Saturday, April 10, 2010

April showers bring May flowers...

I have been playing with some old supplies (though is there anyone amongst us that doesn't hoard stash??) and came across this very old CTMH stamp set, which I think I have had for 5 years now! I still love it! So, catching my sisters blog the other day (Kristen Swain), she challenged herself to going outside of her comfort color box and made some great purple and green cards.....see the sibling rivalry thing happening???
I had to make some of my own purple and green cards..... Green is one of my fave colors, but purple is not a color I gravitate to. I like it, but find it hard to work with. Even the camera changes the hue of it.

This card was made for a workshop that I am hired to run at the end of the month. The hostess stumped me by asking for teacher thank you's, however, not all of the ladies attending have children so I had to make a card that would work for anything. So, searching online, I came acrossed a set of cards made by Dani Reid (http://www.dannisdoodles.typepad.com/) and made a card inspired by her black and red cards. I typed up the sayings on the computer: you are a wise old owl and you are the wisest teacher of them all. I think all of the guests will be happy with this one. I also used a real twig for the owl (we had a terrible storm a few weeks ago and the yards are still a mess making this an easy job to find a stick!!LOL!)

Challenges entered:

Raise the Bar Challenge: #13, Lets Hear It for Spring (make a spring card)
Delightful Sketches: Buttons and Bling

KLSNS blog: use organic material (twig with owl!)

our creative corner: bows!

stamp in for the weekend: use ribbons and bows on your project (I also used 3 stamps, 3 rhinestones, buttons, ribbon as embellies however, no charm....
Design Dollies: use flowers (hence the title April showers bring May flowers)

stamp scrap and doodle saturdays: create a birthday card

totally gorjuss: #25 challenge, to add texture to card (see owl card)

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24 comments:

Kendra said...

Great job on the birthday cards! I really like how the second one looks like a wall hanging! Thanks for playing at SSDS!

Linda L said...

Hi Kelly, I love your birthday card. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.
I am having a celebration at my blog and I would love to have you join in.
{{Linda}}
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Kate's Makes said...

Just beautiful Kelly :o)

Thanks for joining us over at SFTW and good luck!

Kate

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Love the "wise old owl" card. GREAT use of your stick :) for our organic challenge at KL SNS. Hope to see you again some time! Hugs, Kelly

itsabrt said...

Wow These are incredible Kelly, I love that old CTMH set! Beth

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Love it ... Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week:-)

Cindy said...

Very nice!!! Glad you could join us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Kat said...

This is lovely. Love the added texture.
Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Katie said...

Two great cards!
I love the "long" purple and green one and the owl is a cutie!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges :)

Liz said...

Kelly fabulous

freckleface said...

Great cards... Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Kristine said...

These are ALL wonderful... I especially LOVE the soft colors of teh green and purple cards--those colors look so FABULOUS together!! *Ü* My sister and I do the same kind of thing, LOL. That's how we started the STampin Sisters in Christ ya know! Real sisters challenging each other (although I'm not sure I'd call it "rivalry") *wink*

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Both beautiful cards Kelly,thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges,
hugs Dianne xx

Mummylade said...

such a lovely card. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW i love the owl card its so fun and funky and totally different
love tasha xx

AmandaB said...

Wow, these are all FABULOUS cards!! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week..

Amanda:0)

Sarah Gough said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Our Creative Corner this week!

Lisa said...

wonderful job, thanks for joining us at DS

ERICA said...

Oh my, how cute! I love the simplicity of the b-day cards! Thanks for joining us at SSDS. BTW, you're owl card is too cute!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely and fun spring-y cards. Thanks for including Raise The Bar in your crafting this week!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!

Tracey said...

ooh you have been busy & what gorgeous cards you've made :)

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!

Hugs
Tracey
x

Angélique said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches! :)

*hugs*
Angélique