March 28, 2012

Calendar Girls - March

The Calendar Girls have a challenge this month!  April, is our hostess this month and she gave us a multi-faceted challenge.

I am so in the dark on some things!   Do you know that there are color and sketch challenges on SCS?!  I know, where have I been? Yeah, well April knows!  She challenged us to use one color and one sketch on the same card. We could choose from three predetermined numbers based on our birth date. I chose my birth month (09) for the color portion and my birth day (17) for the sketch portion.

I have to admit that I was not thrilled with the color combinations.  I opted for 09, Ruby Red and Sage Shadow as my color choices.   My other option would have been Close to Cocoa and Tempting Turquoise.   That choice bugged me, as the brown was not dark enough and the turquoise was too bright when paired together.   I will go on in my admission, that the more I worked on my card the more I really like the colors together.

I went way old school!   Since the color and sketch were circa 2005, I decided it was going to be an all out blast from the past.  I even put on old music to craft to.

I used Stampin' UP! Ruby Red and Sage Shadow as per the challenge.  Both colors are now retired and both of which I still have!  LOL   I had to free hand the sketch swish.  I cut it with scissors.  Sssshhhh...I added the little strip of Ruby Red that is not on the sketch as it looked really bare on that side and I couldn't help myself.

I decided I was going to use Stampin' UP! stamps too.   I used two older than dirt sets that I have.   I chose my stamps so that I would have to old school stamp, no coloring *gasp*.   I used my colored stamp pads and markers.  They still had ink.  Score!

I used my Stampin' UP! punches for the sentiment.   I really was jonesin' to use my Cuttlebug, but remember we did not have them back in 2005.

I even had a Ruby Red button for cripe sake!   Now the ribbons are not Stampin' UP!   The pretty ribbon at the bottom that looks very Sage Shadow, was a gift from one of my CG's.  The ribbon that looks very Ruby Red, was from the dollar bin from American Crafts that I dug out of my stash.

I have to say, that it was fun to create like I used to in the past.   Try it!  I think you will find the same to be true.  I am working to use more of what I have before purchasing new.  The possibilities are endless!

Okay, so a little off topic, but usually when I am making cards I am listening to Pandora or iTunes. Remember, I am listening old school this round.  So, I am almost done with my card and here comes a song on Pandora.   It is well before my listening time, but it made me giggle thinking that we almost all have that one boy we left in the dust!  Thought you might want to think of yours too. Just think of him sitting listening to this song!   LOL

Okay, back to business!   Please be sure and visit all of the Calendar Girls. Their blog links are on the right side bar. Thanks, for stopping by.    Have a great day!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):   Make It Monday

March 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings - March

Top 'O the mornin' to ya!  It is time to duel with the Dazzlers and the Divas! We have a wee bit of the Irish to go 'round this time.  It should be really fun!

Barb, was our gracious hostess this month.  The Divas received a kit chalk full of green items.  So very cute, cute, cute!   Our main image was from Whipper Snapper.  We received four images to make one card, but he was so cute, I had to make four of this card.

I am sure that you have had one too, you know one of 'those' crafting days.   I had an idea in my head and was half way through creating the card and broke my paper trimmer.   Now who does that?  Certainly not me, the one who cuts one piece of paper at a time because I get all freaky deaky on frayed paper....oh wait, it did break!   So, I had to go with what I had already cut.  Is this where you tell me if I had not waited until the last minute, it would not have mattered?!

Regardless of need for a new paper trimmer, Saint Patrick's Day is Saturday. I am a quarter Irish so yes, we do have the corned beef dinner, while probably wearing some green.  My Grandma would be disappointed otherwise.  Do not make the 97 year old chase and pinch you!

Please be sure and visit the other Dueling Darlings.  Their blogs are listed on the right side bar.  I wish you the luck of the Irish for 2012!

March 6, 2012

That Jeanette....She's a Hoot!

I have to apologize that I am a wee, okay a lot, tardy for getting this card to my friend Jeanette.  I am sure that most of you know her on SCS as Forest Ranger.  She has an awesome blog that has great ideas, check it out!!! 

In her last swap on SCS, we had an option to create a card that depicts what we think that Jeanette would like.   Well, I do know that she loves owls.   I do know that she makes me giggle.   So, when I was at the craft store and saw this die cut from We R Memory Keepers, I knew I had to use it on the card.  

I have to admit it seemed a bit strange to not 'stamp' or 'color' for the card, but when you are a hoot what's a girl to do?!   Here is the card for, Ms Forest:

I hope that you all have a great day......go give a hoot!!!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday