Saturday, September 13, 2008

3 cards

It's my weekend to be alone... again!

I usually look forward for my alone time. Oh! don't get me wrong I love being with my daughter but working 5 days/40 hours a week and tons of things to do when you get home, being alone on a weekend to do anything (or nothing at all) by myself is something I look forward too. And, when her dad pick her up last night, I browse through blogs and find some sketches/challenges to do. These are the cards I made last night.

I'm still playing with Taylor's stamps and how could you not use these cute cupcake for her own Cupcake Challenge?!

This time I used my Sweet Celebration set matching with Key Ingredients Birthday Boy package. And it's been awhile since the last time I made shaker cards and thought that the sketch is just perfect for this technique. I was going to put real sprinkles inside but I don't have the right color so I used my 1/8" punch to match the card.

Stamp: Sweet Celebration from Taylored Expression

: Birthday Boy set from Taylored Expression

: Black Staz-on Ink and SU re-inkers

: Marvy Scallop Oval Punch and Marvy Oval Punch, acetate sheet, 1/4 punch for confetti and stamping dimensional

Here's my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. Main image is from Stampin' Up Frosty set, colored it with SU re-inkers, I thought it was too plain when I was assembling the card and I remember a technique that Charmaine of Oodabug Alley posted on SCS. I used the Dryer Sheet Technique to cover the main image, I really like how it looks but it's a shame that you can't see that my snowman are dressed on Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi.

Stamp: Frosty from Stampin' Up

: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up

: VersaFine Onyx Black and SU re-inkers

: Dryer sheet, Dazzling Diamonds, Cuttlebug, Snowflake CB folder, Pretty in Pink gross grain ribbon and stamping dimensional

And last but not the least. It's last week's sketch by Jen at I {heart} 2 Stamp. This is one of the first House Mouse stamp that I ever bought and can you believe that this has never been inked before?!

I was trying to create a sky background by using my cloud template with Stampin' Pastels but you can barely see in the picture, I guess I should have used a classic ink but I want a more softer look.... oh well, maybe next time. And make sure to visit Jen's blog today, she has a Bella-riffic Sketch For You To Try.

TTFN! Off to create more cards, I have 27 more hours of my alone time.

Stamp: Butterfly Express by House Mouse Design and sentiment from Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful blue and Lovely Lilac from Stampin' Up

Ink: Black Staz-on Ink and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Marvy Scallop Oval Punch and Marvy Oval Punch, Crystal Stickles, Cuttlebug, Flower DB folder and stamping dimensional


Angie Tieman said...

Wow! These are all awesome!! YOu got a lot done, good for you!

Hope said...

Hi Catherine!

I love your TECC card! A shaker box! Totally fun idea and one I'm going to remember.

I've never done one of Jen's Saturday Sketch's before, but I'm a big Bellaholic, so I'm off to give it a go. I sure love the one you did for last week's sketch!

Great blog, glad you commented on mine so I could find you!


Diane said...

Those are gorgeous! I like alone time too,wish I had more of it!
Enjoy your weekend Catherine!

Tamara said...

Great cards! I love the glittery-ness of the dryer sheet card. that is a new technique for me, and one I will have to try.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Catherine!!! WoW!! I love these!! That cupcake is adorable and I'm so lovin' the sparkle on the snowmen!! But that mousie card is just tooooooooo pretty and fun and adorable!!! I gotta see if I can do that House Mouse challenge today!!!! Glad you're having some YOU time!!!!

Heather said...

OH Catherine! I love them all!!! i mean, WOW! i adore the snowmen!! they are so so cute. i have been trying to find tut on that technique for a while! Thank you!!
The cupcake is precious. I love the papers and IT'S A SHAKER!!! Gotta love that! :) you know i dig me some house mouse:) you made great use of your time! :) have a great weekend!

Holly said...

all of these are just so cute! I love your layouts and your colors and your style!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very cute! I especially like the shaker card with the cupcake sprinkles. :)

Claudia said...

All three cards are great Catherine! (I also treasure my 'alone' time.)

~amy~ said...

You were a busy girl Catherine! Great cards!

Ann said...

OMGosh! These are all super cute! Way to stamp, girl! :D

Kristie said...

Oh, these are all so gorgeous I can't decide which one I like the most!!! But if you made me choose it would probably be the cute mouse with that adorable butterfly....very nice Catherine!

Margie said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the cupcakes... and the lil' mouse... and the snowmen, lol, I can't decide!
Thnx for commenting - I love your work!
xo, margie

Hollywood said...

This card is great, I love it. Great job!

Beate said...

Wow! You were busy! All three cards look wonderful!
Thanks so much for trying out my sketch!
Hugs and smiles

Kathryn said...

WOW --
Fabulous cards --
LOVE your Shaker card - that is super cute!!

The Snowman card is gorgeous -- I love that dazzling diamond stuff -- so very pretty!! :)

Then the little mouse card is adorable -- I love how the butterfly is flying off the page-- very creative!!

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! :)

Laurel said...

Wow! LOVE all the cards!!! I really love the HM one, love the butterfly flying out of the oval.

nessy said...

gosh you have been busy ~what wonderful cards and so creative!!
vanessa xx

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous cards. I never use stamped images myself, but I always enjoy to see what beautiful cards others make with stamps.

Kristy said...

Very gorgeous, all of them.

Stampin'GHmom said...

I love the snowman card! Never tried the dryer sheet technique but will definitely be keeping it in mind for future use!

Beth Norman said...

Like you, I enjoy my alone time. It's just me and my husband, but I still enjoy the time I have alone. He went to visit his sister this weekend, so I stayed in my pajamas and stamped all weekend. Your cupcake card is so cute. I love Taylor's stamps too.

Lynsey said...

Hi Catherine, your cards are all gorgeous! They all such great images!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Shirley said...

Three really wonderful and unique cards! I like how you dressed your cupcake, gave your snowmen sparkle,and have your little mouse flying away off the card! TFS

Carolina said...

Ah eek! Love what you did with both sketches!!! Just adorable.

Allison said...

the cards are all great, love the snowmen

Rose Ann said...

All of these are wonderful, you busy girl!! ;) Love 'em!!

Wendy said...

I LOVE your cupcake shaker card!

Donna said...

ADORE your cuppy shaker card! your other cards are sweet too, glad you enjoyed your alone time stamping!

Zoe said...

3 Beautiful cards Catherine, I love them all and the dryer sheet technique is such a great idea and gives such a good effect, Hugs, Nikki x

dpkennedy said...

Wow Catherine were you crankin' them out or what?! These are gorgeous! I love the shaker-so cute! The frosty snowmen is so cool, and that sparkly butterfly is so pretty! Fantastic cards!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are ALL fabulous! I love the images and layouts. Great details and accents. Beautiful work! :)

Swaantje said...

All three cards are great!
Very cute..

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, you have been busy! That shaker card is ADORABLE and I just LOVE the dryer sheet snowman card. . .and yes you can see that they're adorably dressed in Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi! All beautiful cards!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, you have been busy! That shaker card is ADORABLE and I just LOVE the dryer sheet snowman card. . .and yes you can see that they're adorably dressed in Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi! All beautiful cards!