Once again I'm barely meeting the deadline for this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger (I can blame it on the wicked cold I've had, right?) Regardless, I've had this idea swimming around in my head for a few days.
The challenge was to make a card based on this inspiration photo:
I'll admit my first response was to run away (eek!) although the present is lovely, it's a little bit of a stretch for my card-making taste. That is, until I got the notion that maybe, just maybe, I could pull off twine in place of the gingham... and wouldn't a twine handmade pom-pom bunny tail on a felt bunny be simply adorable? With woodgrain emossing, that would work, right?
Hopefully this will be acceptalbe! Hope you all had a lovely Easter!
When you got the blues, you just gotta keep on swimming!
I had fun making this card for the Moxie Fab World "Cure for the Winter Blues" challenge (which is on until March 12th). There is something so gratifying about navy blue to me - I almost always think "nautical" and it's one of the few times I like a punch of red. Fun challenge!
Woohoo! I'm so excited to have a litle extra time this week. The school I teach as has 3 furlough days sandwiched among the President's holidays, giving me much needed time to get ahead on a lot of work. It's also giving me the chance to wake up when my body is ready (rather than the usual yucky 5:20am) and wander around my neighborhood a bit.
I found this little guy hard at work yesterday
and while on my porch planting some flowers, I also found this little girl hard at work - you'd think she'd have the courtesy to at least clean up after herself!
This week's Trigger is based off this sweet little decoration
There's a LOT going on in this image, and I was most inspired by all of the colors and patterns. After trying a few things (like building an elaborate house, what was I thinking?) I figured simplifying was better.
I like the combination of the papers, the little red button, and the cute bird...
Hopefully all of you out in the blogosphere get a little crafty time this week (anyone can participate in the challenge) and have a happy week!
Nothing like getting something done at the absolute last minute! Eek! I've been completely consumed with calendar making latelty (my *token* holiday gift), but I couldn't resist making a card for this week's Tuesday Trigger challenge.
I thought the inspiration photo was positively charming!
I love the elegance and the simplicity, something I tried to recreate in my card
It's hard to tell in the above photo, but a close up shows the shimmer paper I used a bit better. I thought a little shimmer would be perfect here, although I still find myself challenged with stamping on it (tricky - tricky!) - regardless, it's YUMMY paper!
I also thought the silver beads would be fun to play with in this card - despite the fact that they get EVERYWHERE! They sure are pretty though.
It felt good to spontaneosly create something, a stark contrast to the mass-production I've been engrossed in of late. Thanks for another fun challenge, Cath!
I peeked in on the latest Tuesday Trigger challenge over on Moxie Fab World and I am in HEAVEN! This beautiful photo of a bedroom that is both masculine and feminine with a neutral color palate has my name written all over it!
I was also completely inspired because I had just finished up a *surprise* baby shower gift for a good friend of mine. I decided to make "art" for the baby room by repurposing an old sun-worn forklift pallet.
A crazy idea, I know, but I guess I get crazy ideas when I'm not overstimulated with things like a thesis! LOL
So with the inspiration of the pallet, the delicate fabrics, and the fabulously neutral colors (which make me soooooo happy), my simple card:
I think this will be the pefect card to give to my friend who recently moved into a new home!
I can't seem to get away from needing baby cards. Oy, it's as though babies coming out of the woodwork lately! I don't know why, but these are the *hardest* cards for me to make. Pure torture. I stress over it for hours and sometimes even days. I'll happily find any other distraction including house cleaning. Today, however, I had to buckle down and get the sucker done - tomorrow is the baby shower for one of my best friends so this card needs to be special (not that I needed the extra pressure).
I did spend a few days simmering over this. I just wasn't coming up with any ideas that I liked, so I figured I needed to think of the card in a different way - not really a baby card, but just a neat card that I could add baby stuff too. I actually looked to this week's Tuesday Trigger on Moxie Fab World for inspiration. I liked the retro feel of the inspiration photo, and I thought the colors were fun.
Girly and gutsy - atributes I think are perfect for a little girl. The soft touch of the pink and the floral rug, the punch of black and that fabulous chartreuse (at least it looks chartreuse to me in the photo).
I used an old A Muse stamp (couldn't resist, it was an almost perfect match to the rug) and some fun new stamps and paper products from a•muse|studio. The baby card conqured (at least for today)!
In the words of a best friend, "shut the front door"!
Two posts in a row???? What's gotten into me? Haha!
I'll admit there's a teeny bit of procrastination in this card. I did work quite a bit this morning, but decided to jump on the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger bandwagon this afternoon. I know that my window of playing and making cards is narrowing as the semester progresses and my thesis deadline approaches, so I'm enjoying the tiny moments of free time while I can! :)
This week's Tuesday Trigger is based on this photo:
Yowzers! That's bright!
I decided to use this as an opportunity to make a birthday card for a very special person. One of the secretaries where I work is celebrating a birthday, and I'm delighted to do something to brighten her day :) I feel very lucky to work where I do - by far, we have the most outstanding office staff I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Happy birthday D!
This also gave me a chance to play with some fabulous washi tape, this fun flower I just got my paws on, and my new a•muse|studio stamps!
Today I bring you a very happy post! My good friend, Glenda, is celebrating her 100th blog challenge! I'm delighted to be a part of a fun blog-hop featuring cards for her 100th challenge.
Red just happens to be Glenda's favorite (excuse me, "favourite") color and for her 100th challenge she's encouraging you to make a card with something red on it. My Mom, nieces (the "Chiquita's", ages 6 and 11), and I have a few cards to inspire you!
Mini Chiquita's card is up first where she used red as the main color and added come fabulous red lady bugs (the perfect touch, don't you think?) I also thought she was very clever to draw grass! (card recipe: Stamp by Stampin' Up's "Nicest Things" set, paper by A Muse, colored pencils, Memento ink, Spica pens, and EK lady bug stickers)
Big Chiquita cleverly used red as an important accent in her card. I love her innovative layouts and use of ribbon. Wouldn't you love this dog to deliver some love to you? (card recipe: Stamp by A Muse, paper by A Muse, Memento ink, Copics E37, E57, & YR24, Spica pens, and sheer ribbon)
I love this card that Mom did, and especially the great sentiment she paired with it! (card recipe: stamps by A Muse, paper by A Muse, Memento ink, Copic R29, YG17, YG23, W2, & W4, A Muse sheer ribbon)
*bestest ever*!!! LOL
Finally, I have my cards to share with you. I really wanted to make the red pop in the cards, so I kept my other colors very neutral. It's a nice subtle effect I like a lot.
I had a lot of fun with this card and was in desperate need of some gender-neutral thank you cards. This next one, however, is my favorite of the two:
And there you have it! Cards featuring red to celebrate Glenda and to say thanks to her for coloring our world week in and week out! (recipe for both cards: stamps by A Muse & Savvy, paper by A Muse and Hero Arts, inks by Memento and Brilliance, and twine)
You too can participate in Glenda's 100th challenge and be entered into a chance to win a special prize! All you need to do is make a card that uses RED and visit Glenda's blog (click here) to share and submit your entry. If you don't have your own blog and are uploading to an online gallery, use the keyword GRAC100.
As a special treat for you, several of Glenda's fabulous friends have put on their crafty hats to help inspire you for this challenge. Just click on their names to visit their blogs for some great ideas using red!