Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunshine in my soul

I love the sentiment used on this card. Love it.  
I'm not really sure what occasion this card would be appropriate for but alas....
 I entered this card into a couple of challenges. 
The colors are from the Color Throwdown color challenge.

The layout was inspired by the sketch at Wee Memories.
 I just put the scallops on the bottom instead of the top.

I had fun experimenting with ribbon as you can tell :). 

A splash of purple

Its Play Date Cafe time! 
I really love how this card turned out. That rose stamp from PTI is so pretty and inspiring.

 This might not be a secret but I love using doilies.

This weeks challenge was to use black, white, and a splash of purple. I guess I took the inspiration picture literally.... 

 I colored the rose with Copic markers, I think it has a vintage, worn look. I like it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Another clean and simple card, from me?!
Sorry for the less than optimal picture, i'll see if I can spiff it up a bit soon.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A little Glam a little Shabby Chic a lot of girlie-ness


 I linked this card to a couple of challenges for this week.
Moxie Fab World's "Gray is the new black"  challenge was to use the color gray in an innovative way. 
I don't ordinarily use gray a whole lot, but I really do like the look and i'm definitely going to do it again.

The other challenge was a Wee Memories challenge to use ribbon. Now thats a challenge I can handle. :)
I even used two different types of ribbon, the pink seam binding ribbon, and the black pompom trim ribbon.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Something different, something fun!

I know, this card it totally different than what you usually see here on my blog, but you know what? I like it. And I had fun making it.

I took me a few days to wrap my head around the color scheme at Moxie Fab World, but I think i got it.
I did have to really DIG though my stash though.

I followed the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. Sadly, it is their final sketch challenge.

Overall I'm really happy with how it turned out. You might just see more cards like this in the future.

one challenging masculine card

Now this card was a challenge. 
The sketch was straight from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge
No kidding, the ladies at WMSC don't take the word "Challenge" lightly. ;)
But hey, thats the whole point of a Challenge Blog, right?

 The colors are inspired by the Curtain Call color challenge.
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These colors were also challenging for me. 
If that wasn't enough I also decided to make it masculine. 
I'm not sure I really love it, but here it is anyway. I might have another go at both these challenges if I get an extra minute (or 90).

Light and Bright

Can I just say that I love this card? I do.
The challenge was to use white and or cream and only one additional color. 

 I used my Cricut Expression again to cut out the cream colored doily looking shape that the flower is sitting on. I love that blue flower, I only had 1 blue one in my jar. So sad, but i'm making progress in the hoarding department!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hey There!

I made this card for a couple of challenges. The color inspiration was from ColourQ challenge #68
The sketch is from Mojo Monday's  sketch challenge
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 I love how bright and cheerful this card is. We've had nothing but gray skies and snow...yuk!


Three more cards inspired by 1 Moxie Fab collor challenge.

 On this card I tried a technique iv'e seen, for the first time. I love how it turned out. Altough don't let me fool you, that x-acto knife and I had to fight it out.

The challenge if you haven't guessed it yet was the Pretty Pastel color challenge.

I couldn't stop layering on this one. Can you tell? I got to use a bunch of goodies though, like WMS music background stamp, border punches, spellbinders die, lace, buttons...ect
I used ink and my heat tool to age the edges of the paper. If you try this be very careful not to keep the heat tool in one place too long... It might catch fire. But you know that don't you.
The cricut did all the work cutting out the card base for this one. I love that shape so much.
 The punny valentine images are from a sheet of patterned paper I found at Hobby Lobby (or Michaels?) a while ago.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pink, and adventures in style.

I've been on a roll lately, i'm telling you I'm loving the challenges out there. They really inspire me to create in ways I would probably not have thought of on my own. So here are two completely different cards inspired by the same color challenge.

This card was all made with 1 sheet of patterned paper. I just cut out elements I really liked and added them back on with dimensional adhesive.

The pallette for these cards was inspired by Moxie Fab World, this one is the Monochromatic challenge.
Thats right, pink x3. Sweet.

For this card I used a couple different papers from the Sweet Stack by DCWV (I used the smaller mat stack size)
I love the rick rack on the edge of the card.
I've really been experimenting with my style of creating latley. (I'm sure you've noticed!) I don't know that I have a "style" thats just me. I really like so many different techniques and trends...I do know that I like feminine. Girly and glittery :) And vintage/retro. Whether its bold like my "Love you forever" card or soft and shabby like these cards, I created it and its me.


This romantic valentine was inspired by the color challenge at CR84FN.

I used my cricut to cut out that decorative heart, then I glittered it. Its hard to capture clear glitter, can you see it?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Birthday Banner card

I finally broke into my PTI "library ledger" patterned paper....I love love love that aqua polka dot paper. Love it.  I don't know why I dread cutting into paper I love, I mean thats what its for right?
This card was made for one of my favorite challenges, The Play Date Cafe.

Its hard to tell that theres any demention in the straight on picture...
I'm really loving that PTI banner set, its so much fun.

Bright Spot

This card was inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge.