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Monday, March 23, 2009
Kat and I did another card challenge the other day...this time we used up some supplies from a previous stamp camp.
My card is pretty balanced I think ~ I really try to follow some rules while card making. Sometimes I really think I need to become more loose like the kids are when they stamp with me, they really don't care if it comes out perfectly balanced or not as long as they are happy with the end results they are happy! That must be one of the reasons God created kids ~ to keep parents from becoming too serious ;)
Kat's card is typical Kat...she loves the grungy look of ink to paper and to tilt the panels on her cards every which direction. I really love how creative and free she is when gets to creating with me.
I hope everyone has a great evening!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I hope everyone has been having a great time...I know I have. My new job is really fun ~ there is a ton of stuff to memorize and learn, but the customers and my fellow employees have been really patient with me.
I have some more cards to share with you ~ I haven't gotten to stamp as much as I would like lately, but I'm sure as soon as I have my job down a little more I will be able to take time in the evening to play in my room some more.
The cards I am going to share today are from a challenge I did with Kat ~ she got to pick the stamp set and I picked the papers. She really likes to challenge me in a literal way when we do these challenge cards...
This is what I came up with. As usual I made a pretty symmetrical card with everything matted properly...I even got a little anal lining my scallop borders up so the same amount of pink was showing on each strip of the Bella Rose paper and the scallops were actually across from each other...the fact that I stay so symmetrical really makes Kat laugh.
As you can see Kat really likes to have her cards asymmetrical, which usually turn out beautifully as well. If fact I plan on CASE-ing this card in the near future. She used her pink scalloped pieces inside the card to accent the personal message she added and of course had to add a little bling to the front of the card to make it stand out a little more ;)
I hope everyone is taking a little time to play with the wonderful stamp sets you own and trying to challenge yourself to see how many different cards you can make from one set.
Monday, March 16, 2009
For this card I used the Urban Garden DSP and the coordinating colors. I really wanted to grunge up the papers just a little and I thought that the direct to paper technique would be perfect.
I truly love this stamp set and can't wait to complete a few more challenge cards done so I can keep playing with this set... ;)
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Papers: Urban Garden, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Friday, March 13, 2009
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!
I think this card turned out just too cute!! The colors come from the DS paper that I used - Urban Garden. After I put this card together my DD pointed out that it would have been ultra cute to have this zebra surrounded by some normal zebras - so I may have to create another card to try her idea out.... :)
I really do like this saying from the set Hope Happens. I plan on using this set for a lot of my cards!! For some reason I have been really into multiple mats lately and most of my cards are turning out very symmetrical...I may have to start following my DD's lead and start putting things off kilter...
I hope everyone has a great day ~ Happy Stamping!!
Zoofari, Hope Happens
StazOn Black, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Urban Garden DSP
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I have also (finally) gotten back into making cards!!! I decided I needed to be doing something for myself and I truly enjoy paper crafting. My kids have also been in the card making mood so we have been having lots of fun every evening. Our goal has been to create challenges for each other, one of them gets to pick the stamp set and the other the colors we use and we all create a card - some are goofy and some are more serious but all are original and bring us together doing some fun stuff and that is all that really counts I think. I will say some of the cards my DD has made really blow me away - she has done a couple that I plan on CASING!!!! I have also managed to complete some of my 5 way challenge cards!!
This is the card I made for this challenge with my kids - my DD picked the stamp set and my DS picked the colors. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my birds and a punched out scallop circle punch to create the clouds.
Here is the card my DD created - she loves to put her papers on an angle and to distress her layers by running them over the stamp pad. She opted to not color her image for this card.
Here is the card my DS created - he got quite creative with his card I think...the tiger face in the bottom is actually a butterfly punch that he colored...after I took the picture he decided to color in his rhino...
I hope everyone has enjoyed a glimpse of our card making challenges - some of the challenge cards have only been done with DD and me or DS and me - as anyone who has kids knows they don't always want to do the same things at the same time...
Friday, January 2, 2009
Stampandweave also just won the Biggest Looser Challenge we did on the Flybaby side of SCS and in just 2 months she lost over 9% of her weight, how great is that!!!! So she has some extra craft money to spend and some new goodies to play with.
stampandweave from SCS said...
I've been thinking of goals for the year and don't have them all figured out yet. I want to have goals and work toward them, but I don't want to have so many I get overwhelmed and don't accomplish any of them. I want to lose 65-70 pounds and keep them off. I want to finish a basket I started some time ago. I want and need to start doing well at keeping up with correspondence and sending cards as needed. There are loads more things I would like to do and even need to do, but these are the things I MUST COMMIT to.