Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
VSD #4 Challenge #1
I have never worked with acetate, so this was a fun challenge. It was also a learning experience as I cut the card the wrong way, so it doesn't sit up all that well. I do love the embellishments, they actually came from a border swap that I hosted ages ago, and I used the borders on another project, and had these left over. I thought they fit well on this card. If you created these wonderful embellishments, let me know I'd gladly give you the credit you deserve.
Here are the instructions she gave us.
She gave us a color challenge for you with a theme twist...
Colors were: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Basic gray, Very Vanilla
Now for the theme twist. We had to make it a masculine card.
We also had to use pewter or silver embellishments.
What is not to love about Changito. I love this stamp - so versatile, can change it to fit any colour scheme. I used lots of layers, my friend Jennifer just recently stopped blogging, and I'm sad because she was an amazing card maker. She inspired me to use lots of layers, and while I didn't use as many as she does... I got close. (I honestly used to count her layers - it just fascinated me.. weird I know!) So.. Jennifer.. if you are reading this.. thanks for the inspiration!!
Here is her challenge.... Get Inspired!!
We were to create something for ourselves!! We had to figure out a goal and create a piece of art work that you can display in your craft space that will provide you with daily inspiration! One of my latest goals is to drink more water. I just plain and simple do not drink enough water. So.. I am also on a mission to use up my scraps, extra pieces etc. So I made this little sign completely out of scraps. The letters were extras from when I made millions of LOTWs... okay maybe not millions, but literally a thousand or so.
It is simple, but I like how colourful it is. I like that it also reminds me to use my scraps -even though that isn't the direct message conveyed.
I received this glitter paper from a blog candy win. I used "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge to cut out the butterfly card. It is little only 4 inches... so I just added the two "star" brads. The "sparkle" is from SU.
Christmas in July (???)
I just love this Polar Bear from Imaginisce. I also used the "branch" punch from Martha Steward to make the "snowflakes". The patterned paper is also from Imaginisce. I wrapped a piece of fiber around the card. The "Merry Christmas" stamp was from Studio G.
We had to create a card using this sketch:
Paper is all from my scrap bucket. Added a thin piece of brown ribbon. I love this stamp... which I received in a card kit, I had to search who it is by when I first got it... and forget now. Oops!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Here are a few sets of swap pages that I did... ages ago... sometimes it is fun to clean out files of folders.. you just never know what you are going to find!
ETA: I hope whoever received them liked them as much as I did.. I should have made myself copies.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Well I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day weekend. We sure did in our household.
Here is my card... I've been working on some Christmas layouts and had my Christmas bucket out so I thought why not start my Christmas cards early.
This weeks sketch is brought to you by Kelly Haberstroh. Kelly is a great girl, I met her through Splitcoast Stampers as she and I are in the same blog group. She is very talented, please take a peek at her wonderful blog.
You can use this sketch as a pocket card or you can use it as a regular card and just use the basic design/layout for your card front. It is preferred for this weeks challenge to be created as a card.
Our sponsor for the month is Soft Pencil. Their images are so totally adorable.
Remember you don't have to use a Soft Pencil image, but of course if you have one we would love to see it. :)
Please don't forget to post your creation to your blog and link back to the Critter Challenge Blog.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Goofy seemed to love my husband.. he pretended to pierce his ear because my hubby had an ear piercing, he shined my hubby's head.. and just all around had a fun time!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Experience, time and life - Graphically Speaking
of and a - Pooh Font
Monday, June 7, 2010
Can you believe that the Critter Challenge Blog has been going for 17 weeks... seems like just yesterday I was welcomed as a DT member for this fabulous new blog. Well, here we are, 17 weeks later and we are excited to have a new DT... you will recognize some of us, but there are quite a few "new" members as well. Now, these girls are obviously not new to the paper crafting world... so make sure you stop by and see their fabulous creations as well!
Not only are we on a new challenge, with a new DT... we are on a new month, which means a new sponsor Soft Pencil. I absolutely love their images... so cute!!!
Anyways...... on to this week's challenge....... please create a child's birthday card. This can be for any age child (baby through to teen), but it should be child birthday related. We would love to see your Soft Pencil images but it's not required. Even though we have sponsors, we always have no vendor restrictions!!
We hope that you will head on over to the Critter Challenge Blog and enter your creation for a chance to win our monthly draw. Every time you play with us you get a chance to win from our fabulous sponsor.