Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oooo bad blogger ..me...

I can't believe I havent posted since last Friday! Wow, time got away from me! LOL! I have a couple (or three) of cards to post today that I did for some of the challenges given during the Gina K Designs release party that was Thursday night.

This first one was a challenge that Mel issued called 'Mixology'. We were to use at least 3 different stamp sets to make our creation. I chose to make a little desk top calendar thing, that my sister has alreayd swiped when she came down Sunday, lol.

With this picture you can see 4 sets I used, but actually I used TEN!! I thought the calendar itself looks too plain so I stamped some kind of image on each calendar page. I wont bore you with 12 photos of this, but list what I used:

Daisy from Flowers for Daisy
Leaves from A Year of Flowers
Sentiment from Say it With Flowers

And on the Calendar pages I used:

Jan.-snowflake from The Magic of Christmas
Feb.-little heart with arrow from Just So Hippy
March- shamrock from Just So Hoppy
April- rain drops from Just So Hoppy
May- flowers from Little Tees
June- butterfly from Just So Hoppy
July- sparkles from Jumping For Joy
August- swirls from Whimsical Autumn
Sept.- apple from Whimsical Autumn
Oct.- bat from Happy Haunting
Nov.- pumpkin from Whimsical Autumn
Dec.-ornament from The Magic of Christmas

some I just stamped up in the corner of the page and others I stamped lightly over the whole calendar part.
All can be found at Gina K Designs

And this card was made for a sketch challenge issued by Jessica:

I was going for a rustic look on this card. My friend that purchases alot of my cards wants some 'manly' christmas cards, that would work for just a man... I think this will, dont you?

And one last card today! I so love these little trees from this Magic of Christmas set! Can ya tell? LOL! Here is a bright cheery one! This was done for a sketch challenge that Gina issued called 'On an angle' over at PaperCraft Planet (have you joined yet? It's sure is growing!!):

I paper pieced the trees on this one! Makes them kinda interesting looking! LOL!

Ok, thats all for today! Things been a bit busy for me lately, dont seem to get as much stamping done as I'd like to! My sister came down this Sunday from Bossier and we went out to eat and just visited and she got alot of goodies from me, lol! I had some Unity stamps that she really liked, the great big ones, cause she does more scrapbooking than anything, so I was a good sister and let her have them...remember that Kelli!! Yea, she's the baby of the family and will pout if she dont get her way, haha! I hope to go spend a weekend with her, either the one after Thanksgiving or the next one...and when I do I am going to go see Michelle from Stampers Dream! I havent actually TOLD Michelle that yet, but hoping we can meet then! haha! I want to do a bit of shopping in her store too...hehehe. I think its kinda neat, that someone out here in blog land lives that close to me (about an hour away) and would love to be able to meet them! Anyways, sorry for the long post, but wanted to get caught up...thanks for hanging in there with me!

Card Details:
Stamps: listed below picture
Papers: DP is Basic Grey
Accessories: chipboard, calendar, koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, jumbo eyelets, hemp twine, pop dots

Card #1:
Stamps: The Magic of Christmas from Gina K Designs
Papers: bought at HL...I cant find a name on it, SU! cardstock
Accessories: oval nesties, gold cording, white gel pen,pop dots, CB embossing folder, sanding block, metallic rub paste, copic markers, koh-i-noor pencils and OMS.

Card #2:
Stamps: The Magic of Christmas from Gina K Designs
Papers: PTI cardstock, DP is AC patterned paper
Accessories: MS snowflake punch, rectangle nesties, brads, copic markers, pop dots, tag die.


Theresa said...

Wow, Cat, these are fantastic! That calendar is stunning! Gorgeous coloring as always.

Shirley said...

Oh my gosh, Cat!!! The calendar is just such a beautiful result. Love everything. This is one of the few desk calendars I have even liked. Gorgeous! The second card is just so rich and elegant looking. Beautiful! The third is so vibrant and says 'Let's celebrate'. The snowflakes are the perfect touch for those cute polka dot Christams trees. I can't figure out how come I didn't get back here before now!

Michelle said...

Well if Kellie wasn't so greedy taking the calendar, I might have asked for that for Christmas! ROTF!

OF COURSE you can come see me...anytime you like! I would LOVE that! Now you DO need to carve out more than *a few minutes* because we will have MUCH to talk about! :-)

What fun! I can't wait!

mudmaven said...

Lots and lots of lovelies today Cat! These are all really great! It's great to see a big sister looking out for her little sister too! Love that calendar idea! Might have to case that one! Thanks! ~chris

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh wonderful cards Cat!!! But that calendar........OH WOW!! I'm sooooooo totally gonna CASE that soon!!! What awesome little gifts!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Wow, your cards are wonderful. I love each of them.


Janine said...

Cat your cards are fabulous especially the calendar one... What a great idea!!

Jessica said...

All of them are awesome, Cathy!!

you're such an over-achiever, heehee!! I love all your challenge projects!! tfs.

LeAnne said...

These are beautiful, I would have LOVED to see each calendar page! Your coloring is wonderful on everything!

Donna said...

awesome projects; beautiful calendar, rustic feel was achieved on the middle one & my FAVORITE is the paper-pieced trees, it is MOST FESTIVE!

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