Sunday, February 28, 2010

Made during my all day online crop

For my online crop we had a bingo card with challenges to complete - this card fulfilled the pop dots challenge. The patterned paper is from DCWV - the one for baby girls {sorry I don't remember the correct name}. The solid papers are SU! barely banana and certainly celery which I ran through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder, one of my all time favs.

Not sure of the brand of the ribbon but I know I bought it at Inky Fingers when they were closing! The yellow and pink flat back adhesive pearls were bought at M's - their Recollections brand.

The Stamp is from The Greeting Farm, Hope and Grace Snuggle
The border punch is Fiskars Lace. I used SU! markers to color the image.
The following card fulfilled the "try a new technique" challenge. I used my brand spanking new Martha Stewart Score Board - {on a side note RUN - don't walk to your nearest M's and purchase this tool - it's only $19.99 (cheaper if you use a coupon) and is very user friendly}.
The bunny is a stamp from M's $1 bin (gotta love that place), the paper is from K&Co, the button is PaperTreyInk. I used my Label One Nesties to cut and emboss the base for the bunny which I colored with Crayola pencils. The little Easter egg is from the package I received from sister Vera - M's Recollections.
The only thing I do not like about this card is that I don't think the button is enough to keep the card closed. I tried to reinforce it today and managed to rip the paper. I think the fault lies with the card stock I used; PaperTreyInk card stock is very thick and sturdy which is usually a very good thing but in this case I think a thinner stock would have worked better.

I made this card for my sister in law Mary whose birthday is next week. The usual Bella, random unknown patterned paper {I just know that I have had it for eons}. I finally used some tulle on a card - have seen several gorgeous examples from my MB sister IvaR.

Here is a detailed look at my coloring - all done with SU! markers except for the flesh tone which I used my lone Copic.
Here is a close up the rhinestone-y ribbon slide I used to accent the tulle. This card completed the "BLING" challenge.

This sweet little Easter card was really easy to make - the patterned paper is from an ancient DCWV spring stack, the bunny and the sentiment are both from the $1 bins at M's, American Crafts ribbon and card candy. I used the Label one Nesties. This was made to fulfill the "animal" challenge.

My friend Rachel (hi!!) turned me one to these cute little paper accents - card candy - for some unknown reason they can only be found overseas!??? These I found on EBay and are much smaller than the ones she uses on her beautiful cards but they turned out to be the right size for this spot on the card.

This card completed the challenge to use scallops. I used my Nesties - absolutely love these and can not imagine NOT using them when ever I get the chance. Random sheer ribbon, a Bella (surprise) Basic Grey background and patterned paper from the Lemonade collection.were used. The "Sparkle" sentiment is from SU!

This card was made for a BIG FAT LIAR! One of my clients tried to tell me that she was no longer involved with this person whom had a very bad driving record (I'm in the insurance business) and requested repeatedly that I remove him from her policy (after she found out the extent of his tickets). Long story short- several weeks ago the local Fire Dept (she's a member) put up a huge sign congratulating her on her engagement to him!! Guess they got back together once her policy cancelled. ... (please insert scarasm here).
I am sending her this card with a picture of the sign enclosed ..........

This is the lone Layout that I made during my crop. Friday was a beautiful day but there was a ban on all unnecessary travel for the county that I work in so the regional manager sent us home. I decided to make a snowman - the snow was perfectly packy. I used my gloves and a scarf that I had knit for myself several years ago, Dove chocolate foil wrapped hearts for eyes and buttons, a shriveled carrot for his nose and Chuck's John Deere hat. I think he was pretty cute - he has since gone the way of most snowmen; first he fell backwards and now is part of the lawn.

I used the cutest chocolate colored pom pom trim - I should have uploaded a close up. You certainly can not tell from this picture but I stickled the green snowflakes. The paper is from K&Co and there is a pink striped twill ribbon on top and underneath the pom poms. For the title I used thickers I had purchased from QVC.

It was a long and productive day for me - I was online from 5AM to 9PM with breaks for meals and housework!


Lainey said...

I love all of these Jewel!! Especially the one with the Greeting Farm stamp, just so precious!

Lisa Wilcox said...

All the cards are great-you are giving me some competition! LOL Loved TGF image & what you did with the tiny eye candy from the UK.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great job on the cards and LO!!