Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hurry Spring!

It's still Fall and I make a card asking for Spring to hurry up! Could be because my DH and I are still not feeling well, more him than me, I do believe I'm on the mend.

On to my card for today.

I think since I'm feeling some better that I'm getting my Mojo back - or - I've lost my mind! This card represents 11, count them, 11 challenges! They are:

Pile It on #21 to use Blue, Green, and Yellow. Who'd thunk you could turn that color combo into a winter card?

Stamp TV to "Let it snow". Represented the snow with all the glitz and stickles on the computer generated sentiment.

Charisma Cardz #42 to use a daisy? Yeah, I did. Hence the sentiment to Hurry Spring!

ABC challenge 'F' for Flying.

Daring Cardmakers to include 5 of my favourite Things on the card. My top five are:
a. Rhinestones
b. Ribbon and Bow
c. Stickles (I found out that I have 3 bottles of 'Diamond', I think I'm afraid I will run out - can't buy it in my small town. LOL
d. Embossing - I used heat and dry embossing,love how it gives dimension.
e. Blue! I love blue cards, they are the best, all cards should have blue on them!

One Stop Craft Challenge #52. May be a stretch on this one (one in every crowd) but I am celebrating the changing seasons in the Midwest! Those in paradise miss all this fun - right KL!

La-La- Land Crafts LLWWC9 to make it sparkle. Be sure to count the blue snowflake punched from a glitter CS. No bending rules on this one. Add it to my favorite 5 list above - I LOVE SPARKLE!

Whimsy Stamps to use heat or dry embossing. As discussed above, the over achiever I am, I did both!

Stamping 411 SSC122 to use the Saturday sketch, a square card.

Stamp Simply #110 to feel square!

11. Fourth Friday Fun Challenges - Bring on the Bling!

Hope you enjoyed my post, it was either make a card or do some more painting. LOL! SAM

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvest Geese!

OK, I'm on a roll, 2 cards these week! No more until the week-end though - we have parent conferences till 7 pm the next two nights. Picture me sleepy!

This card fits the criteria for 4 challenges. Decided to keep it simple!

* The first, of course, is the free digi from There's Magic In the Air. Nina provides the digi along with a challenge. This was by Curt to use pop up dots to provide some 'pop'. I 'lifted' the pumpkins and basket.

*The second challenge is Day 234 - Tuesday's Trio at 365 Cards. This kind of challenge is fun because the trio on all the cards should be the same, but how you use them is remarkably different. The trio elements are: Pearl - Tag - Ribbon. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I lucked out and found an 'orangey' pearl to blend with the color scheme, which is the next challenge...

*from Monday, October 19, 2009 colourQ challenge #3. The colors are pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, certainly celery, pale plum with black and a neutral allowed.

*The last challenge I incorporated is the sketch from Papertake Weekly, Sketch #26 . A pretty simple clean sketch, just right for late night card making - well - late for me!

Not bad for a card I started after 8pm! Hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving card and I hope to be back this week-end to solve a few more challenges. I'm glad I'm feeling better but now my DH is feverish and not feeling well. Gee Willies, I guess after all these years we can still share! SAM

Sunday, October 18, 2009

You're Spooktacular!

WOW! It's been 2 weeks and a day since I have posted anything! My excuse - work, allergies, cold, can't sleep, planned too much, no energy, too many different kinds of meds, and a packed schedule!
So here goes my re-entry into the blogging world!

This card is a 5 challenge baby!

* Inspirational Card Sketches -
ICSketches # 38
* Charisma Cardz Challenge -
Challenge #41 - It's So Distressing
* Pile It On -
(be sure to check out my
DD's card - she made the top 3 scoops!)
* Corrosive Challenge -
Challenge #34 Spooky Times
* ColourQ -
colourQ challenge #2

Obviously I am out of sync with the posting thing. My camera battery is dead and I am waiting for it to charge so I can finish this up. I'm also sipping my hot honey/lemon juice toddy to calm the coughing fit I had earlier. I am sleeping better so all is better!
Thanks for visiting, if my daughter Kim has anything to do with it, I will be posting more...

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Wow! Two thank you cards in a row for 365 Cards. Today challenge is Day 217 - Stampin' Saturday, to stamp a background pattern that is the same color as your card stock. I chose Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. I used my new Circle Circus set and the "Thanks" is the same stamp I used yesterday from the bundle of goodies from Pam. It is stamped on the inside of the card. Thought I had a plastic bubble to fit over the 'Thanks' but couldn't find them in all my mess.

That's all for tonight. I've been freezing all day with a sweatshirt on and now I'm burning up with my T-shirt on! This aging thing is getting on my nerves!!!
Till next time - SAM

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Simple Thanks...

This started out to be a Christmas card but somewhere I made a turn (go figure) and ended up with a Thank You card! LOL! This is for today's challenge
Day 216 - Ad Inspired. It is one ad inspired challenged I liked right away because it would be easy to do a CAS design, my favorite. The pic below is the tote bags that inspired us...

Below is my take on the sketch. The DP is SU! but I don't remember which one and it is paired with So Saffron CS. The stamp images are from Scenic Route clear Stamps part of my winnings from Pam last month. I really like the flower and it stamped so clearly, not always the case with clear stamps. I have been using a white eraser to rub the the stamp and then clean it with stamp cleaner and it seems to help get a better stamped image. I read that somewhere and it does seem to work. I added clear gel pen to the flowers for shine and green rhinestones for the centers.

Pretty proud of myself keeping up this week with getting the cards done faster. Now I'll actually have to do some work around the house tomorrow and get caught up on that! Stamping is just so much more fun! Till next time. SAM

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A kinda-sorta Feng Shui designer card! (LOL)

Promised myself I wouldn't make a card today but the challenge at 365 Cards for Thursday, October 1, 2009 Day 215 - 4 Elements was a most difficult challenge making it a difficult challenge to pass up! The challenge is to "Divide your card into 4 parts representing the 4 basic elements: water, fire, earth, and air." Sound simple? Not quite, but this is my take on it.

And this is the inside, not much design but needed it with the black card base. I picked 4 different colored designed papers from The Green Stack Mat Pack, cut in 1" strips for the front to represent the 4 elements, made a embossed metal thank you tag, black grosgrain ribbon knotted down the front.

I'm anxious to see what everyone else comes up with on this one, although not many have entered yet! Must be a lot of thinking going on! Till next time, signing off - SAM