Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another card for Sketch Challenge

Hope you're all having a great Saturday!  I thought I'd take a short break from our weekend projects to share another card I made for the EBTKS Challenge. I really like this sketch - and it's easy to change it up a bit.

Again, here's the sketch:

And here's my second take on it:

Patterned paper is more Cosmo Cricket and the rub-on is All My Memories.  Now I really like the quote, but for some reason these rub-ons come off really hard. I'm wondering if they were old when I bought them, and if there's anything I can do to make them work easier.  Any tips or advice on that?  I will say that my favorite rub-ons are the Melissa Frances ones.  They come off perfectly every time in seconds.

Well, I better get some more things done around here.  Enjoy your day!!

God bless!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

EBTKS Challenge Card

Hi!  I hope you've had a good week so far.  Do these summer weeks just fly by for you like they do for me?  It seems like I blink and the weekend is here again.  And I love weekends, but I would just like to savor the rest of our summer vacation. I couldn't believe I already got a back-to-school ad in the mail this week - I'm not ready for that yet!

Today I worked on a card for this month's Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge.    This was the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I've had these Jenni Bowlin bingo cards for a while - I liked them so much that I really didn't want to use them up.  But enough of the hoarding! The paper and chipboard are from my box of garage sale goodies. (Cosmo Cricket). Still happy about that deal. :)

Thanks so much for checking in!
God bless!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Card Style Week

Happy Wednesday!  It's been a wild day around here with lots of rain and thunderstorms rolling through the area.  Made for a mellow day of just staying indoors, reading and doing puzzles.

Over at the Moxie Fab World blog this week, they are celebrating a new issue called Card Style.  I had never been able to pinpoint my style before, but now I'm thinking that it's usually what they call "fun and cute" style.  Cath is issuing new challenges in each of the styles, and today's card was made for the Card Style Fun and Cute Challenge. 

The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday line,  the cupcake stamp is a  Studio g i-cling stamp (either from Michaels or Target), and the happy birthday stamp is from Stampin' Up. The paper piecing was a little tedius, but I love how it turned out.  

So what's your style?  Go ahead and try the challenges along with me.  I'd love to see what you come up with.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Garage Sale Finds

Don't you just love finding a good deal??  I haven't been garage sale-ing much this summer yet, but we went to a few this morning and finally had some good luck.  I'm very excited to have found a whole box of scrapbooking goodies for just $5.  It was filled with lots of Cosmo Cricket kit supplies (my Favorite!) and also lots of these blue/green/orange albums/paper/embellishments.  I know I got a steal for my $5!  I plan on making some fun cards with the Cosmo Cricket goodies, but I'm not sure on the rest.  I have a sister-in-law who's pregnant right now, and the blue/green supplies would make a cute baby album if they have a boy.  So I'll have to wait and see on that set.  Besides these scrapping stuff, we also bought some puzzles, books, a galvalized metal tool caddy (maybe for scrapping embellishments), and a slip-n-slide.  Lexie begged for that one - and the $2 I spent should bring a good return of fun and smiles this afternoon.  So all that for $10 - gotta love garage sales.

Lots of Cosmo Cricket paper, envelopes, chipboard letters, and embellishments.

2 Albums, page inserts, and embellishments.  On the right are chipboard alphas.

And one last thing to show you - I actually found a little time to make a couple of cards this week.  I'm trying to use up some paper and embellishments I've had for a while. 

This week flew by for me since we got home on Monday from a little trip to visit family, and the rest of the week was full of baseball games. I'm looking forward to this weekend at home to relax and craft, and probably clean, too!

Enjoy your weekend!