Thursday, March 3, 2011

Challenge cards 3-3-11

What an evening - my son worked til 9:30 and then heads to a friend's house (and no amount of fake tears would keep him home with me) and my husband who goes to work at 5:30 a.m. and is usually home at 4:30 is still at work (and it's 10 p.m.). He may be there all night. I don't like being home alone...but I'll be fine. I just won't go to sleep anytime soon :)

Okay, on to challenges. I missed a few challenges this past week so I wanted to get caught up while I was watching American Idol. Just watched Jennifer Lopez' new video. She is an amazing singer but I'm surprised to see this type of video during a "family" show. I think they even had to bleep out some of it. Oh well, back to the challenges.

Here is my Christmas card for both Jingle Belles and CraftyHazelnut's challenges. Jingle Belles was to use text and Hazel's was to use a sentiment. Two card - gotta love it.

The card base is white and then I layered it with a dark blue cardstock spritz with Angel Mist. I then stamped both images on vellum. I like the look but I need a bolder white ink - I think this is a chalk.

My next card is for The Paper Variety challenge which was to use green (at least 50%). I copied Leora Sanford's card from Scrapbooks Etc. Not crazy about how the flower center looks. Need to get it on the corner a little better but I think this is a repeater (just not all green).

You can't see it but I stamped the vellum leaves and then negative stamped them (I think that's what it's called). I stamped a large flower with white ink and then took a flourish stamp with no ink and stamped the petals. When I stamped the flower on the vellum you could see the flourish pattern.

This last card is for the Stars & Stamps blog challenge for Mother's Day cards. I got inspiration from Kim Moreno's card on Jillibean Soup's blog.

The words are printed from my computer on transparency. I crocheted the flowers :) Mother's day cards are hard for me...I lost my Mom 3 years ago. I didn't really start making cards until after she died so she didn't get any of my homemade ones. She would have liked this one.

Okay, on to happier things! Loving this spring-like weather we are having - I hope the sun keeps shining through the weekend. I may open the window in the scrap room and create.

Keep your heart open and create something that will change someone's life. Thanks for stopping by, Susan


  1. Great cards! Thank you for playing in our Mother's Day challenge at Operation Write Home this week!

  2. Lovely cards - I love the stamped vellum on the Christmas card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 9 - hope to see you again next week - new challenge tomorrow. x

  3. hi Susan! All of your cards are wonderful! I especially like the green embossed card w/the cool flower & fun ric-rak. :) Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety!!

  4. These cards are all so pretty, but I must admit I'm partial to the Mom's card with those pretty crocheted flowers! You've been busy!!

  5. Fabo green card with a beautiful flower! :) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety!

  6. Lovely green card!! Thanks for playing at TPV!

  7. What a cute green card!
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