Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Finally, I have some cards to post for you! We have been so busy lately, and by the time I get the kids in bed I am exhausted beyond belief. Well today I dragged my tired self down stairs to get some stuff made. I have 4 things to show you today. The first is the card I am using for the make and take I am doing for a show tomorrow. The other 3 are for various challenges. I listed the challenge they are for with the card. Sorry to post so many at once, but I am just thankful to have something to post at all.
Here is the first card. Like I mentioned before I am doing a show with my TAC products tomorrow at a local scrapbook studio. Each vendor was asked to provide some sort of make and take, so here is what I came up with.
I am using the gingerbread house from the TAC set gingerbread fun, and the PP is also from TAC. I pre-cut various different pp pieces for this.

My 2nd card tonight is for the Creative Belli Blog this week. (CBC78) The challenge this week was to create a project using Christmas themed embellishments. Here is what I came up with.

I used a piece of PP from TAC as the background. This stamp I have actually never used. Last year for Christmas my hubby took my 3 little girls to the LSS to get me some stamps. This was one of the stamps they picked out. I added some Christmas tree brads that I have had laying around and some liquid applique. Remember the whole point of the belli blog is to use things we already have in our craft rooms, so I was able to do that with this card A LOT! The base I used is some "love notes" I purchased a couple years back from SU too.
My next card I created for the Cupcake Craft challenge this week. The challenge this week is to use digi stamps. Well I have been playing around with those a little lately, so here is what I came up with.
Isn't this turtle adorable???!!! He is a digi stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy. I colored him in using colored pencils (which has become my new favorite way to color images). I thought since he is so detailed, I would make this a simple card. I used some pp from TAC's surfs up pad. I layered the turtle on with dimensionals. I left some white at the bottom of the card so I could write in a sentiment. I went with "swimming by...", and the inside of the card says "...to say HI!".
Ok...last card...I recently stumbled upon a couple more challenge blogs that I thought looked fun. I decided to play along with The Fresh Batch blog this week. This is a sketch challenge so be sure to go HERE to check out the sketch.

I decided to make a little scene for this one. I used 2 different SU sets to create the scene. The pp is from TAC Tuscany Spice pad. I added some raffia as the "ribbon". I stamped the cabin, and masked it. I then added the various trees, and sponged the background. I thought this would be a nice masculine birthday card, which I will for sure be needing in December. December is a busy b-day month in our family. We have 5 b-days and an anniversary, followed by 4 more in January.

Well thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!



POPPET said...

All of these ar gorgeous cards i love the colours on all of them, thanks for joining us at cupcake this week hugs pops x x x

Jennifer said...

What a pretty scene. Thank you for playing with Stamps and Smiles this week. I hope you join us again.

Jennifer SAS DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jessica, what a cute card. The turtle image is so adorable (and it reminds me of the turtle dudes in finding nemo lol!). Great colour scheme and layout. Thanks for joining in with my theme of 'digital' over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Fabbilicous card, love the gorgeous colours and layout! Thanks for joining in the digi image fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

jdmommy said...

These are great cards!! You are so right about the Belli...use what you have!! I really like those tree brads. thanks for playing along with us...and I hope you can get in some more crafting time!!!!!

Ceal said...

these are some fantastic cards thanks for sharing and playing in the Belli challenge

Liza said...

A fabulous card, perfect for this week's challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x