Friday, July 29, 2011

Lily Pad Card Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone,

Popping in to post a card I made for this month's Inspiration Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. I looked through submissions in the Lily Pad flickr group and was drawn to this fabulous card made by Kimberley. I loved her bold colors and the ribbon treatment at the right lower corner. However, the deal sealer for me was the tone on tone white at the top with the use of foam dots for dimension. Beautiful!

Here's my card:

Papers: Basic Grey Oxford collection; Buttons: Basic Grey; Sentiment: Birthday Buddies by Paper Smooches;

Thanks for stopping by! Take a look at what the other designers at Lily Pad Cards came up with this week by visiting the blog.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lily Pad Cards: Lucy's Lovely Lines (July) challenge

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share a card I made for Lily Pad Cards: Lucy's Lovely Lines (July) challenge. Our sponsor this month is The Craft's Meow. They generously sent the design team members each a stamp set to work with and this is the one I received in the mail:

How fun are those banners?!?! LOVE the font too! :)

Here's Lucy's sketch for this month's challenge:

and here's my card:

I had planned on using the banners as, well, banners... but when I had the banners upside-down I thought they looked like a row of houses and decided to make a 'New Home' card. After that the card came together very quickly. I decided to go with a clean and simple look. I stamped the first banners image, being sure to have the 3rd banner centered on my card. I then re-inked one banner and the accompanying line in order to stamp the 5th banner on my card. With this being a clear set that was SO easy to do. I then used Memento markers to color the patterns from the second banner in the set and stamped it on a scrap of white cardstock. I used a small circle punch to punch out circles from these banners and adhered them inside the empty circles on the card. I punched out a small heart from cardstock and adhered it in the 4th 'house' using foam dots. Finally, I added a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Please check out what the other designers made for the challenge at Lily Pad Cards where you'll also find out the details for the challenge. I hope you'll play along with us!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm Just Visiting...

over at Jill Avery's blog, Inspired By, for the day while she heads out to CHA.  :)

Here are a couple of sneak peeks:

I'd love it if you'd head on over to Jill's blog to see the full cards and the stunning card Jill made that inspired them both.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Card Camp - kid's edition!!!

Hi everyone,

I'm here to share a couple of cards by some very special guest designers... two of my kids! :) My oldest son wasn't up for the challenge and I couldn't find my daughter's card to take a picture, so that leaves us with my 2 middle kids.

They both made card using the color combination from week 1:

Here are their cards:

Love this card by my youngest son, Zachary, age 4. I think he has an eye for design. ;)

This was made by Chris, age 7 (as of yesterday!) A card from Chris just isn't complete without the words "I love You!"
If you're signed up for Summer Card Camp and have little people in the house invite them to play along! They have their own gallery and a prize package is up for grabs for them too!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Card Camp - week 3

Here I go posting twice in a day again... I'll probably neglect my blog again for a bit after this. ;)

Anyways, I thought I'd make a card for this weeks color combo over at Summer Card Camp. I didn't post one last week b/c it was my week to guest design (my excuse anyways) and I was at my parents with the kids for the week too. ;)

Here is this week's colors:

Here's my card:

I needed a masculine birthday card and thought these colours would well for that. I pulled together a few scraps and mixed them with some new stuff. All stamps are Hero Arts.The red patterned paper is OLD paper from a slab and the mathematical patterned paper front and center is from Basic Grey's new Oxford line.

Thanks for stopping by!

Feeling blue...

Hi everyone,

Popping in real quick to share an "overlooked card" that I submitted to the latest Paper Crafts call (for their January/ February 2012 issue). One of the categories was for 'blue' cards. I only made one card for this catty but was really happy with it. In fact it was my favourite of the ones I submitted over all. I do have 3 projects in this issue so keep your eyes open for it. ;)

Anyways, here's my card:

I had fun embellishing all the butterflies that were die cut from My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose papers and like how they look against the gray background...

Hope everyone has a happy day. I'm hoping to get some housework done, do some organizing, and spend some good time with the kids.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lil Pad Cards July Color Challenge

Hi everyone,

I'm here today to share my card for this month's Color Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. This month's challenge is hosted by Tickled Pink Stamps.Tickled Pink Stamps specializes in both rubber and digital stamps.

Here are this month's colors:

and here is my card:

Supplies - CS: PTI, clear stamps: Hero Arts, pencil crayons: Prsimacolor, digi stamp: Tickled Pink Stamps
Hope you'll join us and participate in this month's Color Challenge. Head over to Lily Pad Cards to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and to get all the challenge details.