Monday, June 30, 2008

Card Of the Week Sketch Challenge

Do you love sketch challenges? Well if so, Susanna Boyd who created the great new paper crafting community site Card Of the Week has started Sketch Challenges! Yahoo! Here is my take on the first ever Sketch Challenge. If you haven't check out the Card Of The Week site yet, hop on over, browse around and sign up! :-)

I love this sketch so much, I am going to apply it to a 12x12 scrapbook layout that I have been twirling around in my head all morning...more to come! :-)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shabby Chic Wedding Card

It's so warm here, I was easily distracted all day. I did manage to head over to Aaron Brothers to take advantage of their Buy One, Get One for a Penny Sale. I picked up some artist canvasses and a couple of frames that will go well with some of the family shots I took while in Australia. They are now in the "Projects To Do" pile.

I can't wait for my Stampin' Up! Decor purchase to arrive...I have my wall art project already worked out and I am chomping at the bit to get started on it. I prepped my wall art surface this afternoon so I can create away as soon as it arrives.

OK...well, enough rambling :-D

I was trying to get my card swaps done for this month but no brilliant idea was coming to me, so I made this pseudo Shabby Chic Wedding Card instead. I picked up some really elegant paper and printed transparency sheets while in Australia and I think they work pretty well together. I cut the paper down to size and mounted it on some Shimmery White Card stock. Stamped the Bride from the SU! "She's all That" stamp set, punched her head out with a 1 3/8" punch, layered it on a scalloped punched piece of pretty in pink cardstock, added some "hairy" ribbon I had on hand, threw a couple of Baubles on it and mounted the whole piece onto Blush Blossom card stock and wallah! As in a lot of my cards that I make for my stockpile, sentiments are deliberately left off just in case I want to use it for a bridal shower card just never know!

OK...back to those swap cards!

Happy Sunday everyone!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Back home and May Inner Circle Card Swap

Hi everyone!
I am back home after two glorious weeks in Australia with my family. It was so nice to reconnect with my family again after 4 long years. As a kicker, my sister tied the knot. The wedding was beautiful and a good time was had by all.

Here are a few snapshots taken when my mum (mom), sister and I went to the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. On the weekends, it's amazing. You can purchase everything from Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Eggs, Clothes and fun :)

I thought a few of you would get a kick out of this. The American "Doughnut" truck has been a staple at the Market for as long as I can remember. Of course, they have Australianized the Doughnuts by coating them in granulated sugar as opposed to frosting them or rolling them in powdered sugar.

These "doughnuts" are so friggin' delicious, it is criminal. Who would have thought you could eat 4 of them at one sitting!! of course :)

These were my primary motivation for going along! :-) Yes, it's weird what you miss from the Motherland :-D

OK, enough of my that :)

Here are the long awaited cards from the May Inner Circle Card Swap. As usual, I was totally loving opening each envelope to discover the great cards within. Mine are in the previous post.

These are the cards made for the regular swap:

The challenge for last month was the Criss Cross Card and here are the fabulous creations of each lady who participated in the challenge.