Saturday, July 11, 2009

4 Cards in ONE day!

I've never made four different cards in one day, but was very inspired today! YEAH!

Today was also Malie's birthday so we played this morning with all her new toys from Gma and Gpa...although it's a bit small on her, she's an official Cards fan now! hehe! (Can you tell she HATES weating clothes?!?)

Okay back to the cards from today...
Not the best photo, but this is a wedding card I made for a co-worker. Her invite had a shimmery palm tree and water on white cs. So that was my inspiration and then I also tried to meet the following challenges in this card:
SC236 - Layout
LSC228 - Cropt It (hard tell but the palm tree is cropped a bit on the side, top and bottom)
StampinB #14 - Neutrals Only (whisper white and Sahara Sand)
This is my submission for the following challenges:
CC226 - Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, and Creamy Caramel
WT226 - Christmas in July
No traditional Christmas colors here! But living in Hawaii that's easy to do :) The tree is colored with the color challenge markers, embossed, and then the sand/water/sky were sponged in the same colors. Use a white gel pen to add some foam at the beach line and to the some of the ornaments before embossing. The layer with the sentiment is distressed which I thought made it look beach weathered...also thought the DSP looked a bit like a beach towel pattern.
Is it Christmas yet? I may modify the colors a bit and use this as my Christmas card this year... :)
This is one of my submissions for challenge IC188. Here is the item my card is based on:
The monkeys are from multiple Changito sets (I love these guys!), stamped on WW, colored with prismamarkers, embossed, and the background was sponged with CC craft ink. I'm also adding this to Monday's CAS22 challenge - birthday card. It's not too clean, but it was pretty simple :)
Here's my second submission to the IC188 challenge. It is based on this cake from the Chasing Fireflies catalog:
I've had this stamp set from Heidi Grace and just hadn't found a project for them. I wanted to use my prismacolored pencils for this one so that's what the seahorse and jellyfish are colored with (with gamsol). The sand and water are sponged with brilliance is sparkle. I smuged one spot, hence, the addition of the "imagine" word window...doesn't quite work but oh well! ;) Used liquid pearls to add the sparkle to the seaweed (that's for you, Mom!)
Oh yeah, the 365 challenge was to be inspire by else do you breathe underwater?!? :)

Well, that was my Saturday! :) Tomorrow will probably be spent getting puppy gifts/cards made as next Saturday will be spent with Malie's siblings celebrating their first birthday! yeah, yeah, I know...have a kid already (would make my mother happy), but puppies are so much easier! :) Anyway, hope this finds you well and have a wonderful time wherever you are.



Boy when you make cards - you make cards! Wish I could make 4 in one day instead of making one in 2 days! I know, you're younger than me and your brain works faster!

Patti J said...

Wow! I remember the days when MY brain cells would have been able to crank out 4 cards a day! Great job Kim! I love the idea of you changing up the colors on the one to make it a Christmas card! They are all just wonderful - great job coloring too! LOVE that pup! Hahahaha, folks have laughed at us for sending John's dog (our grand-dog!) gifts over the years, now I can say "well, Jim and Sally do it"! lolol Have a good day!