Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday - Version II

As you probably saw in my previous post...I have twin sisters who just celebrated their 30th birthday. I can't tell you why, but my sister, Heather, has a 'thing' for motorcycles. She has never owned one, and as far as I know, she has only ridden on one once. It was with her fascination in mind that I bought this stamp from Hanna Stamps ages ago, with the intention of making her a card. Well, I finally got around to it for her birthday this year.

Once again, I was working with limited supplies, on the go, and at my Mom and Dad's house. For those reasons, this card is lacking a sentiment. I had pre-stamped and coloured the image with my Copic markers. It was the assembly of the card that took place on the fly. It was at the assembly stage that I realized I lacked a sentiment for the front.

The supplies for this card include Copic markers, Chocolate Chip ribbon from SU!, twine from my Mom's kitchen drawer, Sage Shadow paper from SU! and kraft paper.

Oh well, the most important thing is that my sister LOVED her card. I actually got a scream when she opened it. :)

I hope you like it too!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sketch Plus Three Challenge

Here I am with another challenge card for my friend, Joanne. Based on the limited nature of my blog posts since our last move (now eleven months ago!!), it looks like it takes Joanne issuing a challenge to light a fire under my butt and get me posting! Where oh where does the time go??

Well, like I mentioned, I saw this challenge over at Joanne's blog, and it was enough to give me a bit of a jump start....that and the fact that my baby sisters (twins!) were celebrating their 30th birthdays, and I had to get cracking!

The 'Sketch Plus Three' challenge was to follow a sketch as well as to include three elements from a list of nine. The three that I chose to use on my card are twill, paper with printed text, and kraft paper.

My sister, Patti, is quite the this stamp from MFT was the perfect choice for her birthday card. I coloured it with Copic markers, used my rectangular Nestabilities and some dimensionals to put this little card together. The background with the text is actually a recipe from one of my Mom's magazines, but shhhhhh...don't tell her! I was finishing the card at my Mom and Dad's house while visiting for the Memorial Day weekend, and I was working with less than my full array of I had to improvise! :)

Well, I guess the time has come to wrap things up and pop on over to Joanne's blog to post my creation to Mr. Linky!

Thanks for stopping by!