Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A few cards, a few challenges....

And here we are!! I have two cards to show you right now and I must say I really like how both of these came out. I really need to tell you guys something though. I do a lot of challenges and I just wanted to tell you why.

I have a shed I work in - it's 10x16 and I must say I have been blessed with what I have been able to accumulate scrapbooking wise. There's at LOT of STUFF in there! I do the challenges and combine them because it limits me. And for me, I am more creative that way. I have paper upon paper - but if I know I can only use blue or pink or yellow - depending on the challenge - it actually makes it easier for me to accomplish the task because I have less choices. Now I am sure it's not this way for everybody, but I figured I would explain why I do it. But above all - I ENJOY IT!!

Enough blabber - I know - just tell me to shut's the cards!

Love Card:
  • 365 Cards asked for an anniversary card today. (Happy Anniversary Pam!) There was a catch - the predominant color had to be white! Well, with a little help from my embossing folder, I think this one just came out cute and lovely.
  • The Pink Elephant had a recipe challenge - three buttons, two layers, one sentiment. I am not 100% sure LOVE counts as a sentiment, but I am thinking it is quite a strong one.
  • A new one - All Sorts - color challenge of pink & white! Love love love it!! (so the card says! LOL)

Butterfly card:
  • The sketch is from Paper Blooms this week - it was a really cute sketch - I just had to try it!
  • 365 Cards asked for Fabric (Thursday I think). This one took me a while - I don't think I have ANY fabric in the house. Then I found this little applique butterfly on denim - I was thinking it was PERFECT!
  • That little butterfly makes it perfect for Danni's Flutterby Wednesday challenge!
  • Cute Card Thursday asked for punches or die cuts (now that's a challenge made for ME!!) This card happens to use the QuicKutz 4x4 Flourishes dies - one of my favorites. They will probably see more card from me this week with that challenge!!

And that's might be all you see from me today. I need to work on the PILE IT ON challenge for tomorrow - OUR FIRST CHALLENGE - be sure to head over there and check out the start of the blog - there's BLOG CANDY to be had!!!


willow said...

I love both of these cards, cant wait for the Pile it on challenge blog to start tomorrow.

Leah said...

Love both you cards! Especially love the colors on the second one:)

Jackie said...

I love both your cards Vicki, both very well done. Thanks for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

Suz said...

Such pretty cards. I love the layers of the second one & you can't go wrong with cuttlebug embossing so the first rocks too TFS

Danni said...

Love these!! So very nice! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Vicky said...

well, these are just fabulous, Vicki! Love how you used the embossing folder on the white cardstock - that completely jazzes it up and definitely keeps it from anything but "plain, old white" - perfect job!

Fi said...

Both cards are just beautiful, I can see why you started the Pit It On Challenge blog.... I can't wait for the first challenge.

Gloria Stengel said...

I love them all, but my fav is that denim butterfly! That's awesome!

Karen Lee said...

Lovin' both of these cards!! I'll be checkin' out Pile it On tomorrow!

hugs, Karen Lee

Anonymous said...

OMG I love the jean patch!!!!

- dalis

~amy~ said...

Lovin' your cards...especially the fabric challenge one! excellent!!1

Lisa said...

Hi Vicki, Both cards are lovely! I love the embossing on the pink/white card. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. x

brenda said...

Two brilliant cards Vickilyn, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Kirsten said...

both great cards love the embossing so simple yet so elegant thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs kirsten...x

LORi said...

Oh so "LOVE"-ly!!!! Sweet Card Vickilyn...Thanks for joining us!!

Made by Mandy said...

Great cards Vickilyn. Looking forward to playing at Pile it On.

I have to agree with you about your comments. I have a very small craft room which has got way too much stuff in it according to hubby. I find that the sketches in particular help me with layout so I can concentrate on materials and the challenges help me focus at making a specific card rather than just sitting in front of my stuff waiting for something to inspire me.

Thanks to you I have even more challenges to go to now :)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great entry for this weeks Allsorts challenge love the simple elegance of this card,
thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Carol said...

They're both lovely Vickilyn, i look forward to your entry each week at TPE! Thanks for playing along and good luck with the new challenge blog :)

Carol x

Ann said...

Fab cards and thanks for letting me know about the new challenge blog - I'll definitely check it out.

I didn't get chance to check out people's work for the Pink Elephant challenge yesterday so our new challenge has already started. It's a colour challenge Pink Brown and white - hope you'll be able to play.

Ann xxx

Nicola said...

Two very beautiful cards Vickilyn. Your butterfly is awesome and your embossing on first card is superb.
Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday and well done tying in all those challenges.
Nicola -x-

Ann said...

Ohhh, these are both gorgeous! I really love the colors and clean design on the first one, and you really nailed the Paper Blooms sketch with that gorgeous butterfly!

Rose said...

both are fantastic!! and no need to explain your self LOL
thanks for playing along with PB's this week :D it's so fun to see your cards for all the challenges we both take part in :D

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the pink and white one is smashing :o)

thanks for joining us on the allsorts challenge


Amanda xx