Okay, I am way impressed with myself this week. Not only did I complete cards for two different sketch challenges, I got them photographed AND posted before the week was over. That pretty much never happens! A couple of weeks ago I got the first two parts done but never got it posted. Anyway, to gain some inspiration of your own you can go to prairiepaperandink.typepad.com for the Amy R sketch (check out the blog candy she's giving away too!) and go to mojomonday.blogspot.com for the Mojo Monday Week 78 sketch. Also check out all the talented people who have shared their creations!
The first sketch is by Amy R. I used the Loves Me paper line by Imaginisce and the Dream Wishes Stamp set from Close to my Heart. I cut the flowers and leaves from the Imaginisce paper and I embossed the pink strip with a Cuttlebug embossin folder and then inked it with CTMH Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp pad. I also used the Chocolate Ink to stamp the image and the Baby Pink and Hollyhock markers to color it in.
The second card is for the mojo monday week 78 sketch. I used the printed papers from the Key to my Heart paper pack that Close to my Heart had as a promotion for National Papercrafting Month. I also used Tulip and Colonial White cardstock and the Bird Basics stamp set. I stamped the bird using CTMH inks Creme Brulee, Tulip and Chocolate. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the brad (for the bird's eye) is from a LSS. I was really pleased with the way this one turned out because I had a little "help" on it, as in my 2 yr old son thought he needed to do the stamping on it. I got my own giggles out of the whole thing too because he kept calling the bird a duck and making quacking noises. It was a fun way to spend some mommy/son time.
I'm definitely going to have to do these sketch challenges more often. I don't usually get this creative on my own but I'm really proud of these two cards. Thanks to Amy and Julee for their great sketches!
One more thing, you have got to go check out Crafty Goings On at charmedcrafts.blogspot.com. They have an amazing blog candy giveaway going on right now. Way too good to even think about passing on. Go, now!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Okay, I finally got it done! I know its taken forever and I apologize for that but here are the pictures of the 10 page workshop that is planned for March 27. I have added photos and My Stickease cardstock stickers to the pages and that's all I've used. How great do these look? Sometimes simple can be better, especially when you're crunched for time! Remember to make your reservation for the March workshop by Monday Mar 16! Hope to see you there!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Its almost time for the March workshop! Here are the pictures of the project (using the Rough N Tumble paper pack). These are base of the pages which is what we'll actually be putting together the night of the workshop. Everyone will also get the matching My Stickease cardstock stickers so they can embellish the pages and add pictures once they get home. Keep an eye out because I'm in the process of embellishing these pages and adding pictures and once I'm done, I will re-post them so that you can see what they look like fully completed. I have to give a big thanks to Amy Hervey, fellow CTMH consultant, for sharing this concept.
I hope I'll have more time to create and post some of my creations soon. I only have 2 more weeks that I'm working at PDO, then I'll get 2 days a week where I have 5 hours all by myself that I can play with all of the product I've been amassing and actually get to try out some of those awesome projects I've seen posted by all of those talented ladies in the blogosphere. Unfortunately that wonderful creating time will only last for a few weeks because 6 weeks from tomorrow we will be welcoming a baby girl into our family and it is my experience that new baby=no sleep=tired mommy so I apologize now that I will most likely be out of the loop for a little while. However I'll try to do a lot of posting between now and then and I'll get back on here as soon post-baby as I can. In the meantime have an awesome and creative day!