Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Day and a Night of Cards and Challenges!

I made 4 cards yesterday and today, that is pretty much a record for me, at least this year! Each card had their beginnings at 365 Cards to use white space. From there, I designed each by leaning on other challenges to help me create my projects. Thanks so very much for blog challenges and the ones that understand the need of their assistance in aiding card makers in Mojo and Inspiration! Don't forget, when we use more than one challenge and post your name on our blog it is just one more way to advertise!

First card is Day 43 at 365 Cards. I want to thank Gloria and Rose for leading me in the way of breaking all the rules. And to my DD Kim for leading me back! OK, I did the white space by cutting out the oval (just like Gloria did) but by using a shadow box technique the focal point is in the oval. I also followed the challenge at 'Lil Red Wagon to embellish and emboss.  Frosted Designs asked for a tree in honor of Earth Day (peek through the window, big trees in there). And, The Secret Crafter is seeking cards with the theme, A Day Out. A walk in the woods to a secluded cabin is a priceless day out!

The 2nd card is based on the sketch at 365 Cards Day  #44. I thought it looked like a 'flag' at first, but I didn't go in that direction. I have a very good friend's daughter getting married this summer and so this will go with the shower gift. I used SU! Melon Mambo which is one of the colors of her wedding. I am entering this in Other Lovelies to use embellishments, I love the simpilicity of the pearls (hey Kim, I found a few more hidden under my 'stuff!)
And this is the finished inside.
This is for 365 Cards Day #45. Wasn't planning on doing this and then I thought, "Kimmy will be upset with me if I don't play along with her challenge at 365 this week". So I made a card for a new home. Don't really know anyone moving (in this economy) but I'll have it now, Just-In that commercial! It also goes with the challenge at Stamp Something to use layers. I haven't done many cards with triangles and they just looked so plain that I decided to layer them up. Cute Card Thursday requires 'touchy/feely' which is the tissue flower. This tissue paper is a little stiffer (thicker) than the packing tissue paper and works so much better for the fluffy flower look.
And this is the inside. The verse is pretty wide open so it could be a welcome to the neighborhood card, oh wait! that's the name of the SU! Designer paper!
And the last card is for 365 Cards Day #46. The sketch looked like an arrow pointing somewhere, so I decided to make it a grad card - pointing to the future! (Actually I just now thought of that...)
Paper Play Challenge asked for a sticker and that would be the graduate cap.

And this is the inside.
That's all for now, need to get busy and make Administrative Assistant gifts for office staff. Couldn't do my job without 'em.
Enjoy the rest of your week-end.

Stamping SAM aka Kim's MOM.


Avril Tanner said...

I love the see thru window on the one card and the fact that you did something on the inside of the card! Great Job!

Kim said...

FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE it when your mojo is flowing and we get to see so many wonderful creations! I adore all of them and although you cheated on my white space day, I think it's my favorite! Awesome work mother dear and can't WAIT to see what you come up with next!

Aloha, KL
365 Cards Design Team member

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Carolyn Wolff said...

Wow, congrats on making all those cards. Love the embossing too. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

Pam said...

Wow - you tackled those white space challenges beautifully - well done!

CraftyGirl said...

You have been one busy girl!! I love all of them but I really like the peek through one! I personally have not been brave enough to attempt one yet!! Your card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)

Suzanne said...

Wow! These are all just fantastic! Every single one has an embellishment too! Thanks for playing along with other-lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh what a gorgeous selection of cards the simplicity of the designs of the last three cards is gorgeous and just adore that first one

Lorraine x

Lisa said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! I hope you can join us again soon!