Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge Entry

Here is the final card for this round of CDAC's Progressive Challenge:

This image was supplied by Doodle Pantry. I scraplifted this layout from fellow CDAC member Jeannette Hebden. I fell in love with her card. I do not have the same paper, so I adapted. The shaped mats are done using the Art Philosophy cartridge. It is available only through Close to My Heart. If you want to order it go to their website Select me, Annette Reed, Ohio as your consultant. For $99 + tax and S/H you get this great cartridge along with matching chipboard cut-outs and 3 stamps sets. I love this cartridge and use it all of the time. The sentiment is printed on white cardstock and chalked. Here is the link to the challenge:

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Mom My Friend

The travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall is here in McConnelsville this weekend. It arrived with a motorcycle escort-at least 500 I would say. I have never seen so many motorcycles at one time. The Wall is set up in a grassy area called The commons. It is quite impressive. It really looks like the real thing. I would say it is in miniature (which compared to the real thing it is) but it is still huge. I am going to go take pictures when I am finished here.

On to my card! This time I incorporated 5 different challeges based on color, theme, flowers, and bling. I came up with this card:

The color scheme was done using pink, cream, red, and white as the main colors. The image is entitled "Flowers for Mom" and is from Stitchy Bear Stamps. He is printed on white cardstock. Since I still do not have the right cutting pads for my Vagabond I had to trace and cut the die image. You can't tell from the picture but I chalked around the edges with a light pink glitter chalk to soften them. He is colored using PrismaColor pencils, a blending medium, and a shader. The hearts are punched from an old Creative Memories punch. I used their biggest heart punch. The pink flowers were cut from Cricut's Flower Shoppe cartridge. The red flowers are just some I had on hand. I added bling and cream sticky lace to complete it. I have never used bling flourishes before. I have always been too nervous. I am not sure it looks right, but there it is. The card measures 6" x 6". Here are the challenges I entered:

I didn't get this done in time for Mother's Day, but I can always give it to her next year. The sentiment allows me to give it to her any time-we'll see. Thanks for looking. I would love it if you would become a follower!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Say it in Lime and Orange

It has been so long since I have participated in challenges that I forgot how fun it is. I was so excited to see how this card turned out. I got back to checking the blog challenges and came up with this creation:

The color scheme came from Annabelle Stamps. I like this so well that I am going to make another one in our school colors (navy and gray) to give to a girl from our church. The base is white cardstock. The book was made using the cricut cartridge New Testament. I printed both layers on white cardstock at 1" and colored them with copics to match my color theme. The sentiment is printed on Word and cut out with a Fiskars scallop punch. The grad caps are clip art from Word that I cut out. The orange lines were originally white (as you can see on the sentiment), so I colored them. The image is from Stitchy Bear and is entitled Dream Girl. This digital stamp also comes with a sentiment, but I didn't use it. I colored it using PrismaColor Pencils. I love glitter so the dots in the center of the flowers are done using Glossy Accents and PK Glitz glitter. I also used stickles on the bug's wings. I used a foam square on the sentiment for dimension and added the ribbon. I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Monday, May 14, 2012

All Tagged Out

I took it upon myself to do the table favors for my church's All Daughter Banquet as well as be the main speaker and help with decorations. 2 friends helped me on May 5 and we got 54 tags inked and ready for the sentiments and ribbons. I went home and put the sentiments on and did as much ribbon as I had. I then had to do the rest of the tags myself. I ended up with 83 altogether. Here is a picture of a couple of them.

I started with the large manilla tags. The lamp is from a stamp set from Close To My Heart. I embossed the lamp. Then using 3 colors of distress ink I inked the tags-starting with the lightest color and ending with the darkest.  The reddish-orange tags were done with Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, and Vintage Photo. The background stamp was done using Fired Brick. The purple tag was done using Milled Lavendar, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord. The background stamp was done with Dusty Concord. I also did green ones using Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, and Frayed Burlap and blue ones using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Chipped Saphire.

The theme for the banquet was Being Children of Light. The lamp stamp was perfect for this. I was also the main speaker and did a presentation based on the children's song This Little Light of Mine. It's great how God provides and makes everything flow together. Praise goes to him for letting everything turn out great!! Have a great week!

CDAC Challenge Post

Its so good to be back!! I fianally got the All Daughters Banquet finished and can concentrate on card making again. I will be posting the info and pics of what I made in a seperate post. This card is made for the CDAC Progressive Challenge. The baby carriage is courtesy of Designed2Delight.

The card is made out of textured cardstock. The ribbon is just some that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The carriage is printed on white cardstock and colored using chalk. I traced around a thin die and cut it out. I added holes using my big bite. The sentiment is from Stampendous. Here's the link to the challenge: