Saturday, May 30, 2009

365 Cards Days #86 and #91

Today's challenge was to create a card with everything close to the center. I used this Dustin Pike image and a Studio G stamp to create this simple but fun card. It also qualifies for mini crop challenge to create something inspired by the word "laugh"

On day #86, the challenge was to create a card inspired by grapes. I knew I had SOMETHING in my stash that was "grapey" but couldn't think of what it was. I finally came across this grape paper and created this purple and black "grape" card.

Friday, May 29, 2009

365 Cards Days #89 and 90

Today's challenge on 365 cards was to create a card using two colors. I also had to make a monochromatic card for the mini crop. I used the colors black and grey.
Day #90:

Yesterday's challenge was to create a card inspired by a watermelon. My two favorite stamps both have watermelons on them so this was easier :)
Day #89:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

365 Cards Day #88- Quite a Pair!

Today's challenge on 365 cards was another one of those "??" challenges that sparks something in me and makes me thankful for Pam and the team! I was to create a card for an anniversary or engagement, NO wedding. Well, almost everyone I am in contact with is married already. BUT this challenge caused me to remember that a beautiful couple I know is going to be celebrating thier one year anniversary very soon! They are a lot of fun and I knew exactly which image and typed sentiment I wanted to use! I got this image from a RAK and I wasn't sure when I'd use it. I love how it turned out!!

The wonderful Sara (finkerdoodles) sent me my very first bottle of stickles! I used them on the heart brad in the center of the flower and also on the bouquet. I also added a little piece of bling to her hair-do!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

365 Crads Day #87

Today's challenge on 365 cards was to create a card and use the word "eye" somewhere on it. At first I was lost! Then I thought about the fact that I wanted to make more "praying for you" cards to send to people and decided to search for the perfet Bible verse. Psalm 121 was it!

Here's the verse:

I lift up my eyes to the hills- Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip -
He who watches over you will not slumber;
Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you
The LORD is your shade at your right hand;
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm -
He will watch over your life;
The LORD will watch over your coming and going
Both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121

Here's My Card:

Monday, May 25, 2009

More cards, more cards.. lol

Visit Stampin' Out Alzheimers

Okay, I'm trying to catch up and I am still falling behind. lol. I am at least trying to stay up to date though. I have to find something "grapish" to complete today's challenge. In the meantime, I am posting everything that I finished. My problem is that the rain has prevented me from getting good photos so I had to scan them. Here they are:

Day #83: Make it Match- match the envie to the card. I made another coffee card for this challenge.

Day #84: Card Recipe-
1 3x3 card
1 flower
1 brad
1 piece of ribbon
1 stamped sentiment

Day #85: Super Sketchy Sunday-

Thursday, May 21, 2009

365 Cards #72 and #74

I was at a loss trying to do todays challenge so I decided to work on catching up. I completed challenges #72 and #74.
#72: Musical Monday- Incorporate Music Notes. I used my Cuttle Bug to cut out the music notes and used some card candy that I recieved in a swap last year.

#74: Handwritten Sentiment- I hand wrote in the little word bubble.

I also made this little owl card also using the card candy from last year.

I wanted to introduce my idea. I took a basket from the Dollar Tree and I started throwing in little items that I have recieved as RAKs or that I find in my cabinet and think that they need to be used soon. I call this my "Use This Now" basket!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

365 Cards Days #73, 75, 78, 80, and 81

Yeah, I'm all mixed up today! LOL! I worked on the challenges that inspired me today and then maybe tomorrow I can finish them and be caught up once again!

Day #81 (today)- Use 5 squares. I used 2 squares on the stamped image and mat. One square for my patterned paper piece, and 2 square brads.

#80- Use plaid. I was playing with these new stamps I bartered with a friend for. I used plaid ribbon to complete this challenge.

#78- Sketch. I used another of those cute bees to create this sketch inspired card.

#75- Coffee. I used some images I got in a swap a LONG time ago!

#73- Circle, Scallop, Bling- Easy Peasy. I used a circle embellie that my friend sent me. It was already complete with bling on the little heart. I added some scalloped border and ribbon to finish it off.

Monday, May 18, 2009

365 Cards Day #79- Monday's Manufacturer

My trip was FANTASTIC!! I learned lots of new stuff to take back to work with me in the Fall! I also had lots of fun goofing off! We spent each evening at the beach and a restaurant. Lots of "girl time" like a grown up Slumber Party!
Here is me with my Award:

Also, Saturday was Shawn's First Holy Communion. This was a big deal and he reveled in his celebrity status for the day! Here is the best picture I could have ever taken:

Today's challenge was to create a card using a majority of the items from your favorite manufacturer. I am really starting to love many different man. but my favorite is still Stampin' Up! I hear PTI is great but I haven't tried it yet! I used all SU products except for the ribbon. I have no clue where that came from. I recieved everything else as a RAK from my great friend Jess!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Last Post until Saturday!

I am excited, nervous, and a little sad to leave tomorrow. I have never been away from my kids for more than overnight so this is hard. I am sure I will have lots of fun and I'm really worried about them missing me! I don't want them to be sad.

Anyway, I finished up a few things that needed to be done before the end of the week and here they are:
365 Cards Day #71:
This is the card I will give Shawn on Saturday in celebration of his First Holy Communion. He really loves this picture and wants one for his room so I thought he would love this as an image on his card.

I also needed to make small gifts for the other children in Shawn's class and his Sunday School Teacher. I decided to make prayer journals. There are 7 boys and 1 girl. I forgot to take a picture of the one girl one I made but these are the boy ones (I will be posting a tutorial when I get back). Also, I made his teacher a Post It Note Center with matching pen.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

365 Cards Day #70 and Sunday School Goodies

Today's challenge on 365 cards was an ad inspired challenge. The ad is beautiful. My card is so-so. lol. I am not sure about it. I used three different squares of the same patterned paper to create a quilted look on the bottom panel. Then I hand cut the stamped images and matted them with a circle from my punch. I added some lace and called it a day. I think it needs something else...


I also finished two covered notepads for Jacob's Sunday school teachers and some little peppermint patty treats for his classmates. Tomorrow is the last day of Sunday School until next school year. Shawn's First Communion is on the 16th so I will make something for his teacher and classmates sometime before then. I will be gone from Tues-Fri though! I am still getting the hang of this camera so the first picture is kind of foggy and the others are scans

ONE MORE THING: I am wanting to buy this stamp set that was used on the peppermint patties. It is called "All Gods Children" and is a retired Stampin' Up! set. If you know someone who is selling it, PLEASE let me know!! I really love this set. I got these images from an online friend a while ago.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Use It! Challenge #9

This week's Use It! Challenge was a REALLY fun one! I think that's why I went ahead and did it. I needed something for my Pre-K son's Sunday school teachers and I thought that these covered notepads would be perfect. This one is for the assistant who is a 14 year old girl. I think that she will like this.
1. Color challenge: PINK, BLACK, WHITE
Not as much white as I was envisioning but I like it. I immediately thought of these stickers when I saw this color combo!
I used all three of these on my book. I used ribbon to tie it shut. I made a scalloped border for the edge and a scalloped circle showcases my monogram. I used TONS of bling. I had a set of bling stickers that said "Bride" and had a heart and a martini glass. I cut the blings apart and decorated the scalloped circle, my lady's hat, and her bags.
3. Pattern: POLKA DOTS, BABY!
I wanted more polka dots but just didnt have anywhere to put them! I used dotted ribbon and use my bling to create dots on the scallop. I also used my Crop-A-Dile to create "dots" in my scalloped border. Did I mention that I used my "Swiss Dots" CuttleBug folder on the monogram circle?
4. D.I.Y.: aka 'do it yourself'
I completely made the border on this book. I used my corner punch to make the scallops and my Crop-A-Dile to create the circles cut out of the border.


365 Cards Day #69

Dontcha LOVE it when you have NO idea what you are going to do for a challenge and you totally outdo yourself?? That's what happened today! The 365 challenge for today was to make a graduation card. Since I had already made the only two that I need this year, I was trying to think creatively. THEN I remembered that my son would actually be "graduating" from Pre-K. I went in search of a great image and found this stamp that I havent really gotten much use out of. I then switched up patterned papers several times before settling on these two patterns. I used the 2 sketches for you sketch as a base but didnt follow it so I am not submitting the card for that challenge. I made the grad hat from black paper, a brad, and an altered piece of fiber. I used rubons that are AGES old for my sentiment and that's about it. I really LOVE this card though!



MY LITTLE GRAD-TO-BE (He got to put our first bag of recyclables in the new main stream recycling truck at his school today!)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Catching Up Again!

I had to play catch up again on 365 cards! I am leaving for my trip to St Simon's on Tuesday so I hope to keep up until then and then play catch up once more when I get back on Sunday! I also mananged to get my Use It! challenge card done while working on these.

Today's challenge #68- I WANT CANDY- I have had this song stuck in my head ALL morning! LOL I used a candy image from a Studio G set. I used my CuttleBug to add some dimension to my cardstock and used patterned paper as my main background.

Challenge #67- THINK PINK- I used my new Dustin Pike image on this one! As soon as I saw the image I knew I would use my coveted Ms.Elizabeth sprinkles paper! I wish i had bought more when they had it at Dollar Tree! I love this pattern!

Use It! and 365 Challenge #66- YOU ARE THERE I AM HERE- I accidently wrote it the other way when I wrote the sentiment. LOL. I also combined this with my Use It! Challenge. We were to use a flower- check, a piece of metal- my CuttleBugged aluminum can! (thanks MXD for the idea!)- check, and fibers- check

Challenge #65- MOTHER'S DAY CARD- I made this one to give to the ABC Women's Clinic. If I finish the cards by Monday, I could present it with the cards. I may just mail it to them with a little "thank you" and maybe a couple $$.

Challenge #64- SKETCH- Very simple card. I used faux stitching on this. It also qualifies for the Mommysavers crop challenge to include stitching.

BTW: To all 365ers, I cannot comment on many blogs anymore because my computer seems to go crazy when I get on blogs. It jumps to Internet Explorer (I use AOL as my server) and then it keeps opening the blog endlessly until I hit ctrl/alt/del and shut down the entire computer. I have never had these problems on my old computer! Aggh! I will still try to view and comment but I may not be able to do many before I have this problem again! Sorry!! Thanks for all of your great comments too!