Monday, November 24, 2008

Ho Ho Ho!

I was feeling very festive with this card for Kazan's sketch #14 at 2 Sketches 4 You. I used black and white cardstock from Making Memories, K & Company stickers, and some jewels (not sure where they're from). I also glittered some chipboard to make the belt.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Caardvarks "Me So Corny" Challenge

So this week, the inspiration for the challenge was this photo:

And here's my card:

I was at the craft store yesterday, and I saw this paper from Heidi Grace Designs, and I knew that it would be perfect for this card. I used a sanding block to create the distressed look and since I'm all about glitter, I used some Making Memories glitter stickers for the 'You'. Check out the Corny gallery here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's Hip to be Square

I went with lots of sharp angles on this card based on this week's bonus sketch from DT member Kristen at 2 Sketches 4 You. It's my sister's birthday in a couple of weeks, and she loves purple, so this card was made especially for her.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What I learned this week...

and Laura's sketch #13.

Here's what I learned:

So when my husband got me a Moolatte from DQ last week, it was yummy, but I couldn't finish it. I discovered that I really enjoyed it even after it sat in the freezer for two days.

I also learned how to make the perfect envelopes using my Cricut. I was making 3x3 cards and I needed envelopes to match - I love them!!

And now my card for 2 Sketches 4 You. I finally bought some acrylic squares and cut one down to create a window on my card. I used a mirror image of the sketch and here's what I came up with:

I used Christmas papers from My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey. The sentiments on the outside and inside are from Stampin' Up rubber stamps.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Six Candles

My beautiful niece is turning 6 this month, so of course I had to make her a birthday card, and this is what I came up with. I love glitter!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Glittery Greeting

For Kazan's Sketch 13 at 2 Sketches 4 You, I decided to mix red and blue. Some products I used: Making Memories trinket pins, American Crafts ribbon, October Afternoon paper, and a Stampin' Up button. The glitter is my favorite part. I did an upclose shot, because it's hard to see the contrast between the 2 reds from the picture I took outdoors.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekly Blog Shout Out

So, I realized today that I have completely neglected to honor another super cool blog/website. It is time to recognize Catherine and her fabulous blog Your Memories By Design. It's wonderful and inspirational place to hang out. I started stalking the site about a month ago, and I check in daily now, and you should think about checking it out, too!! Tomorrow is another sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You, and you know I'll be participating!!!

BTW - If you know of a fabulous blog or website that you think I should check out and mention here, drop me a comment - have a great week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blog Candy!!!

No, not from me...although maybe sometime I will have to do that.

If you go to Ann's blog over at Creative Antics you can leave a comment and get your name in a random drawing. Go on over there no later than Nov. 14th and check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Laura's Sketch 12

I think this is one of my favorites - I don't always know what a card is going to look like when it's finished, and that's how this card was. I started out with the background and I wanted to try out a Cricut cartridge I haven't really used much yet (to create the flowers, stems and vases), and it grew from there. The background paper is Scenic Route, and the message is a Basic Grey transfer (Urban Prairie). I used Colorbox ink around the edges and you might notice the glittery pink cardstock used to create the center of the coneflowers.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monogram Card AKA Initial Reaction

Well, I think I'm getting this one in just under the wire. Over at Caardvarks, the latest challenge is to use a monogram or initial, which in my case would be an M. I'd like to thank my Cricut for cutting a perfect M for my card. I used Scenic Route paper, embellished with jewels, Colorbox ink, and ribbon. I used embossing tools from Stampin' Up to create texture on the cream paper. The stars across the top are from a punch. Thanks for looking!
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