Thursday, September 30, 2010

Late to the Party...

It's been a while since I've surfed around the card-making world and it seems I'm late to Karen's Feline Playful Challenge Blog Party.  Hopefully she'll still let me play!

Karen has made searching for card-making inspiration easy with her Feline Playful Blog, where links to challenges are updated daily.

And until tomorrow - see I told you I was late to the party - she has blog candy offered up for her followers.  Check out all the great stuff for two lucky winners -

So why not hop on over and join with me... I soooo don't want to be the last one in the door!  LOL

Oh and on a craftiness note - I've got a couple of cards that I worked on while chatting with my mom (she visited this past weekend) just waiting for their picture to be taken and posted here... 


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Patriot's Day Thanks...

I wanted to post a card in honor of Patriot's Day, and this little bull dog from Inkadinkado's Patterned Pets stamp set makes me think of the Marines. 

I have no idea if the marines have a bull dog as a mascot, but everytime I look at it that's what pops into my head.

This card came together quick and easy!  I used the negative from a bunch of blue stars that I cuttlebug die-cut for the top border and sprinkled red die-cut stars around the bull dog.  I pulled the sentiment from my new Hero Arts Everyday Sayings set.  This could work as either a hero card, or a blank card for troops to write home on in the next box out to Operation Write Home.

Have a Great Day!

Paper:  Recollections Card Stock
Stamps & Ink:  Archival Jet Black Ink, Hero Arts Everyday Sayings sentiment, Inkadinkado Patterned Pets
Other:  Cuttlebug and star die cuts

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Inside a pack of Making Memories Autumn Splendor the following sheet has been taunting me:

While skimming through a variety of blogs, I saw Carol's card and was inspired to CASE it:

I switched it up a bit for the next one. 

These are so quick and fun that I plan to use up the entire 12x12 sheet for a series of notecards.  The only question that remains... is there a good way to use the scraps that I punched the little leaves from?

I used a couple of little leaf punches from a big kit I picked up at BJ's and sentiments from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings set.


Paper:  Recollections white and brown cardstock, Making Memories Autumn Splendor DP
Stamps & Ink:  Hero Arts Everyday Sayings, Archival Ink Jet Black
Other:  Zig Memory System .45mm black pen

Monday, September 6, 2010

One Card's Scraps......

Are another card's treasure! 

A few weekends ago I got to meet several local card-makers.  Boy did I learn A LOT!!!  But I think they had almost as much fun showing me all the cool tools and techniques as I did seeing them live and in person.  In a four hour window I managed to eek out one complete card. 

When I wasn't watching in awe, I was fingering through the DP "scraps" on hand and found a perfect combination to match my previously colored Sarah Kay Stamp (it may have been impossible not to find a perfect match in all the beautiful papers!).  I also fell in love with the SU embossed butterfly die cuts (I think that's the right credit), and sprinkled them on the card to finish it off.

Along with the completed card, I got a jump start on a second card, which I finished up later during the week at home...  Again I found the perfect DP scraps and tried the ticket punch as well. 

Looking forward to the next get-together!

Paper:  Watercolor paper, DP scraps
Stamps & Ink:  Sarah Kay...,  Archival Ink Jet Black
Other:  SU embossed butterfly die cuts, Tombow markers, water brush