Friday, September 25, 2009

For Beth of Sunflowers & Dragonflies

After receiving my Nestabilities for the blog candy I won, I decided to send a card to thank Beth for her generosity. I used an image by Victoria Case and here is what it looks like. Enjoy!

Here is the front:

Here is the inside:

It was my first time coloring an image so big, but it was really fun to mix a bunch of colors together. I thought it would be a tough challenge to make all the paper pieces work together with the image but I think it turned out okay. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday Sketchers #69, Papertake Weekly, and Simon Says Challenges

I'm up late considering I have to make it to the 9 o'clock ferry to start my trip home tomorrow. I wanted to make one last card before I get back to California. This card uses the Friday Sketchers #69 sketch. For the Papertake Weekly, the requirement is called "Faking it". I used fake stitching tape since I don't even know how to use a sewing machine to make real stitches. Good thing they have such genius products for the uncrafty crafters! The Simon Says challenge wanted followers to use a recipe, which consists of 3 embellishments, 2 papers, and 1 image. I used an Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm. Enjoy!

Here is the sketch from Friday Sketchers:

Here is the front of my creation:

Here is a view of the dimensions:

As you can see, I haven't posted the inside because... it's not finished! I have to get some sleep before the long drive home. I will finish the inside and post it in this entry when it is complete. Thanks for stopping by, have a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #19

Woo! Love participating in the Sugar Bowl (challenge #19) because they have sketches AND my fav, Gorjuss Girls. The requirement this challenge was to use pink and brown as inspirational colors. I got so carried away with Stickles and making the card that I made a matching bookmark. Here it goes!

Here is the sketch:
Here is the card and bookmark:

Here's the bookmark:

Here's the front view of the card:

Here's a side view to show the dimension:

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Accordian Folder and Embossing

So during my stay here in Victoria, I've had the sweet pleasure of having my crafty aunt Cabio show me how to make the accordian folder for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge. Also, the Just Magnolia Challenge for the week includes embossing. I embossed the images of Tilda with clear Versa Mark ink and sprinkled black embossing powder over it. This project was so much fun to put together, I loved every part of it! It's so cool figuring out how everything works!

Here is the front of the folder:
Here is the back of the folder:
Here is the side view of the dimension of Tilda and tabs:

First MMSC #18, Lala Land, Winter Wonderland #16 , and Copic Creations #12 Challenge

For this card, I decided to use the Fairly Lala for the Lala Land Challenge which wanted to see some distressing. I've been waiting to use her, and I finally had a chance! I followed the sketch from the Midnight Madness challenge and made the card vintage to qualify for the Winter Wonderland challenge. The Copic Creations also has a challenge requiring colored pencils and copics. This was my first time working with distressing tools and it was quite time consuming, but fun!

Here is the sketch:
Here is the front:
Here is a view of the dimension:
Here's a view of the inside:
Have a great week!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Challenge Card

Trying to use my time wisely here in Victoria, Canada! I keep wanting to make cards since there are so many craft toys to play with! I colored a Wild Sprout from The Greeting Farm to qualify for the Roses on Paper challenge which requires the colors lavender, soft blue, and cream. In addition, I used the sketch from the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my creation:

Here is the inside:
I'm on a card making roll! Stop by soon to see if there is a new card!

Sunflowers & Dragonflies Challenge #7

The challenge this week on Sunflowers & Dragonflies was to make a shaped card. In the beginning, I set out to make a bear card, but after cutting out the shapes, my bear turned into a walrus. Random, I know! It actually turned out to be pretty cute, check it out!

Here is the front:

Here is the inside:
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My First Mingle

I have spent some time in my aunt Cabio's wonderful craft room and have created my first mingle card! I had so much fun working on this one, I hope my partner this month really enjoys it. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the front:

Here is a close up view:

Here's a view of the dimension:

Here's a view of the inside:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Missing In Action

I've been traveling a lot lately so I haven't had any time to make cards. From Disneyland in Anaheim to San Francisco museums and now Victoria Canada, I am truly a west coast girl! I'm here at my wonderful aunt Cabio's house where she has an awesome craft room. I have made my mingle card, but haven't had time to take photos.

In the craft world, I've had a lot of new and exciting news this month. I won my very first blog candy at the Sunflowers and Dragonflies site owned by Beth! I received a set of Nestabilities that I am going to use when I get home. I am in the process of making her a thank you card. In addition, I've been commenting for a chance to win a free stamp from The Greeting Farm. I absolutely adore these stamps!! I just found out I won one on Friday! How awesome is that?? What a great month for winning. I am so happy!!

Just wanted to share the great news and say hi to everyone who is stopping by and let you all know I will return to commenting on your blogs soon. Have a great Wednesday!