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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Laura's Sketch 22

Laura from 2 Sketches 4 You has designed this week's card challenge sketch.

As soon as I saw Laura's sketch this week, I knew exactly how I wanted to proceed with it. All of a sudden, I had this picture in my mind and I could envision every detail of my card. This card is my first attempt at using a hinge as an embillishment, and even though I wasn't too sure of how it should be placed on the card, I think I did pretty good. The hinge still works, so I figure I must have done part of it The paper I chose for this week was purchased from Created With Paper and is from Toni's "Organic" and "Beachy Keen" kits. I just love buying these kits from Toni. I joined her Monthly Kit Club in March 2008 and I have bought almost every months kit since then, along with several other items. When you have a few moments, be sure to pop by the Created With Paper website and have a look around.

My take on Laura's sketch:

Products Used: Close To My Heart ink pads and "Racoon & Friends" stamp set, We R Memory Keepers hardware and hinge, EK Success fibers, Stickopotomus letter stickers, Prima flowers, BoBunny chipboard and papers and Crafts ribbon and decorative brads.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 22

Here is the sketch for this week's card challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You. Pop on on over to their blog and have a look at all the beautiful cards that were entered by everyone.

Here is my take on Kazan's Sketch 22 this week.

For this birthday card, I used the following products:
Close To My Heart - 'Good Times' and 'Playful Florishes' stamp sets and inks,
Crafts coloured rhinestones, Ranger Industries stickles, Colorbok patterned paper, Zig Memory System glue pen, Creative Memories tape runner, EK Success pop dots, Doodlebug sugar coating glitter and Unknown cardstock and fibres.
I'm not sure why, but I had a bit of a difficult time with Kazan's sketch this week on 2 Sketches 4 You. I had a couple of different ideas on what I wanted to do with it, but when I began putting it together, I seemed to struggle. Alls well that ends well....I finally got it finished and posted before the deadline.
Till next time, Hugs

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Couple of Cards and a RAK

On March 8th, I put a post on here about a draw for a RAK hosted by Creative Journey. I was shocked to find out that I actually won this package. I couldn't believe it when I checked Christine's blog and read my post as the winning post!! I can't wait for this package to arrive and I am really excited to play with all of this cool stuff. Thank you so much Christine.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bonus Sketch by Dawne Ivey

This week, 2 Sketches 4 You offered us a Bonus Sketch. Dawne Ivey designed such a super card sketch for our Bonus that I was flooded by so many different ideas, I had a hard time choosing which idea to follow. Believe me Dawne, I will use this sketch again. Thank you so much!

Here is my take on this week's Bonus Sketch.

For this card I used Hot Off The Press 'Icy Rainbow' & 'Jewel' papers, Prima flower, We R Memory Keepers hardware, Fiskars border punch, Stamp-n Stuff embossing powder and Close To My Heart's 'Say It In Style' stamp set, ink pads and the March 2009 Stamp of the Month 'Butterfly Wings' stamp set.

Laura's Sketch 21

This week it was Laura's turn to design and post the new sketch. I decided to make a card that would be good for a guy.

Here is my take on Laura's sketch 21. For this card I used the following products: Hot Off The Press 'Classic' & 'Earth Tone' papers, asst adhesives and Close To My Heart 'Racoon & Friends' stamp set, ribbon, brads, stamp pads and water colour pencils.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Designs By Christi

Christine Penaflor from Creative Journey is offerring 2 very special RAKs this week. Her daughter, Christi, has created 2 beautiful t-shirts for C-28 Canvas and these are being voted on right now. Christi did have a previous design win a couple of months ago and that t-shirt will be printed and sold through very soon. I just want to encourage you to view Christi's newest designs at
Love is....Beautiful and Pure in Heart and give her your support by voting for her, (a "5" is the highest score and "1" is the lowest), Christine would really appreciate it. You can vote once a day, and you will have to register on the site in order to vote. You can also post a comment; comments left are really important in the overall decision to print the design. Then, go to Creative Journey leave a comment letting Christine know that you've voted and commented on her t-shirts, and she will add your name to the drawing for these 2 VERY SPECIAL RAK's in gratitude for your support. This talented designer has MY vote!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Couple of Cards and a RAK

While looking at some of the different papercrafting blogs on here, I came across this one that you might want to check out. They are having a draw this month for a very nice collection of items. When you have a chance, pop on over to Creative Journey and take a look. Who wouldn't want to win this set? I know I would love to have my name picked as the winner!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 21

This is a card I made to go with Kazan's Sketch 21 from 2 Sketches 4 You I have been receiving their emails for quite a while but this is the first time I have ever entered.
My mother's birthday is this month so what better reason to make a card! Each week either Kazan or Laura posts a sketch for a card and they always offer a fantastic prize for the winner. If you love making cards, be sure to check them out.