Wednesday, September 14, 2011

365 Blog Cards–Days 196 and 197


I’m barely hanging in there by my teeth but managing to squeeze out (or should I say squeeze in) a card each day.  Lots of visiting and fun stuff to share in the near future but for now my cards will have to do!   When family comes to visit (my in-laws are here) all else gets put on hold.  Precious memories being built.

Before I get into the cards though, I am delighted to say that I again managed to pull of another full week of cards and I also earned another “spotlight designer” badge – I have one pinned to the side of my blog *beaming*!  I don’t care how many weeks I manage either feat – it will still make me very happy indeed!  Not as much fun without doing it hand-in-hand with my sister Nina but perhaps she will make it this week!  Thank you to the 365 team for your daily challenges.

365 cards

Day 196 – Divide and Conquer


“Today's challenge is all about seeing your card in "parts" - 5 parts to be exact.  They do not have to be equal parts, and try to keep them from overlapping.”

I did not manage to keep them from overlapping, hard as I tried.  I even had to strip this card back to the bare bones and rebuild from the bottom up – and if you know me then you know I rarely do anything twice – not reading a book, watching a movie!  But I am disciplining myself to work out my mistakes, or “happy accidents” as some of my friends remind me. 



In the end I think it really works.  I created my own sentiment because I needed it to say what I had in my head.  The beautiful globe is from Graphics Fairy.

Have you ever had to take a project and re-do it (with your heels dragging the entire time?)

Day 197 – Beautiful Beads


“Today's challenge is to use BEADS on your card - any kind of bead will do.”

Now, I earned a bit of money last week and I went on a day trip with my folks to visit relatives in the city and they were kind enough to stop at Memories and More in Kelowna where I took a 15 minute shopping spree while they waited patiently for me.  Perhaps it was the pawing at the window and whimpering that swayed them.  At any rate, I went wild on the designer papers and supplies.  I’ve come to love good quality papers – especially double-sided as they are so flexible down to the tiniest little scrap and they co-ordinate so nicely.

So today I was literally dying to use one.  Ok, I hardly slept last night.  First thing today when I saw the beads challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do.


This paper is Merry Christmas by Best Creation Ltd.  This side is glittery – I wish you could feel my blog.  The other side is bolder, green with red and white dots but I fear I’ll never use that – this side is too pretty!  Very textured. 


I cut this pretty snowflake out on my Silhouette SD and then glued the beads on.  Yes, I tried to string them but sheesh they were everywhere and so teensy.  I think glue is the ticket.  I finished the flake off with a silver gem. 

I used my Fiskars scallop to make the transparent layer (again, not wanting to take away from the paper)  I created the word art strip myself using free fonts. 

Stay tuned for Card 198!


  1. Good morning Barb:)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:) Hope it is everything you hoped it would be!! I have something on my blog for you.:)
    LOVE your cards!! So COOL!!.. and I agree that your designer paper is so PRETTY!!
    Congratulations on your "spotlight designer"badges.You really worked hard for them and deserve them!!:)
    If you only knew how many times I have had to start over on a project!!!LOL Now..I lay my cards out without the glue first...then glue when I am satisfied.:)That is...when I finally get around to doing them.hehe
    Have a WONDERFUL day my friend!


  2. oh my ... what fabulous cards. Love your five parts and conquer card. WOnderful take on the challenge :)

  3. Luv those beads on the snowflake. Thanx for playing at 365 Cards.


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