Saturday, March 30, 2013

Anything But a Card 16

Hello!  I'm here to share the latest Anything But a Card challenge. For Challenge 16 we are asking for something inspired! This means create something inspired by someone you admire....can be anyone -and doesn't have to be art related. This may mean a collage of quotes or you could do something inspired by Tim Holtz- techniques. Today I'm sharing a LO inspired by Jana Eubank. I love to use sketches to start my scrapbook pages even though they don't always stick that close to the sketch. I love Jana Eubank's sketches and am inspired by her interpretations. Here's a link to her blog and her sketch blog. Below you can see some of the quick cards I created with my layout scraps.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Squeeze A Palooza 6 Easter Theme

Fresh Squeezed Stamps has issued their monthly challenge entitled Squeeze A Palooza and this month the theme is Easter. I didn't have any Easter themed stamps from Fresh Squeezed stamps but I printed off the free digi sentiment and combined it with Weather Through and The Sweet Life. It may not be very traditional but I think it turned out quite cute.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I'm sharing an entry into the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. I used a free star digi stamp although I did buy my first set of Paper Smooches stamps last weekend. This card will be going into my next box to Operation Write Home as an Any Hero card. I encourage any and all card makers to create and send Any Hero mail. It will be sure to brighten the day of a hard working military man or woman and can give you a reason to use up some stash. The best part, Paper Smooches has a fantastic set that benefits Operation Write Home called Circle of Honor. A definite on my wish list!

Below is my first box of Operation Write Home cards. It included 53 pieces of Any Hero mail along with 269 cards for heroes to send home but I hope to beat that Any Hero number with the next box my mom and I are working on.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Anything But a Card 15

Hello!  I'm here to share the latest Anything But a Card challenge. For Challenge 15 we are asking for something Spring-y or spring colors, or Alice in Wonderland! I created these super simple Easter baskets. I mounted these adorable felt bunnies over the hearts on what were once valentine boxes. When shopping clearance after a holiday always think outside the box.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mama Elephant Sketch Challenge 2

I'm participating in the Mama Elephant sketch challenge. I used the We Click set with it's super trendy camera images. I think that sentiment is perfect for an everyday pick me up card. I stamped the cameras to create a simple pattern at the top and layered on a little strip of the camera paper from Cosmo Cricket's Twenty Three line to tie it the PP to the stamps.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Anything But a Card Challenge 14

I have a new challenge from Anything But a Card for you today. Challenge 14: Anything Green or Irish or St. Patrick's Day. I love the challenges that seem really broad because we get such a big response of inspiring projects. So I hope you take this opportunity to create a fun little St. Patty's day gift or decor item. My project is an old vitamin container I altered to fill with candy for the holiday. I love being able to take something that was basically garbage and reuse it because it saves me money and means just slightly less trash in the end. The hat embellishment was created using Lawn Fawn's Hats Off to You set.