Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Final Post for 2010 and For Fun Challenges

As I said above, this is my last card as a designer for For Fun Challenges. I've decided to take a break for a while and basically become a free agent. Ok, that means I'll enter challenges and post entries as time allows and I will try to get something new on here every week...crossing my fingers! The challenge over at For Fun this week is to create something that represents the new year to you. Expecting a baby? A special anniversary or like I did....just a new year coming is enough for me! This card was created using all shimmer paper from Archivers and a cut out using an SVG file for my Cricut. Pretty simple, but I really like how it turned out. Thanks everyone for stopping by and I wish you all the very best in the coming year. Happy 2011!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Anything Goes at For Fun

This week's challenge over at For Fun is to make anything your little heart desires. I thought I would show you my Christmas cards that I sent out this year. Pretty simple but you can't get too fancy with cards that you have to mail. I sprinkled the snowflakes inside each card to get that "Let it Snow" effect. I got some feedback from my family that they were surprised by the snowflakes falling out of the cards when they opened it and they loved it so...... it looks like I accomplished my mission! Have a very Merry Christmas everyone and make sure to check back here next week for another holiday creation. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Reason for the Season Challenge

This week's challenge over at For Fun Challenges is to create a card that illustrates your interpretation of the meaning for Christmas for you. I really enjoyed this because usually when making a Christmas card I think snowflakes, santa, snowmen, etc. But this week, I went a different route and I really had fun. The nativity scene was cut out using my Cricut and an SVG file that I found out in the world wide web. (just Googled it) It's so simple but I think very impactful. The sentiment was computer generated. This card was so easy to make and perfect for mass production. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Sketchy Challenge

This week's challenge is to create a card from a sketch found over at For Fun Challenges. Hop on over there and check it out. You can do anything you want to do with it. It's kinda fun to see the different creations everyone came up with and I can't wait to see what you do with it.

And here's my take on it:

I used some awesome sparkly paper in turquoise just to shake things up a little. The sentiment was created using Just Rite stamps and the Santa hat was made using an SVG cut file. Make sure you check out the other's creations over at For Fun Challenges and play along! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A new challenge and a new sponsor

This week's challenge is to create a non-traditional card and it's sponsored by StampFairy. They're images are sooooo cute and you could win three of your choice! Check them out and make sure you hop on over to For Fun Challenges and get a load of the other girls' creations....they're awesome! My card this week is in the shape of a coffee mug that I cut using an SVG cut file for my Cricket. It features the adorable image from StampFairy called George Wintertime 2 found here.  StampFairy is a brand new company created and illustrated by Gerda Burghardt. She creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and her 4 cute cats. The StampFairy store officially launched on November 5, 2010, please visit the store and browse StampFairy's wonderful images. StampFairy has new releases each Friday and offers a free digital image for all of our friends. We hope StampFairy's images inspire Your creativity.

Hope you like my creation and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This week's For Fun Challenge

Well, if you've been here to check out my entry for this week's challenge already you will have noticed that it wasn't here. That's because I was "challenged" with scheduling my post! I had the date for December...eek! I usually check but with Turkey Day coming I just go busy but anyway.....the challenge is an open one. Create anything you like. Make whatever makes your skirt fly up...that's it! My creation was for a Christmas cookie exchange. We had to bring the recipe along with our cookies so I thought I would jazz it up a little. Not too much but just something fun. It's pretty self explanatory so since I'm so late with this post....I'll just leave it at that. Make sure you hop on over to For Fun Challenges to check out the other creations. Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


This week's challenge over at For Fun is to create a card illustrating thanks. I chose to make a card with a big beautiful acorn that I embossed using Archiver's shimmer paper. I adore that paper, don't you? The sentiment is computer generated and the DP is a scrap from my stash. I cut the acorn on my Cricut using an SVG file that I found on the internet. I'm really having fun with my new Make The Cut really should check it out. This card was really pretty simple and I like it a lot...hope you do too! Make sure you stop by For Fun Challenges and check out the other creations the ladies came up with. Thanks for stopping by!