Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day Trend Challenge Card

Guten Tag Card
I was determined to do all five of the challenges at Ellen Hutson's Classroom Blog. This is the last one. You were to create a card with a current trend. Since I had a new chevrons embossing folder plus chevrons border stamp, I decided I needed to "go
chevrons" as my trend. :) The stamps are by Gina K Designs and the patterned paper is by BoBunny. I used some mini script flowers by Prima Marketing with mini black brads to attach them with. Speaking of mini, I tried my new mini doughnut maker for the first time today. I almost laugh when I say "new" because I bought it back in April.
I had bought a cinnamon sugar doughnut mix at Kohl's to use with it too. It worked great and the doughnuts were really good. In fact they were much better than I ever expected and can't figure out why I hadn't used it sooner! It takes four minutes to do six of the mini doughnuts. It was even easy to clean. :) I have a feeling we'll be using it a lot the next few months. Maybe I waited because I know doughnuts and hot tea are in order for the colder months coming up. Wink. :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Cardmaking Day Pinterest Photo Challenge Card

Pinterest Inspiration Challenge Photo
I did the below card using the Pinterest photo above for "inspiration." This was a challenge at Ellen Hutson's Classroom Blog. I had to put my "thinking cap" on for this one. :)
OK Birthday Card
I finally settled on patterned paper by BoBunny that resembled the flowers on the photo. I tried to use all the main colors in the photo too. The sentiment stamps are by Gina K Designs. The chipboard OK sentiment is by GCD Studios. The diecut is a Sizzix Framelit. I finished it off with photo corners and jewels in kiwi and purple. So how did I do? I can see elements in the photo on my card (but I may be the only one.) Wink. :)

World Cardmaking Day Sketch Challenge Card

Hello Bicycles Card
Sharing another card I did this afternoon for World Cardmaking Day. This card is based on a sketch challenge at Ellen Hutson's Classroom Blog. I used stamps by Hero Arts (the bicycle and typewriter alphabet) with matching Sizzix Framelits to cut the shapes (bicycle and pennants). The papers are by Little Yellow Bicycle. The large diecut is also by Sizzix. I used a chevron embossing folder by Sizzix. I finished it off with white brads. Easy peasy...the best kind.
My hubby surprised me this afternoon by taking me to a movie. We went to see the new Clint Eastwood movie "Trouble With The Curve." I didn't have the heart to tell him I would rather stay home and make cards.....He didn't know it was a cardmaking holiday. Wink. :)

World Cardmaking Day Scene It Challenge Card

Joy Reindeer Card
Here's another challenge card for the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog. This challenge was to create a "scene it" card. I did a quick and fun card using Hero Arts stamps with matching Sizzix Framelits to cut them out. I also used some Sizzix embossing folders for added texture. I colored the reindeer image with Copic markers but used colored inks by Clearsnap on the the other stamped images. I finished it off with some tiny colored star brads found at Michael's. I hope you've had as much fun today as I have making cards. :)

World Cardmaking Day 1st Challenge Card

Naughty List Card
Happy World Cardmaking Day! This has to be my favorite holiday! :) I'm sharing a card I did for the first challenge at Ellen Hutson's Classroom blog. The challenge was to make a holiday greetings card. I used a new stamp set by Unity Stamp Company which has the cute sentiment and Santa image. The puffy stitched trees are by KI Memories. The pretty blue "glitter" cardstock is by Diecuts With A View. I colored the Santa image and highlighted the torn strips of snow with Copic markers. If you like fast and easy, then this is the card for you. :) Hope you liked my card. I'll be back lots today with different cards for all the goings on of World Cardmaking Day. :) I even have a parade to attend later this afternoon. Our little town has a fall festival each year in October. My youngest daughter will be marching with the school band in the festival's parade. So mom here will be there will bells on and a camera in hand. :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

RRR-Hampton Art blog hop badge (2)

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Hampton Art Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop. :) My grandmother had breast cancer many years ago and was a survivor so this blog hop theme is very true to my heart. You'll want to check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling Blog plus the Hampton Art Blog for details about prizes during this hop. :) Now let me share the card I did:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

I used Hampton Art's Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary cling stamps for my image and sentiment.
I also used their Think Pink ribbon image (KN2456). After stamping the images, I did some basic coloring with my Copic markers. I used some pink crocheted lace by May Arts which is found at Really Reasonable Ribbon. If you think the flowers on the card look "real", that's because they are. Diecuts With A View has some pressed petals which I thought were perfect for this card. I used their Pink Larkspur which can be seen here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Remember to leave a comment at each of the participating blogs for a chance at great prizes from Hampton Art and Really Reasonable Ribbon. Details about prizes are on the Hampton Art blog and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog. If you are doing the whole blog hop, then you came here from Dawn's blog. You'll want to go to my pal Gloria's blog next and remember THINK PINK!