Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fourth of July weekend cards

Okay, I've had several requests to add to my blog...just want to take a second to remind those individuals that I'm still working my full-time job, even though it is summer! :) So my card creations usually occur on the weekends. Here's what I did last weekend, which was a great weekend because I had THREE whole days to be creative! Well, two days ended up being card making the third was cleaning up/organizing my work space some more...a neverending endeavor as far as I can tell.
Card #1
This is my second submission for challenge(s), but my first using multiple challeges. It was a lot of fun to try to combine more than one challenge and meet the requirements of each. There may be some massaging of the requirements, but I think it works. The colors are for CC225, the layout is SC235, and there's no stamping (i.e., uses diecuts (expanded to include punches) and digis - the sentiment was printed off the computer) for LSC227. It's also my tribute to summer/the 4th and I'm guessing there's a challenge somewhere for that, but I don't know where... :)

Card #2
I got stuck in the no stamping mode so this card includes diecuts only and uses my NEW cricut :) Wanted to try this tri-shutter card, knowing it's been awhile since this challenge, but better late than never.

Card #3
Here's my submission for Saturday's inspiration challenge on SCS. The poster this is based on can be found here: http://www.posters.com/pv-468305_Meadow-Suite-I.html I also added this to the CAS21 challenge as I think the gold paint around the edge adds a bit of sparkle. Plus Karen Dunbrook made it a CAS FAV on Sunday!! YEAH! I'm very new to all the challenges and I'm finding it very rewarding.

Card #4
I'm thinking of giving this a co-worker for her birthday. Not sure I like it, had a hard time putting it together after coloring the scene. Anyway, I've got until August to decide! Also used this for another card for the IC187 challenge. Here's the insipration: http://www.posters.com/pv-399001_Jap...--Blossom.html

Also used it for StampinBs use metal challenge.

Okay, that was what I did this past weekend. Oh yeah, here's what my puppy did as I made cards....

If you're wondering, she's looking out the vent hole in my window for my in-room a/c...unfortunately, on Saturday I set up the a/c so she doesn't have this view anymore :( Oh well, she seemed to like the a/c on Sunday so I think she'll be okay until Fall :)

Also, wanted to let you know...if you want some details on cards I post here, you can also view them at SCS in my gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=157583

You'll also find some other cards/projects I've made in the last year or so on there...thanks for looking!

Aloha, Kim


Patti J said...

Kim, Great job on all projects! I'm afraid I'm one that pestered you to post! Sorry - I really did think you were off for the summer! Lol... I'll be good - I promise (actually, I think I will go pester S.A.M.!!!) That tri-shutter card is really fun! And girl, you could frame Card #3! Your co-worker will love her card - it's beautiful!


Yeah Kim! Taking time for yourself (even if you're doing that 'working' thing) is good for your Aloha spirit. Ya know what I always say, "Either you will or you won't!" And you did, that's my girl! Love, MOM

Anonymous said...

Great cards! I love the 4th one, it looks a bit oriental. Love the second one too, i'll have to try this sort of card.
Hope to see a lot of cards from you :)
Well done!
Hugs xx