Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sweet as Honey


I made this card for CAS-ual Friday #112....

I used all Close to my Heart stamps. Recently, I have realized that I have a gazillion stamps that are un-inked. I'm going to make an effort to use each and every one of them is some way. Debating devoting days of the week to certain stamp companies that I have oh so many stamps of and making a point to use a different set each time.....just a thought!  
On another note.....I think I am out of practice or something....maybe it is that fact that I work full time now (and being a chemist is NOT an easy job....oh the STRESS!) and I don't have the time to devote to the latest and greatest trends and techniques, but my cards are sucking! I need to find my mojo again. Anyways...time for some rest....I haven't been getting near enough sleep these days. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Look who's turning.....


It is so rare that I make a kids card...it's kind of hard! We got invited to Jon's best friends daughter's first birthday party tomorrow, and well....I wanted to make a handmade card, so I did my best!  I incorporated 3 challenges into this one as well.

1.  Drunken Stamper #138, person : party planner! My ostrich....yep. he's a partier ;)

2.  CASE study #154. Here is the card I am CASE-ing:


I chose to incorporate the rainbow design!

3.  365 cards, day 236: Rainbowish!  Yep. I think my card is rainbowish enough ;)

I tried to use a sketch too, but I strayed too far, so I'll have to give that one another go later on. That's all for now. Debating either sleep....or another card...not sure yet! anyways...thanks for visiting my blog tonight!




Thursday, August 22, 2013

CASology #58: paper!


This is my first time playing at CASology. The prompt was "paper!"  When I saw it, I thought of my paper airplane stamp...but then saw one of their DT used that same stamp! I thought for a while, then decided to just make my own REAL paper airplane! Now I don't even remember HOW to make a paper airplane so this was a challenge!!! after a few attempts, I think I got it to my satisfaction. The inside of this card is a love note to my boyfriend who I love very much and think he is the bestest!!! He will wake up in a few hours with this wating for him <3 p="">
off to bed for me now, long weekend ahead of me! thanks for visiting my blog tonight!

Muse #31


This is my take on this weeks Muse challenge. It didn't turn out how I envisioned it, but eh....Im having a bad night, so, I guess it is what it is. Marion's card is wayyyyy superior! Check it out:



Yeah...stunning eh??? That's why she is a MUSE!!! 
I have another card I'm posting in another post......check it out tooo! thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bowl-full of comfort


I might as well have made this card for myself...with how sick I have been.....used up all my sick days at work, along with having to put in for vacation time too to stay home and rest :(   I did feel up to making a card tonight so here is what I made. I'm finding myself struggling with my cardmaking lately, nothing is turning out the way I want it to. I'm trying to keep everything clean and simple, but I keep asking myself, is this TOO simple? should I add more? I think this is good and CAS, hopefully!
Any-hoo...this card was inspired by 2 challenge:

1.Moxie Fab World, Tuesday Trigger:  Now that's my cup of  Tea!  I know, it is a teacup and I made bowls....but that is how it inspired me. I saw the trigger and immediately thought of this stamp that was still sitting un-inked in my drawer. Here is the trigger:



3.  CAS(E) this sketch #41. Here is the sketch:

That's all for today....off to rest for another day. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Muse Challenge #30


Funny story about this card....
So I was real sick all week and spent alot of time wondering around the blog-osphere looking for inspiration and new challenges. Since I couldn't actually get my body out of bed to do anything, I had fun looking around and planning. Today was the first day I could actually sit down and MAKE something!  I had 3 challenges in mind, a sketch, a color, and the muse challenge.....they were all going to go together....except....nothing went as planned! I ended up straying way too far from the sketch, and well....one of the challenges was a clean and simple one, and yeah...this card is not exactly CAS! So....here it is...not what I planned....but I at least managed to follow the MUSE which is this lovely card by Therese Calvird:



My card follows the color scheme (sort of!), and has a bird. That is as close as I got! (This is for Muse Challenge #30)
(so now I guess I still have a few other cards to make for those other challenges eh??! maybe another day.....its late!)
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CASE study #152


Not sure if I made it on time for the deadline, but this is my take on this weeks inspiration at CASE study.  The inspiration was just so beautiful, I wanted to play along and had to find time.Here is the inspiration by Jennifer McGuire:

I tried to make it my own, but it is pretty similar! Anyways, I really liked her card, it is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!!! That's all....goodnight!
 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday....Penguin style ;)


Took me all day, but finally finished my second card of the day. This is for a coworker and good friend of mine who LOVES the Pittsburgh Penguins! So.....this is the card I made for her.  I used 2 sketches for this that ironically look very similar to each other, so they both fit! Here is the first one.....from Moxie Fab  Worlds birthday sketch challenge...

And the other sketch....from CAS(E) this sketch!  This is sketch #40:

Thats all for tonight. Soon my disney photos will arrive and I can start making my album! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tracey

It's Completely Collagical

I decided to take a half day break from moving/cleaning today and make a few cards. This  is my first one, which I made for 2 different challenges. The first is for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger.  The thing I love so much about Cath's challenges is that they are all so different! This card that I made from this week's trigger is so different than I have been making recently. It's fun to try different things though!  Here is the trigger that inspired this card:



The second challenge that I did with this card is for 365 cards, day 223, super sketchy sunday. I haven't played at 365 for ages it seems!  Here is the sketch:



Now back to craft time! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tracey