Monday, July 18, 2011

A few good things..

First up I have the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger! I pinned the Trigger photo on Pinterest as SOON as I saw this gorgeous coat! It's a very inspiring piece and it makes me want to go find a new winter coat!!

And here is my card!

It's not exactly what I had planned in my head but I was definitely inspired by the colors and in an attempt to create ruffles I thought of butterfly wings! Did it work? Maybe not, but a pretty card none the less!

And secondly I have a TTCRD challenge card! It was a recipe this month, 1 Ribbon, 2 Pattern Papers and 3 buttons! In need of a birthday card for my nephew I pulled out some Recollections and DCWV scraps, added a red ribbon and some colorful buttons and WHA-LA! Instant cute little boy birthday card!
I think it came out really cute! And I know my nephew will love it!!

Hope you all are having a good start to your week! Love and hugs!!

Beautiful Botanical!

This is one the one I have been waiting for!! I knew it was going to be a challenge Cathy at Moxie Fab would post and I have had ideas swirling with papers and stamps for weeks! Fanatical About Botanical! is so up my alley with my love for vintagey goodness and anything with flowers! (including that really horribly tacky wall paper from the 70's with giant metallic flowers against black walls!) So...for my first entry into this awesome challenge I did a bright and fun botanical card!

Pretty cute! I love this BG paper it is just too sweet! I am in desperate need of a new pair of fussy cut scissors and because of this the edges of my flowers are a bit distressed but for this card that was no totally went with the design! So YAY for crappy scissors!! It's blah here weather wise so no good lighting and the colors are a bit bright than they are IRL (if you have this paper in your stash the colors are bright and fun but not has highlighter looking as in my photos!) And I got this new yummo trim from Fine and Dandy by Jen Allyson...LOVEEEE them!! I have more cards for this challenge that are just not put together yet, check back for some more botanical amazingness!! And make sure you check out the post at Moxie Fab because the inspiration Cathy has posted is just beyond words! Lots of love:)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

CAS Challenge at The Outlawz!

The Sunday CAS challenge has posted at The Outlawz and it is a stamperific one! You must use your stamps to create ALL the elements for your card...whether it be patterned paper, or an embellishment! I did just that with my butterfly stamps!

I LOVE these stamps, they are probably my favorites...and that is truly a very hard thing to say about stamps! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! Today is my rest day...hanging out in the house and maybe just getting some crafting done. It's been far too long!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

CAS Stars and Stripes!

The new CAS challenge at the Outlawz is use stars or stripes in any way, shape or form, color or theme! I went with a classic red, white and blue combo and masked using my Slice to cut star diecuts from cardstock and inked up a cotton ball to spread the ink! I think it looks wicked cool!! I also added the pearls for the white star because you really can't see the white ink against the white cardstock, no matter how I took the photo. I am glad I did though because it added the perfect touch of embellies to this one layer card!

This is a thank you card for the amazing soldiers who have risked their lives, lost their lives, given their entire selves to create a peace for this country and all of us who live here! Please have a wonderful, safe 4th of July weekend everyone!!