Saturday, February 27, 2010

On a Mission

One of my (many) missions lately, has been to finish up unfinished projects. I have several stamped images in need of colouring and some cards that have been abandoned because I couldn't get them to look just right. Well, my challenge to myself is to finish them all off!

This image had been stamped and coloured for months. This weekend, my children have a birthday party to attend for a little boy who is really 'into' space. Well, I dusted this image off and decided to make something of it!

I wanted to make a card other than a standard 5 1/2 by 4 1/4, but didn't have a lot of time to look up the measurements for a specialty card. So, I decided to go with a card that opens in the center.

The papers are all from my scrap bin and the stamp is an SU! set called Pun Fun. I used a small star punch and some pop dots to adhere them around the space ship. The stars were also coloured with a glitter pen to make them shimmer. The number six was cut using a die cut and my cuttlebug. A bit of orange ribbon, et voila! I was finished. I am happy with the result and hope that this little guy's mother sees and rescues this card before it ends up in the trash with the wrapping paper! Eeeek!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Out of Retirement....

My friend, Joanne, is celebrating her blogaversary she is issuing a series of challenges as part of the celebration. There is a big goodie basket up for grabs....enough of a goodie basket to bring me out of my self imposed blogging retirement and get me crackin'!

I decided to use my newest MFT stamp....which came in my MFT VIP package. It is actually from March's release, but by purchasing the VIP package, I got my hands on it early!

The famous MFT girl is supposed to be holding a cake...the stamp set comes complete with candles and everything. I, however, decided to take some creative liberties and I changed the cake into a big stack of gifts....each paper pieced and tied with a teeny, tiny ribbon!

I used a border punch, some ribbon, and some buttons from my VIP kit in order to complete the look. Who's That Girl's skirt is paper pieced as well, and her hands and legs are coloured with copic markers. All of these papers are from my scrap bin....I have to do my part to be good to the earth, right?! When it comes paper crafting supplies...I am known to be quite the consumer!

I decided to put my sentiment on the inside of my card....I couldn't quite get it to look right on the front without it looking too 'overdone'. I seem to be having trouble with that lately...fitting my sentiment on the front of my cards. Hmmm....something to work on!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to post my link on the challenge thread!