Friday, October 31, 2008

Papertake Challenge

Here is my card for Papertake's sketch challenge this week. I just love this stamp set from Stampin' Up. It is so sweet!

Ismaki 37

I made this card for the Ismaki Challenge 37. I made the card on Monday, but my computer crashed and I did not get a chance to upload it until today. I used "Snow Cozy" from Sugar Nellie. I just can't get enough of snowmen!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stooby Toosday/SC199

I have been trying to upload this to my SCS gallery for a while, but it keeps coming up all fuzzy. This card uses the SCS sketch challenge 199. The challenge for Stooby Toosday was to make a water theme card so here is Betty Bombshell.

Friday Sketchers/Spoonful of Sugar

I modified the sketch from Friday Sketchers to make this birthday card for my neighbor's son. His Halloween theme birthday party is on Sunday. I used the Guitar Boy stamp from Sugar Nellie to make my monster card. The inside says, "Have a monster rockin' birthday! I just love the fizzy spiders on the top corner! They even have scary red eyes.

Papertake 33

This week's Papertake Weekly Challenge was called "Frightful, but Delightful." I used my Halloween Sugar Nellie stamps to make treat bags for my neighbors and nephews. I have a couple more to do still. I used treat bags from Target and then added the tags. The edges of the tags are distressed with ink. The best part of all is that the bags are filled with CANDY!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Holiday Card Crazy

I have been on a bit of a holiday card kick lately. I decided to just make random holiday cards instead of doing a million of the same card.

This card uses Daisyboardabella by Stamping Bella.

This card uses the Elzybells stamp called Boy & Snowman.

This card uses the stamp set "All Decked Out" by CTMH.

This card uses the Santa with Lantern by Sugar Nellie.

I am sure there will be more cards to come as I have not used all of my Christmas stamps yet.

Ismaki 36/Elzybells Challenge 5

This card combines the Ismaki Sketch Challenge 36 and the Elzybells Challenge 5. The Elzybells challenge was to use black and white with a pop of color. I figured what was more black and white than penguins. I used small pops of color on the image, as well as three paper flowers on the side.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Papertake 32

I used Sugar Nellie's Snowmen Choir for this card. The sketch was on the Papertake Weekly blog. All of the paper, ribbon, and brads are from CTMH. The background is embossed with my Cuttlebug snowflake folder. I just love snowmen!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Elzybells Challenge 4

This card was done for the Elzybells Challenge 4. The challenge was to use "inchies" or small squares. I used squares to build a snow fort. I added snow the the image with Flowersoft.

Ismaki 35

Here is my card for Ismaki 35. I used the Be Calm stamp from My Favorite Things. The secondary part of the sketch challenge was to use lace. I didn't have any lace, so I used organdy ribbon instead.

High Hopes Challenge 3

By the time I got to post my card for the High Hopes challenge 2, the third one was already out. This is the card I made without the correct colors for last week's color challenge, so I added some faux stitching and it now works for this week's challenge. The image is Candi Tooth Fairy, but I thought she looked like a Christmas angel.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

High Hopes Challenge 2

I ordered my first High Hopes stamps this week, but they will not be here for a little bit so I played with some images I got in an exchange. This challenge was to use green, blue, brown and any neutral. Silly me, forgot what I was doing and did another card that had none of these colors, so I had to go back to the drawing board to create one that actually went with the challenge. Duh!

Bellaholics Friday Sketch Challenge

The Yahoo! group Bellaholics Anonymous has started doing Friday Challenges. The challenge for this week was a sketch challenge. I used Merrybella to create a holiday card. I sponged cranberry ink on a white paper flower to five it some color and used a pearl bella bauble for the center. I so love this paper!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Weeks Worth of Cards

I got a bit of time to play this week and made a bunch of cards. The card below is a sympathy card for a family I am in choir with who lost their husband/father. I used a stamp set and paper from CTMH and a few pearl Bella Baubles as an accent.

This card was for the Bella color challenge on SCS. The colors are Orchid Boucquet, Autumn Terracotta, and Goldrush.

This card is with a new set from MFT. It is called a Scarf For Three. This card uses the CTMH paper Evensong. I totally love this paper. It is really beautiful in real life.

This is another new stamp set from MFT called Christmas Owls. They are so adorable! Again I used the new paper from CTMH called Evensong.

This card was also for a Bella Color Challenge on SCS. I used Golfafella for this card. It is for my DH's 40th birthday this coming Thursday!

I have been patiently awaiting my new stamps from Hanna Stamps that I won during the October Release Party. I was going to wait until they came to finish this "Pretty in Pink" challenge, but I got tired of waiting. It is Saturday and they still have not arrived. I am so bummed!

Well this is the end of my week of cards. I have a few more cards in the works that I have not had a chance to finish. I spent the afternoon outside instead. It was a beautiful day here today. Hopefully I will be able to finish them tomorrow or Monday. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

High Hopes

I have loved High Hopes stamps for quite a while, but do not own any yet. This image was sent to me in an image swap. Her name is Little Missy and I made this for the first challenge on the High Hopes Blog. The challenge was to make a birthday card. Since I don't own any High Hopes stamps yet, I had to work with what I had. I think she is quite adorable!

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Two Cards On Sketch

I spent some time blog hopping last night and came across the Elzybell's Blog. The cards below use the Elzybell's Challenge 3# layout. I only have a few Elzybells stamps right now and cannot wait to get some more. They are just so cute!

I used the Elzybell's sketch again to create this card for the Hanna Stamps Anniversary Challenges. The three challenges were to 1) use something in your house for inspiration, 2) use two embellishments, and 3) use embossing. This card covers all three challenges in one card.