Saturday, June 27, 2009

2 Challenges in 1

There was some sun again today! Of course when I got into the pool it was cloudy but at least it wasn't raining.
I made this card for 2 challenges - I used Kazan's sketch 29 at 2 Sketches for You blog. My very talented blogging buddy Kay was this week's guest designer at Use It! blog and I used the "ingredients" for challenge 16 on my card. They are:
1. Use something inspired by nature. - I made a tree; there's a cloud, sun, flowers, hills and grass. I'd say I'm good with the nature part!

2. Use polka dots. - The pink paper is polka dot and the "fruits" on the tree add more polka dots - can never have too many!

3. Use your favorite embellishment. I'm not sure what my favorite embellie is but it may be bling and it's in there.

4. Mail your creation to someone special. You'll make their day! I made this card with someone in mind but I won't say who so as not to ruin the surprise too much!

Sorry the picture isn't very good; there is not much light in my house and I only have an hour to post this on time for 2S4Y. I'll get a better picture tomorrow. ***New pics added

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Masculine Card!

I'm on a roll here with these masculine cards so I thought I'd share the one I made for my dad for Father's Day. I used my Treasured Scrapbooking June card kit and just added a few buttons and Alphas. I used the sketch Eva created for the crop this past weekend. I loved it and just might use it again!
I saw the sun for a bit today and did some gardening/weeding...apparently the weeds were enjoying all the rain...
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Michelle :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Masculine Card!

Yay! It's raining again! OK, I'm not really happy about it but I'm trying the whole reverse psychology thing. If we all say we love it, maybe it will go away. At least for a while. Well, a girl can dream, can't she? :)
Anywho, the close-up on top is a part of a MASCULINE birthday card that I made for this week's Be Inspired masculine card challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. My DBF asked me to make a card for one of his friends. So, I painted 2 chipboard stars with platinum acrylic paint, then I stamped it randomly with some black ink and didn't like it. So I painted it again with more platinum paint and covered most of the black. Then I put a pretty thick layer of crackle paint, let it dry and I like how the bit of black ink comes through the crackle and the platinum.
Here's the whole card:

Neither picture came out great due to the lack of sun, (not that I'm complaining about the lack of sun...), but I think the 2nd one is most close to its actual color.
I used the houndstooth embossing folder on black Basic Grey paper then sanded it. I used one of my border embossing folders for the first time on the craft strips.
I still have to make a father's day card for my dad because I sold the one I had made to someone who liked it. Ugh! Another manly card to do.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Got Sketch #86

There is a gorgeous sketch, as usual over at Got Sketch? I just got a bunch of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and it was too yummy not to use a little of each paper! I added some "stitching" that I think looks pretty good for a rub on. I used some MM Chloe corkboard for the setiment, then I kept adding stickles because I wanted it to be red; then I didn't love it and when I tried to get them off they were way too sticky so there they remain.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Card Patterns 18

We've finally had some sun and I got some pool time this weekend...yay! I'm glad I got a few cards done too. The first card is based on Card Patterns Sketch 18. The sketches and DT work is quite inspirational week after week. I loved this sketch because of the 3 spaces for different patterned papers. I love mixing papers and this sketch was perfect to help me do that. I haven't quite "mastered" the mixing/layering of pp so this sketch was great. One of my favorite card makers is Moralia(Carla). I love the way she combines papers. Actually, I believe she is on the DT at Card Patterns. Anyhoo, here is my card:

I used my Cricut Storybook Cartridge for a lot of this - Sentiment, squarish tag things (what do you call them?) PP - MME Bohemia Bliss collection, Sentiment pp - MM Passport Collection

I also made this simple Father's day card using a small kit I got from a friend. A few of us on exchange monthly card kits.

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Michelle :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown

2 Sketches for You is having their 1st annual Ultimate Card Showdown this week! There is yet another amazing sketch to use and I can't tell you how gorgeous all of the cards made with it are! I made this card earlier in the week and was hoping to do another one I liked more but it's not going to happen. Here is the card I made:

I used a Short Cuts transparency for the base; and all of the pps are K%Co Citronella.
Chipboard - Cherry Arte (I think), K& Co die cut, Rub on - Ms Elizabeth's photo corner (mm?)
Hurry up and get to 2Sketches4you!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)