Monday, April 29, 2013

Fusion Challenge #4

Hiya! I have managed to do another challenge! This time I am playing along with the Fusion Hypothesis #4 challenge. The premise is that you can either use the sketch, the inspiration photo or combine them. You can then vote on the cards entered and they are keeping track of whether the winning cards use the sketch, inspiration photo or combine the two. This is my second time participating and both times I was drawn to the inspiration photo. I think all of the winning cards have combined both.
And here is my card:

I used Papertrey Ink's Mini Blooms and Wonderful Words Additions plus the "you" die from the Wonderful Words Additions set. I embossed the blooms in clear and then used Distress Stains for the color.

For anyone who visits here because you liked the colored images I did, I have some coming up. I still love to color and definitely feel more comfortable with that kind of stamping but I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Color Challenge

Hello! I am really on a roll here! I have managed to do another challenge this week - this time it is a color challenge. I am playing along with the ColorQ challenge, which is Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Kraft this week.

I LOVE these colors!! And here is my take on it:

I used Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set and Papertrey Ink alphabet dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CAS(E) 25

I am really trying to stretch and grow in my card making abilities. One of the ways I am doing that is trying to participate in more challenges. Challenges, whether they be sketch, color, or inspiration are really hard for me because I tend to be too literal. You can't get better without trying things that are hard for you, right? So today I am trying my hand at the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge. This is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I turned the sketch on it's side and used Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Sea.

Thanks so much for looking!

Playing Catch Up

Hello! I have been taking pictures of the cards I have been making for the past couple of months but not posting them, so I think I will play catch up and post some of them in groups. I'll try not to do too many at once. Just to make it simple I am not going to post the info that I  usually do, but if you are curious about something please ask. I will do my best to answer any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My First Fusion Challenge

I love reading other card makers blogs!! One of the ways I find new blogs to read is by looking at challenge blogs that interest me and following some of the beautiful creations to their homes (boy, that sounds very stalker-ish!) I almost never participate in the challenge blogs for 2 reasons. 1-I am horrible about getting my cards photographed and loaded in a timely manner and 2-Once I see others' creations for the challenges I have a hard time getting those out of my head and coming up with something of my own. However, I really love the idea behind this new challenge blog Fusion, so I am going to try my hand at it.  The challenge is to pick either the sketch or the photo (or be very brave and combine them). Here is this weeks challenge:

And here is my card:

I chose to go with the photo for inspiration. I feel like I sometimes take challenges too literally, but maybe if I can do these more often my skills will sharpen.

Foxy for Barbara

Hello!! I have changed the look of my blog back to one of the basic templates. We'll see if that helps with any of the Blogger issues I have been having.......

Almost all of the cards I have been making lately have been for Operation Write Home. I am really loving having such a purpose for my creations. I am going to try to start posting a few a day.....This is one of the few I have made lately that is not for OWH. It is for a friend in another state who has been doing Weight Watchers and has reached a loss of 25lbs. I am so proud of her!!

I used:
Stamps: PTI Hello Foxy, Mama Elephant Say What
Paper: PTI White Cardstock, Heidi Grace Paper (I think - I cut it up into 6x6 and forgot to write down what it was!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Distress
Copics: R81, R83, R85, W0, W1
Other: SU Rhinestones