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

Saturday, April 25, 2009

365 Cards - Days 55 & 56

Played catch up this evening for 365 Cards. I had another project I was working on for the challenge on Opus Gluei. (see my previous post) They are having a big Blog Candy give away. Big reveal on Monday. There are a couple of teasers on the site. Anyway, I finally sat down and made yesterday's card and today's.

Day 55 - Card Recipe

5x5 Card
4x4 Patterned Paper (edge could be altered)
1 Shape
3 jewels
Alphabet stickers
Nothing More.

Here's mine.

Day 56 - See thru Saturday

Make an acrylic card. (clear) I don't have acrylic cards, I had planned on using a photo overlay at first. Then I found this binder divider/pocket thingy that I rescued from my darling daughter's trash can. She throws everything away. I am a packrat. She gets it from her dad. Anyhow, it isn't exactly clear, but mostly clear, so I thought it would work. And I really like how it turned out.

Anyway, it's late. I am tired. I think I'll go to bed now. Don't want to be awake for the next challenge to post. (I was the other night. Boy did I pay for it the next day!)

Thanks for looking.

Blog Candy Give away and new Challenge up at Opus Gluei - and Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog

Opus Gluei give away and new challenge.

PLUS new challenge at:
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog.

You really have to check out the new challenge at the OG. (my nickname for it) AND check out Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog.

May is just around the corner and the challenge is to make something flowery to give to someone on May 1st.

I made these little posey holders to hang on a few of our neighbors doors.

I used my Silhouette cutting machine to design and cut the sides and the flower medallions. Inked the edges, glued everything together, tied ribbon, stamped "Happy May Day" on the medallions, tied the medallions onto the posey holder, cut the silk pansy spray to fit and Viola.

My plan is to sneak them on their doors in the morning.

I won't be telling them that they are from me.

OG is also having a wonderful give away. So far there have been a few sneak peaks. Here and here. Another sneak is going up tomorrow with the big reveal on Monday.

Scrappy Frog is giving prizes too. Go check them out here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

365 Cards - Day 54 - Recycle Something

365 Cards challenged us to use something out of the ordinary on our cards. Something that might be tossed out with the trash. I saved a folder from work that was headed to the trash bin and used a manilla envelope that I received in the mail. I stamped with $1 stamps from Michael's. The date journal strip is my own creation. Ribbon is American Crafts. I am not sure I like this card, and I will probably fuss with it a bit more. But I tried. The pockets will hold a bookmard (already there), some pictures, money and maybe a note.

This design is lifted from Amy. You should visit her. She makes some pretty cool things.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

365 Cards - Day 53 - Fruit

Use fruit today for the 365 Cards Challenge.

At first I was in a panic. I don't have fruit paper. I don't have fruit stamps. I can't draw.

BUT, I do have a Quickutz citrus slice die.

I figure this could be used as encouragement for someone having a tough go of it.

Thanks for looking.

Blog candy teaser

OPUS GLUEI blog candy teaser #1 of 3.

The Order of the Opus Gluei is going to reveal a BIG giveaway.
They are shamelessly bribing folks to play with them.

Go check it out.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

365 Cards - Day 52 - Tuesday's Trio

Brad - Blossom - Circle

Today @ 365 Cards, we were challenged to use these 3 elements on a card.

I filed the cards I have made so far, and I now have plenty of Birthday cards for a while. I did need some more general cards. So, I made this:

Thanks for looking.

Blog Candy @ Bev's Blog

Blog candy so sweet, you'll gain a few pounds just looking at it.

Go here. To enter in the drawing to be held on April 23rd, which is Bev's Blog-iversary.

You could win this:

Even if you don't win this wonderful stash of goodies, you'll win simply by oogling all of her wonderful creations.

Go over there. And Good Luck.

Monday, April 20, 2009

365 Cards - Day 51 - Photo Inspiration

Today at 365 Cards the inspiration came to us in this picture:

My muse is sadistic. I made the decision earlier today to take today off. I thought I would make my card tomorrow. Tonight was a bit busy, getting back to school after spring break, I had to mail some books, the girls needed new binders, etc. So in order to help take stress off of me, I was going to take the night off. BUT, it happened again, I passed by my craft space on the way to tuck the little darlings into bed, and BAM, that little muse smacked me in the forehead. ;->

So, here is the card.

I used a square card that I bought at Michaels (8 w/envelopes for $1.00), A Heidi Swapp flower, Sizzix die cut frame out of Bazzil Bling, and Forest Friends flower/brad thingie. Just lightly inked the embossing on the card with light blue, red and black ink. Stuck everything on and here you go.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

365 Cards - Day 50 - Sketchy Sunday

I can't believe I have made so many cards. And I even like most of them. LOL.

Today's 365 Card challenge is to use this sketch:

So I did. Here's what I made.

I really love the card challenges. They are small do-able projects that REALLY give me a sense of accomplishment for the day. Plus I get to play with paper and glue and do-dads.

This card was made with some old stash (background paper), new supplies (oval and plaid striped paper - which are actually cards that I got in the $ section at Michael's), store bought lace (via a kit) and a homemade embellie (Owl medallion).
I really like the way this turned out.

Thanks for looking.