Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gold Challenge

Jingle Belles has another wonderful challenge for us this week. It was actually suggested by Lisa Hausmann of Recklinghausen Musings. Lisa suggested that we use GOLD on our card. I just happen to have a few gold embellishments in my stash. For my card, I adhered gold clips to gold circles. I added a gold top and a gold string to create ornaments.  I also added gold gem ribbon and a gold border. I have a number of different ideas buzzing around my head so I'm sure to be back with another card!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Let it Snow

Just a quick post to share my second card for the Jingle Belles non-Christmas card challenge. For the current challenge we are encouraged to create a card for our friends who do not celebrate Christmas. We can create a New Year's, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Solstice, or a general winter themed card. I decided to use the general winter theme because I am more likely to actually send it to a friend.

I used blue and white for the card because it makes me think of winter. However, photographing the dark blue was a challenge. After several attempts, I decided that this was the best it was going to get. The dark blue still looks black, but it's really a deep, dark blue.

Warm Wishes

I'm  playing along with the current challenge over at  Jingle Belles. The challenge is to create a non-Christmas card for our friends who do not celebrate Christmas. I decided to create a winter themed card by using a snowman as the focal point. Since the individual I have in mind for this card, loves bright colors, I used a rather bright colored scarf and top hat.  I think she'll like it!

2 More for the August Sketch

It's hard to believe that the end of August is just around the corner. However, there is still time to use Kathy's "Bouncing Circles" sketch. We hope you will play along with us and post your creation over at The Sketch File. The sketch will be available until the end of the month. I found the sketch quite inspiring so I am posting two cards. Kathy has also posted an additional version of the sketch, just in case you don't find inspiration with this one. So what are you waiting for?  Hop on over and post your creation.  I am looking forward to seeing what you create.  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gearing Up For....

This is my second card for our August sketch challenge at The Sketch File. I am just getting around to posting it because I returned from vacation yesterday.  The card is based on this sketch from Kathy:

I kept my card very simple. I began by embossing gears on black cardstock, inked over the top with white ink, then fussy cut them. I adhered some of the gears with dimensional adhesive and layered them on printed cardstock.  I printed the sentiment with my computer and added brads to each side of the sentiment strip. 

The sketch will be up for the entire month of August, so we hope you'll show us what you do with it. If this version doesn't inspire you, Kathy also posted a second version at The Sketch File. Hope you'll play along with us.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Go Wild...On Your Birthday

I recently purchased some Die Versions wild animal dies and just had to sit down and give them a little workout. I purchased the dies to use at work, but knew I would be able to create a few cards with them as well. I simply ran them through my die cutting machine and adhered the images to a dry embossed piece of cardstock (a leopard pattern).  I added a tag and twine for the sentiment: Go Wild...On Your Birthday.

August Sketch File Sketch

I put this card together for our August sketch challenge. It's based on the sketch Kathy created for all of us over at The Sketch File. She calls it "Bouncing Balls".  It's a super fun sketch. We'll be sharing other design team cards throughout the month. Each Tuesday, we'll post a few new cards to inspire you to play along.  I hope to see you there.

My card came together very quickly because I used my computer to print all the text. It was just a matter of layering the text on cardstock and patterned paper.
I'm sure you can be more creative then I have been! Please join us and let us see how Kathy's "Bouncing Balls" sketch inspired you.