I have some cards to share today...obviously, since I am updating my blog. Hee hee! So, Cath has posted a challenge on the Moxie Fab blog to use the color combo of yellow and grey. My first reaction was...um no. But while going through a stack of papers last night, I cam upon this gorgeous yellow Hambly paper. It made me think of the challenge, and then I remembered that I had some great grey in the American Crafts "Moda Bella" line. And viola...the card below came to fruition. I actually really like it...I am glad I decided to climb outside of my color box. :) Other supplies include Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts & Autumn Leaves rub-ons, Michael's brand ribbon, Doodlebug rhinestones and Prima crystals. Up next is my card for Cuttlebug Be Inspired #17, where the challenge is to use a love theme. So, I channeled my inner Danni, and did some white on white action, after embossing with the "Swiss Dots" folder. She does this WAY better than me...but I like how it turned out! This uses some Basic Grey "Euphoria" paper, which I have had in my stash forever! Then I threw in some new K & Company valentine embellishments (brad & stickers), some Michael's rouched ribbon, and some Glitz Designs rhinestones...and this is what came together! This card is also based on ICSKetch #2...a new sketch blog! Check it out if you like! I couldn't resist this next challenge when I was perusing Melissa Philip's blog. She posted a challenge to use this cutie bag by Jillie Willie as inpsiration, and the winner actually gets one! And while it would be awesome to win it, it was just as fabulous to use it as inspiration! The bright colors, the polka dots, the little bit of black...what isn't to love about this?
And here is my card that is inspired by it! I reached into my stash a bit, and found this PERFECTLY colored paper and diecuts by My Minds Eye. It is from their Confetti "Party" lines, called "Birthday Girl", "Love", and "Sisters". I also used Bazzill cardstock, Doodlebug paperfrill, Making Memories letter stickers, Creative Imaginations rub-on letters, Michael's brand ribbon and misc. buttons. Hope you like it Melis...and everyone else! Hee hee! :)
And last, but definitely not least...is a card I did based on this super adorable sketch posted Tuesday on the So Sketchy blog. Be sure to go check it out...I loved it when I laid my eyes on it! This uses one of my fave paper lines, "Happy Place" by Sassafras Lass. That tree was cut out using my Cricut Expression, and the "Pooh & Friends" cartridge. This cart has some really cute non-Winnie the Pooh cuts, like this tree for example. :) This card also uses random scraps of cardstock, American Crafts glitter thickers, Making Memories glittered letter stickers, Glitz Designs & Westrim Crafts rhinestones. I have no idea who made the cute little apple sticker...it came in a kit a long time ago. I love it though...wish I knew the mfgr!
So, do you have any great plans for the weekend? Josh closes tonight...so I plan on having some crafty card-making time to myself. AFTER I clean up the kitchen...I have given myself a task that MUST be met before I sit down at my scrap desk. Can I just say that I totally love that networks put a lot of their shows online after it airs? I missed the first three episodes of Friday Night Lights (now that it is on NBC, since I don't have DirecTV), so I am catching up now while I make cards. I watched the first episode last night, and plan to watch the next two tonight. Then I will need to get caught up on tonight's episode, whenever it gets posted to the web. I got caught up on One Tree Hill on Wednesday night. I might just quit watching TV all together, and just wait for it to be posted online. I know...that is an ironic paragraph, considering I work in national sales at a television station. Shhhh...don't tell Ford or Dodge that I said that. :)
As for the rest of the weekend...who knows. Josh is making his yummy deer/elk steak morsels on the grill tomorrow afternoon. He cuts the steaks into chunks and marinates them. Then they get wrapped in bacon and put on the BBQ. SO yummy. I only like the elk ones, so he color codes the toothpicks that hold them together. Isn't he a great hubby?!