Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day 122 - My Apologies

Saying "I'm sorry" isn't the easiest thing to do.  Have you ever tried it in card form?  If not, here's your chance.

Here's the card DoBea made for the unfortunate occasion

All is forgiven, because this card is fabulous!!

But seriously, design the card any way you wish, as long as you include your apologies...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Day 121 - Color Scheme

Here's your Friday Color Scheme

And Jennifer's take on the challenge

This is such a great color combo - the contrast between the colors is fabulous!

Give this one a try and come on back tomorrow to check out another great image from Paper Pretties...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 120 - Sparkle and Shine

It's always fun to throw in a challenge that includes some sparkle and shine!

So today's challenge is all about that...

Find two techniques/items you can use on your cards to add sparkle and/or shine

Here's Michelle's card

Here's a close-up

It's difficult to see shiny things in a photograph, but Michelle used perfect pearls and a shiny brad on her card.

Do you love shiny things as much as I do?  Give them some attention on your card today!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day 119 - Mail-able

One of the toughest things about creating cards is making something that is easy to mail without paying extra or using a large envelope.

Usually I don't worry about it - I make what I want and pay the extra postage, but today's challenge is all about creating a card that is easy to mail - but still looks fabulous, of course!

Here's my example

With a 4x6 envelope and a regular stamp, it's ready to go!

And isn't that elephant from Paper Pretties adorable?  I had such fun with the image and the sentiment that I used all over the background.

The challenge is to avoid making a bulky card...can you do it?  Give it a try and link your card up here...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 118 - A Little Shady

Time to play catch up!

I’ve got Spotlight Designers from challenges 102-108

And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Caroline T
Mark A

 Spotlight Designers from challenges 109-115

And the Weekly Challenge All-Star

  Studio Sara

Here are the two prize winners from the previous sponsored weeks.
 The Crimson Cloud prize winner is…

Jenny H!!!

And the DRS Designs prize winner is…
Tip Top!!!
Congrats to you both, please contact me HERE to claim your prizes.

And for today’s challenge, we’re looking for a minimum of three shades of a single color on your card.  The theme and additional decoration is up to you.
Here’s Audrey’s card

Camping!  Sounds like fun :-)
And she chose shades of brown for her card.
What will you choose?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 117 - Breaking Tradition

Hello and Happy Monday!  I'm up today with my take on a challenge and we've got a wonderful new sponsor, so let's get started...

The challenge is called Breaking Tradition because it's all about creating a card for an occasional with a non-typical design. 

For instance, I designed a card about LOVE, but strayed from the traditional colors and patterns you might see with that.

That image and sentiment come from this week's sponsor

We'll be featuring digi images from this fabulous company all week long on our cards, and one lucky winner will receive SIX digi images of his or her choice at the end of the week!!

So play along anytime this week, and that winner might just be you...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 116 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here comes your Sunday Sketch and Design Team Cards, featuring stamped images by DRS Designs






Come play along with us!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 115 - Cold's time for the last Word of the Day...


And here’s DoBea’s beautiful card

She used a snowflake stamp from DRS Designs, and featured it quite elegantly on her card.
We’ll be back tomorrow with a sketch!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 114 - Color Scheme

As promised, heres your Color Scheme for this week

And Jennifers card

She did a beautiful job coloring in that image!

Tomorrow weve got another Word of the Day, and then well wrap up DRS Designs Week this Sunday with a sketch.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 113 - Nature

Today’s Word of the Day is


And here’s Michelle’s super creative card

That totally fits the theme – she did a beautiful job featuring a tree stamp from DRS Designs.

Tomorrow we’ll pop in with a Color Scheme challenge, and then back on Saturday with another Word of the Day. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 112 - Crunchy

Here I am with my take on today's challenge based on the Word of the Day


And here’s my card

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love popcorn, so this stamp from drs designs suits me perfectly J and popcorn is most definitely crunchy!

So many possibilities with this one, so let’s see what you’ll do with the word of the day and link those cards up here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Day 111 - Music

Here's your prompt for today...
The word of the day is
And here's Audrey's card

Anything goes for this challenge as long as it fits with the theme.
Audrey incorporated a sheet music stamp from DRS Designs, and it works beautifully on this card!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 110 - Round

Today we beging sharing cards made using rubber stamps by this week's sponsor

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stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted
on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection
includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy
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The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a
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design team for inspiration and ideas.

The team has put together some fabulous cards this week, featuring stamped images by DRS Designs.

All week we'll be using some words to trigger your card design, and today's word is


Here's Erin's example

Lots of "roundness" here!

She's used the background circle stamp on this card.

There are no rules for this challenge other than to be inspired by the word "round".

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Day 109 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday sketch

And some fabulous cards from the Design Team






This week we have a fantastic sponsor, and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you all about it...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 108 - Little Girl

Here’s a sweet little challenge for you…
Create a card using at least 3 images/items that you consider “girly”.  What you choose is completely up to you.

Here’s DoBea’s stunning creation

I’m off to enjoy a weekend of dance as my girly girls participate in a year-end dance production.  Have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 107 - Color Scheme

It’s time for another Color Scheme challenge!

Here are the colors that DoBea put together

And here is Jennifer’s card

The contrast between the bright yellow and the red color is fabulous!
What will you do with these colors?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 106 - See Through

Create two windows on your card - any where and any way you wish, just be sure to have something peeking through them.

Michelle got very creative with hers

And here's a great side view of the heart window and the scallop shaped window.

Beautifully done, Michelle - this is a terrific example.

I'm sure you're wondering when I will ever update Tuesday's post.  Well, the Spotlight Designers have been selected, but it takes me time to put together the image of them all together.  I will be working on that this evening and updating it at the end of the day.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 105 - All Tied Up

With Father's Day around the corner, I've needed to make few cards for the occasion. I like a good challenge that allows me to get those cards made that I need anyway, and I thought maybe you would, too.
But I'm going to be a little less specific than that - so it doesn't need to be a card for a Father, but it does need to be a masculine card and it does need to have some sort of a "tie" on it.
Masculine cards are hard for me, but I think I did alright, check it out

And here's a look at the tie on the inside

The tie is completely handmade and it was easy to put together. You don't need a stamp, sticker or template, just a little patterned paper and a cutting tool.
So the rules are: masculine card with a tie
Create a card and link it up here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 104 - Flip Flopped

Here are your Spotlight Designers

Here are your Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Mark A.
Caroline T.
Studio Sara

Great work, Everyone!!

The title of the challenge for today is called "Flip Flopped" and I'm not talking about shoes here...

Take a look outside your window - whatever season it is, whatever the weather, flip flop it on your card.  Simple as that.

Audrey is seeing nothing but rain where she's at, so she's dreaming of a warm sunshiney holiday.

Check it out

Currently I'm experiencing similar weather, so this card suits me just fine!
How is it looking where you are at?  Let's see the opposite of that on your cards...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 103 - Keep it Together

I'm excited about this challenge and the card Erin created for it.

Create a flap on your card that is attached to it in any fashion you wish.

Here's Erin's card

Isn't that fabulous? 

Erin used a template from Stamp Away With Me to create this fishing vest for a great Father's Day card.

Create a flap (or two or three!)  and link up your card here...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 102 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday Sketch

And the Design Team examples


A big thank you to our returning sponsor

For joining us again this week.
Have a wonderful week Everyone!!!