Sunday, July 26, 2009

2 card challenges

A new week of challenges, new sites to visit and be inspired, new products to put on my wish list. Yes, it is Sunday, not a new day in the sense of adding more time to my 24/7 habit, but a new day and a new week. School for us starts up in a month (I think 5 weeks) and we have a lot to do to feel like the days didn't just pass us by. I get up everyday at 5am to create, which leaves me time in the mornings and afternoons to spend QT with the kiddos (once they decide to wake up!!LOL!)

Happy Birthday! Reminds me of Frosty the Snowman everytime they put the hat on him, when he came back to life he proclaimed "Happy Birthday!" That is the way to start everyday, not exactly with that sentiment, but the joy to start fresh and with the possibility of a clean slate. Speaking of which, after Friday's card workshop, my "desk" was a clean slate and gave my mojo a fresh start! Card Patterns sketch #25 was my inspiration for this B'day Card. Since I used all BoBunny products, I wanted to add this to their challenge (card #2 to enter) but remembered..... it, too, was a sketch challenge, not a product challenge. So, card 1 is only a "one challenge kinda card." Each piece of this card was edged in black ink to make the colors really POP and the cupcake, circle and blue rectangle piece are all popdotted (love this stuff!)

Use It Challenge #20 was to use an unusual item (seed packets from the $1 store) one stamp (sunflower retired from CTMH), and one diecut (cut out a sunflower and leaves). This card is 4x4 and called a criss cross card. Love this card and the possibilities are endless for what you can do with it. Use a tea bag, hot chocolate, add gift cards, etc....
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13 comments:

amylynn said...

Cute cards! Love the criss cross.... cool idea!

Sarah said...

They are both great Kelly! I love that Birthday card.

June Houck said...

These are super cute! I love cupcake cards and criss cross cards too :)

Sparkle said...

What cute cards! I love that cupcake.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Hi Kelly!

You WON the Shirley's 2 Girls Stamp of the Day - Beach Mazie - from my blog on 7/25!! Can you email me (garkarlon@comcast.net) with your mailing address and the Sisters will get that stamp set out to you just as soon as they return from CHA next week!! Congratulations, and thanks so much for participating in the Shirley's 2 Girls Sneak Peek Week events!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Both cards are wonderful, but the first one is my fav... great colors...HUGS...SK :)

Karen said...

Beautiful cards! Love your take on CP,Sketch 25...so fun and gorgeous!

itsabrt said...

Wow you cards are fabulous I love the varying degree of your creative style I feel I am eclectic and am glad I am not alone! Br-T

Denise said...

Hi Kelly,
What a wonderful job on both cards. I love how you inked the edges, it does really stand out. and I like the way you used a tag for the sunflower card. Thanks for playing at Use It.

Bree said...

both cards are gorgeous

whoistracy said...

Such a cute card! Just love that cupcake. And the seed pack is so neat- fab idea! Thanks for joining us again on CP.

Rosanne said...

I love both of these!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Kelly these are stunning! I adore both of them.