Thursday, April 21, 2011

Color Q Challenge #81

I'm trying a new challenge. The color challenges are my favorite I think. :) This one uses a baby pink, sky blue, pale yellow, and olive green. You can see the Color Q Challenge #81  blog here for great artwork and inspiring challenges.

I whipped this card out late last night while my creative juices and just-finished-a-layout high was on!

All products used are CTMH. The flower, leaves, and stem are all felt. I have a good bit of it, but I never use it. It was good to actually get some use out of my supplies for a change!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Do you feel "Lucky?"

......well, do ya?     ..... Clint Eastwood or Grandma Mazur?!   Let's go with Grandma Mazur - she makes me laugh.

         I am love-love-loving my "Lucky" paper! I have been dying to use it, but scared to cut it b/c it is so pretty and I knew I wanted to do it justice! (and, OF COURSE, it do my photos justice. I do NOT scrapbook just b/c of patterned paper. ha ha ha....why that would be just silly!         ...... PLEASE don't judge me.)

       I worked on this layout off and on this week. It is my baby's 5th birthday! (Those 5 yrs went by SO fast.) I used one of my favorite CTMH layouts. This one from the Magic book, "Magician's Choice". I am nerdy enough that I prefer the layouts that are orderly and "visually organized". (I just made that up.) The squares in this layout really appeal to me.

       I got brave and implemented an interactive flap.  Before you are too impressed, it was out of my own absentmindedness negligence that it was necessary and I had to get creative. I finished the layout and was adding the journaling, almost forgetting to mention the go-kart he recieved for his 5yr-"big gift". When I added it to my journaling, I realized I failed to include a picture! Yikes! I printed it and added the flap so that I didn't "waste" the first picture I chose (and wasn't married to anyway) and, VOILA! Go-kart picture included! I took advantage of the additional space and added more notes that I couldn't squeeze into the "flat" layout. (That's what I call the ones that are not interactive.) :)

      Thanks for looking!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

H2H Bunny Hop!

I LOVE checking out other CTMH blogs, so I am excited to be part of the Bunny Hop this week. I NEVER make anything Easter (always so busy with work this time of year). It was fun to actually be "current" and work on something in season.

I used the "Eastertime" stamp set thave I have had for ages. Sweet Leaf B&T paper from the "Emporium" paper pack, blush card stock, colonial white cardstock and the following ink colors:
Pansy Purple (2nd generation), Lilac Mist, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, and Blush.

Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

H2H Challenge -- Recycle, Reuse, Rejuvenate~

I didn't stretch too far on this one. But I got to use the ideas from a sketch I'd seen on another blog this week AND Sophia paper, so I am tickled! I love all things pink -- have ever since I found out my firstborn was a girl. That Sophia paper is SUH-WEEET. I would have had a duck if this was out when she was a baby.

My reused item is actually ribbon from hairbows my mom made her. My mom is big on sewing (but doesn't do much now) and she saves me ribbon and buttons from anything she makes the kids. It comes in handy at times and it's special to me to incorporate a little of what she does into what I do. :)

Take a wook:

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Mojo Monday - Sketch Challenge 186

I resurrected some OLD paper for this sketch. It was summer paper from 4 yrs ago! I used it on my boy's baby album and he's now 5. So old, that i can't remember the name of it. :) ...The green (sweet leaf for CTMH lovers) is from the Daydream collection.

Here is the Mojo sketch....


See Mojo Monday challenge here.

And below is my card using the sketch:

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Papa's Birthday - PDCC77

Marc & I have been busy tonight. We are meeting his family tomorrow for lunch to celebrate his dad's birthday. Since I got home first, I got the cake in the oven for Marc and started supper. While he was working his magic and the kids were playing, I snuck upstairs to make a birthday card using the PDCC colors for this week. (Check out the challenge here.)

 I can't remember what I was thinking about, but in the middle of a trip in between the kitchen and garage where the children were playing, I had an idea come to my head about using clouds to represent ice cream on a cone. My first thought was the paper in the Splendor packet that had clouds on it, but once I made it to my room, I remembered the "Around the Block" stamp set. I used my circle cutter to cut the background for the ice cream, heat embossed with white embossing powder on the Colonial White cardstock (I used a textured sponge to apply the glue), and lightly colored the edges with a sponge dauber and Desert Sand ink. The cone was stamped with a dashed-line stamp in a criss-cross pattern and heat set clear embossing powder.

For accents, the cherry was stamped and cut out, using the Cherry-O WOTG kit stamp and the scalloped edge was stamped and cut out from the "Priceless Love" stamp set.

Below my picture, is the Elmer Fudd cake Marc made for Papa. He will love it! :)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #75

My first PDCC challenge! I like using the color challenge. It's tapping my creative side by forcing me to do things a little differently. Much fun.
A very relaxing hour, finishing up this layout after several hard days at work.
Silver/Pink/Blue are this weeks challenge. (I used some gray in my background for the silver; and silver embellishments -- trying to get as close as I can.)

I chose to do a layout. It's for my niece's (one of them, anyway) baby album. I love to take any color or theme and make it into something for baby. It's one of my favorite challenges I give myself. Her beautiful blue eyes just pop against the colors and the blue in the background. I LOVE how it turned out!

(That top hinge is really silver. The flash makes it look gold.)                                    TFL!!
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