Sunday, February 28, 2010

A new adventure!

This is my first card for the Spring CAS design team on SCS. The challenge is to make square cards...not really a challenge for me, 'cause that's mostly what I like to make. I like everything even and symmetrical, so I love square cards!

I also cleaned up my craft room/office this weekend. I had quite a bit of stuff that was not on a shelf or in a container. I also had piles of really old magazines that were taking up some prime real estate on the bookshelf. My Cricut has now moved in there, leaving more room for my sewing machine. Hopefully I will use it a bit more now that it is more accessible!

Anyways, onto the my cleaning, I came across all kinds of embellishments that I have been saving for years. I had a few of these ginormous buttons that I got on sale a few years ago. I don't even know who made them...they were out of their package. I found some BG paper to match and used a circle nestie to cut a circle to go on the button. I had to use some dp to cover up the ribbon crisscrossing on the back of the button. I threaded the SU grosgrain through the holes, glued the monster on, added a sentiment and a few holes with my piercer. After the fact, I rounded the corners 'cause that looked better with the round button. Here it is!

So now it's your turn...go make a square card! Here is a link to the challenge! Have a great day!!

VSN...the day after

I made 4 cards during VSN (virtual stamping night) at SCS last night. I played along with my A muse stamps. There were tons of challenges over the weekend...I sure didn't have the energy to do them all! I will share my favourite one with you here...

Paper: SU very vanilla
Ink: Palette hybrid noir
Stamps: A muse
Accessories: SU taffeta ribbon, SAMJ

For the Triple Inspiration challenge we had to use 3 ribbons on a card and make it for someone who inspires us. I made it super CAS and love how it turned out. These taffeta ribbons from SU are one of my favourite ribbons...a bit of colour, but not too overpowering. The sentiment from A muse is gorgeous...the mix of fonts is perfect for the ribbons.

I made this for the boys' preschool teachers...they are so good at dealing with children - they seem to know what approach works for each individual child, and they make it look so easy! I have learned a lot about parenting from them!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Olympics on SCS...

I have been busy making cards lately as part of an Olympic event on Splitcoaststampers...the Spring 2010 CAS challenge design team. You can check out the thread here. Everyone started out as Torch runners, then the field was narrowed down to 20 "athletes", then narrowed down again to 10 finalists and then down to 3 winners. I am honoured, and very excited to say that I was chosen as one of the winners!! The other two winners are Kelly (kmahany) and Carly (PaperInBloom). They are super talented so be sure to check out what they have created!! This round, there will also be some great guest designers for the challenges. The CAS challenges are every Monday - hope you can come and play!

Below are three of the cards I made for the CAS Olympics...the challenges were a lot of fun and, well, challenging!!

Stamps: A muse
Paper: PTI white, SU basic black & old olive
Ink: palette hybrid noir
Accessories: copics, MS grass punch, pop dots, SU 1/2" circle punch, SAMJ

Stamps: A muse
Paper: PTI white, Basic Grey
Ink: Palette hybrid noir
Accessories: copics, pop dots, circle nestibilities, SU word window punch, paper piercer, a muse pretty pearl stickers in cranberry

Stamps: A muse
Paper: A muse (gingham & madeira), SU (barely banana, very vanilla & basic black)
Ink: palette hybrid noir
Accessories: pop dots, copics

Thanks for stopping by. I am going to attempt more regular blogging...we'll see how it goes! No pressure, right?!!