Blog Archives for category Cards & Crops

sketch challenge

Cute Chick Card for Sketch Challenge

My goodness, where did my card making mojo go? I swear it took me two hours to create a couple of cards for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge and it felt like  a real struggle just to produce these. I don’t know if was the sketch, my paper choice, the Easter theme (you know me, I’m never one to be that much ahead of the game) or the fact that I had to first clean a spot in my craft room just to get started. Ugh! As I gave my crafting table a clearing, I came upon some… Continue reading »

freshly made sketch

Wrapping Up the Year With 2018 Greeting

Since my son and I are playing close to home on this chilly Christmas break day, I decided to get in one more creative card project before the year ran out, which is probably why I settled on a new year’s theme. This Freshly Made Sketch challenge was simple in nature, but I kept leaning toward Christmas type cards knowing full well I was so over those for this year. I then jumped to Valentine’s Day, but thought it might be a bit too soon for heart and roses. Although I don’t usually send out New Year’s cards, at least one mailbox will… Continue reading »

not so spooky

A “Not So Spooky” Spread

The November 1st Scrap Our Stash Challenge centers around fall, and since I was whipping up a “Not So Spooky” Halloween spread I decided to add a couple of burlap tabs to grab a Tic Tac Toe right across the middle with a 3 Word Title, a Fall Theme and Burlap. I created this spread using the Night and Fall collection from Recollections and embellished it with a few do-dads, fussy cut clouds and Halloween-themed characters. I think I used a total of eight different papers from the stack to add lots of interest and texture. I also found a good use… Continue reading »

Stuck?! sketch

Tea Time with the Boys and a Stuck?! Sketch

A Stuck?! sketch strikes again as I near the end of documenting February 2011. I have one more spread that should about take care of the month, but I’m quickly realizing that they don’t make an album big enough for what I’m unleashing. . . wha ha ha! Okay, so back to the matter at hand. I loved this simple sketch but I wanted/needed to use three photos instead of one, so I simply made a collage of sorts that was just under 4×6 and put everything together with just a bit of tweaking. Absolutely everything on this layout except… Continue reading »

back-to-school

Back-to-School and Back to Scrapping

Yippee! I finally finished a scrapbook spread for the current year in which I’m living. No, that doesn’t happen very often (I’m still trying to finish a December daily album from 2015). In fairness, I decided to give myself a fighting chance this year by going with pocket pages. . . with the option of a few 12×12 more creative designs. So here’s my first go at this new approach and I think it might just work for an album that’s, well, “a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.” I’m going to use Simple Stories-ish papers… Continue reading »

color throwdown

Color Throwdown Challenge Made Simple

Okay, so I got a little crafty yesterday, but after coming off a multi-day headache I felt the need to catch up on absolutely everything. And although this was card number two for the day, it only took about five total minutes to complete so I was able to knock it out for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge and move on to the next item at hand. Sure, this card was simple to assemble, but I still think it packs quite a punch. I love the small pop of red via the heart brad, because it adds a great bit… Continue reading »

congrats card

Congrats Card for New Parents

It seems like I’m often in need of baby cards these days and I just don’t have much of a stash for this all-important event, so when Cards in Envy posted their cheers challenge for the week I decided to create a congrats card just for some lucky parent to be. I decided to make the card gender neutral by using some tangerine pink, blues and yellows, because I don’t have a looking glass for this sort of thing (if I did, I’m sure I would be rich). All the papers for this card, except the yellow balloon, came from… Continue reading »

so long summer

Saying So Long to Summer

I wrapped up my week fittingly with this so long to summer card that I created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I immediately thought pocket, but when I couldn’t locate denim paper in my stash I switched to a bandana feel. The stitching around the edge gives it a bit more finished look and some added texture. The papers came from different collections, but I was able to combine everything for a fun summer look, and of course I inked all my edges. I found the big yellow flower in my… Continue reading »

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