Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Color Challenge #35

Cute huh?

With the Congratulations sentiment!

So, once again I took the chance to do one of Kristina's Color Challenge Kwernerdesign.com. I was very creative this time that I managed to make my own little house template! I saw a little house card on Two Peas in a Bucket and I decided that I liked the card and went ahead and created my own house template on a Word doc. I you like, you can download the template and make your own little house design and then you can show me what you did! 
So, on to the card, there wasn't much stamping on this one but I used all the colors for this challenge and incorporated it into the house card....the door, windows, door knob etc. Let me know what you think. I particularly like the door because it has the silver ribbon, the argyle print on the door stamped white (dunno if you can see it on the card), but it comes out cute and simple. This card can be given to someone who just bought a house and is having a house warming, or that's what I had in mind, hence the Congratulations sentiment on the first pic.

Download template here.

*So, what I did to cut out the template was cutting the template with a paper trimmer so the lines come out perfect. You place the template on top of the card stock you want to use. The left roof of the house will be where the flap is on the house card. Pretty simple. I wish I had time to show you with pics but I don't have time. Email me if you have questions but it's pretty straight forward.

*I will be out for 3wks starting Thurs, as I go back home to Bze to visit friends and fam, hopefully I can gather some nice pics and will post them here! Happy Holidays!

Thanks for visiting-
Clouds :o)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Color Challenge #34


From the side...

I stole time to participate in this week's Color Challenge by Kristina Kwernedesign.com. The colors were fun to use but I dunno that my camera liked them, cuz the pics weren't that great. I dunno, you decide.  But anywhos, I used silver ribbon to accentuate the card and it went well with the colors. I also used the dotted argyle stamp from SU! for the background, and the Priceless stamp to give it that swirly look. The focal point of the card is the plum star with the ribbon, very cute. I used Dazzle Versa Mark to give it a shiny effect (fairly new versa mark cuz I just saw it), which I really like, dunno if you can see it on the pic, but anywhos, it's quite simple really.

-Clouds :o)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Holiday Season is here...

up close.

1st holiday card.

2nd holiday card.

Oh man, have I skipped a month of blogging. The month before that I barely blogged, I know someone out there is checking out my blog. I refuse to think that I'm the only one adding to the blog counter :o) THANK YOU!!!

Between the Thanksgiving break and classes now I managed to make a few cute holiday cards. These are cards that are perfect for gift cards but I just made them that size since I might be mailing a few wallet size, holiday photos w/'em. 

I fell in love w/a few DP that I found at Archivers. There's not much stamping on these cards save the holiday sentiments inside the card and on the back w/the "hand stamped just for you" stamp. Lots of red as well, I love bold bright colors, and that's the theme here for this cards, very traditional. I decided to add the "blur" effect on these and I'm not quite sure I like it...hmm...

I also added some cute embellishments I found at the Hotspot section like cute buttons and hemp wire (rope? wire? ribbon? ah well!) I hope you like these, also, there's some glitter added. I hope to post a couple more times before I leave for the Holiday vacations. I am going home to Bze for 3wks, I know, it's warm there....

Please stop by again....I have though, been checking out my buddies blogs and there's some really nice cards out there, check them out! Under my stamping pals list on the right!

Take it easy,
-Clouds :o)