Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I usually don't help the kids with creating their friends cards, but I wanted to join in on my friend Ali's challenge for Sisterhood of Scrap, and one of the options in the challenge was to create a project with a 7 on it. Since this was a perfect opportunity I had to help her.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My coloring is so off here, but really that is brown not black!
I think I'll keep this one to send to my Aunt while she undergoes her chemo treatments, hopefully it will brighten her day.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Today's challenge at 365 cards was to use a fish on a card, so getting this in the mail today was perfect. I also used the sketch found here, by Jen del Muro, and the color combination came from Jennifer Buck for challenge #1 at Unity's birthday party celebration.
I combined 2 challenges, yesterday's sketch at 365 cards and challenge #10 at Sisterhood of Scrap to use this poster as inspiration for a card or layout.
I tried to brighten the picture, but it's now too bright, the colors are much softer.
Friday, April 24, 2009
My daughter is a talker, she talks constantly, CONSTANTLY. It's ironic since her speech development was a bit delayed. Just shows they will do it when they are ready.
Those of you who visit my blog know that I like challenges. It gets me creating pages that don't all look alike. This time, this page incorportates 5 challenges. I didn't really intend for that, but that's how it turned out.
1. This week's color challenge at Color Combos Galore - a new place I just found that has some amazing color combos and helps me out of my rut.
2. Sketch # 16 at Inspired blueprints, even though my page looks very different since I made it 8.5 x 11 and switched the journalling & photo around.
3. Challenge # 4 for Sisterhood of Scraps birthday bash, to use a title of a 50's song as the title of a layout, and use 5 circle elements (my buttons)
4. Mix It Ups challenge this week to use rub-ons in an unusual fashion. I used them the usual way and then also used them on two buttons, a plastic one & a fabric one.
5. Jennifer's challenge at SBCH to use flowers on a layout.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thank you so much Rose!
I'm so new to this blogging thing so this was a nice surprise. I have just started popping into other's blogs and have yet to really start following many, but some of my fave's include:
Jennifer @ The Buck Stamps Here
maren @ Zany not Crazy
Dawn @ My Favorite Things
Megan Klauer Designs
I sure plan on looking in at Rose's other favorites for some inspiration.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Kelly Jo posted the Color Chef Challenge #3 - Sunflower, Watermelon, Black & white. I thought these would be great "pick-me-up" kind of colors so used them on the card.
Also, Day 52's challenge at 365 cards was to use a blossom, a brad & a circle on a card. So I random stamped black circlular 'things' to create the background paper. The stamp was from an old CTMH booking set.
The card design was inspired by one of Dawn McVey's that I saw awhile ago and loved the look of. She is an amazing card designer!
I had hoped to take the card outside and get a good photo for a change since it's a bright & sunny day here, but with wind gusting to 70 km/hr that didn't work so well! Have to just settle for one taken near a window.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Firstly, I used the Sketch For You To Try #17 from here, along with a challenge to make a card inspired by the following picture. Sisterhood of Scrap is hosting a 50s themed birthday celebration and this is challenge #1. I used a little dot and black ink to create the polka dot paper and almost went cross-eyed!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I have very few photos for 2003 - something to do with having a 6, 3 & 1 year old - so even though it isn't the best it's one of the few of my DS on his own. He was such a cutie!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Firstly, I was very excited to get my prize in the mail from 365 cards. Each time a challenge was completed in the month of March, your name was entered into the random drawing and I was selected. The package included lots of cardstock - which you can never have too much of - and some diecuts & rhinestones. It's so great getting that kind of mail.
My second surprise was to see that a card I had created using a sketch at Card Patterns was chosen as one of the top 5 cards of the week. What an honor. You can see it here. There is a new sketch posted today, so I'll have to try to get to that one later this week.
Looking forward to the kids going back to school this week and getting down into my craft room again.
I also decided to add a counter to my blog today. I thought it may be interesting to see how many people stop by.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Since I've been asked for instructions here they are:
The instructions I originally used were to take a 12x12 piece of paper, make two markings 2.5" from the corners on across from each other. Cut along this diagonal to create the bases for two separate cards. This is how I started but then realized it would be too long for a business size envelope so I decided to shorten it so it will fit. Obviously it's what you prefer. Then you score it at 4" and 8".
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tomorrow is the start of Scor-It week at 365 cards, where projects and tips will be given on using the Scor-It. Also, all projects completed will get your name put in a draw for your own mini Scor-It. Can't wait to see what the challenges are!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
thanks so much, Alisa!