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!
Enjoy!
Lara

4 comments:

Meli Mitchell said...

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

christine said...

stunning cards!!!
tyfs

Monica said...

they are both beautiful!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very nice! Your coloring is excellent!