Monday, February 25, 2013

A special birthday card for a special boy

We've hit the spring birthday rush!  Saige had 3 birthday parties in 1 week!  We went to Bennett's birthday party on Saturday and the theme was "All things B".  When I went to put together a card I started looking through a few different sketch challenge blogs to see if anything struck me.  When I saw the Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch it hit me and I think it's the fastest I've ever put together a challenge card. 

I was really happy with how it turned out.  I used the Honeycomb embossing folder to create the soccer ball.  I didn't quite get the black spots on the ball right, but I figured there was enough over it (and he's just 2) that it wouldn't matter too much.  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Celebrating Sale-A-Bration

It's Sale-A-Bration at Stampin' Up right now!  That means you'll get a free product for every $50 you spend (ask me for more details).  I try and save a big supply order for Sale-A-Bration time and get some of the free fun stuff.  Here's a card with a ton of Sale-A-Bration items on it.  I used the Fab Friday Sketch #11 and the Create with Connie and Mary #CCMC238 color challenge (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade).

I LOVE the way this card turned out.  I used the new single stamp that fits the framelit.  I think I'll probably use it a lot in my scrapbooking so I had to have it.  I also used the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set, the Vintage Verses stamp set and the Sycamore Street DSP.  What do you think?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

That's the ticket, Valentine!

For today's card I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #72 and the colors from the Pals Paper Arts #152 challenge this week (Real Red, Pool Party and Primrose Petals).  I decided that I wanted to use the laser cut heart so I flipped the sketch on it's side.  I absolutely love the More Amore Designer Series paper pack.  I'm not sure I could have done the color challenge without it!  I'm really looking forward to scrapbooking a few pages of Saige using this paper this year!  I used the Tiny Tags stamp for the little ticket punch.  It's a pretty good fit.  I wish there were a few more stamps for the tiny ticket.  I'll keep holding out hope that there's one in the next catalog :).  I hope you like the card!