Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July

Okay this week I tried to do the Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink and I thought I did and then when I went to post this discovered that I made a mistake. You were suppose to use white ink and I used white paint. Oh well this card turned out cute any way. I used the brush technique from last weeks challenge and I also used a dobber to form my line. I guess Monday is just around the corner so I have another opportunity to try again. It was fun to do a winter card in the middle of July!

After this post I kept looking at my card and it was kinda plain so I had to go back and add some bling. Much better.

Monday, July 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

I have a really hard time with photo challenges. I usually end up going with the colors. Here I tried to go with some of the shapes as well. It's the first time I've inked up the rectangle shape so I'm happy to use a new stamp!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-a-Faire #3

Okay, I skipped the second challenge and went to #3 which was to use a window and tie a ribbon on it. Can you see my zig zag stitching at the bottom of the card for grass?


Over at Papertrey today they are having lots of challenges for their Stamp-a-Faire. I had time to make another card today and couldn't resist making strips for this get well card for my friend. I hope she isn't watching today. I also can't believe this is my second post. They have some more challenges so check it out. I might have to do another since it is rainy here.

MIM / Card Class

Today I made a card for two challenges. I'm still using the color combo from the Summer Card Class and I also used a paint technique for the challenge on Make it Monday. I have several friends with birthdays in August and thought it would be a good time to start making birthday cards.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Card #4

Today's card was based off a sketch from my Summer Card Class. I couldn't figure out how to get the sketch on my blog but I did make another card! This one is pretty simple but I like it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday's Card

I wonder how many cards I can make using this same color combo? I really like how this one turned out. I was using paint on another card and saw the sketches and modified one a lot.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday #2

Okay, here is my second card of the week for the Summer Card Class. I used the embossing technique they showed using ink on your embossing folder. I used the Tim Holz wood grain. A little hard to see in pic. I also used my new Technique Tues. stamp with the tree I am so excited about. Hope this card makes you smile.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Card Class

This weeks colors for my summer card class are my favorite. Green is my favorite color and since I have a son I am always using lots of blue. I decided to grung up this card for some reason and I added a little bird in the corner (doesn't show well in pic) that just came in my new Technique Tuesday set. I was so excited to ink it up, I can't wait to use the rest of the stamps in this set. It's called Get Outside and has a great tree image that I'm going to try and use. I'm also going to try and make a card every day this week and post to kick off the end of class. Well see how that goes.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Make It Monday

I am really slow with this challenge and the card looks like it's a belated 4th card but it's not it's a thank you for a 4th of July cook out. The Papertrey challenge this week was to make your own pocket. I only have one edger die so my choices were limited. Turned out okay for a fast simple card.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Card Camp #3

This weeks color combo at camp let me be a little grungy. They colors weren't bright summer colors this week so I got out the distressed inks and had some fun. I picked up a new sentiment set from Hero Arts so I'm trying to ink them all up.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Card Class #2

Well today I made another card for my on line card class I am taking. This color combo was really fun and bright. I'm also excited about it because I made almost all the pieces on the card. I stamped, embossed, glossy accented, stazon on acetate, stickles on brads, die cut, fussy cut, punches. I think that's it. Boy it's fun to use stuff you already have and be really creative.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birthday Card

Well my brother in law turns 50 this week so I had to make a special card for him. I think it turned out pretty good. I used 4 different stamp sets on this card. That has to be a record for me. I hope all the different styles aren't too much. I had to use some black. I love that core impressions paper with the embossing folders.