Sunday, January 31, 2010

..since you've been gone... all that's left is a...

...tired person!  I have been crafting and working, just NOT posting.  "Bout time I fixed that!  Here are several cards for different occasions.  I find that when my mind is in a wandering mood, my cards reflect it, too.  I can't seem to grab on to a style I love or color scheme that pleases me from one day to the next.  I have decided that until the winter drabs pass on by, I will, instead, try my hand at CASE'ing and sketches.  I have rarely turned to sketches as I am just too much of a literalist.  No, really!  I will see a circle and measure it so my circle is exactly the same size.  I know you are supposed to just use a sketch as a starting point but I wind up making EXACTLY what the sketch shows.  How dull is that? 

Anyway, all of the cardstock, most of the PP and buttons and ribbon, stamps and ink are PTI.  The rest is from my stash. All of these were done on different days, different moods, different styles.  I have no favorites at the moment so you decide!  Any of them speak to you?  Any of them say "blechhh"!  It's OK, one or two are definitely not my best nor my worst.

So, anything worth noting?  I think I like the last one the most.  Maybe it's because it is the most suggestive of spring and I really, really want spring to arrive.  Well, and I really love that button bits stamp.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ted's Color Challenge

Ted is conducting a fun challenge Here.  Create a Valentine Card using an NFL football team's colors!  Oh, so easy when your favorite team uses the colors of a Colorado sunset.  Of course, I mean the Broncos and the blue and orange that bless Colorado's sunset almost nightly.
A fun card to make.  Used the embossing folder from Cuttlebug with the hearts to emboss some PTI kraft card stock, punched out 2 hearts with the Marvey Heart punch and inked with Enchanted Evening ink.  Orange Zest and Enchanted Evening provide the orange and blue cardstock and finished off with the Simple Valentine stamp set using EE ink.  A quick little knot with some more OZ and EE ribbon and bottom edges punched with the large scallop punch from EK Sucess.  What do you think?

On a final sobering note:  The Broncos started out so well and crashed back to earth so very hard and well, there is always next year.