Monday, November 30, 2009

KLM Angel & Dove

Today is my last day sharing in the Tuesday spot - and I'm happy to say it's because I am reviewing applications to fill that spot!! Some amazing designers are turning this into a very tough decision :)

So here's my card...well actually, it's a gift tag (are the challenge police going to cause trouble??) Oh wait, that's me, so I guess I'm safe ;)

The tag is Bazzill Basics, and I'm afraid I can't remember where the tree paper came from. The ribbon is May Arts, which I was fortunate to receive in order to create cards for a May Arts event at Scrapbook News & Review Magazine. I had some of this lucious green ribbon left over, and it was just the right amount for this tag.

Here's a link to the image I used, and thank you for taking a moment to drop by for a visit.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A New Sponsor at 365 Cards!

It's KLM Designs Week at 365 Cards, and it's going to be a lot of fun!
For today's sketch card, I had the pleasure of working with the Emily Ballerina digital image.

Here's the sketch and my card:

I used Copics to color in that beautiful image. I will be giving this to my oldest daughter for her birthday in January. She takes ballet and tap, and even though she's only on her second year, I love to watch her dance.
If you have some time to make a card for this week's sketch, please join us!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sketchy Birthday Card and a Happy Thanksgiving

Here's a card I made for my cousin - and it needed to be a masculine card. Sketches are fun, masculine cards are hard (for me), so this was a challenge indeed.
Anytime I'm unsure where to start, I check out one of my favorite sketch blogs - besides 365 Cards of course ;)
I took a peek at 2 Sketches 4 You and decided that Kazan's sketch 40 was a great fit for my needs. So here's my card:

You're looking at some Cosmo Cricket patterned paper - I just love that stuff!

It's also Thanksgiving and I had a fabulous day with my family!! My husband and I even got to sneak away for an afternoon date. So we went to the theater to see New Moon, and we both enjoyed it (although on this particular day hubby felt conspicuously male...)

If you are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope it's a wonderful one. And if you are venturing out into the mob scene that is Black Friday -- Good Luck!! I will be sitting at my booth at America's Largest Christmas Bazaar in Portland, selling my cards. But that's a post for another day!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

365 Cards Sunday Sketch

Another sketch at 365 Cards, and I gotta tell ya, it wasn't my favorite to work with! What?? Yep, my own sketch and I just wasn't feeling very inspired. So I pulled out some Making Memories Autumn papers, stickers, etc., that I picked up at Michael's last week for something like 70% off!!

Anyway, here's the sketch:

And my card:

In the end, I was pleased with how it turned out.

So I know it's early to be thinking about New Year's resolutions, but I'm disappointed in my lack of blog surfing lately. I do make LOTS of cards every month, but there are several I can't share here, which you can see over at SNR Magazine -- BTW, we've been having several events over there with some AMAZING manufacturers. This weekend I've shared several projects over there that I made with product from Core'dinations (I'm in love with that stuff!!) and GCD Studios (which IMHO is perfect for creating altered projects), so stop over there and check it out. Oops -I got off track...anyway, I know there are some fabulous blogs out there that I'm missing out on, so it's time to start blurphing again!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stocking Card

I'm up again this week with my take on a challenge, and the challenge is called "Let's Patch Things Up".

So I added a patch to my stocking, check it out:

All that patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and the button is Basic Grey. Since a patch would suggest that the stocking is worn out from years of love and hanging by the fireplace, I thought I should distress the edges of the stocking, too. Click on the image for a close-up.

And speaking of love, my 5 year-old daughter loves this one so much, she has already claimed it as her own!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Paper Popsicles Comes to 365 Cards!

Yay - a fun week is ahead at 365 Cards! We're working with digital images from Paper Popsicles this week, and it's been great so far. I worked with Abbie 2, and she is so darn cute, it was easy to come up with a card to fit the sketch!

So here's the sketch and my card:

As you can see, I flipped the sketch on its side and made a 4x6 card. Thanks for taking a look and jump in and play with us any time this week!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Feathery Tuesday

I'm filling the Tuesday spot this week at 365 Cards (Tammy, I miss you!!!) with my take on the Imagine This challenge, which is all about Feathers.

It was easy thinking of these fibers from Basic Grey that I added to my card, but I struggled with the sentiment. In the end, I decided on this cardstock sticker from Fancy Pants because it represents what this card makes me feel.

It's no secret that I am very proud to have such an amazing DT at 365 Cards, but I am especially humbled when I have to do a challenge other than a sketch, and have it try to be some of my best work. Thanks for stopping by!
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