Monday, September 27, 2010

2S4Y sketch

Sketch challenge at 2S4Y this week is shaped card. I used Nestibilities label 8. The flower is white card stock, cut 3 sizes with Cricut "George", sponged with orange around edges. The flower is secured to a scalloped punch circle with orange brad. The orange flower paper is DeJaViews that I got at Michaels 7 sheets for $1. Got to love that bargain!! Some of the white flowers on the paper are embossed. The scanner doesn't do justice to the pretty orange shade. The thinking of you stamp is PTI sentiments. I put all the layers on a 6x4, folded to 3x4 white cardstock and stamped Get Well Soon (TAC) inside with a flower (PTI sympathy set) stamped in orange on the left side. I think this is a cute little card to cheer a sick friend.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2 challenges

I am able to meet 2 challenges with 1 card today. Papertrey paperdolls (black, white, fall color) and the Saturday sketch 170 from Stamping411. First let me tell you about this black mesh background. I volunteer for the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We take donated items and resell to the public to raise money to help build homes in our county. Yesterday a contractor donated a large box of supplies. This roll of 6" wide mesh was in the box. The manager tossed the roll at me and asked what it was. Well I didn't know but immediately replied "Looks like something good for crafts," The guys all laughed at that. But take it back guys, look what I made with a piece of it. Still don't know what the mesh is for but.... The circle is the very last piece of a favorite black and white. I love red with B&W so that is the accent I chose to use. I think it looks like a fun card to send and made totally from my scrap file. (Except the white cardstock). The buttons I garnered from a large collection that came from my MIL house when she had to give up her home. I love how it turned out. Hope you do too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stamping 411 color challenge

I was so surprised when I checked Stamping 411 color challenge this week. It is pink/black/white. I had just finished this card!! I like black and pink together, I think it is so elegant and feminine. The only white is in the polka dots on the ribbon and the music vellum paper. This is another from that pack of printed vellum I found at "Dick's 5 & 10" in Branson, MO. Cool Store! I put a piece of pink swirl paper behind the vellum. The lacy edge is a Martha Stewart punch. For a little bling, I added a "diamond" center to the flower and traced Happy Birthday (from TAC) with a clear glitter pen. I found a great quote to put inside--"If I had a single flower for every times I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.~Claudia Ghandi."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This is a thank you for 2S4Y sketch by Laura. This was a fun one to do. I recently purchased the Wizard. What a fun new tool. I used the Cuttlebug argyle impression plate for the card. The printed vellum I found in "Dick's 5 & 10" store in oldtown Branson, MO. (Neat store! You could take several hours to see everything they had crammed in there.) It was a bargain--6 printed sheets for $3. The sentiment is TAC. Inside says "I'm so thankful!" also from TAC. I tied the orange button on with scrapper's floss. I think the colors give it a nice fall look too.
Oh, and another really great shop in Branson is "Scrapbooks Forever" right on the main drag. I could have stayed in there "forever" if not feeling guilty about my husband waiting so patiently outside.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I found the site: in CardMaker magazine. It has lots of sketches and ideas. This thank you card is for CPS 185. It is on rust linen cardstock. The lace punch border is Martha Stewert. The pattern paper is from The Luxury Stack. Sentiment stamp is TAC. It is all set off with brown voile ribbon and bow made with Bow Easy. Love that tool--makes perfect bows every time--in 7 different sizes.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

This is my CAS card for Paper Dolls Challenge 22 at

Stamp: borders from TAC. The flowers are then traced over with rose star & purple star gelly roll pen. Ribbon: Michaels. Gems look green but actually are pink and purple. Scor-bug used to make outlines on either side of flower borders.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wow, 2 challenges done--and its only Monday. Not because it's a holiday--I'm retired and everyday can be a holiday!! It's great!! This is for MoJo Monday challenge. It is hard to believe it is September and Christmas is fast approaching. So I decided it is time do do a Christmas theme card. I have a Holiday Bazaar the 1st of Nov so need to get busy making cards. This is on Kraft paper. The design paper is from Holiday Collection Christmas Stack--double sided so no searching for matching papers. The letters are from Cricut Storybook. The tag is cut from stencil and stamped with TAC stamp. I thought this combo looked a little country so I tied the tag on with string. Hope this brings someone a happy smile at Christmas.
I made this card yesterday. Imagine my surprise when I checked this am and found Laura's sketch 60. I guess creative minds think alike LOL! My card is dark brown cardstock with a layer of tan. That circle print is cut from the "Hemingway" papers from TAC. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the orange strip and then accented with a yellow/orange ribbon. This was the easiest challenge ever since I already had the card done.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Well better late than never. I made this card last night for the 2S4Y sketch but the glitter did not dry enough to get it scanned and posted yesterday. This is a gate fold card. I think the star paper is from Michael's, The Congrat stamp is TLC and stamped on a "banner" anchored by a red brad. I did the you're a star on the computer and then cut it out with a stencil I have. The inside is also a computer generated message.
I think it looks bright and ready for a celebration.