Phew! It has been stifling hot here on Canada's Vancouver coast... especially in my third floor craft room, which faces the afternoon sun. Despite closed blinds, the resulting sauna has been too much to bear, and so I have been kept from my paper and glue. Today, however, was tolerable, and with a fan strategically placed to blow gently on my back as I worked gleefully at my craft table... I got caught up on the 4 challenges to complete the past week. I am happy. I missed my paper and glue.
365 Cards - Challenge 151: A Certain Sentiment
The sentiment we were challenged to put on our card is "You Can Do It".
This one's for my best friend (and fellow papercrafter) Betty, who is in the final stretch of a tough course to complete her level 2 buyers certificate. Betty has more discipline in her little finger than I'll ever have! She works full time, always has time for friends and still finds time to study...
She called me last night to tell me that her latest assignment garnered her an "A" with a 93% mark. Isn't that awesome!! With 6 days left until the final exam, she's hitting the books pretty hard. I wanted to encourage her and let her know how proud I am of her! This card is perfect!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics DP: BasicGrey "Recess" (as are all the card embellishments)
365 Cards - Challenge 152: Peek-a-boo to You
Today's Challenge is all about flaps. Create a fun flap somewhere on your card.
I'm also going to enter this one into Paper Blooms' challenge: Peek-a-boo Hide Your Sentiment
Truth be told, I toiled with this one. I was lost for ideas - even after perusing all the great ideas from the other 365 cards contributors - after all I didn't want to simpy regurgitate someone else's idea!
No, I needed inspiration. Luckily, I found it with a sheet of old Stickopotamus construction stickers. And if you don't have the right background papers - make your own! I found the gravel pit pic on the internet, also found a pic of the sheet metal griddy stuff (what do you call that stuff?) and printed them on HP Everyday Photo Paper. I cut out random 'dirt piles' and stuck 'em all over the card construction site.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Stickers: Stickopotamus Brads: I bought them at Michael's, but I don't remember who made them (I don't keep the original packaging - I have an organizer box thingy) Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories
365 Cards - Challenge 153: Tag You're It!
We were challenged to use a journaling tag, sticker or rub-on on our cards.
I'd been waiting for an opportunity to use this tag! It was a great find at the local dollar store (3 for a buck!) which is actually one of my favourite places to find embellishments.
The rest of the card is pretty simple... 'bugged the background, stamped the image, watercoloured, added Stickles and a paper 'enjoy' ribbon... and voila!
I'm also entering this one into the Pile it On challenge for this week (#8) Include watercolour on your project. Check!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Cuttlebug Folder: Hearts Image: Penny Black 'T' for Transparent "Critter Party" Sentiment: Penny Black Ink: Versafine Watercolour Pencils: Close to My Heart
365 Cards - Challenge 154: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Our card today had to include a mode of transportation - plane, train, auto, bike. Yes! I scored some fab car paper a few weeks ago... perfect for a little boy's card. It's called "Little Guy Traffic Jam" from KI Memories. So cute! I wanted show off this awesome paper, so I kept the card fairly simple, and just constructed a paper traffic light with a fun "Hi!" sentiment. I'm thinking I might still 'pop' a couple of the cars... but I'm not sure. Sometimes simple is best... I'll decide tomorrow. I've been making cards for hours ~ I'm happy, but I'm tired.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics DP: KI Memories Glitter Paper (stoplights): DCWV Alpha Stickers: Making Memories
If you made it to the end of my rather long post... thanks for stickin' it out ~ and come on back soon!
Have a crafty weekend!