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Saturday, April 11, 2009

365 Cards Day 42

I also managed to make an Easter card to enter in the Day 42 challenge over at 365 Cards. Today was Stampin' Saturday and the challenge was " Stamp a background pattern on some card stock - otherwise, do not use patterned paper." I have wanted to try this technique, but never got around to it. Today I did, and here is the card I made:

Products Used: Card stock, stamps, ink and colouring pencils are Close To My Heart, Stickles from Ranger Industries, Crafts ribbon and unknown flower.

Well, after 3 days of being super sick, I am not going to spend too long on here tonight, and am going to go relax with my husband and our puppies, Angel and Zeus. From my family to yours, have a very HAPPY EASTER!!

Hugs xo

CPS Card Sketch 110

Now that I am over the flu...finally, I thought I would give the challenge over at Card Positioning Systems a try. I still had a couple of Easter cards to get made today anyway, so why not?? This is their Sketch 110:

And here is my take on it:

Items Used: Card stock, stamp, inks and watercolour pencils were all from Close To My Heart, embossing powder is Stamp-n' Stuff and the ribbon is Crafts.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Our Calendar

Over the past couple of years, I have decorated a few of those blank 12 x 12 calendars that you buy, but I have never kept one for my husband and myself. I made one for my mother, my mother-in-law, our son and our daughter so this year I decided it was our turn. And since I have been very ill with the flu these past few days, I don't have any new cards to post so I thought I would share my calendar with you. I have been doing each month as it comes rather than making it up all at once. Here are the pages I have completed so far.

January 2009: I love the way the trees hang with their new "blankets" after a heavy snowfall. These pictures were taken by me after a particularly heavy snowfall in 2004.

February 2009: Because this is the month for Valentine's Day, I chose my husband's College Graduation picture. He returned to school in Sept. 2006 after being downsized in the forestry industry, and graduated from the Environmental Technology Program at Confederation College on June 6, 2008. James and I were high school sweethearts and have been married for 23 wonderful years. He is the love of my life and I am so proud of him for all of his hard work and his dedication to family and home.

March 2009: features our darling fur-babies, Angel and Zeus, all decked out for St. Patrick's Day. I just love dressing these little guys up for different occasions. They are brother and sister and will turn 3 this coming July 2nd. I spoil them terribly, but they deserve it.

I know I am a little late with April, but I am still working on it. I hope to be back with that page in the next day or so.
Hugs xo

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

365 Cards Day 38

"That's It...I Quilt!"
The artisit gave us a fantastic sketch to work with today...a quilt pattern. There are all kinds of quilt patterns that can be used as card or scrapbook patterns. The designer for today was Tammy Wark (check out her blog) and she did an awesome card to go with the sketch. Be sure to head over to 365 Cards and check out all the entries for today. You won't be disappointed.

Here is my take on today's sketch:

For this card I used paper from Hot Off The Press, inks from Close To My Heart and unknown ribbon and flower. I even know exactly who I'm going to give this one to. I have a very dear friend who is always making quilts for everyone in her family, and her birthday is coming up soon. I know she will love this when she gets it. Well, until tomorrow's challenge, goodnight.

Monday, April 6, 2009

365 Cards Day 37 & Laura's Sketch 23

Today marks the start of a new card challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. The Design Team did a fabulous job with this week's sketch. When you have some time, be sure to check them all out.

Here is my take on Laura's Sketch 23 and the chipboard I dressed up for 365 Cards Day 37:

I was lucky enough to be able to use this card for 2 different card challenges....yippee! The challenge for today at 365 Cards was to 'dress up' some chipboard and add it to your card. I chose the scalloped circle from one of my Stampin' Up On Boards sets. I inked the chip in colours that would go with my scheme, added some glitter to the whole surface, then tied my bow around it before glueing it onto my card. I just love glittering things up. See you tomorrow....hopefully.

Scor-it Challenge

Good Morning All!!

You will want to be sure and mark your calendars when I tell you about this challenge. From April 12 - 18, there will be a series of challenges offerred at 365 Cards relating to scoring. I don't own a Scor-it and I have never tried one but everone who has worked with this tool raves about how fantastic it is. This is what Pam, from 365 Cards had to say about this 'new' tool:

"Tim Hammonds from Scor-it sent me my own Scor-it tool, and after I used it the first time, I said "Where have you been all my card making life?" I'm not exaggerating the greatness of this product for card makers like us. If you already have one, and you love it like I do, then you know what I'm talking about. If you don't have one, then you will have the opportunity to win your very own Scor-it Mini! The DT (who all have their own Scor-it Minis) and I will be blogging all about it in a couple of weeks as we share projects and tutorials with you."

So, if you haven't checked out this sketch site yet, I would hop over there and have a look around. Be sure to add 365 Cards to your 'Favourites' list so you can find it easily in time for the Scor-it Challenge week.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

365 Cards

Today I decided to try a sketch from a different card challenge website. 365 Cards posts a new card sketch every day, with the goal of making a different card every day of the year. This is my take on their sketch for Sketchy Sunday Day #36. When you have a couple of minutes, pop over there and check them out.