Sunday, February 22, 2009

Caardvarks Kraft Challenge

The Caardvarks Crew has challenge the readers of their blog to craft with kraft - paper that is. So here is my card:

I used a Stampin' Up tree on Kraft paper (Colorbox Ink) - a little fussy cutting and some pasting onto cardstock; some added embellishment (with Prima and Making Memories blossoms, MM border and alphas, and Kaiser Scrapbook pearls) and there you have it. I used corrugated cardboard for the card base and decorated the inside as well. The sentiment is computer-generated. Thanks for taking a look :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Big Announcement

Yay - I'm super excited to announce the 365 Cards DT! Thanks to Vicky Cook, Kristie Larsen, Sophie Schoenhentz-J├ęgo, Gloria Stengel, Amy Tsuruta, and Tammy Wark for joining me on this journey!!!

Take a moment to stop by their blogs - there's a lot of fabulous stuff in there that will no doubt inspire you to start making some cards.

Today we announced a kick-off challenge - make your own card box. You can post a link to your blog with a photo of yours to share with all the other 365ers who are getting ready to fill those boxes with some cards.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Card and Some Goodies

Here is a card for Kazan's Sketch 20, at 2 Sketches 4 You. I was so excited about a package I got in the mail today, that I had to use it immediately to create a card. The package contained these new embossing folders for my Cuttlebug:

And I used two of them to create this card:

I used some paper from My Mind's Eye, pearls from Kaiser Scrapbook, and Offray ribbon. The sentiment is a clear stamp from Studio g.

If you haven't had a chance to check out my new challenge blog 365 Cards, now is a great time to check it out since we'll be announcing the Design Team and a fun kick-off challenge on the 21st.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

And a card...

This is from Laura's Sketch 19 at 2 Sketches 4 You. I started out planning on making a valentine - and this is what it turned into. I used paper from the Basic Grey Sugared line, some bling, and a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up.

It has been a crazy week, and today is the last day to get apps in for my DT search at 365 Cards. I have received lots of applications, and I cannot wait to review them. I've already been blog hopping, and I'm seriously impressed!

By the way - thanks for all the sweet comments about my handsome hubby on the previous post. I was a very lucky winner on the first day of the giveaway - woo hoo!

And one more thing - if you haven't had a chance to check out SNR's Card-iverse, stop by here and join in the fun. There are some great challenges in celebration of Valentine's Day, and some fabulous prizes to go along with. I also shared a tutorial for a card that I think you might enjoy. So check it out and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Eye Candy for Blog Candy

Over at 2 Sketches 4 You, in honor of Valentine's Day, Laura and Kazan are giving away a lovely prize every day randomly to anyone who shares a link to their blog with a photo of their eye candy. Well, I'm sure he'll disagree, but my husband is my very own eye candy. In my opinion, a picture does not do him justice, but here is a favorite of mine:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

SNR Card Universe

I am so excited to share this news from Scrapbook News and Review. As a staffer there, I found a warm and fun community that is geared towards scrapbookers/card makers/digi scrapbookers/altered artists of all skill levels. So here's the news:

Love making cards? Love stamping? Love talking and learning about making cards? So do we!! Scrapbook News and Review is thrilled to present an entire universe created just for you!! The SNR Card Universe is built with the card maker in mind, and has resources you have only dreamed of having at your finger tips! Resources that include:

Sketch Vault: We have included an entire gallery dedicated to card sketches.

Video Archive: We have pages and pages of card making videos already cataloged for your viewing pleasure. We have gathered videos from all over the web into one easy to navigate collection...and we would love to add yours, too.

Tutorial Library: We have gathered a huge list of fun and exciting tutorials for you to try.

Blog Roll: Our Blog Roll is divided into Sketch Sites, Challenge Blogs, and Card Making Blogs for easy navigation.

Event Calendar: Want to know what is going on in the Card Making world with a single glance? Here's your source.

Forums: Ever wish there was a forum just for card makers? Well, now there is! Come visit with us, discuss your passion, and make new friends! We can't wait to meet you!

The hottest new online Magazine is launching the hottest new online card making community...and you are invited!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Caardvarks Heart Challenge

Here's my card for the latest Caardvarks challenge...

I cut out paisley shapes from Basic Grey's Phoebe line, ran them through my Cuttlebug, turned them over and put them together to make a heart. The sentiment is cut from Cosmo Cricket paper, and there's some ribbon and bling to finish it off. The challenge runs until Feb. 17th, so there's plenty of time if you want to join in the fun!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Card and its Imperfections

So here is my card for Kazan's sketch #19 at 2 Sketches 4 You.

If you've been to my blog before, you may have noticed that I try to do a close-up shot to provide better detail in the photograph. This time when I looked at the close-up, I noticed that the ribbon had already begun to fray a bit, and the sticker in the corner looks worn in places. But I think that's what makes a handmade card special - it's not perfect, and the beauty and sentiment still come across to the receiver.

Today is actually my birthday, and it has been a wonderful day. I treated myself to a Cuttlebug, which I used to create the embossing effect on the blue card stock. The gingham paper, blossoms and button are all Making Memories Chloe's Closet. The journal sticker is Colorbok Friendly Forest, and the sentiment is a rub-on. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tag, You're It!

Yikes - I've been tagged! So, here is my 6th picture in my 6th folder...

This is my beautiful 5 year-old daughter when she was 2, being silly. She loved being wrapped up like a burrito. She would unwrap herself immediately and ask us to wrap her up again!

So now I believe that I need to tag 6 more people, and here they are:


I'll be posting more cards this week!
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