Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
This one is for a few challenges:
Pile It On: "Farewell to Summer"-make a goodbye, farewell, or miss you card
Paper Cutz Challenge: make a project using some kind of metal (I use brads in the center of the vellum flowers)
Alphabet Challenge Blog: "R is for Roses" (I used a rose stamp I found in my stash)
Card Patterns: I used sketch #79 for the layout of my card
Picture Perfect Creations: black, red, pink and blue
365 Cards: "Digging Deep"-use an item, not paper, that is at least 6 months old (I have had those brads and the ribbon for a while); use 2 sheets of patterned paper you have not used before (the black background paper and the pink flower paper are ones I have not yet used until today); use an embellishment you have had for a year (the vellum flowers have been in my stash for over a year, I can't believe I haven't used them before today...I love them); and use a stamp that you have had for a year but have never used (I have had this rose stamp for a while, I can't even remember when I got it, but I have never used it before).
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This is for the Jitterbuggin' sketch. This week's rules for Jitterbuggin' are to follow the sketch, make it square, put a Cricut "B" somewhere (this can be a bee or a B) and use some scraps. I made mine a 5"x5" card. I used some scraps from my stash for the squares in the background. Those were cut at 2 1/4" square. I cut the cloud at 2 3/4," I got it from Create a Critter. I used Sentimentals for the rest of the cuts. The bee is cut at 2" and "Bee Happy" is cut at 1." I used scraps for all those cuts as well. The base layer of the sentiment is the same color as the base of the card. I then doodled in the flight path of the bee and went over it with some black diamond Stickles. Enjoy and see you on Monday!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Bitten By the Bug - to use the Life is a Beach flamingo cut
Mojo Monday - sketch #153
Picture Perfect Creations - colors: concord crush, blissful bride, wild wasabi, very vanilla
Monday, August 23, 2010
My second card of the morning is a cute little card for a baby girl. This week at the Cuttlebug Spot the challenge is, "Oh baby," to make a baby themed project. I used the sketch from 2S4Y and I did some paper piecing and paper piercing, which is the challenge for today's 365 Cards. The base of the card was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then paper pieced the background. I pierced the bottom of the card to say "baby girl." I embossed a piece of vellum with the baby carriage stamp 2"x2" embossing folder. The little bear is a Sizzix die that I inked and added Stickles to the eyes and nose.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The base of this card is cut using pink polka dotted paper from the Black Currant stack by DCWV. The other two pieces of patterned paper are ones I found in my stash. I used a Martha Stewart punch around another piece of the pink paper. I then layered on a tela piece of cardstock. I stamped the teal cardstock with the Swirl with Flowers stamp by Hero Arts. I used Tsukineko Versa Magic ink in Sea Breeze to make the image blend with the cardstock. I didn't want it to stand out too much and overwhelm the focal point, my dragonfly. The "miss you" sentiment is a stamp from my stash. I stamped it with ColorBox cat's eye ink in the color Rouge. I made the dragonfly from seven different sized buttons. I used a piece of acrylic and cut the wings out. I then used a blue Sharpie marker to draw on the wings and make them look a litte better. The ribbon is from my stash.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The ballerina is cut at 4" and is from Joys of the Season. I did some doodling on her tutu and then pop dotted her on the card. The card and the embossed piece are both a light purple, which doesn't show up very well in the photo. The embossing is done in the Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls folder. I matted it with a dark brown piece of cardstock and stamped "follow your dreams" on the card with a stamp I found in my stash, didn't even know I had it. I love it when it works out like that. :)
Friday, August 20, 2010
This one is the card I actually liked. The cuts are from Pagoda, the panda is cut at 2 1/2," the branch at 1 1/2," and the flower at 1." I used the Plum Blossoms embossing folder for the cream cardstock that the panda is matted on and some ruby slipper Stickles on the flowers. The paper used as the base of the card is from the Far East stack by DCWV and the striped paper is from my stash as is the stamp. I will also be entering this into Paper Playtime's "zoo" challenge.