Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I dug out one of my older digis

Well, for this card I was stumped. Phindy's Place Challenge Blog has "Thinking of You/Get Well" as a theme this week. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do for this one. Sooooooooo, I went searching for a sentiment first. I found one that worked for the challenge and as soon as I read it, this sweet little digi came to mind. The sentiment says, "Until the sun comes out again for you, my umbrella is big enough for two." Don't they work nicely together? As usual, I colored this little guy with watercolors. I didn't know what to do with the raindrops and the puddles so I added some glue, when it dried it was clear and shiny which gives it a "wet" look. Kinda cool.
I then had to search for papers to use. Of course, I had to use one of my new paper packs, this one was from Walmart, relatively cheap, and I love the papers. Since this is an image that could be used for a more masculine card, I decided to go with papers that could be a little bit more masculine too. Since they have green on them, they can be used for the Creative Card Crew Challenge: Show us some green!
I've been slacking on making OWH cards lately. I checked out the OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge blog and found that their challenge right now is "Scallops". That's easy enough, I cut around my image with scalloped scissors and was good to go! Now I just have to keep building my collection of OWH cards so I can mail a box out!
Finally, I am entering this in the Scrap-Creations challenge. Their theme this week is an easy one: Anything Goes!! Gotta love that one!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Welcome Baby!

I'm so disappointed. I can only seem to make one card per week. The only real problem with this is that I seem to be buying more than one Phindy image per week - this is not working out mathematically! Either I need to start making more cards (with a 4 year old and a 7 month old, this seems impossible) or Phindy needs to stop making so many new Digis that I "HAVE TO HAVE"! Oh well, I guess there are other things I should be worrying about instead!
So, here's another one of my new little digis from Phindy's Place. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her!! Her name is Spring Bouquet. She'd make a great Easter or Spring Card but I've decided to make her into a "Welcome Baby" card since that's what I need for a baby shower this weekend!
Alrighty, I'm entering her into these challenges:

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge - Springtime! - This one isn't exactly a Spring card but it is definitely a Spring Image!
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - Oh Baby! - With all of Phindy's adorable baby/small child images, the hardest part of this challenge was to pick which image to use!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"High Hopes"

Well I'm back with a last minute card. Okay, it's not last minute, I've been working on it for days, it is just that now I'm down to the wire and it's the last minute to get it posted to Phindy's Challenge blog!!
I'm not going to write much, it's late, there's no time...but..........I have to say, I LOVE the way this card turned out. I love everything about it, really, I do! I love the papers (new ones that fell into my cart on Tuesday), I LOVE the image (one of Phindy's Wee Babbies), I love the kite that I made with it's little string and tail with mini "ribbons" on it, REALLY, I love it all! I LOVE when that happens, when the final project is even better than I had imagined it in my mind. Okay, I'm rambling but sometimes I surprise myself and really like the way a card turns out - TRUST me, it doesn't always happen!!
I'll let you go, but, here are the challenges for this card:

Phindy's Challenge - A sketch by Anne-MarijeTop Tip Tuesda
y - Favourites Challenge - Well, I don't know if you could say this is my favorite embellishment sin
ce it's the first time I've ever made a kite embellishment but I LOVE the way it came out and so, it's my favorite embellishment!
Scrap-Creations - Kids - I think Phindy's new "Wee Babbies" are just the cutest kids around! Well, I think her "Cuties" are pretty adorable too!! Oh, it's so hard to pick just one to use on a card!!!