Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Moxie Fab Start to Finish)

O Happy Day! The Moxie Fab Start To Finish Challenge asks you to do a complete card, outside and in. Here is mine. And it is just in time to brace yourself for tomorrow, the most depressing day of the year (The Monday of the second to the last full week in January).Be sure to visit the last post on my blog for a special presentation to celebrate tomorrow.

Stamps: Girl-Hero Arts, Sentiment- Stamp Camp
Die cartridge: Letter "O"- Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
Patterned paper - Plaid - K & Company
Embossing Folder: Cherry blossoms- Cuttlebug Asian package
Texture Plate: Grass - Fiskars
The ribbons and trims are scraps from my stash.

Flight of Inspiration

Hello everyone! It is almost Monday of the second to the last week of January again and you know what that means...
(This is according to researchers in Great Britain.)
To that end I have put together a collection of images
from my depressing year, 2009. I even found the
perfect John Denver song to accompany the images.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 317)

The challenge for Day 317 on 365 Cards was "Crazy Eight", use eight colors on your card. It is almost impossible to see all the colors in this because it is that multi-color foil stuff providing the color and the scanner or the camera just doesn't do it justice. So there is black and gold (obviously) and red, blue, green, orange, purple and pink. If you don't think black is a color, then I will describe the two shades of pink as carnation pink and magenta so you can still count it as an eight color card.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 318)

365 Cards challenge 318 is called Home Sweet Home. You were supposed to put a house on your card. I finally managed to find this Impression Obsession stamp so it, along with Flower Soft, is the card. I cut the door so it would open and there is a nutcracker stamped inside(source unknown) because this is a thank you for another Christmas present. My Christmas thank you cards are coming out as slow as molasses in January. The inside features the nutcracker standing inside a room cut from a magazine ad, but I won't show it as I forgot to take a picture before I wrote on the card.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 315(aka 314 part 2))

I wasn't going to do the 365 challenge today, but the challenge was based on an ad (see top photo) and all sorts of things started popping into my head so I went ahead and gave it a whirl. The windmill stamp (Scarlet Empress) came out of the drawer first. That stamp reminded me of a windmill I saw in the Black Forest in Germany years ago. There was no grass, so I had to add it with a stamp (Ann-ticipations). Not having a stool I cut off the back of the chair of the Mary Engelbreit stamp (All Night Media) "The Crab" along with the words. I used brads turned sideways to act as clothespins because I really wanted that 3-D effect of fabric being clipped onto a clothesline. The fence is a piece of paper punched from a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiments (inside and out) of course were done on the computer. I'm not really sure what this ad was selling (the stool? the poster?) , but this makes a dandy get well card. You can click on the photo of the card if you want to enlarge it so you can read it easier.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 314)

Maybe it's all the news about the coming of 3-D TV that has got me into the 3-D card mode. Today the challenge at 365 cards is to add something braided to your card. I've got four pieces of plastic coated wire braided together with a piece of ribbon to make the wreath on the front of the card. The card was cut on my Cricut using the Wild Card cartridge. The stamp is from All Night Media, however I have removed the sentiment and and drew in some Christmas cookies where the original image has a loaf of bread and a can of chicken soup coming out of the grocery bag. I'm going to write a thank you note in miniature writing in the speech bubble. (I usually get Christmas thank-you notes written earlier, but ...)