Sunday, November 8, 2009

Days 246- 252 @ 365 Cards

Please be prepared this is a LONG post as I wanted to catch up for the whole week at 365 Cards. I also used many other challenges but will indicate those under the appropriate days at 365. Thanks for looking and I hope you make it to the end! As always, if you want any details about how I did something or materials used, please leave a comment and I'll either post the info and/or send you an email answer. Aloha!

Got the idea for the poinsettias from Robyn and her card for Day 243 at 365. I don't have a Slice so I used the SU! 5 petal flower punch, Spring Blossoms punch, and 3 Heart punch to make my flowers. Got the idea for the punched sentiment window from Pam at 365. Other challenges used for this one:
Stampin B's #31 - Make a Christmas card.  In case you're interested, here's the inside of the card:

Also used the following challenges for this one:
~ Pile It On - #22 (Thank you) and #23 (Fall - leaves)
~ SPCC #22 -
~ FTL #67
~ Cuttlebug Spot #55
~ Our Creative Corner - inspiration challenge

Day 248 - Imagine This: Feathers
Okay, didn't have feathers for this one, but figured Pam used "feathery fibers" on her sample so I could too! Other challenges:
~ Flutter By Wednesday #82
~ Card Patterns #40

Okay, as a child of the 80's this was fun for me! This one actually needs some explanation. Not only is it 80's inspired (colors) but the "Happy Birthday" stamp is ACTUALLY from the 80's!! Many weekends of my childhood were spent at craft/art shows with my father's woodworking business and of course, I had to support our fellow crafters! So often I would spend the WHOLE weekend scoping out things I wanted to buy, I'm sure I did this for this stamp and saved money as it was unmounted. So having the father in woodworking I asked for a block to mount it on...this is where I think it got lost until earlier this year when my dad found it and sent it to me! Of course, it is very nicely mounted on a well sanded block! :) Thanks DAD! Thought it would be appropriate for this challenge (not sure I'll use it any other time, not really my style anymore!). Other challenges for this one:
~ Tuesday Morning Sketches  #18

This is the artist I was trying to remember when my mom did this card for the mosaic challenge, but I couldn't remember the name (guess that art history class 15 years ago didn't last...). Anyway, while I loved my mom's technique, I didn't want to take the time to find the stamps to use, so I used paperscraps from the other Christmas cards I've been making and created this one. Other challenges:
~ Get Sketchy #13
~ Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Winter-theme (with sparkle and ribbon) - hard to tell but some of the papers have glitter on them
~ Stampin' B's - Christmas card

I've been using a lot of red and pink on cards lately so went with that on this one. Got this cute stamp from my first challenge winning! Other challenges:
~ Stampin' B's - Christmas card

Okay, been watching Gloria and Rose break the rules left and right on these challenges, looked like fun, so I decided to join them!! The challenge on this one was to not decorate the white space, well, I didn't really embellish it, just used patterned paper and tried to make it look like a tree (hard to tell but it's cut in strips to give it a layered look). Oh well, it was the last card I made yesterday (see 6 above!) so my mojo was hitting the skids. Other challenges:
~ Stampin' B's - Christmas card

Anyway, hope you made it all the way through and thanks for looking! Hope you have a wonderful week. Aloha!


thescrapmaster said...

Well, ALL your cards are beautiful, but I think you did a fabulous job with the color combo!!
SPCC Creator

Danni said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Danielle said...

WOW! Great cards!
So glad you joined us this week at SPCC!!

Nilla said...

I'll compensate your long post with a short replay, lol! Gorgeous cards, Kim! Hugs Nilla

Gardenia said...

Great cards, what an awesome job you have done with them all!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! Have you been busy!! All your cards are awesome. Love your 80's card, you did a great job with the sketch.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Anonymous said...

Amazing cards. You have been busy this week. Great job.

Stamping SAM said...

Great cards bu DD! Can't wait to send you all the stuff I bought you this week-end!

Now I have a challenge for you - do one card everynight so we don't have to wait till the week-end to view all your creations!

Just tell your Kate you're busy...

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love all of your cards! They are just fabulous! Great job with the SPCC color combo!

Susan said...

Wow! You are a talented cardmaker! Thanks for including SPCC.

Sandra Farrell said...

Great Thanksgiving card. Thanks for playing at SPCC. Please check out my blog for BLOG CANDY!!!

Kristina said...

So many fabulous cards - thanks for joining us as SPCC this week!

Heidi said...

holy cow every last one of this is fabulous! great job on the spcc colors.

Heidi, SP Diva

chercroppin said...

Oh my, you've been busy! All of them are just fabulous!

Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you join us again this week too!

Nina said...

Wow Kim, you really pump 'em out! love them all but I too love the color combo with that butterfly, I soo love the fiber on it for the texture and I also love the mosac one where all the pp is doing all the work for you in pattern and color and design! But truly all wonderfully beautiful cards!

Emily said...

Wow!! All of your cards are gorgeous.

Emily-SP Diva

Get Sketchy said...

wow you've been a busy little bee....
Thanks for playing along with us at GETSKETCHY!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday! :)

~amy~ said...

wow! You've been, love, love all your cards!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! You've HAVE been busy!! These are all such fabulous creations!! What fun and inspiration to go through them all! :) Thanks for playing at Flutterby this last week!! HUGS

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards! Love all of them!