Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thank you to Gloria & Amy

Gloria & Amy are two very talented ladies! They are both on the DT at 365 Cards.  I was lucky enough to win a RAK from each of them in the early part of November - they each sent a great card along with the goodies ~ the scan doesn't do it justice but here they are:If you visit their blog you might be able to figure out who made which card!

So Gloria & Amy thanks again for sharing your talent and for having a great blog ~ and thank you again for the RAK!

Simple Doodles Snowflake

Trish at Simple Doodles sent out this beautiful snowflake and asked us to create something with it ~ it was a bit of a challenge, I wasn't really sure what to do with it! I ended up making a card with the image that I'm happy with - I didn't stick to the traditional winter colors - would rather have cheerie and bright! I printed the snowflake onto Carolyn Gavin designer mat pad paper and then cut it out, just like a big snowflake!  I embossed some natural kraft paper with the winter embossing folder, the snowflake is pop dotted a bit and the ribbon (SEI) is knotted from behind the snowflake in the middle - it was fun to use this image and I hope to have additional posts using the snowflake again - it is a beauty indeed!
Hope you are having a great Sunday ~ thanks for stopping by!

274 Super Sketchy Sunday - awesome sketch to try! ***and a fraction***lol

I had fun with the sketch today at 365 Cards
It's a great sketch and one you can be sure to use over and over again.  I checked out the new sponsor - KLM Digital Designs - their digi stamps are so cute - they had a few freebies so I snagged this one called "free fallds" - to make my card I used the digi stamp for two of the layers, I printed it off in two different sizes so you get a peak of it in one of the layers - all the card stock is Bazzill Card stock, I inked all the edges, embossed a layer with swiss dots, colored the image with copic markers and added a photo corner from EK Success Punch.
Hope you are having a great Sunday ~ thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 273 ~ Pretty Paper

I haven't had time this week to make any cards or post on any blogs to speak of ~ I've had a look at 365 Cards throughout the week and I just want to say the cards being posted are just amazing! You will learn so much by playing along with the challenges that Pam posts (ie thumb stamping & face!) much fun! 
So the challenge today was to use a damask pattern - I have a card made using bazzil card stock - some damsk SEI paper in the background and some cardstock embossed with a sizzix damask embossing folder - some ribbon & a button to finish this off. 
Simple card but I just wanted to get one posted before I call it a day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

267 Super Sketchy Sunday....

It's late took me all day to come up with a card for this sketch ~ don't know why I kept getting an image of a tree in my head so that's what I went with.  The challenge today at 365 Cards is this sketch, provided by Pam ~ challenge indeed! Here is my card, I used a craft cardstock - a tree cut from cricut, some owls from my stash (who knew I had them!) and chipboard that I stamped on ~ thanks for stopping by!

WOW would you like to WIN a GYPSY?????

Check out the new blog for Cricut Gypsy users right here ....don't own a Gypsy??  Well all the more reason to check them out as they are giving one away on December 1st! 
Wouldn't you love to win one?  I sure would!  Good Luck to you!

You might recognize Gypsy Spot when you get there...if you are familiar with Nilda, she started a blog for Cuttlebug and have been going strong with followers and sharing great ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

265 Simply Put Challenge @ 365 Cards

Easy Peasy of each pattern paper, embli & sentiment....not so easy...just want to add something else, another flower, ribbon, button or some ink!  Yikes....well here is my card for the challenge at 365 cards  It is a small 3.5 x 3.5 I used bazzil card stock ( I pretty much always use this) with some basic grey paper nook & pantry collection, the flower with the bling in the middle is only one (I did not cheat!) I don't know who makes them or what they are called, they come in a little silver tin, the sentiment is a rub on from Pebbles inc and I used the MS loopy corner punch for the corner of the card and the paper ~ hope you will play along in the challenges at 365 Cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

#264 Keep it to yourself.....

This card has to convey the message of congratulations without having a sentiment on the front.  Fun challenges at 365 cards!
For this card I used a die cut from Cricut - card base and car are bazzill card stock, the blue in the background is bling - I used silver smooch to color the cans then stickled them up with diamond stickles, thought it would be fun to have them hang off the edge of the card - added some ribbon for the wedding knot ~ and some pearls to trim the car. 
Hope you like it & thanks for stopping by!

266 Color Me With This & Simple Doodles # 6

"Color me with this challenge" at 365 Cards ..."this" means anything except markers! The other challenge is at Simple Doodles, it requires one of their images and something metal. Ok...the image and the sentiment are from Simple Doodles and it is colored with Prismacolor.  The base of the card is Bazzil folded at the top, the paper is Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse (that I received from Amy **thanks again Amy**) the heart is chipboard that I covered with the cardstock, added the metal brad and the of those cards that should have been so simple but changed my mind on things about 10 times....ever do that?   Thanks for stopping by! 
Oh ...don't forget to check out Amys blog ~ her cards are amazing and she is celebrating and giving away lots of great stuff!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 262 Color Scheme

Day 262 at 365 Cards is a color scheme with a guest on the DT today ~ Rose! Rose makes wonderful cards!
I think I managed to get most of the color into my card.
The paper is basic grey - wisteria - the colors just fit!
I used fiskars threading water punch, some ribbon, string & a button to finish it all off.  I don't have a sentiment on the card yet - quite often i add them as I need them or use it as a blank card.

Here is the color scheme

And here is my card
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 260 ~ Super Sketchy Sunday

Well the past 1 1/2 weeks seems I can only manage to get in the Sunday challenge at 365 Cards oh well ~ I guess one card is better than no cards!

Pam posted the sketch  ~ here is the sketch and here is my card.  The card is on Bazzill Bling which is hard to get a decent picture of - the star is also bling and the paper swirls are from last year S.E.I.  Alpine Forest. The brown dotted paper is from Adorn It, fern collection - inside I have some SEI paper again with the sentiment "celebrate" embossed, because the card is bling stock, the inside looks totally different than the front in the picture - same card ~ honest!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New blog look...

I have been very inspired by the look of everyones blog - just amazed at how great they all look and have been wondering "how'd they do that" - rather than spend my spare time on making cards, I thought I would do a little research and see how I could make some changes....So what do you think?
The blog background was free at My Style Backgounds - it came with a blinkie so you can click on it or check out her site here fantastic georgous backgrounds and headers - wow very unbelievable!  So this is where I got my background from.
The header that I used if from another great site - I found them I think while looking up fonts Kevin & Amanda they have a great blog - the digital files used were a free download from Kevin & Amanda and are from her Fall 2009 Collection.  So I managed to figure out how to create my own header and the background is from My Style backgrounds - both using Amanda Fall 2009 collection.
I don't think I will get to any cards today!  I hope you like the change ~
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday Day 253

Well I'm sad the weekend is almost over - I wish it could go on for a few more days!  Here is my card for todays challenge over at 365 Cards ~ it was a sketch that Pam posted - a great sketch - my card is an image that I downloaded - just microsoft clip art - it is printed on Basic Grey paper, I used a stamp from A Muse Artstamps a little bit of my new American Crafts Merrymint Licorice paper and coloured these round flat silver dots with my copic markers - the idea came from a video by Hero Arts that my LSS posted.
It was very simple and I like how it turned out!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend ~ thanks for stopping by!

See What You Got Challenge @ Simple Doodles....

Simple Doodles  has a fun challenge going on for a few more days - you need to use one of their digi images ~ I ended up reading the blog and found a few that I could try that I downloaded for free.
I used both of them on a small card - snowman tall hat and snowballs - they are on bazzill cardstock and bazzill bling that has been embossed with a sizzix fleur de lis frame. I used some tim holtz soot on the hat and some stickles on the snowballs - the paper at the bottom is from my stash.
Check out their site - hope you like the card & thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

White Space or Blank Space....Day 252

Today the challenge at 365 cards is to create a card based on the sketch and keep the white area blank - here is the sketch & here is my card.  I 'm not sure what the base is, it came in a kit from Mac Mae Cards, it's pretty cool, already embossed so I'll have to scout it out and get some more! The paper also from the same kit is Basic Grey Wisteria.  I cut and pop dotted one of the flowers and added a few brads, "thanks" is a rub on. 
It's hard to leave so much space on a card, this turned out not too bad and sometimes less is ok!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 6, 2009

251 ~ Dream Duo

The challenge today was to use your two favorite colors - I have lots of favs but went with two I seem to use a fair bit ~ brown and pink. I used various shade of each.  I created a simple card with the flower made from various sizes of circles and I have some pink tissue paper mixed in with cardstock.I don't have a sentiment on it yet ~ not sure if it will be a thank you or a birthday card so I will add that to the front bottom later.
If you haven't been to 365 cards - check 'em out and play along!

Have a great weekend ~ thanks for stopping by!

"Curves are so emotional" ~ Marvelous Mondrian Day 250

The challenge @ 365 cards was to create a card being inspired by Piet Mondrian ~ I have seen the influnce of his work in various industries but never really took the time to find out who Mr. Mondrian really was.  At 365 there is always more to the challenge than "just making a card"! I googled him and I was inspired by this picture that I found - one lone yellow square!  

This is my card and as I was reading about Mr. Mondrian I came across this quote of his that I thought went well with the card!
Hope you like it ~ thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 246 SUPER Sketchy Sunday.....

Today is Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards - here is the sketch and here is my take on the sketch ~ everything is from my stash.
Fun sketch - everyone should give it a try!
Hope you had a great weekend - thanks for stopping by!