Monday, September 26, 2011

September Design Challenge Cards

I really love what everyone did for their design challenge cards!  Here is the design challenge:
This first card is Michelle's.  Isn't it great?  I love how she used the jumbo eyelets and threaded the ribbon through - very nice!  I also like that she stamped the pink card stock with pink ink - it is subtle and really adds that extra special touch.  Love it, Michelle!  To check out this card and Michelle's other amazing pieces of work, please visit her blog here.

Next up is Debbie's card.  Isn't this adorable?  I love the little images and the flower brads really look pretty with this design.  I love how Debbie punched the corners of the navy card stock and gave so many layers to the whole card.  I just love it!

Here is my card.  I decided to make a longer card that could fit in a legal size envelope.  I used the new scallop polka dotted ribbon and matching buttons.   I wanted to color in the images, but thought it would clash with the colors of the challenge, so I decided to leave as is. 

Well, another month down!  I'll be posting October's challenge this weekend.  Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Dimitrios!

Each year gets better and better.  :)

I was inspired by Zeva's card found here

I wanted to change it up a little so that the penguins were floating on ice blocks that were very shimmery.  I cut out the ice blocks from shimmery white paper.  Next, I added some glue and sprinkled dazzling diamonds.  I wasn't satisfied, so I then added crystal effects on top.  Now, the shimmer is set and I like the way it looks in person :)  I used new In Colors so I could use my new ribbon :)

That's about it - thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Joe!

Happy Birthday, Bro!  haaa  I hope you have a great day.

This card is for my brother-in-law.  I wish this designer paper didn't retire since the colors are current!  I started with a card sketch, but it was just too girly.  So, I changed it all up and really like the off-set sentiment.  It really is off though - I didn't center it well, did I?  But, I like the look with the buttons.  Since I couldn't use my usual bow, I thought these buttons added that little extra something that it needed.

Anyway, thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Challenge!

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far.  It's a long one, so I'm excited :)

Here is the September Simply Paper Design Challenge.  Play along and join us!