Tuesday, March 3, 2009

lots of sketch challenges


Hi all! I don't usually post pictures of more than one card, but I've got a few challenges I want to participate in, so bear with me. I also want to point out that I added a quick comment section to the bottom of my posts. If you don't have time to write a comment but feel like one of the quick comment options suits what you think about my card(s), please feel free to click your mouse on the appropriate box. I always appreciate any and all feedback!! :)




The first one uses Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #57. I made it for Social Work Week (I promise I didn't make this up, in fact I didn't even know about it until one of the counselors at work mentioned it). We're having a celebratory lunch in my office on Thursday in honor of my school's social worker. He does so much and is a pleasure to work with, so he deserves some recognition. In thinking about how to make him a card, I wasn't sure what kind of image said "social work" to me, especially since I wanted to keep it masculine. A week or two ago I bought some Blackboard chipboard by Cosmo Cricket (Get Happy) and I knew it would work perfectly for this card. I chose the chair to represent the students who come to see him, so hopefully he doesn't look at his card and think "ummm... what?" LOL! All of the patterned papers are K&Co, the black paper came in a spiral notebook I bought at the dollar store (score!) and I believe the brads are Making Memories. The sentiment is Fiskars.


Next up is Card Patterns sketch #4. It's not my favorite card.. I don't know what I was thinking with the color combination. I think I was fine until I added the pastel yellow, but for some reason I wanted to use that scrap. At least I can recognize my mistakes now! :) Anyway, this card is for my cousin who's serving in Afghanistan right now. My mom has been sending him a card every week, so I try to keep them light-hearted but still masculine (hence the poor choice in pastel yellow). The teal paper is DCWV (Recycled Stack- first time using these FUN papers!), the brown cardstock is Making Memories and the yellow and orange are scraps. The chipboard tag is Miss Elizabeth's (from Dollar Tree), the monkey sticker is Me & My Big Ideas, and the ribbons are from Target's dollar spot. The sentiment is Hero Arts (LOVE this set of stamps!) I used my Cuttlebug on the orange paper and my Fiskars Treading Water punch for the scalloped border, to which I added some dark green brades. I think I'd like this card better if I'd used a sunny yellow, and not a pastel yellow. Eh.


Last up is my take on Sketches! {by tamara} #84. I can't believe how much St. Patrick's Day stuff I have left over... I made 8 or 9 cards and I feel like I put back as many supplies as I started with! Yikes! :) I'm sure the papers are familiar- shamrock paper is Provo Craft, orange polka dot is K&Co, yellow polka dot is Making Memories and the pot of gold and plaid papers are DCWV. The clear sticker sentiment is Reminisce and I got the giant sparkly shamrock in a swap, so I don't know who made that. I used a circle punch by EK Success and a Stampin' Up! scalloped circle punch as well. All in all a fast and easy card.

Hope you like these cards and thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )

10 comments:

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow Suzanne you've been busy!! Love all your cards, especially the chair one. It's great.

Heidi said...

LOVE the monkey card!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

All of the cards are great!

Ingen said...

I love the card you made with the 4th sketch :D

mariemc said...

Great cards - love what you did with the CP sketch. Thanks for joining us this week!

whoistracy said...

What a great card! Your color combo is so fun. Thanks for joining us over at CP!

Annette said...

I love all of them but that monkey card is the cutest!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

I wish I can be as productive as you are! Lovely cards Suzanne.

Jess said...

Great cards! I especially love the cute monkey one.

Sonya said...

Love all of your cards, and you've made so many!

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