Sunday, July 29, 2012

Feast with Friends

The Basic Grey blog has been posting some awesome sketches lately. Whenever I see BG papers in the clearance bin at the LSS I stock up so I'm using some older Indian Summer paper and stickers for these photos of a squash themed potluck dinner my friend hosted last fall. I followed the Basic Grey sketch from 7/23. I have the week completely off so I'm excited to craft while watching the Olympics. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shopping Our Stash 61: Something New

The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is to use something new. Of course the idea is to use your stash so this means something in your stash that you haven't used and is therefore still new. Well for me that is the Basic Grey What's Up collection. I had to have it a few weeks ago at the LSS but was waiting to get the matching embellies which arrived last week so it was perfect for the challenge. This is also for the Basic Grey Challenge blog challenge to use things with wings. I've been trying focus on making some cards for the Cards foe Heroes drives out there. In my car is a pack of cards ready to be mailed to the Lawnscaping drive which you can check out here. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More with Perfect Sentiments

Perfect Sentiments allows you multiple entries and I have a tendency to make more than one card before I'm done playing with a set so there is a another card with some old Basic Grey and Avocado Arts Zip N By set. Some of the hearts are from other sets of theirs as well. I also used my fab Kreaxions Punch 917 to create a simple border for the bottom of my card. Remember the Perfect Sentiments challenge is Anything Goes and they are offering a fab Avocado Arts set as a prize.

Perfect Sentiments with Avocado Arts

I recently discovered Avocado Arts stamps at the Scrapbook Expo in NJ. I love their stamps because you can build scene with them and many have multiple uses. For instance the top of the hot air balloon is also used to create a globe with this set. While checking out the sneaks for the upcoming set on their blog (I'll be adding the new set to my collection as soon as its released) I found a link to a challenge they are sponsoring. The challenge is at Perfect Sentiments and is for anything goes with a double entry if you use Avocado Arts. For this card I used up some really old Basic Grey papers and the Zip N By to Say Hi set from Avocado Arts. An Avocado Arts stamp set is up for grabs so check it out!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Critters in the Sea Bday Card

My photography skills are a little rusty to say the least. Also I haven't found the perfect spot or time to photograph in our new apartment but I wanted to get a picture of this card before I gave it to my cousin for her birthday tomorrow. When she saw the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Sea set she couldn't decide what critter she wanted on her birthday card so in the end she got all of them. I combined her personal challenge to create a Critters in the Sea birthday card with this week's Lawnscaping inspiration photo challenge. I pulled mostly the colors from the photo challenge.

I'm also playing along with Shopping Our Stash challenge with is titled "My Precious" where you are challenged to use something you've been hoarding. Well I have a limited supply of Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air collection so I def hoard it but thought it was perfect for this particular card so I parted with some of it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Cosmo Cricket LO to Share

With CHA happening this week I thought it would be fun to share this LO I made using a picture from CHA in 2010. Cosmo Cricket took their fans to CHA by putting their Facebook profile pics on sticks and taking pics all around CHA. I used the Togetherness collection that came out at that year's CHA and some other CC goodies to create the LO. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lawnscaping #37

I haven't bothered to post my creations in a long time because I haven't been following challenges or taking the time to take pictures of the cards. Now that the school year is over, I have done a lot of crafting and have some more time on my hands although I am working part time. Anywho I have been playing with my stamps a lot lately and haven't recently acquired new Lawn Fawn and Avacado Arts sets. So I made a simple card for the Lawnscaping challenge to use dimension.

I popped up some hearts to go with the super sweet fox from Critters in the Forest. Lawnscaping is being sponsored by the fab Simon Says Stamp where my mom just got her first Lawn Fawn. It's hard to resist these cute stamps and I'm not always around to borrow from.