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!


Sudha said...

Wow fabulous creations.


Imke said...

Sweet cards, Kim !

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great selection of creations! Just love the middle one the colours are stunning & the layout is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Marie said...

A really lovely collection of cards with a great design. Love the smashing owl. Thanks for joining us over at the Bearly Mine Challenges this week.
Love n hugs


Love, love, love to see what you've been up to! Back to school card is Timed perfectly! Ah, yes, 'tis that time of year...

Love the wedding card. You're coloring is perfecto! OK my accent is not so good...

The baby card is soooooo cuuuuuuute! You know I love punch art! Can't figure the wings though. You'll just have to share when we talk later.

So what's next? Can't wait to see some more of your creativity!

Love, SAM. Ask MOM

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the pencil :) Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards, great square cards (love that you broke out of the mold and used a non square die, woo hoo).

Diane J said...

All your cards are Gorgeous. Your pencil card is perfect for our 'Back to School' Challenge at Pennys Paper-Crafty. Thanks for sharing your card with us. Good luck in the draw and looking forward to seeing more of your lovely cards in our future challenges.
Diane PPC DTx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the little owl,great colours too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous project and two super cards.Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.


Wendi said...

Wow gorgeous cards and your Oriental one for our challenge is fabulous, amazing colouring
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ohh la la this week

Joann Burton said...

All are cute and adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Lydia said...

Such a great school card! Love the way you've used the brown and ripped it. Looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

DoBea A. said...

Love all of the cards! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 365 cards!!

Lozzapops said...

Aww that owl is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

Deb said...

your cards are so gorgeous!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Jovan said...

These are all so super cute! Thanks for joining SSD!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

sorry for the late reply x

Kim said...

Love all your cards! Very original, I like that. Thanks for joining us atbSweet Stampin' this week.

Jackie said...

What adorable cards! All three made me smile but I simply love the way you created that owl! Thank you for joining us this week at the Dare to Be Sassy Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.

Jackie, SSD DT

Julie said...

Oh my that owl is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

Kim Kelley said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining us at DTBST! HUGS


Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card. Gorgeous colours.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Wishcraft said...

They're all gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

joy said...

Great card for the challenge. Love the baby owl -- he is so cute. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

MIE(Mieko) said...

Cute cards! The punch art owl is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicous Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Corrinne Quinn said...

Geek IS chic! Fantastic pencil - love it!

I welcome you to share this with us at Tuesday Alchemy for our Back To School challenge! Lots of prizes!

Lots of joy,

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet cards!!! Thanks for taking part in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.