Thursday, February 24, 2011

Challenge Catch Up

Hey blog buddies! I've got a little inspiration for you today.  I'm going to keep it simple since I have a sick child and who knows how long of a break he will give me.  This first card is for the OWH S&S MWT Any Occasion Challenge.
Just For You
What a cutie!  My friend Sparkle let me color a few images from By Lori Designs and I'm loving them!  I also got to use my brand new Copic markers! FUN!  The paper is from a stack I've been hoarding for probably the last 3 years.  The sentiment is a SU Level 1 Hostess set called Afterthoughts.
You Mean The World To Me
This masculine card is for the OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #57.  I used some more paper from my stash (Can't buy more until I use up some of what I have) and a lot of Tim Holts... the paper was white.  I couldn't find the right color so I made it! =)  The sentiment is from SU set Word Play.

Well I hope you have all enjoyed!  Have a great day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Red, White, Blue & Kraft

Here I am again with another card to share with you.  Today's card was made for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Red, White, Blue & Kraft. Enjoy!
I made this card with the intentions of it being a card a Hero could send home to their spouse but just couldn't get it to work.  So I made a few changes, dropped a sentiment and this is what it came to.  It could be an awesome AnyHero card but it could also work as a thank you or for any patriotic holiday.  The quilt design came from Splitcoaststampers and the flower was something I came across a long time ago.  The ribbon is my favorite part and it's all thanks to my pal Holley!!  I don't know how long I had been trying to get this right until she showed me a better way (the right way!)  THANK YOU HOLLEY!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

"On the farm" MWT

Hey there!  I've been stumped over this weeks S&S MWT "On the Farm" and a little amazed that I had no farm animal stamps!!  I dug through every stamp and even took a peak at my dusty Cricut Cartridges.  Nothing!  I probably spent the entire day Wednesday just looking for ideas online when I came across punched art animals. I didn't have all the punches used for most of the animals so I improvised with the sheep.  =)  Lots of fun but lots of work when you make 6 of these cards!!
Punched Sheep
Aren't they cute?  I always aim to make simple cards and although it may look so, this one was not!!  I hand cut the grass and had a lot of playing around with my punches to get things right.  Here's my helpful tip:  When doing parts like the front hair on the sheep, punch out a full scallop and attach one of those tiny strips of scraps from trimming paper to the back of it and use it like a handle to position back in your punch.  You'll get a perfect punch and not have to stress over wiggling it around.  Hope that made sense?!    I used a small scallop punch and small circle.  The 'ears' are a circle out of my daughters punches cut in half...not quite sure of its size but the brand was EK Success.  I used the SU Top Note Die and some gorgeous Twine from the Twinery!!  I love it's look and thought it went with the feeling of the card.

Well thanks for stopping by!