Monday, September 1, 2008

More creative stuff!

So when I started making cards I justified some the the original purchases by saying that I would use them to make adorable tags for Homemade Gourmet Gifts... I can personalize the pre-made gifts I take to craft shows... I can make thank you cards for my hostesses, I'll be on top of my correspondence!! Instead of forgetting birthdays I'll have a stack of beautiful handmade creations ready to go at a moment's notice! Right.. I bet I'm not the first to creatively justify a new hobby. Well, I am pleased to announce that I spent a good portion of this long weekend being craft-tastic. I finished a boatload of cards and participated in some challenges at the same time!

Here's a card I whipped up for an upcoming hostess. (I bought Chefabella for that reason... to make hostess cards!) I coordinated the colors to play with this week's color challenge on Splitcoast. The task was to make a card using Kraft (or Creamy Caramel), Basic Black and Ruby Red. I used all of those inks on Miss Bella as well as some scrap paper I had laying around. The challenge code is CC181, check out all the other submissions in the gallery!

But was I done with the challenges for the day?? Not a chance! The bella sketch challenge beckoned as well! I didn't use my Bellas, I needed a birthday card for my SIL and none of my Bellas seemed to fit. I whipped out my TCP stamps and inked up Present Sprinkle and some party hats! The gallery link is BSC44. I am anxiously waiting for my order of the new TCP Birthday stamps to arrive, but I guess I'll have to wait a little longer and use what I have... (Have you seen the new sets? The penguins and cupcakes are adorable!!! and rumor has it that there is another release in the near future!) Can you tell I was really digging the Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie ink today? I also think the scallop flowers really complimented the background paper, don't you?
Final creation of the day. This is for a friend of mine who recently announced she was pregnant. I thought teddybella was especially appropriate for her. When I asked if she wanted a boy or a girl, she said that it didn't matter, she just wanted to know so she could start shopping!

I know all of the paper is from SU! and I used Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou and Old Olive along with a bunch of other SU! inks. I even used the funky new Scallop edge punch! That thing is AWESOME!!!
Well, back to reality and off to fold some clothes!


Meli Mitchell said...

Your chef card certainly is "yummylicious". So cute! Your coloring is awesome. Loves!

christine said...

stunning cards!!!

Monica said...

they are both beautiful!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very nice! Your coloring is excellent!