Sunday, March 29, 2009
Christy, Naomi and I finally sat down and had a discussion about the "Whatever Challenges"...we came up with a calender so we would know exactly what to do each week. This week is a MANLY CARD!
I have some awesomely cute paper from Joann's (rock star). Jim picked it out :) It reminds him of his favorite place to shop...Express Men/Structure...I love him for his wonderful sense of style yum.
Check out Christy's card (she used the new super-fun EK Success border punch!)
And Naomi's card is sure to be awesome, too!
I like the way this came out - it doesn't have to be a birthday card necessarily, it can be a thank you, congratulations or a thinking of you...! Simple and fun.
paper: patterned - Joann's Rock Star, solid - SU in colors
cuttlebug - distressed
ink: SU chocolate chip
chipboard star - (?)
dots - Joann ($1 bin)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I used the cuttlebug "thank you" embossing folder and pink SU paper and distressed with SU chocolate ink and a sponge. The flower is from Michael's along with the chipboard THX. The patterned paper is from Target.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the "Many Happy Returns" SU stamp set. It comes with 3 of these really big sayings. I didn't know which I wanted to use though...then I wanted to use my new "In Colors" cardstock from SU...the green and bright blue (gorgeous). Then, what pieced it all together was this Amy Butler paper I've had since I first started scrapbooking...I got it from Michael's. And since it was underwater-like, I remembered one of the sayings said "happy as a clam" and there was a clam-like picture on the paper! PERFECT! So I cut that out because I was going to 3-d it and put it on top. I used coordinating CTMH markers for the stamp and only wanted the "happy..." saying in red to match the clam. The striped pattern paper is from a different set from Michael's. I finished it all with a couple pearls to go with the theme.
Friday, March 13, 2009
I made this for my nephew. He turns six on July 3rd. I'm a little early...I know. ha. I showed my husband and asked him if I should put "beep beep...happy birthday" or not and he said "hun, I think we have enough time for you to decide that later". HAHA You sure? Well, I have REALLY wanted to use this paper - it's from Joann Fabrics and it's called All About Boys. Super cute, huh? I used the screwdriver brads on the side from Michael's. I've had them for a while and wanted to use them. My friend Christy also likes them, (obsessed with them).
I didn't know what I wanted to do - but I did know that I wanted to use all of my new stuff. Including the awesome Fleur de lis punch new from EK Success that I spotted at Michael's and almost peed my pants (I am in love with all the new stuff Michael's is carrying = DANGEROUS!)
By the way - check out Christy's uber-cute key card for this week's challenge! Naomi - get to posting we don't see your card yet!!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I wanted to add like a little fly or something, but I didn't have a stamp or a picture of a fly, and I think the card might be busy enough as is. But, this is Jim's favorite card so far :) He's so sweet.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Oh and the rub on at the bottom is from Joann fabrics in the $1 bin. Gosh, I'm a budget card maker! Go me!!
Well, I can't wait to see the new stamps that are arriving and hopefully I'll win something one of them - good luck everyone!
Hope you all have a less stressful day than I have...at least I have my amazing hubby who comes to my rescue and cleans my gutters :)