Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TGF CHA Challenge Day 3

This is little Toby Cub from The Greeting Farm. Isn't he the cutest thing you've ever seen?? He makes me smile! This card is for the TGF CHA Challenge Day 3. The paper is "Baby Muffin Man" from American Crafts. I colored Toby with my colored pencils and OMS. I distressed the edges with SU Close to Cocoa. I cannot for the life of me remember where I got the brads or ribbon...sorry. This card was a little different for me because it's not all straight lines. I chose to tipsy him a little because he's all wobbly and I just thought it fit so well. Something new for sure! I hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed making this card! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Brick Wall Card

This is a brick wall card that I made for a challenge in Card Makin' Mamas on CafeMom. The tutorial for the card can be found HERE. The stamp I used is Cherry Blossom by Rubber Stampede. The papers are g.c.d. studio's Soft Vines, Bo Bunny's Paris Blossoms, and s.e.i.'s Chocolat. I colored the image using copics and distressed the image using SU's Close to Cocoa. The "bricks" are inked using copics. The flowers are from Prima and the white pearl stickers are from Martha Stewart. I hope you like it, it was super fun to make...though a bit time-consuming!

TGF CHA Challenge Day 2

This is Charolotte from The Greeting Farm. She is for the TGA CHA Challenge Day 2. The paper is "Baby Girl" Dots/Light Pink Paper from the wild asparagus line by My Mind's Eye. I colored her with a variety of markers, including copics. I think this image is just too cute! Don't you just love her?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

TGF CHA Challenge

The Greeting Farm is giving away a FREE digi starting today and lasting all week. BUT...in order to get each free digi, you have to create something with today's free digi and post it in their gallery by the deadline. Each time you meet a deadline, you get the next day's digi! If you complete all of them, you get an extra free digi at the end!!!  
This is the card I made with Monday's free digi, Mer Ian. Isn't he the cutest??? 
Hurry and get over to TGF to play!!!



Sunday, January 17, 2010

CuppyCakes!

I have finished January birthday cards and mailed them all off. I finished all of the February birthday cards too and they are ready to be mailed. This is my first birthday card for March and it's featuring cuppycakes!!! It is a really simple card, but I just love the way it turned out. The blue and brown together is really pretty! I think this may be a Stamping Bella image, but I'm not entirely sure as I received it in an image swap. I, of course, gave them both chocolate frosting because I've had chocolate on the brain lately. Don't they look scrumptious?? Yum! Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed the card. Thank you for stopping by. I need to try to do another "writing" blog entry soon. So much to do, so little time!

Love Is In The Air

As with most holidays, Valentine's Day is already here in most stores across town. For crafters, this is a good thing. We have to have this stuff in advance in order to get the cards out on time, right?! Right. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day and for several challenges on Cafemom, I made some Valentine Day cards that I'd like to share with you. The first one was a sketch challenge from the Cute Critters Club. I chose a House Mouse stamp. I really like the way it turned out, but I'm not so thrilled with the photo. No matter what I did, you can't see the words on the charm. It says "Love" of course, but still.













This next card was for a challenge in Card Makin' Mommas. I believe it's called an easel card. I think it's super cute, though it would be much more convenient if it was bigger (for envelope purposes). I chose House Mouse again just because it is such a darn cute image.

















This next card I made using a stamped image that I received in an image swap. To be honest, I cannot remember who gave it to me or what it's called. I really like how the card turned out though. I think it's my favorite.













This last card is so simple and yet so very beautiful in person. I loved the paper so much that I used it as the main focus of the card. It was fun to play with. I made a couple of them with images, but I really prefer these without an image.














Well...that's all I'll post for you today. I've made a ton of Valentine Day cards! It's really time for me to get focused on birthday cards! There are over 100 to send out this year!
I hope you enjoyed looking. Thank you for stopping by!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Long Cold Winter

I have some cards I'd like to share with you today. They are fairly simple, but I am proud of them none-the-less. Around the halfway point of my long winter break from school I got extremely cabin-feverish. With the cold, the snow, and not really having a reason to leave the house I was simply too bored. So, I asked my boys if they wanted me to make their Valentine Day cards for school this year. Surprisingly enough, they were very enthusiastic about the idea. I gathered up all of my "lovey-dovey" type stamps and allowed them each to choose two images. I made 12 of each card for a total of 48 cards. Phew!
Jaden, my oldest, chose Changito Pair and lovey Huggabugg. I couldn't decide if I liked the dots on the lovey huggabugg spaced further apart or close together, so I did 6 of each there.













Jordan, my youngest, chose Monica Romances by House Mouse and the mouse from Happy Heart Day by Stampin' Up.
 












My personal favorites are the Changitos and the House Mouse. I love how those two turned out! I hope you like them! I think I'll be doing this every year for awhile. The kids were so excited and I was happy to have something to do!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Birthdays! Lots of Birthdays!

It is one of my goals this year to try to send everyone a birthday card. So far, I'm all done with January birthdays and now I'm moving on to February birthdays. It will be interesting to see how it is to keep up with all these birthdays once school starts! Wish me luck!
I made this card for the current sketch challenge in Cute Critters Club at Cafemom. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and the image is from Stamping Bella. I hope you like her!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spring On My Mind

Spring has definitely been on my mind lately. I'm just about done with all of this cold weather and snow. One of my favorite stamps is Daisy by Elisabeth Bell from Sugar Nellie Stamps. It is definitely a stamp that makes me think of spring! She is just too cute and too fun to color. I enjoy making cards with her. Here are a couple that I've done using Daisy. Enjoy!

















Sunday, January 3, 2010

3D Butterfly ATC Card


This card started as a challenge to make an ATC card. For those of you who don't know, ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. Evidently these are quite popular in the crafting community. Anyway, I had never made one, so I thought I'd give it a try. This first picture is the ATC. I photographed it on a black background. The butterfly is from K&Company's Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Butterflies Die-Cut Paper. I layered two of them to create the 3D look. The antennae are made from coiled metal. I placed three rhinestones on the butterfly's body.
This next photo is the ATC after I've turned it into a card. I really just felt like this needed to be made into a card. Once the ATC challenge was completed, I did just that! I like how it turned out. It's one of my favorites and I keep it in my craft room. The doodles are done with a glitter pen.


I hope you've enjoyed seeing my card. It was one I truly enjoyed making. Thanks for stopping by!