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November 16, 2010

Lots and Lots of Challenges!!

Hi paper crafting world!  It's good to be back!  I must say that I missed you all while I was away this weekend in Chicago, and I still have lots of catching up to do!  I have seen so MANY beautiful creations from this weekend at a glance on Blogger, but I must get caught up on reading and commenting soon!

Chicago was AMAZING.  I love it everytime I am there just a little more!  There is so much culture and wonderful experiences to be had there!  We did so much in four days, and saw so many great people that we love!  Both my husband and I have family and close friends in Chicago, so it was very VERY jam packed!  =)  I'll have pictures posted soon once I get them all organized!

I have two cards for you today!  The first one is a graduation card.  I know that it isn't time for graduation, but I have lots of graduations coming up this summer and I really REALLY wanted to use my new Lawn Fawn set!
As you can see here, I had lots of fun with this card!  I especially like the red dots that are covered in glossy accents... inspired by the photo from the etsy inspired challenge!  This card was inspired by the following challenges:
1. EBTKS 27
2. Wee Memories 31 - Patterned Paper

3. The Play Date Cafe 55
4. Etsy Inspired Challenge 114 - I used the picture below as inspiration. Inspiration from THIS Etsy shop!

I also made a card based on the Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #33, which is a color challenge using these colors this week:
Here's my take on the colors:
This card was more complicated. I first stamped the bunny and colored him in.  Then I masked the scarf and stamped and embossed the snowflake like and the sentiment.  I then masked the whole bunny and the hill and used green ink to create the snowy grass.  Finally, I stamped and embossed the glittery snowflakes in the sky!  This card was super fun to make, and that bunny is SUPER cute!  =)

Well, that's all I have for you today!  I have lots of little projects that I've been working on, so maybe I'll post some of those soon!  Thanks for stopping by today!  May inspiration strike you today! 

"Hats Off to You" Card: 
* Neenah and DCVW Cardstock
*DCVW Patterned Paper
Stamps and Ink:
* Lawn Fawn - Hats off to You
* Memento - Tuxedo Black
* Glossy Accents
* Alphabet Chipboard Letters

"Snow Much Fun" Card: 
* Neenah Cardstock 
Stamps and Ink:
* Lawn Fawn - Harold's ABC's, Frosties, Winter Bunny and Critters in the Snow
* Memento - Tuxedo Black
* Versamark Ink
* Whispers Clear Embossing Powder
* Glittery Opalescent Embossing Powder
* Color Box Green Ink


  1. great cards!! and look at you getting prepared for the graduations this summer - way to go! :)
    i hope i find some inspiratin soon - i'm in a rut!!! lol!

  2. Adorable bunny card! Thanks for joining in the fun at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

  3. You put a lot of love and time into this one, didn't you? It was worth it because it is super CUTE! Great job and thanks for joining OTWC this week.

  4. Lovely cards, fun use of the PDCC colors! Thanks for joining us this week.

  5. Sounds like your weekend away was fantastic, Kristy!! You certainly jammed in a ton of challenges with this pair of cards. They are both terrific. I especially love your interpretation of that great graduation card!! Great job all around :)

  6. Fabulous take on all the challenges! Love the pattern paper you chose for the background! Thank you so much for playing with us at Wee Memories Challenge (pattern paper) this week!

  7. Super cute stuff! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

  8. That little bunny just makes me smile every time I see him! What an adorable scene you made! Thanks for playing with OTWC this week!

  9. Ur cards are adorable! Love the color inspiration for the EIC Hat's Off card! Cute!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  10. Love that circle frame ... great Etsy Inspired design.

  11. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us!

  12. Too cute! Thanks for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)