Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Some cards I made over the weekend

Well, without Bingo, I need to get back to making cards. Over the weekend, while blurfing, I decided to participate in three challenges. Here they are.

Paper Salon WCMD Birthday Card Challenge also doubles for the cards sketch at CS #23 at Laurie's Stampin' and Scrappin' Place.
The papers used are by Paper Salon. While at Scrapfest 2007 at the Mall of America, I attended a Crop Night by Paper Salon at Archivers Apple Valley store. What a fantastic time THAT was as they supplied dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, soft drinks and loads of fun with members of Paper Salon's Creative Team. We made at least two projects and received lots of goodies. One of those goodies was a 5 x 7 pad of Paper Salon papers and the papers on this card were from that paper pack. Thanks, Paper Salon.

The layout is using the CS #23 from Laurie's Stampin' and Scrappin' Space. I've added this blog to my blog roll because they do card sketches regularly and I love card sketches as I rarely have original layouts of my own. I started with SU Pale Plum c/s, added the Paper Salon designer paper's. Then I stamped some flowers from the Simply Said SU set, along with the sentiment in the upper right corner. The flowers were stamped in Blue Bayou ink. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from PTI's Papertray set which is so versatile. I added a little paper piercing for the stems and around one of the designer papers and used one of the Souffle pens for some extra definition.



I also found this wonderful blog called Kort i Fokus, or Cards in Focus. It is a Swedish blog, but thankfully, has the English instructions displayed as well. The layout is for their Sketch 19. The image of this sweet little koala bear was sent to me by my friend Sarah from The Stamp Shack. She lives in Perth, Australia and I just want to say thanks so much. My wonderful DH pointed out to me that koala bears are, in fact, grey, not brown, but I didn't know that when I was colouring the image. My apologies to all Australian koala bears who may be offended by my mistake. It won't happen again, I promise. I decided, well really it just turned out that way, to make the card monochromatic in its colour scheme using Vintage Violet and variations of purple/mauve. Sometimes my brain stops working and let's my hands takeover and almost always, it turns out really good. Quite often I 'over-think' and 'second-guess' my choices with distrasous results. The sentiment is from PTI's Little Lady set.








This Thanksgiving card wasn't for any challenges, but was made because I was dying to use this verse and this paper from Creative Imaginations. The verse was totally cased from my friend, Jennifer's, blog. I don't know if it is a stamp or not, but mine is computer generated. I added the flowers by Bazzill Wings and some Wild Wasabi ribbon, too. I just love it and it makes me happy and that's all that's really necessary, right?
So, that's what I did over the weekend and now, I'm off to my craft room to participate in more challenges which I will post tomorrow. See you then.

9 comments:

Alexandra said...

way cute cards Barb! I love that second one - that is too adorable! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Heather Grow said...

I love the colors on your thanksgiving card. Gorgeous.

Renée Storch said...

Very beautiful cards Barb. And I'm sure you didn't offend any koala bears! lol

My Paper World said...

Wow!, you have some fab cards on your blog, I look forward ti visiting again!

Elizebeth said...

I love that little koala, even if it is brown! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

All great cards, Barb! You were busy!

Shannon McGann said...

All three are beautiful cards, Barb! I have to say, though, that the little koala is about the cutest thing ever!! :)

~Stacy said...

I love the fall card with the big flowers! that is so pretty! :)
TFS!

Laurie Unger said...

Barb, nice job on all your cards! TFS !!