Wednesday, March 31, 2010
So, the challenge here was to make a card using the phrase "Hang in there." I did, ha haha ha. I've has this stamp for a few months now, and never used it, so I thought I'd build a card around him. sooooooo cute! I also had these tiny scraps of shimmery, sheer blue ribbon, and I thought they matched perfectly! Ok, off to make more!!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Recipes for a card? Seriously? ok so here's the list? 5x5 card, 3 circles, 2 squares, ribbon, sentiment of your choice. Ok let's make sure I got it. So, the Hibiscus print paper is 5 x 5. Check. 3 yellow circles with flip flops on them. Check. 2 squares and the girl and the one above her with the sun in it, outlined with blue, check. Ribbon is the straps on the flip flops, check. The sentiment of my choice is the little sun that says "Here comes the sun." Check!!!! Yeay, recipe complete! Yeay me! I can follow a recipe, oh wait, I'm a baker, I follow recipes all the time.... damn. ha ha ha Time to go watch the UFC fights! Go Carwin and GSP!!!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
OK, so 365 really set forth a challenge today. We had to have at least 8 elements, not counting the background, that had to overlap or touch with at least 2 other elements on the card. Now, after processing this for a bit, and rolling it over in my brain for a few minutes, I think that I got my mind wrapped around what I was supposed to do. So I stamped the train tracks on some satin ribbon and called that element one.... creative huh? so that I could make everything touch at least that as one contact. ha ha ha! sweet! Then I stamped and cut out each train car and the engine and the caboose. Overlapped them with each other as I attached them, sweet! Then...... in each car there is 2 sets of Easter eggs or gifts, so I think I got it covered! Yeay me! ha ha ha So I can't count, but I'm sure I have enough elements to get it covered! Then I added the Easter grass and the puffs of smoke for my sentiment and called 'er a day! See y'all soon!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Seriously? 365 Cards today wants us to make our own embellishments..... specifically, a brad. I can barely make these cards, let alone making my own embellishments to put on it... so.... hummm..... (scratches head) OK, I got it... I took a plain brad... put versamark ink on it... dunked itin gold embossing powder, then heated it.... holy crap those little things get HOT!!!! wow.... OK, no likie. Hummm.... more versamark, and green this time.... hot hot hot hot hot!!!! yeowza! ok, I'm liking it... now what do I do with it? Looks like the center of a flower, how un-origional of me... oh well... guess I should go full tilt with this thing and make my own flower too, oh scallop punch, where are you??? Got it out... and...ummm... why did I think I could make my own flower? Geeze... what a card? OK... guess I just wrinkle the paper and shove this brad through it.... that sorta looks cool.... I like it... OK, I can now make my own embellishments! awesome..... think I'll just keep buying them though..... what do ya think? ha ha ha can you tell it's raining here? I'm going completely crazy! ha ha ha have a good day!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Yup, you guessed it, the challenge was to use a stencil. This is the ONLY stencil i could find! So I had to make it work.... hummm.... well I found this little sick bear and I thought, I need a few get well soon cards.... you know, like one! ha ha ha So here it is! In all of it's stenciled glory! I added a few flowers (because everyone sends flowers when you sick) and voila! Card complete. Now it's off to house cleaning... ugh... I think I'm gunna be sick! ha ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha ha haSent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Well the challenge today was to use at least 10 different patterned papers.... and since I'm on the Ward Digi DT, I figured I should use his new little 'shroom house, soooo stinkin' cute! So.... here it is!!! i used the patterned papers to make trees, then I used a chipboard key and a cute little sign that says "Happy new home" on it to complete the card! I think it's cute! hahahaha OK, I didn't do the card from yesterday, so I'm going to see what I can come up with!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Super Sketchy Sunday! Yeay! hahahaha I like doing sketches because I like to see what others come up with.... it's fun to see how very diverse an array of cards one can get from a sketch.
This is the very first Sympathy card I have ever made, and I though, gee when I'm sad, I don't want a bunch of drab colors and stuff, I want something bright and cheery. So, that's what I tried to do here. Hope you all like... Now I must go have another cup of green tea! ha ha ha TTYL
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Yup, Cotton. That's the kind of girl I am!!! hahaha I'm "sew" not someone who could make a dress, but when faced with this challenge to be inspired by cotton, the first thing I thought of was sewing a dress. Go figure.... Maybe because my mother can sew and she is going to make me a summer dress soon. Perhaps.... ha ha ha Anyways... I used Tote-ally Tess here and some stamp set that I got at JoAnne's fabric store. I decided to go black and white, and add all the little elements in color... I think it worked. The "cotton" ribbons on top I just happened to pick up on different days at Mike's not realizing I had the same patterns, just in pink and blue. ha ha ha Oh well... I think they worked well together on this card! Enjoy... one more to go!
I hope you like, now it's on to catch up with the other cards I missed this week!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Ok, so here's yesterdays card, that I didn't make until just now! ha ha ha I was on the phone with my sister telling her that I needed to make an "opposites" card for the 365 challenge, and that I didn't wanna do cats and dogs because most people seemed to be doing that (although I'm totally in love with the one by Tracey, soooooo stinking adorable, you can see it here). After her rendition of Katy Perry's "hot and cold," she suggested doing the tortoise and the hare. That's a classic set of opposites.... so I set out to scour the Internet for a pic of the tortoise and the hair. I colored this on my computer photo program and stamped the sentiment that seemed too perfect. To me, it totally looks like that rabbit is sitting on the stump saying those exact words to that poor little turtle, I guess if you've read the story you'd know that that bunny is soooo gunna eat his words! ha ha ha Ok, so now it's off to re-organize my office, I will get it done today, I swear! ha ha ha (well maybe tomorrow) Talk to you all later...
Today at 365 we had to decorate a 2x2 inch piece of card stock on our card. That is the bear! hahahah I simply embossed the s'mores on the card with iridescent ice and then tied the ribbon and voila! that's a card! hahaha Now... I get to re-arrange my office! Yeay!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This cute little sock monkey is super thankful for his Easter basket I guess.... ha ha ha Today's challenge at 365 was to paper piece a part of your image to make it pop.... I obviously paper pieced his ears! haahaha then i curled them down a bit for effect. Then I added the Easter basket, sliced a little hole in it so that I could put his hand through the handle, then I put it on a pop dot so it jumped off the page! I tried to use my lighting to make shadows so you all could see they were lifted, but I'm no photographer.
Little Evan is still super sick!!! They say it gets worse before it gets better, today he's worse, so theoretically tomorrow he should be better right? I don't know how much more I can take.... I need SOME sleep! Maybe my cards are way off the mark now, but wait until I have 2 or 3 more days of little to no sleep, then you'll really see something "special!" hahahahaha
OK have to go on a chocolate milk run! Talk to you all soon! Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Welcome Emily, thanks for Joining my Blog!!!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ok, so when I saw that today at 365 Cards was all about landscapes, I totally HAD to use this paper! soooo stinkin' cute!!! I made this into a fun little springtime thank you note by adding the tag at the top, stamping "Thank You" and the little scrolly thingies (yeah, that's a technical term) on it. I thought the little bees looked like they needed to be the banner bearers too, so I tied a little rope to the sign and attached it to the little Bees. Cute little guys huh? then for 3-D effect, i used little flowers, and attached them with brads so that the flowers popped more! Lastly, I put a little button in the rabbit's hands on top of his flower. Now, if that's not a bunny-rific landscape, I don't know what is!! hahahaha Happy Easter to everyone!!!
Now it's off to bed, as my little guy is sick yet again. Temp is 103 and he's got a cough.... kid germs are the worst, they share a lot!!! hahahah I can only imagine how it's gunna be when he starts preschool in the fall. ugh.... Night, Night....Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
That was the color scheme for the 365 card challenge today... hummm.... *scratches head*. The joke was going around about Pan's "special" coffee.... so I decided I really needed some of that stuff!!!! Oh Pam????? Shall we coffee??? Hahahaha that was my inspiration here! This is the first cup of coffee I've had in 2 whole, entire weeks!!!! yeay me for kicking the habit! But I just HAD TO HAVE A CUP to get through this challenge..... Look, it's helped! hahahah I used super dark purple paper for the background, and went with neon orange for the middle layer, finished that off with some distressed looking light blue and, voila! I had my colors, now for the hard part. My Pal image swapped me a whole bunch of these "Love you Latte" coffee cups, so I went with that, used my son's Crayola pip squeaks to add a bit of color, and used my Lovely Lilac stampin spot from SU to distress the edges of the white card stock. I've had these alphabet stickers since the dawn of time, so I figured why not actually use them for once? The blue sentiment on top actually said, "Shall we dance?" But I wasn't into dancing this morning, so I cut off the dance part and there we have it. I added a purple bow ('cause what's a card without a bow?) and sat back to see if I needed anything else...... I guess not.....
OK, now I'm off to make some breakfast..... I'm thinking french toast.... anyone with me?!?!?! See y'all tomorrow!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
But here it is anyways.... for the X's I decided to "distress" the paper, they say these things are open to interpretation!!!! So I tool a little (OK, A LOT) of artistic leeway on that! hahahaha what's a card without a ribbon too? so I added that.... other than that... it's EXACTLY like the sketch, right?????? OK, as Evan says.... "or maybe not!" I tried, that's all I can do..... now it's off to outer space for the next 365 challenge......Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Look at all the pretty springtime colors!!!! ha ha ha I HATE working with pastels, so I sorta push the envelope on how "bright" my pastels get! This card is for 2 challenges.... 365 cards today says to use multiple colors of ink on one stamp. As you can see... I did that.... twice!!! hahahaha and over at sprINKles the challenge was to use pastel colors for your card. I'm sure this is a touch bright for the pastel pallet, but this is about as close as it gets for me!!! hahahaha Well, my hubbs is finally off work for a night, so I'm off to hang out with him and watch some good 'ol "My Name is Earl." I could use a little mindless TV right now, I'm sorta burnt out this week. Hopefully Super Sketchy Sunday will revive me tomorrow! See y'all soon!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Friday, March 5, 2010
On 365 today we were supposed to do Fancy Folds! I saw this template for a pyramid, and just HAD to do it!!!! Those of you who know me, know that I'm CRAZY about Egyptian stuff!!!!! I'm constantly searching for Egyptian stamps! So if anyone has any, please let me know! Anyways, I made the Pyramid and used my favorite stamp (my only Egyptian one thanks to my Pal) to stamp on the sides of it using chocolate chip and Pacific Point. I used the "Friend. Good." stamp from the smarty pants set from SU, just because he doesn't look like he has a lot to say.... don't you agree? It's filled with my favorite Easter candy, Cadbury Mini Eggs!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for looking! Now it's a cup of tea and off to the gym...someday I'll get skinny!!!!! (After all the Cadbury Mini Eggs are gone of course) ha ha ha!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Day 3 of 365 cards calls for string art! I read that and was thinking : String art? Really? This early in the morning? But I haven't even had my tea yet?!?!?!!! OK fine!!! So here's what I came up with. I think it turned out rather well, all things considered. Ha ha ha I used 40 brads on this card, yup count 'em, 40!!! I guess I was suffering from a brad surplus, thanks Pam for curing me of that wee problem! hahahaha It was a fun card, tough to do this early in the morning, but now I face a tougher task... THE GYM!!!! ugh! Enjoy the string art!!!!!Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I think I did OK, for being a novice! ha ha ha I love the shirt on the card, and I learned to fold those long about 6th grade or so.... it was a real stretch to try and remember just how to fold them, but after a few tries, it all came rushing back to me! Whew! My card is not nearly embellished as hers is, but hey, I'm on a budget here! hahahaha When I grow up, I wanna have TWICE the supplies as Markie's Mom!!!!!
See y'all tomorrow!
Monday, March 1, 2010
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