Sunday, October 31, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Challenge #48 SSSC21

My family planned a surprise birthday party for my aunt on Saturday night at her daughter's house. It was so much fun- all my cousins and their children were there and I had a blast! My mother, of course, asked me to make a card for her sister. I really only had a few minutes before we had to leave, so I quickly used a Sweet Sunday Sketch from Skipping Stones Design that I had copied down the other day. It's the last sketch Karen Giron will be doing as SSD's guest designer.
I've always loved cards like this- with squares for backgrounds! (My squares are 1 1/4" and the card is a standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
My card:
A close-up of the sentiment: (It looks a little unfocused in the picture.)
I love how this card turned out! My aunt seemed to love it, but then again, I guess her job as an aunt is to love anything her nieces make for her... hee hee!
I just wish I had made my stitching lines a little straighter...oh well :-)

Supplies used:

Kraft cardstock
MSE stamp (Birthday set)
K&Company Que Sera Sera paper pack
K&Company sticker (Tim Coffey)
Uni-ball Signo Broad white gel pen
Black ink

So there you go! Hope you enjoyed. Please visit the rest of my blog and leave lovely COMMENTS!

Friday, October 29, 2010

CPS #190

I know someone who was really upset yesterday because she was having trouble in school with people being mean to her. :-( So I decided to make her a card! I love this sentiment: "Sending you love, friend!" and I really wanted to use it! I used this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS).

Here's a close-up:

In the end, I liked the card, but it was too "old" and not fun enough to give to a teenager to cheer her up. You know what I mean?
So I asked my mother what she thought and she agreed with me, so I ended up giving this ( <--- click it!! It's the second card in the post) card to her instead, which I already had lying around. It used the same sentiment, so I was happy. She seemed really happy to get the card, so now I feel good!

But I still have this card so I decided to share!

Supplies used:

Brown cardstock
Light purple cardstock
Patterned paper ( I got it in a grabbox, so I'm not sure where it's from)
American Crafts Letterbox paper (Sincerely) <--- most useful paper ever!
MSE stamp (from Love Friend set)
Offray ribbon
Uni-ball Signo Broad white gel pen

I hope you enjoyed! Please feel free to check out the rest of my blog!
Leave comments!
Have a great weekend :-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great Giveaways!

Hey, so I hope it isn't annoying when I make a post about a giveaway, but I'd really love to win these, so sorry!
The first giveaway is at E.A.D. Designs and it's a Tria marker givaway! I'd love to win this because I don't own any fancy-shmansy markers like these or Copic markers. I'd love to try them out!
If you'd also like to be entered click on the link! The blog says all you need to know to enter!

The second giveaway is from The Stamping Boutique- and it's $250 worth of products! Including 36 Copic markers! How awesome?? Check out the blog to enter!

The third is from Little smiles From White Ribbons! It's a bunch of cools stuff including Jenni Bowlin, Basic Grey, and American Crafts products! Go check it out!

The fourth is a Tim Holtz giveaway from Scrap With Stacy! How sweet is that? I wish I cold win all that awesome blog candy! Go to her blog to fin out how to enter!

I hope this was a chance for you to find out about giveaways that you didn't know about!

(P.S. I'd like to do a giveaway of my own, but I want to wait until I have more followers! Please spread the word about this blog so I can start doing giveaways!)


Oh, Alice!- chess card

I just found this AMAZING blog the other day and I'm seriously surprised that I didn't know about it before! It's called Oh, Alice! and it's Alice in Wonderland themed!!! I know, it's awesome, right?
So they have an Alice in Wonderland challenge each week using a different idea from the book. It's like this blog was made with me in mind!
So this week's theme is Chess or anything chess themed, such as a chessboard pattern.
This is my card:

I incorporated a chess theme with the checker board patterned background, and the birthday "queen" idea.
I'm really happy with how it turned out.

I wrote the "birthday" with a white gel pen- the only thing I don't like is my terrible handwriting!

Here's the crown:

I didn't own a crown embellishment, so I googled "cartoon crown," printed it out, and cut it out over a blue paper. Then I used a sliver paint marker to add a border and details, along with some silver paper and some pearls.
Pretty cool, huh?

Supplies used:

Kraft cardstock
K&Company K-Ology Addison Chipboard letters
Purple Making Memories paper
Blue paper (?)
Random silver paper (I think it's from a school project)
Marcella by K pearls
EK Success metallic silver paint marker
Uni-ball Signo broad white gel pen
Prima stamp
Fiskars Threading Water punch
Zing! clear embossing powder

(I also entered this int the ABC Challenge. G is for glitter, and these letters are glittery, so I hope that counts!)

So... what do you think? Please let me know with a comment!
Don't hesitate to check out the rest of my blog!
Gotta go study for midterms! (help!)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Waltzingouse Challenge #20- Make a Wish!

Hello, hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I sure did!

I really like Waltzingmouse's Sketch this week- it's simple, and gives you a lot of room to work with! I usually don't use tags on my cards, so this was a great chance for me to work on something new!
Here's what I came up with! I love making birthday cards- you always need them!
All three stamps I used are from MSE's Birthday stamp set. I thought I needed to add a little bit more purple to bring out the purple behind the hats. So I used a sentiment as a background, and I think it came out nice! I love how the squiggly sentiment makes it more fun!
Here's a little close-up on the tag:
Supplies used:

Kraft cardstock
White cardstock
Purple cardstock
MSE Birthday stamp set
DMC brown thread
Ranger Adirondack ink in: Purple Twilight, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, Watermelon, and Stonewashed

Thanks for stopping by! If you came here from the challenge page, leave comment and let me know what you think! If you could take a second to check out the rest of my blog, I would really appreciate it :D

Wishing everyone a great week!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bee Joyful!

So..... I wanted to make a card for a challenge, but you know how your card can seem to have a mind of it's own? So that's what happened this time. I had a card sketch, but the card totally strayed from the sketch.
I wanted to make a happy card for a friend who has been looking sad lately. So i wanted to do a "bee" happy bard with a bee on it, but I only had the sentiment "bee joyful" (MSE stamp). So I decided to use that. The bee is from a Prima stamp but it's only part of the stamp - I cut it in half. (It said "love" underneath.)
I used my EK Success punch with my "favorite" paper from Making Memories and another paper from the set for the thin circle around the sentiment.
The pink paper on the purple is actually two strips cut at a slant, but then I added the ribbon so it looks like one paper. The ribbon is from a grabbox from MSE. (Read my post about it here.)

Other supplies used:
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Marcella by K black ink
Ranger Adirondack ink in Sunshine Yellow
Marcella by K pink heart paper
EK Success corner rounder (small)
Glue dots (to hold down the ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to get a comment from you!
Please follow my blog! Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Busy, busy!

I'm swamped with schoolwork now, but I really want to make time for card-making! So here's what I've managed to do lately:

First of all, I really wanted to use this Colorbok kit (it's called Home, but I can't find it online) that my friends got me over the summer for a birthday present. I decided to make a card using mainly things from the kit. Here's what I came up with:

All the elements, except for the card base, the white gel pen I wrote the "you" with, and the embossed heart are from the kit. The gel pen is a Uni-ball Signo Broad gel pen and the heart was stamped with a MSE stamp ( I think it was the Baby Girl stamp set, but I might be confused) and embossed using clear Zing! embossing powder from American crafts.

I'm pretty impressed with my handwriting, considering I usually have appalling handwriting!

Here's the next card. It's sort of polka-dot themed.
The "happy for you" is from MSE's Joy stamp set and I cut the circle with Martha Stewart's circle cutter. The green polka dot paper appears yet again!(Making Memories basics kit) It's really my favorite, paper for some reason! The dot is from Mse's birthday stamp set, and I randomly stamped it all over in black ink. The bow uses a random ribbon I think I found on a gift given to someone in my family, and I decided to recycle is. I do that all the time- how about you?

So have a great night- I gotta get back to studying.... (yeah, right).


Blog Award?

Ok, so apparently I got a blog award! I'm not quite sure what that means, but Jen from Frame Fanatic told me she gave me this award! Which is pretty cool!

I think this is sliiiiightly late (lol, like 2 weeks late), but better late than never, right?
So here's what you do: you list 10 things you like and then 10 blogs you follow!

10 things I like:
1. chocolate
2. reading
3. card-making
4. ice skating
5. eating!!
6. skipping
7. dancing
8. makeup
9. summer
10. smiles :-)

I skipped out on mentioning G-d and my family, because that's obvious!!

So here are 10 blogs I like:

Rules for the award!

1.Post who it was that gave you the award.

2.List 10 things that you like.

3.Give this award to 10 other blogs and let them know with a comment!
( I didn't do the last one... tee hee!)

Anyway, i hope this wasn't pointless.. have a great day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Birthday Cupcake Card

Quick post!

So I made this card for my friends whose birthday is coming up!

I used a K&Company fruity paper. I have no idea where all the rest of the papers are from. The cupcake is from Jolee's Boutique by EK Success. The stamp is from MSE's birthday set and I stamped it in my favorite brown in Ranger's Adirondack ink in Espresso.
Here's the card- ENJOY!!

Please comment and follow!!