Sunday, February 22, 2015

FM198 Up and Away!

It's time for my take on the Friday Mashup! This is also the first time I am taking part in this challenge, can you tell I have been taking part in a lot of challenges lately? I just love them, cause when I am stumped with what to make they are a great way to push your creativity. 
When I first saw this post, I really liked the idea, in the end I forgot my background, but I made the mashup my own and that's another thing I love about challenges as well! I am also working on using up my scraps of paper (I know who am I kidding right?) and that it yet another thing I love to use challenges for! 

Here is my take on the challenge: 

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday and don't forget the Oscars tonight! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Freshly Made Sketch 174

This week's Freshly Made Sketch seemed pretty simple, a little too simple for me that I think I actually ended up thinking about it way too much. Have you ever have that happen to you? It did all work out in the end, but I can't say that I am 100% satisfied with the way my card came out. I guess they all can't be perfect. 

Here is the sketch: 

And here is what I came up with: 

Some of the products used: 

  • Lawn Fawn Monster Mash Stamps & Dies
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen & Worn Lipstick
  • Sizzix Circular Dies 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Retrosketches #153

I normally don't get to do a lot of crafting during the week, mostly due to work and sometimes when I get home all I want to do is unwind. Since I had an extra long weekend, I was able to catch up on some card making (I still want to do so much more) and I decided to take part in this weeks Retro Sketches Challenge.

Here is the sketch we had to use: 

Here is my take on this week's sketch:

Hope you have a great Friday, thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Viva La Verve Week 2

Hey Peeps!
Here I am again with another challenge card, this time it's for Viva La Verve's Week 2 Challenge for the month of February. This is my first time taking part in one of their challenges. 

I had a lot of fun putting together this card. At first I just wanted to go with the yellow background, but I thought the flower didn't stand out enough if I did it that way. I looked around in my stash to find something that would match all the colors I was working with and found a not too bold piece of paper with the chevron pattern. All the elements worked well together. I love playing around with different types of paper and it's also a great way to clean up your stash as well. 

Here is how my card turned out: 

Who else is happy that tomorrow is Friday??

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A (midweek) Birthday Card

Since it's a long weekend for me, I decided to get busy today and make some birthday cards, since I am waaay behind. I got the idea for my card from a youtube video by Kristina Werner (whom I absolutely LOVE) It is one of her older video's but I just loved the idea of this card!(Blog post can be found here) I am trying to make due with the stamps and dies I have for now. I need to make better use of the stuff I have instead of just collecting items and forgetting about them. 

Here is my take on the card: 

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!