Friday, December 17, 2010

lawn fawn critters

i am just BARELY getting this card in on time for the lawn fawn challenge (that ends in less than hour - eek!).
it's been so busy!! work, sick little one, christmas, packing, ack! just like everyone else, but i don't think i am making enough time to crraft - scratch that, i know i'm not making enough time! lol! my blog has been a bit of a ghost town - insert cricket sounds here! :)
so anyway, here's my card:

i used the critters in the 'burbs stamp set - which is super fun and happy, and surprisingly versitle! i had so many ideas, and then i caught the little one's cold and i became scrap-lazy! :) i finally settled on this idea! the cats and the bird are popped up for dimension. and the petals for the flower are dry embossed with polka dots - my favorite folder! i used the little dotted semi circle to make it look like the cats were talking, fun!

i definately think this card could put a little smile on someone's face!

Friday, December 10, 2010

holly and jolly

i have another two-fer card tonight! i made it today while my little one was napping - it was a race to see who would finish first...but i won! :) and here it is:

(inside it says: Christmas!)

i made it for the challenges over at cupcake inspirations and wee memories! below is the inspiration cupcake from cupcake inspirations:

this week's challenge for wee memories was holiday music inspiration! which of course, i chose the song that goes: ...have a holly jolly christmas, it's the best time of the year...needless to say, it's been stuck in my head ever since i finished the card! :)

almost all of the stamps are lawn fawn, with the exception of the polariod stamp, which love too, and that's from wilson designs. i popped up the animals for dimension, and i tried to use a different technique for each animal! the polar bear is dry embossed, the penguin in paper pieced (like the holly, which is also glittered), and seal is paper-pieced with textured paper - plus i just love that it looks like he's balancing the holly on his nose like a ball! :)

i also watermarked some snowflakes behind each animal so it would a little bit more like a real snapshot! :)
have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a simple congrats

it's wedensday! and i actually have another card to share! i've been in a slump lately, i can't get motivated to craft - i don't know if it's because of all of the stress that comes with the end of the year or what...any suggesstions to get out of it?? :)
anyway, here is my card:

i created it for two challenges:

Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Congratulations Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and also for the latest color challenge at off the wall craftiness! :) see the color inspiration below:

i decided to use my circle punch and make some offset scallops for the bottom of the card. and then i paper pieced the fab flower stamp (from lawn fawn) and used a found button i had lying around for the center!

it's totally simple, but it could work for a wedding i think?
anyway, enjoy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

like, totally 80's dude

i decided to make this card for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week All Occasion Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. this friendship card is so fun! i totally channelled my inner barbie girl/side ponytail/tight rolled jeans for this challenge! i'm not sure why i decided to go all 80's on this card, but i think it fits! lol

i used fun neon colors for the 80's look. and i masked a square-ish shape with some teal ink, i was going for a graffiti-type look. my favorite part of this card is pink splattered paint! i took some paint from of my little one's paint kits (shh, he's two, he won't mind), and splattered it onto the card with an old toothbrush! fun!

happy monday, material girls!