Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
"Day 146 - Mirror Me
Here's your challenge for today:
Create symmetry on your card. The only thing that does not have to be symmetrical is the sentiment"
supplies: brown/white cardstock - paper co, striped - dcwv, ballons - cricut, black pen - zig memory, blue/orange gelly roll.
Our reception is only 1 week away. I've been sewing a shirt for Squishy and am starting on Little Big's dress tonight. They are going to kill me when they are older because they are matching!! How cute! I can't wait for the all the pictures of my cute little munchkins in their matching aloha wear.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This one is all about adding dimension to your card - Pop Dots come to mind here, along with layering and chipboard.The Specific Challenge: Try to incorporate at least TWO ways to add dimension to your card."
I couldn't stay away, no matter how busy this week is I just HAD to make another card. Plus I needed a birthday card anyway.
All the letters were raised and the little doggy was too. I raised the first letter of each word higher than the rest. You can't really tell too much by the picture though...
supplies: green cardstock - k&co recycled, all other cardstock - paper co, dog and shapes cut with cricut, blue pen - jelly roll, 3M foam tape.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Here they are before...and below is a finished pair. I haven't really sewn on knits before, it wasn't too bad. Next time I think I will use the serger and try a rolled hem...
Now here's the one that was for me...
I started with an old "wife beater" black tank top and a too small t-shirt. (hard to see I know, I didn't pick the best background...)
I combined the two and made a patchwork tank with ruffle sleeves.
I wore it to the No Doubt concert on Sunday. You can't see in this pic but the ruffles are pretty darn cute.
I guess its ok. Kinda funky, but I like stuff like that.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
"Day 140 - Paint it! That's the challenge, plain and simple. Use a little or a lot, but make sure there's paint on your card."
I have TONS of paint in my stash so I grabbed a rainbow of colors and went to work. I used a sponge to apply the paint, the painting was then fixed behind transparent paper for a window look. The sentiment is "Mahalo" which means thank you in Hawaiian. This is a thank you card for my best friend who is helping me plan my wedding reception that is coming up at the beginning of August. It is a Luau theme so I decided to make her a Hawaiian themed card, you know since Hawaii is the "rainbow state". And because I used to live there so I love anything that reminds me of Hawaii.
supplies: all card stock - paper co, cutouts - cricut, paint - stash.
The rainbow really is true to color, however these pictures are not showing the colors correctly. Bad lighting - sorry.
Ok, that's it, I'm done for a few days... I've got some sewing to attend to, a reception to plan and No Doubt will be serenading me tomorrow night!!
Ever try paper piercing? Well, that's what this challenge is all about. All you really need is a tool with a sharp point, and you're all set.The specifics: Use the paper piercing technique to create a pattern on your card. It doesn't have to be elaborate, just something to add to the overall appearance of your card."
Supplies: gingham - dcwv, polka dot trim - stash, green paper - paper co, ribbon - offray, charms - stash, pierced with a good old safety pin.
"blah, blah, blah" or something like that.And that's the challenge - just include a quotation on your card. And be sure to give proper credit ;) Also, I had originally scheduled a poem for the challenge, so please feel free to use a poem on your card, as some of the DT members have done :)"
Today, the challenge is to bind two pieces of something (card stock, plastic, etc.) to create a card. For example, use a hole punch and then attach using metal rings or yarn.Paper clips, binder clips, staples, brads, etc. are all possibilities so don't be afraid to try something new!"
This one turned out super cute and I love the colors! It's so sweet and simple. I am putting my cricut to good use now, it was stuffed in the closet until this week when I actually remembered that I owned one!
Edit: blogger is not letting me post pics so I will add them on when the window opens.
Update: blogger seems to be working now. But it is very very s - l - o - w...
supplies: green cardstock - k&co recycled, stripes - dcwv, brown - paper co, cutouts - cricut, ribbon - offray
"Day 136 - What is Black, White, and Red all Over?
Your Card!!!That means these are the only colors to use on your card. How's that for a challenge?"
Here's mine, made specially for an old friend from highschool who is getting married at the end of the month.
supplies: black, white, red cardstock - paper co, picture - stash, roses - dcwv, ribbon - offray, thread - stash, black pen - zig memory, "love" cutouts - cricut.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Anyway, enough weather banter. On to card making. I was awarded a top trio for my "in stitches card." I was shocked to see my name on the list and clicked the link just to make sure it was really me! Surely there must be another Crystal? It was me! Needless to say I was more than pleased, as that was my very first submission for 365 cards. How neat! :o)
"Day 135 - On the Outside Looking In. I challenge you to create a window on your card using some see-through material."
I must admit I was really stumped on what to do for this challenge. There were at least 15 ideas I had but nothing really jumped out at me. After sifting through paper for about 30 minutes I finally came up with a color scheme and an idea. I cut out around the pattern on the paper and then tried my hand at drawing a larger image of the bottom two flowers. The drawing is behind the "window." Its really simple looking but all that cutting was tedious! My window isn't completely see-through but I like the look of it.
supplies: brown paper - dcwv latte matstack, cream - the paper co, translucent - paper co, ribbon - stash, drawing - freehand, black pen - zig memory system.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
"Day 134 Super Sketchy Sunday
And now for the first challenge of the week:
Here's my submission:
I have to say, this looked quite a bit better last night. After seeing all the other beautiful cards I guess it seems a bit lacking. I can't put my finger on what it is though, any ideas?
supplies: black, white red card stock - the paper company, sentiment - computer generated, cherry print - dcwv sweet matstack, ribbon - offray, red pen - zig memory system.
NOW. The sewing! I recently purchased this book. I love all the cute ideas and patterns and decided to try my hand at the patchwork baby blocks. I found some super cheap fabric (like 1.50 a yd cheap!) I may even have fabric leftover to sew up the cute little carrying bag for the blocks. This is what I have started so far, almost one is completely done and only 8 more to go, ha.
It been hard to sit down and sew lately because its been so nice outside. Tomorrow is supposed to be partly cloudy so maybe I can get a bit more done. :o)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
"132 - Picture this
The challenge for today is to use the following photo to inspire your card:
Whether it be an object, colors, or a theme, how will the photo inspire you?"
CAKE, more specifically vanilla, strawberry and chocolate! Pinks and browns are so pretty together. I pieced together a pretty pink cake card. mmm...tasty.
supplies: card/envelope k&co recycled sunrise brights, cake k&co recycled earth browns, sakura gellyroll pens for the outline and sentiment inside, offray grosgrain ribbon, the rest of the cut outs are random scraps from my stash.
Friday, July 10, 2009
"Day 131 - Ad Inspired. Okay, ad inspired fans, here's a great advertisement selected by Amy:
So, here is how this challenge works - take the above image and use it to inspire your card."
I am a HUGE Dr. Seuss fan so this one was easy.
I left the inside blank as this is a birthday card for one of my son's friends and he is going to write "Happy Birthday" himself. He's 5 so its a big deal for him! :o)
supplies: all scraps, the fish are clip art (thanks google) from the dr seuss book "one fish two fish red fish blue fish."
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Here are the instructions for Day 129...
"Today, I want to see stitching and/or sewing on your card. The exact challenge is that: Stitch an image on your card. Not just around the outside of the card, but an actual image. A flourish DOES count, since these are typically quite detailed."
So without further ado, here is my first submission:
An old friend of mine recently had a baby and I am sewing her the gift so why not make her a keepsake card as well? I challenged myself to use scraps only for this card and of course follow the directions stated above.
Supplies: Everything is from my stash and yes everything was a scrap!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Here's a few pictures of the little princess on her "birthday" ! (Squishy too) Dressed in her red, white and blue! Yes, there is a shot of the dress I made and I am so proud. :o)
Now please excuse me, Squish and I have some fireworks to tend to...
Friday, July 3, 2009
So far I've made a tunic and bloomers...
And the dress and bloomers (I love that word!) pictured below, which are Simplicity Pattern 2668. She wore this to my cousin's wedding reception.
And now I am working on a dress for the 4th of July tomorrow, my own little pattern taken from the ever-so-famous pillowcase dress...and the bloomers from Simplicity 2668.
I added a ruffle for some extra cute.