July 8, 2010

Card Mission Impossible?

It's time.. my "card box" is just impossibly full of scraps and card fronts and kids' stickers, a sidebar I believe from a cardmaker's psyche that if you can punch it, you better keep that scrap of paper!

So far this week I've made 6 Any Hero Cards using the fabulous eagle digistamps that were provided during the Blog Tour and 40 "anytime" card.. my mission, if I chose to accept it, is to make 60 cards during an 8 hour crop tomorrow and clean the box out!! Can I do it? All the stuff's being organized, and it's gonna be ready, set, make cards.. THEN comes the fun stuff i.e back to school and holiday cards with some "anytime" cards tossed in for good measure..

Color Inspiration for Midweek Throwdown

The colors that are the inspiration for this week's midweek challenge are some of my favorite to combine.. pinks with olive, lime (and also brown)! I want this pillow for my den!

Had already used the striped Paper Studio paper to make some cards I colored with Copics yesterday at Scrapbooks and Etc. so timing was impeccable on this one.. Made several variations but like this one the best. Embossed the olive green and just used some ribbon scramps and a sentiment from the Stampin Up! "FYI" stamp set.

Sketch Challenge 24

Love this week's sketch! I already had several cards "cut" using a different sketch but decided to adapt another one to the Week 24 challenge. I'm not sure which one I like the best.

The top picture is the card I had already "cut" side by side with the challenge card = trying to decide which I like best for this one. The second picture is the Week 24 sketch. Both used Stampin Up! "Elements of Style" stamp set (one of my favorite new ones) and Night of Navy ink. Stamped the background on the cream paper and then embossed it. Stamped the second cream image the same way but didn't emboss it! Layered the cards with dark gray Bazzill cardstock.

July 4, 2010

Stripes Challenge

Get well card for a friend + stripes challenge from Sandy = apple is just what the doctor order.. Using up some Scenic Route paper, a Stampin' Up Studio stamp colored with watercolors and a renmant of lacy black ribbon from my scrap ribbon jar.