Sunday, August 23, 2009

Squares Everywhere - Mojo 100; Day 7

When I looked at the Mojo sketch this morning, I thought "wow that's a lot of cutting and gluing" and I thought I'm not going to bother, but I changed my mind. I didn't follow the sketch exactly, I decided to make a square card, so with a square card, I needed to make the little squares the same number across as down. So my card isn't quite the sketch.

I think this turned out fairly well. I can't believe I did two mojo sketches two days in a row, but I can't believe I made two cards in a row that I'm happy with. I still suck at colouring, but I will get better with practice, and today was a crap day to take pictures with natural lighting. Its pretty gloomy outside.

Paper: Making Memories: Small Pink Dots, Brooke Paisley; The Paper Company: Peppermint
Stamps: Pink Cat Studios Enchanted Lily
Ink: Coloubox Black; Martha Stewart Markers: Peony, Glade, Snapdragon

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back in the Swing - Mojo Turns 100 Day 6

We were away on holidays for a little while. Wait let me rephrase that. We took a trip. Travelling with two toddlers is not a holiday, its just a change in location. Anyway since we were away there was no time to play with all my crafty stuff. Now we have been home for a while, and well I need to get some cards made.

My sisters birthday is coming up in about two weeks. She is also a cardmaker (or was, she hasn't done it for a long time). She's the one who got me into the whole mess ;p. So when I make her cards, they better be good ones.

I missed most of the week for the Mojo sketches, but thought I would give this one a try.

I'm finally really proud of a mojo sketch that I completed. I love the card that I ended up with. I've been waiting for just the right occassion to use my awesome American Crafts paper. This seemed perfect. I love the way the card turned out. I like the colour combo that I used. I like the stamps that I selected, and I actually didn't do too bad a job on the stamping or the colouring (my colouring techniques leave a lot to be desired.

Here's the final product.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcakes
Ink: Colourbox Black, Martha Stewart Markers: Cornflower Blue, Pomegranate, Peony
Paper: The Paper Co: White & Pink Cardstock; American Crafts Everyday G'Day; Bazzil Basics Mudpie
Ribbon: Offrey Brown
Glitter: Martha Stewart

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A lot of effort, for a little payoff

A couple of weeks ago my Mom asked me to make birthday invitations for my Grandma's upcoming 90th birthday. I said sure. What a mistake. I hated every second of making these cards. I hated the colour choices that my Grandma gave me to work with. It was Pink, Blue and Lavender. I opted to skip the blue because it just didn't go.

Then I showed my Grandma a mock up of the card from one I had done earlier that was similar on my Blog. She then snooped around a bit and found a card she liked better. One that was far more complicated to make. I opted to ignore her because I just didn't have the time to make them. So I went for the simpler design. What I got was a big old "I thought you were making the other ones".

I was also supposed to get some help making them from my little sister. Never happened. She went to the East Coast for a wedding and an In Law visit, so I had no help. Well unless you count my husband. He tried. He helped a little, but trying to show him how to use the SU scallop punch was a lot more difficult then you think it would be for an engineer.

None the less, the invites are done.

I don't think I'll ever be happy (Mojo 98)

I have the hardest time doing Mojo Monday sketches. I don't know what it is. I look at them and think, oooh this one is going to be great, I have the perfect idea. And that perfect idea just never really works out. We are going to a birthday party on Sunday for one of my daughter's little friends. I recently purchased the Enchanted Lily fairy stamps from Pink Cat Studios, so I thought Woo hoo a chance to use them, what little girl doesn't love fairies. I found the perfect paper, the perfect everything. Only problem, my card didn't turn out so perfect. The one aspect I do like, the bow. I tied a decent bow ;p

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fluttering By

I have been wanting to make this card for ages. Everytime I go to the store I look at Martha Stewart Punches, specifically the butterfly punches and I think "I need to get those". I finally caved and bought them. I had a 50% off coupon so I figured why not. I'm so happy with this card. I love it.

Ink: Dark Peony (Colourbox), Everygreen (Martha Stewart)

Stamps: Just Like You & Short & Sweet (SU)

Other: Martha Stewart Butterfly punches