Monday, January 4, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I'M BACK! =)

Hello blogworld friends!!

I am SO happy to be back cardmaking and blogging again! Even with a crazy work schedule over the holidays and with family visiting, I couldn't resist checking out blogs over the past few weeks. I was *ITCHING!* to join a few challenges, but I felt a short break would be okay and being with family was much needed. :)

For today's post, I have two cards! Wee! I decided to take on
Mojo Monday's Contest Sketch and Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge! Yay!!! So FUN, so INSPIRING!

**Before I go on though, I'd like to say THANK YOU, MS KRISTIN over at JUGs!!! Thank you, thank you for recognizing my work for last month's Chalk Challenge. I truly appreciate it. It means a TON! and I just needed to let you know that!**

On to the cards! Yayy!!

Don'cha just LOVE! those balloons?!?! They're so FUN! Gotta love Inkadinkado images! :)

CELEBRATE - MojoMonday

Stamp: Inkadinkado Birthday Sentiments
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Hibscus Burst
Ink: Memento LadyBug, Tangelo, RoseBud
Other: CB Paisley ef, Recollections pearls, Michael's grosgrain ribbon, Fiskars Upper Crest punch

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I tried something NEW with this card: coloring with pencils. I colored in a few areas on this supercool! butterfly and softened it a bit with a blender pen. The colors bleeding outside the lines bothered!!! me in the beginning but I think I'm loving it now.. :)

THANKS FOR BEING YOU - JUGs

Stamp: Rubber Stampede Stylized Butterfly, TPC Christmas Glamour, StudioG sentiment
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, VersaMagic Cloud White
Other: Koh-I-Noor color pencils, blender pen, paper piercer, Recollections pearls, Michael's grosgrain ribbon

THANKS FOR LOOKING! Please leave a comment. I've missed them so! :)

11 comments:

Gabby said...

Great take on the sketch!

Thanks for playing along with JUGs! Hope to see you next week!

Gabby~guest DT

Beth Schultz said...

AWEsome cards!! I LOVE the MOJO one - the textures are fabulous! Beautiful work!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Love BOTH cards! The balloons are fabulous and the butterfly is so pretty! Love how you used both sketches! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tee Hee - WHen I first read your post I thought you used Mojo Monday and JUGS sketch on the SAME card and I wondered HOW you did that - but then I looked at the photos! Love both cards - way to get back in the challenge groove. Thanks for joining Just Us Girls as we kick off a new year! Hope to see you again.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! I like all the paper piercing on the second & that bow is to die for! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge! Hope to see you Saturday for a fun technique challenge!

Eve said...

cute balloons and cute card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun idea to use ballons for your Mojo card. The second card is pretty.

Lea L. said...

These are both so pretty!! I love the balloons and jewels on the first one, and the background is fabulous on the second one! Great job with both sketches!

♥Lea

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the baloon card! FAB!

Sandra Farrell said...

I love those balloons. and you did such an awesome job of cutting and mounting them. What an adorable card. If you are interested in challenges, please come and check out our new challenge blog www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com

Tracey Cuccia said...

beautiful creations!!! I love them both! So glad you could play along with Just Us Girls this week! Hope you'll be back on Saturday for a new challenge!!