Friday, February 24, 2012

365 Cards - Day 361: 20 Minutes

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "20 Minutes".  Create a card, any card, in 20 minutes or less.


Now I admit I am not all that fast of a stamper, in general.  Of course when there's coloring involved, most of us probably aren't.  So how do we make a "quickie" card?  I have found 3 ways that I can manage it.  1) use an image that looks ok in just outline form, but dress it up with paper and embellies. 2) use a large sentiment and no "picture" image. 3) use stickers or other pre-made embellishments for your main image(s).  I chose #3 this time, using these cute cardstock stickers from Sassafrass Lass and adding in a small sentiment at the bottom (Paper Pretties)! 




I will admit this took me 22 minutes.  There was an issue with the embellies I chose for the bottom corner originally; they just weren't working right, and I had to dig into the button drawer for replacement options.  I think we can all understand how that would take awhile, right??  :)


Alright, that's what I've got for today!!!  Day 361 you guys!!  Next week will be part of the new 365 year!!  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR quick-card skills! 


Friday, February 17, 2012

365 Cards - Day 354: Prickly

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "Prickly".  Create a card with a texture element that is prickly - nothing smooth or soft.  Pam made me dig DEEP into the stash for this one!!


Here's my contribution, using this pretty flower from Prima, some glittery pine needles from my stash, and this sweet sentiment from Paper Pretties!  I love it when a plan comes together!  




And let's not forgot, you have UNTIL TOMORROW to apply for 365 Cards' design team call!!!  All the details are right here, so check it out!


Alright, that's what I've got for today!!!  Day 354 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR prickly side! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

365 Cards Design Team Call!!

Hello stamping friends!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend!  I just wanted to make SURE you know about the 365 Cards design team call.  Pam is looking for four designers to join us for the next 6 months!!  Yay!  You check out all the details -->>RIGHT HERE<<--, and good luck!  The deadline for application is February 18th.


Friday, February 10, 2012

365 Cards - Day 347: Pop Culture

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "Pop Culture".  Create a card based on a current trend.  Trends can be clothing, beauty, accessories, hair...if it's trending now, it's fair game. 


Here's my contribution, using this AD-OR-ABLE Turtle Love from Bugaboo Stamps.  Hey, it's Valentine's Day next week and now I'm ahead of the game!!  I went for a more masculine look so I can give this to someone in a few days...





Ok, I admit, I am not exactly up on what's trendy these days.  I got a little help from this web article, and decided to work with Color Blocking as my trend.  Paper is from Basic Grey and Scenic Route.  Ribbon from RABOM.  Colored with Copics.  Sentiment is from the Love Birds set by Paper Pretties


Alright, that's what I've got!!!  Day 347 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR pop culture knowledge! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PW192 - Texture

Hello blog land!!  I am back with another AWESOME challenge from Paper Pretties!  Don't forget, if you play along with us you could win free stamps or digis from the Paper Pretties Boutique!  Prizes every week!


This week's challenge (keyword:  PWC192) is to add texture to your card.  Yay!  I always have fun with this challenge.  So many options - embossing, clay, embellishments, glitter, flock...the list goes on.  I chose to use SAND for my main texture element on this card.  Yep, that's REAL BEACH SAND, imported from Florida.  :) Thanks Mom!




And that little man right there could be one of mine any time we go to visit!  Check out this great Life Is Good Cooper in the store.  I also added these fantabulouso burlap buttons from Nikki Sivils and some Cuttlebug background for good measure.  TEXTURE ON!


So, to play along just add some texture to a card and link up with us on the Paper Pretties Blog.  You MUST link there for a chance to win.  Please use the keyword when you upload to online galleries.  Have an awesome day friends!


Friday, February 3, 2012

365 Cards - Day 340: Abstract Art

Hello stampers!!  It's Friday, Friday!  That means I get to share a new card with you from 365 Cards!  Today's challenge -- "So Abstract".  Create an abstract in the background of your card.  It doesn't have to be wild and crazy (although it can!), just make it abstract and it will work.


Here's my contribution, using one of two new sentiment stamp sets from Paper Pretties,
Cursive Greetings II.  How fun are these??  My shapes are from one of the Stampin' Up! sets I've hung on to.  Guess that was a good idea!




Alright!!!  Day 340 you guys!!  My how the time goes by.  :)  Happy stamping, don't forget to link up on the 365 Cards Blog so we can all see YOUR abstract art!