Sunday, January 8, 2012

Love is in the air....

Can you believe the Month of December is gone and we are well into January already?? Holy cow it just flew by for me. Seems like we just did the wrapping paper hop last week....Well here we are again with another AWESOME theme and hop, lets get started cause by now you are probably gettin' a bit tired, mmkay? Don't worry, just 2 more awesome (in my opinion) people to go after this...(insert shoulder rub) You can do it!!!

If you didn't arrive here from Tenia Nelson's  blog (her stuff is always so clean and pretty) just head on back to DeNami Design's blog ta get back on track. Don't forget to leave those comments gals...DeNami Design is giving away two $20 gift certificates to two randomly picked people that have left comments along the hop, you have till January 9th @ 11:59pm PST!! So be sure to leave everyone a little love….we bloggers live for your comments and besides, who wouldn’t be excited about the possibility of winning a DeNami Design gift certificate??

Well here's what I came up with. Paulina gave me the idea of embossing on vellum and I have to say I love it! It really changes up the card. I've only used vellum to "tone down" a card...mainly patterned paper, never as a focal point. I can see much more of this in my future!

Okay, I'm keeping it short for once (you're welcome hehehe), so off you go to see something amazing from one of my crafting idols, Wendy Elliot. I can't wait to get by there myself!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2012 Challenge! - card #2

I debated and debated and debated again about submitting this card for Lawn Fawn's CHA challenge. I made this little card for my hubby and had already posted it on my blog and in Flicker some time ago...but I really really love it, and really wanted to submit it. After all the debating most of the day...hubby said I should just do it...guessing he was tired of listening to me ;)
I love this card for several reasons...the bright fun colors, sparkles (stickles), sentiment and just the overall funness of the whole thing.

Hope ya'll don't mind me re-posting this card...thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2012 Challenge

What an amazing opportunity Lawn Fawn has for us!!! Did you see this post?!?!?! WOW is all I can say. I know there is a prize involved, but in my opinion just having a card in their catalog and that card being in their booth at the CHA is reward enough...they have gone over the top with this one :)

Well there's nothing like being down to the wire and some pressure is there? I've been working hard the last few days making sketch after sketch to come up with my perfect card to submit. I like everything I came up with, but I didn't think they were worthy of submitting. For some reason I just kept coming back a certain one several times so I decided to make a mock up card and see if my idea almost did lol. I originally planned to have two rows of tickets in a chevron pattern but the tickets are just too wide so I could only do one row. I still love the way it turned out though so I made a final version and here it is....
 I stamped and cut out the ferris wheel and tickets. I added a little rhinestones to the cars and stickles to the tickets to make them pop.
Well I hope ya liked it.....