Sunday, August 9, 2009
Time management is very important when you have to work, are married and have children to take care of. I decided to combine two weekly challenges into one card. I actually found this to be little bit more difficult than I had presumed. I was forced to deal with a specific color palette and a design. But it was fun and they are called challenges. So, I combined Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge and Lauren's My Time to Create Inspiration Challenge. Be sure to check out the links to their blogs to see the color and sketch challenge.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Well, here's my Mojo card. My initial design didn't work out the way I planned. :) That happens sometimes though, so I revamped my thought process and came up this beautiful card. I used a variety of products. I will do my best to let you know all the products that I have used to make the card.
Cardstock: Core'dinations, DCWV: The Garden Party Stack
Stamp:The Paper Company Studio
Ribbon: Michael's satin ribbon
Monday, August 3, 2009
Happy Monday! I have always liked Mondays; it feels like a fresh new start and I get to look forward to the start of a new week. I just checked out the Mojo Monday blog and got a chance to peep at the new sketch for this week. I love the Mojo Monday sketch. It really helps me to get my "mojo" going. I immediately knew what direction I wanted to take my card. Here's the sketch, but I have to set aside some time to put it together. Check back with me later to see what I come up with.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This is the first time that I have participated in Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I am really excited, the colors are really pretty and as soon as saw them, they made me reminiscense of spring. So, I decided to use flowers. The flower stamps are $1 stamps made my Studio G. I just love the dollar stamps at JoAnn's! To get the color just right for the flower and the flower stems, I cut the stems off the flowers, so I could stamp a little easier. If you are going to do this, I recommend that you use an X-acto knife, you get a much cleaner cut and you are less likely to ruin your stamp. Well, I hope you like the card and this will hopefully be first of many Raspberry Suite Color Challenges I will participate in.
It has been over a month since my last post. I must make a promise to myself to post more often to my blog. I love to craft and whatever time I have left in my day, I craft. It's very difficult for me to craft, take photos, load photos to computer, crop and resize photos, type a description in my blog and put up the photo. I'm such a perfectionist and it really makes it difficult for me to get things done in a timely fashion. So, enough of my own pity party. This will me the last time that allow this to happen. No more waiting to the last minute. :)