Friday, March 29, 2013

CAS Birthday

I love being able to use up some "odd" paper.  You know the ones that look cool, but you can't seem to find a way to use them.  So the sketch this week from Seize the Birthday was a perfect way to use up some "special" paper.

I have tried using this paper before, but it was so bold, it "didn't work well with others."  So this CAS sketch was perfect.  The paper was able to be the star of the show and not compete with anything else.  The other challenge this week was for it to be a masculine birthday.  Well I think that black, orange and white seem to be "fairly" masculine!

Other Challenges Entered:
The Cat's Pajamas - Black/White + One color

Friday, March 22, 2013

H2H Moustache

This week's challenge at H2H was a true challenge.  They asked for you to use a moustache in your creation.      I know they are all the rage right now, but I have not gotten into them at all.  So I was at a real block on what I was going to do and where am I going to find a moustache?  Well that part was easy, there is a cut file on the new Cricut Artiste cartridge.  So that problem was solved, but now what to do with it?

I surfed the interweb and found a super cute idea from a greeting card company, so I "lifted" the idea and here is what I made!

Not bad I say.  Very basic and simple, but it got the job done!

I left the inside blank for now because I don't know if I want this to be a Halloween card or a birthday card to someone who has a birthday close to Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Dreamin' paper pack - paper
Cricut Artiste - moustache
Cricut Art Philosophy - triangles

Other Challenges entered:
CAS-ual Fridays - no stamps

Thursday, March 21, 2013

RCS #28

This is my creation for this weeks challenge over at Red Carpet Studios.  The challenge is to create a layout using ribbon.  Easy enough.  I'm pretty basic with my usage of ribbon in my layouts.   I use as accents and not to frilly.

I added the two pieces of ribbon (on the left) to add a little more detail and interest to the page.  These are pictures of my daughter when she was 7 months old!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creation!

Heart 2 Heart newbie

I have been reading the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog for a while now, but never entered a project.  I like the fact that this is a brand specific challenge, because it will force me to use certain products.  So I thought I would finally enter a project since they are doing a "special" drawing for "newbies."

So here is my stab at one of the challenges for the month:  GO Green

I went pretty literal with the theme and just created something green.

Here is a view of the inside as well.

Products Used:
Be Yourself - stamp set (CTMH)
Happy Birthday - stamp set (CTMH)
Mayberry - paper pack (CTMH)
Art Philosphy - cricut cartridge

Card design based off of sketch from CAS #203

Thanks for stopping by.  I am hoping to keep going with these challenges!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

RCS #27

Well I have been out of the "challenge game" for a while now.  Things got really busy around here and I think I was trying to do too many challenges before.  So now I am going to ease my way back into things.  And I came across a fabulous challenge site that I fell in love with, Red Carpet Studios.  They feature weekly challenges with a "movie" theme.  Well I am a sucker for movies and thought this was right up my alley.

The theme this week is the movie "Leprechaun", and we are to create a card using two shades of green.

The inside sentiment reads "but not your age."

This card was based off of an old sketch from The Sweet Stop sketch challenge #42

Thanks for stopping by!