Monday, January 14, 2013

A fun weekend & a few challenges...

I had a great scrap weekend at Scrapbook Creations in Spartanburg SC with a few girlfriends.  The best thing (in addition to seeing my friends) was that everything in the store was 40% off!  Wowee!  I spent too much money on new stamps and I can't wait to try them all out.
Since I had very little time to work on a card, I put these together quickly, loosely based on OWH's Sketch #155.  I liked the sketch a lot and want to give it another try doing it exactly as shown, but I changed them up a bit based on the visual element I used.
I had the Nifty Fifties cartridge in my Cricut because I've been working on a heritage album and cut out the car on page 46.  The plaid paper is something I've had forever and I was glad to finally use it!  I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it to fit.  I made two cards - the first with the car cut at 2 inches; the second card with the car at 3 inches:

I'm submitting the above two cards for FCCB's latest challenge - It's a Man's World!
This Easter card is also inspired by the OWH sketch.  The paper is glitter, but it DOES NOT come off!  I listen closely to Sandy Allnock's glitter rule - does it rub off with a fabric?  No!  I bought the paper at Hobby Lobby last year in a small paper pack.  The easter egg is from Heather M: Flourish Eggs:
My last card is from a card class I took this weekend.  I love the happy little bears, which I colored with Copic markers.  This card is a 5x7 card, so it won't go to OWH, but it was fun to make something a little different.  I think I'll send it on to my mother-in-law:

I'm racing to fill my OWH box before the Jan 27 deadline!  I can see so many of my fellow blog friends are busy too! Good work, ladies!


  1. Love both of your cards! Isn't that Nifty Fifties cart fabulous?! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week:-)


  2. Great group of cards...the car one really stand out! I had some of that plaid paper...I love plaid! tfs!!!

  3. Fabulous cards! Love the car card it's perfect for our challenge this week!

    Thanks for linking up with us at FCCB!


  4. Terrific projects! Great man card, I like the plaid with the car image! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  5. What a great bunch of cards. I love what you did with OWH's sketch... that card is adorable. Love the Easter card with the egg. Reminds me of a Fabrege egg. Thanks for playing!

  6. Found you from FCCB - your car card was so eye-catching as I love the Nifty Fifties cart! Great way to use the same cut, same supplies, but came out with two different cards. I also love your fun polar bears - so happy and cute!


  7. I love the "you're a classic" card. That car is one of my favorite cuts on that cartridge. Looks great against the plaid background! The colors go perfect together. Found your blog from the FCCB. New follower :-)

    Linda ☺
    Crafting With Nana