Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Kaden!

Today is my handsome little nephews 1st Birthday!  I made the following card special just for him and decided to make a couple extra to send to OWH.
Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday Kaden!  Aunt Sam and your cousins can't wait to meet you!

Monday, September 26, 2011

S&S Sketch Challenge #88

Hey crafty friends! I've got a card share for you today.  There's a new sketch challenge up over on the OWH S&S Blog so be sure to check it out and play along!
Merry Christmas
I'm finally cutting up all the pretty paper I love to hoard!  It feels great to use up that stash!  All supplies for my card are SU!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I'm So Grateful Challenge

I swear we are blowing up blogger today!  Another Birthday Bash Challenge to share with you.  If you'd like to play along click HERE.
I really wanted to make an AnyHero card that wasn't RWB.  There's nothing wrong with those colors at all and thats how I normally do all my cards but I felt a small need for change.  I love ruffled cards and I remember seeing one done with circles so I gave it a shot.  It's a little hard to get them lined up straight but I think the end result was well worth it.  A sweet Hero message from my mother is written inside.

I also wanted to add that since my twine was so thick I used a hole punch on the edges not only to keep it in place but to help it fit the envelope.

Birthday Bash Challenge: CASE our featured cardmaker!

I took a break from the VCMP to go work on some of the Birthday Bash Challenges.  One of the many fun challenges going on was to CASE the featured Cardmaker.  Kelly Rae has several beautiful cards shared on the post but I decided to CASE her black flower card.  I mostly chose to copy the layout and add a bow.
I used SU DSP, a Bugaboo image, some Twine and eyelets.  I think any little princess would enjoy this card!

VCMP Challenge 3 Unique Christmas

Challenge 3 of the VCMP is to make a Unique Christmas card without the traditional Christmas colors.  It was a little harder than I thought it would be for me and I am honest when I say I colored this image three times before it became non traditional.  My daughter was tasked to color too but decided to go hang out with her daddy instead so I had to do the work this time! Enjoy!
I hate that my camera makes it look red.  It's actually a deep pink, light pink, green, and blue.  The papers are from my stash.  The image is by Broken Box Stock and the sentiment is by SU!  Thanks for looking!

VCMP Challenge 2 Nature

I'm so glad that my card making mojo decided to come back just in time for the VCMP over on the S&S Blog.  The second challenge was to create a card with the theme of Celebrating Nature.  If you would like to play along too please click HERE.  Here is my card.
Celebrating Nature
Yes. I. Know.  VERY BRIGHT COLORS.  Thanks to my awesome 4 year old and her amazing coloring skills and paper choices!  I love the image and her added sun and sky.  This would truly make me smile to receive in the mail.  The DSP is from my stash (I should say her stash) and I used Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip CS.  I gave credit to her on the back of the card by simply writing "Colored by Lainey Age 4"  Get the kiddos involved in your life.  I find them to be the best inspiration!

VCMP Challenge 1 Garanimals!!

It's Virtual Card Making Party time over on the S&S Blog.  Lots of prizes and fun and inspiration worthy of following along!  The first challenge asks for animal cards for kids.  If you want to play along visit HERE.  I love kid cards! Here's my first post for the day!
Moose Birthday
So I used a random stamped image in my stash probably from one of my coloring adventures with Sandy and added some glossy accents to it.  The DSP is retired SU.  I used chocolate chip and whisper white CS and my Square Lattice EF.  The brads were white ones from my stash that I used Copics on to make them brown.  Super cute and my daughter loves it so I believe I am kid approved!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play along!

Friday, September 9, 2011

OWH Midweek Throwndown

The OWH Midweek Throwdown theme is Autumn.  To be honest, I hate making Autumn/ Fall colored cards.  I just have the worst time with the colors and the papers.  I pulled myself together though and created something to share with you.
Thinking Of You
Not too bad right?  I totally took the easy way with this one.  I chose to use a nicely pre colored image and kept it my version of CAS.  I printed this image in B&W too but my skills are not quite to this level yet.  I'll keep practicing! The paper has a pretty foil finish so I tied it to the image with some gold brads.  I love the use of black to calm down a crazy pattern and tie everything together.

Thanks for stopping by!!

OWH Birthday Bash We R Challenge

Hey crafters!  I am playing catch up with all the fun challenges going on over at the S&S blog in honor of OWHs Birthday! So much fun and tons of creativity and prizes.  Go play along if you haven't already!!
The We R Keeping an Eye on You challenge is a fun one.  To make a card with eyelets (or brads) and be creative!  I have no eyelets but plenty of brads.  Here's my card!
Hello Hello
I used my brads to frame my colored image.  I colored the bird and cut it out and popped it on another colored image.  The greeting of 'Hello' came from a SU set from the summer mini.  The paper is from a huge stack that I cut down to card fronts and told myself I WILL USE THESE!
Feel better Soon
This is my inspiration card.  A good friend of ours was sick a little while back and I made this to show her we were thinking of her.  Brads and Twine..YUmm!

Well that's one challenge down! Go play along and make sure you check out the Virtual Card Making Party this weekend!!