I did not have a chance to start working on the new inspiration from class today, but I really did love the ideas and hope to work on them this weekend. I totally LOVED the wonderful set of cards that Julie Ebersole shared in her Video today and you can bet it's a design that I want to try. She used a really pretty embossing folder and it's one I had never seen before. Luckily, the girls share links to all the supplies they use and I found it in stock at Ellen Hutson's store and ordered it for my collection. I love that Ellen is one of the sponsors and truly think it's a bonus to have the discount codes. It's also been an added plus to have Julie as one of the teacher's in this class. She is such a joy and I've really found I love her style and her wonderful sense of humor. All of her videos are fun and they always make me smile.
After catching up on paperwork, paying bills and filing our taxes, I didn't have too much time to create, but I am very happy those tasks are done and I can now have the whole weekend to create. We are expecting more snow, so it's the perfect time to stay home and spend time in my craft room. As long as we don't lose the power, I'll be very happy. I also really want to spend some more time in the CAS Classroom and maybe even do a bit more shopping to take advantage of the awesome discount codes, we have from class.
My first card today is for new Copic Coloring Challenge over at The Outlawz and this week's challenges is called "Girls Only" and theme is to create a call that is definitely feminine in some way. I started with a cute floral image from Bugaboo that I colored with my Copics. I also wanted to use it in a clean and simple card, so I did not add a lot of extra detail. I simply rounder the corners of the colored image and then created a card base that matched with Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock. I added a small contrast element and then simply tied on a matching bow.
I also finished up another small card and this once is for the new CAS Challenge that is being hosted at Crafting by Designs. This week we were challenge to create a CAS style card and it had to include either four circles or four squares. At first, I thought about making another Valentine type card and was going to incorporate some hearts, but after seeing I was not the only one with that idea, I decided to use scalloped square and to also start with a square card base. It came out to be a cute little Thank You card!
And now I am off to see what else is sitting on my desk. Whenever I find a challenge that I want to join, I always print out a page with all the details and keep it on my craft desk. Right now, I am caught up with the ones I had hoped to do, so it's time to start on some brand new ideas. I think I'm going to heard over to the Hero Arts blog for some inspiration!
Have a great night, and as always --- Happy Crafting!