Saturday, January 2, 2010

I'm On A Roll!

The sketch inspiration for this card came from Nikki over at A Spoon Full of Sugar (#82), and let me tell you it was a fun sketch! The Crafty Creations Challenge was to make the New Year glitter, so I added some stickles to the pretty present on my card. Simon Says..."PARTY", and you don't have to tell me that one more than once!

All of the paper/sticker/letter elements I used on the card came from Studio 8's Birthday Collection. I got it all from Kindred Collections Scrapbooking. The iridescent sequins are from Prima and the brads are from my stash.

Looking Ahead to Valentine's Day...

That's right, Walmart has put out their boxes of heart-shaped candies so I figured I might as well jump on the Valentine's Day bandwagon!

The sketch inspiration for this card comes from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #50. I used the metallic tree from Colorbok's Friendly Forest rubons for the 2 Red Bananas tree challenge. That Hearts Aflutter sparkle card stock is from Friskars Cloud 9 Designs Sweetheart Collection. Not sure you can see it sparkling in this photo!

Happy Birthday 2010!

Please excuse my long holiday absence, things just get out of control here when all the kids are home to celebrate!!

I created this card using Andrea's sketch (Christmas and Birthday Cards #52) for inspiration. It also meets the criteria for the Belli Challenge #81, which was to use tags, and the Crazy 4 Challenges polka dots challenge.

I wish everyone the best in 2010 and here's to hoping I can get cards posted regularly again!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm card, five challenges

Finally...some time & some mojo and a new card! The hustle of the holidays has started and while I thought I'd have some time to create over Thanksgiving, that obviously just did not happen. But, I got some inspiration from the Sweet Sunday sketch and am excited to be back in the game!

This card meets the criteria for two color challenges, Color Throwdown #71 & the Cupcake Craft Challenge. I followed the Peachy Keen recipe (my Stampin' Up Merry Moments DSP has stripes & dots, I used the scalloped border punch, and my stamped image is from Stampin Up's Event Full set)and used a charm like Simon Says!

Monday, November 16, 2009

One Card...Seven Challenges

That's right...SEVEN challenges! OK, well three of the challenge blogs I play at are looking for digital images & just look at this cute guy I found on Dawn Moore's Lost in Paper Scraps site!! Adorable, huh? He lets me play along with the Papertake Weekly & Cupcake Craft Challenge this week, as well as the weekly challenge over at the CardMaker message board (where the colors to go along with a digital image are red, green & brown). Cute Card Thursday's challenge was to use glitter, Crafty Creations challenge was to use snow, and the Belli Challenge was to use a Christmas embellishment. Oh, and last but not least because without the sketch what would my card be...I got my inspiration from Karin's sketch at Just Christmas & Birthday Cards.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

One Stop Cute Card

The layout inspiration for this card came from Card Positioning Systems #140. Cute Card Thursday's challenge was to use primary, yellow & blue. My blue isn't the traditional primary blue, but I really like the sky blue & sunny yellow summer theme. Sort of my "last hurrah" for the season! One Stop Craft challenge is a card for kids and I think this one is appropriate for kids of all ages. I mean, who doesn't like to catch fireflies??

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Simon Says Our Creative Bananas

Simon Says, "Give Thanks" this week, while there's a color challenge at 2 Red Bananas...use red, yellow, orange & brown. The layout inspiration came from the Stamps and Smiles sketch at Our Creative Corner.