Friday, May 29, 2009

When I Said I Do

Here is another card I made with my domestic themed images from InStyle Stamps, which were perfect for May cards since it's the month of Mother's Day. Apparently poor Jane feels about laundry the way I do about painting. The image name is actually "Jane2" because there's a different view of Jane in another image. I couldn't come up with a good sentiment for this card like I did yesterday's, so I searched online and found the perfect sentiment to go with it. Doesn't this totally crack you up? It sure makes me chuckle and my daughter loved it too. Here's a link to the site I used.

I followed Tamara's card sketch for this week, what a great sketch!! I used some fun Chatterbox patterned paper I've had for a while and coordinating SU cardstock. Instead of ribbon, I used the twine that Stampin Up had in their holiday mini catalog to keep up with the laundry theme. Oh, do you like my semi-new Nesties?? They're the large deckle rectangles. I've had them for like a month, but this is the first time I used them.

Don't forget today is the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop. I was too busy to create a project for this month, but I can't wait to see what the rest of the design team came up with ... it's a beach theme this month ... how fun!! You're going to love the new images that are debuting. There are links to all the design team members on my right side bar. The fun starts at 12:00 noon EDT and as always there will be prizes, so be sure to check it out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Original Multi-tasker

It’s been a busy month for me, between traveling to Austin and working remotely with resources on opposite ends of the country and world AND trying to get my dining room painted, I haven't had much time to stamp. But I finally got a chance to play with a couple of InStyle Stamps images. So today and tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my creations with you. For today’s card, I used this utterly adorable Mary image. The first thought that popped into my head when I saw this image was: Mom ... the original multi-tasker. So that's the sentiment I used on my card, which is computer generated.

I followed last week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast (SC228). What a fun sketch!! Perfect for this fun Paper Studio patterned paper I got when I went to Hobby Lobby. The 3 different matching patterns were perfect for this week's sketch. Oh and I paper pieced Mary's dress, which was this week's Wednesday challenge on the InStyle Stamps blog.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Make A Wish

Here's the card I made for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge hosted by Erin. Erin's daughter is turning 2 and she wanted us to use 2 colors + a neutral, 2 shapes, and 2 ribbons on our card. We could add other embellishments if we wanted.

I actually started out following this week's House Mouse Sketch Challenge that I discovered from this adorable card on Dawn's blog. Dawn's card totally inspired me to use the new House Mouse stamp I bought at Hobby Lobby when I was in Austin for work a couple of weeks ago. Isn't it adorable?? I couldn't quite adhere to the sketch because of the size of my image.

The colors I used are inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge from this past week, but I deviated a little so I could use some of my Chatterbox paper.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge 40

This week's Cupcake Craft Challenge is a great sketch from DT member Donna. (Love the sketch, Donna!!) I love sketch challenges, don't you?

Here's the card I made following the sketch. I used an adorable Changito image I got from Stamper's Dream and some scraps of My Mind's Eye paper. It might be hard to tell in the photo, but I used my Stardust clear Gellyroll pen on the rain elements, so it's pretty sparkley in real life.