Monday, September 19, 2011

Ur 1

Happy Monday, all!

I know it's been awfully quiet around here. Sorry about that. :( The hubs and I just started a new eating regimen and it's taken a couple of weeks to get adjusted to. All is great and we've steadily lost poundage! woot! :)

Today's card is a fun one. I created this a month ago, I believe, for a dear friend of mine. She has a friend whose little one was turning one! Birthday cards are so much fun to make. I especially enjoyed making this one, since I tried a pack of dimensional stickers for the first time. Will definitely be incorporating more of these fun things in the future. :)

Forgive the dark photo.. I definitely need higher watt daylight bulbs. But, isn't that cake just awesome??? Love it!

Hope you enjoy this and have a great week ahead!! :)

CS: PTI Lemon Tart, New Leaf
PP: DCWV Sweet Matstack
Other: Spellbinders Label 4, K&Company Confetti Cake Grand Adhesions, Me&MyBigIdeas Alpha Chips

Friday, September 2, 2011

I am Glam! (ha!)

Happy Friday!!

So excited!!!!!!! to share that my card from yesterday's post was recognized by Friday MashUp's Design Team member Lesley Croghan! I am beyond ecstatic. wee!!! :)

(Click here for Lesley's post.)

Creating cards have become such a blessing to me. It keeps me sane *and* causes episodes of insanity at the same time. (You all know what I mean, right?? **paper! yummy paper!!** {insert shriek here} HA!) Truly though, being able to create and express one's creativity and then have that creation enjoyed by others is simple happiness to me. But then having it applauded on top of that is just... it absolutely warms my heart. It's a real gift.

So, to Lesley and the fab ladies at Friday MashUp: THANK YOU.   {shriek!}

PS. Don't miss out on the fun over at Friday MashUp! Check them out!
This week's challenge is SUPER fun! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Be yourself...

Morning, all! 

Can you believe it's September?!? acckkk! This means I'll soon get to create my most favorite: Christmas cards!! Trees and trimmings, reds and golds.. Nativity, angels, reindeer!! wee!!! Before I get *too* excited, let me get on with today's card. ;-)

I was reading through my blog roll and came upon a new-to-me challenge blog. Discovering new blogs is such a treat! I enjoyed the challenges on this newly discovered blog that I spent a good half of the morning reading through the pages. Much inspired by the DT, I decided to join in on the fun and create a card following Friday MashUp's Challenge #21 - Bossy and Sketchy!

The challenge is to create a card using the sketch and to add a dry embossed element. Hence, the name "Bossy and Sketchy." FUN, yea? :) I also took inspiration from Color Throwdown #157. Those color ladies sure know how to challenge! It took me a good 15 minutes to get my mind around combining blue, burgundy and... *gasp!* LIME green. After a few rough sketches, (I draw up the sketch and add elements on paper first. It saves me from wasting supplies. Yep, lesson learned. hehe) I decided on using patterned paper with all the beautiful shades and butterflies to boot! (I looooovvvvvvve butterflies!)

I busted out my Cuttlebug Script folder for the bottom strip. Don'cha just love that texture? :) The color challenge has us use a burgundy color. I swear that sentiment is a dark red. It's showing up bright red on my monitor. booo!

As you see on the left panel, I chose to cut out the large butterfly's wings (just the wings) to make it pop out from the rest of the butterflies on the paper. This was inspired by the sentiment. BE YOURSELF! Love that!

Anyway, that'll be it for now. I hope you all have a great Thursday. Stay yourself and be happy!!!! yay! :)

CS: PTI Enchanted Evening, Kraft, Spring Moss
PP: K&Company Amy Butler Söla Mat Pad, K&Company Susan Winget Botanical Mat Pad
Stamp: Fiskars Forever Friends Quotes
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Other: Cuttlebug Script folder, Recollections pearls