May 31, 2008

{what can you make out of this II}

here are the rules to the contest:

1-you must use the materials in the kit you will recieve. you don't need to use all of it, but you must use at least part of each piece.

2-you can also use the following but nothing more:

  • one additional embellishment
  • one additional stamped image
  • any saying/words to the front (this may be stamped)
  • finished size must be 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • can distressed in any way
  • can use any stamp pads, markers or colored pencils
  • can only use items in our current inventory - you can't go buy anything new

3-please comment to this post when you recieve your kit (book mark this page) if you don't comment and check in, you won't be allowed to participate or be judged for the prize. if you don't get your kit in a reasonable amount of time (1 week or so for u.s. and 2 weeks for those far away) please let me know!

4-all entries must be emailed to me so i can post them for judging by july 15th. if it's not to me by the 15th, you will be dq'd (that sounds so harsh!!) if you are one that uses a watermark on your image, please don't add it as it will give away your identity!!!! judging will be done by a panel of three volunteer judges. cards will be posted by letter, so the creator will remain annonymous to the judges as well as the participants.

whew...get those creative juices flowing!

May 28, 2008

ready for a little contest??

those of you who have been around my blog for a while, might remember this little contest i put together. i figured it's time to do another one. here's the scoop:

i will make up a 'kit' so to speak, with materials to make a card. anyone who wants to join in on the fun can. i'll send a kit to each person, they will then make a card out of the materials provided. participants will email me a picture of their card. i will assemble a panel of judes and they will have a vote. the one chosen as the winner will win a little prize pack from me.

i'll get the items together for the prize pack and post them here. i will limit this to 10-15 people, unless there is a crazy mad rush...then i'll think about adding more. so post here if you want to participate (you must comment on this post). even if you don't win, you are getting freebies to make a card with!! i'll take sign ups until saturday (or whenever 10-15 people sign up), then i'll mail you all your little kit. once everyone is signed up, i'll post the "official" rules.

sound fun???

eta: the contest is closed! all people who have commented are in the contest!


May 25, 2008

halloween in may...

my friend sherri, from the shack, is hosting a halloween atc swap. i love atcs because they are fun to make, being so small, and they usually don't take much time. i made these on saturday night. i used scrap papers, so i don't know where the supplies are all from.

May 21, 2008

thinking of you with a twist...

i really liked the design of the card i made last week and i really love the paper in the bali breeze designer paper set. so i made this card with the same layout as the card i made last week. i really like the color combo on this one. i didn't have any ribbon i liked that match with the paper, so i used my river rock reinker and dyed white ribbon with it. i like how it turned out.

i made two versions. one with a back mat and one without. i like them both.

thinking of you
stamps: circle of friendship
cardstock: river rock, groovy guava, bali breeze designer paper
ink: taken with teal
embellishments: ribbon
(all products except ribbon are stampin up)

May 16, 2008

friend and thinking of you cards...

here are the cards i have been working on the past few days. all supplies are by stampin up. two of the cards have the same design, but a different sentiment. i loved the design so much i just switched the stamp!!!

stamps: for a friend
cardstock: certainly celery, bordering blue, spring fling designer paper
ink: purely pomegranite
embellishments: purely pomegranite ribbon

thinking of you
stamps: circle of friendship-su
cardstock: soft sky, purely pomegranite, bali breeze designer paper
ink: old olive
embellishments: soft sky ribbon

thinking of you
stamps: for a friend-su
cardstock: certainly celery, bordering blue, spring fling designer paper
ink: purely pomegranite
embellishments: purely pomegranite ribbon

May 15, 2008

new cards...

i've actually been crafting this week. of course i have a paper due on monday that i'm doing a fabulous job of putting off writing. come on...given the choice of making cards or writing a critique of a quantitative research article (1700 words, no less), which would you chose? i thought so...

i made two different cards. i've also been very bad at getting my flood cards out, so those who were flooded in april, will have a little trickle next week!!! i'll get the cards posted hopefully tomorrow.

stay tuned...

May 11, 2008

happy mother's day...

Mother's Day Graphics

happy mother's day to all the mom's out there. especially to my own wonderful loving cute mom. i love you!!!

May 4, 2008

temporary hiatus...

it may be quiet here on my blog for the next few weeks. i'm back in school after a lovely 8 months of being "on a break"!!! i hope to get a lot of crafting done whe i'm finished at the end of may.

stay tuned...