Sunday, March 28, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's sketch 48

Hello again.  Here is a card for 2 Sketches 4 You card challenge - Laura's sketch 48.  This week's challenge is sponsored by In Style Stamps.  I have been enjoying Papertrey Ink's many products lately!!  They have such wonderful goodies!!  Stamps, buttons, felt, dies, and so so much more!!!  This card features a little dress that I die cut with their cream colored felt.  This felt is wonderful!!  So soft yet sturdy enough to stand up to die cutting without fraying!  I am sooo addicted to these scalloped edges!!! 
Here is the sketch

And here is my card

Have a great week everyone!

Addiction To Creating

Busy Busy Busy!!!  Can't I just make cards all day every day?  It's all I really want to do!!  There are so many ideas swimming around in my head and I can't possibly get them all out!  I am always thinking about the next design.  It's amazing where ideas and inspiration come from!  I was lucky enough to be able to go see "Jersey Boys" tonight and what a FANTASTIC SHOW!!!  I watched the show from the perspective of a fellow artist.  Ok Ok Ok so I'm not a world famous artist like Frankie Valli but I am an artist in my own mind and creating "art" can definitely be an addiction!

It's definitely an addiction when you are creative to get ALL the ideas out of your head and into reality.  For me it's the next card, for singer/songwriters it's the next song/big hit, for actors, it's the next play/movie/TV show, for painters it's the next masterpiece.  It never ends, the brain just keeps on going and going and going!!!  I've been giving up lots of sleep lately to get all of these ideas out and I love some of the cards I've made.  They don't always end up on paper as they appeared in my head but some come out BETTER!!  I've missed doing as many challenges as I was but I certainly have enough cards to choose from.  Here are the latest from my "studio" in no particular order!!
I enjoyed creating each and every one!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #55

I hate being SO busy that I don't get a chance to create or blog or enter any card challenges but life is definitely what happens while you are making plans!!  Anyway, I've been wanting to try this new technique that I saw and that is stamping on a printed page, whether it be newspaper or a page from an old book.  I love the way the stamped image is filled with the "print".  I stamped my cute little birdy stamp on a page from an old book and I just love how it came out!  I love my stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Polka Dot Basics II.  It is so versatile and it gives interest to an otherwise boring background!  I am entering this card into this weeks challenge over at Card Patterns and it is sketch #55.  It is sponsored by Little Paper Shop
Here is a picture of the sketch

And here is my take on the sketch

I just love shooting photos my cards outdoors, there are so many interesting places to take a picture!

That's all for now, hopefully my next blog/project won't have to wait another 17 days...
Have a great day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Crocheted Flowers for 2s4y Kazan's Sketch 47

Good Monday March Morning!
Kids are off to school, so you know what that means?  Time to make another card!  I was a good girl, I went to the supermarket and did the dishes so I was able to make this morning's card guilt free! 

I have a new treat in my stash of supplies!  My mom is an avid crocheter and knitter as I've mentioned in my blog before and I asked her to make me some small crocheted flowers.  All my mom needs is a bit of inspiration and off she goes.  I have pink flowers, white flowers, variegated flowers and any other color that I could ask for!  I love using handmade items on my cards.  It makes them very special!  So this card is made in honor of my crafty and talented Mom!  2s4y's Monday card challenge is a sketch by Kazan #47 and is sponsored by DeNami Design.   I immediately wanted to use one of my mom's crocheted flowers for the circular centerpiece on the card.  The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Baby Button Bits stamp set. Here is the sketch and the card!
Enjoy and have a wonderful day!