Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just a couple CAS birthday cards..

I put together a collection of birthday cards for my mom, and these two completed the collection. I wanted a white on white look, with a big punch of color. I colored the images with my Copic markers, and love how they turned out!

I will definitely be recreating this particular look again. I don't always like the way my clean & simple cards turn out, but this one is a winner. Plus I had the fun of coloring (which, technically, made the cards take more time than a true CAS would, but hey, a girl has to color with Copics! ;)




Supply list:

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White (PTI); White Daisy (CTMH)
Patterned Paper:
Stamp Set(s): Piece of Cake (CTMH); Inside & Out: Birthday (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Black (CTMH); Copic markers ~ (will add later)
Embellishments: Organdy ribbon - Orange, Sunflower (CTMH)
Tools: Labels One, Labels 10 dies (Spellbinders); Polka Dot, By the Numbers impression plates (PTI)

Summer Card Camp Week 4 - WAAAAY late!

Well, here we are the week after Summer Card Camp Online is over, and sadly, I'm just now getting around to posting some cards that I made for week 4. I had them made on time and everything, I just couldn't get around to doing my blog post by last Sunday evening! Oh well, thought I'd post my cards here anyway, just to have some evidence that this summer wasn't a TOTAL loss in terms of crafty productivity!

These was the color combination:

And here are my cards ~

A get well for a friend recovering from surgery:


A multi-purpose fun "cool" card (which was a perfect card for the color scheme):


And a card to tell a friend I appreciate her (the inside has an image of a wine bottle, same as stamped on the outside of the envelope, and the sentiment says "thanks for listening to me wine" ;):


It felt so great to crank out some cards...I can't wait for school to start again so I can get back out to my craft room on a regular basis! :)

Supply list:

Fully re-covered card~
Cardstock: White (PTI); Heavenly Blue (CTMH)
Patterned Paper:
Stamp Set(s): On My Couch, On My Couch Additions (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Chocolate Chip (SU); Ocean (retired color), Pear, Chocolate (CTMH)
Embellishments: Green ribbon (Current); Blue green button (stash)
Tools: Labels 14 die (Spellbinders)

Cool day card ~
Cardstock: White (PTI); Citrus Leaf, Ocean (CTMH); Green Galore (SU)
Patterned Paper:
Stamp Set(s): Splash (Raisin Boat); Mix-up of Cuteness (Unity)
Ink/Colorants: Black, Heavenly Blue, Ocean (CTMH); Waterfall Stickles (Ranger)
Embellishments: Turquoise dotted ribbon (Michaels)

Chair-ish your friendship card ~
Cardstock: White, Vellum (PTI); Blue textured (DCWV)
Patterned Paper: all from Chloe collection (3 Bugs in a Rug)
Stamp Set(s): On My Couch, On My Couch Additions (PTI); Artsy Banners (Crafty Secrets)
Ink/Colorants: Garden Green (SU); Black, Ocean (CTMH); Versamark; Clear embossing powder (CTMH)
Embellishments: Die cut label from Chloe collection (3 Bugs in a Rug); Ribbon trim (My Mind's Eye)
Tools: Fancy Tags 2 die (Spellbinders)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 2

Well, it's been quite awhile since I posted. If I had a giant following, people may have wondered where in the heck I disappeared to! This being my first summer since I started blogging and participating in online paper crafting challenges more seriously, I've had to come to a startling conclusion...summer is NOT conducive to my crafting! First, we were away on vacation for two and a half weeks (not to mention the week's worth of time it takes to even begin to get back to a normal routine after being gone that long!) Then, my kids aren't in school! Gah! How is a mom supposed to craft with no alone time during the day! I'm quickly realizing that summer time is just not going to be my most productive time, crafting-wise. I don't know how other moms do it, and if anyone has some hints, I'd be most obliged! :)

However, in spite of my crafting crisis, I did manage to sign myself up for the Summer Card Camp Online 2011 card class. I missed participating the whole first week because we were still on vacation (though I can't much complain about being on vacation, now can I?
And that pesky week of slowly getting back in the routine I mentioned...that's this week, and today is now Thursday, and it's really the first chance I've had to sit down and even begin to look at these lovely card class pdfs and figure out how to jump in! So, with the Thursday evening deadline rapidly approaching, I have ONE WHOLE card to share. Better one than none, right? ;)

Oh, and I forgot to mention what happens to my mojo when I haven't crafted in almost 3 weeks...apparently it's like any other muscle...when you don't use it, it gets lazy! I had to really struggle with this week's color combination and sketches. Hopefully this will begin to get me over the hump and back to creative land! :)

I have not yet had the time to watch the wonderful technique videos...I'll try to create some more this weekend and get a card or two more up before the Sunday deadline.

So here's my week 2 card using the colors from week 2:


Supply list:

Cardstock: Really Rust (SU); Creme Brulee, Citrus Leaf, Colonial White (CTMH)
Patterned Paper: Red background (homemade from my paper scraps)
Stamp Set(s): Drinks Anyone? (Raisin Boat); Tiny Tags (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Citrus Leaf, Clover Meadow, Black (CTMH); Really Rust & Cajun Craze markers (SU)
Embellishments: Green pearls (OT)
Tools: Scallop & Swirl Ribbon embossing folder (Sizzix); Color Spritzer Tool (SU)