Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's a G Thang

Ah here we are beginning the last week in January....can you believe it?! What other way to start the week than with an awesome Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #53. I really liked this week's sketch and I really liked the way my card came out. I'm a super huge giraffe fan (I will one day own a giraffe named Marty) so when I came across this stamp set "Mindy's Zoo" by Autumn Leaves I was in seventh heaven! Until now I really hadn't used the giraffe stamps but this weeks sketch made it super easy to do. Here's my rendition:

Paper: DCWV mat stack Animal Crackers, The Paper Company
Stamps: "Mindy's Zoo" by Autumn Leaves
Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart circle cutter

I thought I'd share my very first card I ever made. Don't laugh, it was an attempt. This was in February of 2004 for the birth of my son. It was his birth announcement and at the time I thought I did such a good job. When he was born I colored the stroller blue since we didn't find out his gender during pregnancy. Looking back now I've come so far using color and layers and embellishments! What a difference 6 years makes!
Derricks birth first project

Friday, January 22, 2010

Double Dip

Well I've gone and found a new sketch blog and love it! It's 2sketches4you and it's amazing! Such simple, fun sketches with some awesome ideas! Here's my rendition for 2s4y 44:

This is the first sketch

Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: SU! Sweet Talk, Stampendous
Glitter glue

This is the Bonus sketchIngredients:
Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: SU! All I Have Seen
Ribbon: Michaels
Ink: Rubber Stampede

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monkey Business

So far this week is a super crafting week! I've come home every night and done some cards =) Today is my version for the sweet sunday sketch #52 over on Karen Giron's blog. Her cards are always so fresh and clean & I love the sketch everyweek. Alright here's my card:
I loved the colors I chose, they seemed to work so well & the pink just "popped". I'm still learning how to color images. I envy anyone who uses copic markers. To have that talent would be amazing! I try my best and I think this one turned out ok =)

I also got my Sale-A-Bration catalog from Becky Roberts over at Inking Idaho I've so got a list for Valentine's *wink* *wink* to the hubby =)

Paper: The Paper Company, DCWV (Pocketfull of Posies mat stack)
Ink & Ribbon & Edge Punch: Martha Stewart
Stamps: Autumn Leaves Mindy's Zoo

Monday, January 18, 2010

MOJO 122

I'm going to have to make sure I write this day down in history. Why? Because I actually finished a MOJO Monday on a Monday! True today is a holiday and I didn't have to go to work, but still I feel so accomplished =) So here's my version. I'd already done 3 Valentine cards this morning so I thought I'd move on to St. Patrick's day....(I'll post the Valentine's once I wrangle the batteries for my camera away from the kiddo's) Nothing fancy but I do love the fanciness of the frame I used. Ingredients
Paper: The Paper company, DCWV
Ribbon, Eyelets
Stamp set: SU! Sincere Salutations
Ink: Martha Stewart
Cricut cartridge Home Decor

Sunday, January 10, 2010

MOJO #120

Well, so far so good on my card making! I made 3 this week (2 more than I planned for). I did my MOJO Monday challenge for the week and then a couple birthday cards for friends. The first pic is of my MOJO challenge. I made the card, however it just doesn't "hit" me. You know when you do something and it just doesn't feel right? Well this is the card. I played around with it but nothing made it better. Oh well there's always next week right?!

Paper: Great Paper Co, DCWV, Recollections
Ink: Martha Stewart
Stamp: SU! Big Blooms
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots & Circles embossing folders
Edging scissors

Here's one of my other cards. I came across a new blog and loved this card, so I tweaked it a little and made my own. It's for a friend's son's birthday, I so hope he likes it!

Paper: Recollections, background is just a scrap
Ink: Memories
Cricut w/Home Decor & George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Stamps: Changito by Stampendous, mini alphabet set from Target
Color pencils

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mojo #119

I thought about it, follow it every week and am finally going to post my work for the MOJO Monday blog. Here's my version for Mojo Monday #119:

Paper: DCWV, Recollections,
Heart punch: Target
Cricut cartridge: Home Decor
Stamps: SU! Love Without End, Sudio G
Ink: Color Box Warm Red