Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Day 214

Day 214 at 365 cards was to leave white space and follow this pattern. The strips of paper are from DCWV "Old World" cardstack, the brads on the side are from Paper Wishes, and the bats on the top were punched from paint chips. It looks like it needs a big pumpkin in the middle. All my Sept. challenges are now completed....Phew!

Day 213

Day 213 at 365 cards was a paper piecing challenge using the pumpkin. You could also use face parts if you wanted to make a Jack-O-Lantern. I decided to keep mine simple. I used CTMH for the orange, white cs for the ghosts, Miss Elizabeth paper for the stem and leaf, DCWV "Old World" cardstack for the background, and ribbon from the dollar bin at Target. I also used a black gel pen to mark the pumpkin, leaf and stem.

Day 212

Day 212 at 365 cards was to put fringe on either edges of your card. A co-worker is retiring so I made this card for all of us to give to her. She's 74 yrs. old and drives a bus for developmentally disabled folks. She had one of the worst runs as far as distance, snowfall, etc. God Bless ya Kitty! The paper is DCWV "Nana's Kids" cardstack, the cs is CTMH, the fringe is actually eyelash yarn that I knit fancy scarves out of, the crocheted flower is something I made, and the brad is from my stash.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 211

Day 211 at 365 cards was Sketchy Sunday. I took some liberties with the design. I used CTMH paper, unmarked ribbon I got at Target, cats, pumpkins, and a bat punched out of paint chips, a charm (it's silver but looks black on here) from a kit, and Penny Black stamps. I used a $ store gel pen with sparkles to make the stitches in the corner (hard to see.)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 210 and Penny Black Sat. Challenge

Day 210 on 365 cards was to do some sanding on your card. I ran my CTMH yellow cs through my Cuttlebug using the hearts folder. I then sanded it with fine sandpaper. I love how the CTMH cs has the white core...makes it great for sanding and distressing.
The Penny Black challenge was to use chocolate, pink and yellow on your card along with a Penny Black sentiment or stamp. I used the hedgehog, sentiment, and bee. I used Copic markers to color the hedgehog and the bee.

Day 209

Day 209 Challenge at 365 cards was to use a Jungle theme. I used a CTMH stamp from "In the Wild" and CTMH background paper from the Expedition set. I made the sentiment on word pad. I had the jute and brads hanging around. I love this monkey and the background paper.

Day 208

Day 208 at 365 cards was a challenge combo. We had to use 3 challenges, 1 each from June, July and August. I used June 29, Use all 4 seasons on your card with the SU tree stamps, July 27, Sponging on the background, and August 27, Going Vintage with the little buttons. The ink is CTMH breeze and cocoa, and the cs on the back of the trees is CTMH twilight.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 207 and Macabre Monday #006

Day 207 at 365 cards was to make your own patterned paper. I stamped the background of this Halloween card with $ store stamps and a couple of Penny Black stamps. Macabre Monday challenge was a color scheme taken from a bowl of Halloween M&M's, purple, orange, black and green. Yum!

Day 207

Day 207 at 365 cards was Tuesday Triplets. You had to have 3 of everything except the sentiment. DP is from DCWV "Once Upon a Time" cardstack, flowers and "Dream" are CTMH stamps. Flowers were colored with Copic Markers.

Day 205

Day 205 at 365 cards was a Color Scheme. The colors were cranberry, orange, brown, red, yellow and aqua.

Day 204

This is Day 204, Sketchy Sunday at 365 cards. I used CTMH papers, MS punch, and some ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 203

Day 203 at 365 cards is "Feeling Lucky." The challenge was to put a symbol of good luck on your card. Since I'm Irish, there was no other symbol than the shamrock for me. I used CTMH cs for the tags, DCWV "Nana's Kids" cardstack for the polka-dot background, Offray ribbon, and stamps from CTMH.

Day 202

Day 202 at 365 cards is "Once Upon a Time" and we had to take inspiration for our card from our favorite fairy tale. My favorite was always "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. Google it, it's a cute story. The real end is funny...."and the pea ended up in a museum. where it still is today, unless someone stole it." Some books delete that part. I used a computer image of the princess, the background paper was from DCWV, and the ribbon was from my stash.

Day 201

Day 201 at 365 cards is "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe." Just put a shoe on your card. The shoe image, ink, sentiment cs is from CTMH. The background CS is from DCWV. I also put a shoe inside the card.

Day 200

Day 200 at 365 cards is "It's what's inside that counts. The inside of your card, that is." I used DCWV Old World cardstack for the background, CTMH heart stamp and some photo corners I had laying around. I cut the heart in half using a scallop punch. I'm not sure where the Miss You stamp came from.

Day 199

Day 199 at 365 cards is "Shape Up" using a hexagon as the main part of your card. I made a very simple man card using CTMH papers and some photo corners I had laying around. To make the hexagon I had to trace the bottom of a jar candle. I do not have anything else with that shape.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 198 Mosaic

The 365 card challenge today was to make a mosaic. I used DCWV for the background, some Miss Elizabeth paper for the squares, green CS and sentiment from CTMH. the sentiment says...Have a Wonderful Day!

Day 197

Day 197 on 365 cards, Sketchy Sunday. I don't have nestabilities to create shapes that sometimes come out in the sketch challenges. So, until I can afford some, I have to figure other things out. I'm not happy with this card...that's what I get for hurrying. I used all CTMH items for this card.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This is my take on Day 196 at 365 cards, stamping an image and using just a touch of color. The sketch is from Penny Black blogspot. The paper is CTMH and the image is Penny Black. Here is a site offering Halloween blog candy, check it out. You have until tomorrow to leave a post.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Day 195

Today at 365 cards we were supposed to show a pc. of clothing in gingham. I paper pieced the baby's diaper on this 3x3 card. The stamp is from Inkadinkado. I love the sentiment! I used Copics to color the baby's face and back. Looking at it now I think I should have paper pieced her bow. LOL! Still can't get the floaties off my scanner screen :-(

Day 194

This is my take on Day 194 at 365 cards, Imagine This...Technology. This is a copy of a photo of a small section of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant captured by the Hubble telescope on 6/18/09 on a 4x6 card. I used my Cricut for the letters. Aren't the stars cool? I have always loved astronomy. I saw the first moonwalk (not Michael Jackson's either...LOL) so I am in my 50's. Ssshh, don't tell anyone!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

DAY 193

Day 193 at 365 cards was a card recipe using 4 different patterned papers, 3 blossoms, 1 stamped image, 5 rhinestones, and a sentiment on a 5x5 card. I used DCWV papers from "Once Upon a Time." The glitter on this paper is awesome! The bling is from Darice, the flowers are some I crocheted, the sentiment is from Gina K and the hearts and flowers are from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2 Challenges

This card is my take on 2 challenges today, Mojo Monday sketch and 365 cards using the word "sweet." The striped background paper and polka dot paper is from DCWV, a stack called "Nana's Kids." The cream colored ribbon is from Jo Ann's, and the hollyhock CS is from CTMH. I still haven't been able to get those black "floaters" off my scanner, any ideas?

Monday, September 7, 2009

RIP Big Bopper

Jiles Perry Richardson was known as JP by friends and The Big Bopper to fans. He was a radio DJ, singer and songwriter in Texas. In 1959, after the success of Chantilly Lace, he took time off from the radio station where he worked to go on tour with Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and Dion and the Belmonts which was called "The Winter Dance Party Tour." After the show the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly took off in a plane from Clear Lake, Iowa and the plane soon crashed presumably due to the snow and ice storm. They were all killed including the pilot. Singer Don McLean later referred to this in a song as "the day the music died." We can only imagine how far he would have gone if he had lived. Love ya Big Bopper!

Day 190

Sunday Sketch for 365 day cards.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

2 Challenges today!

This is a sketch from Caardvarks challenge and also for 365 days challenge (using a charm on your card.) The paper is CTMH, as well as the brad. The button is My Favorite Things, stamp set unknown, MS punch, charm unknown, from my stash.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Day 188

Day 188 on 365 cards. It was Touchy-Feely Friday and we had to use felt or flock. I had no flock so I went with a felt fishing hat and set from Kodak. The pop-up stickers make the background paper look funny. My digital camera is broken so I used the scanner. I love the net, vest, fishing pole and especially the hat with the hooks in it. I'm giving this card to a male co-worker today who has made my first week of work go so smoothly. He likes to fish. Have a great holiday weekend.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mmm Mmm Good!

Okay, don't laugh. My house is full of Campbell's kids stuff. I have dishes, soup mugs, fridgie magnets, tin signs, Christmas ornaments from 1982 on, knick knacks, notecards, and even a set of rubber stamps (which I can't find!) I used a soup can label, the bowl of soup off the label and a stamp from Clear Art Stamp Co. called "Little Chef." Doesn't she look like a Campbell soup kid?
This is for the 365 card challenge to use a label. Pam even recommended a soup label. LOL

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Loved Ginger and Fred

I love this quote. Even though I cleaned my scanner I still have little floaties (or is it my eyes?) I used the shoe images and flower from CTMH. I'm not sure where the sentiment is from or the ribbon. I had a white pearl sticker on the flower below where it says "shoes" but it raised the card up on the scanner and distorted it. Wish my digital camera was fixed :-(

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Feelin' Blue?

Day 185 at 365 cards is "Feeling Blue." We had to create a card with 3 shades of blue. This is also a Mojo Monday challenge design. I used CTMH cardstock, background paper and Happy Birthday sentiment. I used Hero Arts stamps for the flowers, generic ribbon and brads.