Monday, August 23, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 78

This week the Hybrid Chick Caravan is stopping to participate in the Card Patterns Sketch 78 challenge.

I have to say this sketch really had me puzzled as to what to do with it but in the end I am happy with how my card turned out.

Here's this week's sketch:

and my card based on the sketch:

I'm not a flower-girl but I like how the flower looks on here with the ribbon.

Card Credits:
  • Digital stamp from Quirky Twerp
  • Stampin' Up!: brown card stock, ribbon, button and rub-on
  • Bazzill: flowers
  • Tombow adhesive tape runner

So, how about following the Caravan and playing along with us? We'd love to see what you do with the sketch!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Another card??? I can't stop myself!

Yepp, I'm back again today with another card! Not sure where this creativity is coming from but... I LIKE IT!!!

I have really began to look forward to the Taylored Expressions sketch challenges - the creativity just flows. I like to take their sketch and create a template based on their sketch. The whole process of creating the template gets me thinking about how I am going to use it.

I'm the type of person who needs to "think" about what I am going to create before I actually start. If I try to create without thinking it through, it usually turns out to be a disaster.

But anyway, here is the sketch from Taylored Expressions:

and here is my card based on the sketch:

I used Erica Zane's EZ Wishes digital kit - and those of you who have never tried printing and using digital papers and elements with your traditional stamp supplies really need to give it a try!

That's it for me for today - have some things to do so that I can go to our local Relay for Life. Last year, I bought my daughter a beautiful green bracelet with a silver bead with "Hope" on it. Hoping to score either a pink or blue one for myself - maybe with "Love" on it.

I am, after all, really a romantic at heart and totally believe in the theory of everyone having a soul mate. Sappy, I know. I can't help it. I'll let you know how it goes!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Clean & Simple 102

Happy Friday evening! Back again with a card that went together so fast - a card for the Clean & Simple blog sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch:

and here's what I came up with using Wimpychompers Creations' Dog-gone Cute digital kit from ScrapMatters.

The saying is one that I found online - it reads: Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies.

The card is completely digital, including the "inking" of the edges of the card.

That's it for me this evening - unless I decide to make a kitty version! *wink wink*

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mojo Monday 150

Hey there - thanks for stopping by!

Today's post is going to be a short one - it's 1:40am here and I need to get to bed so that I get up at 6:30am.

The Hybrid Chick Caravan made it's third stop at the Mojo Monday blog to participate in their sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch we're playing with this week:

When I first saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to use Elise's Pieces Designs newest digital kit Garden Fresh. I just loved the mix of browns and greens in the kit.

My card came out much different than I had envisioned in my head. I know I should have inked the edges but wasn't sure what color to use to do it.

Additional supplies:
MFT Die-namics big scallop border
green cardstock, flower rub-ons, and white rub-on dots from Stampin' Up!
Natural colored cardstock used for matting by Red River Paper
corner rounder punch
tombow adhesive runner
craft essential ribbon

I'm still learning this whole stamping thing but am starting to see an improvement in the overall design and in the end result. They are no where near "prize" worthy but through practice each card should continue to show improvement. My cards lack that WOW! factor....

I need to keep taking a close look at other cards and ask questions. and....learn to take some constructive criticism so that I can learn and improve even more.