Monday, May 31, 2010

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy June Everyone! I love the beginning of each month when the blog hop starts so I can see what great ideas everyone has for the new stamp of the month! This month the stamp set is Wonderful Friend. It features stamps to honor the men in your life or other wonderful friends.

If you're coming here from Shannon's Blog you're on the right track. If you would like to see a list of all the participants visit Kathleen's Blog. You don't have to start at the beginning because it's one continuous loop so hop on anywhere and just keep going. You'll discover so many great pieces of artwork and ideas!

I chose to make the enchanted closure card out of the Wishes How-To book. I had one more Father's Day card to make so I decided to use this stamp set and opportunity to finish that task. I love the fun closure on the card. I went with all card stock and used the argyle stamp set to make the background and then sanding to give the distressed look. My favorite part of this stamp set are the great sayings.

Now how over to Nancy's blog to see her inspiring art. Enjoy the hop and hope to see you back next month!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 79 - Color Scheme

It's Color Challenge Day at 365 Cards! I love color challenges. Today's colors are below.

I wanted to create something that wasn't patriotic because that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the colors. I decided to go with a birthday card suitable for a boy. It's a fun gate fold card with distressing and stamping. The entire thing is made with cardstock and ink which for me is sometimes a challenge too.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 77 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Yesterday was Sunday so that means another Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards! I love the sketch challenges and today was no different. For this weeks sketch I took a different twist and cut out the oval on the front to revel the stamped design inside. I used the fabulous new rainbow stamp set and cloud paper from Splendor. Lots of fun! Look back later for a second post for today's challenge.

I had the card for Sunday done and the pictures take but I didn't get it posted until this morning. It was so nice outside yesterday that we spent time playing some baseball and enjoying the sun.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Criss Cross Applesauce

I'm sure anyone who's had preschoolers has heard of this phrase but today it's the 365 card challenge. Make a card with a criss cross pattern...simple as that. Today I've made this fun rainbow card with a new stamp set. I'm in heaven lately getting to play with lots of new stamp sets. The cloud and one of the rainbow stripes is a criss cross pattern. Such a fun card to give anytime.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Recipe Day

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is a card recipe. Make a card using only the following items:

- 4.25x5.5 standards size card
- 2 patterned papers
- stripes
- 1 piece of ribbon
- stamped image
- stamped sentiment

Ok I have to admit that when I read the challenge this morning I thought it would be easy to pull off but when I actually sat down to do it I found it rather difficult. As I read the instructions I wasn't sure that I could add additional paper for the stamped image and sentiment so I went bare bones and kept to the directions exactly. The stamped image and sentiment were stamped on a light brown paper with dots. The other patterned paper is obviously stripes which counts as the stripes as well. Next is the ribbon to end it. In the end I'm not thrilled with it because it seems like it's really missing some pizzaz. Hopefully tomorrow will find me a bit more inspired.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Buttons and Bows

Today is all about Buttons and Bows. Add four of each to a card. All in all a fairly easy challenge although it's taken me an hour to get the card made. I had several distractions and just didn't to spend uninterrupted time on it. I got to use a brand new stamp set which I love though so all is good.

I used all cardstock today and spiced it up with dry embossing and sanding. Some dots and some stripes. I popped out the flower for some added dimension.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm back!

I know it's been over a month but I'm back and the 365 card challenge again! It was a very busy month and I just didn't have a spare minute to fit in anything extra so I had to take a break. I've missed the card challenges and all the inspiration I got by doing it!

Today's challenge is Tri Colored. Make a card using an image (stamped or digi) and only three colors (black and white not included). Different shades of one color can't be used as one color. I decided to go with this cute file card and add stars. I inked these up and added them to the card. I used CTMH colors Vineyard Berry, Sorbet and Olive. I sanded to distress.

I was inspired today and decided to also take on the Mojo Monday Challenge. This challenge involves making a card using the sketch provided. I went with a simple and small card I will put in a certain someones lunch box tomorrow as a surprise. He's been missing the mom notes lately.
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