Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bicycle Birthday

Dying to use my new cart 'Summer in Paris'... I put this birthday greeting together with a little help from CB Textile folder and border punch by EKSuccess...

Challenges
Incy Wincy - button up
Creative Card Crew - pink/green
Cricut Cardz - brad (green pearl brad on front of bicycle)
Simon Says - pink/green/brown
ABC Challenge - vintage
The Secret Crafter - buttons/blooms

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beautiful Friend

Do you ever set out to do something..have it in your head what you want to do... feel excited...confident...ahead of the game...etc... and then several days later and several 'other' failed attempts (not planned) you find yourself back at the beginning...back to the card you started...only now..you're not ahead of the game anymore..you are going to be doing good to get it done in time.....  well.... that's my story.. all said and done (hopefully) this is my post for The Play Date Cafe (PDCC30 -pale yellow, light green and pink) color challenge and Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Week 41Challenge (sketch)...

~additional challenges~
Papertake Weekly Challenge - say it with flowers
Fresh Brewed Designs - favorite beverage
Pixie Dust Studio - add a pearl

Thanks for taking a peek...and I always love hearing what you have to say!  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mirror Mirror..

Following Colour Create Challenge and DT Call - khaki, aqua, brown and cream and a sketch by Simon Says I put this card together using K and Co DP, Storybook cart for my mirror and a little embossing help from CB..
additionally I am entering in the following fabulous challenges:

Stamp with Fun - stripes
Sophisticat - blue, brown, cream
Pollycraft - summer blooms
Practical Scrappers - designer paper
Papertake - flowers
Creative Craft - blue, brown
C.R.A.F.T - brown and anything
Pixie Dust - cut it out


Friday, May 14, 2010

Mint Chocolate Frame


Challenging myself to do 'Anything But A Card' for SSDS Week 39 Challenge and Crafts and Me Challenge 4 and following Colour Challenge 41/Photo Inspiration (mint, chocolate, cream) for Incy Wincy , I altered this photo frame using some KandCo DP, flowers cut on GS cart and embossed w/CB Textile folder.... My Mother gave this glossy pine photo frame to me as it didn't match with her 'look' anymore...so I decided to change it up and gift it back to her... I'll be curious to see whether or not she realizes it's the same frame...and while it is a photo frame, I opted to put a mirror in the center instead..but when that gets old...change it out!
..I am so happy to also be entering into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft - buttons
Die Cut Dreams - shabby chic
Tuesday Taggers - step out of comfort zone
Created by Hand - mirror mirror
Quixotic Challenge - let your garden grow
Cute Card Thursday - someone special
Crafty Ann's - anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - cut it out

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ColourQ Buddies Meet Get Sketchy

This week at Colour Q you are challenged to use these colors...but with a twist.


You must enter with a buddy. Well, that's easy, as my best friend, Kim E., from Kim's Kraft-e-Korner, is also my crafting buddy. We took on this challenge with an additional challenge...the sketch 36 at Get Sketchy.
It never ceases to amaze Kim and I how totally different our cards turn out to be. We had a lot of fun on this because we put a time limit on it, too...so these were kind of rush cards...


My card is layered with a turquoise/white polka dot...with a little curry on top of that and topped off with a sentiment out of Life's A Beach cart, couple of really big bling and some celery ribbon...
 Thanks for stopping by and as always, your comments are appreciated.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Play Date Cafe Mother's Day


I did this Mother's Day card for The Play Date Cafe -PDCC27 (light green, light blue, off white) using a Fiskars punch for vase along with a little Glossy Accents, WC cart for flowers, SB cart for swirly overlay, MS border punch , CB Victoria folder for embossing and followed sketch by Moving Along With The Times -challenge-44-heidis-sketch

~Other Challenges~
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Paper Play - week 17 pretty pastels
Charisma Cardz - week 17 girlie w/flowers
Tellens Place - Mothers Day
Stampin B's -Mothers Day
My Partner In Crime - anything goes
Creative Craft - flowers
S2G - words 'mom' or 'mother'
Crafts and Me - sparkle
Cooking It Up With Katie - punch mom brad challenge 16
My Grafico - use a punch

Have a Fantabulous Day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot "Favorite Flowers"

Created this for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge for 'Favorite Flowers" ...cut flower from GS cart , sentiment from Wild Card (although not listed in book..it is the 'shift phrase' option on pg. 39) embossed w/CB Victoria and Tiny Bubbles folder.
Other challenges:
Cricut Cardz - challenge 22
Friday Sketchers - sketch 100
Paper Play - week 17 pretty pastels
Charisma Cardz - week 17 girlie w/flowers
Tellens Place - Mothers Day
Stampin B's -Mothers Day
Creative Card Crew -
My Partner In Crime - anything goes
Creative Craft - flowers
S2G - words 'mom' or 'mother'
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