Friday, May 20, 2011

Baby Elephants

Still fixing up the craft area, it's getting close to finished, but since we're working on the rest of the house too, it's slow moving. School is coming to an end, and summer is quickly approaching, which for me means lots of free time, and lots of crafts with the little one. I can't wait to start posting those too!! Today's 365 challenge was to make a card that is asymmetrical. Inspired by a ADORABLE baby I saw at Virginia's gymnastics practice. With babies on the brain, I came up with this. The paper is by Renae's House, the sticker by DCWV and the blank card it's all on is by Recollections. I had a blast, as always, these challenges are so much fun. I haven't had many kitty pictures lately. We got a cat door for the balcony, and they have been spending most of their time laying in the sun watching the birds. hopefully I'll have more pictures soon! Have a great day, and keep crafting!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Birdie goes Tweet Tweet Tweet

These last few days have been fantastic! Tony and I started re-arranging our home, and I now have a permenent space for my crafting! I actually have a desk, where I can leave projects for a period more time. I have a lot of organising to do, so my posts might continue to be a bit sparadic while I get settled. This challenge is a catch up from day 35 - Up in the air. I had fun continueing to play with the digital stamps from Heart Song. I also liked making the cloud, with the polka dot paper. I went back to a style of card that I haven't done for a whle. Not my best, but lots of fun!! That's it for today. Have a great day, and keep crafting!

Birthday Card

The challenge for Day 71 was a blast!! Here is the sketch.

The card was inspired by the person I made it for (can't say who until after her birthday) who loves green. I went through all the old paper I had, and finally came up with this paper called Celebrate "Family" plaid, by Confetti. I then pulled out my handy-dandy-Cricut and made these presents (which are adorable!! ) using the _ cartridge. The final touch is the happy birthday stamp by Stampendous, which is seriously cute.

Here is the final product!!

Have a great day and keep crafting! (Amendment: Since her birthday has now passed, I can safely say that the card is for my sister, Anna, who is a great supporter of this blog. Thanks sis, and Happy Birthday!)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Super Sketch Week!! Yay!

Today on the challenge they announced a Seven Sketches Week!! I'm so excited. Sketches are my favorite kind of challenge. Here was todays sketch.

I actually took the sketch and flipped it around. It worked better for this paper. Here it is!

The paper is by BoBunny. The Love is spelt out in scrabble tiles that I picked up at a second hand store. The ribbon was a gift from another etsy artist. The newsprint flower is by Recollections and the strips are cut out from the same dictionary that I used in the last card. Had a lot of fun doing this one.

Have a great day, and keep crafting!

Super Sketchy Sunday-Romance

Hello and happy belated Mother's Day to you all!! I hope all you moms had a great day, were really spoiled, and today are feeling refreshed an ready to go. :) May is a busy month for me. There are a couple of birthdays, and anniversaries, not to mention the boat-load of Mother's Day cards, so you'll get lots of cards in those themes as the month continues. I may not say who they're for though, as some of these recepiants read my blog, and I would hate for them to know what they are getting. (I'm talking to you sis.) Sunday's challenge was a super sketch. I was excited because I used several of my favorite mediums and tools to create this, and had a grand time doing it. So, let's start off with the picture! I used a couple different patterned papers by BoBunny. It took a couple tries to get the triangle the right size, but it worked! I used a Vellum definition by DCVW, and some old ribbon I've had lying around the house for ages. The heart is another page from my dictionary. I used the Cricut to get the shape, and then my sponge that I normally use for distressing and regular black ink to darken the heart so it stands out against pattern. Have a great day, and keep crafting!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Girls can do anything!

Todays 365 challenge was to take inspiration from Rosie, the spokeswoman and motivation for the Womens Liberation Movement.

I thought I would usse a more modern take on our beloved Rosie though. Todays women express our independence and strenth in many different ways, whether it's through tattoos (which are still thought of as a guy thing) piercings, or taking the traditional "girlie" pink, and adding skulls and black to it.

I was super excited to find this vellum quote (by DCVW), that went perfectly with my idea. :) The paper is by and the stamp is actually a halloween stamp by Indadinkado.

Today, the day before mothers day, I'd like to salute all women out there, who do any little thing to celebrate their own indapendence, and strength.

Have a great day ladies, and keep crafting.

Royal wedding

Yesterdays challenge was to make a card based off the royal wedding. Anybody else wish they were princess? I did. ;) anyway, here it is, for the couple who has no ordinary love.

The paper is by BoBunny, the key is Jim Holtz, and the vellum is by DCWV. I kept this kind of simple on purpose, inspired by the simplicity of Pippas dress. It was gorgeous enogugh to be a brides dress! Have a great day and keep crafting!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I've been getting a little swamped trying to catch up with all the cards I missed. I decided instead to take the route I did when I started this challenge, and post each days challenge as they come, and do the catch-up cards when I have extra time. So, on that note: here is todays challenge! Ok, well its actually yesterdays challenge, but todays wasn't posted yet when I sat to this. This challenge was to somehow use a mythical creature. I bought a dictionary recently that had been published in the 40's. I finally got to use it! I found several pages that had creatures that I thought would be cool, but when I found the unicorn one I got really excited. The picture was too perfect! The printed ribbon on the side is made by Jim Holtz and the believe quote is a sticker made by dcwv. I was very happy with this card!

(Foot note- 5/9/11) This was also Mothers Day card for my mom, who loved unicorns while we were growing up, and who fueled my belief in faieries, trollls, goblins, Santa Claus, unicorns, princesses, and happily ever after. Thanks Mom!