Monday, June 29, 2009

ICS and Use It

I created this card with the ICS sketch from this week. I love Dawn's sketches because they always give me a challenge. I also used the Use It challenge for this card. The requirements were to be inspired by nature, use polka dots, use our fave embellie and send it to someone special. The paper is from K and Co and it inspired me to use the butterfly punch and handcut a strawberry because they can be seen in the PP. Making embellies from paper is defintely one of my faves because paper is more of an addiction to me than any other supply.

This is a male Yellowthroat Warbler. There is at least one pair nesting in the meadow where we often go birding. They are probably the cutest of the bird couples we see there. But I probably only think that because I love their bright yellow.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dutch Dare and Card Patterns

I made this card last weekend and when I went to tay with my boyfriend for a few days left it at home. So I’m quite late in posting it and both challenge are over that I used it for. The kitty in the picture is my cat who goes by many names but I call her Princess. I made this card with Card Patterns Sketch 20. I also used the challenge over at Dutch Care Card Challenge which was a color inspiration photo. As soon as I saw the photo I thought of the Bridgeport line from SEI. I won this collection from Papercrafts magazine and these papers are absolutely beautiful! Speaking of winning I was so fortunate to win Marti's blog candy from the UYS blog hop! She sent me some papers and chipboard from DCWV Green Stack. I loved that line but resisted because I have so much paper but I'm so excited to own it now. It will be perfect for the nature photos we've been taking.

Here's a picture that I took on one of our recent nature trips. I don't take many of them because my boyfriend is the official camera man on the trips because he's a bit faster than me at spotting the birds and I honestly just love to enjoy the sights. He's learning so much more about his camera and photography. By the end of the summer he's hoping to have some great bird shots. Its a little tricky with only a medium zoom lens but that just means we need to learn to be sneakier.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Tuesday

Here's some different projects I've worked on recently but am just sharing now. The Father's Day card was made for the Let's Scrap Design Team. Right now the design team is in a bit of a transition as some great new members are added. You can see the rest of the Father's Day cards at the DT website. Also as you might recognize this card was made with a Digiments digital sentiment. Digiments door buster sale is over but you can still purchase all 30 Digiments for $20!

This little gift card holder was made using packaging from some small pens I bought. I covered it in cardstock and then decorated it with some SEI papers. I think it will be great for many occasions. I'll leave you with another picture from our recent hikes. This is a female Common Yellowthroat Warbler. We saw her and a male at the same time and it was a very exciting find since we have not seen them before or since. This week we are planning some very early morning birding trips so I should have some other interesting pictures to share soon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

GCD Studios Father's Day Challenge

This is the card I made for the GCD Studios Father's Day challenge. I used paper and tags from several of their collections. (Thanks to Deana for the tags!). I love their papers but the three collections I have aren't too masculine so it was a bit of a struggle. So I decided to keep it very simple. There is a famous deer story my father likes to tell so I thought this card would be perfect for him. Also I used the CPS sketch. I haven't participated there in awhile but I do love their sketches and this week's was simple and perfect for a Father's Day card.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

3 Challenge Card Combo

When I was crafting with my mom this weekend she didn't have much time and she usually takes a but longer to put a card together so she thought we should combine a bunch of challenges on one card. The Use It challenge was to use pink, scallops, and a tag. This worked well with the Card Patterns sketch that included a scalloped component and the Pink Elephant challenge to use pink, brown, and white. The DCWV Sweet Stack was perfect for this color combo so I used that as my inspiration for the challenge. I must admit I was a bit intimidated by the bow because I find them difficult but I think it turned out cute. I envy the girls who use cute bows all the time and make it look effortless.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Digiments June Release

The new June release of Digiments is today. There are 30 new Digiments in six lines and this weekend only you can get the entire release for $10! This card is made with one of the contest Digiments that you can get for free on the site. This card was also made the sketch at ICS this week. Loved the simple sketch. I used my new pack of GCD Studios paper. I accented the card and paper with Stickles. Head on over to the Digiments site to see the DT work and all the new sentiments.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sneak Peek of Digiments

Here's a sneak peek of one of the brand new Digiments. Michelle is releasing 6 new lines for a total of 30 Digiments this month. This sentiment is from the incredibly useful Simple Sentiment line. It includes six phrase that are appropriate for many occasions. Remember you can get all 30 brand new Digiments for $10 when you order this weekend. So check out all the sneak peeks so when the doorbuster deal comes this weekend you'll know what you're in for. The card was made with a paper piecing pattern from Scrapbooks Etc and BG Euphoria papers.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Non-Crafting Pictures

So I've been doing some scrapping lately but much of it is under wraps because it was for my design teams and for magazine submissions. But I will be sharing my DT stuff very shortly. In the next few days I will show you sneak peeks of my Digiments cards in preparation for the release on the 13th. Also during the release this weekend Michelle is running a huge sale on the already extremely affordable Digiments. You will be able to buy the entire June release of 30 Digiments for $10!

These pictures are from the hikes my boyfriend and I have been taking lately. We decided we needed a good summer activity to do together and he used to hike a lot a a child plus we have lots of local trails. So we've gone on a couple of hikes a week since we finished school. We've seen lots of wildlife and I'm determine to carry the camera out more. I hope to catch lots more good pictures so scrap of our many wildlife sightings.

Hope you are enjoying the summer as well and that'll you'll stop by later this week to see the new Digiments, I know they'd help many make some fabulous cards.

Monday, June 1, 2009

ICS #18

Here's my card for ICS this week. I love how the sketch suggested an element that comes off the card. I made the card a bit smaller so it will still fit in the envelope. I made the card with Sassafras Lass scraps from some LOs I made this weekend. I was able to pick up this Hog Heaven paper pack for $9 because of clearance and a coupon! I was so excited I went home and made two LOs with it right away, including the one below for the Vintage Plum "All that Glitters" challenge.