This is the Bonus Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You this week. I don't know what it is about circles and ovals lately but there have been a lot of them lately. I am not a circle/oval person/ scallop, I much prefer the straight, clean lines of squares and rectangles! That is why it is called a challenge I guess! I took in 3 challenges with this card. The sketch challenge, the 365 Card Challenge and the Use Challenge, yay me!
Taylor's sketch this week: Here is my card (yes I got rid of that stray piece of fiber!). Another Tilda I am in love with! If my old pics were digital, I would post a pic of Danica so you could see why I love these Tilda's so much! The Tilda is mounted with foam squares.
I used this weeks Bella Sketch for this card, but no Bella. I just felt like using my Sugar Nellies again, she is just so darned cute (I'm sure it is because Eulanda keeps talking to me about this sweetie) Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye Cardstock: CTMH Stamps: Sugar Nellie; CTMH Ink: CTMH Ribbon: CTMH Buttons: Papertrey Ink
The CPS sketch this week: I started out with the sketch but swayed from it a bit! Oh well, that is what a sketch is all about! I received the owl in a RAK awhile ago and finally got up the nerve to use her!
Here is another sketch from Laura, always love their sketches! I based my card loosely on the sketch! I promise I will put this paper away for awhile now! I just love it, everything just goes together so quickly and easily with this paper and always looks great!
For all of my followers that are scrappers, I have been scrapping a bit lately too. I do a yearly album for each of my daughters. I am working on Danica's 2008 album. Of course some of the pages end up being almost exactly like I did in Jaimee's so I figure no point in posting them again. I will one day move on to something new and will post here!
The papers were still out so I thought I would try a mini card. This one is 4 X 4 and I used my sizzix die for the ice cream cone which I cut out of chipboard coasters as well - my own chipboard element! This is also my card for Rae's use it challenge: an eyelet, some polka dots and use something that you have had for over a year (my sizzix die!) Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Cardstock: CTMH Ribbon: CTMH Stamps: CTMH Sizzix Cricut Punches: SU!; crop-a-dile eyelet and fiber: CTMH button: Walmart
The Inspirational Card Sketch for this week: Here is the card I came up with. Took a bit of playing around (I had started with a different set of papers but had the same idea). I finally got what I wanted!
Pattern Papers: BoBunny; SEI; gcd
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and gems: CTMH
Cricut: Indie Art; Plantain Schoolbook
The flowers border is hand cut out with some of them on foam squares. The butterfly has a couple of layers of cardstock so that it is like a chipboard butterfly.
Another card I did all by myself (I've actually lost sleep over designing it - thinking about what I wanted to do when I should be sleeping! LOL). The pink shoe is mounted on foam squares. Pattern Paper: Making Memories Cardstock: Close to My Heart Stamp: Papertrey Ink Cricut: Storybook; Graphically Speaking ribbon and gems: Michael's
The Mojo Monday sketch this week: Here is my quick, easy and simple card. It will be for a kid so not too much time was spent on it! I used Shimmerz on the giraffe's spots and then mounted him with foam tape.
The sketch for this week from 2 Sketches 4 You For my card I actually mixed different paper packs (same company though) and a die cut from a different company... I'm starting to go out of my box! LOL! I usually stay within one paper pack but I am challenging myself to try new things!
I have pretty much used up all the paper from my My Mind's Eye paper pack, the colors just worked perfectly with these pics. I cut out the flowers from one of the pattern papers and some are mounted with foam squares. I used a sketch from the Page Maps book, which I tweaked somewhat and it is still not my favorite, but it worked for all the pics. Now that I see it, what a waste of DP down the center!LOL!
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye Cardstock: Goldrush, Hollyhock (CTMH) Stamps: Solo 1, Solo ', Happy Birthday (CTMH) Die Cut: My Mind's Eya buttons: CTMH ribbon: CTMH Cricut: Storybook
Another card with the Caardvarks Sketch. Now I have never bought stickers, yes I was a 'sticker snob' I thought why buy them when you can use stamps and make your own. Well lately stickers have been included with some paper packs that I have purchased lately and... well... I am no longer a sticker snob! I love them! This card went together quickly and easily - the longest was adhering the gems. Paper: Basic Grey Stickers: Basic Grey Rhinestones: CTMH stamp: CTMH fiber: CTMH Shimmerz (on the lips - looks like lip gloss!) Red Hot Card Scents - this card smells so yummy!
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I love the Caardvarks sketch so I did another card with it already! Paper: Die Cuts With a View Stamp: Verve Ink: CTMH Rhinestone Flourish: Prima pearls: Kaiser Scrapbook ribbon: Michaels Oval punch: SU!
Danica is a little party planner. She spends a lot of time planning, list making, searching for games, scoping out decorations, etc. She just loves to do this, therefore her birthday parties are mostly her doing (I just fork out the $$!). I love it! This page is not my normal type of page, I don't like symmetrical or 'perfect type' layouts, if you KWIM. I much prefer more random, haphazard looking pages. However, this layout from Inspired Blueprints did work for these pics. Of course another chance to use my new My Mind's Eye papers, I almost need more already! I cut out the flowers from one of the pattern papers and some are mounted on foam squares. Danica loves glitter so I had to glitter my letters. Finally, another thing Danica likes are stationary supplies (staples, clips, organizers, etc.) so I had to add a couple of staples to the page too! Pattern Papers: My Mind's Eye; CTMH Cardstock: CTMH Stamp: CTMH Ink: CTMH Ribbon and Buttons: CTMH Cricut: Alphalicious glitter
I not sure about this blogging thing, I end up buying things and making cards that I would have never made before! I have never made a Back to School card before, but when I saw this Tilda I just had to have her, she reminds me so much of Danica when she was little! So now I have made a card with her, I'll have to tuck the card in Danica's lunch on her first day of school - although she will be in middle school next year (yikes!) and may not want notes from mom! Stamps: Magnolia; Close to My Heart Pattern Paper: DCWV Cardstock: CTMH Markers: copics Shimmerz (on the lace of the dress and her hairband) Mini Letter stickers: Making Memories Cricut: Graphically Speaking; Plantain Schoolbook twill: reused packaging
I used sketch #11 from Inspired Blueprintsfor this layout. Papers: Collage Press Flowers and buttons: Making Memories Stamps: Close to My Heart Letter stickers: Collage Press Chipboard Letters: Close to My Heart Die Cut: Collage Press ribbon: Close to My Heart
The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You. I used a bunch of paper for this card, and I like how it turned out. It is also another card for the Caardvarks Challenge. The tree and monkey are on foam squares. The 'pole' is a toothpick.
Papers: Collage Press; Die Cuts With a View; Close to My Heart
This is this weeks Bellariffic Challenge. To make something with Bellas using this picture as inspiration. Here is what I came up with. I used My Mind's Eye paper again, I am loving that pack! It is also for Rae's Use it Challenge. And of course I used Lauren's sketch again. Oh and by the way after seeing the pic I have since colored over the flower stem with green, it was too white for my liking.