Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Technique Tuesday card ...

on a Tuesday!!  I have been wanting this set, Monsters Ink from Technique Tuesday for awhile as I had seen some really cute cards being created with it.  Technique Tuesday now allows Studio AE members to add additional items to their monthly set with no additional shipping charges, so I took advantage of this last month.  I created this card for a birthday party my 4 year old son is going to.  I couldn't resist adding the googly eyes.

Friday, July 22, 2011

FWF Friday and Unity KOM Sketch Challenge July

Good morning everyone!  The weather has been hot and sunny here and we're loving it! especially since we just put a pool in this summer :)  Today's card was made using the February 2011 KOM the best is yet to be.  I coloured the balloons and then added Crystal Effects over top to give them dimension.  I think this card will be going to my FIL for his birthday next month and I'm thinking of sending a couple of balloons in the card, just for fun.  Enjoy your day and have a great weekend.

Friday, July 15, 2011

TGIF - FWF Friday and PDCC90

Below is a card I made for a friend's birthday using the May KOM, think HAPPY thoughts.  I paper pierced the cake and embossed the 'Party Party Party' sentiment. 
Have a great Friday and a terrific weekend.
I had some amazing feedback on this card from the FWF post, one who suggested it matched the Play Date Cafe Colour challenge currently on, so I'm linking up to that challenge too... and adding it to my blogs that I follow :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

HCCC July Festive challenge

This month, Marnie challenged us to make a Christmas card using the colours green, orange and yellow.  Not the first colours to pop into your head when you think Christmas.  If you want to read more, visit the blog here.  Since I failed to come up with an entry for June (something borrowed) I thought I would give this a try.  I recently acquired a cute set from Technique Tuesday, Season's Greetings and thought the little light bulb was really cute.   So I stamped it repeatedly over the top of the card and coloured it with green, yellow and orange markers.  I coloured the base with silver gel pen and then added Crystal Effects over top to make them look more 3 dimensional.  I added a tag with embossed sentiment and a little bit of ribbon and matted it on both orange and green cardstock.  I think the result is cute and simple.  Hope you like it too.

Friday, July 8, 2011

FWF Friday!

TGIF!!! My son had a birthday party to go to for two twin boys turning 8.  To find some inspiration I started looking through 'The Best of Card Creations' that I picked up at the CKC-Buffalo Convention, and found inspiration on page 82 with a wonderful "How Old" card created by Maren Benedict.  I instantly recognized the stamp set as a Unity one that I owned, It's Your Day (which by the way is on sale at Unity right now!)  I kept the design the same for each card, just changing out the colours and highlighted their age.

 Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another entry for the Moxie Fab challenge

When I attended the CK Convention in Buffalo, I was lucky to win some freebies at some of the classes.  My final class was learning how to use mists, sponsored by Studio Calico.  At the end of this class, I won a stamp set that was the same we used in class.  I finally got the chance to ink it up, and thought that this card could also work for the Moxie Fab World Stamp It Cards week challenge as I think the focus is definately on the stamping.  Go check it out and play along!  One winner will actually have their card featured in the January/February 2012 edition of Paper Crafts Magazine!! Wow - wouldn't that be amazing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Unity "Summer" Challenge

I've been wanting to use the cute stamps from the June 2011 KOM for this challenge, however, due to the postal strike, I just finally received my KOM yesterday.  Well, I wasted no time inking it up :)  When we were on our cruise in January, I scooped up some sand from a couple of the beaches we were at with the intention of putting it in a glass jar and labelling it for a keepsake.  I found these cute square jars at the dollar store that worked perfectly.  When I flipped through all my Unity KOM, I discovered there were actually a few 'summer' type stamps, so I created a different label for each jar.

Please excuse the quality of the photo's as I was hoping to use the natural sunlight, but it also caused a shadow.  KOM used are as follows:
The Beach - June 2011 KOM  all smiles
SUN - June 2010 KOM   fly....free
Sunshine - Oct 2009 KOM  where ever you go

The tags on the front were made using the Feb 2010 KOM  nothing but blue skies

I also added a little embellishment to each tag, as well as some stickles on both the suns as well as some distress stickles on the sand.  I wrapped ribbon around each lid, as well as string around each jar.

Have a great day.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July :)

Today's card was made for a friend to give away.  She had asked me for a thank you card and this is what I came up with.  I started with the patterned paper, and pulled the colours from there, using Stampin' Up inks.  The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up from the Life Defined set and the little flowers are from a set from Verve.  The ribbon loops are from a Martha Stewart border punch, that I love so much :)  I was actually shopping with a friend who is into card making as well, and she picked up this border set and I picked up a bubble type one, thinking I would just borrow hers when I needed it.  Well, I saw it on sale one day and decided I would love to have my own so I could use it whenever I wanted.  So glad I did, as it seems to be my 'go-to' border punch these days.  Hope you all had a wonderful Canada Day Weekend.