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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #91

Hi Everyone!  I am back again with my card for this week's Color Challenge:

Since I went patriotic last week, I took a different take this week.  I went all digital and here is my card:

I used an adorable kit called Today Is by Marie Stones from

I changed the colors in the kit to match the colors in the challenge.  I think it turned out really fun!  I also used Adobe Photoshop to create the card.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you have a great day!!

Leave your much anticipated comments below!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #90

I am SO excited this week for these colors!  They are so fun and of course, patriotic.  I had a blast making this card this week.  I was inspired and the ideas just were flowing!  In fact, I could have made at least 3 cards out of these colors.  So here are the colors for this week's challenge:

And here is my card:

My brother's birthday is the 4th of July and this will be his birthday card.  OK.  I am so excited to tell you some more about this card.  I glittered my own paper (the red star, the strip of red behind the star border and the stars on the firework rockets).  First I dry embossed the star (with the Cuttlebug) and then glittered it using Simple Stick.  I made the firework rockets out my arrow punch!  I wanted the main parts of the card to stand out, but I knew I didn't want to use pop dots or make a step card.  So I grabbed a piece of scrap cardstock and bent it allowing it to lay flat against the card, but raise the star up some.  See photo below:

I also made some for the firework rockets.  I LOVE how it turned out.  I gives great dimension.  Here is what it looks like laying down:

I cut some little strips of paper and adhered them with a glue dot to make the part that shoot out of the star points.  I also added some gift wrapping star wire in with them to add some shine.

I so hope you enjoy this card and as always, I adore reading your comments.  Please leave them below!

Happy 4th to you all!

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin Up!, ColorMates and other; Stamps: Studio G; Ink: Stampin Up!, Versamark; Cuttlebug and embossing folder: Provo Craft; Punches: Fiskars Squeeze, EK Success; Cricut and George Cartridge: Provo Craft; Star Wire: From Target; Glitter: Provo Craft; Simple Stick: A Muse; Adhesive: Glue Dots and Scotch.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ColourQ #89 Courtier

I am thrilled to have been chosen as a ColourQ Courtier with my Calvin card!  Thanks to those who voted for me!  My nephew (whom the card was made for) loved it!  He got a good chuckle.  I am so glad to have gotten such great response from this one!  Thanks!!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #89

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your summer.  I just can't get over how busy this summer has been!

Here are the colors for this week Challenge #89:

 And here is my card:

I sincerely hope I am not breaking any copyright laws by using Calvin on my card.  I made this for my adult nephew's birthday.  He is a graphics artist and I thought he would find this comic amusing.  Since Calvin is talking about connecting the dots, I went with a dot theme on the card.  I embossed the arrows and Bravo Burgandy with dots and used the EK Success dot punch on the Cajin Craze.  After I punched the Cajin Craze, I then punched out dots in the various colors and glued them behind to add more color and interest to the punched border.The Bordering Blue is embossed with a happy birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder (it is hard to see in the picture).  I hope he likes this card!

I hope you like it too!  Leave your wonderful, appreciated comments below!

Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin Up!, Cactus Pink, other; Punches: EK Success, Fiskars; Embossing: Cuttlebug & embossing folders; Stamp: Studio G; Comic: Calvin and Hobbes from the book Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

I used Adobe Photoshop to crop the scan of the comic.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and be sure to give the Father's in your life an extra hug!

Friday, June 10, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #88

Hello again.

Wow.  I am slow this week to get my card made and blogged.  It has been a busy week, more than usual.  I also had a bunch of ideas floating around in my head, and not sure which one to run with.  I actually made 2 cards this week with the  ColourQ challenge #88 color pallate, which is:

I went with the Father's Day theme this week (thanks Arielle for the masculine colors!)

I really wish the photo was clearer, but I hope you can see enough of the detail to appreciate what it looks like in real life!  For this card, I used a calendar stamp set I have had and never played with before.  I thought it would be fun to play up the 'day' part of 'Happy Dad Day'.  I stamped the calendar and then used another stamp set with numbers and filled in the dates.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but I used a circle stamp on Sunday the 19th and then put the heart on the date square.  I like how it turned out.

For the second card, I wanted to use the cute Dad on the Car Decals Cricut Cartridge.  So here is the card I made with him:

I used the Traffic Jam Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on the Cherry Cobbler and I liked the shapes of the squares so much that I hand cut the Happy Father's Day 'squares' so it would match the squares in the embossing.  Then I found the perfect square clips to match, so I folded the corner and added the clip.

I hope it's OK that I have two cards.  If I can only enter one, I'll use the first one.

Thanks for looking and as always, I love, love, love your comments!  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Supplies (Card 1): Cardstock: Stampin Up!, DCWV, ColorMates; Stamps: SandyLion, Studio G, Stampin Up!and Fancy Pants; Ink: Stampin Up!, Versamark; Ribbon: Offray
(Card 2): Cardstock (same as above); Cricut Machine and Car Decals cartridge; Cuttlebug Machine and Traffic Jam embossing folder; Stamps: unknown $1 stamp; Clips: Stampin Up!

Friday, June 3, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #87

Hello again!  It is another week and another challenge.

I am especially slow this week getting my card made for the challenge.  Among other things, I had other cards to make (June is insane with occasions I need to make cards for) and I found this set of colors to be a stumper.

So here are the colors for this weeks ColourQ challenge

And my card:

These colors spoke summer to me and being that we have had little sunshine around here, it was fun to make some of my own!  Also, my toddler is just starting to talk up a storm and one of his favorite words at the moment is circle (kurkle is how he says it).  So I made my card a 'kurkle' this week.

I love pink, but for some reason it just worked as accent color this time. 

Cardstock: Stampin Up!, Colormates, other; Cricut Machine and Accent Essentials, Straight From the Nest and Sweet Treats cartridges; Punches: EK Success & Fiskars; Stamps: Studio G and Imaginisce; Ink: Stampin Up! and Color Box.

As always, I love your comments!  Have a wonderful sunny day!