Friday, November 7, 2008

The World is Brighter with a Home of Your Own

I made my first card for Heather's H&M Saturday Sketch/Color challenge seen here.
And this is the card I made using the sketch.

And you are invited to come and play along!

I used this fun Joy Ride Percy Stamp from H&M stamps as well as a sentiment from the set "A Lot Of Thanks'. The designer papers I used here are travel themed papers and have map images on them - don't know if you can see that too well on the picture. I think this makes a great masculine card that could be used for a guys birthday with the proper sentiment stamped inside!

Stamps: Joy Ride Percy, A Lot of Thanks: H&M Stamps
Paper: vintage cream: PTI, Cool caribbean, marigold morning, choc chip: SU, DP - Autumn Leaves Stack
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: word window punch: SU, oval nestabilities, Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, flower punch: Martha Stewart

I made my second card for the limited supplies challenge on Split Coast: to use a rectangle, a circle and only ribbon for embellishment. It's also using Beate's weekend sketch.I used this pretty cottage stamp from H&M stamps as well as this lovely designer paper that I just got at Eclectic Paperie . It's by My Mind's Eye and it's sparkly and embossed a bit. I colored the cottage with my Prismacolor markers. I cut the circle with my coluzzle, punched the small circle and used my rectangle nestability for the cottage. I tucked a small piece of two sided ribbon under the sentiment. I did use a little iced coffee stickles on the windows without even thinking that it's an embellishment so I think I cheated a little on the Limited Supplies challenge (oops!)

Hope you have a super weekend! I'm running a card workshop at my church and going to my God-Daughter's 3rd birthday party both on Sunday as well as going to a play with DH on Saturday - so it will be a busy one for me!

Here is Eden - almost 3!

Stamps: Old English: H&M Stamps
Paper: vintage cream: PTI, DP: Pink and Gold Dots: The Paper Company, Floral: My Minds Eye - Laundry Line
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, circle punch, rectangle nestability, round coluzzle, ribbon, foam dimensionals, Coffee Ice stickles


Theresa Momber said...

Love these!!! That penguin is sooo cute. Your God-daughter is darling!! Have fun.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fun cards Julia. Love them both. Great sketch and adorable image and the penguin is so cute!

Susan said...

Hi, Julia, love your limited challenge card, that paper is so pretty and the cottage is perfect for it!

But the star of this blog entry is Eden, what a cutie pie she is! Have a wonderful weekend!

Joan Ervin said...

What awesome cards, Julia!!! I love the sketch card with that super cute image and the pink cottege is adorable!!! Love the pic of Eden, too...what a cutie pie!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Dori Shelton said...

What an adorable card! I love that cottage!

Beate said...

Both cards are adorable!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Unknown said...

Love both cards!! Eden is such a sweetie - hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with her!
hugs, Jami

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love that penguin Julia, and the house is charming. Sounds like you're going to have a special day tomorrow with that sweetie!!

~amy~ said...

Cute cards Julia! Hope you're having a fabulous {& busy} weekend!

dpkennedy said...

I love the dp on the penguin card and the little house is so cute! Now that Eden, she is just adorable!!!

Curt in Indy said...

Your cards are wonderful as always, but that Eden is gorgeous! Best, Curt

Shirley said...

Both cards are just wonderful with the penguin on his way and the house with the lovely pattened backgounds!