2 Birthday Cards for 2 Bo Bunny card sketch challenges

I’m still trying to learn how to make cards. There. I said it. lol So the way I see it, the only way for me to learn is by making more cards, right? From now on, you’ll be seeing a lot more cards from me. Some will be decent. Others will be…eh…and others, will be down right embarassing, but I have to at least try. LOL Lucky for me, Bo Bunny has Tuesday card challenges on their blog. The posts are filled with gorgeous inspiration that is totally lost on me still…but I’m trying! This post has my entry for both the January sketch which is due Feb 13 and also the Feb sketch which is due Feb 20th.

Here’s my take on the sketch that was posted on February 7th:

Today is my daughter’s birthday, so I figured I could brush up by starting with cards for her. 😀

Materials:

Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth pp
BB Sweet Tooth chipboard stickers
BB Sweet Tooth alpha stickers
BB Sweet Tooth bling
Little Yellow Bicycle doily
seam binding and trim from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots (foam dots)

The wonderful sketch from their blog:

The next card is based on the sketch they posted on January 31st:

I made this card for Matthew to give to Madison since he not only bought her a couple of little gifts, but also made her a few. 😀

Materials:

Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth pp
BB Sweet Tooth chipboard sticker
BB Sweet Tooth diecuts
BB Sweet Tooth layered sticker
BB Sweet Tooth Button
Glitz mini alphas
Twine from the Twinery

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

The BB sketch I used:

TFL!

DD’s Birthday Party at Home – Kaisercraft November Sketch#2

Each Saturday, Kaisercraft features a sketch challenge on their blog and you have until the end of the month to enter your take on one or all of the sketches for your chance to win an awesome prize pack! 1st place wins one of Kaisercraft’s new collections (approx $50 value) and 2nd place wins a Kaisercraft scrap pack that includes new products (approx. $30 value). I decided to give it a try and went with sketch# 2 for November since it worked well with the photo I wanted to scrap of my daughter’s 4th birthday and I could also easily use the grungeboard alphas I was sent by Marie for this week’s feature on the Firefly Expressions blog. I was sent a sheet with the letter P. After considering the various options of what to do with the letters, I decided to use as many as I could by flipping them around. I turned 2 upside down to make D’s and flipped one over and turned it upside down as well to make the B. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch using the grungeboard alphas as well:

This is the fab Kaisercraft sketch I worked with:

Materials:

Kaisercraft Blae & Ivy pp
American Crafts white cardstock
Tim Holtz grungeboard alphas
Prima flowers
Pink Paislee alpha stickers
October Afternoon mini market alphas
Distress Ink
lace trim from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Tools:

Martha Stewart Score Board
Martha Stewart circle cutter
Martha Stewart doily lace border punch
EK Success Scalloped Circle punch
Making Memories Large and Medium circle punches

TFL!

4 Sassy Lil’ Cards

A while back, I found this awesome site with some really fun card sketches. It’s called Sassy Lil’ Cards and it’s been sitting in my faves complete unused. Until now. It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I’m actually starting to really enjoy making cards! I remember when I posted my first few card creations, I felt the need to preface it with…”sorry, I’m still learning”! Though I’m still not where I’d like to be, I’m no longer embarrassed to show my latest pieces. 😀 I think it helps a lot when you get to work with such wonderful sketches. They’re great for beginners beceause they give you a jumping off point and they’re great for seasoned card makers since they mix things up a bit. I love the versatility of sketches!

Sassy Lil’ Cards has such a wonderful variety of sketches and since I actually found that I had a block of time last night, I decided to go ahead and create using their four most recent sketches…the ones that are due tonight before midnight. Here’s what I came up with for their May 7th sketch:

As you can see, I rotated it for my take on the challenge for this Welcome to the Neighborhood/New Home card.

<materials:

Crate Paper Neighborhood 6×6 paper pad
CP diecuts
CP diecut stickers
CP Layered Chipboard
paper doily
Iridescent medium
American Crafts cardstock base

Adhesives:
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Here’s what I made for the May 14th sketch:

I’m also entering this one in the current Crate Paper color challenge due June 12, 2011

Materials:

Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe 6×6 paper pad
Creative Elements mini roses
American Crafts card base
Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze

Adhesives:

American Crafts This to That foam dots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

EK Success bracket and label punch

This one is from their May 21st sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper 6×6 Portrait paper pad
CP diecut sticker
CP layered chipboard
CP Portrait trim
Bazzill cardstock base

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

And finally, my last card for you today was created using their May 28th sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper 6×6 Toy Box Paper Pad
CP diecuts
CP diecut sticker
CP layered chipboard
CP Toy Box trim

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

If you’d like to take a look at the sketches I used for these cards (this post was already photo heavy, so I didn’t post them) click the dates for the sketches and it’ll take you to the individual posts w/the sketches. TFL!

Second Photo for the Huge Giveaway!

Here’s the second photo that shows more of what’s included in the huge birthday giveaway! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for even more!

The winner of the drawing will receive everything shown in the previous photo (Webster’s Pages products and MME) AND everything seen here…and there’s still more to come! In this photo are Bo Bunny papers (some paper weight and some cardstock), BB brads, 2 sheets of BB rubons and some Cosmo Cricket papers from various lines.

Here are the details for this giveaway, so you don’t miss your chance to win: I will post a new photo each day this week showing items that are included in this giveaway! To enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and/or any other posts I put up between the announcement post on April 25th and midnight (eastern) this Saturday, April 30, 2011. I will draw a random winner on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Please leave just one comment per post per day. If you become or already are a follower of my blog, you will receive an extra entry for each comment you make. Thanks everyone and good luck!

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