Monday, February 16, 2009

Teenage Birthday Card

Our neice, Aven, turns 13 next weekend, so I need a card to send her. I made these 3 evening, and I'm going to give my husband the choice of which one to send her. Check them out and let me know which one gets your vote. :)

The first one is based on a sketch by Mary-Jo Price-Williams at Technostamper. I used more of the American Crafts rub-ons and paper I got on sale at JoAnns today. (Gotta love 5 for 95 cents.)

The next card is based on a sketch from Tami at CPS (sketch CPS 103). The glittery, striped paper is from the DCWV "All Dressed Up" matstack. Fun, fun.

The last one uses paper from the DCWV "Animal Crackers" matstack and 2 of my favorite colors - pink and brown.

Sorry that the pictures are slightly dark and fuzzy. My good camera refuses to behave, so I'm using Lou's camera. Hopefully I can get mine fixed this week. Have a good one.

Mojo Monday #74

I've been having so much fun with Mojo Monday sketches, and this week's is no exception.

The other card I made this morning based on a card I saw on Courtney's blog. I needed a masculine touch to it, so I went with blue, yellow, and brown. Both cards also use brown American Crafts rub-ons I just got ($2 a pack at Big Lots)!

Cuttlebugging Away

You know how you see an awesome card on someone's blog, and you think, "I can make that" - but when you do, it never looks as good as the original? That's I often feel about my cards, but I'm happy to say that this one I made yesterday is the exception. I saw these great monochromatic cards with Cuttlebug embossing templates on Glenda's blog, and I loved them. I needed a happy birthday card for my former boss, and here's my take on Glenda's cards.

The 2nd card involves more playing with my favorite Christmas present - the Top Note die. (My Cuttlebug really got a workout!) My college roommate had a baby girl a few weeks ago, so this card is for her.

Enjoy the last day of the long weekend!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mojo Monday 73

I've been playing with the sketches from Mojo Monday once again, and I love how they force me outside of m y comfort zone to make some unique cards. I need to put 3 birthday cards in the mail tomorrow morning, so here's what I made. The first one uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch, #73.

The next card 2 cards are loosely based on previous Mojo Monday sketches. Thanks for the inspiration, Julee!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mojo Monday 41

41? I know - how do you go from 72 to 41? Well, I was having so much fun with the Mojo Monday Sketch blog that I went back to find the first 70 sketches and printed them for inspiration. (In case you want them, they're on Julee's other blog, Poetic Artistry.)

I took this sketch and made my college roommate Heather's birthday card. I love these sketches! :) The stamps are from the Inkadinkado set I got at Costco before Christmas.
Have a great day. Is it Friday yet?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mojo Monday 72

Here is the sketch for this week's Mojo Monday - and check out the awesome cards made with this sketch. Here's my take on the sketch. I made a belated birthday card for my aunt, using my favorite paper - Two Scoops from Basic Grey. The stamps are dollar bin specials from AC Moore, and Stickles help make the frosting pop. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

More Valentines

My friends from work came over yesterday and made cards most of the day. I made a few more Valentines, and and here are my favorites. I made about 10 (and did a lot of chatting), so none are very complicated. Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Puppy Hockey

Daisy loves chasing ice pieces across the frozen front yard. We call it Puppy Hockey. Enjoy!