The first card is one that I think everyone will really enjoy and I want to give a special shout of to Angela of Midnight Crafting, who kindly offered her tutorial to the Stars and Stamps Blog. As soon as I saw her wonderful 'Quilted Flag' card I knew I wanted to try it and was found her tutorial very easy and fun to follow. I did change my card up a bit and used a different style of flower, but that's simply what I had on hand and made it a bit easier for me.
I actually love that Angela created her own Rose flowers and love the little tag she used too. I think her card is fantastic and I'm happy that wanted to share it with us all. To she he finished card - please go here!! I'm going there next to leave her a comment and let her know that I've linked her blog and tutorial to give her credit for her wonderful inspiration!
These are my first two attempts are creating my very own Quilted Flag cards -- As noted, I am not very good as making my own rose style flowers and mine did not come out nearly as nice as Angela's, so I decied to use my Tim Holtz Rosette die and make those flowers for my card. I then topped off the flowers with a Star! (I don't have a little tag punch, but do have it on a wish list).
I think this style of card could be created with a variety of colors and themes, but with the 4th of July coming up, I was happy to make the flags and loved the tutorial!!
I'd also like to invite you all to join me in the new 'Midweek Throwdown Challenge' being hosted at the Stars and Stamps Blog today. This week's the theme is LOVE and everyone and OWH, wants to see what wonderful LOVE card you can create. I'll be working on mine tomorrow, so please stop back by to see it in another day.
My next two cards were inspired by a variety of challenges and the first was a Color Combo Challenge over at SSC. The colors for this week's challenge are: Green, Brown, Pink and Yellow and you can find all the details HERE! This is my card and it was another card I made that will be saved and sent off to OWH. It's also a card I created with goodies from my stash and all of the flowers on my card, were actually created from a sheet of designer paper. Unfortunately, I can not remember which set this is from, but I think it's an older Basic Grey set? Do you recognize it?
I have one more card today and this was inspired and created for two different challenges. The first was the new Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz and the second was the Wacky Wednesday Challenge that is hosted by Bugaboo Stamps at both CDAC and also over at PCP.
I started off thinking I would color an image for my Wacky Wednesday Challenge and then decided to see if I could also work with the sketch. Sometimes, I challenge myself to see if I can create a card that meets the specifics of more than one challenge and that's makes it harder, but in a way...more fun!!
My first take....(sketch based)!!
And my second take
for Wacky Wednesday
NO Designer Papers and 3 Buttons
I think this actually makes a really cute LOVE card and I am thinking I may give this to Hubby for our Anniversary with is coming up in a couple of weeks. We will be celebrating 21 Years on July 8th, which seems so hard to believe - times flies when you are having fun!!
My favorite product for today was another new set of papers that was part of my last order from Susana's store. I'm a bit of a paper junkie and the majority of my order was paper! This set is called Sweet Owl and all the the papers are Pink, White and Brown a wonderful and favorite color combo. I also love that these Stacks have 64 sheets. Half are glittered and the rest are double-sided. It's also a really nice thick and quality cardstock and the colors and designs are awesome.
And lastly before I sign off, someone (and I forget who), had once been looking for a chart or list of all the names/colors of the Distress Inks from Ranger. Today, I came across a great page over on Ranger's Blog that has several printable PDF files for a variety of their products. I have already printed out the Ink Label Chart for the Distress Inks and will be labeling each of my ink pads, which will make it a breeze to see the color, when they are all stacked up.
And that's it for today -- see you all tomorrow....