Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Class Inspiration - Holiday Card Workshop

I have to admit that I am a class junkie.   A major part of the enjoyment of my hobbies comes from taking on-line classes.  Right now I am taking the Holiday Card Workshop over at http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/.  I took the class last year and found myself referring back to the materials, so I figured that was a good reason to sign up for this year's class.

So far I have made versions of two of the more basic cards presented:

Cardstock & stamps:  Stampin Up!,  Patterned paper:  Basic Grey, Brads:  HOTP
I'm entering the card above in the challenge over at Make It Monday, for #113.

Cardstock & stamps:  Stampin Up!,  Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny, Punch:  Martha Stewart, Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Although, these are pretty basic cards from those presented, it does take awhile to raid my stash to find similar items and size the cards up appropiately.  Overall, I am having fun and using my stash.  It doesn't get much better than that!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for this week's sketch challenge at http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/, C4C160:

I used a gate fold card that I found in my stash from Club Scrap.  I also used:

DCWV:  Winter mat stack, adhesive winter ribbon
Making Memories:  brads
HOTP:  brads
Inkadinkado:  Snow Bird stamp
Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards:  sentiment stamps
Tim Holtz:  Distress Ink
Memento:  ink
Other:  Stickles, Spectrum Noir markers

Thanks again for reading my blog as I get up and running as a blogger and a participater in on-line cardmaking challenges!  Have a great week!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spectrum Noir October Challenge

I saw this October challenge for using flowers over here:


I needed a sympathy card, so here is what I made:

It was based on a card from the book "A Year of Flowers" by Melanie Muenchinger.  Here is a link:  http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/p/my-book.html.

I used the A Year of Flowers stamp set from Gina K.  I used Spectrum Noir markers CG2 and DG2 for the leaves and PP1 and PL1 for the flowers.  The cardstock is from miscellaneous sources and I used a Stampin UP! sentiment and pearl dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I've started this simple blog so that I can participate in card making challenges.  Card making is one of my favorite hobbies.

I made this card for this week's card challenge C4C159 at Crazy 4 Challenges. 


Here is my card:

I used a Dazzles sticker that I recently purchased from a craft day on www.hsn.com, some Halloween cardstock from an older DCWV stack from Joann's, Stampin Up! orange cardstock.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up! and I used older Stampin Up! label punches.

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