Thursday, July 21, 2011

Working for a masculine feel...

My stash of masculine cards is about gone, so I decided I had better start working on putting a few back in my card box.  I used the May and June CTMH promo stamp set from the You and Me kit and a soon to retire (unless it's in the new idea book) stamp set called Say it in Style.  The papers are from my too big collection of scraps.  The buttons and fiber are also from my stash.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CardMaker Magazine Inspiration

The last time the kids and I went to the library, I began looking through some older issues of the CardMaker magazine.  On page 40 of the September 2010 issue, I fell in love with the Enjoying Autumn card.

I used the backside of some old Groovy Blossoms B&T paper (retired) and stamped a background image using the Weathered Backgrounds (retired) stamp set.  The flowers are from the stamp set Simple Blossoms (retired) and the sentiment is from the For Every Occassion stamp set.  The ribbon is just some from my stash.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Watermelon Anyone?

While I'm not a fan of watermelon, everyone else in my family is.  I do enjoy making watermelon cards, though!  I used the "table cloth" stamp to create the pleated paper.  The card is rather simple, but there is lots of depth with the pleated paper and raised stamped section.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Embossed Vases

I had two embossed vases left over from a previous card making project, so I opted to create two more cards with them using the last of my scraps of the coordinating paper.  I do think I could get one or two more cards out with what is left, but I'm not sure if I will try.

 I found my inspiration from cards in the Spring/Summer 2011 CTMH idea book.  The idea books have so much to offer!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Catching up with Heart-2-Heart

Unfortunately I wasn't able to play along with the final challenges for June, but I did want to jump back in and get going on the July challenges over at the Heart-2-Heart challenge blog.  The first challenge was an inspiration challenge using this picture:

I was drawn to the three panels and the vases, so this is what I came up with using retired paper from CTMH (Best Friends Forever, I believe) and various CTMH stamp sets.  I can't believe I have succumbed to cutting out stamped images!  I always said I wouldn't do that.  However, it adds so much to a project I can't help myself now.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Where does the time go?

Can you believe it's practically the middle of July already?  We've been gone more than we've been home this summer, so I've had very little time to create.  However, I do have a few new cards to post over the next few days and I found the final graduation card I made for the 2010-2011 school year.  That's what I'm sharing today.

It's been so long since I made this card, I can't remember the details. I believe I used a Mojo Monday sketch for my design and then just used some colors that were "school color friendly" for the young lady graduating.  The papers are some I've had in my stash for years.