Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good Friend Challenge - Week 4 Results

Here are the card entries for this week! Everyone did so great. I love to see what everyone comes up with when a sketch is used.

Here is Rhonda's card. The ghosts are the perfect addition! Great interpretation of the sketch Mom.

Min's card is just adorable. I love, love, love the sentiment inside!

My card was made using the circle shape from Plantin Schoolbook. I used two images so that I could give the image a layered look. "Boo" was created using an "Image Tree" alphabet stamp set and heat embossing.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good Friend Challenge - Week 4

Time for the new Good Friend Challenge. We are already on week 4!

This week we are going to use a sketch from the Card Sketch A Day blogspot. Thanks for the inspiration. Here is a link to the blog

In addition to following the sketch, we will be using a stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps called "Caitlin & Adrianne". The sketch has plenty of open space on it to incorporate the stamp.

Have fun!

Good Friend Challenge - Week 3

Here are my cards for the GF Challenge for week 3. Min's challenge was to make 5 cards while keeping it "Simple in 3's". We were to use up to 3 techniques and only use 1/3 of the card. I love how quickly these went together! I feel like I am getting the hang of making some nice, simple, quick cards. Click on the picture to see a larger image. It is easier to see the embossing in the larger image.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Christmas Gift Bags

Here is the project I have been working on for the last couple of days. I got the file from a fellow cricut messageboard member and then adjusted it to fit these bags. The top picture is a view of the bags from the top. I guess they look kind of plain and should maybe be decorated, but there is alot of work in just decorating the fronts.

The wreath is from Christmas Noel cartridge and the candy cane is from Joys of the Season. The "To: From", "Merry Christmas", and "Seasons Greetings" are stamps. The candy cane is decorated with Glossy Accents and glitter. The wreath is decorated with Glossy Accents and stickles.

Click on the pictures for a larger view to see some of the details. :)

Ok...better go work on supper.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Good Friend Challenge - Week 2 Results

Mom's cards turned out great too. I love the butterfly stamp with the curvy border! Great job Mom. Thanks for joining us in these challenges. :)

Here are Min's cards for the week. Great work Min! I absolutely love the image stamped on the dark background. I have to try that!

My cards for week 2 did go together really fast. And that is exactly what I need! I will take these to school with me since I never seem to have a thank you card there when I need one.
That completes this week. I am so excited to see what Min has in store for next week.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Good Friend Challenge - Week 2

It is my turn to post the rules for the Good Friend Challenge for Week 2. I am already going to put a little twist on it this week. I hope that will be ok. :)

For this week we are going to really get some cards in our card stash. I am so terrible at just getting some simple cards done. This week the challenge will be more about what you can't use than what you can use.

So...this week you need to make five simple cards. You can use one stamp or one image. This image or stamp needs to be the same on all five cards. You can use MCPT. You can use no more than three different solid colors of cardstock. (You can use white or black solid cardstock in addition to the three colors of cardstock) You can use either a sentiment stamp for your cards or a computer generated sentiment. The sentiment that you choose is your choice. I will make thank you cards because those seem to be mostly what I need right now.

You may not use bling, patterned paper, any type of embellishment, embossing, ribbon, buttons, etc.

This week should really get some cards in our stash. :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Christmas Cards are done!!!!!

I just had to put a little post on my blog because I am so happy to have this big project done. I may do some work on envelopes, but at least the cards are done. I am not generally a person that has stuff done early so this feels kind of strange. I am on a roll now so I wonder what my next project will be.

Good Friend Challenge - Week 1

Here is my card for the Good Friend Challenge that my honorary sis Min posted this week. I don't love the job that I did with the MCPT, but I do like the card as a whole.
To visit her blog go to... Thanks for the inspiration Min. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Circle of Friends Award

I have to thank my honorary sis Min so much for giving me this award. I haven't ever gotten a blog award so this is very exciting. I haven't been blogging enough to have five friends to share this with, but I promise to pass this along as soon as I do.

Thanks again Min!