Friday, February 24, 2012

CC contest #4 - primary colors

There was another contest/challenge on Crop Chocolate, and this time it was to make a project using ONLY primary colors - red, blue and yellow.  Of course, my mind first went to school pictures and the fact that I was a little behind with Sam's pictures.  So I pulled out some packets of pictures and LO's to scraplift that I had saved for "future" use.  One of them was perfect for this challenge - the second year my DS was in the Penguin room at his daycare.

My goal was to use all CC bought products.  However, I got to a point where I knew that by adding the ribbon it would add more than just adding the buttons.  So I failed at my goal.  Oh well.

I used EP's Little Boy, Bo Bunny All Stuck Up buttercup buttons, MM giggle kids rub-ons and looking glass stickers, and SU tempting turquoise ribbon.

The LO I lifted was from Scrapbooksetc Feb/March 2008 magazine, page 125.  I really liked how there was a "frame" about the LO.

Of course, once I got this LO done, I decided to finish the other LO I had pulled out - the first year DS was in the Dragon room at daycare.  I had already picked out papers and some embellishments for this one, so I decided to stay with them.  Unfortunately, since I had laid this out a few years ago, I don't necessarily remember where everything is from.  OOPS!!

Of those that I do remember or I picked as I went, OT preschool paper kit, DCWV mat stacks bright coordinating prints, BG chipboard alpha, Offray MyMoments sticker ribbons, MM kids fresh alpha stickers - spotlight, MM tiny alpha stickers - white and black, MAMBI monograms rub-ons.  The dragons are from clip art I found on the web.

The LO I lifted is also one I found on the web a few years ago.  I wish I could remember from where.

Well, there's two more LO's from my "to do" pile.  How many more???  sigh......

Polka dots and stripes together you say???

WOW!!!  Well that's what the challenge at Crazy4Challenges was this week.  Seeing as this is typically not a combination I use a lot, I decided to take this challenge on.  Here is what I came up with.

I used another idea from PaperCrafts 365 cards for this one (page 78).  I really like this magazine.  There are a lot of different ideas in it - there's something for everybody in there.

Now unfortunately, I used scraps for a lot of this, so I don't remember exactly where the purple paper came from.  But as for the rest, I used:  Recollections Kraft cardstock, Papercrafts sentiment stickers, MM embossed charms - birthday, SU elegant eggplant ribbon.

Masculine cards...

I have always found masculine cards difficult - trying to get it just right - enough but not too much is tougher than it sounds.  Well, to help me out this week, I decided to join The Paper Players with their challenge this week - Clean and Simple Masculine Theme.  Here's the one I made - ended up making it a thank you card.

I have been using PaperCrafts 365 cards magazine as inspiration lately, and this one I took from page 67.
I used Recollections Kraft cardstock, MME Lost and Found Union Square, Papercrafts sentiment stickers, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology ornate plates.

I probably could have added more to it, and still been okay.  But it is very simple.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CC weekly challenge - using shapes to make other shapes's weekly challenge was to create a project using simple shapes to create another shape.  I decided to make a flower out of stars (although sometimes when I look at it, it looks more like the sun or a star).

I wanted to create a birthday card with this one.  I was originally thinking that I might give it to my dad, but now that I've completed it, I think I'm going to give it to a friend instead.

I had the MME L&F Union Square out from another project, so I started with that paper.  I used two different size star punches (4 of each), 3/4" circle punch, organdy sheer ribbon, BG whirlie whirl clear stamps, and SU punch box stamp.

Yet Another Challenge - Play Date Cafe

So I decided to try yet another challenge.  This time from The Play Date Cafe.  This week was Color Splash Week and the colors were: black and white with a splash of pink. 

This was a lot of fun as I tend to shy away from all the black as the main color (I don't know why), so I have a build up of black paper that I haven't used.  I decided to make a thank you card for my stash.

The products I used were EP Be Mine 6x6, MM epoxy metal frame - black and white, square white eyelets and Mrs. Grossman's thank you stickers.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mojo Monday challenge

I'm trying yet another new challenge - this one is from Mojo Monday.  This week was to use this sketch:

I decided that I would make a birthday card since I have a few family members with birthdays coming up, and I didn't want to end up making something at the last minute (like I usually do).  So this is what I came up with.

I used swiss dot cardstock, english garden 8x8 paper, SU cardstock, MM 5th avenue Elizabeth dot stripe paper, misc patterned paper, Inkadinkado just saying stamp.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards for the family

So I always intend to make cards for the whole family for Valentine's Day, but I usually run out of time.  This year, I started earlier, and actually did it.

I made some for my parents (using swiss dot cs, K&Co fresh paint chipboard frame, MME L&F union square 6x6, MM celery ribbon, DCWV luxury stack pearlized and metallic, Mm star vellum tags, MM gems paper reverie metallic, MM love struck rub-ons, Mrs Grossman's V-day stickers, MM metal frame - gold square, MM picot daffodil ribbon, EP Be Mine 6x6),

my sister (swiss dot cs, MM epoxy metal frame black and white, EP Be Mine 6x6, DCWV luxury stack pearlized and metallic, MM love struck rub-ons, MM flea market rub-on),

my DH (swiss dot cs, MM fresh anthology picot daffodil ribbon, EP Be Mine 6x6, Mm metal frame gold ovel, MM love struck rub-ons),

my DD (Mm metro mini shimmer alpha, kaiser craft LaDiDa 6x6), my DS (MM metro mini shimmer alpha, MM star vellum tag, MM love struck rub-on, SU brads, Kaiser Craft 6x6 - LaDiDa),

and my two nephews (MME L&F protobello road, FP rub-ons - splendid, MM oval vellum tag, Mrs. Grossman's V-day stickers, sassafras felties - jar of critters).


Another new challenge - a sketch

Thanks to a friend of mine, Amber, I found this new LO challenge from Paper Girls Challenge.  And I loved the sketch they had for this first time.