May 31, 2011

The day has finally arrived...

It’s time for our very first Triple Trials Tuesday Challenge. Yeah! The Triple T challenge is a three-part challenge based on a theme, colors and a sketch. This first challenge is based on the following:




 So, here' s what I came up with:

I fell in love with this little girl the first time I saw her on this YouTube video. Isn’t she just the cutest thing you ever seen? She worked perfectly for this challenge as the colors and the sketch just wrapped everything into a tidy little cute package. Just to give the image some pop, I added dimension to the bubbles and the bottle.

I hope you will play along with us this week. Please visit the Triple T Challenge blog for all the details and to see the other Triple T Team creations.
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Digi Stamp: Maya Blowing Bubbles (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific), Colors (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Other: COPICS (skin: E21, E33, E25, R32), Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Coluzzle, Paper Crimper, Foam Squares

May 25, 2011

Celebrate with a Cupcake

It’s a new CAS-ual Friday Challenge and it’s all about the **bling**.

I kept this card pretty simple…it’s a small card (4 x 4) with a small focal image (chocolate on chocolate...yummo!) with blingy sprinkles and a sentiment.  Voila!  Done!

Please share with me what you think.
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Stamps: Cupcakes (Inkadinkado), Find Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: COPICS, Gemstones, Corner Chomper, Foam Squares

May 18, 2011

Who Knew Buttons & Twine Could Be So Special

It’s a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge and it’s all about buttons and twine. Instead of using the buttons and twine as an accents, I really wanted to make them the focal point of this card. My craft mojo was a little low on fuel and in need of help.  Believe it or not, my inspiration came from the oddest  place…MY HUBBY! 

He gave me the idea you see before you – to wrap the twine around a layer of cardstock, then I added buttons to accent the mini canvas. I think it turned out into a little mini piece of art. While art is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder…yada yada yada, I think this card is rather “special” hence the sentiment on the card. It’s particularly special because Hubby's idea rocked. Thanks Hubby!
Please share with me what you think.
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Stamps: Find Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Pearlescent Rust Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Foam Square, Buttons and Twine

May 11, 2011

Finding the words to say...

Finding the words to say thank you can sometimes be difficult, but I think this card makes it easy to say it, without saying it, if you know what I mean.  It is a card after all and it does not speak.  Corny, I know but I couldn't resist making the connection.  My apologies.  Moving on...

This card was inspired by CAS-ual Fridays' first challenge.  The challenge’s focus was to create a CAS project using "texting skills" - meaning something beyond a simple sentiment.  I created a small word search (using this website: with words of thanks in different languages (the few I knew).  I circled the words with an ink pen to give it a touch of realism.  The sentiment on the inside reads, “...but hopefully this is a good start.”  The sentiments I created for the front and inside of the card were printed directly onto the card base. 

Let me know what you think.  I enjoy reading your comments.

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May 3, 2011

It's a banana type of birthday

I made this card for my hubby’s birthday. Anytime I give my hubby a card, it has to have some “corn” to it. By that I mean, it has to be funny, punny or down-right corny (see the card sentiment). He has a sense of humor that I love and only gets better with age. Ok, enough of that as I’m starting to get mushy and I don’t do mush…much. :)

Of course the card had to have a masculine edge. As my hubby would say, it has to be “Dude Approved” to be good for a dude/man. I decided on a clean and simple (CAS) design but with a rustic edge to it. I used the SCS Faux Wood Frame tutorial to get that edge.

I think it turned out pretty good for my first swing at it. Hubby was happy with it and that’s the most important thing.
'til I craft again or have something to say...

Digi Stamp: Banana 
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific), Orange & Brown CS
Ink: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: COPIC markers, Brads, Computer Font, Foam Squares, Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)


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