Thursday, August 5, 2010

Challenge Submission: (Happy Blingy Birthday}

Well after the last post I thought I was done for the day and began cleaning up. I had my sketch book of challenges out and could see the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch and it wasn't just calling to me... {it was YELLING at me!} So, I sat back down and went to town. This card was fun. I don't think it is epic or one of my best, but I {really enjoyed} making it and that is the point, right? I am not sure why but the color is showing up funny in this picture. The polka dotted pp is lime green with blue dots and the happy birthdays at the bottom are lime green as well. {weird} So, the sketch is below and here if you want to check it out. I needed a color scheme so I went with the Whoopsi Daisy Color challenge of Blue and Green- {so bright and fun!} Click here to check out there fun challenge blog!

So, I really am done now...and I have twice as much to clean. See you all soon!

{Friends Cherish Dreams} Challenge Submission

So, my favorite thing about challenges is that you often end up using stuff you haven't touched in ages or that you normally wouldn't use. For instance, the play date cafe had a color combo featuring this peachy color and I just normally wouldn't use it. I had this sheet with the swirls in an Anna Griffin pad that I have had for {a little less than forever.} But I think it is just absolutely stunning. With the peachy color, PDCC had us using a brick red with white. Before I got started I scoured the challenge blogs for a sketch and decided to go with the CPS Sketch #178 for this one. Here is the sketch and the PDCC color scheme and inspiration:
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Click {Here} for the PDCC Color Challenge.
Click {Here} for the CPS Sketch #178 Challenge.

and here is a close-up of the bead embellishment at the top:

PP: {Anna Griffin}
Brick Red Burlap Ribbon
Hemp Twine {Cream}
Leaf Embellishment: {Cricut Cartridge- Storybook}
Copper Eyelets: {Making Memories}

Monday, August 2, 2010

My {shabby chic} challenge submission

So, this one is a double doozy challenge submission! I wanted to enter {The Shabby Tea Room's} challenge which was to use soft blues, creams, whites, and browns to create a delicious shabby chic card. After searching for some sketches to get me started I found this one on the {Mojo Monday} blog which just screamed shabby chic to me with all that inspiring layering. Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday and the color inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room:

{Click here to checkout the Mojo Monday Challenge}
{Click here to checkout The Shabby Tea Room Challenge}

And here is {my interpretation} of both with a close up of some of the embellishments:

See you all {very} soon!

What a crazy {wonderful} weekend

Phew...Where to start? Well I last blogged to you all on Thursday and even then it was a blog posting for Thursday that I did Wednesday. Thursday and this weekend have been crazy. Let's start with {Thursday} which I am now dubbing the best day EVER! So, Thursday was my teaching day at Valencia {the college I work for} and because I am an education major teaching days are already my favorite days. I dropped the hubby off at work, got some coffee and came home to check all the blog updates. The first blog I went to was Charisma Cards where I found out that I had been chosen as their {August Guest Designer} SQUEEE!!! My first design team! The day got better after that. Thursday was my beautiful mother's birthday and I had decided to get her some Copic's as a gift. When I was checking out at the store the manager started talking to me and long story short, their Copic workshop gal is leaving and the store offered to have me Copic certified to teach their workshops! {Free Copic certification and their paying me in Copic's Double SQUEEE!!} So, next I went to work and my teaching seminar had such an unprecedentedly high turn out that my boss decided to give me a raise and a promotion!! Finally because it was my mother's birthday I got to have a wonderful dinner out with my family! Can you believe it? {and that was just thursday!}

Then, Saturday, was me and my husbands FIRST wedding {anniversary} The husband decided to interpret the paper anniversary this way:

So, as you can see he used {a few dollars worth of} my orange and yellow cardstock. My gifts are in the window. I wanted to start a little window garden so he found this beautiful window box for me and filled it with soil and seeds and some decorations from my wedding shower. He also got me a cute little yellow plant mister (on the left) and to add to the paper anniversary he wrote me a beautiful love letter {printed it out on a pretty sheet of my scrapbook paper} and framed it for me to keep! How cute is he? Some of my paper crafting skills rubbed off on him!

We took some beautiful one year anniversary pictures that day too which I am sure you will see in a future {scrapbook} page blog post!

So, lets get back to crafting!