Today’s card (8-31)

Another day. Another card. Another raid of the scrap pile.

Time it took to make: 45 minutes.

Time it looks like it took and should have taken: 10 minutes.

 Let’s just say over-tinkering  (and over-thinking) strikes again. 😉

The lace paper is from KI Memories. The stripes are from October Afternoon, while the polkies are from Scenic Route. The 4U is from Heidi Swapp, and the gems are from Me & My Big Ideas. That was a mouthful.

I’ll be back tomorrow. Thanks taking time our of your day to stop by.

Today’s card (8-30)

It’s a three-for-one card today.

Meet 1, 2 and 3.

They are totally inspired by the whole nesting doll trend that’s been popping up a lot lately on the indie art circuit and at antique shows.

Hips and all, they stand up on their own.

The patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket. The gems are from Me & My Big Ideas.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-29)

Today’s card is a bit on the reserved side.

It’s meant to be a sympathy card.

I added a bit of clear glaze over the flowers on the piece of patterned paper from Far Flung Craft.  Have you heard of them? They are a newer company from Singapore, which displayed for the first time at CHA-Winter this last year. Really nice folks with wonderfully, cool, exotic stuff. Their papers are totally different from a lot of the papers on the market nowadays. 

The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The graph paper is from Scenic Route.  I just might cry if I ever run out of that lovely graph paper. 😉

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow a new project.

eta:….  ENABLER ALERT! I was poking around the Technique Tuesday web site and spied new releases for August. Check ’em out here. I’m freaking out over the Christmas stamps. Ok… wait… who am I kidding? I’m giddy over all 5 sets. And… in full disclosure here…  I was not paid and/or bribed to share the alert. I am just a nutty TT fan. 😉  My love for their stamps ranks right up there with my love of John Mayer music.

Today’s card (8-28)

Give it up for today’s card.

Just kidding.. lol. 😉

I snapped the flower photo on a beach in the Spring. It was actually growing in the sand, which is something I’d never seen before.

Anyway, I’ve been saving this photo for four long months.  You know, I had that whole “the right thing will come up for it” thing going on with it. And so, with that, it sat and sat.

So I challenged myself today to use it to make card. I mean, it’s something at least.

I digitally added the sentiment to the picture before I printed it.

The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The punctation stickers are from American Crafts.  

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-27)

As promised, something new for you today.

Hee hee, it’s a mere 2 hours old. 😉

Meet today’s card.

The polkies are from October Afternoon and the graph paper is from Scenic Route Paper. The berry swig was cut from a piece of Making Memories paper. The “love” word is from Colorbok.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow.

A blast from the past (8-26)

Rather than something new, I thought I’d share some older projects today.

These are all published projects I made at least a year ago. What provokes this post today is I have been sorting through some of my old projects this week to toss, donate and/or file away. These are a few that just kind of stood out and made me smile.

Meet Mr. Robot. Believe it or not, this little guy is a card and really does stand on his own. I think he’s probably my favorite card to date.  He was published in  Paper Crafts’ “Card Creations: Quick and Easy (Vol. 1)” special issue. The issue was a really cool issue, featuring 5-steps or less cards. It’s available here.

I made this little XoXo card almost three years ago (gasp). I can’t believe I made it that long ago. I’m like a card making dinosaur. 😉  It appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2006 issue of Cards magazine. I went through this whole ric rac phase and this card happened during that time.

This card here appeared in the Aug./Sept. 2007 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.  It is based on a sketch by Wendy “sketchin’ superstar” Johnson. Wendy is the queen of fun paper craft sketches and has a column every issue of PC with a couple new sketches. It’s always fun to see all the different takes on her ideas.

I made this Dream card about two years ago. It appeared in the October 2006 issue of Cards magazine. I’d like to tell you that I am some cool artist and that’s the reason for the torn edge, but, ha ha, I am not. It really was just a happy accident during the creation of it.

Anyway, that’s it for today. Be back tomorrow with something new.

Today’s card (8-25)

Another day. Another card.

I pretty much raided the scrap pile to make this bad boy. Other than the letters, everything was pretty much leftover from other projects I’ve recently worked on.

The papers are from Fontwerks (blue), Scenic Route (grid) and October afternoon. The green element is a sticker from ATD/Momenta.  The letter stickers are from American “I continue to be addicted to you” Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-23)

Meet today’s card.

The inside says, “You rock!” 🙂

It’s a bit hard to tell, but there is a layer of glitter glue on the chipboard letters. And those circles are actually printed on a transparency layered over cardstock.

The transparency is from Hambly Screenprints. The green patterned paper is from Luxe. The chipboard letters are from Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Today’s project (8-22)

I present to you today’s project – an itty bitty bookmark. 🙂

Seriously, this could be one of the simplest projects ever.

All I did was make a mini card.

Then, I opened up the mini card and placed two tiny, tiny, super thin magnets inside it.

You might be wondering just how little those magnets are so here’s a peek of one of the magnets. The other side of the mini card’s inside looks the same way. 🙂

To use the bookmark, it just gets placed on the last page read. The magnets’ power will go through one page. Two pages is a bit too much.

When closed up, the bookmark looks like this.

All the stamps I used to make this bookmark are from Art Declassified’s Summer 2008 release. The magnets are “Super Strong Magnets” from Darice. I found those at a Jo-Ann’s store.

Thanks for peeking. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (8-20)

It’s pink and blue.

It’s simple and clean.

And, maybe, it has a couple ounces of funk to it.

Meet today’s card.

The patterned papers are from Fontwerks and October Afternoon. The ledger label sticker is from Making Memories. The pink chipboard letters are from Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow.