I sat down to a clean desk and now it's covered with supplies. Oh how I dread the clean up. I am working on some g.c.d Studios projects for next month's "spotlight". I kept thinking June was months away and now it's only one day. Eeek!! I wanted to try a few challenges out there in blogland so I pulled some Piggy Tales out to make this.
I used this photo from The Play Date Cafe:
Julie's color palette is so delightful! I love the photos she offered to inspire and had to use a flower myself on this card. I received this Basic Grey set a few months ago and never inked it up so today seemed like the best time to finally use it. I love their stamps! I was not sure my Pale Plum ink was adhering to the stamp and when I smooched it on the cardstock with only one try I was really pleased. I figured I would have to try it a few times to figure the amount of ink I needed to apply, but no. It was perfect (to me) on the first try. I need to get some more Basic Grey sets now. I like them so!
After making only one card, I was tired and decided to call it quits for the day. Maybe tomorrow I can conquer some more challenges. Time to kick back. I'll clean up tomorrow. :-)
Okay enough of my rambling about AI. I know you aren't here to read my opinion on it. So without further adieu...my card for tonight is a friend card for Play Date Cafe featuring Mona Pendleton's color palette of pale yellow, light green, and pink. I love her creations and find her incredibly talented! I am a day late to play a long with the challenge but the colors were so pretty I couldn't pass it up. :-)
I used Cardabilities sketch:
which I completely adore! I think the sketch is beautiful in black and white. Also, there's a DT call that looks very compelling. :-) Be sure to check it out! The current DT have some fabulous cards based off this 3rd sketch so pop on over to see!
That's it for me this evening. Good night! Off to watch Janet Jackson and Joe Cocker finish the show and then the big reveal.
Another reason to celebrate here in Virginia is the fabulous weather we have which allows us to access all the amazing parks, bike trails, and enjoy the sun's rays shining on us.
I have lots of friends and family birthdays this Summer and never seem to have enough cards made so I decided to make one last night as I watched DWTS and AI. Yep, I am flipper. I switched back and forth even though I taped AI, I couldn't resist seeing and hearing the songs selected for the last night of competition. Does anyone else get caught up in this madness? I truthfully try and resist but I always cave in and watch the "buzz" shows. I didn't finish it so I woke up this morning and completed it.
Okay but on to my card.
and these are the challenges I made this card for:
Mission to Create's #17 challenge- beads: tiny pink beads on scallops, brown: scallop edge paper,distressing: edges inked and sprayed with Glimmer Mist, decorative edge paper: brown scallop paper, vintage item: ticket
The Shabby Tea Room-pink polka dots
Little Red Wagon-birthday
Okay off to work now. I wanted to get there earlier but it was a late start for me. Lots of cleaning to do. Have a great day!
I used two Cutting Cafe' printable stamp sets: Birthday Fun and Assorted Colored Birthday Celebration Background.
My card is based on Card Patterns #65 sketch. I rotated the middle strip from left to right instead top to bottom. What a challenge this sketch was for me! I was stumped on how to do the four corners and this idea to wrap the floss just seemed to tie the card together for me. This is also for the Dare U 2 Digi challenge this week which is one for the boys.
Hope you had a fabulous Saturday! I need to wrap my nephew's gift.
I bought the We R Memory Keepers "Old Glory Collection" because I like the patriotic polka dot/stripe/star papers. One is a cool red bandanna print which I didn't use tonight, but will real soon. They had lots of fun embellishments to match but I was able to restrain myself and just buy a stamp set. What a great deal the set was .99 cents. Couldn't resist.
My card is based on Card Patterns sketch #64. I used patriotic colors for the JUGS challenge this week. I stamped then cut out the USA and used pop dots to give dimension which is for Your Next Stamp challenge. The flag was cut from a piece of pattern paper and I used a tooth pick which I inked with Close to Cocoa. I made the border using a star punch. I cut off the points to make the pennant edge. I stitched with some light blue thread and distressed the entire card. Finally, I added twine and red rhinestones to accent.
Okay my bed is awaiting me. Another busy day tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
1 Set of 2 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 1 to 36 -- Unsorted
The Got Coffee winner is #25 :
This is great for my sister and a bunch of my friends that are coffee lovers. Thanks fosr the chance to win this neat set.
May 11, 2010 3:03 PM
The Coffee Cup Shaped Card winner is#3
Cute, cute, cute!
May 9, 2010 7:26 PM
Anyhow, on to my card. I used Card Patterns latest sketch:
Also incorporated The Shabby Tea Room's challenge to use chipboard and the City Crafter Challenge blog to use pink with a hint of green. Heather Jensen is the hostess for this week and I love her cards! I finally got my hands on The Girl's Paperie paper and could not wait to use it. It's pure shabby goodness! I used a little ink on the edges of my card to blend the papers but they are distressed/aged perfectly. I love the soft colors and the patterns of cottage roses are beautiful. The ribbon on this card is American Crafts which I also just picked up. The heart chipboard, brad, pearl strand and flowers are older items I incorporated because I must use what I have before buying new. Or so I keep telling myself. :-) Off to watch a little TV. Have a great evening!
I am excited to share with you today my "Just Add Coffee" cup card featuring The Cutting Cafe' files: Got Coffee? and Coffee Cup shaped card. Shaped cards are so fun to make and I always get compliments when I give one because it's not a standard rectangle.
I printed the coffee cup on pattern paper, cut it out, and inked the edges. I painted a chipboard letter with white paint and then punched an orange circle to back it on. I added orange trim, spelled "for" with tiny alphas, and placed rhinestones to jazz it up a bit. Finally I printed my sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed to size, punched a hole to make it a tag, and hung from handle.
The best part is you can win the Got Coffee set:
or the coffee cup template with matching envelope.
Just leave me a comment on this post and you will be entered to win! I will select two random winners on Saturday, May 15th and announce right here on my blog the names of the winners, so be sure to check back!
Supplies: Bazzill swiss dot green and Wausau white cardstock, Scenic Route pattern paper, Cutting Cafe sentiment, Prima flowers, Wilton flower stamens, American Crafts button, DMC white floss, and ribbon from craft supply.
Card is based on Card Patterns sketch #62.
Peace, prayers, and blessings.
I used The Cutting Cafe Colored Mini Polka Dot backgrounds and Gift Card Holder set for my sentiment.
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My inspiration: the quilt's stripes and florals.
I stitched a tad and distressed the edges with Sahara Sand ink to give a "homey" feeling. I sprayed the entire card with TA's Old Lace to give some glimmer.
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First- The Cutting Cafe' is celebrating the day with a buy 1 get one free or BOGO deal! If you have been waiting to get that digital file, now's the time to do it! And there are no limits on the amount you can get! Wahoo! Sweet deal for all! I love the new All Occasion Banner printable stamp set. But hurry because the sale ends tonight at midnight PST.
And now for a card I made using the 2S4Y sketch. More Webster's Pages. I seem to be on a Webster's Pages love lately but that's fine by me. The paper is so unbelievably gorgeous and the quality is superb!
I rotated the sketch to create this:
The crochet flower is made by a friend, Jennifer Pingitore. I have been holding onto these beauties and am finally releasing one for this card. Thank you Jennifer!
Okay off to get a few errands done so I can create away tonight! Have a great day!