Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wedding card

I haven't been able to play along with Couture Cardstock's daily challenges for the past few days.
I was able to make a card for todays challenge.

Today’s Challenge: Journal about your goals, OR create a card for someone who is reaching a milestone or achieving a goal.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

AiFactory Challenge #29

Yippee!!! I was invited to be a guest designer for AiFactory Challenges this week :)
I rec'd this LOVELY Ballerina Ella image to use for this week's challenge of creating an Easel card. You can win this image this week.
Come join the fun and make an Easel card. You don't need to use an AiFactory image to enter, but they have a FABULOUS freebie section(
Your Easel card is due by Midnight EST, Wednesday, March 30th
If you are uploading to a public gallery., Please use code AIF029 .

supplies: Couture Cardstock c/s , Paper Studio pp,
FloraDoodles butterfly, Ellison ballet slipper die,Colorbok transparency frame, Copic markers, chalk, lace,sentiment stickers

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge~Vintage Vibe

Today's challenge at Couture Cardstock is to create a card with a "Vintage Vibe". I think that this image from Graphic 45 pp is just perfect for the challenge.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge~Masking

It was 66 degrees today and supposed to snow tonight~go figure...

Today's Couture Cardstock Challenge is to use MASKING

My SIL was wearing a fall colored flannel shirt today and I was inspired to create this card for todays challenge.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Couture Cardstock Marker Challenge

Stop by Couture Cardstock today~ Broni has a super cute card that she made using Copics markers to create a tie-dye effect on a stamped image .

Today's challenge at Couture Cardstock is to use markers on a project . I used makers to color a stamped Bella image.

Front of card

Inside of card

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AI Factory Challenge #27 - Clear & Simple

Here is a card that I made for the Clear and Simple Challenge at AiFactory.

Basic Gray pp, Hambly transparency, ribbon, sentiment sticker

Happy St. Patricks day

I made this card with today's Couture Cardstock challenge which is to use pop dots to make our project POP.

I cut the shamrocks using my Cricut and Designers Calendar cartridge. The shamrocks are popped up with pop dots.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Couture Cardstock Circle Challenge

It would seem that I got my holidays mixed up but these Halloween images worked perfest for todays challenge at Couture Cardstock which was to use at least 2 circles on a project.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Couture cardstock challenge 3/14

Today at Couture Cardstock ~ Challenge today is to create a project which reflects your sense of style or self.
I am sooo excited about the arrival of spring and I LOVE butterflies (and the color blue). I chose to make a banner to hang in my scrappy area.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Couture Cardstock Embellishment Challenge

Today' s Couture Cardstock Challenge~
Your challenge is to make an embellishment which transforms a project from “blah” to “wow.” Good luck makeover masters and don’t forget to share your results!!

I made the tag on my card. It started as a plain black tag. I used Versamark and lime and pink embossing powders for the background. I used an Inkadinkado sentiment stamp as well as a Colorbok transparency and Maya Road chipboard buttons.

Chicago River turns GREEN

For over 40 years the dyeing of the Chicago River has been privately funded~this year will be no different.
On Saturday morning, an hour or so before Chicago's annual St. Patrick's Day parade, members of Chicago's Journeymen Plumbers Union add dye to the Chicago River, temporarily transforming a stretch of the waterway into an Emerald green.

What a gorgeous view!!

Sadly, I will miss the dyeing of the river and the parade this year, partly because the weather forcast calls for rain (and I might melt :P ) and partly because I am helping out at work today.
But I will be there in spirit!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Todays Challenge at Couture Cardstock is Use pastel or muted tones on your project.

With it being 62 degrees with sunshine (and rain) in Chicago today~I was hit with a case of spring fever. I was excited to see my tulips and hyacinths begining to come up.
With SPRING on the brain~ this is my LO. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Couture Cardstock 3 Shades Challenge

I am continuing to create with Couture Cardstock's Daily Challenges.

Today’s Challenge: Use 3 different shades of the same color!

Even though it feels like spring in Chicago~ I went with a Fall LO. I am WAAAAY behind on my scrapping :( My son in the picture turned 17 today.

Happy Birthday "G"

Monday, March 8, 2010

I have been so much fun participating in the daily challenges at Couture Cardstock. I haven't been able get every challenge done, but I do visit the blog daily.

Today’s Challenge: Use paint somewhere on your project!

DCVW c/s, Heidi Swapp paint, brick stamp, distress ink, Hambly transparency, Colorbok transparency

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge March 6th

This is the card that I made for the Couture Cardstock National Craft Month Challenge a day contest.

Todays challenge is to use a sewing technique or supply in a paper project.

Paper Studio pp, May Arts ribbon,Target Dollar Spot dimensional sticker, butterfly photos ,Fancy Pants rub-on, misc. stickers, chipboard bird

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge 3/4

This is the card that I made for the Couture Cardstock National Craft Month Challenge a day contest.

Today’s Challenge: Use a butterfly or other bug somewhere on your project!

Also being submitted to
Ai Factory Challenges Challenge #26 B Challenged ~ Blue, Bling, Bow
C.R.A.F.T Challenge challenge #40~ flowers,Mother's Day
Cute Card Thursday challenge #102~ Lucky Green
Pals Paprer Arts PPA-32~Spring themed challenge
S2G Challenges with a Twist Challenge 3/4 ~ use green
Color Throwdown Color Throwdown #82~not quite navy, old olive,ruby red
Inky Impressions Challlenge #31~use green
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #14~Color Theory Triad I chose to use the Split Complimentary colors of red,blue and green
Pink Elephant Challenges Challenge #56~add Green to your color combo

Coredination and Bazzill c/s, Basic Grey pp, Cuttlebug embossing floder, Unity stamp, Versamark ink, Stampendous embossing powder,Bic Marker, Kaisercraft bling, Petaloo Flora Doodlle butterfly, misc. ribbon

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

To celebrate National Craft Month, Couture Cardstock is holding a month long contest. Each day during the month of March there will be a new challenge on their blog.

Today’s Challenge: Use an edge punch to add detail to one of your pages!

This is my page. I used 2 EK Success punches.