Monday, May 31, 2010

Ladybug Cards

Ah, happy Memorial Day! Are you having a great holiday weekend? I sure hope so.

It's finally starting to feel like summer around here, and just in the nick of time too. (Most of the month of May has been rainy, which is very unusual for northern California.) June, here we come!

I needed a ladybug birthday card today for one of my friend's daughters. We're walking in a 5K memorial walk together this morning, so I whipped up a couple of quickies. Tori has loved ladybugs for as long as I can remember, so I knew it had to include the bug.

For these cards, I pulled out one of Papertrey Ink's first sets, and oldie-but-goodie called "Little Lady." The sentiment is by A Muse. Now all I have to do is pick which one to give her.

Have a great week!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Slow Like a Snail. . .

I recently came across a card that I had made for the April challenge on the A Muse Lounge, but never posted or entered. Oops!

The challenge was to cut something out on yoru card, and coupled with the repetition challenge from a while back, I came up with this easy belated birthday card. I didn't have the right colored jute to go with it, so I pulled out my trusty Copic markers, and dyed it to the right shade. Messy but fun!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tracy's Sketch Challenge Card

I just barely managed to squeeze a card in under the wire (I hope!) for Tracy's Sketch Challenge.

I picked up the dotted frame and the wedded chicks at the show on Saturday. The line of pearls is by Memory Box.

See you soon!

Denami Sketch Challenge #2

Paulina reminded me that Denami has a sketch challenge up on their blog, so I went ahead and gave it a whirl.

Oh, how I love those cherries! In case you can't read it, the sentiment says, "You're the cherry on top!" I thought it would make a good thank you note or just because note.

In other news, I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Because I work a 9/80 schedule, it'll actually be a four day weekend for me, which I desperately need. I would be so nice to get caught up on life. Hopefully in those four days I'll have some time to make some more cards too!

See you soon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Well, it's been quite a month. I finished up two college classes (A's in both!), threw a Wild West party for 40, created table centerpieces for a 150+ person party, and dog-sat for this little troublemaker:

Oh sure, he's cute, but did you see the chair? Yikes.

Needless to say, my other activities didn't leave me a lot of time for crafting.

When I'm getting back into cardmaking after some time away, I usually start off following some sketches. Here's a card I did following Taylored Expressions Sketch #113.

This past weekend, I went to the Sacramento Rubber Stamp Show, and the samples at the Denami booth motivated me to pull out my Denami stamps when I got home. They've got some cute stuff!

Now that things have calmed down a bit, I hope to be back soon with more to share!