Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rainy Thank You

I have been noticing now that it's spring, a lot of the card challenges are asking for themes of "April Showers" or "Umbrella".  I don't have anything with that even among my Cricut cartridges I wasn't seeing anything that might fit.  But I'm not sure I would buy anything with this theme either.  Anyhow, I do have my trusty box of leftover card fronts just waiting to be "up-cycled" into something new and found this cute little image.  
    Once I got the card together, I had no idea what type of card this would serve purpose for.  Too dark for a Birthday and not cheerful enough for a Get Well.  And I don't have a sister that this might work for either. So I just decided to throw a Thank You on it and call it a day!
Image:  old "Up-cycled" card front
Sentiment:  CTMH "Random Thoughts" set
Clouds:  Going Places cartridge  (1 1/2", 1 3/4")
Raindrops:  stickers
Design:  Unscripted Sketches #152
Challenges Entered:
Unscripted Sketches - Sketch 152
Charisma Cardz - Chipboard or stickers
Oldie But A Goodie - April Showers
Crafting for All Seasons - April showers
Alphabet Challenge blog - Dry embossing
Pixie Dust Studio - Clouds

Sweet Sunday 155

Image - "Up-cycled" card front
Banner shapes - Art Philosphy, Banner 1 (1 1/2")
Sentiment - Merry Christmas by Recollections

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Photo inspiration

CAS 184

I love the Clean & Simple sketches!  They are so "simple", and straight to the point.  Plus you can use these sketches over and over and can look different each time!  This sketch is going in "The Book"!  (I keep a binder of favorite "Go To" sketches.)
Stamp is from the "Happy Birthday" set by CTMH.
Flower is a punch
Design is from Clean & Simple sketch 184.

Challenges Entered:
Clean & Simple - sketch 184
ColourQ Challenge - Color challenge 
(Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, White)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Hello

Image is an old card front.
Sentiment stamp is from the "Goody-Goody Gumdrops" set from Stampin' Up.
Design is from The Sweet Stop sketch 152.
Challenges Entered:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Spring or Easter
Stamptacular Sunday - Pastel colors
Tuesday Throwdown - Pastel colors
Stamping with the Dragon - Spring
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Spring w/pastel colors

Easter Bunny

This is a fun Easter Bunny scrapbook page that I did for my son's scrapbook.  Turned out okay.  I got that bunny cut from an old Easter card, I just cut him out and he fit great on the page!  I had that Egg paper forever and knew that I had to fit on an Easter page somehow!  I had to make all the other elements on the page more prominent to make up for the size of the picture I had.  We didn't get very good pictures that day as Andrew was NOT liking the Easter Bunny and my daughter Grace was not that impressed with him either.
Please don't judge me based on the date of the actual event!  I am not a "current" scrapper.  In fact I had those letters cut a long time before I even put the page together.

Challenges Entered:
Incy Wincy Designs - Easter and/or Pastel colors
Love to Create challenge - Bunnies, chicks, or jelly beans
The Stamping Boutique - Pastel colors
My Craft Spot - Easter
Craft Us Crazy - Anything but a card
Simply Create Too - Eggs and/or Bunnies
The Paper Shelter - Easter theme
Challenge Me Happy - Anything goes

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chase Your Dreams

Card only post:
Chase your Dreams stamp is "Playful Expressions" by TPC Studio.
Star stamps is from the "Wishing Star" set from CTMH.
Star cricut cut done with Art Philosphy cartridge, Star 4 (1 1/2")

Design is from sketch by The Perfect Sentiment challenge, sketch 6.  Another twist to the sketch challenge was to use an "Uplifting" sentiment.
Challenges Entered:
The Perfect Sentiment - sketch & uplifting sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - Sentiment / Quote

Blast Off!

This was a fun card to make, I just hope it's not too "busy".  Even so, I think any little boy would love it anyway!
Stamps:  "Robots" by Recollections
Cricut Cut Starburst - Art Philosophy cartridge, Star 5 (2 3/4", 3")
Design - Sketch 65 from My Favorite Things
Challenges Entered:
My Favorite Things - Sketch 65
CES Challenges - No Girls Allowed
My Sheri Crafts - BDay card for child under 5
Celebrate the Occasion - Child's Birthday

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bottom Thank You

I have been dying to use this stamp set!  I bought this set about a month or so ago and it's been calling my name!  There's several others in this set that are just waiting to be inked!
    I thought this would be a great image to try out the "spotlight" technique.  Not sure if I did completely right, but I like it anyway!!
I forgot to take a picture of the inside.  The inside greeting says, " . . . It's A Lot Bigger Than My Heart!"

This stamp set is from Stampin' Up and it's called, "Not So Seriously".
The design came from Freshly Made Sketches, sketch 28.  As you can see, I just rotated the sketch.
Challenges Entered:
Sweet Stamps blog - Spotlight technique
My Time Made Easy - Pretty Pallette #51 (green, orange, white)
Catered Crop - Brads

Happy Anniversary

Things have been busy around here.  I am going to school full time right now and have 5 classes this semester.  Well, I have exams in 4 of them this week!  YIKES!  So I have had to spend the last few days getting some serious studying done.
   So I am caught up and am ready to get back to some crafting!

This was a really simple card and I am always in need of anniversary cards in my stash.
Stamp used was an old single wood block "Happy Anniversary" stamp.  I have no idea who made as the brand name is not printed on the block.  But this is my favorite anniversary stamp that I have!

Challenges Entered:
The Stamping Boutique - Sentiment focal point
Shopping our Stash - Circles or dots
Shelly's Images - Stripes
Hiding in My Craftroom - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts - Spots and Stripes
The Poodles Parlour - Going "Dotty"