Friday, December 31, 2010

Flashback Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 365 Cards

The first birthday card is for Day 306 at 365 Cards - Flashback Friday. The challenge was to use some metal on you card. For this card I used metal embossed with my Cuttlebug numbers folder, Patterned Paper is from Scenic Route, Flower is Prima and the ribbon is from Marcella by K and Company.

The challenge for Flashback Thursday, Day 305, was to use a silhouette on your card and just black and white. Papers are from Bazzill, 7 Gypsies and Pink Paisley. The chip is from Bazzill and the rub on is from Bo Bunny. Finally, I embellished with a Jenni Bowlin butterfly.

I finally found a jingle bell for Flashback Tuesday, Day 303! Paper is from Pink Paisley. The image was something from my stash. I tied around the image with jute and added the jingle bell!

I hope each of you has the most wonderful of new years!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Three New Cards Based on Flashback Challenges

Flashback time at 365 Cards. Since I just recently started doing their challenges these are all new to me.
First, day 304 Flashback Wednesday, do a super simple card taking up only about 1/3 of the front cover with decoration.

Second, day 302 Flashback Monday, select three patterns. I used paisley, gingham and hounds tooth.

Finally the sketch of the week:

Now if I can just find something small around to make noise I also have Flashback Tuesday done! I am loving these challenges!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

365 Cards - Day 298 Think Three

I am caught up with the challenges for this week! Yeah! Today's challenge was to use three embellishments in groups of three. I have three light yellow bloom-lets from Eye-Lets Etc. I added three pink bling center rhinestones. Finally, I added three silver brads, which I distressed with my son's hammer and a piece of brass jewelry finding for some texture. I am looking forward to Christmas and to see what 2011 brings!

Hope that your holidays are merry and bright! May you enjoy with relaxation the birth of our Savior, Jesus!

365 Cards - Day 297 Think "Cute"

This challenge was really a challenge for me! Think "cute". I don't usually think cute when I make cards or scrapbook pages. So off I began.

This card was created on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card blank. The patterned paper is from my stash - Scenic Route. For inspiration, I used sketch #20 from CardMaker Magazine (November 2010). The stamp is a "freebie" from Some Odd Girl called Deery. After adhering the two background layers, I used a mini flower punch and punched flowers from the coral pink dots of a left over piece of the paper. I highlighted each of them with glossy accents. When the glossy accents were dry, I added light green rhinestones. Deery was added last, along with the lettering. I colored the stamp with Sakura Glaze Collection pens (one of my new favorites). To be super-cute, I added a tiny Offray ribbon bow. The deer is mounted on dimensional tape. So here you have my interpretation of cute.

Thank for looking and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

365 Cards - Day 296 Imagine This: Mistletoe

So when I think mistletoe, I think love - okay kisses really! White, green and round shapes also come to mind. This card entitled "love" was created for the 365 Cards Day 296 challenge. To be inspired by mistletoe. It has the soft greens and whites and the round shapes. I especially like the pearl flower center to echo the idea of mistletoe. Love and smooches to you this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

365 Cards Sketch of the Week and Day 295

Two new cards from me. The sketch card is inspired by the 365 Cards sketch of the week. January is going to be a time of baby showers at work, so one of my co-workers asked me to make some baby cards. This is the first one of the batch. Both of the babies we are welcoming are girls! As a mom of a boy I am much more comfortable in blue than pink, but always willing to give it a shot!

The second card is for the day 295 ad inspiration. The photo was of candles, music and lots of cream, green and gold. I need a card for Preston as he is singing a solo on Christmas in the children's choir. I got the image from Some Odd Girl, which is the 365 blog sponsor of the week.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

365 Cards Day 293 - Feeling Scrappy

Challenge 293 on 365 Cards was to use scraps on your card. 7 scraps that is! For this card, I did some paper weaving of scraps for the background. It was adhered to another scrap, that I didn't count in the total. I ran the weaving through my Cuttlebug to emboss it. I think it looks like grandmas quilt. The house was stamped on another scrap. The roof was stickled for a little snowy/icy look.

I hope each of you is blessed with a wonderful Christmas. I hope you are blessed with the warm and cozy feelings of home.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

365 Cards - Day 290

For the challenge at 365 Cards today the theme is Touchy Feely - Let's see texture 3 ways: Embossing (dry or wet), Glitter or Flocking, Fabric or Lace - so I could choose one from each of the 3 groups to meet the requirements of the challenge.
For this love card I chose to dry emboss, use glitter and lace. I really liked the idea of this challenge. I used an EK Success heart punch to make the little heart windows. All the patterned paper is by Crafty Secrets. I found the ribbon flowers at the dollar store and the floral spray is from Prima. Thanks for stopping by!


Six Impossible Things

I love this quote from Alice in Wonderland. Six impossible things before breakfast.
This card was made for a challenge to use multiple fonts on a card at 365 Cards. I generated my fonts on the computer and accented the word six with Sakura glaze pens. The Red Queen image was hand stamped from a stamp by Crafty Secrets and colored with glaze pens.

So what six impossible things will you believe in? So far I have two this morning, plus on big one!
1. Jim's Jeep would fail electrically in the middle of the road after dying in the morning (yesterday).
2. The automatic water dispenser on the new refrigerator would fail (before breakfast).
3. I am blessed to be saved by God's grace!

The rest will come soon I am sure. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tags and a Card

I am so glad that I did Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas. Tag 11 is really my own. I used Tim's background technique of masking and inking. I used Broken China and Dusty Concord. I love these two colors. I made the charm in the lower left corner with a vintage brass charm holder that I had gotten in Arizona. I added a Jenni Bowlin chipboard button. I filled in with Glossy Accents to give the look of a glossy dimensional charm. Tim's tree became my packages. I really like all of the soft colors on this one.

Tag 12 is really a testament to Mary in the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I decided that my final tag would focus on the CHRIST in Christmas. I found this beautiful image of Our Lady on line. I carefully cut and mounted her and used Distress Stickles in Rock Candy to add the shine. The background was toned down by and Ivory wash of acrylic paint. The holly is from Prima as are the roses.

I just found out my friend Wendi Hatter was selected for the 365 card Sketch Blog design team. Yeah Wendi! So I thought I would pop over and check it out. Today's sketch is a winner! It was designed by Pam Maas. I decided to go with a Paris theme and yes Wendi's card inspired me. I used Crafty Secrets Papers and Stamps to make my card, entitled Bonjour! The punches are EK Success and Martha Stewart. The ribbon from Offray. Thank you for stopping by.

Peace to you this holiday season.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Pseudo Tim

So, I am caught up on Tim's tags and will post 10 and 11 on Monday! It has been a lot of fun creating tags using Tim's techniques and my style! On that note, next year, I will be doing the 12 tags of CHRISTmas. That is tags that have Christian themes following Tim's techniques. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Here are my renditions of Tim Holtz's tags Days 3, 4 and 5! I am caught up! The more square tag is another one I did

practicing inking. I love this Santa image from Crafty Secrets. Most of the stamps I am using are from Crafty Secrets. I am a real fan of their products. I hope you all are having a wonderful time preparing for the events of Christmas!
Joy and peace to you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Twelve Tags of Christmas

Okay, I am playing along with Tim Holtz on his wonderful 12 tags of Christmas! I have one and two done. My renditions are not exact because I am not going to buy new things to do them. I love to figure out alternatives and see how close I can get!
Here is number one Tim's dies - nope (Insert a sad, frugal face here). No problem, I punched my fence and free cut the house.
Tag stamp - nope. Used a vintage tag with rub ons from my stash.
Star charm - YES! Yeah, I am glad I make jewelry.

So, day 2, I am bound to have more supplies! Right? Right? Nope!!!!

So I didn't have the right stamps, the felt or the quite right colors. I did have this fun Tim Holtz bird stamp and I was able to do multiple colors on it. Didn't have exactly the same flourish or music. The music stamp is from Crafty Secrets and I thought it did great for the background.

Okay, so here is keeping my fingers crossed for day 3, gotta have one day when I have all of the supplies on hand. Come on Tim, come do an inventory before you create another tag!

Here's wishing you more holiday joy!