Friday, August 30, 2013

Halloween Card Based on Retrosketch (Using Scraps and Leftovers)

There's nothing like completing a card just in the nick of time. I absolutely love this week's sketch challenge over at Retrosketches! I just had to play along. With company here this weekend, I finally had a little time to myself this evening and ran down to my craftroom to throw together a card. I had an extra Lawn Fawn Pumpkin colored with distress markers from my last card. From there I went digging through my scrap drawer for fall or halloween papers and quick little card!

I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Distress Maniacs and a Dotty Challenge

With the hot and humid weather we are experiencing here in Minnesota, I am ready for a little fall weather! Lawnscaping Challenge #64 encourages us to get our distress on. I decided it was time to get out my distress markers and color up those adorable little Lawn Fawn pumpkins! I also recently purchased this lifestyle crafts polka dot embossing folder, which fits perfectly with this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Dotty.

I first stamped the pumpkin image on watercolor paper. I then colored the pumpkins with my rusty hinge and spiced marmalade distress markers. Then I used a water color brush, and voila! What do you think? Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 26, 2013

MFT Sketch Challenge: Back To School Style

Whew! It doesn't feel like it's fall here with the heat we have been experiencing. I feel bad for all the teachers and students who are back in class in this heat without air conditioning. The minute I saw this week's Sketch Challenge over at MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club, I had a card in mind. I added the Back to School theme to play along with Simon Says Stamp's themed challenge this week. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

So Proud of You! Back to School Card

I was so excited to finally sit down this evening and create a card for this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, especially since they are celebrating their 100th Challenge!! (Handwashing all of our dishes earlier this evening due to a malfunctioning dishwasher was NOT what I wanted to be doing.) I loved this sketch and decided to add a back to school theme to it to also play along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Back to School Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Stampin' Up (image), SP&Company (sentiment)
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup
Cardstock: MFT (Hot Fudge), Neenah (White)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Shine Brightly: Another card for this week's CAS-ual Friday

Today I received my Verve order and couldn't resist making another card using the fun colors in this week's CAS-ual Friday Challenge: CFC112 aqua, green and orange. Thanks for stopping by!

I created the starry background using a Verve die cut, gluing all the stars on the background. The layout for this card was inspired by a card created by Julee Tilman

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge = PPA168

I had a productive day of cardmaking today, but wanted to get in just one more challenge. I always love to peak at the Pals Paper Arts site for inspiration, but do not always get a chance to play along. I was happy to be able to create a card for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I started with a much different card in mind, but the flowers I cut on my silhouette were not working for me. Instead I used MFT die cuts that I had cut out from scraps over the Christmas holiday. I like how the blue looked with the black and cream background. I was also happy to ink up a Hero Arts stamp set that I had not used. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Baby Thank You Note

We have been blessed with some many wonderful baby gifts, so I continue making baby themed thank you notes. Obviously I cannot get enough of this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge#99 and the CAS-ual Fridays: CFC112 color combo of aqua, green and orange.

Stamps: WPlus9 and SP&Company
Paper/Inks: Stampin' Up Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi

Anchor Thank You Note

My Silhouette Anchor card was inspired by the following Challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC112 - Aqua, Green and Orange
Freshly Made Sketches #99

Masculine Birthday Card

I was inspired by three difference challenges to create the following card:

Simon Says Stamp: Monochromatic
Freshly Made Sketches #99
10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #23 Birthday Theme I was able to complete in 9 minutes, 37 seconds. I'm still getting the swing of using my Silhouette!

Please see below for More information regarding these fabulous Challenges! I created the card using my using my Silhouette Cameo and a stamp from Paper Smooches.

Friday, August 16, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash: Birthday Theme Challenge #23

Paulina over at the Pretty Pink Posh is celebrating the one year anniversary of the first 10 minute craft dash challenge. I was inspired by all of the wonderful inspiration over there to give the birthday themed challenge a try. I have posted below my card and my time. Below that, I posted the first card I created that was not a success.

If you follow Kristina Werner, you'll recognize the layout is based on a recent card she created for Simon Says Stamp.

10 Minute Craft Dash Success

My Time

My 10 Minute Craft Dash Failure

Supplies Used

Paper: Authentique
Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy