Monday, October 24, 2011

Three Cards and some pretty photos!

I’m back after a nice little weekend away to the coast to visit family.  Lots of family.  Twas a wonderful time indeed.  Of course there was the food factor – were treated to a pot-luck supper and then a birthday party and food abounded at both.  I’ll be paying for that this week, for sure. 

I have been busy since arriving home.  I managed to pull of about 8 cards today and might even squeak one more in before the night is through.

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I’m taking this challenge with my Sister in Law Judy – we are trying a few new challenges to shake things up.  She’s got a really pretty card at her place

This is this week’s sketch for Sketch Frenzy Friday

And here is my interpretation on it:

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I used up a pretty scrap of BoBunny Designer Paper on this festive frosty card.  I wish you could feel my fuzzy center paper – its like suede.  I cut the largest snowflake on my Silhouette SD using a vector I got from Obsidian Dawn.  The stamp is a wooden block one, no I.D. on it, unfortunately they just say they are made in China.  Ah well.

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It would not be Monday without Mojo and participating in our sort of “family” challenge along with my sister Nina, sister in law Judy, and our dear friend Valinda

I really struggled with this one.  I wound up making 2 versions but the first one was a fail from the get-go.  I wound up making it into another card entirely but I won’t post that here. Here is what I did wind up with in the end:

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OK – that was not so bad… but “bluh” – it looks soooo plain and boring.  So, I left it looking at me while I worked out on the elliptical, glancing every now and again and asking it what else it needed.

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I am sure you do this yourself, keep going and pecking at it with new ideas.  I thought the glittery red would add some contrast to it, but “ehn” – nooooo

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I finally loaded it up with all sorts of bling and I can live with it – just.  As much as I think its a failure you just know that the perfect person is going to come along who will fall in love with it, right? 

This last card is not for any challenge at all – just for myself.  I used some of my dear friend KimB’s Designs from her Precious Beginnings Boy Kit!  Oh MY what a fabulous beautiful amazing kit.  I was hoping to cut the pieces out precisely around the edges but did not manage to do that with my Silhouette but plan to do that this week – oh goodness perhaps even with her newest kit I’m seeing is just out – Precious Beginnings Girl Kit! (Downloading the nano-second I get off of this post!)

 

If you are a scrapbooker, carder or crafter you NEED to check out Kim’s kits – they are simply top notch quality and super easy to use.  Look here for more cards I’ll be creating coming up in the next posts using Kim’s incredible kits.  A note – if you use a Silhouette SD you can import the png files into your software, print and cut them.  There are jpg papers included which you can print and cut as well. 

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I’m delighted with how crystal clear and crisp her graphics print out.  I chose my own designer paper which just happened to match her color scheme!  I have the entire Precious Beginnings BUNDLE which gave me all sorts of fun word art.  I can’t wait to use the Girl kit!

I’m including a photo which my husband took of me feeding a Whiskey Jack on our way home. 

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Thanks for coming to visit!

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards Aunty Barb. Love your Frenzy Friday card...stunning.

    So glad to have you back and glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend.

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  2. OH MY GOSH Barb!! I'm in awe and drooling at the mouth here- BWHAHAH. That snowflake card is sublime!! and browsing through some of your others I just can't get over just how amazing they are! Holey cow woman!!! lol
    loss for words.
    Thanks for the compliments my friend, and I get sooo excited seeing my goodies in use.
    Thanks for making this hot morning such a good one ;-)
    luvs ya muchly
    XXXXXXXXX

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  3. Good morning Barb:)
    WOW!! You have really been busy!!:)Just look at all those COOL cards!! LOVE THEM ALL!!
    Yes..I HAVE struggled with some of my cards..and continued to go back and add bits and pieces until I could accept them.LOL It sure taxes my brain sometimes.hehe I had no idea what the sketch was on Mojo Monday until I got here.:)I was sooo busy yesterday!!
    Kim's Precious Beginnings kits are AWESOME and so is your card!!!I LOVE the lace you added to it! So delicate and pretty! I definitely need to get more lace.:)
    Hope you have a FANTASTIC day my friend!!

    Love,
    Valinda

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  4. Love the snowflake card! The paper and and colors are wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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  5. awesome job girl ...love all the cards ...and you got all ther challenges done too. Love the picture of you and the bird...way to go.

    Have a great day ...chat to you soon.

    hugs

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  6. That is a fabulous picture sis. Ok your cards are fantastic. I don't care what you say about your mojo. The baby card is adorable and the Frenzy card is beautiful.

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  7. Love your interpretation of our challenge. Great colors! Love the paper you used. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    Robbie

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  8. Beautiful colors! and I love the snowflakes!! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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