Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Haunting

It was Kazan's turn this week to provide a sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You, and I decided that I needed to do a Halloween card. I was able to use some scraps of paper for this - I love coming across an old pattern that I haven't used in a long time and finding a place for it on a new card design. I have a great week planned for my girls in honor of Halloween, so I'm feeling pretty festive with this card. So have safe and fun Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hello Pop-Up Card

AKA - Laura's sketch #11 at 2 Sketches 4 You. This week Laura and the DT used pop-up cards, and although it wasn't necessary to do one, after my last experiment with the pop-up idea I was anxious to try it again. I am really, really happy with how it turned out. I love Basic Grey, especially the Urban Prairie line, so that's where the paper and some of the embellishments came from.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blog of the Week and October Crop

First, I have to acknowledge a wonderful blog - Caardvarks. They have wonderful challenges and the their galleries are full of amazing projects, so it is a must see. I was immediately inspired last week to participate by creating a pop-up card. I was so pleased with the result, that I'll be giving that another try very soon.

Also this week, over at Scrap 4 Life there is a week-long Fall crop, and if you have been feeling unmotivated lately, then this is the place for you. You'll get all the support and inspiration you need.

I hope to participate in the weekly 2 Sketches 4 You challenge, but it's going to be a busy week. Although I am very proud to say that my card for last week's sketch made it into the Fab5 - woo hoo!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Do you like a good RAK?

Then check out this lovely lady's blog and pass on the word and a sweet treat might be yours...


Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Merry Christmas 3D

So, I found another fabulous cardmaking site, with a really cool challenge. Over at Caardvarks, the challenge is to create a project with scoring as a major part of the design. So I made a 3D card - always wanted to try this but never got around to it. This could not have been a better opportunity. I took 3 pictures to show how I made it three-dimensional, and I used a bone tool to score the cardstock to create all the folds. It's a bit time-consuming, but the end result is well worth the trouble! Thanks Caardvarks - I'll definitely be playing along in the future!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

With Love

Another week, another sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. Thanks, Kazan for another great sketch...

I used papers from Heidi Grace, and I glittered some chipboard. The flower/brad is also Heidi Grace.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My many cards

I just realized that I never posted any of my cards from last weekend's crop, so here are some of my favorites...

Blog of the Week

Well, since I began my blogging adventure, I have come to discover all the many wonderful bloggers and scrappy sites out there, so I think it's time to start acknowledging them. I plan to post a new blog or website each week and share why I think you should check it out, too.

This week it only seems fitting to start with 2 Sketches 4 You, since I am certain that I will be participating in their weekly sketch challenge, which begins tomorrow (Oct. 13). Kazan and Laura at 2S4Y always post great sketches, and their design team provides wonderful inspiration. Check them out and try out a sketch!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For Baby

I finally got a chance to sit down and do Carla's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I needed to make a card for a friend who just had her baby girl, so this was a perfect opportunity to try out the wonderful sketch. Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


So, I have tons of cards to post from a fabulous weekend of cropping, but I wanted to get this one posted ASAP. This is another great sketch from Laura at 2 Sketches 4You. I knew immediately what I wanted to do, and this is the result of my inspiration...

Friday, October 3, 2008

World Card Making Day!

I'm really excited about this big event since I will most definitely be participating. Tomorrow (Oct 4th) there will be challenges on scrappy sites all over the place. I will post my creations over the weekend!
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