Okay so I have a long to-do list...I need to work on my Project 52 Album, I need to design cards for my 10 cards for $10 workshop and I also need to design a friendship card for a friend's home gathering oh, and I need to whip something up to send to Cathy and Sarah for making a comment on my blog. (PS, its not too late to get something made my me...don't feel pressured to re-post the prompt, I would love to send you something just for leaving a comment!)
In the mean time, I have been making cards like crazy as part of the 365 Cards challenge site. This is my first post with cards for this week's challenges so I am just going to put them all in one post for now, please bear with me. I am going in reverse order with the most recent challenge first. They use Mr. Linky so it is super easy to post your creation. Also, the challenge is only up to #18, we have a long way to go, so feel free to jump in any time. I plan to pick and choose the ones that are most inspirational to me. So far, so fun!
The first challenge is a 2-in-1. I haven't seen this week's Cinema Saturday Creative challenge movie, but I have had an idea in my head for a St. Patrick's day card all week, so I am going to enter it in both challenges. For day 18 over at 365 Cards, we have to make a card with green as the dominant theme and for CSCC #23 the movie is Waking Ned Devine. I have never heard of this movie, but the other half of the challenge was to use green. I go this idea from a bulletin board I can use as Close to My Heart Consultant. I used a big heart stamp as the petals for the clover leaf. I really like this card and since the caption is 'Lucky U" I could use it for anything, not just St. Patty's Day.
For Day 17 over at 365 cards, we have to create a card using 3 buttons and 3 bows. I hope it is okay that mine are knots instead of bows.....I used a corsage pin to hold the knots on and I used vintage paper for the 'button flowers.
For Day 16 over at 365 cards, the theme is to use SUNSHINE!! I love this idea so I made 2 cards with a sunny theme.
And now, some just-for-fun-cards. I love being at home for Spring Break...can ya tell?? I am a crafting fool! AND, the best part is, the UPS guy just made my day when he delivered a package this morning instead of the usual evening time...now I have some new stamp sets, cardstock and ink to play around with....oooh, and some vellum and silver pearl embossing powder (Inspired by fabulous Sarah)....but you will have to wait to see that. I haven't made anything yet. Without further ado, here are the fun cards:
All of the stamps and inks are Close to My Heart. The star background is a card kit from Michaels. The card bases are craft card kits, very fast and easy. I love making simple cards. While I like the look of random stamped background paper, I find that a simple plain card base is so fast and elegant that I often opt for that.