Thursday, April 30, 2009

365 Cards:Caught up for April!! & Belli Challenge!

I am finally caught up for the entire month today!! I had skipped day #47- the Pop-Up card. I actually tried it and was amazed at how EASY it was!! I also made my card for today's challenge. We were to use a leaf somewhere on our cards. I used this hummingbird image and I used some glitter stuff on the center of the flowers to add a little interest. I also used a jumbo brad to complete the challenge on Belli Blog I actually have a larger brad but it was too big! LOL



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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

365 Cards Day #60

Today's challenge on 365 Cards was to create a card using the sentiment "what". I hope this one counts! I printed out "What's Up Cupcake" on my computer and created this little row of cupcakes using Studio G stamps. I also got my color scheme from this ribbon that I bought at Michael's for $1. When I got home, I noticed that it was labeled for Christmas and thought that it should have been cheaper! LOL Anyway, here it is:

I just noticed how simple it is! LOL> Maybe I'll add some more to it later! LOL

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

365 Cards- All Caught Up! Days #57, 58, and 59

I am finally caught up for this week! I thought I was going to end up getting too far behind. Here are the cards (commentary will follow each card):

Today's Challenge (Day #59):

We had to make a "Miss You" card. I dont have a stamp with that sentiment and no printer ink so I decided to combine this with Mommysavers Use It Up #2 challenge (again) and I used 1 piece of lace, 2 pieces of ribbon, 3 handwritten words, and 4 "skittles"

Day #58:

This challenge was to create a card with a fish on it. This was hard for me because I insisted I was going to use a fishy stamp that I have never used. Well, when looking for something for my "Miss You" card, I came across this Seahorse and "Thank You" sentiment. I then found a piece of Cuttlebugged paper with this wave design and completed the card.

Day #57:


This is "Super Sketchy Sunday"s entry. I tried to make it look kinda like a bandana. I also used some more "skittles" on this one...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Money Saving Monday and TPE challenge

Today's Money Saving Monday tip is: FREE IMAGES
You can find free images on packaging that you are throwing in the trash or recycling bin! I was about to throw away the box to these baby cereal bars (like Nutra-Grain bars) and I noticed that the cute little bee might fit in my circle punch. I tried it out and it worked! I combined this with this weeks TPE sketch challenge and it's very simple but I think it's also very cute. This one will be donated to ABC Women's Clinic. Thanks for looking!!




Sunday, April 26, 2009

ATCs and Class Treats

Sadly, I have not done my 365 challenge for today. I am not really inspired by sketches so I kinda put it off for tomorrow. On the other hand, I have been working! My camera is now in Camera Heaven. I dropped it yersterday trying to take a photo of my class treats and I broke the lens mechanism. I had a Cannon Power Shot and I LOVE it! It was my second one. So tomorrow will be another trip to the bank so that I can replace it. Unfortunately, I have to dip into my trip money for the summer :( Anyway, I borrowed my sister's camera to take today's photos:

At Mommysavers, we are having an ATC swap. There is no theme so I thought I'd use some new Studio G stamps I bought the other day at Michael's. They were scrapbook themed and I thought that, although they are the CUTEST, I wouldn't get much use out of them. SO I was glad to be able to use them for this. I am not sure if I like them or not.... I used the Studio G set for all of the stamping. I stamped the base with three of the stamps (the glue bottle, a tag, and scissors images) I then stamped the "create" and cut it out. I also stamped the scrapbook image and cut it out. I typed and printed the "ready, set," in Courier font on my computer. I CuttleBugged my black paper (2x3) with the Swiss dots folder. I then decided that a flower would be cute and the button shaped brads were kind of crafty so I used them for the centers. I glued it all together and this is what I got:

Also, I broke my camera to photograph the class treats I made for my sons Pre-K class. They raised almost $400 for the MDA!! They had thier Hop-A-Thon on Friday but I have been having eye troubles and couldn't drive to see it. So I am sending these little treats tomorrow. I used my favorite Stampin' Up set that I own, "Very Punny" to make these little circles and attached them to the scallops. It is all scrap paper and I used Green Galore ink to stamp the images. Again, I do not like this camera. It is hard to see the image. It says "Hoppy for you" (Hop A Thon- Hoppy for you)I used glue dots to attach them to Reece's Cups. I also tied the bag with a ribbon when I was done :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

365 Cards Day #56- See through Saturday

Today's challenge on 365 cards was to use acetate on our cards. Also, on Mommysavers Use It challenge #2, we were to use 3 things that we hoard using the first item 1 time, the second item 2 times and the third item 3 times. I used my acetate (1), clippies (2), and chipboard alphas (3). Here is my little boy birthday card:

I am thinking of pulling my lion up and moving him to the right a little to balance the card a little. I got the acetate in one of those grab bags from Big Lots with $100 worth of stuff for $12!

Friday, April 24, 2009

365 Cards Day #55- Card Recipe

Today's challenge on 365 is to create a card using a recipe that we were given. Here is the recipe:
5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers

I, of course had to play with my Cuttlebug some more and I used the Swiss Dots folder on the base and the Paisley folder on the heart. I used my Martha Stewart lace punch on the patterned paper and some gold alpha stickers for the sentiment and 3 green jewels. Here is what I "cooked up":

Thursday, April 23, 2009

365 Cards Day #54- Recycled Elements

I was really excited when I saw that today's challenge on 365 cards was to use recycled elements. I wanted to do something different than what I had already done so I decided to do something I had seen before. I used an old acetate box that some really long cards came in. I cut it down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I decorated the outside to coordinate with the inside. I would have made all 6 cards with Bellas but its really hard to stamp her because I still dont have a large acrylic block... So, I used my BRAND NEW CUTTLEBUG!!!! and cut some ribbons and also embossed the pink strips. I only had a small piece of pink sheer ribbon left so I made a little purse handle for the box to finish it. I also paper pieced Bellas dress on the front with the same patterned paper as the cards. Here is my creation:

I also forgot to post yesterday that my youngest ds and I made this "Go Diego, Go" piggy bank out of an old Juicy Juicy container to celebrate Earth Day yesterday (my computer was acting CRAZY yesterday!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day!!

As promised, I have a big post for Earth Day! I had more planned but didn't have time to get it all done. Maybe I'll add some of the other things to my next Money Saving Monday. I went through my scrap paper today and put some of my patterned scraps into envelopes with coordinating solid scraps and then got to work creating as many cards as possible. I used white CS as my base and the rest is all scrap paper. I created 15 cards!! I have a million more scraps and plan to do more cards in the coming days to reduce my scrap pile! I will probably make some more baby cards to donate to the local crisis pregnancy center. I am still trying to collect 100 cards to take! Here's what I made:

365 Cards Day #53- Fun With Fruit

Today's challenge on 365 cards was Fun With Fruit. We had to incorporate fruit into the design. I started with a cherry and ended up with a House Mouse. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted until I started! LOL. I have also been working on Earth Day cards today so I have been busy. Here is my fruity card:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

365 Cards Day #52- Tuesday's Trio and #51

Today was another "Tuesday Trio" on 365 cards. The requirements were to use Brad, Blossom, and Circle. I used circles cut from circle patterned paper as my BG and then I added my Bella image and 2 primas with a brad and I used a rub-on for the sentiment. I have been falling behind a bit on 365 so I need to get to work catching up. I may edit this post later to add the other cards.... we'll see... Anyway, check tomorrow because I am planning on doing a big post to celebrate Earth Day!
Here's my card:

This is a little blurry because its inside- Day #51: