Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two more cards!

I finished my homework a day early this week, so I was able to play for a few hours on Friday!  YAY!  I made three cards, but I'm only showing two of them here because one is for my daughter's birthday in a few weeks and I don't want her to accidentally see it on my blog. 

One of the cards I made is actually for the CAS-ual Friday challenge!  I have never entered a challenge there before, but after visiting their site and getting inspired, I decided I would give it a try.  This week's challenge is called "The long and short of it."  The card needs to be a 4x9 card and be kept clean and simple.  So I gave it a whirl, and the card I came up with is:
I used Bazzil Basics Paper Guava Sensation cardstock, Bazzil Basics Paper Walnut cardstock, Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock, an EK Success border punch, pink ribbon (given to me, sorry I don't know who made it), Stampin' Up stamps (Tiny Talk and another one I can't remember the name of), copic markers R81, R83, and V01, and Mark Richards rhinestones.  Oh, I also used a corner rounder to round the edges of the card and the stamped image and it's mat.  I no plan when I made this card- just a 4x9 area with which to work.  I must say I'm pleased with the way this turned out!

The next card I made is for a friend of my daughter's.  Her friend just turned four, and since her party is next weekend I needed to make a card.  I haven't used my Riley and Co. stamps in a while, so I decided to use one for her card.  Here's how it turned out:
I colored Riley and the gift box he is popping out of with copic markers (V06,V15, V17, R81, E57, E55,  E53, C1, & C3).  I honestly do not remember where the paper came from- I used pieces from my scrap stash.  The ribbon on the card is from American Crafts.  The "birthday wishes" stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I'm pretty sure my daughter's friend will like the card... and her gift, too.

Ok, I KNOW I said I was buried in school work, and I really am during the week.  I just happened to finish early (like I said before) this week, so I took some time to play.  I have three more weeks left in this semester, so even if I don't get a chance to play again before then, at least I'll have some time when class ends! 

Thanks for stopping by and takin' a peek!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another Quick Card

I know I said I wouldn't be able to post for a few more weeks (until school is out), but I had to make a birthday card for a friend of Michael's, so I thought I would share it here.  This card uses another really cool set from The Greeting Farm called "Amazing Duo."  I only used the little super hero boy from it, but that's because the card is going to an 8 year old boy... makes sense, right?  I thought so, too!  Anyway, I used a few of the words in the set to stamp on the background paper and a few more on the inside.  Overall, I'm REALLY pleased with how this card turned out!  When I asked my husband if he thought the card would appeal to an eight year old boy, he replied with, "Heck yeah!  I'm not a boy turning eight and that card appeals to ME!!"  I guess it works then... {big grin}  Here's the card:

Well, there you have it- a cool card for a cool kid turning 8!  How fun!
Ok, now for the next three weeks or so I might be consumed with school work, so please... if you hear muffled cries, reach under the stacks of papers and books and pull me out! Thanks!!  ;)

Monday, July 25, 2011

A "Quick" Card

After all the craziness that has been going on here the past few weeks with schedules and events, I needed some therapy time.  I don't really have any available, but on those nights when I just can't sleep (and there are a lot lately) I'll sometimes get up and do a little copic coloring.  This weekend happened to be one of those times.  My wonderful friend Amy has the Wild Sprouts Vivi stamp from The Greeting Farm and when we were in Pennsylvania last month she let me stamp a bunch (You ROCK, Amy!!).  I had some holiday paper left from last year that I really like and thought would work with the image, so I colored Vivi in blues and purples and made the card.  Here is what it looks like:

I couldn't resist using Liquid Applique on the brim of the hat!  I really like the way it turned out!  And I'm one more card closer to my goal of having all my Christmas cards done on time this year (despite my hectic schedule!)!  YAY!  I also distressed the edges of the papers with my edge distresser (fancy name, I know!) and used Stampin' Up dimensionals to pop the image off the card slightly. 
Here is a list of supplies (not ALL of them) I used on this card- just in case you're interested:
EK Success Art Blanche paper- Winter Dot
Stampin' UP "warmest wishes" stamp
Stampin' UP Pale Plum ink
Liquid Applique
- hair- E37, E33, E31
- skin- E00, E000, R20
- clothes & bell- V000, V01, V12, B95, B93, C1, C3
- present- B21, BV02, clear spica glitter pen

Well, until school breaks again between classes, I'm going to be busy with school.  I'll hopefully catch a minute or two here and there to be crafty- we'll see.  But, until next time... Be safe and Happy Scrappin'!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A few cards...

During my break from school I was able to enjoy a scrapbooking retreat in PA with my BFFs, but I didn't take any pictures of the pages I made (sorry!). Before I went and right after I got home I made a few cards. I just adore the images from The Greeting Farm stamps, and C.C. Designs! They're perfect for coloring with copic markers! Here's what I did:

The card above isn't from The Greeting Farm or C.C. Designs. It's actually an image from a Hero Arts set called "Sweet Wonderful You." She's so cute- I just had to make a card with her!

The image above is from The Greeting Farm's Creeper Crew Collection. His name is Tyler- don't you just love how he's rockin' on his guitar?! When I made this card I had a good friend from church in mind- it totally fits her husband!

This card is not made with a Greeting Farm image... it's a C.C. Designs image! She's adorable- I love how sweet she looks holding the balloons and cupcake with a candle! I made this card for a little girl at church who turned 5 at the beginning of the month- she LOVED it! :)

At our retreat at the end of June a few of us spent some time coloring with copic markers. We talked about which stamps were our favorites to color with and we even mentioned digital stamps. I couldn't resist getting a few when I got home, and the adorable Hallo Witch from The Greeting Farm is one of the ones I bought. I have never made a Halloween card before, believe it or not! I really like the way this one turned out, though!

The card above is another digital stamp. This one is called "Rain Rain" and she is also from The Greeting Farm. I happened to see the color scheme on her outfit on another blog and thought I would give it a try- I really like the pink and teal colors together. And when I found cardstock that matched I was even more thrilled! I can't help but smile when I see this card!!

So that's what I have been up to. School is back in session now, though, so my crafting time will be cut short again until the last week of August when I get another week off. Hopefully, though, I will be able to squeeze some time in before then! Thanks for stopping by!