Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July, Birthday AND Challenge Card......

Wow, talk about multi tasking! First and foremost, I was creating this card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This time the challenge was "Getting Edgy". Any project with a fun edge on it.  I had to do a picture without the white underneath so you could see the "edge" on it.

There are so many really cool border or edge punches any more, but I decided to go even "edgier"!  I used my large star punch from Stampin' Up! to create my edge.  The red and white strip is a piece of ribbon, and the firecracker was made from cutting a rectangle in blue and then cutting some red strips to glue on it.  I LOVE the cards that use your own handwriting, and though I don't love my handwriting, it's not too bad.......until I start trying to write on my projects!  I don't know what happens to me when I try that!  It never even looks like my handwriting.  I never know whether to just write fast and get it over with, or if it would look better to write slower and try to have more control......nothing works for me.  UGH!  So if anyone has any advice on this matter, please enlighten me via email or in the comments section - I would appreciate it!!

Here is the card from the front showing the edge when it's slightly open....

And here is the card from the front with it closed......

I also debated on whether to cut off the part of the stars that were hanging over the edge, but then I thought, "wait, it's suppose to be EDGY!"  So I left them.

This card serves another purpose - it's going to be J's dad's card for his birthday.  His birthday is on July 3rd and I have heard him mention that his birthday always got kinda mixed in with the holiday; so even though I used the patriotic colors, I wanted to be clear on what we're celebrating.  I think he'll love it!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I love the comments!  If you wanted to see more of the projects from this challenge, or to play along, go here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer time, busy time!

I'm still around!  I haven't posted any new projects for a few weeks, but there will be some fun posts coming soon!  I have kids coming and going throughout the summer for their summertime visits, so when they are here, I don't take too much time away from them to craft.  I will, however, have some more projects to post in the coming week with an exciting announcement!  I hope you'll keep checking back or better yet.....sign up for my updates by email and you'll know exactly when I post something new!  Stay tuned........

Friday, June 10, 2011

Birthday Card

This card came to me as an idea that I wanted to try and honestly didn't know if I could pull it off!!  I'm so glad that I finally tried it because it came together so quickly and was simple to do.  I think in my mind, I make things so much more complicated than they are!  And guess what?  NO STAMPING!!  I don't think I've ever made a card like that before!  Enjoy and please comment or email if you would like measurements or anything!

Happy Birthday Jared!

On the inside I printed out the sentiment "Wii wanted to wiish you a very Happy Biirthday!"  I think he will love it!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just Us Girls Challenge 87

This was such a fun challenge because it immediately reminded me of summertime!  Here is the sketch we were to follow:

Don't those make you think of beach balls, or is that just me wishing we were out on a lake somewhere?  LOL!

Here is my card:

BEACH BALLS!  I just cut circles from differnt colors and pieced them together to make beach balls.  On the yellow and red one's I added some crystal effects to kind of set them apart from the big one, before they just all blended together too much.

Check out the other girls interpretation of the sketch here - Just Us Girls

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #5

Hi there!  I'm having fun trying some new challenges lately.  This one is is from CAS-ual Fridays and here is the sketch we were to follow

Fun, right?!  Here is my card....

I really love these colors!  I used the Medallion Stamp from Stampin' Up! and stamped it a few different times with the two different colors of ink.  Then I cut them apart and layered them back together adding dimension to the two blue parts.

Clink on the CAS-ual Fridays link above to visit their website and check out the other talented ladies take on this sketch.

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