Thursday, April 23, 2009

Card Patterns #11

I liked this Card Patterns sketch and loved the journal element on the sketch.  I've never purchased from etsy before, but am seriously considering an order.  I just love what the design team has done with all of the tags from Paper Pixie.  I'm afraid I tilted my "tag" element too much but my daughter actually commented on my card this morning and she rarely makes a comment.  I think it's the amethyst & black combo.  We both love it.  Anyway, the card is pretty straight forward, but once I get some journal tags of my own, I think I'll come back to this sketch.  I really like it.  Did I already say that?

CS: CTMH; White Daisy, Black, Amethyst   DP: CTMH; Amethyst B&T   Stamp: CTMH; Friendship Alaphet   Ribbon: Dollar Store   Punch: SU; Scallop   EK Success: Circle

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yikes, even more blog candy...

Ok, what's up with those women in the UK?  Bev has over 600 followers on her blog and 200,000 hits.  I'm speechless.  And she also has amazing blog candy to give away.  Congratulations Bev.

The most incredible blog candy ever.....

Debbie from Passion For Crafts has hit her 1 year blog anniversary and has had 62,000 hits.  Wow! So she is celebrating with an incredible give away.  Which I would love to win.  Congratulations Debbie on your successful 1st year.

CPS 112

I made 6 sets of notecards for administrative assistant day and didn't take a single picture.  What was I thinking?  Anyway I used this old Making Memories Maddi Paisley paper for one of the sets.  My husband requested "fun" paper and I think this color combo is FUN. So it was still out when I tried this card.  With the rain today, I decided to use umbrellas instead of circles, but I still stayed true to the CPS sketch.

CS: CTMH: Taffy, Baby Pink, Sinkiss Yellow, White Daisy    Ink: CTMH; Black, White Daisy   Stamp: CTMH; Treasure Life, Thoughtful Seasons  Ribbon: Michaels  Button: Basic Grey  Floss: DMC  Eyelet: WalMart

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

OCC Sketch Challenge - April 11

I gave this Our Creative Corner sketch a try and once again it's not quite as I imagined.  But that's ok.  It was fun to work with this sketch.

CS: CTMH; White Daisy, Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue  Unknown Green    Stamp: PTI; Remember   Ink:  PTI; Spring Moss   CTMH; Heavenly Blue, Black    Ribbon: Michaels   Punch: SU Scallop, EK Success Circle

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CPS 111

Well, I wish I had a Cuttlebug for this card.  It could really use some dry embossing on the stark white.  That's on my wishlist. Someday.  I loved this CPS sketch and I think I'll try it again and stay close to the sketch next time.  

Birthday Card to Try & Win Some Blog Candy

It's Vicki's Blog Birthday and she's giving away Blog Candy if you make a birthday card and link to her blog.  Sounds like fun so here's my card with my favorite color combo.  I just love Blush, Baby Pink & Sweet Leaf.  All supplies are CTMH.

Stamp: Thoughtful Seasons, Heartfelt   Ink: Blush, Sweet Leaf  CS: White Daisy, Blush, Baby Pink, Sweet Leaf  Flower: Baby Pink  RicRac: White Daisy  Buttons: Baby Pink, Key Lime  Sassy Strands: Baby Pink 

Card Patterns #10

This was a fun looking sketch from Card Patterns but my oval and circle plans didn't quite work out.  So, instead I have a rectangle and strip.  Still easy and fun to put together.

Stamp: Our Daily Bread Design; You Are the Potter    Ink: CTMH; Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, Unknown Purple, Blending Pen  CS:  CTMH; Colonial White, Bamboo, Chocolate   Ribbon: CTMH; Chocolate Grosgrain   Button: CTMH    Edge Distresser: CTMH

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CPS 110

I made the CPS sketch vertical instead of horizontal and made  a bookmark that can be taken off.  A friend of mine had a horrible week where everything that could go wrong did.  So I thought this sentiment would fit.  She's probably feeling like she's strong enough and the trials can go away.  LOL. 

CS: CTMH; White Daisy, Chocolate, Petal, Blush, Crystal Blue   Stamp: CTMH; Playful Flourishes, Treasure Life   Ink: CTMH; Chocolate   Brads: CTMH; Petal, Blush, Crystal Blue   Ribbon: CTMH; Petal Organdy, Blush Organdy, Crystal Blue Organdy  Eyelet: Unknown

Monday, April 6, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week # 3

Buttons are everywhere, and why not?  They are fun.  When I thought of doing a row of buttons for this week's color challenge, I thought of a card on p.19 of the Originals Book.  My card follows that basic design with just a few differences.

CS: CTMH; Bamboo, Taffy, Baby Pink   Stamp: CTMH; Celebrate Life   Ink: CTMH; Chocolate, Cranberry    Ribbon: CTMH; Cranberry  Buttons: CTMH; Holiday Red, Baby Pink & Gap Shorts; Peach, Beige   

Card Patterns Sketch #9

This is the first time I've tried scrunching & stitching ribbon on a card.  When I sew, the goal is to be straight and uniform.  What fun to not measure and just scrunch away.  I'll definitely try this again.  

CS: CTMH; White Daisy, Baby Pink   Stamp: CTMH; Card Commentary, Thoughtful Seasons   Ink: CTMH; Blush, Buttercup, Heavenly Blue   Ribbon: CTMH; Blush Organdy, Buttercup Organdy, Heavenly Blue Organdy