Hi everyone! Happy Monday again!!
I just got back from ArtMart where I picked up a new copic marker that I was in desperate need of, and a few other things. Jason is off work today so he has been running around with us! It has been so much fun!! It is super chilly here though so we couldn't be out for too long, but the sun being out sure made it feel warmer.
Before I share my cards I wanted to share a quick Izzy story since I didn't give you one yesterday. On Friday night, her and her two little friends, Lucy and Melaina got together for a little play date. They had the best time. Izzy was obsessed with Lucy's hair and kept pointing to it and touching it. Lucy had these two little pigtails that were sticking out from either side of her head it was so cute!!! Then they played house with Izzy's new kitchen set and completely cleaned my house. Alright, completely cleaned and dusted it to about 3 feet off the floor but hey I can probably handle the other five feet right?!! LOL! Seriously though I was so glad they got together because Izzy really needs to interact with kids her own age. I am hoping we can do it again this week.
Well like I said today has been a pretty busy day for me. I have worked on several cards and have cards ready through tomorrow. It feels good to be caught up and ready to go. The cards I am going to share with you today are both cards I made using Taylored Expressions Cupcake challenges. I just love Taylor's layouts and how different and unique they are. I know that I don't always submit them on time, but I always store them for future reference.
My first card I used Taylor's Challenge from last week. Once I saw the three circles on it, I just knew that my Sweet Things set from Storage Units Inks and More would be perfect!!
See what I mean, they fit so nicely into the three circles. The only thing is that I wish I had some silver ribbon. I think that would have really set it off, oh well, you make do with what you have. I started off this project by stamping the three chocolate boxes from Sweet Things by Storage Units, Inks and More on white card stock and colored them in with my copics and silver gel pen. I then mounted them on red card stock that I cut out with my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on teal and red card stock along with some DP from SEI. Next, to mimic the silver in the paper, I used some white organdy ribbon and metal swirls to make it look like the chocolate boxes were hanging. I placed some rhinestones down the middle, stamped the sentiment on some white card stock and popped it off the back along with some red and teal card stock. It was such an easy to make and assemble card and I just love the color combo.
My second card for today is a card I created using Taylored Expression's Cupcake Challenge from this week. I have been dying to use my brand new Sarah Kay image (the first one I have ever used) and just knew when I saw this layout that it would be perfect!!
Couldn't you just die!! This little girl is so sweet and it is in my favorite color, green! I started this card off by stamping Fanny's Cuddle by Sarah Kay for Stampavie on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. Following the sketch, I mounted her on some green card stock and yellow card stock followed by DP. I added some jumbo burnished bronze eyelets down the side in place of the buttons. Because the image was so large I could not place a sentiment on the card, but I really don't think it needs one. I am just so pleased with the way this card came out! Not only was it quick to make, but the image worked so well with the beautiful DP I have been hoarding! I might not give this one away!
Now to share a beautiful piece of RAK I received!! Saturday after my class, I ran out to the mailbox as I always do and was amazed to see this wonderful card from a new friend of mine Jacquie!! I was so excited that I called her yesterday to thank her and she is just as sweet and amazing on the phone as she is on her blog!! Thank you so much Jacquie!!
Well, that is it for me today! I am off to finish up a few more cards before the Iz Biz gets up from her nap. Have a wonderful evening and I will see you tomorrow for Twinkling Tuesday!!