March 26, 2012

You Put a Spring in My Step...

After getting my blog out there a little bit more last week I was very excited to participate in some more challenges this week. The bonus for me was that I really did feel challenged this week trying to incorporate all the challenges I chose.

You Put A Spring in my Step

Challenges this Card Qualifies for:

What are your favourite challenge sites?

March 19, 2012

Father's Day Mojo

This card is really exciting! For the first time I am entering into a contest and using another website's design for my card inspiration. I love getting layout ideas for other people. This inspiration comes from Mojo Monday.  I also tried to add an extra level of difficulty by creating a manly feeling to the card. The flower on the layout automatically gives it is a feminine touch. However, I used alternating stars to give it a flowerish design. Not bad for my first time I think!

Father's Day Mojo
Patterned Paper: Recollections 

Oh and if you noticed the journaling I got the corner rounder punch from Walmart (Paper Shapers - Corner Adorner). I am really impressed with it!

March 13, 2012

Chirp Chirp ... Fail!

In every life a little rain must fall. Cliche I know! However, it is spring time, which means Easter is just around the corner. I've never given Easter cards before but if I don't how do I use this cute stamp and paper?

There is one problem with today's card... I don't like it! I thought I'd try a new stamp effect on the title but I don't like it or perhaps it's the colour. Oh well! As I said RAIN.

Here are the details for today's card:

Stamp = A Good Egg by Stampin Up
Stickers = Creative Memories
Ink Pad = Stampin Up
Yellow paper = Stampin Up
Pattern paper = My Minds Eye: Quite Contrary . Jack and Jill
Markers = Crayola Super Tips

Here is a great gallery with ideas of how other crafters used this stamp:

Ps: I posted this from my phone using the Blogger App. What do you think? Does anyone have a better app they can suggest?

March 12, 2012

Monkey Business

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been crafting but I have been bad about posting them because I'm training for a half marathon. Running is taking over my life. At least it is a healthy habit! Plus good news: I got an interview for physiotherapy school! Yeah!!! I just had it this past weekend so I'm trying to fill my time off with crafting and running to prevent myself from going crazy thinking about whether or not I will get in.

I recently went shopping with a friend of mine looking for clothes for an upcoming trip to Maui. I bought this fantastic crazy monkey tank top. Everything is about monkey business for me this week! So I have been utilizing some of old stamped images my sister gave me. Got to love Changito by Stampendous!

SCUBA = Super Creative Unexpected Birthday Acknowledgement
Markers= Crayola Super Tips 
Yellow Paper = Stampin' Up
Rounded Corner = Fiskars Round Corner Punch (bought at Michaels)

I have been reading some blogs lately that use the round corner punch. I think it really finishes off the card . The particular punch that I bought has two round punch outs that I didn't realize till the first time I used it. I thought I might have to take it back but once I saw the results I really like the extra touch it gives. I may have to go buy another one that doesn't have the addition punch outs. Perhaps I will pick up the Paper Shapers Corner Adorner at Walmart as suggested by Christina of Making, Baking & Picture Taking.

Happy Carding!