Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Valentine

I made this card in about 10 minutes because I had a sketch and color scheme to get me started. I'm tellin' ya.... if you haven't worked from a sketch or color combo, you are missing out. It is so much fun to see what different minds can create from the same inspiration. Here's my Valentine which cannot go to the Hubs now because he saw me photographing it.

The sketch came from Clean and Simple Stamping. I moved the ribbon because the red was throwing off the white on white effect. I hope it's okay.

I got the inspiration for the very simple style of this card from Susan Raihala. She usually makes the simplest one layer cards that look so clean, classy and expensive. Stop by and check out her work.
This easy card also fits the challenge over at Caardvarks. Just use red and hearts. Done.
Okay, supplies: cardstock, Stampin' Up! Whisper White; glitter, Martha Stewart garnet; ribbon, Michaels; I used George on my Cricut to cut the hearts and my Cuttlebug to emboss them. The glitter heart was cut from a Tacky Tape sheet.
What do you think?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paper Jewelry

Have you seen those Scrabble tile necklaces that are popular now and real easy to make? Cute, right? I started making a few for some college girls I adore (totally forgot to take a pic before they headed back to FL). In my search for the chains and bails, I found theses glass squares. I immediately thought: "Etch 'em!!" It's made in a similar way as the Scrabble tiles, but you glue the patterned paper to the back and etch the front. Super easy and different. This is the only one I've made so far.

I'm not sure how I feel about it. I might like it more if it was a circle. What do you think?

The Best YOU

I'm back to try another couple of challenges. I really like have a starting point; it makes the creating process much quicker. This one's going to my fab papercrafting friend, Britten.

Supplies: cardstock, Stampin' Up!; patterned paper, DCWV; chipoard sticker and gems, Melody Ross for GCD (Artsy Urban)

The sketch I worked from is for the Card Patterns challenge # 48.

My card also fits the color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. These colors were so fun to play with and I was STOKED to see that I had pattern paper that worked with it.

Have you tried a challenge? Why not?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A New One

I just found this new blog and she happens to have an awesome giveaway. Her blog is obviously not new since she has over 400 bloggers, but she's new to me :) Stop by The Daily Marker for a chance to win this:


Friday, January 8, 2010

3 Challenges in 1 Card

My goal this year is to enter my work into more challenges and even to some magazine calls. I'm hitting 3 challenges with this one card.
I've always wanted to enter Dawn McVey's color challenges, so I'm excited to finally have done it! I got the sketch from Get Sketchy! This was the first time I ever worked from a sketch. I liked it. The hard part is done for you. And finally, the polka dots fit the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges. Creating for a challenge is a nice change. You have a purpose and a starting point, so it makes creating a little easier.

So here it is. The CS is from a DCWV pack. The brown polka dots paper is from Stampin' Up! I fussy-cut the cake from DCWV's new Doodlin' Around stack. And the sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.