Monday, May 30, 2011

Challenge #21

Bells is the theme for the week on Bah!Humbug!, and using ribbons for CHNC. I have combined both challenges into one card. I used papers from Hobby Lobby's Christmas 2010 Magic of the Season paper pack and ribbons/bell from the stash. Silver peel-off stars were also added. The reindeer was cut from one of the patterned papers in the Christmas pad and popped up with foam squares. Hope you like it. (I even finished off the inside. I've been getting a little lazy as far as the insides go, lately. I fear I may regret it later.)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Challenge #20

Our challenge for this week at Bah!Humbug! is to make a kinetic card. Thankfully, there were some links attached for us to see how this can be done, as well as beautiful DT cards to inspire us. I would also like to enter this into the CHNC's scallops challenge, if it qualifies (not sure if you would consider the inside pop-up as being scalloped around the edges).

My card has just one pop up item, but I think it works and I hope it fits the bill. I started with a black card base and added patterned paper and sentiment tag from Brenda Walton's Evergreen collection. Cream cardstock was added to the bottom and the outside was wrapped with colored cardstock from the stash.

A ribbon was added to the front with felt flower and gem placed in the center. Gold foil peel-offs from Hobby Lobby were added to both the outside and inside bottom sections.

Enjoy, and thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Challenge #19

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge at Bah!Humbug!, which is to use snowflakes. I'm also entering it into CHNC's challenge to use distressing. It is a white card base with silver cardstock on top that has been embossed with snowflakes, sanded and edges torn. On top of that, I placed a snowflake tag with edges inked in white and added a peel off sentiment and grey organza ribbon.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Challenge #18

The challenge for this week at Bah!Humbug! is to be green. Either by recycling, or to literally use the color green. As it turns out, I was able to do both. I had a Christmas card I received last year from a family member stashed away with some of the other cards we got in the mail. There were several parts of the original that were used: HO HO HO tags, stockings, and snowflake printed cardstock. I took the thing apart and re-arranged it differently on a green card base. The printed cardstock was cut into 2 pieces to use as top and bottom borders and I added some narrow satin ribbon from my stash to the sides. All in all, I think it's a cute card and it was pretty easy to put together. It also is to be used for CHNC's challenge this week, which was to use a photo inspiration (the stockings in the photo were my inspiration).
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Graduation Card

This is the graduation card I made for our son. He just finished his MFA in Ceramic Arts, so I thought it appropriate for me to be a little "artsy" and make his card. I used a design from Sally Traidman's "Simply Cards" book and made minor modifications. I think he'll like it - I'm pleased with the results.
Thanks for looking.

Mom's Day card from Daughter

Above is a card my daughter made for me for Mother's Day. She used a kit, but customized it just for me! I love it! It had to have taken her awhile to cut out the parts and wind the metallic thread around the flower shapes to make wheels. The colors are so pretty and its a fun design.
She always surprises me with her cards - I'm looking forward to my next one.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm Back! Finally!

Well, it's been quite a while since I posted, and I'm sorry about that! Unfortunately, I've been ill and couldn't do much crafting. But, I am able to craft now! Oh how I've missed it!

So, this was my April project for one of my absolute favorite online places Crop Chocolate. (Sorry I'm late posting it here.) I made an Easter card using Echo Park's Springtime Collection (one of my new favorite brands). It was my very first attempt at pinwheels and I love how it turned out. I made it for my mom (since I already gave it to her, I can tell you that), and she loved it! I hope you enjoy it, too!


Form a 5 ½ x 4 ¼-inch top-folded card from bright pink cardstock. Cut a 5 ¼ x 4-inch piece of Growing Vines paper and adhere to card front. Using scalloped scissors, cut one 2-inch square each from Delightful Stripe, Floral Fun, and Colored Dots papers. Ink edges brown.

To create a pinwheel, cut a 1-inch slit from each corner of a scalloped square toward center and fold corners to center; secure with adhesive. Thread buttons with floss, tie knots on back, and trim ends. Attach a button to the center of each pinwheel with a glue dot. Adhere pinwheels to card front as shown.

Cut out journaling card from paper, add a sentiment or sticker, and adhere to upper left corner of card front. (I cut a small rectangle from white cardstock, stamped a sentiment, and punched the corners to mimic the design in the journaling card.)


Bright Pink cardstock; Springtime Collection Pack by Echo Park (Growing Vines, Delightful Stripe, Floral Fun, Colored Dots, & Journaling Cards double-sided patterned papers); Buttons (1 green, 1 yellow, & 1 aqua); Creamy Brown chalk ink pad by Clearsnap; Scalloped Scissors; White embroidery floss; Glue Dots

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Challenge #17

This card is for the Bah! Humbug! pleats and ruffles challenge, as well as for CHNC's die cut challenge. I used scrap printed paper for the background, edges inked in dark green. I also had some scrap organza ribbon that I folded into pleats and hand stitched down the center. Red velvet ribbon was stuck over the stitching. A felt die cut poinsettia flower and leaves from Making Memories' Noel collection and a silver sparkly card candy center was added. Lastly, I stuck on a peel-off sentiment. Fairly quick and easy - I even finished off the inside, but didn't get a pic of it. (White paper with stamped sentiment matted on the same patterned paper as the card front)
Thanks for taking a look.