Friday, September 30, 2011

CDAC progressive challenge 1 part 3

Better late than never seems to be my mantra of late. I think I may need to break out of this before it becomes a habit. This is the third part of the first CDAC progressive challenge. Confused? Head over there and check it out, it was really fun! The image is from Just Inklined and was given to the participants to use. I "antiqued" the card with distress ink. The ribbon looks really droopy in the picture and it's actually not too bad. The background paper is a combination of stash and DCWV. The stamp is from K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween stamp set. It's a mix and match set that can be used for all the fall holidays plus some.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shopping our Stash

Better late than never, right? The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to NOT color anything. You could ink in color, use printed paper, etc., just no coloring. I used a stamp I've had for so long I don't even know where I got it. The ink is Martha Stewart. All of the paper pieces were from my stash so they were odd sizes and I ended up with a little larger white border than I thought I would, but it worked out. This is the first time I've tried to pleat ribbon on a card (need a little more practice). This card is for a friend who had a rough day today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Super simple Simply Sunday

The current challenge at Getting Cricky is to make a Halloween project. I used the design from Joy at Joy's Life to make this really quick Post-it Note holder (these are the for real, super sticky ones). The stamps are from Kristal's
Fall-O-ween stamps. They are really versatile and I will be using them to make several more of these for some of my teacher friends. I love the little bat! The bat paper is Recollections by DCWV and the solid is from the DCWV fall solid stack (don't remember the name. The black paper is from Colorbok. The oranges don't match too well, but they do look better IRL than in the picture. The notes were on clearance at Walmart over the summer. I used my Nesties to cut the circles and inked all of the edges with Martha Stewart black ink. There is foam tape between the layers for more dimension. I used Scor tape to attach the Post-its to keep it securely in the holder.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MAG Challenge

The MAG challenge by the page this week was page 43 from the Forever Young cartridge. I have this one, yea! I went out of my comfort zone as far as colors this week. I don't use green a lot in my cards. The paper led this card. It is all from a DCWV mat stack. Unfortunately the cover is gone and I don't remember the name. All of the printed paper came from the same stack. The blue piece that the sentiment is stamped on is DCWV also. The black is Recollections. The green pieces on the top are cut from the same piece the dress is from. The girl is cut at 3 1/2". The circle behind her is a Nestabilities die that I embossed. I put Stickles on the dots to add some more glitter. The sentiment is from the K Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends stamp set. I'm glad I was able to participate this week!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CDAC progressive challenge Part 2b

This card is for the second part of the CDAC progressive challenge. The cute digi is by Linda Tieu at Tortagialla. It was colored with Promarkers. I used a Nestabilities die to cut around her and left it on while I inked the edges. It leaves that nice white frame around the image. The papers are from Recollections and DCWV. The star glitter and beads were from the Art Co. Michael's had them on clearance a couple of weeks ago so I stocked up. I used gold spray, also from Art Co., on her. It was a lesson learned. Never assume that two bottles of spray will work the same way, even if they're from the same company. Thankfully I was able to wipe some of the mess off without too much damage. The sentiment is from the K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts stamp set.

Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky

The current challenge at Getting Cricky was to make a "winged thing". I used the Paisley cartridge to cut the cute little bee. It's cut at 3 1/2". The stamp is from K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts set. I find myself going back to that particular set quite often. The patterned paper is a mix of K and Company, DCWV and some random pack I picked up at Tuesday Morning. There may be some Colorbok in there as well. The circles were cut with Nestabilities scalloped circle. Oh, the bling is from Creative Charms (thanks to Kristal's Ustream!). I'm also entering this into the Shopping our Stash challenge as it qualifies (the bling is new but I didn't buy it, the rest is stash stuff.)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's challenge

Elizabeth Mae's is a relatively new challenge blog. She has come really cute digi's that make great cards. This week the challenge was to bling up your project. I used one of the Alex digis available on the site. I colored her with Promarkers. The patterned paper is from K and Co. The vellum is from Memory Makers. The buttons and ribbon are from Walmart. The bling is I-rock bling. The sentiment is a K Andrew designs art stamp. I stamped it with Momento black ink and punched it out with a MS scalloped circle punch. The red was punched with a Fiskar's circle punch. I used Stickles around the sentiment for more sparkle.

Karber Challenge

This week's challenge at Karber Challenges was to do a project depicting hobbies and leisure activities. I used the Leslie with a coffee cup digi for my card. The background papers are from the appropriately named Latte mat stack from DCWV. She was colored with Promarkers. A nice relaxing warm drink at the end of a long day is a great thing. The card is A2 size. The twine is Martha Stewart.

Monday, September 5, 2011

CDAC progressive challenge #1 part 2

This card is for the second round of the first progressive challenge at CDAC. The image is from Stamp N Doodle and reminds me of my daughter when she was young. I chose one of her favorite colors to use for the card. She's gone through phases but there were, and still are, times when she loved purple. That being said, there always had to be pink in the mix somewhere, which is why the backpack is the way it is. The image is colored with ProMarkers. I got the paper from my stash and the buttons and ribbon are from Walmart.