Saturday, June 25, 2011

CAS Graduate Lily

Thanks for stopping by! This is a quick post of a Clean and Simple graduation card. I had Lily colored up last year and finally put her front and center where she belongs.

My Creation
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Ins and Outs ~ CAS Graduate Lily
Stamps: PCS Graduate Lily
Paper: SU Whisper White, TPS Paper Graduation Stack
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Hair: Y21, YR23, 31; Shoes/Ribbon: R29; Skin, Scroll: E50, 51, R20 cheeks; Robe/Cap: 100, C05, 07)
Accessories: Walmart Ribbon

Friday, June 24, 2011

Get Well at One Stop Crafts

This card is for one of my dearest and oldest friends. We met as kids during summer vacations and kept in touch through the years. Not sure how often she checks my craft blog, so hopefully the card arrives in the mail before she sees it here. :o) The challenge at One Stop Crafts was PURRFECT as I needed a get well card for my friend. We have a new sponsor at the OSCC, A Day for Daisies. The DT got to play with some of their adorable images. I hope you can play with us this week and get the chance to win your own images. Stop by the OSC challenge blog to see the DT's Get Well creations and link up your own. I might have gone a tish overboard with the cat references, but can you really have too many? :o)

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #109
Crafty Creations Challenge #124 ~ Let it Shine
Just Some Lines Challenge ~ Spotty Dotty
365 Cards Day 100 ~ My Happy Place
One of my happiest spots is sitting with a lap full of kittens.
365 Cards Day 112 ~ Paper Pieced
365 Cards Day 116 ~ So ‘fan’tastic
Use fav technique (Paper Piecing); fav tool (CM trimmer); fav embellie (rhinestones)
Stamping for the Weekend Challenge #11 ~ My Favorite Things
Kitties, Purple and Rhinestones!
Here's a shot of the real life inspiration from our childhood days and a more recent one. We're still stylish!

My Creation

Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Get Well Kittens
Stamps: Lap Full of Kittens (A Day for Daisies)
Paper: DCWV Latte and Al About Girls, Neenah White
Ink: Laser Printer, SU Markers
Accessories: Rhinestone Flourishes
Techniques: Paper Piecing

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Diamond Grad Lily

Another graduation card to share today. I was completely out of my stash this year and am making some extras so I'm prepared the next time the season comes around. You can take that as I'm planning ahead or just too lazy to put the graduation supplies away yet. :o)

My Creation

 Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Diamond Grad Lily
Stamps: PCS Graduate Lily
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Elementary Stack
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Y15, 17; E07, 09, 17, 21, 50; R20; 100, C00, 03, 05, 07); Spica (Lemon, Gold, Clear); White Gel Pen
Accessories: Walmart Ribbon, Graduation Stickers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Grad Owls Whoop it Up

This card

I picked up on the amazing colors in the movie poster and kept with the summer/end of school theme by choosing a graduation image. I’m pretty sure most kids would say a summer out of school is ‘not so terrible’.
Real life inspiration is my gorgeous cousin as she graduates from high school.
Creative Belli Challenge #119 ~ Branches
Simple Create Challenge #46 ~ Fly With Us
The Craft Garden June Challenge
Something Old (image from last year); Something New (DCWV paper stack); Something Blue (Copics)

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Grad Owls Whoop it Up
Stamps: PCS Owls Graduate From School and Verse
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Gradeschool Stack
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (E51, 53, 55, 57; BG0000; R35; Y00, 04, 08; G02, 05; B00, 05, 29); Spica (Sky Blue, Red, Orange, Sand); White Gel Pen

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pike’s High School Boy Graduate

We have one more graduation open house to attend for the season on Saturday. We've lived in our house for almost 4 years and have been privileged to have a wonderful young man (and his family) as neighbors.
Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #108
Color Inspiration ~365 Cards Day 105 ~ Mega Movie Monday
365 Cards did a movie inspiration theme last week; I copped out and used the black, white and yellow colors from thsi movie poster. I don't have any penguin images!
Crafty Creations Challenge #123 ~ Just Imagine: Dress Up
Does my graduation robe count as getting dressed up? I hope so!
Delightful Sketches Challenge ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Variety Challenge #38 ~ Mixed Alphas
Use 2+ varieties of alphabets; I have 3 different fonts on the paper and embellishments.
Male Challenges: Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Dads and Lads; 2 Sisters Challenge #44 ~ For a Guy; Dutch Dare Challenge #117 ~ For the Boys
Sew Many Challenges #57 ~ Punch It
I used my Creative Memories square punch to make sure my 'tiles' were consistent.
Mad for Markers Brown Hair Copic Challenge
My guy doesn't have 'lots' of brown hair, but I tried to give him some personality in the hair department. I tied in more brown in his pants and shoes.
My Creation

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Ins and Outs ~ Pike's High School Boy Graduate
Stamps: Dustin Pike Graduation Boy
Paper: DCWV, TPV, SU, Unknown
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Skin: E00, 09, 50, 53, R00; Hair/Shoes: E23, 27, 29; Socks/Robe: C3, 5, 9; Diploma E41; Pants: E30, 31, 35; Tie R29)
Accessories: EK Success Stickers, CM Square Punch

Changito Boy Graduate

I've been having fun creating graduation cards for some very special people in my life. There are so many adorable images for grads, I might have to play with them all year long. :o)
365 Cards Day 50 ~ 365 Cards Blog Inspired
I went with the rainbow inspiration in my striped paper.

365 Cards Day 52 ~ Spring Cleaning Recipe
1) 2 pieces of patterned paper you've had for at least a year (the black graduation paper is 3 years old and the striped scrap has been floating around my desk for quite a while. It came from a paper stack I bought several years ago)
2) Something that you've had for as long as you've been scrapping (that would be my trusty Creative Memories scissor that has snipped with me since I started scrapping 10 years ago)
3) Ribbon that you've had for at least 2 years (I found the Graduation ribbon on clearance at WalMart a few years ago and pull it out every year)
Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge #60 ~ Buttons
Wags N Whiskers Challenge #56 ~ For the Boys

My Creation

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Ins and Outs ~ Changito Boy Graduate
Stamps: Changito Grad (Stampendous)
Paper: SU Whisper White, TPV Graduation Stack, DCWV Grade school Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Body E31; Cap R29; Diploma R81
Accessories: Ribbon (WalMart), Buttons

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father’s Day Kitty

Wahoo for Saturday's and a new challenge over at One Stop Crafts! This week the DT was challenged to create a Father's Day card. I had fun using a cute cat image from our sponsor, Robyn's Fetish. The image was actually a duo, and I just cut out one of the cats. We hope you'll make time to come and play with us!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #71
This is an old sketch I've been meaning to play with. I took it to the CAS style.
The Corrosive Challenge #119 ~ Summer Colors The blue reminds me of the water at the beach and the red would be my fair skin after spending a summer day there!
Father's Day/Men Challenges: One Stop Craft Challenge #135; The Crazy Challenge #70; Creative Inspirations Challenge #115; The Stamping Boutique Challenge #8
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #65 ~ Embossing
Digi Doodles Challenge #62 ~ No Backing Papers The challenge is to NOT use any patterned papers for your card background. That's tricky since I tend to always do so. I embossed a panel instead.

My Creation

Image Detail
I used SU markers to color the blue and red portions and a grey colored pencil to give a bit o shading and texture to the body. Spicas provided a bit of glittery sheen over the top.

Ins and Outs ~ Father's Day Kitty
Stamps: SU Sentiment, Robyn’s Fetish Cat, TLC Sentiment (inside)
Paper: SU, DCWV
Ink: SU, Gray Pencil
Accessories: SU Punches, Pop Up Dots