Friday, September 30, 2011

Orange, Yellow, Brown

This morning I woke up at 7:15 and the foster puppy was still sleeping.  Times they are a changin!  I wanted to do some card making this morning and had an idea all worked out in my head so out of bed we all got.

Guess what?  It's another Thank You card.  For those new to this blog let me explain the ongoing creation of Thank You card after Thank You card.  I foster for AARCS and they send out hand made Thank You cards to all people that donate.  They are a great organization who relies entirely on donations to make ends meet. Without them, my current foster puppy would surely not be alive today.  If you are interested, you can read more about Willie here.  Now on to card making....

I've been wanting to try the faux mosaic tile technique posted by Kim on the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog.  This is the card I came up with.  I think it looks better in the picture than in real life.  The yellow trees show up better.  I need a bit of work on my blending technique on the background but I think it's pretty good for a first try. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CR84FN Challenge 39
Scrapbooker's Paradise PPC35
Penny's Challenge #63
4 Crafty Chicks  Challenge 57 Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pink, green and black

I made this card for the Catch the Bug Challenge.  It's a duo challenge using a sketch and the colors pink, green and black.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug
Digistamps4joy Challenge #28
Simon Says Stamp Use Dies or Punches challenge

Autumn Card

I won some Autumn chipboard stickers and dies from a previous challenge.  I figured I better put them to use since I was so excited when I won.  I made this simple Autumn card with them

I'm entering this in the following challenges  
4 Crafty Chicks Fall/Autumn Challenge
CPS Challenge 237

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halloween Card

Today I made a Halloween Card.   The other day I went to Home Depot and ended up at a craft store next door and managed to talk myself into some new Halloween paper.  Weird how these things happen!

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sunday's Sketch & Stamp Challenge 73
Anything Goes Challenge 50

Monday, September 19, 2011

Card Making on a Monday

I started a card yesterday that I didn't get a chance to finish.  I find the color in the photo a bit off.  The background paper is much more plumb color than I think it looks in the picture.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Play Date Cafe Challenge #99

CPS #236 Part 1

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thank You Card...again

Yes, you guessed it, today I made a Thank You card.  I saw a new (to me) technique using glitter at the local scrapbooking store and decided that I must try it.

The bottom piece has the glitter and I think the dog paws are really cute.  It was my first try, to it's a bit rough, but I still think it turned out OK.  I also really like this dog stamp and since I'm making Thank You cards for an animal rescue it's likely to show up in quite a few of my cards.

I'm entering this card in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge  #121

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge

CDAC has a progressive challenge going on with free images distributed every two weeks.  To continue in the challenge you have to use at least one of the images to move to the next round.  This round's theme is back to school.  Not having children, inspiration is a bit of a challenge for me, but this is the 'card' I came up with. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thank You card

Thank goodness I never get sick of making Thank You cards!  I've been wanting a punch around the page and since there was a sale I figured it was a good time.  I was anxious to try it out and came up with this card.  I've also been wanting to use this ribbon.

I honestly think this is one of the simpliest cards I've made, but it looks so pretty.  I can see that punch getting a lot of use :)

I'm entering this in the following challenges
MMSC 119
Catch the Bug Anything Goes

Halloween Card

I bought some Halloween stamps a couple of weeks ago and figured it was about time that I tested them out.  This is what I came up with.

I'm going to enter this in the CPS 234 Part 1 challenge
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