Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Botday!

With all the little boys in my life, I always gravitate to the fun sets like these, and won't let them go when they retire... this one was for my 8 year old's friend and is super cute, just like the kid it was made for :)

I can't get enough of the Honeycomb embossing folder or the awesome Coredinations papers!

Challenges I used:

Pals Paper Arts - (see sketch below)
Hand Stamped Sentiments - (see colors below)
Fab 'n Funky - 1 image, 2 patterned papers (1 I "made"), 3 embellishments (ribbon, gear punches, metal brad)
A Gem of  a Challenge - Distress it!
Ladybug Crafts - Card for a child or teen
Daring Cardmaker - Child's Play

Monday, April 8, 2013

REAL Clean And Simple!

I have a lot of trouble with keeping cards Clean and Simple, even if that's my original plan... but this one, I did manage :) I can't remember the last time I made a card with only one layer! To make the background, I used the Distressed Dots with markers to stripe the dots.

The challenges I used:

Unscripted Sketches - (see sketch below)
The Color Room - (see palette below)
The ABC Challenge - K is for Kraft
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday!
Southern Girls - Make Like a Zebra
Card Makin Mamas - No Patterned Paper
Dutch Dare - Birthday Fun

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Oh Hello Spring!

Here's one of the cards I did with my Stamp Club girls this week, using the beautiful Tea for Two DSP and the Oh, Hello and Collage Curios stamp sets. I LOVE vintage cards, but often they take too long for a club nights, especially the flower using the Creped Filter Paper. This one was perfect though, and I loved seeing the varieties some of the girls did, by playing with the stamps and sponging a little differently than I did... it's always great when they inspire me with new takes on my cards :)

The challenges I used:

Pile it On - Handmade Flowers
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - (see sketch below)
DRS Designs - Paper Flowers
Ribbon Carousel - Showers and Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Flowers
Dynamic Duo - Deep Pink and One other color
SUOnly Challenges - Spring is in the Air!

Monday, April 1, 2013

My Favorite Lego Card Yet!

My Lego obsessed (but really, how many boys AREN'T, lol!), nephew just turned 10, and I wanted to make the coolest Lego Card I could. I figured a Basic Black background and black heat embossed sentiment would really make the colors POP, and after making and placing my "lego blocks" I decided a colorful background for the sentiment would tie it all together. I used markers to make a rainbow of dots on the Distressed Dots stamp, which will DEFINITELY be used again this way for a fun background paper! (see photo below card). All in all, a bright, super-fun card for a deserving boy :)

The challenges I used for this card:

Card Makin Mamas - No patterned paper
Charisma Cardz - Happy Birthday
Southern Girls - The Kids are Alright
AUD Sentiments - For a Child
Dutch Dare - Clean and Simple