Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another Birthday

Last, but definitely not least, my husband's birthday is also this month. The sketch for this card is the Sweet Stop sketch #125. I am also entering the Last But Not Least challenge to use dry and/or heat embossing and the challenge from The Paper Variety to create a project using mainly products from your favorite crafts company. They are celebrating their one year anniversary this week and there are lots of challenges and chances to win great prizes. My favorite company is definitely Papertrey Ink. The two blue cardstocks, the diecut shape (matstack2), the coordinating stamp (matstack 2 set), the medallion as the focal image and on the light blue cs (guide lines 2), the happy birthday and I love you sentiments (Damask Designs) and the sentiment inside the card (Big Birthday Wishes) are all from PTI. The ribbon is SU! and I used the Tiny Mosaics embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the Classic Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles large from Spellbinders.

Anniversary Time

So, many happy occasions this month. This week, it is my in-laws' anniversary. The sketch for this card is Skipping Stones Design #92, I also used the Delightful Challenge to "bling it up!" and the Clearly Inspired Challenge #35 to use patterned paper. The Paper Variety is celebrating their one year anniversary this week. To celebrate they are hosting lots of challenge and giving plenty of opportunities to win great prizes; today's challene is to use your favorite embellishment. Mine is definitely ribbon! The blue cardstock, ribbon and the jeweled brad (center of the large flower) are from SU! the sentiment is from Damask Designs by PTI, and all the paper and the large flower (which is a sticker) are from a kit I bought on clearance years ago. I think it is from Colorblok. I'm just starting to discover what a great kit it is.

Emergency Hugs

Is this little bear not the cutest thing!? My sister is currently spending her weeks alone as her husband has to be out of town for work/school and comes home only on the weekends, so I figured she needed a cheering up card. I'm using the sketch from the Waltzingmouse Makes Challenge #64. They require you to use at least one of there stamps and this sentiment is from the only set I own. It is a digital set that Waltzingmouse created as part of a fund-raising package for a woman named Katie that is battling cancer. You can read her story on this blog. The sentiment belongs with a firetruck, but I thought it very fitting for the occasion. The little bear is a stamp I just got from The Pixie Cottage and I think he will get a lot of use. My card also fits the challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs #76 to use lacing, and the challenge from the Paper Variety to use your favorite color which for me is hands down: blue. The Paper Variety is celebrating their anniversary this week and are having lots of challenges and fun at the party.

Fall Birthday

September is a very full month around here, there are several birthdays and anniversaries as you will see in following posts. This card is for my brother-in-law. The sketch and the challenge to use yellow (mine is really yellow with a strong orange tint, but it is yellow) is from The Pixie Cottage #86 challenge. This week's challenge from The Paper Variety is to use stamps--digital, rubber, clear, whatever. The papers are all DCWV, the tree image is from Papertrey Ink's "Through the Trees" set. The trees are actually bare, but I wanted the fall look, so I tapped in leaves with red, orange, yellow, and green markers. The sentiment is from the same set and the little leaf overstamping the sentiment is from PTI's "Places Please". And the raffia: rescued from the trash for the "sometime I might need it" moment. It was the perfect finishing touch.