

The Challenger: Scrap{a}Tale

The page I created is from a trip we took to Chicago for our first anniversary last summer.  When I saw the sketch for this challenge, I knew which picture I wanted to be the focal point.  My husband took the picture of the swings while we were on the ferris wheel.  Here is my entry!
I love these pictures!  The small pictures of the ferris wheel are pictures that we took.  I placed them on top of the tickets we got for riding the ferris wheel.  The pictures look like they could be the tickets!

The background paper and button is from Paper Stuido.  The paper around the pictures is left-over scraps.  The ribbon is from the dollar bin at Michaels.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Male Thank You Card

I've been hanging out with my Mother's side of the family lately.  This includes my Grandma's brother.  He was great to have around because of the family stories he was telling.  He was also very generous - buying us dinner and helping out.  My cousin and I thought it would be great to send him a simple thank you note for everything he did. 

I put together this manly card for him.   The colors and the rugged edges will make it "cool" for a guy to receive a hand made card! The parts to the card:
  • green thred
  • red button from Paper Studio
  • brown card
  • blue paper from DCWV Latte Stack
  • brown patterened paper from Martha Stewart
  • 2.5 inch tag from the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Paper Piercing Challenge

The Challenge: My first challenge for you is Paper Piercing. I love this technique and there are so many ways to use it. You can do a little, you can do a lot, you can do it fancy, you can do it plain--you can even use it for faux stitching!

The Challenger: Crazy 4 Challenges

The style or feel of this card is different from most of my cards. The patterned paper gives it an old-country feeling. The paper is all scraps that I had lying around, it was nice to put old things to use and not feel like I'm cutting up a new piece of pretty paper!



I used SCAL2 to place the circle on the card. The butterfly is from the Home Decor cartridge (blackout butterfly two). For the challenge I paper pierced the butterfly. I am happy with how it turned out! I didn't even know that I owned a tool that would be good for paper piercing! But this is why I love to do challenges. They get me to try to techniques! Thanks for looking!