Saturday, March 28, 2009

Black and White Thank You

I love the look of black and white cards. They seem to gain elegants just by being black and white. I made this card using the sketch from Caardvark's challenge. It is also for the Birthday Blog Bash Week 3's challenge.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Birthday Blog Bash Week 4

The challenge for week 4 over on Paper Garden Projects was to stamp a background. I did not have any background stamps, so I made up a collage instead with some similar stamps. I used my favorite technique, "Opalite Color Infusion" from the 2008 Feb/Mar Technique Junkies Newsletter. (I hope you aren't getting too tired of this technique because you will see it a lot here. lol)

I also wanted to tie this into another challenge I was doing over at Charisma Cardz. It was to make something using my favorite something. If you read my blog enough you know that I will sneak in this technique every chance I get. It just makes it so easy to blend the inks together. I am also addicted to Victorian reprints. I use them a lot too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stamp Something Think Spring Challenge

This week over at Stamp Something we were to create something that makes you think of spring. What could be more spring than a flower card for mom:This was my first art doll too. I used retro material from the 60's. By adding a tag to this card, I completed the challenge for One Stop Craft Challenge
this week of "Tag It". Because I put flowers on this card, it completes the challenge over at Paper Garden Projects Birthday Blog Bash Week #2

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some Bunny Loves You

I used card sketch #5 by Cindy over at Jean's Art Dolls to make this card.
I wanted to do something spring like for the Easter Blog Hop Challenge over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Fever

This is a card I did for a challenge at MFTA:
I used the opalite infusion technique to make the background.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mother And Child

The theme this week over at Gothic Arches is Mother and Child.

It's All About the Party

This week's theme at Tag, You're It is tea time.

I remember how fun it was to have a tea party when I was a child. It really did not matter if it was tea or water, it was all about having the party.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wild About You

The challenge this week over at Caardvarks is ---- all about the cRItTeRs! I think Changito qualifies as one.
This is the first time I inked this stamp up. I have had it for a while. I think JoAnn carried it, but I did not find it on line today when I searched. You will have to check your local store for it. It is by Stampendous, and is part of the "Changito Dos" set. I fell in love with the little monkey and just had to have it.

Paper Garden Projects is having a Birthday Blog Bash. Challenge #1 is to make a humorous card. All of the Changito stamps crack me up. What is even funnier is the fact that I don't really care for monkeys. I still don't see what the sock monkey has going for it. I know, shocking isn't it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Winnings from Card Sketch Challenge

Look at all of the neat stuff I won from Cindy's Card Sketch Challenge #3. She posts one every weekend over on JADs. Check out her latest sketch here.

Male Birthday Card

This card is doing triple duty.

I needed a card for my son's birthday. (I don't think he checks out my blog. If so, "STOP LOOKIN JOHN!")

Anyway, on Charisma Cardz they have a weekly challenge on Thursday.
This week is Challenge #10 Something For the Guys

I used the card sketch from challenge #4 on Jean Art Dolls to create it.

Cindy has a sketch challenge posted every weekend on JADs.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gothic Arches - Fantasy

This week's theme over at Gothic Arches is "Fantasy". I figured since nothing was real on my arch that I would use the fake wood background paper I made.

My Craftifity Color Challenge

Crystal Jeffrey Rieger has a color challenge this month that relates to this month's Color Swatch column in Memory Makers (March/April Issue, pg 20). I don't usually do color challenges, but the colors clicked with an image I had for a pocket card.

Stamp Something Challenge - Favorite Somethings

This week's challenge at Stamp Something was to create a project inspired by my favorite something. My favorite technique is the Opalite Infusion Technique. The way it helps to spread your ink is fantastic.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Gothic Arches - Pink & Brown

This week's theme over at Gothic Arches is Pink and Brown.

This is my first time to play. This is the "Spring" one for the gated card that will hold all four seasons.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tag You're It!: Week 47

The theme over at Tag You're It this week is "Diamonds are a girl's best friend".

Blog Candy from Jan

Here is the great stash of items that I won from Papercraft Pleasures.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Challenge 49 - Animal Magic

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 49 was to make a card with an animal on it.

Here is a fun card to give to your boyfriend. I just love this cute little chick stamp by Stampendous.

Challenge 40 - Shape Shifter

Spoon Full Of Sugar - Tuesday Challenge #40 is Shape Shifter. I made a Cami Trifold card. I liked my first one so much that I made a second one.