Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Final Card for Card Camp

Well, this is the last card I'll be submitting for the online card camp.  We are in the final week.  I have had fun with this class and learned a few new tricks along the way.  I also found several new blogs to follow.  So many uber-talented ladies taking this class.  What an inspiration.  Here is my 2nd card:

I beleive the stamp is from Hero Arts, but I can't remember.  The cardstock is Bazzill Bling- I LOVE the Bling cardstock.  Thanks for looking.

Week 4 Card Camp

Can this week really be the final week of the online Card Camp?  Where has the time gone?  I must say, I'm proud of myself for actually submitting at least one card each week.  I've taken a few online classes in the past and never submitted anything, just worked on my lessons on my own.  I created 2 cards this week.  I had to dust off some of my stamps.  When I saw the colors, I new immediately one card I wanted to make and the stamp is one of the very first stamps I ever bought.  Here are this week's colors:
These are some of my all time favorite colors.  Having just returned from Hawaii, I thought of the ocean and array of these colors in the water and sky. 

I really dug into my stash and used SU cardstock as well as the stamps.  I had issues stamping the large background stamp.  My hands just weren't working too well this week, but I'm still happy with the result.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week 3: Online Card Camp - 2nd Card Entry

Here is the 2nd card I created for Week 3's Online Card Camp:

Cardstock: SU Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Crumb Cake, Creamy Vanilla
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: SU eyelets in burgandy, water  color pencils, then blended with a blender pen
Stamp Sets: SU Fun Filled and Background Basics

Week 3: Online Card Camp - 1st Card Entry

I am half way through the online card camp.  This camp has been a lot of fun for me.  I was able to complete 2 cards this week.  I actually sketched out 5 ideas from existing cards I have made, but decided to save the others to see if they would work for next week.  Here are this week's colors:

Taupe, Brown, Chocolate, Red and a neutral like White or Cream.  Here is my first card.

Cardstock: SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red and Sahara Sand
Stamps are by Deadbeat Designs and Texana Designs
Ink is from SU: Chocolate Chip and Real Red
Ribbon is from my stash.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flying Unicorn Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner Announced

I participated in a blog hop last weekend with the Flying Unicorn.  The grand prize was a Silhouette SD.  The winner was drawn today.  Congratulations go to Amanda!  She is one lucky gal!  All of the participants and creative team had such a good time throughout the week and seeing everyone's projects.  If you get a chance, go check out the Flying Unicorn.  Ms. Alda's store is amazing and she has really great monthly kits.

In the meantime... I am still waiting to hear back on the status of the job I interviewed for.  Hopefully I will know something this week.  God willing, this will be good news.  I could really use it.  I also keep praying for peace in my head as the waiting is really testing me.

I have been busy overhauling my craft room.  I don't want to post pictures yet as I am waiting for a big item to arrive.  It won't get here until August.  By then, I should have almost everything done.  I love the way it is turning out and love being in here.  Since it is the breakfast nook, it is basically in my kitchen which keeps me near my family.

I have Week 3 of my online card camp getting ready to start.  Hopefully I will be able to come up with something creative.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 2

I guess there is something to be said for having insomnia... I was on my laptop when the new colors came in for the Card Camp I am taking.

I love this color combo, too.  Even more so because I had made a card yesterday using these colors.  I was missing the dark green, so I added another strip of ribbon to finish it off.  Its a very simple card, but these days with everything that I have going on, simple gets the job done.  Here is my card:

All of the paper and stamps are Stampin' Up (as well as the light green ribbon).  The dark green ribbon is from DCWV that I have had in my stash for years and years.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Busy, busy weekend

I have had a really awesome weekend (so far).  I participated in the "Shimmer, Stripes & Shine - CT & Members Unite Blog Hop" at the Flying Unicorn.  The design team is wicked talented.  I was blown away by their entries.  The grand prize for this hop is a SILHOUETTE SD.  I love to read through blog hops, but many of them have so many hops and I run out of time to really participate.  This hop was the perfect size and there was eye candy galore.  My entry for this hop is so simple compared to the other entries, but it is "all me" and I am happy with the results.

To be qualified to win the Silhouette, we were asked to create something that inspired us (could be anything). It has to have some shimmer, strips and shine.  I re-purposed some chipboard letter canisters and made them holders for my Viva Pearl Pens since I now have quite a few of them.  Here is what they looked like before I got my hands on them.

I decided to make my "stripes" by added 3 different pieces of cardstock to the cans.  I took a sheet of white cardstock, flood filled it with hot pink ink on my Imagine, then I went back and used 2 different images from the Teresa Collins Black and White Imagine Cartridge.  I repeated this again on white cardstock (no color).  Then I modge podged my layers onto the can.  I did find out that printed paper from the Imagine and Modge Podge don't play real well in the same sandbox (my color started bleeding a little bit), but I was able to work around it.  I should have used vinyl, but I didn't have enough and didn't really want to drive all over town to find some.  Here is my finished product:

The cans are a little taller than the pens, so I took some empty SU containers and put them in the bottom so the pens show just a bit.  I also put a dot of color on top of the lid so I know what color I'm grabbing.  I am slowly converting my craft room to pink and black with flourishes, crowns and chadeliers, so I felt that these holders fit in with the decor very well.

I need to work on some b-day cards tomorrow (so glad it a long weekend) and get ready for Week 2 of my Summer Card Camp.  So many projects to do and not enough time to do them!  Happy 4th.