I loved the colors for Kristina Werner's color challenge this week. They made me think of Thanksgiving and fall. I figured I would give it a go. I also figured out that I should NOT do these challenges after 11 pm. Here's why: I love how my card came out, but this morning, in the light of day, I realized I used Burgundy instead of Eggplant! Oh well - Here's the card anyway.
I didn't post these on my other blog. I wanted to wait until they were mailed so no one would get a "sneak peek". Well, I can't stand it!! I had to post them somewhere. I am pretty happy with how they turned out this year.
I ended up making 3 different cards this year. Usually I just make one, but I was having too much fun this year. This is the first one:
The bow turned out to make putting this card in an envelope impossible, so this is my card that will go on hand delivered gifts and to the neighbors.
Here is a close up of the star. As you can see I had a BLAST with my cuttlebug on this card!
Here is the second card I made. It is much more USPS friendly :) I loved how the paper had just a little pink. Kind of a fun holiday twist.
And finally, card #3. A little origami tree and some fun paper from my Stampin' Up "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit. This one looks like alot of work, but it actually went together pretty quick.
If you peek before Christmas, at least you'll be surprised at which one of the three you receive!! Let the holiday fun begin!!!
One blog that I love to visit is Kristina Werner's. She has a simple style that I love and she makes the cutest cards. Every week she posts a color challenge. Here is this weeks:
Since my husband is out of town and the kids are in bed, I decided to give it a try. Here is the first card I came up with. I used my BoHo Background set and some of my sell-a-bration rub ons. I heart Stampin' Up rub-ons! They are so easy to apply. I am a rub-on addict and these are some of the best.
I was having so much fun I decided to make another card. We are getting a new niece or nephew tomorrow and that inspired the second card. I'm so excited to meet this new little miracle!!!
I got to use some of the yummy ribbon I found on clearance at Target. There were 5 rolls in a package with 4 feet on each roll. It's American Crafts ribbon and they were marked down to $2.48 each (so I HAD to buy 3 different ones). I think my ribbon addiction is catching up to my pattern paper one. I wish it was easier to see that I also used the alphabet background stamp from the I'm Here set too. It's stamped on the Choc. Chip with Cho. Chip ink. It looks cute in real life.
***Disclaimer - I cannot take credit for creating these layouts. They are from the stamp club that I belong to. I don't get to attend (it's usually during the day while I'm at work), so I went to "catch up" night and made some of the layouts from the year. I added pictures to two of them today and even adapted one to an 8 1/2 x 11. It felt good to be creative. Thanks Mary Lynn for cute pages that inspire creativity!!
Need to add journaling to this page still, but I just love how the 4th of July photos came out :)
This was the valentine spread. I didn't have any valentine photos this year, so I adapted it to be for Hayden's Senior Prom.
I think I will add journaling to this page, but I'm not sure. Maybe with a nice script font? What do you think? I like the white space too, so I'm not sure. I feel like it's important to tell the story........hmmmmmm, just don't know yet.
This is the Splish Splash page in 8 1/2 x ll. I made one for Amanda's book and another one with different photos but the same layout for Marcus' book. Thanks for looking!!
I found a few minutes this last week to make a couple of cards. My son went to a "Patriotic Pool Party" for a friend's birthday so he wanted me to make a red, white and blue birthday card. This is what we came up with.
I just love the Stampin' Up "Bugs and Kisses" set. It was fun making it in patriotic colors. It didn't show up in the photo too well, but the little potato bug ("rolly Polly" to us) is in red on the bottom row.
While I was playing around I decided to make a simple 4th of July card too. Totally quick and easy, and I was so happy I had those little gold star buttons. It was nice to make a quick card that didn't require too much brain power!
I wanted a place where I can share my cards with everyone. I don't want just anyone coming to my family blog so...................Cards N Stuff is born!
I don't claim to be a professional or even a perfectionist, just someone who loves playing with paper, glue and embellishments. This hobby helps me relax and be creative. I even profess to my husband that it saves us money on greeting cards (I know he doesn't really buy that either!).