Sunday, January 29, 2012

Creating Pretty Cards #7 & Color Throwdown #176

I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front lately... for anyone who noticed, and wondered why, don't worry, it's only temporary. Aside from cards that I need at the moment, all my creative time has been dedicated to My Digital Studio, working on a scrapbook for my mom's birthday. (Don't worry, she doesn't see this blog ;) I've also just had a birthday, and spent all my birthday cash on modular storage cubes from Michaels, so that took up a few long evenings to assemble them and then organize my craft area.

Anyway, things may just trickle in here slowly for the next month while I finish the digital scrapbook project, but today I have a card that I made for my Sister-in-Law's birthday this week, using Craft Project Central's sketch, the Color Throwdown and the Everyday Enchantment line from the current Sale-a-Bration... I'm stocking up on this paper, ribbon and brads, but I think I'm going to cry when I eventually run out! At least I'll have the coordinating stamp sets forever though ;)

Here are the challenges:

Monday, January 16, 2012

SQSC21 - Sweets for the Sweet

I have to admit, every time I hear that, I can't help but think of Candyman, but it applied so well to this sweet ice cream card for a sweet little girl, I had to get over myself and use it ;)I used the Stampin' Queens sketch for this one and love how it turned out... I just can't get enough of this Sweet Shoppe suite! Also for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge of ruffles/pleating, I experimented with punching the new White Waffle Paper with the eyelet border punch and then pleating it for the base of the tag.

And here are the challenges I used:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

CCMC182 Sketch Challenge

One of my best friend's had a birthday last week, and I wanted to make her card extra special, so I went all out on this sketch from Create with Connie and Mary. I also used the ColourQ challenge of Black and White, with one other color, but when I started blogging today, discovered I was a few hours too late to post there... oh well...

And here's the sketch:

SFF122311 and Mojo Monday 221

With the last of my Christmas gatherings, I had cards to make, but got behind on posting them, so I'm just going to do a two in one post here to finish up with Christmas posts...

When I saw this sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday, I knew instantly what it would look like, and I love how it turned out...

From this:

And the Mojo Monday sketch which I'm a little less happy with the outcome, but I still like it...

From this sketch: