Monday, August 27, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge #256

I missed last week's challenge because I was traveling for work.  This week's Mojo Monday Challenge was round or square.  Being the circle-challenged crafter, I opted for the square option.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my creation:

I used paper from DCWV's Timeless Type Stack.

Have a great week!

October Afternoon Monday Challenge: Colors

The challenge today from October Afternoon was Colors.  The inspiration was a bowl of vanilla ice cream (or yogurt) topped with brightly colored sprinkles.

Here is what I came up with:

The paper I used is from DCWV's Stack 7.  The flower was made using a Spellbinder's Shapeabilities die set.  The quote came from Best Occasions Vellum Quote Paper.

To see the other projects people came up with for this challenge, go to the October Afternoon Flickr Group.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

You Make My Life Happy

For today's Saturday Card Sketch Challenge with Kimber, she gave us this sketch:

I turned the sketch on it's side (once I realized I cut my first sheet of paper incorrectly!) and came up with this:

I used Webster's Pages Petite Pages Sunday Picnic & Everyday Poetry combo pack for the paper.  I hope, whomever receives this card, smiles when they get it!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Adore U

I need to make a few more cards to fill the box before shipping it off to Operation Write Home.  Caro Hopkins, the shipping/packaging volunteer for my region, spends up to 60+ hours/week sorting and packaging the cards and then sending the boxes to our troops overseas!  I try to make my cards pretty generic (unless Caro tells us she needs a specific holiday or occasion).  For some reason, I have a vision of my little card as the last one left in the shipping box, and a soldier needing it for a special occasion.  I would hate for him/her to not be able to send a card to their loved one because my card was not appropriate for the occasion!

For this card, I used a cheery yellow cardstock base and some awesome paper from My Mind's Eye Bright Side Collection.  The blue heart is from Webster's Pages and the letters are Memo Hodgepodge from Jenni Bowlin.  Lastly, I added some black/white baker's twine at the top.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Black & White Picture Frame

I made this for one of my son's teachers.  It's really easy to turn a simple frame into something pretty with printed paper.  I used Mod Podge on the paper/frame and a pre-made embellishment.  To finish off the edges, I painted the trim around the frame and the opening for the sentiment in black acrylic.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge #254

Here is the sketch for today's Mojo Monday Challenge:

I decided to make a wedding card.  I used paper from Webster's Pages In Love Collection.  The sentiment and flowers are from We R Memory Keepers - Tres Elegant.

Tweet Memories Welcome Gift

I'm still addicted to Heidi Grace Design's Tweet Memories and Tweet Dreams.  In fact, I'm about to run out of the paper and since it was released early this year, it's no longer available.  That being said, if you have any and want to sell it, I'm your girl.

A couple of months ago, the company I work for hired an amazingly creative and dynamic person.  I wanted to make a nice welcome gift for her; however, I was feeling very inept given her level of talent.  This weekend, I finally put my thoughts together and came up with this little gift set.  I made 5 note cards and a coordinating box.  The "Creative, Inspirational & Talented" sentiment on vellum came from Studio 112.  I learned that vellum and Mod Podge are NOT friends.  If I did it again, I would try a spray adhesive for the vellum.

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #133

Here's the sketch for this challenge from Operation Write Home:

And here is my card:

I used Bo Bunny's Hello Sunshine paper that I won from Simon Says Stamp!  Looking at the card, I should have put the sentiment on cream card stock and attached it to the yellow paper; however, it is more prominent on the card than it shows in the picture.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just Wanted to Say Hi...

I followed a sketch for this card and I think it was for a challenge; however, it was such a busy week at work, I put it aside and have no idea which blog had the sketch!  Anyhow, here it is!  Another card I made with that cute Edamame paper from K & Company.

Mojo Monday 253 Contest

Took me a few days past Monday to get this one done.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card.  I needed a card for a baby shower gift so I hope she likes it!

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge #84

I've been so busy with work lately, I haven't been able to keep up with blogs and challenges; however, I had about 30 minutes of free time Wednesday and was able to put this together for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge.

Here's the challenge sketch:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 6, 2011 - Never Forget

Please make some cards and send them to Operation Write Home.  Our deployed troops need to know we are thinking of them and that we care.  And please, don't ever forget the 31 Americans who lost their lives in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.