Sunday, September 30, 2007

Christmas Card Challenge

I love the Christmas card challenge on SCS - make 10 cards each month for as many months as you wish. What a fabulous way to get those cards done!!! Here's my one for September - yep, finished it on the last day of the month!!! I love this snowman from Holiday Tag Team, he is just so darn cute. I used a layout I had seen on SCS and used Purely pomegranate, Chocolate chip, Garden green and Whisper white cardstock. The snowman is popped up with dimensionals. I colored the snowman with various markers and thought about using Stickles, but ended up not. I was so busy watching the poor Steelers lose that I honestly forgot! Maybe the ones for next month I'll put some on!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

This card is just so my style! I used sponging and stamped French Script over the main image -- definitely something I love to do! This card is for a swap that asked for Roses in Winter and Sketch Challenge 120 from SCS. I thought I was going to have trouble with this sketch for some reason, but it all pulled together very easily. The colors are Always artichoke, Bordering blue, So saffron and Very vanilla. Fun, fun, fun!

Zoofari Birthday

Let me tell you, I don't know how some people can keep up with their blog so well!! I need a big kick in the pants to try and keep it updated better.
I just finished up with a big swap, so maybe I'll have some time now to stamp and play! This is a swap card, using Zoofari, Hugs and Wishes, and Petals jumbo wheel. It measures 4.25 square, a really fun size of a card. Don't ask me what inspired me to color the zebra celery and caramel, it just seemed like the right thing to do!! The other animals look normal!
I love celery, bashful blue and red together - just ended up adding chocolate and sahara sand as well. The center circle with the leopard is popped up on dimensionals.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Yet Another Challenge Card!

I just received these bella images (Chefabella) in the mail and had to make a card! First of all, it fits the Bella Bonanza challenge from Labor Day weekend. Then I figured I'd make more for a swap I'm in (DKOS). The background paper is by Chatterbox - I love how well it coordinates!! No fail cardmaking I say!!! Her chef's hat is all glittery too - what gal doesn't appreciate a little glitz and glam while cooking over a hot stove!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

House Mouse

House Mouse stamps intimidate me -- look at all that coloring!!!!!! Definitely not my strong suit but this was for the Labor Day weekend wish RAK challenge. I even used the Featured Stamper challenge for the layout, just had to turn it on its side to accomodate the image! Multiple layers on the scallop punch makes it look like a flower also. You can't see it very well but I stippled bashful blue around the flower to give the illusion of the sky. Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Loved These Colors!

This was a color challenge that actually got me to open my first pack of In Colors cardstock. The colors used were Purely pomegranate, Pretty in pink, and Old olive. I always seem to pull out Blossoms Abound when it comes to some of these challenges, I just love that set. I inked up the first flower stamp with pretty in pink then used a regal rose marker and tapped randomly over the stamp. The second stamping was done in purely pomegranate. Background paper was from a Basic Grey collection, Gypsy I think.
Now I'm off to work on more of the Labor Day weekend of Wish RAK challenges. 15 challenges in all, I only have 9 done!! Better get crackin'!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Here's #2

Challenge #2 - Autumn is just around the corner so we needed to make an autumn inspired card. I had just received this adorable Ollie image by Stampendous so I wanted to use him. After all, what's means autumn more than Halloween!!
Scraps were used so my streak is still alive! I had this Cuttlebug background already made. And the brads are fun Fright Night ones by Queen and Co.

Labor Day Challenges - #1

I felt the need to stamp this long weekend. I have soooooo many wonderful images sent to me by the very generous ladies of Wish RAK that I decided to post some fun challenges. This was the first Labor Day challenge, but a different kind of labor came to mind - so making a baby card it was!!!
I love this girafe from the Bundle of Joy set so I watercolored him up. Then to my scrap bin I went to finish the card. That is my personal challenge this weekend, to use nothing but scraps on my cards. Loved the yellow and blue and brown - fun and simple!