Monday, September 27, 2010

Miss You - Friday Sketchers

A couple of posts ago I said I couldn't make masculine George I think I am getting the hang of it! I needed to make a card to send to my very homesick son who is away at school. The image is from Digital Delights and can be found HERE. They have the cutest digital images. I used Prismacolor color pencils to color the image. The DP is by Making Memories and the cardstock is Bazzill. The triangle piece is a chipboard piece from my stash that I covered with the DP and added a brad by Spare Parts.

I am entering this into the Friday Sketchers challenge. You can see the sketch below. I thought the sketch was perfect for my "miss you" card.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that this Saturday is World Card Making Day. See my post below for information on the activities that will be taking place over at CardMakers on the CardSwaps forum. Hope you can join us for a fun day of crafting!

Friday, September 24, 2010

World Card Making Day Blog Hop & Mini Crop on CardSwaps

Next Saturday, October 2nd, is World Card Making Day. I wanted to do a quick post and give a shout out to all my crafting and blogging friends about the blog hop and mini crop that will be taking place on October 2nd over at CardSwaps. There will be a total of 12 challenges that will be posted throughout the day. Do one, two, three or all. You will have till midnight October 3rd to complete challenges and post them to be eligible for prizes. And if that is not enough there will be a blog hop to boot! You won't want to miss the blog hop as there will be prizes for some lucky people who choose to do the hop. As well as some freebies from 3 different digi artists that will be participating in the hop. I, yours truly will be one of the stops on the blog hop and I will be showcasing one of the challenges that will be posted that day.

For further details here are a couple of links:
CardSwap Forum
Lora's Blog

Hope you will pour yourself your favorite cup of coffee or tea, pull up a chair and surround yourself with your favorite card making supplies and join us next Saturday on Octocber 2nd. It's sure to be a lot of fun!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mister Fancy Cat

Hello my crafty blogging friends! This is Mister Fancy Cat. Isn't he just the cutest? He is one of my latest discoveries in my new adventure of discovering digital stamps. He is by Meljens Designs and can be purchased HERE. I plan on sending this to my sister in law who loves cats and happens to have a house full. I'm entering Mister Fancy Cat into two challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp : sketch which you can see below
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : that covered with the cat!

Card Recipe:
Image: Mister Fancy Cat by Meljens Designs
DP: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill
Coloring: Prismacolor color pencils
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities and Sizzix Big Dies

The Sketch :

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I don't do masculine cards...Party Preparations / Gruffie

I should clarify my subject line....I don't think I can do masculine cards. My son is turning 21 next Friday and I fussed and stewed over making him a card. I am so use to girly, pink, ribbons, flowers and bling that when I sat down to make his card I was totally at a loss as to what to do. Last year when my son left for college he asked me to please not send him any cards with cute mice or funny looking kids with no mouths...LOL! I think he was referring to two of my favorites...House Mouse and Magnolia. This year when he left for school he told me he loves to get mail and I could send whatever kind of cards I wanted. Even funny looking kids or mice. Quite the different tune he was singing this time from last year.

So I started with picking a sketch that would be clean and simple. Then I went through my stamps and quickly realized that even though I had many that weren't cute mice and funny looking kids...most were still on the cute side. So cute it is! I'm telling you, it is very hard to make a card without flowers, ribbon, bling and other embellies. I started to add some buttons then I could see him rolling his eyes so I refrained from putting any buttons on. I satisfied my urge though with adding a bit of crystal Stickles. So my card for my son is done...he will be 21 in 6 days and I'm sitting here wondering where time went. Wasn't it just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital? "Sigh" Happy Birthday Tommy!

I am entering this into 3 challenges. All three were inspirational in helping me make this card and without these challenges I would probably still be sitting at my workspace trying to figure out what to do.

Sketch and Stash: A Sketch plus neglected and new items from stash. DP is new from a Basic Grey pad that I just bought and my neglected is the image. Sadly I bought it ages ago and never used it. So I dusted it off and finally put it to good use. The sketch can be seen below.

Our Creative Corner: ABCs and 123s

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Clean & Simple

Card Recipe:
Image: Party Preparations from the Gruffie line by Stampabilities (House Mouse)
Coloring: Prismacolor Color Pencils
DP: BasicGrey
Cardstock: Bazzill
Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities
Sketch Used:

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!