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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Play Date Cafe and Freshly Made Sketches

I tried several new challenges this week - the color palette from Play Date Cafe and the sketch from Freshly Made.  I needed a card for someone doing a senior piano recital - and I think it turned out pretty well.  Keeping it simple (the idea of Freshly Made) and the great colors from Play Date helped a lot - I don't think I would have come up with it on my own.  That's what's great about the challenges.

Click here to go over to the Freshly Made blog to see other creations with this sketch.  To see other designs with this color combination, click here and head over to the Play Date Cafe.

 Thanks for looking! Enjoy your week.

UPDATE: I received honorable mention on Play Date Cafe for this card - and got to add the "Cream in Our Coffee" badge!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

H2H and Mojo Monday 241

The H2H challenge this week is Polka Dots and Stripes (and of course, the Dotty for You paper pack is perfect!).  I used the Mojo Monday 241 sketch for this card for a friend's birthday.   Had to get the photos done quickly as we celebrate today!
You can see other creations with dots and stripes by clicking here to go to the H2H blog, and click here to see the Mojo Monday creations.
More details about my card can be seen by clicking here to get to "My Challenges" page.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

H2H and Mojo Monday 240

I wasn't sure I was going to get this done before Mother's Day!!!  
I needed a new design for my MIL because she sits in my classes sometimes, and I didn't want to use the Mother's Day card we made in April.  So I combined challenges - I used the Mojo Monday 240 sketch and the H2H Mother's Day theme.  I used two retired paper packs - Bliss and Perfect Day.  It didn't show up very well on the photo, but I ran the juniper paper through an embossing folder, then toned it down by inking it with the White Daisy pigment ink.  The little flower is from the Lucy Bitty Buds assortment, and the ribbon is from the discontinued Wings Creative Basics kit.

You can see other cards created with this sketch by clicking here to go to the Mojo Monday blog, and see the other Mother's Day cards at H2H by clicking here!

You can see more details of this card (sketch and more photos) by clicking here to go to My Challenges page.
Thanks for looking - and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MAY STAMP CLUB - It's a GUY Thing!

Cards for the men in our lives - use them for Father's Day or birthdays.  Learn new techniques - center step card, reflection technique, and masking.  
Tuesday, May 1
Thursday, May 10
Saturday, May 12
Monday, May 14
Click here for more information and photos of the projects.


Would you like to create this "book" that is actually a box that opens to store your treasures?

Or perhaps you would like to have a flowery expression of love or friendship to share with someone special.

Workshops to create these boxes will be held at my home in Prescott Valley in May.  The flower boxes will be created in the morning, and the book box will be in the afternoon.  Do one or both!
Dates are:
Wednesday, May 16
Saturday, May 19
Tuesday, May 22 - date cancelled
Thursday, May 24

Click here to go to the Project Workshop page for more photos and pricing information.

H2H "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Challenge

These card boxes are just blooming with all kinds of flowers!  I am offering workshops this month to create these boxes, and they fit right in with the H2H challenge for May flowers!  Click here to see more information about these boxes on "My Challenges" page, and if you want to hop over to H2H and see all the other flowers people have submitted, click here.  Thanks for looking!