Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yes, another male birthday

I mentioned in a previous post this month that September is full of male birthdays for male birthday card!

Background stamp by Hero Arts, sentiments by Tim Holtz.  Watch die cut from Spellbinders Shapeabilities.  Cardstock from SU.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LIM Week 34 Sketch

I had fun doing the Less is More challenge last week so, I thought I would try it again this week.  This week's challenge is all about complying with their sketch.   Well, next week, I must read ALL the rules first.  I think I've complied  with all the rules except for the one layer.  Ooops!  Oh well, better luck next week!

Image is by Impression Obsession and the sentiment is by Make an Impression.

Colored with copics and popped up the largest flower for dimension.  Another card for my stash.  Yeah!
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

OLW 65 Sentiment A Mania

The OLW challenge this past Wednesday over at Jennifer's blog is to use a sentiment either as the focal point or shares the focal point of the card.  And, it must be only one layer with minimal embellishments.  After some thought and a few cards that ended up in the trash, I ended up with four...I was on a roll today!

First up uses an image by Stampabilities and sentiment by Verses Rubber Stamps.

The second card uses an image by Hero Arts and sentiment by Verses Rubber Stamps.

Card #3 uses both image and sentiment by Hero Arts.

And, lastly, card #4 uses a background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms and sentiment by Verses Rubber Stamps.

Fun challenge this week Jennifer!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

LIM 33: 1000 Challenge Anything CAS Goes

The gals over at Less is More are trying for 1,000 card posts to their challenge blog this week.  I thought perhaps I could help them along.    I have a few simple Thank You cards  that I believe fit CAS.

They were all quite quick and easy to make...heat embossed images and sentiments in white on kraft...a classic look, with a little ribbon from my stash.  Easy peasy!

The swirl is from Heartfelt Creations and the agapanthus cluster is from Stampendous!   The 1st sentiment is a $1 Studio G from Michael's, the 2nd is Penny Black and the 3rd is a $1 Snag 'em from Imaginesce.  Kraft cardstock is SU!, white cardstock is Georgia Pacific.

Good luck Chrissie and Mandi on your challenge this week...I hope you make it!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

OLW 64: Color It & Penny Black Saturday Challenge 169

I am just so, so happy the OLW challenges are back!  They make me step out of my comfort zone, they make me practice, and they give me cards I needed to make anyways.

So, this week's challenge was:
COLOR IT! Stamp an outline image and color it using any coloring medium you want: colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, paint, Copics, Bics, Sharpies, markers of any kind, or your kid's box of Crayola crayons. Doesn't matter...just COLOR IT! Remember keep it to one layer.

I am also submitting this for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 169.

And, here's my result:

I used a lovely Penny Black image and a Memory Box sentiment.  Colored it with my Copics.  
Here's the same image/sentiment matted and a little vintage-y ribbon.

In my first attempt on the challenge, the sentiment was angled, but, with some careful trimming, I was able to salvage the card front (it was Gina K cardstock, after all...not worthy of the trashcan) and the card back will be used on something else.  I added a small border strip (hidden by the ribbon) and voila!  Another birthday card!  Cardstock by PTI, border punch by SU, ribbon is Hug Snug seam binding dyed and crinkled by me.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

OLW 63: We're Back Baby!

I was SOOOOOO excited to see the OLW back in action this week.  I've really missed it.   In case you need a refresher, head on over to Jennifer's blog and check out the OLW 63 this week which is all about making a one layer card and making it baby themed.

And, yes, mine is another MALE card!  I'm on a roll!

Without further ado,

Isn't it sweet?  I love it!  And, I was so happy the theme this week was for baby.  Because it just so happens that our longtime sailing partners are expecting a grandson next month.  This will be perfect for them.

Water image is from Meers stamps, sailboat is a snag 'em from Imaginisce, and the sentiment is from A Muse.  Inks on the sailboat are versamagic and the water is memento.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Another Male Birthday

Here's a quickie post with another male of my brothers in law shares my birthday.   This was quick and easy using that wonderful embossing folder from SU.....LOVE that texture!  Cardstock all SU, sentiment is Studio G from Mike's or Jo's and the calendar is a Snag 'em stamp from Imaginisce.  Border punch is Fiskars.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A month of male birthdays

September has lots of male birthdays for me.  Don't know why I let it fluster me know...just substitute the bright pretty colors and flowers and ribbons for dull colors, anything but flowers, and twine.    Simple enough, but, I guess I just prefer the feminine versions.

Here are two cards I've sent out for male birthdays that have already come and gone.  The idea had been floating around in my head for close to a month.  Saw something similar in a magazine I recently flipped through.  Since I've been trying to organize my craft room, I've been looking through old idea magazines, so I can't say if I saw what inspired me in a new magazine or an old one.   Sorry I can't give proper credit for the inspiration.

Both of these were made with SU Kraft and Night of Navy paper, Night of Navy ink,  & Star punches.  I embossed the large navy stars on the second card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The text is the Happy Birthday definition by Hero Arts and the sentiment is by Impress Rubber stamps.  Twine is from May Arts.

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