Monday, July 20, 2009

365 Cards Days #141 and #142 and 2s4u

Day #141- Super Sketchy Sunday

Day #142- Movie Monday- Here are the specifics:

Let the Twilight movie inspire your card: I have never seen the movie so I went with what I knew. The movie is a love story involving vampires.

Use a black card base or black background: I used black as my base and accents

patterned paper where the dominant color is red: The background patterned paper is
mostly red and the other paper has red in it.

embellish with either glitter or rhinestones: I used red rhinestones on the top right square and glitter on the black base flower

Anything else goes

This card also qualifies for 2s4u sketch #31

I decided that this card would be perfect to go along with a copy of the Twilight book or DVD. I have a friend who likes vampire movies so she may enjoy it...

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

365 Cards Days #139 and #140

Yesterday's challenge on 365 cards was to create a card using the paper PEIRCING technique. Luckily I just cleaned out my scrap stuff and found my paper piercer which had never been used. I used Cosmo Cricket paper and I don't know where the doggy stamp came from...

Today's challenge was to create a card using paint somewhere. I got out my chipboard letters that I bought at Big Lots for $1 for like 100 of them. I painted them bright green and added some sugar coated glitter. I used all scrap paper on this one!

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

365 Cards Day #138

Woot! Got this baby done early! Today's challenge on 365 cards was to create a card with a quote on it. I remembered some quotes I recieved in an image swap and went searching. I think the set is called "Funny Guy"? It has some really funny quotes. I found this quote and went searching for an image to accompany it. When I saw my poor boo-boo dragon, I thought he looked like he lost a few times. lol. I used scrap patterned paper and swiss dots embossing folder on this one.

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

365 Cards Days #136 and #137

I think that posting my cards every other day is working best for me so I may continue to do it.

Yesterday's challenge #136 on 365 cards was to create a card using the colors black, white, and red. I made one card that was stretching the rules a bit. Then I decided that I didn't like it anyway and created another one.

Today's challenge #137 was to create a card by binding something. When I saw "Bind It" as the challenge title, I thought of my newest toy, the "Bind It All"! I bought the bulk discount wires from Bonnie's Best and, as the Zutter website states, they have less rings on them than the Zutter brand so you end up with three on the end. I used those "leftovers" on my card. I adhered my patterned paper onto some salvaged cardstock and adhered hot pink paper onto the inside. I used a snowflake shaped brad on the round tag and stickles on my snowmans little heart. I also used blue and white polka dot ribbon to finish off my binding.

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

365 Cards Day #134 and #135

I did yesterday's card on time but was feeling sluggish and didn't post LOL

#134- Create a card using the sketch provided for inspiration. Something told me to make this into a sympathy card. Unfortunately, I found out today that I need it.

#135- Use a window and something clear on your card. This challenge immediately inspired me to create a shaker card. I love shaker cards but rarely make them. I have a zillion micro beads that I bought about a year ago and NEVER used.

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

365 Cards Day #133

Today I went on a wonderful retreat and met some beautiful loving women. I am really refreshed and revived. I finished this card at lightening speed. I am actually pretty happy with it!

The challenge was to create a card using "bubbles" as inspiration. Today is the last day of the 365 week so I didn't have time to do what I really wanted to do which was to create patterned paper from bubbles and paint. I decided to create a card using this Bella image from a swap. I used my 3D poster paints again on the water/bubbles and some "skittles" for the bubbles too. It needed more so I glued some punched flowers together and attached a brad to them to finish it off.

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

365 Cards Day #132

Today's challenge on 365 cards was to use this picture as inspiration! I took the colors yellow, orange, and red from the cake. I also decided to use the stars from some Independance Day patterned paper that I glued to the cardboard packaging of some juice boxes and cut out. I used my 3D poster paint again on the yellow parts of my kittys cake and I used a rub on sentiment because I have NO stamp that says "Happy Birthday". I didn't realize that until now. I NEED one! LOL Here's my card:

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

365 Cards Days #96, #105, and #131

Slowly catching up for the year! I have three more challenges and I will be caught up! YAY!

Todays challenge #131- Ad Inspired- I was inspired by a lot of elements in this ad. Mostly I needed a sketch. I decided to use the ad as my sketch. The red and white polka dots is the girls robe, the fish paper, the shower curtain. The ribbon is the rug, and the background was supposed to be white but I just thought it needed "something". I also knew that Cosmo Cricket paper was in order!

Day # 105- Song Inspired- "Rainbow Connection"- I decided to use some paper that made me think of rainbows. I love this image and I added some color to make it match the paper!

Day #96- Fun with fabric- I bought this fabric YEARS ago. I never used it. I used my spray adhesive and attached it to some cardstock and used it as my base for this floral card. I think it needs more but I don't know what (again!). I think I need to start CASEing some cards so I can get in the groove...

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lotsa New Stuff!!

Today I have a bunch of stuff to showcase!I will try to stick to the basics so my post isnt too long!
365 Cards Day # 77- Make a Note- this is an old challenge that I never completed. We were to include a "note" on the card. I used my Bind It All to create the little holes at the top and used my scissors to cut in between to make it resemble a Rolodex card.
2 Sketches 4 You- Sketch #30!
I think I am going to save this for my friend's first day of work as a "real" teacher!

365 Cards Day #129- Stitch- we were to stitch an IMAGE on our cards. I decided to use this SU image and stitch over the little faux stitched parts and the bow at the top.
Use It Challenge #17- Here are the requirements:
1- Use your newest papers. I used my new Cosmo Cricket Stack
2- There has to be a name on the card. I used my fiance's nickname
3- Use at least one button. Got three of em!
4- Use your sewing machine, if you have, or try to stitch, a tiny piece, by hand. Stitched that image!
Here it is!

365 Cards Day #130- That Tickles Me!- We were to create an amusing card. I used a $1 set to create the sentiment and an image RAK from my friend Janie to create this funny card!
Pile It On!- I didn't realize that my card yesterday didn't count for Pile it on. I thought that as long as it was a new card, it counted. Oops! So today I created this card using the necessary 3 embellishments. I used Stickles on the pink on the cake and ice cream in my image, I used 3D poster paint on the cherries, I used ribbon, and I used brads!

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

365 Cards Days #76 and #94 and extra

I have a few "old challenges" from 365 cards to post and a new one from the Pile it On challenge! I am trying to catch up for the entire year at 365 cards! Wish me luck!!

Day #94- I thought I posted this one already but I cannot find it anywhere so I am re-posting it and linking it so I can get credit at 365 for completing it. The challenge was an "ad inspired" challenge and I chose the colors and pattern from the ad.

Day # 76- I completed this one today. The challenge was to create a card with the embellishments on all four corners and only on the corners. I am also entering this one for this week's Pile It On challenge, fun challenge blog where you are encouraged to pile on the challenges!! We were to use three different embellishments. I used buttons, bling, and a sticker!

Extra!! I was looking for something to create last night and decided to color in and use this cute little cowboy. I dug through my stacks that I have been hoarding and got this cute patterned paper from the DCWV All About Boys stack!

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

365 cards Days #127 and #128

Today's challenge on 365 cards was one of my favorite... a recipe challenge!Here are the necessary ingrediants:
1 5x5 Card- check- I also embossed it with my paisley embossing folder
1 Rub-on image- check!- I used a paisley rub on I got at Big Lots forever ago
2 Buttons- check!
1 Piece of patterned paper- check! I used a scrap piece!
1 piece of ribbon - NO BOW- check!
1 Sentiment inside the card- check-It says "sometimes good things just happen to people, like when you happened to me"

Yesterday's challenge was another sketch challenge. I had it ready yesterday but it still doesn't feel "done" to me. I added stickles to my little flower but it still feels like it needs something else...

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

365 Cards Day #126, Cuttlebug Challenges, and Pile It On

Today's challenge on 365 cards was to create a card using the Patriotic colors of America... the old red, white, and blue combo! I love my flag and I love my country but this is not my favorite color combo. I decided to challenge myself and create a card that is NOT 4th of July themed. I also have been trying to use my favorite Stmpin' Up! set, Bugs and Kisses more.

I also am hoping to have this posted in time to count for the "Pile it On" challenge blog. It's a challenge blog where you combine thier challenge with at least one other challenge. This week's challenge was to use 4 buttons.

This card also qualifies for this week's challenge at Cuttle Bug Challenges. Use red, white, and blue and buttons!

Also, I would like to wish everyone a happy Independance Day! I am a proud direct descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Hart! We will not be celebrating today though. We are moving our 4th to the 5th LOL due to timing issues! Have a great day and enjoy your freedom, wherever in the world you are!!

Have a Scrappy Day!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

My Scrap Space

I was asked by "Sammie" from message board to post my scrap space. I love looking at other crafter's spaces too so I thought it would be fun to just go ahead and post it here on my blog!I still have a lot I want to get rid of and re-organize. I didn't post a picture of my counter because it has a pile of "stuff" on it right now! LOL

This is my right base cabinet. I have my ribbon in the cookie bucket and in some spaghetti/mason jars. I also have my "skittles" and mini punches on this side. I have the little bit of chipboard that I kept, mostly letters, in the paint bucket.On the bottom there is a plastic "shoebox" full of cards...

In my left base cabinet, I have my Christmas embellishments together in a box so I can work on Christmas cards, I have my Cuttle Kids and envelopes on the top shelf and my misc stamps on the bottom behind the Christmas embellies. Next to that is my box of "alterables"

In my wall cabinets, I have my brads, eyelets, and misc small items in those Craftmates containers. I have my images in the clear "crates" organizd in mini photo albums. My Stampin Up sets are stacked in here too. I also have some bins that I do not like holding my adhesives of all kinds. I am thinking of getting some more mini crates for that.

This is my cabinet that I bought at Home Depot. I LOVE this cabinet!!

This is the top of my cabinet. I have my cards in the recycled Gain boxes (40 load size)I put a small bag as a liner before putting my cards in. I also have a box of pens and pencils up there. And a scrapbook that I am working on for a friend.

This shelf is the home of my

CuttleBug and accesories (inside the Gain box- 80 load size) and the new home to my Bind It All. I am waiting to finish this box of detergent we are using now so I can keep my BIA accesories in it! LOL

Scrap paper! Solid paper on the right, patterned paper on the left...

This is where I keep my two snapware containers. I have hot glue and glue gun in one, heat gun, versamark, and embossing powder in another. My buttons are in one. Also on this shelf is my "stamnps to use now" crate, my unmounted stamps, and my embossing powders in Hefty containers.

This is the bottom shelf. I have my recycled cardboard pieces and my cardstock down here. I also have my growing collection of patterned paper "stacks" nestled in my recycled Priority mail box!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my messy space! I am hoping to get it better organized and I will re-post some updates photos when do! Please link here to show me your space!!

Have a Scrappy Day!!