Monday, July 27, 2009

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

This week it was Stephanie’s turn to issue the Cupcake Craft Challenge. She challenged us to use pink, green and brown on our projects AND an animal image that included flowers. Well I knew EXACTLY what image I was going to use … this adorable Oh Beehave image I got a while ago through the PIF Image swap. Isn’t it adorable?

I didn’t intend to create the little grassy scene, but this image really lends itself to that. The grass slowly took over the bottom half of the image layer; so, of course I had to sponge the top half with a sky.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did here. (Great challenge, Steph!!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On My Couch

I am absolutely crazy about Papertrey Ink's new stamp set called On My Couch (and the On My Couch Additions) designed by Lisa Johnson. I had so much fun playing around with all the fun image combinations. And there are so many clever sentiments, but my favorite has to be "potato optional". We all feel the need to be a couch potato from time to time.

Anyway, here's the first card I made with my PTI goodies that arrived Saturday morning. I used the same layout from my Penguin Christmas card, but this card is smaller. It fits in a Stampin Up small open end envelope.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Christmas in July

It was Paula's turn for the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week and she challenged us to make a Christmas card. Pretty challenging indeed given it's been in the 90s here. But ... I'm really grateful for it because it helped me get a jump start on my holiday cards.

I pulled out my Glitter Christmas Stack and paired it with this adorable penguin image. I have been wanting to make a long card and given the width of the image, this card quickly fell into place.

Here's a closeup of the image so you can see the sparkle from the gelly roll pen I used on the lights, part of the hats and the icy ground I created.

Be sure to check out the wonderful cards that the design team created. Hopefully it will inspire you to start on your holiday cards too.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blossoms and Butterflies

Here's the card I made for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge. It was Liza's turn and her theme was Blossoms and Butterflies. I have had this Chatterbox paper for a while and thought it would be perfect. Well, after I made my card, submitted it for publication on the CCC blog, I showed it to my Mom ... who was quick to ask when I was planning on adding a butterfly. I responded that the paper has butterflies and flowers on it, but apparently they are all flowers. Sorry for the butterfly-less card ... lol. Or is there anyone else out there that sees butterflies and flowers on this gorgeous paper??

Supplies: Chatterbox patterned paper, Certainly Celery CS and GP white, Memory Box image, sentiment from Taylored Expression, Primas, large brads, white candy dots, white GG ribbon, Nesties

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge

It was Lisa's turn for the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week and her choice was Black and White. Hopefully I didn't deviate too much from the challenge because I added some color on the apron image. However, all the other elements are black and white. This one was quite a challenge for me because I don't have any patterned paper that is black and white. So I pulled out my Flannel Plaid background stamp and I loved how that panel turned out. I've really neglected my background stamps lately. So thanks Lisa for making me remember how much I enjoy using them.