Wednesday, May 27, 2009

School's out for summer...

I'm so sad! My super-grown-up daughter has her last day of preschool tomorrow! We LOOOVVEEE her preschool teachers and wish that they could be her teachers until high school! I made some LARGE cards for them so that all of the moms could sign them in appreciation of everything they've done for our kids. These cards are made with a full sheet of cardstock, folded in half. I used vintage illustrations from a Mother Goose book that was published in 1941! (I am a total book hoarder, so I felt REALLY guilty about defacing this book. It is marked up on a lot of the pages and appears to have some water damage on the bottom of most of the pages, so I wasn't feeling too guilty!)
Kristina's color challenge completely inspired the cards I made because of the bold, primary colors. Seemed so appropriate for teacher cards!

Here are the cards I made:

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Hope you enjoy these cards and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Woohoo and Fathers' Day, too!

I'm so excited! Last week, my 5th birthday monkey card was one of Kristina Werner's top 10 picks! You can see all of the other top picks here.
Now onto this week's challenge:

For this week's challenge I decided to do a fathers' day card. I was totally inspired not only by the colors of the photo, but also the image of the car. I went for a vintage-California-personalized-license-plate-look for this card. (Can you tell I'm addicted to Thickers?!) I stamped the wood-look background with an All Night Media stamp from Michael's and then, GET THIS, I whipped out my dusty paper CRIMPER and crimped that super-cool pearl aqua paper! I really like the texture it created to give the paper a metallic corrugated siding look.

I will be trying to get a card done for another challenge tomorrow...Twilight-inspired! Stop by again and stay tuned!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

A little fifth birthday monkey madness...

I don't know what it is, but I've caught the creativity bug lately! We have a fifth birthday party to attend on Friday and Kristina had another new color inspiration challenge, so this card emerged from the crafting madness!
Thanks so much, Kristina, for the inspiration and Amy for the inspiration photo!

Stay tuned for a baby shower invitation featuring a bee theme.
Watch out craft room...HERE I COME!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kristina Werner's 50th Color Inspiration Challege Extravaganza!

Kristina Werner is celebrating her 50th Color Inspiration Challenge and I decided to join the par-tay! Mothers' Day is fast approaching and I thought I'd make a card for my super special mother-in-law for the occasion.
Here is the challenge:

Love the colors, Kristina! So cheerful!

Here's my submission:

You'll never guess where I got the felt butterfly from.... Okay, do you give up? I got it from Pier 1 Imports! They have different packages of "table confetti" and the butterflies come in a package of 12 (turquoise and green) butterflies for $3. I felt so cool when I found these neat accents!