Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Dawn McVey has a beautiful color challenge that I was a little wary of trying ~ but, I thought what the heck and here goes.
Using these colors was really fun and so out of my coloring box. I was totally inspired by the tee shirts Dawn and Nicole were wearing and as soon as I saw the pictures they both posted, I new exactly what the next Raspberry Color Challenge was going to be :o)
I always enjoy looking at how everyone interprets these challenges ~ so many talented ladies out there!
Unfortunately, the lighting in my craft room at night is not good enough. The lavender looks pink, moss green looks like pea soup and the aqua looks grey ~ sorry.
They really are closer in real life.
NOTE: I re-photographed (hmmm, is that a word?) my card in the daylight, like it better-- so I just edited my post.
My Card ~
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's "Fancy Flourishes" and "Fall Elegance "
Card Stock: Light aqua, lavender and moss are from K&Company
Ink: "Chocolate Brown" from Stampabilities
Embellies: Raspberry and Moss flower ribbon from Michael's Spool O'Ribbon, Brown square mini brad from Making Memories
Monday, November 23, 2009
Another post~No way!
Love the Tuesday Trigger-Holiday Napkins over at Moxie Fab and the sketch at Annabelle's Stamp Blog Challenge #003 is really pretty. I am not 100% sure I captured what I thought for this card, but, as usual I am running out of time...this Thanksgiving card has to go into the mail tomorrow!
My Card ~ Sorry about the lighting, my photo doesn't show off the colors as pretty as they really are :o( I am definitely going to try to do more crafting in the daylight!
Cardstock: Base card is Pale Blue, Dark Brown mat and Rust mat are from K&Company's Amy Butler double sided sheets pack
Stamps: Pumpkins and sentiment from Papertrey Ink " Fall Elegance"
Inks: "Mango" from Creative Living and "Chocolate Brown" form Stampabilites
Embellishments: Bling is from AC Moore, "Diamond" border punch is Fiskars, corner rounder is Marvey and Cuttlebug's "Swiss Dot" is embossed on the card front
Sunday, November 22, 2009
WOW~bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth, huh? Well it's been almost two months since my last blog and these are my .... Oh, wrong venue :o) Actually, I've been on a couple of trips since my last post and will have to add some amazing photos of Alaska, Hawaii and California later.
For tonight I wanted to get in on the first sketch challenge over at Everything But The Kitchen Sink's blog.
It's really hard getting your mojo back after two months, so I was scouting around for some inspiration and really found some good stuff from all of you talented ladies!
THANK YOU, blog friends ~
This is the sketch I am using as my 2009 Thanksgiving Day cards (and probably lots of other occasions), love the ease of mass producing cards like this cause I usually have to reinvent the wheel each and every card I make ughhhh!
My card ~ Stamps: Sentiment from Papertrey Ink's "Fall Elegance", Pumpkin from Michael's dollar bin
Cardstock: Natural Parchment from Xerox, Chocolate Brown and Orange from American Crafts, Yellow w/polka dots from Colorbok
Embellishments: Shimmer flourish chipboard from Making Memories, "Holly" green glitter from Stickles,
Tools: Corners punched by EKSuccess rounder punch, 8 different Cuttlebug folders cut out by 1 1/4" EKSuccess punch
Hope you (and my family/friends) like how it came out. As always, a huge thank you for looking and leaving comments :o)