March 19, 2011

Card Challenges

My sister will be hosting a card challenge crop in her home town on April 2nd.  Seeing that she is on the east coast and I am on the west, I won't be able to attend.  That's not stopping me from playing along however!

She's been kind enough to let me in on the challenges so I could have them done before the actual day of crop. (I will also be out of town that day too and not able to upload any pics).

There are 12 challenges and as I complete them, I will post a picture. I won't be doing the challenges in number order though.  Just not me LOL!!

Challenge #2 - Create a card using the colors pink, chocolate and kraft.

Challenge # 7 - Create a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.

Challenge #10 - Create a masculine card using a cuttlebug folder, a nestabilitie and the color black as the base.

Challenge #4 - Create a card 9" x 3 3/4" to fit a legal/business size envelope.

Challenge #9 - "Let's Get Pretty" - maybe even vintage!  Create a card with 2-3 handmade flowers and either ribbon or lace.
Challenge #8 - Create a card with your choice of color but the card must contain at least 2 circles, 2 rectangles, a square and one embellishment.  I need more masculine cards so decided on the 'manly' colors LOL!  I kept changing my mind on the layout so the rectangles are actually FIVE pieces although it looks like it could only be three!

March 12, 2011

Grandmas are Special

Here's a layout of my daughter and my mom, taken a few years ago.  My parents used to live 2 1/2 hours from me, then they moved 7 hours away, and now they are clear across the country.

This layout was done for a challenge where you had to pick a magazine and go to page 17.  Whatever was on that page was to be your inspiration for your layout.  Fortunately, I chose Canadian Scrapbookers latest edition and it had a wonderful layout on page 17.

I sprayed Tiger Lily glimmer mist on chipboard swirls and punched out scallop circles to make the flowers (sprayed with the same glimmer mist!)

"Thanks" card

Here's a card I made for a challenge.  Had to use ivory, brown, 2 shades of purple and green.  The dark purple is the same color as the dark purple dots on the patterned paper.  Looks blue in the picture!

March 6, 2011

Daddy's Picasso

Here is my latest creation using Treasure Box Designs paper piecing - Little Artist".  My daughter is 4 in these pictures and whenever she was going to be doing something "messy" she'd run and get one of her daddy's black t-shirts to wear!

March 2, 2011

Heaven Sent

A layout of my baby when she was 3 (she's now 16).  The paper piecing is Angel Bear from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and this layout is for their challenge #9.