Sunday, May 27, 2012
Hi everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. I decided to ditch laundry and play a bit--laundry will ALWAYS be there, right? And today I wanted to jump in on the challenges over at the Simon Says site and CAS-ual Fridays site. At the Simon Says site, we were challenged to make a card using stars. I immediately knew what patterned paper I'd be using! Then, at the CAS-ual Fridays site, the challenge was to make a masculine card using patterned paper.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hi everyone, I hope everyone is having a good week...it's a 3 day weekend coming up and I'm looking forward to some family time! Tonight I wanted to join in on the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp site. The challenge was to make either a Father's Day card or a male card. I have a friend who asked me to make a card for her grandson--her only grandson--and this was the perfect challenge to pair the request with!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I am so excited to be feeling better AND having a chance to make some cards! I know there's tons of work to do tomorrow...but it's been so long since I've felt good that I'm going to milk it tonight for all it's worth! :) When it comes to making cards, embossing is one of my all-time favorite techniques...It makes me happy! :) So when I saw that the Lawnscaping challenge site wanted us to create a card by either heat or dry embossing, I knew I wanted to play along. Here's the challenge logo and my card:
Here's post #2 for the day! :) I love the challenges on the Simon Says site. This week's challenge was to create a clean and simple card. Truth be told, this is one of the hardest techniques for me! Mainly because I LOVE to emboss things and distress things. But, when I saw the challenge at the Play Date Cafe, I was immediately drawn to it! Here's the challenge photo:
Hi everyone! So sorry for the absence...I have been in bed quite a bit--still battling this bronchitis and coughing thing. BUT, I feel much better today...and decided to celebrate by making some cards! So, this will be the first of--not sure how many posts! :) First up, A Blog Named Hero challenged us to use some stamps/products that we haven't used in a while...LOVE that challenge! And, of course, I might as well use a sketch for inspiration. I hadn't joined in on a MOJO Monday in many weeks so I chose to jump in! Here's the sketch and the challenge pic:
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Hi everyone! Happy Mother's Day! I decided to start celebrating my day by playing...laundry can wait, right? :) Anyway, there were tons of challenges that I wanted to jump in on and I felt a bit inspired so I raced to my room as soon as the kids were in bed so I could play a bit. I am playing along with 3 different websites--2 of which I just stumbled yesterday! The first is Simon Says Stamp and Show and they are basically asking us to use our favorite stamp...there was no way I was going to pass that up! The second site that was new to me is called retro sketches and if there's one thing I love--it's sketches! Then, I joined in the color challenge over on the Lily Pad site that I also enjoy very much! Here's the sketch and color palette that I used for my card:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hi all! Yes, it's my THIRD post today! Kids are in bed, hubby is watching a basketball game, and I am "resting" from bronchitis by doing what relaxes me the most--making cards! And, for tonight's card I went with a challenge over at the new A Blog Named Hero site. Really fun site to check out if you haven't already! The challenge was to use a sentiment in a different way. Here's the challenge poster:
I can hardly believe I'm posting twice in one day! Maybe being ordered to rest by the doctor isn't so bad?! :) This evening I wanted to share a graduation card. I have a good friend graduating soon and I also provide handmade cards to the graduates in our church so I knew I needed to start those. For inspiration, I chose to use the sketch provided by the Skipping Stones Design site. It's a clean lines kindda sketch and I love those! Here is the sketch:
Hi again, Well, I've been resting quite a bit this week as I'm trying to get over bronchitis...but I'm slowly feeling more energetic and have actually gotten a couple of cards done. A very special woman from our church passed away recently and I wanted to make a card for her memorial service. I hate sympathy cards...and I will be so glad when our good-byes are done forever! I chose to use the sketch from the CardPatterns site for my inspiration. Here's the sketch:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Hi everyone! I have been absent for quite awhile...so sorry! But my youngest brought home a virus and now my oldest and I are fighting bronchitis. NOT fun! It's been tons of coughing and all kinds of stuff going on here so crafting has just not been on the agenda. However, the dr said that I needed to rest and that laying down makes the coughing worse. He told me to sit and rest--which, in my mind, means sit and craft! :) If I'm going to have to sit around anyway, I might as well have a bit of fun...so yesterday, I did just that! I don't have much energy so the card is clean and simple and I actually really liked how it came out. I decided to play along with the CAS-Fridays site and the Lawnscaping site. Here's the challenge pics: