Friday, January 4, 2013

Giveaway at Really Reasonable Ribbon's blog

Happy 2013!  It's been a while since I did anything with the blog, but I didn't imagine how busy life would get after summer! 

Anyway, Really Reasonable Ribbon has a blogoversary giveaway.  You get a chance to win one of three gift certificates to their store.  Up for grabs is one $50 GC and two $25 GC.  Not bad!  You can go to this link to enter.  The Blogoversary Giveaway will be opened until 11:59 pm on Friday, January 25.  Winner will be announced on January 26.  Good luck!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Giveaway at Wee Memories

Wee Memories is having a giveaway.  Go check it out.  You have until June 12th to enter.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Masculine Card

I never realized how busy Spring Break could get, but I finally found the time to make a card today.  It's a relatively simple card.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 154
and the masculine theme from My Crafty Spot. 

Here is my card using paper from Wild Asparagus, The Angel Company stamp, Tim Holtz distressing inks, and star brads that I've had forever and distressed with a hammer.  I flipped the sketch on the side to make the card.

Inside says "Happy Birthday, Cowboy". 

Thanks for looking.  Be sure to check out the challenges for both the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (a new one will be posted tomorrow) and My Crafty Spot with two more days left in the masculine challenge. 

I also posted this card on 52 Card Pickup Week 11 on the Old Back Porch blog. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's a layout! Whoo-Hoo!

This layout is for the Color Suite Challenge hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today.  The color inspiration is this awesome scheme:

Very pretty, right?  Going through my paper, I found the perfect one by Basic Grey for this color suite challenge.  I have to admit, I'm not current at all.  The little cherub in this photo is now 11 years old. 

After I stuck down the flourish, I realized it kind of looks like a art deco face.  lol  Maybe it's just because it's late.  

Thanks for looking and good night.

Need to find my Mojo

I finally made another card.  Lately my mojo has been misplaced, lost, gone, absent.  I hate when that happens.  With the start of spring break, I was bound and determine to find it.  So off to my scraproom I go after a filling dinner of fettucini alfredo and creme brulee (still on a soft food diet, but at least it's real food and not liquid).

My card is based on this sketch from Mojo Monday 231.  I used my new Spellbinders dies that I bought during my retail therapy stage of non-creativity.  lol  I also made it for the 52 Card Pick Up Week 10 at the Old Back Porch.


It's a start.  Maybe I'll get a chance to make another card tonight if I can't sleep.  Anyway, thanks for looking.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Vintage and denim birthday cards

My first card is a vintage type card.  I used the sketch from Just Us Girls #126 and the inspiration from Playing in Paradise challenge # 56 

My card:
JUGS126 / PPC56
I used the inspiration photo from the Inspired by #13 and the sketch from My Favorite Things Sketch challenge.

My card:

Thanks for looking and good night.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Variety is the spice of cardmaking

My two cards today are certainly different.  My first card has lots of color inspired by the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 149

and using the sketch from There She Goes 145

to create this:

CIC149, TSG145
Not my favorite card, but I tried something new.  I used the colors of the toppings of the cupcakes as my  inspiration. 

My second card is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge 153

and the color challenge (or lack of color) for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 174 which is white on white. 

It's difficult to see, but the balloons are glittered as well as the strings.  The balloons were colored with Copics before applying crystal stickles to them.  This card I like because of the textures from the embossing and the bow that gave me no trouble.  lol

Check out the challenges and give them a shot.  It's fun to stretch yourself and step outside of your box every once in a while. 

Thanks for looking and good night.