Today, I'm posting first and then hope to head back to my desk and work on some more cards for some of my favorite challenges.
This is one of my favorite cards from yesterday and it was created for the newest Muse Challenge, which you'll find HERE! I am also sharing a copy of the lovely card that Therese created as this week's super talented, Muse!! I loved her card and design so much that I pretty much cased it, but used some brand new "Patterned Paper" by Papermania, that I picked up at my LSS on Sunday! I just LOVE these papers and now own them in Blue, this lovely mocha color and in a light pink!! I also love how this color looks with Pink, so I chose a pretty pink flower, (oldie from my Stash) and also when with pink and white Baker's Twine. I did use the same sentiment, which is a favorite from the "Truly Appreciated" clear set, which I stamp with Cup o' Joe, also from Hero Arts.
Therese's MUSE Card
I had so much fun with that card style, that I went on to create a second card, also in a similar design, only this time I went with my all time favorite color or a deep plum shade (i.e. Purple). This card was submitted to this week's CAS Die Cut Themed Challenge at The Outlawz and I used good Ole' Nestie Dies to cut my window as well as the pretty circular window. My card is from Hero Arts and the papers for this card are a old favorite "Viola" from Memory Box. The flower, as like the pink one above, are from my Stash and I found them while re-organizing my craft room. Great find!!
Next, I put together these two new cards, the first one was created for this week's Greeting Challenge, also at The Outlawz, where the theme is "Green". In my card I went with a soft 'sage' green and a pretty CAS style, my new fave. The cardstock and papers use for this card were all part of the March Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp and the sweet little Sentiment, is another one of the exclusive stamp/die sets that was designed by Kristina Werner!! I plan to share this card over at Simon's March Card Kit Blog.
I was on a roll by then and continued on to make two more cards, which were made using more elements from the card kit, as well as more of the Stamps that Kristina designed. I truly LOVE them and am slowly buying the sets to add to my Stamp and Die Collection!!
Both of the cards above, used up the remaining papers and pieces that were left on my desk, after I made the first cards. I used the same new papers by Papermania on the second card and added a layer of embossing on each card, where I used the same folder, from the Twirl Set, which is from Lifestyle Crafts. I love the design and how it gives a different look on each card. I also love the second folder in this set and have found that Lifestyle is making some of my favorite new embossing folders!
The last card I completed yesterday was this fun color-blocked card which was inspired by the new Challenge over at CAS-ual Friday's. I had a lot of fun making this one and it all started by taking a 1" square punch and using us the rest of the scraps that were on my desk. The cardstocks from Bazzil, the Plum Layering paper from Hero and the cute flower patterned paper from Memory Box. I made a quilt like pattern on a 3 1/4" square and then adhered that square to the center of a larger background, which was added to my square card base, all in the same cardstock and colors. The "Hugs" sentiment was added at the end is my all time favorite Sentiment. I have this stamp so long, that I don't even remember where I bought it or who created it?
I really enjoyed making all these and hope that today, I can make a few more. I am off now to read my emails and see what fun new challenges I can enter!! Wishing you all a very Happy Tuesday and I hope it's a wonderful day full of creativity for us all!!