Saturday, October 30, 2010

Laughin' Giraffes

Quick post! I love this image from Faith at Designed2Delight! They are the freebie this week for those that participated in last week's challenge or you can purchase them in the store. Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. CardPatterns - sketch
2. CCEE Stampers - CAS card
3. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
4. Double Delight Challenges - embossing
5. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - keeping it clean and simple
6. Inktegrity - Anything goes
7. Lexi's Creations - birthdays
8. Paper Pretties - square card
9. Paper Romance Challenges - pleated ribbon
10. Party Time Tuesdays - Carrot Cake Color Challenge (orange, brown & white/ivory) + birthday sentiment on front
11. Sentimental Sundays - birthdays + sentiment
12. The Creative Cottage Challenge - embossing
13. The Pink Elephant - brown & orange
14. There's Magic In The Air - some kind of die cut
15. TotallyPaperCrafts - bling it on

And here's a pic of the inside...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

365 Cards - Day 241 - Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards!! Today Pam is sending us on a scavenger hunt around to find things to use on a card that you normally wouldn't. Looking around my house I found these carpet hearts that came from my puppy's food and water bowl mat (see pic below). When I bought the mat,, the hearts weren't quite punched out all the way so I grabbed'em to use on this card!
I got to use the super cute Cocoa in  a box image from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps which I thought went really well with the fuzzy hearts! Here's a picture of the inside that finishes the sentiment on the front...
Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - die cutting/punches: not only where the hearts originally die cut from the carpet (guess I can't claim credit for that though), the picture corners and edge on the inside were cut with punches
2. allsorts challenge blog - spot and stripes: the stripes are obvious, but it may be harder to see that the green paper is actually dotted and I added glitter to those too!
3. Bee Crafty - Christmas + digi image
4. clean&simple - sketch
5. Crafty Cardmakers - do something with a digital image other than print and color: I paper pieced the image and popped up the mouse's face
6. Crafty Creations Challenges - red, brown, and green
7. Creative Card Crew - punches: see above
8. Delightful challenges - It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas
9. Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club  - the one I love
10. digital tuesday challenge - non-crafting item + digi: see above
11. Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps  - thanksgiving and Christmas cards
12. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - any celebration
13. Other Lovelies – Thoughtful Thursdays - letter H: Hearts
14. pile it on - holiday card using red/white/green + something soft: think my pieces of carpet are pretty soft!
15. Simon Says Challenge - punch'em: see above
16. The Crafty Pad - Christmas theme
Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you find around the house to use on your card!

Monday, October 25, 2010

We're going to the dogs...

I made 3 cards for a co-worker that's moving into another position within our organization. True, she's not totally leaving but those of us that were working with her on a daily basis will definitely miss her. So I made some cards to show her that. She's a dog lover (she has 3 of her own and is part of a local dog training organization too) so the choice of images was pretty easy (all are from Meljen's). :) Here they are and the challenges I was inspired by for each:
1. Crafty Cardmakers - use something you got for free: I got the dog bone template for the card base for free on-line
2. Flourishes - anything goes but buttons and bow
3. Frosted Designs  - die cuts: the image, mat and sentiment panel are all die cut
4. Lots To Do - easel or shaped card
5. Paper Makeup Stamps  - don't be square
6. Simple Doodles - shape it out
7. The Sweet Stop - sketch...we'll very loosely based on this sketch :)
8. Totally Gorjuss -  sparkle

1. Aly's Sunday Challenge - distressed
2. Challenge up your life - easel card
3. I Did it Creations Challenge - "surprise me"
4. Mark's Finest Papers – Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - use die cuts/punch
5. Meljens Design Team and Challenge: anything goes
6. Sentimental Sundays - distressing + sentiment
7. The Crazy Challenge - tons of shapes
8. the sweetest thing... - sketch
1. For Fun Challenges - red, brown, and cream
3. Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!