Saturday, July 30, 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 26

This week's challenge at LIM is Feeling Fruity.  I woke up with no plans for the whole day so when I looked at the challenge this morning and saw it has something to do with fruit, I was a little disappointed as I don't have a single stamp or anything that has to do with fruit.  It was a perfect excuse to go to the craft store, a place I've been trying to stay away from because I spend too much money there.  But being I've been pretty good for about 3 weeks, I rewarded myself with some fruit stamps.  I wanted to add more but left it knowing it is CAS.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 25

Unfortunately, I missed out on last week's LIM challenge and that was the first one I didn't do since May when I started these challenges.  I was just too busy but I made sure I could do this one.  This week's challenge is to use ribbon or buttons.  I've chosen buttons for my card.  Glad to be back and a part of the group this week again. :)  The sentiment is yellow and heat-embossed to match the flowers.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

My friend's birthday is next week and my aunt's birthday is Sunday so I made a card for each of them.  I do have to say that I was pressed for time on both of these but I thought I'd show them off here anyways.

My friend Jill loves coffee, especially Starbucks coffee so I decided to go with a coffee theme and I put a gift card for Starbucks into the card also.

My aunt Terri loves flowers and has a lovely garden of her own on their hobby farm so I took this gorgeous flower stamp and heat embossed it with gold.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 23

This week's challenge as Less is More is a one layer card that has something with legs.  I knew immediately what stamp I wanted to use and decided it to keep it truly CAS.

5x5 card
Stampendous stamp
Fiskars Quote Clear Stamps-Just Married collection
LePlume II marker for the flowers 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baby Shower

I am going to a baby shower for my cousin tomorrow so I made a card tonight for her.  She's due in August and will be having a boy.  They've decided to name him after the father, Paul.  So little Paul Junior will be known as PJ.  I am happy of how this card turned out!

Materials Used:

Core'dinations cardstock embossed with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder-Sanded the swiss dots
Nesties Labels One
Cuttlebug alphabet dies
Cuttlebug Baby Die 
Flatback pearls as the baby carriage wheels 
Self-adhesive blue ribbon

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I want to say hello to all my new followers I have had in the last few weeks!  I apologize for not saying hi sooner.  I've pretty much only used this blog for posting my challenge cards however I'm going to make an effort to photograph my other cards and creations so you can see them. While I'm not new at blogging, I'm still very new at making cards and writing on this blog.  I'll be back posting very soon for you all!

I'll leave you with one of the first cards I made back in May.  I made this for my boyfriend's dad as he had just had full knee replacement surgery and this was his get well card.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 22

When I first looked at this week's color challenge of shades of blue at Less is More I thought, easy!  Then I sat down and started making card after card with nothing that I liked.  I'm leery to even submit this card but I'm just not feeling it today.

Materials Used:

5x5 white card
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection- French Market
Sentiment: $1 stamp at Michael's
Ink: Memento in Bahama Blue, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and Inkadinkado in Sky Blue

Have a great rest of the weekend!