Sunday, August 26, 2012


Since I ended my term back in February as a designer for 365 Cards I've played along a few times but it's been since before I started as a DT that I've done a whole week of challenges at 365 Cards. Well, this weekend I was motivated to get my card making groove on and created SEVEN cards for all the challenges this past week at 365 Cards. Of course, I also included inspiration from some other challenges so I'll list those below the pictures too.

Day 172 - Super Sketchy Sunday
 1. City Crafter Challenge Blog - use Washi/Tissue Tape and only two other items (my other two are rhinestones and baker's twine.
2. Crafty Creations Challenges - Gems and Twine
3. Cute Card Thursday - bling it up
4. Dutch Dare Card Challenges - bling it up
5. The Crafty Pad - twine

Day 173 - Recipe (quarter fold card, 3 bold colors, 2 patterned papers, glitter, 1 other embellie, sentiment)
3. Mojo Monday - sketch
4. One Crazy Stamper - BBQ or food
6. Stamp-n-doodle - loaded with layers
7. TotallyPaperCrafts - zesty summer colors
8. Whoopsi Daisy - two patterned papers

1. Alota Rubber Stamps - tree/trees: got two palm trees on there!
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - try something new: this is the first tunnel card I've made
3. Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - stitching real/faux: I faux stitched the umbrella patterned paper on the front
4. Daring Cardmakers - beach life
5. Everybody-Art-Challenge - summer
6. Fresh Brewed Challenge - something hot (colors or theme)
7. OLLCB - all at sea
8. Sassy Studio Designs - inside of the card
9. The Deconstructed Sketch - sketch
10. Sentimental Sundays - sewing or faux stitching plus sentiment

Day 175 - half and half (finish exactly half of the card)
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - elves, gnomes and pixies
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - fairies
3. {Cupcake Inspirations} - inspiration photo
4. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - back to school
6. Lexi's Creations - back to school/college
7. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - use a digi
8. Paper Issues - apple for teacher
9. Papertake Weekly Challenge - pins and needles
10. pile it on - I spy something with "P": Pencil!
11. Scrap-Creations - back to school
12. Simon Says Challenge - back to school
13. Stamping with Dragon - back to school

Day 176 - It's a textural thing (3 different techniques for adding texture): dry embossing, textured paper, fringe ribbon
1. Bearly Mine Challenges - anything goes
2. Creative Craft Challenges2 - monochromatic birthday
3. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS - use a sentiment as focal point
4. Fetch a Sketch - sketch
5. Hand Stamped Sentiments - herringbone (tutorial on SCS)
6. PaperPlay Challenges - sentiment as main image/focus
7. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - masculine
8. The Squirrel and The Fox - one for the men

Day 177 - color combo (mine are a bit brighter but along the same line)
1. clean&simple - sketch
2. Paper Playtime - polka dots plus a sentiment
3. The Crazy Challenge - anything goes

Day 178 - Two Techniques (Sanding, Masking, Embossing, Stamping with Ink, Shading with pastels, and Sponging): I used embossing and sponging
1. BasicGrey Challenges - anything goes: I used Eerie patterned paper
2. Crafts and Me - autumn colors
3. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - ribbons and bows
4. Mo’s Challenge - distressing + Mo Image
5. sketch saturday - sketch
6. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - out of the frame
7. The Cutie Pie Challenge - borders and frames

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to School busy-ness!

Aloha! Well, some of you are getting ready to go back to school this coming week (yeah, mom) but for some of us (me!) we'll be starting our 4th week of school...UGH!!! With all the back to school supplies in the stores (since late June here) I've had this card bouncing around in my head for weeks. I'm sure I've seen something like it before but not recently so I'm taking credit for it! :) I simply did a 4"x9" black card base and then added the pink, silver, yellow and brown pieces. The tag is a sentiment stamp from Imagience. Here's some challenges that this one was inspired by:
1. Craft Your Days Away Challenge - Anything goes
2. Cute Card Thursday - back to school
3. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - back to school
4. Frosted Designs - twine or ribbon
5. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge  - back to school
6. Raise the Bar - back to school
7. Simply Create Too - back to school
8. Stamping with Dragon - any shape other than rectangle or square
9. There She Goes - back to school

Next up are a couple of cards that I made at the request of co-workers. These are probably the hardest for me to make because I usually don't know the people that are receiving them so it's hard for me to personalize them! So I ask myriad questions of the requesters and have them look at samples to get an idea of what they're looking for. So here's what I came up.

 The first one is based on another card I did awhile ago. Used the same patterned papers (SU! Bali Breeze DSP) but added some silver, changed the layout and a different stamp set (SU! Gifts from the Orient). Images are colored with copics. I also had the requester find a sentiment for the inside (thank you Hallmark!).  Challenges this one fits include:
1. 365 Cards - Squared - square card with at least 2 more squares
2. Delightful challenges - punches and dies
3. Fresh Brewed Challenge - no digis - use a rubber stamp
4. OLLCB - oriental
5. Paper Pretties - anything goes
6. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - anniversary or wedding

This next one is for a baby and used a punch art owl that I found on Splitcoast Stampers. I came up with the diaper and added a bow. The patterned paper on this one is SU! Tea Party DSP. The sentiment is SU! Riveting set. I used a Joy Fold pattern and the sentiment on the inside is from my favorite bear, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Challenges for this one include:
1. 365 Cards - Muted
2. Bearly Mine Challenges - anything with wings
3. Creatalicious Challenges - baby theme
4. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - winged things
5. Papertake Weekly Challenge  - spots 'n' stripes
6. Sassy Studio Designs - pop it up
7. The Cutie Pie Challenge - spots & stripes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!