Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lots of Cards, and a Challenge Winner!

I've been crafting my little fingers to the bone recently (and have been working hard to get my homework done early so I have the time) and I've managed to break a personal record- 5 cards in two days. Yesss. I think I'm mostly working on cards right now because I don't have any pictures that are begging to be scrapbooked just yet- we've been stuck in a rut around here and haven't gone out much or done anything exciting. 
All these cards are quick and easy so you can reproduce them without worrying too much about techniques or supplies. So first up, I inked up these circle stamps from Papertrey Ink for the first time. I opted for a custom background on this one:

 And then I tried just a strip. Both of these are SUPER simple, and great for boy cards. I think it would look great in a more pastel color scheme as well.

And, here's a secret: I don't know any boys turning 12. I was just in a groove so I went with it. =)

More Peachy Keen?! I know, I know. I'm telling you- it's an addiction. My love for Peachy Keen will never leave me. I started with the bicycle stamped background and flipped through the Remarks stickers until I found a few stickers I thought went well together. Added the strips, the flower and some ribbon and voila! Super easy.

I like that bicycle so much I stamped another background. I knew I wanted to use that bicycle sticker too, but wasn't sure just where to put it. I actually was "auditioning" it when it stuck down before I was ready- so I had to build the rest of the card around it where it was. I peeled up the wheels to add the strip, then added the 'hi'. The clouds and twine came later- it was too out of balance without it.

I have been browsing various websites to see if any of my recent pages fit any pub calls and I came across the Papercrafts blog where they have color combo challenges. I had some time, so I decided to play along with this one:
5951145043 c89902d0b0 m Color Inspiration Challenge #7 Begins Today! 
 And here's what I came up with:

As soon as I saw those colors I instantly thought sherbet!  I hand cut the dish and the ice cream scoops after roughly sketching them out first. Makes you wish summer wasn't coming to an end soon, right?
Last, I made this page in order to get out of my comfort zone a little and try a shabby/vintage/distressed page. I'm not smitten with it but I liked the process so I may try it again. And, actually I just realized that my biggest bowtie flower is missing from the page... hmmm... must have fallen off en-route to be photographed. Bummer.

Oh yeah, and I have some lucky winners to announce, don't I? Thanks to the trusty random number generator, Jenny A. and Jen (plasticlight) you are my winners! I'll PM you via SC with your $10 promo codes. Thanks for playing!


  1. I really like your shabby/vintage/distressed page - it's always good to try and break out of your comfort zone and you did a fantastic job!
    Though, I have to say, I'm super jealous of your cards - I just don't have the patience for them myself, but LOVE looking at others :)

  2. I don't even like Peach and but I love the Peachy Keen line also. I love how you did the bicycle card.

  3. Adore your cards - cards are out of my normal comfort zone, so these are especially inspiring - thank you!! :) And such a sweet LO too!

  4. ohhh, fabulous cards! I agree with AnnaMarie, cards are challenging for me too so love seeing these!

  5. OH, the first two cards really pack a lovely punch! Fun page too!

  6. Those cards are so awesome! I love the bicycle one!

  7. Thank you so much! I got my gc code and can't wait to use it! Love your cards - especially the bicycle one!

  8. hey girl! thank you for your kind words for my layout on the SC blog :) means a lot! And i'm so glad I'm here because I love your cards!!