Thursday, January 29, 2009
Since I got through the first challenge without much pondering, I thought I'd try the challenge from the CPS blog. For this one, the rose paper is from Joanns and the bling is from my stash. I scraplifted the hearts edges from SusieB. Be sure to check out her website; tons of awesome cards and great ideas. I used liquid glass on the hearts of the M dollar stamp (from last year). This is a pretty simple card.
Today's card is from 2S4Y challenge. I love the little house mouse characters, here is an easter one!! The purple heart and pearls are from my stash and the ribbon is from M. I used DMC floss to create the "balloon". I also pulled out an old pair of scissors to edge the purple cardstock. The words are computer generated and the stamp is aligned afterwards. I used pop up dots on the border with the rbbon and the heart balloon.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I wanted to make a few more birthday cards...here is one of them :) This cute little house mouse stamp is one of my fav's. I regret coloring the bow/ribbon in green, in retrospect, I should have colored it pink, oh well... I added some bling and ribbon. The patterned paper is from Joanns. I really like the Bazzill Bling paper (from M)!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Since I had recently missed a day in January, I was determined to not miss another. I am full of guilt...I posted a card I made a couple of weeks ago that I didn't like...the love bug card. You will see that it is no longer posted. The truth is...I had an MRI done yesturday and took a sedative to ease the fear of being clausterphobic!! I was pretty much out of it for the rest of the day so I carefully went through my cards and selected one that I hadn't posted...now you know why. Anyways, to make up for that terrible card, I made this one in place of it....lol.
Monday, January 26, 2009
For today's card, I picked the challenge from Sketch and Stash. I wanted to use this stamp...the saying is so cute!! I used lots of pink, from polka dots to gingham. I embellished with buttons and ribbon. I even used glitter (a big surprise, right?). This stamp is Fluffles from Stampendous, another 40% off purchase from a while ago.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I thought I'd get some more QUICK v-day cards done. I used that cute little house mouse stamp again. I really need to invest in some more v-day themed stamps...try convincing my husband of that...lol!! Besides the Joann's paper, I used glitter and liquid glass. The fabric heart was from my stash and I used that great scalloped edge punch from MS. I also managed to use some of the heart rain dots that I won as blog candy :)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I am very disappointed with myself...I managed to keep up with the card a day for 23 consecutive days. However, I am not a QUITTER...so, here is my next card of the day. Very plain, bought this paper when I crossed the border into New York. I have decided the paper selecton is much better at Joanns than at Michaels. The words are computer generated and I used my MS edge punch. I dropped my camera on the carpet yesturday and it didn't work afterwards :( After searching the wonderful internet, I found others with the same problem and their solution fixed it...sort of...lol. So this is why you will notice a rounded edge on all my pics...the lens is not aligned, but it still takes pictures :) I am sorry this card is so simple but I thought it turned out anyhow.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
With keeping my promise...no more bee cards. This Changito Monkey from Stampendous is absolutely adorable and it was love at first sight....helps that M had 40% off...lol. I embossed the green with the swirls CB folder and the words are computer generated. The ribbon is from WM and the brads from my stash. I was in "liquid glass" withdrawal so I found a spot to decorate with it...the leaves :) I hope to own a few more of these monkey stamps in the near future...
I promise this is the last card for this adorable bee stamp (for a while anyways!!). I saw a few weeks ago a challenge to make a non traditional v-day card (no pink or red), so this is where my inspiration came from. I embossed the dark purple background with the CB hearts folder and added LOTS of glitter. I doodled a bit and that is about it...the ribbon and skittles are from M. I used some purple bazzill bling paper and my MS heart border punch!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I needed more v-day cards and since I absolutely love this little bee...why not keep going. I stumbled upon a martha stewart heart border punch and had to give it a try! The hearts were from CM heart punch. I used 2 CB folders - swiss dots and vines. The ribbon was a gift from my aunt and I used a fair bit of bling and glitter. Finished the card off with a cute little red button.
I know it's technically the 21st...but I have a good reason for being late...that camera is still not charged. I wonder who to blame (not me!!). Anyhow...I absolutely love this little bee. The challenge I followed for this card is for the blog Mojo Monday. All the paper and ribbon is from M. The metal corners are from my stash. The bling is from Crafts Etc and I added some glitter too :) This and yesturday's card is SusieB inspired from the cricut message board. Be sure to check out her great website.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I am sure a few of you are wondering why I changed my card of the day for the 19th...well it was not a very nice card!! So, to replace it, I kept with the theme of the bee for my mother's sake. This little stamp is from stampendous "bee wings". I used my cuttlebug for the the hearts background. The words are computer generated and I added glitter and bling for dimension. More pictures to come...my camera's battery was not charged, so I borrowed my nanny's...lol. NEW PICTURES ARE POSTED!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The challenge over at CPS this week is to choose any challenge from previous weeks. I used CPS sketch #29. For this card I used "Just buzzin' by!" from Penny Black. I have a new love for purple so this was my goal of this card...lots of purple! The embossed purple cardstock is from a paper pack and the bling cardstock is from Bazzill. The skittles are from M. I also used liquid glass on the bee, hedgie's eye and the leaves at the bottom left. I glittered the centre of the flowers...yes even the little one in the bottom right!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This card was for Friday's Sketchers Blog. The paper is from the Christmas Pack at WM. The ribbon and stars are from M. The cut star is 1.5 inches; used BB cartridge. The stamp is from my aunt's collection. The wire, star brad and metal corners are from my stash. I really enjoyed making this card, the colours are bright and cheerful.
This card was inspired by the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. For this specific chalenge all you needed was any penny black stamp and dots of some kind. I have 7 layers of cardstock/patterned paper on this card! All paper is from costco and M. The buttons are also from M. No cricut or cuttlebug on this card :( The stamp is from Penny Black "hook, line and sinker". The words "I was fishing for love...and caught you" are computer generated using Microsoft Publisher. I really like the color combo in this card.
In keeping with my personal challenge of making more valentine's day cards...here is another one for my pile. It has no cricut cuts or cuttlebug embossing but I did use my scor-pal. The stamp, paper and ribbon are from M and the heart rain dots are from the blog candy I won :)