Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Pink Stamper challenge-Winter card

I decided to interrupt my little Wild Card challenge to participate in a card challenge hosted by The Pink Stamper. She wanted us to create a winter card...what's more wintery than a cute little snowman?? I think this quick little card turned out cute. I left the inside blank as it could be a Christmas card or a thank you for someone over the Christmas season.
  • olive green, red, black, orange and brown Bazzill
  • Basic Grey-Dasher line
  • white spongy furry paper...not sure of the brand name(for snowman body)
  • Stampin' Up red Grosgrain ribbon
  • green Bella Bling dots
  • black brads and black flower brads
  • stamp sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie
  • black Momento ink
  • Stampin' Up eyelet border punch
  • EK Success border punch and corner punch(inside card)
  • Cartridges used: Doodlecharms-Snowman cut, George-rectangle and shadow I stamped the sentiment inside

Wild Card # 43

Lucky me...43...FIN-A-LLY. This one is called "Ornament" for obvious reasons. This was a really easy one. I pretty much just went with the cartridge design.I like how the paper looks on this one. You'll notice there is no Glamour dust on this one...already shiny...I did think about it.
  • K & Company Christmas Glitter pack paper
  • Cardstock that looks like a brown paper bag-no idea brand
  • smal piece of silver glitter paper
  • CTMH-Cranberry ink
  • Inkadinkado Christmas greeting stamp
  • E K Success corner punch
  • white and silver edged ribbon 1/8"
  • Wild Card cartridge

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wild Card # 42

And another one down! Card # 42 in this challenge is Graduation. I decided to go all girl on this one as I have a wonderful girl graduating from highschool at the end of this school year- June 2011. I went as girly as I could...pink, purple and glitter! This card is a secret for her...I know she won't see it as she thinks my blog is LAME! She loves the cards I make, but think the old blog needs some help??

  • pink and purple Bazzill bling
  • white glitter paper
  • silver edged white ribbon 1/8"
  • square punches 2" & 2 1/4 "
  • Amy R sentiment stamps inside
  • CTMH- Save the Date stamp set, petal ink
  • Glamour dust
  • Cartridges-Wild Card and George(rectangle and shadow)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wild Card # 41

#41...owl card...finnished!! This little guy turned out cute, although I was shooting for a boy card...and again I couldn't help myself...it cried out for Glamour dust and a bow...I swear.Now I have another girl card...Oh well.
  • Scenic Route-Summer Collection
  • Sky blue Bazzill
  • olive, white and totally tan cardstock
  • Glamour dust
  • Stampin' up Olive rayon ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distressed Stickles- Peeled paint
  • circle punch
  • Wild Card Cartridge

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wild Card # 40

Lordy Lordy...Wild card # 40. Another one down!!! This little guy is called monster. Originally I was going to make a Valentine'sDay card with this little guy, but I have enough of those in my growing stash now!! I think he turned out really cute. I love the glitter. It's a male card, but I had to go with some glitter.I love that Glamour dust.
  • Green and black Bazzill
  • Glamour dust
  • Autumn Terra cotta ink-CTMH
  • sentiment stamp- Amy R stamps
  • Wild Card cartridge

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wild Card # 39

Oh, this one took a while. I didn't really like it as the example...it was to hold a gift card...blah! I changed it up a little using my Gypsy to remove the little slashes that would normally hold the card. I again tried to make a male card to add to my stash...turned out well I think. Glad that #39 is finito.
  • We R Memory Keepers White Out- Explore line
  • Mocha devine Bazzill
  • brown Bella Bling
  • Stampin up brown grosgrain and light green rayon ribbon
  • CTMH-light green Ric Rac, Chocolate and Indian Corn blue inks, Happy Birthday stamp set
  • Cartridges used: Wild Card, George(circle), Simply Sweet(round tag), Calligraphy(birthday&shadow) 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wild card # 38

Another Wild Card completed...yeah!! This is number 38 and it's called #1. I like the end product, it's a little...ho..hum...but I think the glitter and purple paper saves it.  I have pop dotted every one of these Wild Card cards...so if you decide to do a Wild Card challenge yourself...(crazy??) invest in a crap load of pop dots.
  • DCWV Latte matstack paper, cream and plum cardstock
  • CTMH Smokey Plum ink
  • Kraftin Kimmie sentiment stamps
  • E K Success corner punch
  • Basic grey Pearls-Lt green
  • Decor Art Glamour dust-Crystal
  • Wild Card Cartridge anf George Cartridge(circles and silhouettes)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wild Card # 37

Yahoo...37. I think this card is also going to be for my little nephew on his 2nd Halloween. Obviously I couldn't make this too scary for the little guy. I kept it pretty close to the design of the cartridge.

  • Black and Orange Bazzill
  • K & Company Halloween pad for patterned paper
  • E K success corner punch
  • black ink
  • CTMH- Say it in Style and October word puzzle- for sentiments
                                              Boo to You!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wild Card # 36

Excellent...#36. This one really turned out cute. I didn't have a bee cut that I liked...so I made my own (thank you Gypsy!!). He's cute!! This little guy is for my nephew on his 2nd Valentines Day.

  • Bazzill white and red and Swiss dot black and mustard
  • We R Memory Keepers-Heart Attack line (all other papers)
  • red ink
  • yellow embroidery floss
  • CTMH- Say it in Style and February word puzzle for Sentiments(I added an "e" on Be mine)
  • Star dust Stickles
  • Black enamel accent Inkssentials
  • Cartridges used: Wild Card, Lyrical Letters(for bees wings), Designer Callendar(for egg-Bee body), Don Juan(for antennae- actually coffee steam)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wild Card # 35

Ok...so I took a few days off. I needed to escape the Wild Card challenge for a little while. I turned 41...had to mourn!! I was challenged to use copics on a card...by my good pal Donna ( datsmystyledj.blogspot.com/ ). I tried to ignore it...but every time I turned around...COPICS COPICS COPICS!!! As a joke and torment, my scrapbook pals decided to gift me with a few copics...to torment me! The only one that wasn't being outright evil contributing to this dastardly gift is who this card is for...Amy. Donna's daughter. Sweet, caring and not a mean bone in her body...Amy. Hope she likes it. This is Wild Card # 35 (father). I used the smallest stamp I owned on purpose...and I didn't cut the darn thing out!!
  • paper-Kaisercraft-Hey Birdie, Core'dinations cardstock-Tank
  • Ek success corner punch
  • We R Memory Keepers ribbon
  • Pebbles rub on sentiment
  • Glitter brads
  • Kraftin' Kimmie toad and sentiment stamp
  • CTMH Olive ink
  • Copics- YG93, G99(yes I bought more...I don't want to talk about it!!)
  • Wild Card Cartridge
Shhhhhh, don't tell Amy!! What do you think?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wild Card # 34

Wild Card # 34 is called Band aid. Thanks Donna for helping me pick out the right band aid colours. I think it turned out OK. This one went pretty quick. Love the quick ones.
  • Tan coloured Core'dinations cardstock
  • White, red, and navy Bazzill, swiss dot black Bazzill
  • Navy buttons from my stash
  • red ribbon from the old stash
  • CTMH sentiment and Outdoor Denim ink
  • Cartridges used: Wild Card, Simply Sweet (Get well soon cut), George (rectangle and shadow)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wild Card # 33

Wild Card # 33...lucky me...Safety Pin. Well this one was supposed to be easy. I messed around with this for 2 hrs...BRUTAL! I have no idea why...I just didn't like anything. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Boy baby card was what I was shooting for. This card was made with totally scraps...yeah!!!
  • all paper scraps
  • Bo Bunny Ribbon
  • green buttons from my stash
  • congratulations sticker from Stampendous
  • Swiss dot embossing folder
  • Cartridges used: Wild Card, Simply Sweet(baby cut and shadow) and George(oval and shadow)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wild Card # 32

Wild Card # 32...cake. I decided to go black and white for this one...and a tiny bit of pink. After all this is a wedding card...it's more for the girl anyway. I like it and it was easy peasy.

  • black swiss dot, pink bling and white embossed Bazzill
  • Basic Grey Rhinestones and Pearls in dark grey
  • Imaginisce Tie the Knot ribbon
  • sentiments from My Sentiments Exactly-rub ons
  • Wild Card Cartridge
  • flower punch for flowers inside card
I had a hard time taking these pics. It was so bright out on my deck where I normally shoot. It was also very windy...my card went flying off the deck and I didn't notice a small feather was on the inside shot of the card. Oh well C'est la vie!! I also messed with the colour...so if it's brutal...you know why.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wild Card # 31

31...finally 31 cards. This one is called present. Another obvious name. I think this one turned out a little bland. I tried to go for at least unisex, the paper went well together, but the overall card kinda...bland.

What I used for the bland card:
  • all paper except the card base(blucky gross yellow Bazzill Bling) is DCWV Nana's Nursery-Boy
  • white embroidery floss
  • glitter brad(not sure of brand...from Dat's)
  • American Crafts Glitter button
  • Kraftin Kimmie Sentiments(in and out)
  • CTMH ink Crystal Blue
I guess you can tell from my blog that I tend to hate the colour yellow...I think it stems from my childhood...I'm blond, and when I had no say in the clothes I wore, my Mom loved to dress me in yellow. I looked like a banana. I still avoid this colour like the      plague. I NEVER dressed MY daughter in yellow...sob!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wild Card # 30

OOOOOOO, Wild Card # 30. This one is called cupcake...obvious...I know. I really like how this one came out. I again tried to go for the boy look. I thought these colours would be boy-ish, but... it's kinda...Ellen-ish? Eh Donna?

  • We R Memory Keepers White Out-Nonsense line (all paper except the Brown Bazzill card base)
  • Stampin up orange grosgrain ribbon
  • Diamond Stickles
  • White Bella Bling
  • Kraftin Kimmie sentiments
  • CTMH Chocolate ink
  • EK Success corner punch
  • Cricut Cartridges: Wild Card, George (for the oval and shadow for sentiment)
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders: seeing spots, distressed stripes

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wild Card # 29

Twenty-nine cards...WOW! I again was trying to make a gender neutral card, so I went orange. All the patterned paper was from the same line...My Minds Eye Party Time. I stuck close to the design of this card...even used the sentiments. I left the inside relatively blank so I could make this card into a congratulations...a celebrate your birthday...or whatever. I'm basically happy with it except I noticed it turned out suspiciously Halloween-ish? I guess it's my fault...when you use an orange base...you should avoid black...unless it's October.

  • My Minds Eye Party Time Paper
  • orange and Swiss dot black Bazzill
  • black twill tape
  • black rhinestones
  • black ink
  • zig zag scissors

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wild Card # 28

Wild Card # 28 Star. Wow...I wonder how they thought of this name? I kept this one really simple. The paper really worked as it was covered in stars. Lee-Ann you are so original...how did you come up with that? All the patterned paper is from the same line...my favourite...no matching problems.

What I used this time:
  • Patterned papers=My Minds Eye-Twinkle Twinkle Little Boy Line
  • chocolate Bazzill
  • CTMH stamps and Chocolate ink
  • brown ribbon from my stash
  • brown bella Bling
  • Wild Card Cartridge
  • Making Memories Tag Maker

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cool Award...Thanks guys!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...and liking it. I'm slightly computer challenged...so you can imagine how long it took mee to figure this blogging thing out. I am enjoying it. I'd like to thank Two chics & a Cricut  for including me on their blog...I love your blog too!! As per the rules of the award...Here are 3 things I love about myself:
  • I'm prompt
  • I'm organized
  • and if you hadn't guessed...I'm a little anal...really it's not a bad thing
Here is a picture I love...I didn't even take it...my daughter took the pic in...you guessed it...Venice. I love it.

Here are the 5 blogs I think are great and deserve the award for their cool blogs;
It was hard to choose only 5...I find myself following a crazy number of blogs. Try to check out my fav 5 blogs. All the above blogs can grab my award and follow the same rules I did. Thank the blog that recommended you, list 3 things you love about yourself, post a fav pic and then pass this award on to 5 other blogs you enjoy and list them.

PS Thanks Donna from Dat's My Style for showing me how to link. (look at all my links mom) 

Thanks for listening...Lee-Ann  : )

Wild Card # 27

Wild Card # 27...boy I'm cruising on these cards with the Hubby out of town. The cats away and the mice apparently make cards. This one is called HELLO. I think it turned out well. I really like this line of paper...it's so happy looking!!

  • We R Memory Keepers-White Out Line
  • lime green Bazzill
  • clear Bella Bling
  • Kraftin' Kimmie sentiments in and out
  • CTMH Cranberry Ink
  • Cricut cartridges used: Wild Card, George(oval inside, rectangle for hello)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wild Card # 26

My Hubby's out of town for work, therefore I have a lot of extra time to play with paper.This is Wild Card # 26...(Branch). I think it turned out well. I like the overall colour and who doesn't love Basic Grey? This card actually came together fast.  I stayed pretty close to the original design, I even used the sentiment.
What I used:
  • patterned paper Basic Grey Origins
  • green paper from Core'dinations vintage line
  • CTMH chocolate ribbons and ink
  • sentiment inside Kraftin' Kimmie
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder Polka dot(on the branch)
  • Cricut Cartidges used: Wild Card, George(ovals)
  • EK succes corner punch
What do you think?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wild Card # 25

This is Wild Card # 25 Flower. Appropriate name. Turned out cute except, I made another girl card. What am I to do? The girl cards are more fun. There is no sentiment yet as I'm not sure what I'll do with this one. This card originally couldn't stand, so I added the leaf in a way that would make it stand. Works well. I also added the flower on top askew on purpose and pop dotted the petals for a 3D effect. I used the Cuttlebug all over this baby, because I didn't want to use any patterned paper. I think it made the Bazzill bling look more interesting.What do you think?

  • Bazzill bling: purple, green, aqua, pink and plain white Bazzill
  • White organza ribbon
  • Basic Grey clear pink button
  • EK success corner punch

  • Cuttlebug embossing folders:Polka Dots(flower),Tiny bubbles(center of flower), Herringbone(leaf), Floral Fantasy(square liner)
  • Cricut Cartridges: Wild card, George(flower center)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wild Card # 24

Card # 24...2 dozen Wow! This is taking FOREVER. For those of you who know me...I'm not the most patient of people.(understatement or what?) This card was going great until I had to find a monkey for the front. None of my cartridges had a suitable monkey. Thank God for good pals...Donna let me borrow her New Arrivals cartridge, and voila...cute monkey.(thanks Donna, you're the best!)
  • patterned paperWe R Memory Keepers(heart attack)
  • teal and white Bazzill
  • Black stickles
  • white satin ribbon
  • red brads
  • Martha Stewart fan border punch
  • sentiments: Kraftin' Kimmie, MFS stamps
  • Cricut Cartridges used: Wild Card, George(circle, hearts), New Arrival(monkey"thanks Donna")

Cute eh?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wild Card # 23

 And another ones down...#23!! This card is called thinking. Again, I tried to keep it non-girly. I think it turned out ok.No flowers, but I had to add one or two owls!!??
What I used this time:
  • Swiss dot taupe Bazzill, all other paper came from Dat's(it was from one line, but it was all scraps...no idea of what it was called...yeah! scraps!)
  • brown ribbon and chocolate ink from CTMH
  • green ribbon Stampin up
  • googly eyes, black Stickles
  • sentiment inside from Kraftin' Kimmie
  • cartridges used: Wild Card, Calligraphy(thinking of you), George(oval and shadow on inside), Hoot n Holler(both owls)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wild Card # 22

#22, the Quote card. Not feeling this one. I like the inside more than the outside...go figure? I tried to keep it as simple as I could. I wanted this to be a masculine card. Boy, was it hard. My hands kept reaching for the flowers. I think it turned out ok. Pink would have been better but alas, I have enough female cards.
  • Bo Bunny(U Bug Me Line and Olive Ribbon and beige double dot)
  • Chocolate embossed Bazzill
  • Chocolate ink and sentiments CTMH
  • Brown Bella Bling
  • Cartridges used: Wild Card, Calligraphy(thank you), George(oval and shadow), Going Places(arrows)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wild Card # 21

Lucky 21? OOOOO, I'm so glad to be done Wild Card # 21. This one is called Scallop...makes sense. Turned out cute. I seem to have a problem, every card I make turns into a girl card. By the end of this challenge, I'm going to have 48 girl cards and 2 boy cards.ARGH!

What I used:
  • Bo Bunny Shabby Princess line(all patterned card stock)
  • white Swiss dot,yellow, olive and rose Bazzill
  • generic white card stock
  • Kraftin Kimmie sentiment
  • CTMH cranberry ink
  • Stampin up yellow ribbon
  • clear and white Bella Bling
  • Cartridges: Wild card, Cherry Limeade(flower), George(rectangle and shadow I stamped on), Mini Monagrams(scalloped circles inside card)
  • paper hole punch for red circles inside card