Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Birthday Card for a Boy

A friend of our family is turning 12 years old. It seems like only yesterday that we went to the hospital to see him and his proud parents when he was born. Now he is a big kid - almost a teenager! Kevin is a big Laker fan and loves basketball so it was easy to design his birthday card.

This card was made using:
Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Technique Tuesday stamp- birthday sentiment

I used the Cricut Imagine with the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge to make this card. It's so convenient to use white cardstock and select the colors you want to print and cut with the Imagine machine. The color scheme is very simple but even so it was nice to choose the colors instead of digging through my cardstock to find the right shades of purple and yellow.

This Cricut cartridge has so many fun, useful images on it. Lots of things from everyday - just like the title implies!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #55 and Mad For Markers Challenge:Pink and Yellow

Here's my card for Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #55. I'm also entering this into my very first Mad For Markers Challenge: Pink and Yellow. I love coloring with my Copic markers -I'm learning and practicing! I thought I'd jump in to this challenge - thank you Mad For Markers!

This cute little hamster holding a cupcake is a digital image from Sliekje Digi Stamps. Sliekje is so talented! And the digital images she draws and shares on her blog are free! That is so generous. I just love all her images.

For this 5x7 card I used:
Sliekje digital image/stamp Cupcake Hamster
Cricut Imagine Better Together cartridge -all patterned papers
Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday stamp
Copic markers
tiny pearl accents

This was a great sketch! Thanks Peachy Keen! I entered this card with minutes to spare as the challenge was about to close. Wow, it was close. And of course my camera wasn't cooperating. Some strange setting appeared and I couldn't figure out how to turn it off so many of the pictures I took were blurry. So these pictures are not the best but at least I figured out later how to fix the camera.

My two little girls wanted to color this cute little hamster too and I told them I'd put a picture of their work on the blog. They didn't get to use my Copics!! They did such a good job! I'm enjoying that we can all work together in our craft space even though it makes me a bit crazy when they get into some of my stuff - but it's just stuff so I take a deep breath and try to keep a smile on my face. But the Copics are still off limits :-).

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