Saturday, January 30, 2010

Think Love - Think Chocolate!

This is my 'sweet treat shipping tag box' that I am entering in several challenges [again!]. It was easy to do this with most challenges looking for love (in all the right places!), valentines and hearts. The picture looks a little green to me but the color of the box is SU! Blue Bayou

The following challenges are looking for a digi:

There's Magic In the Air - to use the cutey giraffe image and make a treat box, bag, etc. (Now that challenge was made by my DD Kim, check out her awesome cupcake box!)

Fab N' Funky Challenge #8 - to use a digi stamp or sentiment

Bee Crafty Challenge - to think Romance and use a digi!

The following challenges are looking for colors:

Everybody Art Challenge - to use blue, white and brown

5. Wags and Whiskers Challenge - to use blue, white and brown

The following challenges are looking for hearts, valentines, and love:

6. Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #3 - to use hearts

7. Hand Full of Stamps - "I Give You My Heart"

8. Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - to use Hearts/Valentines

9. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Hearts

10. Catch the Bug Challenge - Valentine with a twist, no pinks or reds

11. Polka Doodle Stamp Challenge - Non traditional valentine

12. Challenge Up Your Life - Valentines with Heart

13. A Spoonful of Sugar - #88 Freestyle

And the last challenge I did is the sketch:

14. Card Patterns - the sketch that determined the design of my sweet treat shippping tag box!

That's all for this project. I've been ordered to make 5 more cards this week-end (what's left of it). We'll see, the other order from DH is to get the house clean. Yeah right, I am woman, hear me roar!

Those of you with snow, be safe and warm!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sending You Tons of Love!

Whew! Put more time into researching challenges and seeing how many would go together to make a Valentine card. So I'll keep this part short so I can get to listing all the challenges I am entering this card in. By the way, thanks for looking!
This would be the front view:

This would be the inside view:

The following challenges specified colors:

1. Paper Sundaes Second Challenge: A yummy recipe!
Ice Cream: Chocolate, of course! (brown)
Sauce: Strawberry (pink)
Topping: Whipping Cream (lace)
Finishing Touch: Flowers

2. GC39: Color Challenge - Metallic:
metallic - of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness.

3. Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C21
pretty in pink

4. Ildi Co's Challenge #8 - Pink, red and white
pink red white

5. Charisma Cardz Challenge #3

6. Pretty Pink Papertake
pretty pink

7. C.R.A.F.T Challenge Week 34 - Colour Challenge - Red

8. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge
favorite colors

9. Bee-Crafty Challenge # 22
favorite color combo

The following challenges specified different techniques

10. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #43
This week's challenge is called…POP-UP! when card is opened

11. Corrosive Challenge #48
fancy folds - I made a gate card

12. La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #22 - Fancy Folds Cards
fancy folds - I made a gate card

13. The Pink Elephant Challenge #50
The sketch that I used

14. Crafty Ann's Challenge
wet or dry embossing

15. Creative Card Crew
punch it - I punched paper lace

16. Simon Says
punch it - I punched paper lace

The following challenges specify embellishments:

17. Your Next Stamp Challenge
anything that sparkles - Glitter Hearts, elephant skirt, and brown scallop matting

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 29 - Buttons
buttons and digi image

Red Ribbon, Buttons, and Glitter or Something that Sparkles Tons of Love digi

20. CAARDvarks Challenge
red hearts


22. Practical Scrappers

use red, pink white and hearts!

The following challenges specify a theme:

24. One Stop Craft Challenge
love and kisses

25. Crafty Creations Challenge
valentines or love

26. Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge
Valentine Project

OK, that pretty well sums up my week-end. Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it's off to work I go!


EDIT: Wanted to show 4 cards I showed at my first SU! Party as a demostrator. We made the first 2 cards in the front. CASEing cards from splitcoast and other SU! demostrators we made a pull out tag to get the candy out. I discovered that the punched out heart could be put on the tag to show through when it is empty. The snow globe is so easy to do! Wish we had made that card instead. Then I made a card with the bird punch in the new occasions catalog. Love that punch, expect to see more use from it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Warmest Wishes

I was inspired to make this card due to all of the winter challenges out there in blog land!
Scroll down to see the challenges I am entering it in...

This would be the front!

And this would be the inside!

I didn't put a sentiment inside but after photographing it I decided to turn it into a birthday card for a swap I am involved in at StampTV.

The inspirational challenges are:

1. Cards Patterns, Sketch 47

2. There She Goes Clear Stamps to use 3X embellishments

3. Our Creative Corner is a color challenge of Blue and Green

4. GC38: Spicy Supply Challenge - Embossing Powder at Gingersnap Creations

5. Everybody Art Challenge to use snowflakes

6. Three Clovers to use a winter theme

7. Stamp with Fun to use snowflakes

8. Fussy and Fancy to use a winter theme

9. Die Cuts R Us to use leftovers

10. Jacksonbelle Embellishments to bling in the New Year

11. Belli Challenge is to use bling

12. Challenge Up Your Life to think ice and snow

13. SophitisCat to be inspired by "Doth The North Wind Blow"

14. Charisma Cardz to use anything new (DP from Hawaii!)

14 Challenges and yet such a simple card and actually one that I am happy with the end result!

Those of you that are off work tomorrow for Martin Luther King Birthday - Have a great relaxing day!

Till next time, SAM

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Miss Kitty!

A cute image from There's Magic In the Air! I used this image to make a Birthday card, wouldn't it be cute for someone that has a birthday coming up February 10th! Hmmm, wonder who that could be? The challenge asked for stripes but I could not find any striped paper that I liked so I decided to make an awning and draw my own stripes!
This is the front...

and as requested by KM this is the inside...

I'm also entering this card in -

* There's Magic In the Air - kitty digi and stripes

*Charisma Cardz Challenge - color scheme (pink, brown, cream, toffee)

*Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #51 at the Sweetest Thing. I flipped the sketch upside down.

*Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C19 - Birthday

*The Pink Elephant Challenge #49 - Birthday

*ABC Challenge - 'L' is for layering

*Cupcake Challenge - Going Girly

* Digital Tuesday Challenge #41 - Embossing


Friday, January 8, 2010

Pretty Painted Pony...

This is posted earlier than my usual Saturday or Sunday - helps with 2 inclement weather days at school!

This card is based on the digi challenge at
There's Magic In the Air with Nina May. When I first looked at the image I saw a welcome baby card. With the color scheme added to the challenge it seems more appropriate for a baby boy. I am entering this in a few more challenges that are listed below the pictures.

Oh by the way, I accepted the challenge by the DT member Kim (who just happens to be my daughter) who keeps asking, "Is your card done yet? Is your card done yet [over and over!], did you finish the inside?" She is definitely my motivator and inspiration! Love ya Kim!

The front...

And the inside...

As you can tell, I do everything Kim tells me to do, yeah right, like she does everything I tell her to do! LOL

Other challenges met:

1. 365 Cards - to use metal (by the way, love the new blog style!)

2. The Corrosive Challenge - to use 2 favorite embellishments (brad and punches [feet on inside]

3. Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - to honor new life, I chose a baby theme

4. Cute Card Thursday Challenge - again a baby theme and new stash of metal brads

5. The Fresh Batch Challenge - the sketch I followed

6. Our Creative Corner Challenge - sketch

6. Stampin' for the Weekend - new beginning, again baby theme

7. Cupcake Craft Challenge - a baby card

8. By the Cute and Girly - something new, I chose new baby theme

9. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Something new, ditto

10. Creative Card Crew Challenge - distressing, I sponged edges of mats

11. ABC Challenge - to use layers, I did, inside and out!

12. Crazy 4 Challenges - to use dots, OK I didn't use a lots of dots

13. Papertake Weekly Challenge - New Beginnings

and of course

14. There's Magic In the Air - painted pony digi and color challenge

That's it for today, hope you like my card and didn't notice that I almost cut his ears off - that comes from being cheap and trying to save my paper, I printed it too close to the top of the CS. I think I need to sacrifice CS for design.

Have a great day and keep warm!