Happy Tuesday everyone!! I have a few cards to share with you today. First up is my card for Kazan's sketch 19 at 2 Sketches 4 U. It also uses some product that came in a surprise birthday package from my lovely friend, Christine. I wasn't expecting that package when I opened up the mailbox yesterday, and it definitely made me smile. Thanks so much Christine- you are just too sweet! Here I used some of the Colorbok "Friendly Forest" items she sent me, along with the Pink Paislee letter stickers. So cute... I added in the other Making Memories letter stickers, some Michael's brand ribbon, the Doodlebug rhinestones, and that cute Sass chipboard mushroom. Up next is a card I did based on sketch #72 at the "Mojo Monday" blog. Super cute sketch...be sure to check it out! I used lots of Basic Grey "Sultry" products on this one, along with some metallic Prism cardstock, Prima and Doodlebug rhinestones, and Making Memories trim. That pretty floral frame was cut using my Cricut Expression and the "Storybook" cartridge. It is the accent frame function for the letter "s", in case you want to try it out. :)
And last is my card for Cuttlebug Be Inspired #16. The challenge was to use distressing as part of your texture on the card. I embossed the background patterened paper with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder, and then sanded over the top of it to really bring those dots out. After layering the rest of the paper on the card, I used the "I Love You" embossing folder and embossed the sentiment on to a block of heart patterned paper. This one took a little more precision sanding in order to make that sentiment really stand out. I then cut the sentiment out using the square die from the "Stamps" set, and added some finishing touches! This card uses Basic Grey "Two Scoops" and Sassafras "Hog Heaven" papers, and LOTS of rhinestones. Love it!
So, last night I looked at my driver's license for some reason and about had a heart attack. My license expired on my birthday!! Totally wasn't aware of that fact! Thankfully, Montana has a 90 grace period when it comes to retesting...but I would have gotten a pretty hefty ticket had I been pulled over with an expired license. (Thankfully I am a law abiding citizen...hee hee!) Montana has now taken to the ultra close-up, didn't even get all my hair in the shot, type of driver's license photos. Honestly...if I had looked up in the tiniest bit, you would have been able to see right up my nose. And I have to keep this license until the year 2017. Here is hoping I don't change much in the next 8 years...tee hee! And in case you wanted to know....I am 61 inches tall without shoes on.
Oh, and a little reminder. You still have a chance to get a card published in the September issue of CardMaker Magazine! Do a card based on sketch 100 at the CPS blog, and load it up into the contest's flikr gallery. The deadline is the end of this week sometime...check the blog to get the details you need!
Have a great rest of your Tuesday!