Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Summery Birthday Wish!

Got out of my box to make a card with bright summery colors for a challenge at Delightful Sketches and for another color challenge at Dancing In Pajamas to use golden yellow, lime, and raspberry.

The cute little fairy is from Wild Flower Patch Kids called Flower Fairy Daisy, isn't she a doll? Reminds me of Kim as young child and the angel costume she wore...LOL! and the wish circle is from Designed2Delight! I am also entering this card at Double Delight to pitch a tent card and use the free wish digi from D2D.

This also fits the following challenges that helped me put this card together:

Flutter By Wednesday to include a butterfly, fairy or angel.
Bee-Crafty to make it 3D, the fairy is suppose to be sitting on the ribbon, so I bent her a little and popped out her legs.
Gingersnap Creations to use a fairy  
If the Shoe Fits to incorporate wings
Mark's Finest Papers to use a die cut, I used the rectangle nesties and the big scallop
The Pink Elephant   to use 3 layers, 2 die cuts (I used 2 die cut shapes, hope that works) and 1 ribbon
Card Positioning System I used their sketch, love the skewed panel!
By the Cute and Girly to think of warm summer days
Crafty Calendar to think of summer
Rosie D's to think of summer birthday
The Town Scrapper to make a tent card
Cute Card Thursday to remember, school is out, think summer!

Thanks for stopping on this "thanks goodness we're getting some rain" day!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

365 Cards, Day 129, Aging the New...


Oh yeah, I am helping 365 Cards celebrate achieving 1000+ followers. Pam decided to give the DT a vacation for this achievement (because we know the 1000+ followers are here due to their extraordinary talents!) and one of the DT members happens to be my daughter Kim who referred me as her replacement. It's hard to believe that Kim and I ventured into Blog Land just one year ago. I was looking for away to 'challenge' my card making skills by doing challenges on Splitcoast, then I discovered 365 Cards and pretty well made a card everyday for about 3 months. I told Kim about it and she said she was too busy (with work). But bless her heart she tried it and the designing bug bit her hard and she has been on 2 design teams!!! Now here it is one year later and she is celebrating her year with a Whopping Candy Party and I am celebrating by being invited to be a Guest Designer on 365 Cards!

OK, on to the challenge set before me (oh, by the way, before I accepted Pam's offer, she had to promise not to drink any of her special coffee!) The challenge is to: "age” your card using elements that were not originally created that way.  Just what I like to do!

So this be the front-

And this would be the inside-

I used a lot of Tim Holtz distressing ink and a distressing too to rough up the edges.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - to use 2 or more ribbons
Magical Crafts Challenge - Flower Power
One Stitch At a Time - to use lace, ribbons and bows
One Stop Craft Challenge - to distress
Sweet Stampin Challenge - pearls and pins
Crafty Card Makers - use ink/stains/mists of some sort (I used SU! vanilla spritz on the flower, doesn't show well in the picture)
Pile It On - to use your favorite, I love to distress and the Tim Holtz distress ink pads are getting a good work out!
Wee Memories Challenge - a free for all challenge

Thanks for stopping by and thanks Pam for laying off the coffee!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Challenge

Wild Orchid is a new challenge blog - all about embellishments!  Yum! Yum!

Check it out and see pic of candy on my sidebar!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Even Dogs Celebrate Independence Day and Freedom!

Especially our dog, Buddy! Get him on a trail of mice and moles and he's off! Of course he has to drag his Master (my DH) along with him for the hunt...what fun to watch those 2 guys digging in the dirt!

On to my card. This is my one and only card for our upcoming 4th of July Celebration! Thought about making a typical American Flag image but this cute doggy from Inktegrity caught my eye and he really does look a little like Buddy when he was a pup. Well, except for the tail. We rescued him and somehow or someone snipped his tail off. He still has just enough to wag and let us know he is happy.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Gingersnap Creations - Shades of Blue
365 Cards, Day 122 - Shades of Blue
Stampin Celebration - Red, White and Blue Inspiration Picture
Curtain Call Color Challenge - Red, White, Blue and Kraft
Wee Memories Suchins Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Meljens Designs - Red, White and Blue
The ABC Challenge Spot - X is for Xtra dimension (Doggy/Flag popped up)
The Allsorts Challenge - Embossing (red and blue are Cuttlebugged embossed)
I Love Digi Challenge - Embossing (red and blue are Cuttlebugged embossed)
One Stitch At A Time - Stars and Stripes
Heart 2 Heart  - Patriotic card with stars and stripes
Paper Cutz Challenge - Use Circles, Stars of Squares, any color theme
Penny's Challenges - something with a dog (Awe, Buddy, that's you!)
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge - cards with animals
Practical Scrapper - use a border punch (white scallop)
Paper's Pals Arts - Inspiration Photo of Fireworks in the sky
Card Patterns - the sketch I used
For Fun Challenge - Patriotic Card showing your country spirit
The Cuttlebug Spot - Independence with embossing
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes

Here's hoping everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!