Saturday, November 12, 2011

Finally Completed a Challenge

It has been a long time since I was able to complete a challenge.  I check out the various challenge blogs and consider doing them, but then I don't.  Now with my craft room all set up and its not a dumping ground, I can finally participate.  This card was made for the Mojo Monday Challenge 214.  
I really like there layouts, and I knew I could do this one.  I kept the card simple as I'm just getting back into swing of things.  I'm not into elaborate cards yet, but I'm hoping to get there.
This card features the Love Bug stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I love the little critters in the images and there fun to color.  I just recently got the watercolor pencil crayons from Stampin' Up and I had to try them out.  I didn't watercolor the images, but I will try that technique out one day.
The colors in this card are Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin pie, Island Indigo, and Soft Suede.  This color combo was inspired by a challenge over at ColourQ blog.  Unfortunately I didn't finish the card in time to participate in the challenge.  

I think the card turned out well.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Take care

Birthday Invite

My son's first birthday is coming up so I'm planning a party for him.  I decided to make the theme Polar Bears, since he was born in winter and we have snow.  I'm going to be making a polar bear cake for him to enjoy, so I thought I should make coordinating invitations.  I used the teddy bear image from the Teddy and Train stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I stamped it in Sahara Sand and then used heat and stick powder to add dazzling diamonds.  This gives the impression of a polar bear covered in snow.  Since the invite his for my son's birthday, blue was the color.  I used Bashful Blue and Marina Mist.  Since he's only turning 1, I figured I could get away with using soft colors instead of bold colors.  The card may seem to be babyish, but Caius is my baby boy.  I don't want him growing up to fast.Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 7, 2011

For A Baby Boy

It has been a very long time since I posted any projects.  I've had a busy summer but now life has slowed down and I'm able to get back to creating again.  I also moved my craft room into a bigger space and its organized.  I also have more workspace. Today I have a card that I made for a good friend of mine who just had a baby boy.  This is her first baby so I wanted to make a special card for her and her family. 

I used the Teddy and Trains stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I love the softness of the images.  The teddy bear looks so cuddly. The images are stamped in Versamark and coloured with Stampin' pastels.  Pastels are perfect for baby cards as they are soft.  
To keep the card boyish, I used boy colors.  The colors are Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Marina Mist.  
I used the side step fold for this card.  You can find the tutorial for this fold on Splitcoaststampers.

I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I did making it.

Take care and until next time,