Friday, March 26, 2010

CSAYL #45 So Many Embossibilities!

This week we are featuring Embossing here at can use either Dry or Heat Embossing on your card or even combine the two!

I am so not happy this week at all with my card, truth be told I waited till the last minute and my idea was good but the execution failed. I really hate the ribbon, I should have left it in a bow. But I finally had to give up at 9:54PM so I could get the picture taken, add my watermark and get it uploaded before 10pm to the challenge site. I made it by 10:02PM almost on time!

I love the Tim Holtz image "Ornate Collages" from Stampers Anonymous . It made for a perfect silver embossed element. I might take this card apart and re-work it a bit, if I do I will post updated pictures.

Go check out the WONDERFUL cards on CSAYL blog, trust me you are going to love them! Please join us and get a jump start on this years cards!

Friday, March 19, 2010

CSAYL # 44 Pottery Barn Inspiration Challenge

Debbie's challenge was to use the above picture from Pottery Barn to create a card. I love these colors!

There are 3 rules to the challenge:
1. use colors from the picture
2. leave plenty of white/ivory space
3. add a bird to your card

Be sure to go check out the other awesome creations by the team on theCSAYL Blog and join us in the fun.

Friday, March 12, 2010

CSAYL #43 - Out of the Box Challenge

Our challenge this week was to create a card that was not in the shape of a square or rectangle! So I made a this cute curvy creation! I used my Creative Memories cutting system, a favorite trusty old tool of mine.

This another digital snowman image from Squigglefly isn't he just adorable! You will be seeing several of their images through out these challenges as they just have the most adorable snowmen and you know how I LOVE snowmen! Papers and inks are Stampin'Up. I loved this weeks challenge, it was fun to create a card that was a fun shape!

Be sure to go check out the other awesome creations by the team on the CSAYL Blog and join us in the fun.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Gift Set Challenge #1 - Card Purse

This is our first "Gift Set" challenge and I am so happy to be participating!! This year at CSAYL on the first week of each month, we'll have "gift set" challenges which consist of one 3D item (box, treat bags, gift bags, folders, etc.) and one card to create a coordinating set. A tutorial or a link to a tutorial will be posted and the challenge will be to create that 3D item and the card.

So from Maria "Without further ado. . .this week's challenge is to create a "Card Purse" with a coordinating card. I decided the "Card Purse" that I saw on SCS was a wonderful gift set idea for our very first gift set challenge. There will be no specific theme for this project. You may use any image, color, or embellishment as desired."

Here is the link to the tutorial: Click Here

I had a great time creating this challenge! I made three of theses gift sets...which means I am off to a great start! I love this digital snowman image from Squigglefly he is just too adorable! All papers, inks and ribbons are Stampin'Up.

Be sure to go check out the other awesome creations by the team on the CSAYL Blog. I encourage you to join in with us, it will make your year to be ahead of the game with your cards and projects.

Happy Stamping :-)