Saturday, November 20, 2010

90-Minute Scramble

Hi everyone!

Nancy hosted a 90-minute scramble earlier today and it was such fun! Click here to read about it and see the beautiful cards from all who participated. Nancy decided to use a sketch to get our creative juices flowing and it was a wonderful one! Here is the card I made for the scramble.

I really liked the sketch, so even though the challenge was over, I decided to make another card with a little bit of a different take on it.

Hope you're all having a good weekend! Thanks for popping in! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Feeling Crazed!

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Managing the floral department in a grocery store, this time of year, will do that to you. It happens every year, but as I get older, it seems to get a bit more difficult. Can you say, retire? :) I would love to be able to do that right now, but I know that is still a few years away. I am thinking about taking an extra day off each week though. I work everyday of the week, except Saturday, and I don't know how much longer I'll be able to continue with that schedule. It isn't as difficult as it sounds because my shifts are fairly short. . .only 5 1/2 hours long, but it would still be nice to have that extra day off. Even if it's just to play catch-up around the house. *sigh*

So enough about me and my tired body! I wanted to share some cards I've made lately, using patterned paper. Not too long ago, I didn't feel like I was even able to try using patterned paper on a card. I had a hard time figuring out what looked good with what, which patterns looked good together and where they should be placed on the card. Because of the fabulously talented ladies in the Hero Arts Flickr group, I now feel better about using pp on a card. Here are three cards made using pp. Each one also uses a different Hero Arts tree stamp. I really like how they all turned out.

This one uses paper from K&Company's Yuletide paper pack. I stamped the Music Background onto the green snowflake paper.

I used the gorgeous paper from BasicGrey's Jovial paper pad for this card.

This one is fun because it uses the die cut shapes from the BoBunny Noteworthy Journal pages. Love these!

One more thing before I go. Jenny is having a huge blog candy giveaway! Just click on the photo over to the right on my sidebar to enter!

Thanks for stopping by today! I know I haven't been blogging lately and that will probably continue through the holidays, but I'm going to try really hard to at least put up a blog post once a week because I love doing it and miss it when I'm not able to. Have a fabulous Thursday! I'm off work. . .lots of wreaths and poinsettias coming in today! Love the painted poinsettias! I'll take some photos to share soon. :)