Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Design

As of my New Year's resolutions, I wanted to take a little bit of time and change my blog.  I haven't really done much to this blog in ways of making it pretty to look at.  As of today, it's a new layout and I'm happy with it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I just recently started doing challenges at 365 Cards when I can find the time and last week I was pleasantly surprised when I was announced as a Spotlight Designer.  You can submit a card every day for each challenge but one person is chosen as the day's best card.  Mine was chosen for Day 348- So Comical.  I'm proudly featuring my Spotlight Designer badge on the side of my blog!

Check out the Designers for the week!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Kristi

I went out to brunch today with my friend Kristi and a group of our friends for her birthday which was last week.  I had all week to make her a card but I was so busy that I ended up whipping this one up in about 5 minutes this morning.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Less Is More Challenge Week 55- Theme

This week's challenge as Less Is More is a theme.  The theme is to use punches or die cuts.  I ended up using both on my card, which is so simple, it's boring!  There are so many fantastic submissions already this week.  You all do great work!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day

Tomorrow night, I will be going out with two special boyfriend and my grandpa.  I made an extra special card for my grandpa and another for my boyfriend Michael.  I struggled with the one for Michael.  Sometimes it's harder to make cards for people that you love so much.

For my grandpa
For Michael

Sunday, February 12, 2012

365 Cards Challenge- Day 343- Mismatched

Today's challenge for 365 Cards is using two papers that you wouldn't normally use together.  I'm not sure if this looks good but it's definitely two papers I wouldn't use together. :)  It's also a masculine card, which I'm not used to making.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

365 Cards Challenge- Day 348- So Comical

I had no idea what to do for 365 Cards challenge when I first sat down and started crafting but then it came to me.  I thought it would be funny to use an image of a cherub and then use "What's Up?" since the cherub is actually looking up and because it's funny to picture a cherub even talking, let alone saying "What's Up?"  Hope that is comical enough for you!

Less Is More Challenge Week 54

This week's LIM challenge is a one layer card using stripes.  I used a hearts in the colors of rainbows to create stripes.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

365 Cards Challenge- Day 342- Super Sketchy Sunday

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is a sketch as it always is on Sundays.  I knew I wanted to do something with a butterfly and flower and after a little bit of playing around, this is what I came up with.

365 Cards Challenge- Day 341- Doodle A Do

Yesterday's challenge at 365 Cards was Doodle A Do.  I took the challenge literally and created a notebook and doodled all different sorts of things that I used to do when I was in school, like make stars, boxes, smiley faces, stick people and even who I loved at the time.  This time I chose my real boyfriend, Michael.  :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Less Is More Challenge Week 53

Less Is More is officially done with their first year of card challenges and it's time roll the week ahead to number 53.  This week's challenge is color, specially, Aqua.  My card is almost too plain but remember, Less is More.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

365 Cards Challenge- Day 340- Abstract Art

I'm participating in my second challenge this week for 365 Cards and today's challenge is Abstract Art.  I pulled out some funky papers and I just went with whatever came to mind.  I originally planned on completely black and white but thought some yellow would add a little pop to it.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Birthday

I made up two birthday cards tonight.  One for a coworker and one that I'll be mailing to a good friend tomorrow.  For as little time as I spent on them, I like the way they both turned out.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A New Challenge

This my first post to 365 Cards.  Hope you enjoy my debut!

Here's the sketch for today:

Happy Anniversary

Tomorrow is my parent's 36th wedding anniversary.  This is the card I made for them today.  The sentiment is heat embossed but it's hard to tell in the photo.  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!  I love you!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Less Is More Challenge Week 52

This week will complete one whole year of challenges offered at Less is More.  This week's challenge is a sketch.  I embossed the bird and grass and sanded it to make it pop a little bit more.  I'm hoping I'll be more of a regular for the next 52 weekly challenges.  I'm glad I discovered Less is More!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Less Is More Challenge Week 51

This week's theme at Less Is More is a cut out.  I don't think I've ever made a cut out before but after seeing how great some of the cards from this week are, I'm inspired for the future.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Less Is More Challenge Week 50

This week's LIM challenge is birds.  It's been awhile since I've participated in a challenge or even made a card.  I'm hoping to be a little more consistent!