This is a spin off blog from I CAN'T WANNA.
Cards, scrapbook projects and other crafty things.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

365 Cards - Day 42/41/40 - Caught up now

The 365 Cards challenge for today, Day 42, was to stamp your own background. I made these two because I really liked the background stamp I used.

Day 41 - Get Well card. I'm hoping this won't make the recipient more sick.

Day 40 - Sun, Surf, Sand inspiration.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

365 Cards - Day 39 - Wacky Color Wednesday

The 365 Cards Challenge today is to use Orange, Purple and Green on your card. Only.

I cheated a bit and used brown ink. teeheehee

I almost didn't make a card. I am tired. I figured I could make it tomorrow. Late. But still get it done. I will be staying home again with my sick daughter. She has a fever, cough and stuffy head. And won't stop sneezing long enough for me to get a "God Bless You" in. Poor thing.
As I will be staying home, I will check out all of the other creations tomorrow. I'll have all day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

365 Cards - Day 38 - That's It, I Quilt

Next week is Skor-it Week at 365 Cards. Starting Sunday, instead of a sketch, they will kick off the week with a scoring challenge, and each day the rest of the DT will bring you their take on a challenge, along with a tutorial on their blogs. They'll also be blogging about the very popular Scor-it Board and Scor-it Mini. Don't worry, though, you don't need anything other than a simple scoring tool (a bone folder or stylus will do)to participate.

365 Cards challenge today is to use this pattern:

I decided to use flowers for the quilt squares. And a larger card base this time. I really love flowers. And after making the boy cards yesterday, I was ready to get back to girlie. (I have 3 girls - no boys). The flowers are Prima Calypso Tin Island Pastel. They really aren't pastel to me. But bright and cheery.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Give Kids the World - warning - Wordy post ( well, wordy for me)

Last year I took Stacy Julian's Library of Memories class through Big Picture Scrapbooking. (I am an addict there). As you all can guess about me by now, change is bad. Or at least it isn't embraced full on. So here we are a year later and I am taking the class again, because she lets students take the class for a couple of years.

It involves a system that she has developed over the last ump-teen years. And she is still tweaking. Anyway, part of the system is to get your scrapbook albums in some sort of order. Not chronological mind you. So, I took the plunge and bought all new albums to get going with the system.

I bought new 3 ring binder albums, to make for easier page movements within and between albums. This left me with about 2 dozen post bound albums. I didn't want to take them to the local thrift store. I tried Craig's List. No takers.

So I have been talking with Wendy. She is in charge of information on getting together 1100 layouts and 110 12x12 albums to distribute to the children who are guests at Give Kids the World Village. It is a hotel designed for children with life threatening illnesses to go to major amusement parks in the Orlando Florida area. The whole experience is provided at no cost to their families. I agreed to send her my albums. She, and a group in Florida, try to get scrapbooks to put in each room at least twice a year.

Once I agreed to send my albums, I remembered that I had a TON of Disney related scrapbook swap items that were just sitting in my scraproom. I hadn't used them yet. So I decided to enlist my three daughters and we sat down one weekend and scrapped enough pages to put into 12 of the albums. 10 layouts are put into each album.

I was home with a sick kid today, so I stuffed layouts into albums. It didn't take very long.

Wendy has been so patient with all of my questions. She is located in the UK. So she answers questions regarding this wonderful effort. If you are interested in helping out, let me know and I will put you in contact with her.

Now to get these boxed up and in the mail...

365 Cards and Mojo Monday

I think it is becoming obvious to any of you who have been coming by for a peek, that my style tends toward the simpler designs. Weird. Who would have thunk it. Not me. But here goes...
Mojo Monday is starting a new month of challenges. Here's the first challenge for April.

Mojo Monday 81 - sketch:

And here's my take on it. My first impression of the sketch was that it should open from the center. So mine does. I need some boy cards, so I left off the ribbon this go 'round.

365 Cards challenge for today was to alter a chipboard shape. I had just made the card above and had an idea. But, believe it or not, I don't have a 1" circle chipboard shape. So I made one using four cardstock circles. Just glued them together. Now I have two boy cards.

Side shot is just to show the "chipboard" circle a little more clearly.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

365 Cards and Caardvarks

Double challenge fit. This card fits into two challenges. 365 Cards and Caardvarks.

The Caardvarks challenge is to incorporate Fantasy into your creation. This card fits the bill. I see knights in armor and a damsel in distress.

Todays challenge on 365 Cards is based on a sketch. I am discovering that for now, I do way better with a sketch. And I do better when I am TOLD which sketch to use. Otherwise I get overwhelmed with all of the choices. I have wanted to make cards, to get a stash going. The 365 Cards challenge is just the kick I needed. And the direction too.

This sketch kinda made me go "Yikes". It looks very complicated. Or, at least it did to me. So I went to my stash drawer of smaller papers. I actually used a collection to choose my papers. I picked a photo mat pad from Die Cuts with a View. The Once Upon a Time Mat Stack. I figured that whatever papers I picked from this stack would match. And I threw in a strip of ribbon, some bling and a stamped image from Inkadinkado. I used one of the new SEI chalk block. I really like these little blocks. They are really smooth and stamp nicely. (Note: I am not a pro. Take my opinion for just that. My opinion!)

Thanks for looking.