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

Monday, June 15, 2009

365 Cards - Day 107 - So Girly - Melissa's Card

Tonight it was Melissa (my youngest daughter - 9 yrs old) who approached me to find out what the challenge was today on 365 Cards. She was thrilled to find out that it was to make a girlie card to include the word GIRL on it. She was thrilled, I was perplexed. Melissa is a Tom-boy. I picked her up today from afterschool care she was playing basketball with the boys, not hopscotch with the girls, in her Steelers football jersey. She asked for, and received, permission to make a card using my supplies. I was not surprised that she used Tinkerbelle. Tink is one of her favs. I am surprised, pleasantly so, that she came up with the saying on the card. I am always taken aback by my youngest. She is quite unpredictable. I love it. Right after she finished her card, she asked if I would put it on my blog and enter it at 365. (Not to be out done by her sister, I'm sure.) So here is her card.

Thank you for looking at her creation. I am one very proud mommy.

365 Cards - Day 107 - So Girly

Todays 365 Cards challenge was to make a girlie card. I used Hello Kitty papers from a past project, red scraps, a cupcake cut for a project I ended up not doing and made the hello girlie label tonight. The ribbon is actually two ribbons twisted together. One is this really cool wired pom-pom ribbon that I got in a kit (I think) and the other is a dollar bin special.

No make up cards tonight. I was busy with other projects this afternoon/evening. I rearranged the furniture in the family room, took the girls to get Chinese food, took them to Wal-Mart to pick up a prescription and get supplies to make some really cool candy notebooks. (I'll be posting pics soon.) And finally, at 9:30 got to play with card making goodies.

Thanks for looking.

Opus Gluei - Challenge # 13 - How does your Garden Grow?

The challenge at Opus Gluei this week is to be inspired by gardens.
I have had this quilt kit for way too long. I broke it out and am really glad I did.

It has been way too long since I have sewn anything. We just got rid of a throw pillow because it needed mending and it had been too long waiting. Oops! I guess I should have hung onto it a bit longer.

Anyway, here are the few blocks that I have managed to get done. I really like them. Even if they are rather pastel-ey. Not sure that they will become a quilt.

Perhaps they will find themselves on the table in the form of placemats. Or a table runner.

Or maybe they will end up on the wall to please all who walk by.

Or on a bed for one to rest a weary head in the form of a pillow.

Whatever their final form, they will be sure to bring a smile to my face. And hopefully to everyone else that sees them.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

365 Cards - Day 106 - Morgan's Card

My 12 year old daughter walked by right after I posted my card. She thought it was cool and wanted to make one. Then she asked if I would post hers up too. I might have a somewhat biased opinion (snicker, snicker), but I think she did a fabulous job.

Thanks for looking.

365 Cards - Days 106, 98 and 80

This is another card I made in my attempt to catch up on 365 Cards. It is for Day 80 - You're So Plaid. It doesn't look like there is plaid on here. It didn't work out the way I had hoped. I stamped the popped up fish on plaid paper. The stamp covered all the plaid. You can barely see the plaid on the edges. But, it is the card I made for the challenge so here it is. Even though it doesn't look like it has plaid, I kind of like it.

This card was made for Day 98 - It's An Anniversary. The predominant color was to be white. I threw in a splash of silver. Friends are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary and I wanted something simple for their card. It's really hard to see, but there is a ruffle of white tulle on the left edge.
I had to take the detail shot upside down because I couldn't wrap my pea brain around how to get a shot of the tulle otherwise. (Sometimes I am a real ditz.)

Looking at this card, it would qualify for several other challenges as well. 3 different textures, loosely could be for todays sketch... BUT, I am determined to make a card for each challenge. So I choose for this one to be Day 98.
Finally, today's challenge. Day 106 - Super Sketchy Sunday. Using this sketch:
I made this card. I love the summery feel of these papers. They are Citonella by K & Company. The bling is Basic Grey. Simple and bright.

Thanks for looking.