Saturday, February 26, 2011

Swap Spoiler - feb 26/2011

I wanted to start posting some of my swaps for my funky swap #3. This layout was done for a Adult female. The title states - you are so Wonderful. I used Veranda paper, Juniper ribbon, colonial white brads, and Juniper Waxy flax. The stamp set used is Sophia - from the WOTG. Layout if from the Magic book

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweetheart Card

Another card down! WHEW! But I think I need to take a break for just a bit and work on my layout swaps that are due very soon. YIKES! I had fun making this card, it is another wishes pattern - page 35

Paper used - Sweetheart
Stampset - Piece of Cake - CTMH

Thanks for dropping by:

card 5/24
Layout 4/52
Helen 1
CFC 24

Friday, February 4, 2011

Card # 4

Anyone who has been to my blog before knows that I HATE making cards - it just is not something that comes natural to me. I stress and fuss and end up hating what ever I create. I took on a card challenge to push myself, and was still feeling frustrated! I figured this is nuts I don't have this much trouble when it comes to layouts..What can I do to make this move more smoothly.
So I did things a little differently, it was time to actually plan my card this time. This is total forgein to me, usually I decide on a layout and just start creating, and making decisions on the fly. Not this time!
What I did was go through all my stamps and pulled out the ones I truly loved to use. I then took my wishes book, some markers and a notebook upstairs to watch some T.V. As I sat there I picked cards out of the wishes book that would best work for me, then I started looking at the stamps that I had pulled. When I was happy I started sketching and coloring in - I did not use really colors just different colors so I would know what was different B&T etc. When I had four or five sketches completed I went downstairs and started to create.
Here is the first card I came up with from one of those sketches would love to know what you think!
Pattern comes from Wishes page 78
I used Lagoon and Sky CS and Inks
I used CTMH waterpen
Sweet leaf ribbon
and opaques Licorice
And used my Cuttle Bug to emboss the background
Card 4/24
Layout 2/52
Helen 1
CFC 18

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Card challenge

Well I will have to say it has been awhile since I have posted, and I feel like I am really falling behind in these challenges. So here is a Card I came up with it is pretty simple but still cute I think, I hope you like.
I used:
With the new Dreams come true stamp set
Cards 3/24
LO 2/52
Helens 1
CFC 12