Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I {heart} U

Happy one year anniversary to the girls over at Just Us Girls (JUGS) Challenges! I can't believe it's been one year already - I can remember when you were just starting out! I am so happy for all of you!

In honor of their one year mark, JUGS is hosting an awesome sketch challenge this week! I decided to jump in the fun and I created this funky (for lack of a better work) card for their JUGS 53 - Sketch challenge. I have to admit, I had such a blast making this one :)

I started out with a base of SU! Cajun Craze card stock and stitched on some designer paper from the Basic Grey - Max and Whiskers paper pad. I then stamped the bird image from Gina K. Designs Warm & Fuzzy stamp set by Asela Hopkins three times onto white card stock, cut them out using Nestabilities, and sponged around each in a different SU! color - Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive. Using scraps from the same Basic Grey pad, I paper pieced the birds, and then popped the three of them onto the card. I then attached the lace and ribbon, but it still needed something. I had these little beads with letters on them for quite some time and I never find a good use for them, so I decided to add them into the mix.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week! Don't forget, it's Breast Cancer Awareness month! If you would like to learn more, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stargazer Lilies

Happy Sunday :) Today I am sharing a card that I created for two challenges: Basic Grey Challenges - Sparkle and Paper Sundaes - Use Something From Your Stash.

All of the divisions where I work are named after flowers. I have always been a Tiger Lily, but now after a recent split, I am a Stargazer Lily. I wanted to create a special note card for my Division Director and this is what I came up with.

I created the lilies using the lily image from By Your Side by Asela Hopkins and I used the leaf image from A Year Of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger - both sets from Gina K. Designs. I colored both images with Copic markers, and the leaves were cut out and glued on for some added dimension. I highlighted the lilies with my white gel pen. Designer Paper is from the Basic Grey - Lemonade collection. I added some rainbow bling to the corners to make is sparkle, and finished it off with a sheer bow that I created using ribbon from my stash.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! I can't believe my days off have already come to an end - back to work tomorrow...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

So Glad We're Friends

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing with you a very special card. It's a card that was created using many different elements that have been hangin' out on my desk for some time. One of them are these amazing 3D flowers that were a gift from a dear friend. The are from Ritva's Fairies - Purple Flowers collection. I had so much fun putting them together! They are easy to create and they turn any card into a wonderful work of art!

For the rest of this card, I used designer paper scraps from my bin and added some stitching. I used a sentiment from SU! Best Yet, and the flourish is from Fancy Pants Designs. I also added some swirly bling which went right along with the flourish stamp.

I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend! Mom and Dad are visiting until tomorrow :) Mom and I took a ride to my local paper crafting store this morning and pick up a few goodies! We are just having a blast together!!

Happy Stamping!