This is last weeks sketch from Creative Scrappers: For my layout I also incorporated the Scrapping Out Loud's Challenge - to use lots of embellishments. It is not exactly what I wanted to do, but I have a scarpping tool that is not making me very happy, I won't go into detail until the company contacts me. Just suffice to say I am very frustrated with it! That said, I do like the layout and so will Danica. ETA Just for the record, the flower on the girls face is not attached! It is only for privacy. Pattern Paper: MAMBI
Flowers: Prima Buttons: Stash Ribbon: Michael's Ricrac: CTMH Stamp: CTMH Ink: CTMH Fibers: CTMH Letter Stickers: Making Memories gems: Hero Arts Cricut: Walk in my Garden; Home Accents
I found another sketch site, and this is the sketch for this week from Got Sketch: One day on one of our trips to an out of town track meet, Danica kept herself amused by playing with her new camera. Although it is not a flattering picture of me, I think the pics are kind of funny - she even took the one of herself!
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock: Olive, Gray Wool, Sunflower, Black, Colonial White (CTMH)
The Moxie Fab Citrus Color Inspiration Challenge: For my card I also incorporated the 365 Card Challenge, to use only 2 colors. Although I am happy with the end product, this is a half hour card that I think took 2 hours! My Slice was not cooperating with me and I was so frustrated! I got hubby to try it out, he then put a new blade in it (it is new, I didn't think of that! LOL), and Voila! Of course now he thinks he is king crafter... I better keep him away from the Cricut! LOL
Pattern Paper: SEI
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Cricut: Indie Art; Plantin Schoolbook; Mini Monograms
A simple WISHES sketch, but the card is for the 365 Card Challenge for today, use a watermelon on the card or as inspiration. Pattern Paper: K & Company Die Cut: K & Company Cardstock: CTMH Badge Button: CTMH Felt ribbon: Creative Imaginations Cricut: Lyrical Letters
So I attempted going to work today as I feel like I am finally on the mend (the antibiotics have kicked in). I had a retired male high school teacher in for me on Monday (I teach K/1)! I chuckled when he left a note saying, "I am exhausted, how do you do this every day?"!
I have managed to make another card, in between sleeping and visitng the Dr. (I do have a sinus infection), I don't have a lot of mojo today so struggling a bit. To really challenge me is the colors, I use purple even less than primary colors so this was hard for me!
I have a pounding headache (for at least a week now) and can barely hear anything. I took today off to go to the doctor, I think it is another sinus infection. I am very tired but plan on playing a bit in my craft room in between naps!
My Card, which also incorporated the OCC challenge to incorporate a sentiment as a focal point on a card. Finally this is also for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge which is create something to do with 'new' - for mine it is a new baby. Four challenges in one card, nice! I used some new goodies on this card. I just got the new MME paper pack and the Childhood stamp set (CTMH) and they just seemed to be what I needed. I knew I wanted to use the MME paper and played around until I had something I liked! I punched out the sentiment circle and adhered it to a chipboard circle (I cut it out of a coaster with my sizzix) to make my own chipboard element!
Here's ME: Age: 41 Bed size: Queen Chore you hate: cooking Dad's Name: Alex Essential start your day item: Tea and blogging! Favorite actor(s): Julia Robert, Kevin costner Gold or Silver: Silver Height: 5’8" Instruments you play(ed): flute and alto saxophone (in high school) Job title: Teacher, Close to My Heart Consultant Kid(s): Jaimee and Danica Living arrangements: Own a home in British Columbia Mom's name: Ellen Nicknames: Bert (that's what hubby used to call me when we were at University!) Overnight hospital stay other than birth: A burst ectopic pregnancy (almost died!) Pet peeves: Closet doors not shut! Quotes you like: If you want to be happy, just be Rightie or Leftie: Rightie Siblings: 1 younger brother Time you wake up: 5:30 Umbrella: no Vegetable you dislike: Onions Ways you run late: I don't usually run late always the first one at functions! X-rays you've had: For my first ectopic pregnancy (not the burst one) and for a broken toe Yummy food you make: Fruit Pizza Zodiac: Sagitarious Now that you know a little more about me, let's hear about you. Leave a comment & I'll read your ABC's
Again I got the sketch from the Wishes book. Love this book! I made this for my dad who will obviously be 69 this year. Pattern Paper: October Afternoon Journalling Card: October Afternoon Cardstock: CTMH Stamps: CTMH (Treetops; Comments) Ink: CTMH Letter Stickers: American Crafts Punch: SU!
I started out with a sketch from the NEW Close to My Heart Wishes book and then it grew from there. I have said many times I don't like primary colors, especially together but I LOVE this October Afternoon paper! I just got it yesterday and couldn't wait to use it! I don't know if this counts but I incorporated the 365 Card Challenge today - to decorate 3 sides of the card - I stitched around 4 sides - does that count??? Pattern Paper: October Afternoon Cardstock: CTMH Stamps: CTMH; PTI Ink: CTMH Letter Stickers: Making Memories buttons: stash fiber: CTMH Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook
I have to say if you are a card maker you have to get the NEW Close to My Heart book: "Wishes"!!! I just got mine today and it is fantastic, so many sketches, templates and ideas! It is definately a must have! You can find out more about it here.
The Inspirational Card Sketch this week: For my card I incorporated the 365 Card Challenge from yesterday - to make a card using a favorite manufacturer on the majority of the card. Of course I had to use Close to My Heart! All supplies are from Close to My Heart except the Satin ribbon and the Shimmerz. I stamped the pink and white background papers. I stamped the flowers and then hand cut them out. They are painted with Shimmerz and one flower is mounted with foam squares.
The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You I went out of my box again and made a card with bright colors, not only that it is so not me! I finally broke into my MM Slice that I won a couple of months ago and wanted to try it out. It came with a basic cartridge and I used it to make the word 'love'. I had a couple of dumb moments with it, but once I figured it out, I love it! Now off to buy some more cartridges!
The lips are hand cut out of pattern paper, painted with Shimmerz so they sparkle and mounted on foam squares. I also scented the card with Red Hot Card Scents, yummy!
Pattern Paper: American Crafts Cardstock: CTMH Cutting Machine: Slice letter sticker: Making Memories
The sketch from 365 Super Sketchy Sunday: I used Dawn's Color Challenge as inspiration, although my (very old) paper had a bit of green in it too. All supples are from Close to My Heart except the large eyelet (SU!), punch (Martha Stewart) and the buttons (PTI).
What you have to imagine is that this tag will be tied to a Starbuck's Travel Mug filled with some chocolates. You can see the Starbucks gift card tucked into the tag.
ETA: I have also thrown in a CTMH stamp set but it will be a surprise to the lucky recipient!
This post will remaim at the top until May 17th, you have until then to enter the blog candy draw. Scroll down to see my new projects.
As I said earlier, I am so honored that I have 100 followers and so many hits to my blog that I am offering up some blog candy. I appreciate every who visits me and always enjoy the comments. In this candy you will find:
- 8 X 8 pages (lots!) of SEI; K & Company (Amy Butler); Making Memories (Sabrina); Cosmo Cricket (Sugared) - 6 X 6 pages of Basic Grey: Sugared; Bittersweet; Granola - some chipboard items - some prima flowers - some puffy epoxy embellishments - stickers - mini stamps from Imaginisce
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This weeks CPS sketch which is sponsered by Stampingbella so I had to use a Bella! I did my onn 'use it' challenge. I was determined to use some old stash that I have had for awhile. I received these papers from Eulanda about a year ago, the piece of ribbon was in a jar from who knows when and I haven't used my brads in while thus.... here is my card:
The sketch this week from Card Patterns: For my card I incorporated 2 365 Card Challenges into it. I incorporated today's 'Make a Note of it' and for Thursday's 'Imagine this: Coffee' I embossed the coffee beans with Coffee Scented Embossing Powder and of course scented the ribbon with Cappuccino Card Scents. It will hold a Starbuck's gift card, but since I don't have one just yet I substituted a Tim Horton's one.
The Unscripted Sketches sketch for this week: For my card I also incorporated the 365 Card Challenge for today which is to include notepaper on the card. I so love this new notepaper stamp and paper clip from CTMH (Comments)! I kept it fairly simple as it will be for a student in my class.
Pattern Paper: American Crafts (woodgrain); Bella Blvd