I have this blog as a place to share my creative self -- be it card making, music playing, scrapbooking, altered art, home decor, or whatever direction my art takes me. My dogs are always a part of my home life, so they have to be a part of my blog, too.
I hope you are finding lots of inspiration from the cropchocolate.com design team. Scroll down to see my challenge and cards made for the hop.
I found a little time this afternoon, and whipped out 8 cards using as many of the design team challenges as I could.
For Amber's challenge, I made 2 cards:
I made my own text paper using 2 different techniques with an Sizzix script embossing folder. I dyed celery ribbon to fit the colors in my project, and used Authentique Loyal 6x6 papers.
I am also entering these in Kathy's "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" challenge. The "Hi" Sizzix die is both old and new. I've had it forever, but today was the first time I've used it. Inking an embossing folder was a new technique for me, so 2 new things on this card. Something borrowed -- the sketch idea from Amber's blog -- and blue paper.
For Michele's challenge, I made 2 cards using OWH sketch #59. They look like this:
I'm also entering these in Brenna's tactile challenge. I added some bling, fussy cut the birds, and elevated them with foam tape, all to make them interesting for someone with vision problems. Inside, I stamped the sentiment, "today is your birthday".
For Jenni's challenge, I got out my 2 inch scalloped punch again and a stamp from Close To My Heart that fits perfectly inside a punched circle. Here's 2 cards for her challenge:
I used some scraps from Fancy Pants Summer's End and a scrap of the script paper for the card on the left. The card on the right uses the same Authentique Loyal pad. I used the sketch from Amber's challenge again for these cards.
And, the last two cards are for Christina's challenge. She asks for an unusual fold somewhere on a card. I made 2 gatefold cards.
Once again, I'm using the same 6x6 Authentique Loyal pad, the scallop punch I used earlier, and the same stampset from Close To My Heart.
As you may have figured out, I am also trying to use up papers from one collection -- Authentique 6x6 Loyal. This is for Brit K and Nina's challenges of using scraps from one collection. I might find time to make a couple more cards this week, but it's back to work tomorrow, so this might be it. Now, to link them up to all the blogs. Off I go!