June 26, 2013

Craft Dash #20!

Happy Summer!!  Things are in full swing here this week - the girls started camp, and I AM NOT used to this new routine!  I thought Summer was supposed to be relaxing...mmmmmmm...my days have gotten LONGER, and I'm pooped! lol. I'm sure once I'm used to the routine, it will get better...I hope. :)

ANYHOO - I took a few minutes (literally!) for myself last night, and put something together for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash.  I have to say, I really do LOVE this challenge, because so many times I will start a project, and not have ANY idea where I'm going with it -- and then it takes FOREVER -- well, when you are doing the 10 minute craft dash, you don't have TIME for that, so you need a plan.  Even at that, things don't always go as planned (like my last entry - I had issues with the size of the focal panel, so having to trim it cost me valuable time, and put me over) but more often than not, if you have a plan, you're good.

Keep your idea realistic, even the most simple of designs can be time consuming.

Here is the challenge graphic:

I totally LOVE these colors, by the way!

Here's my card:

Is it my favorite card ever?  no.  But -I think it is clean and simple, it's got a great pop of color.  The dimensionals I used were TOO big, in my opinion, popped a little too far off the page.  Also, I had to hand cut the triangles, because the dies were out of stock, and I think that would have made a big difference, too. I like the texture of the sketched images on the triangles, and I think I might definitely try this again once I can get my hands on those dies, I might be more pleased with the outcome.  BUT --Overall, still happy with it, quirks and all.

Best of all -- I made time :)

If you haven't already checked out the challenge, you should give it a shot -- it's a ton of fun!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Sketched Shapes 
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Fresh snow
Paper: Smoky Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
Accessories: White embossing powder, dimesionals

June 16, 2013

It's a Waltzingmouse Father's Day!!

Here in the states, it's Father's Day today.  I am very lucky, as I have a wonderful husband who is an awesome dad.  I also still have my dad here with me, and my father in law as well.  My girls have two awesome Godfathers as well, sooooo that equals lots of Father's Day cards to be made!

Luckily, Claire, over at Waltzingmouse Stamps, took a LOT of the guesswork out of cards for the guys this year!  These first two are for my father-in-law and brother-in-law whom we saw yesterday.  We're a fife and drum family, so all things patriotic always come to mind when I think of them.  So I used the new 1776 set, along with My Kind of Guy to make these two.

Up next is the card I made for my husband, which I used My Kind of Guy and Man of the Hour.

My girls each made their dad a card, as well, using the same sets... the first one is by my little one, and the next one by my big one :)

Lastly I'll finish up with the cards for my Dad, and my brother, both of which also use My Kind of Guy and Man of the Hour.

Claire - THANK YOU for making "man card" making easy for me this year!!!  I had tons of fun using these sets, and I see more projects coming in the near future!!!

Hope everyone had a great Father's Day :)  Thanks for stopping by!

June 15, 2013

Craft Dash and Sketch for you to try!!

Off to LOTS of celebrating today, but wanted to squeak in a card for the latest Craft Dash Challenge!  I combined it with the Sketch for You to Try (even though I missed the deadline).

Reverse Confetti is a great new company started by Jen delMuro -- fun fun designs -- I totally loved the "I Like You" set she released this past month.

Here's my card:

UNFORTUNATELY- I didn't make time, but I thought I would share it anyway!  :(  Maybe next time!!! 

Thanks for popping by -- have a GREAT DAY!!!!!!

Stamps: I Like You (Reverse Confetti), Hello Sunshine (PTI), Heart-2-Heart #6 (PTI)
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy (All PTI)
Paper: Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Select White, Spring Rain (All PTI)
Accessories: Heart-2-Heart #6 dies (PTI), heart border die (PTI), Cloud 1&2 die collection (PTI), corner rounder (CM)