Monday, April 27, 2009

Reader Weekend!!

Just wanted to pass along a chance to be in the spotlight... Check this out!

Would you like to be in the spotlight at Caardvarks? Of course! Here's how!

We're celebrating May Day weekend, May 1-3rd, by spotlighting our readers. We'll showcase reader cards and projects all weekend long. Think of it as a great big show -n- tell event to thank you, our readers, for your support and participation for the past two years. Your submissions will be published at Caardvarks!

Sound exciting? If you'd like to be included in our mega-posting Reader Weekend, please email us with a card, project, or unique technique idea. If you'd like to create something new for the event, that rocks, but it's not necessary. We'll choose gobs of items to highlight throughout the weekend.

Email: Caardvarks@Yahoo.Com with your entries by Wednesday, April 29th at midnight PST.

* Photos should be between 100 - 200kb and photographed well *
* Provide a brief description and/or directions for creating your item *
* Provide a link to your blog, website or gallery, and provide your name *

You'll want to stay close all weekend long - it'll be eye candy extreme!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Trees A Crowd

Time for another Caardvarks challenge. I created this card for our tree theme contest called "Trees A Crowd".
To play along create a *NEW* tree-themed card. Head on over to Caardvarks and link us to it using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the this post by Midnight on April 30th, PST. Be sure to link us *directly* to your blog post or gallery card! The prize for this challenge a new release stamp set from Taylored Expressions, "Branching Out"! Good luck and we can't wait to see your entries!

Bazzill Die Cut File Folder- Creative Cuts and More
Postcard Pattern Paper- Making Memories
Trees-I made my own pattern and cut these out of brown pattern paper by Scissor Sisters
Stamps- Stampin' UP!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yes I know...

...I need to post something. Been busy busy with a bunch of DT work and nothing I can share as of yet. Still need to clean out my studio this weekend and make room for my new EZ Cube check it out! I am loving the lights that come with this set up, so much better then my old box and light set.
Alrighty, back to cleaning...have a super weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thanks...I needed that!

I must have been craving Starbucks, because when I saw this apron card from Creative Cuts and More I thought it would be the perfect place to put a gift card. The card stock used here is from the Double Mates line, which means it is a darker shade on one side of the sheet and a lighter shade on the other. For this apron I punched out oval shaped pockets, actually pulled out my sewing machine and stitched all along the outer edges to hold the card together. I then added some eyelets, the SB logo, ribbon and Thickers for the sentiment. Oh and the SB gift card is mine and only has about .92 cents left on it LOL!
Thanks for looking

Apron Card: by Creative Cuts and More color "Emerald Isle" Double Mates
Eyelets: Eye-Lets Etc.
Ribbon: unknown
Oval & Circle Punches: Stampin' UP!
Chipboard Letters: "Thickers" by American Crafts

Sunday, April 5, 2009


In March Caardvarks announced that on the 5th of each month they are opening up the challenge to not only card creations, but other paper crafting projects. I was really excited about this, because as most of you know I enjoy creating 3D projects as well as cards. So for our "Fantasy challenge" I have created a card and a dress box using die cuts from Creative Cuts and More.

The card uses "Double Mates" card stock which comes in a variety of colors, one side a darker shade then the other, great for this A2 circle window card.

The dress box, w
hich is typically used for wedding favors, I decorated to be a fairy box. I drew my own pattern for the wings and cut them out of vellum, to look light and well...fairy like.

Take a stab at the Fantasy challenge and you might be the lucky winner of
a $30 Gift Certificate from Two Spotted Dogs! You'll get to take a look around at their online store and choose from their past and current kits. Good Luck!!


Here are the ingredients:
-Stamps: "Dreams and Dragons" by Stampin' UP! (retired)
-Card Stock: My Minds Eye pattern paper "Bloom & Grow", Creative Cuts and More's Glorious Green (double mates) A2 Circle Window Card #01
-Brads, Punches & Vellum by Stampin' UP!

Dress Box
Stamps: Fancy Pants
Ink: Gold Color Box
Punches: Stampin' UP!
Ribbon: unknown
Rhinestones: Hero Arts
Card Stock: Dress Box in Smooth White by Creative Cuts and More & My Minds Eye "Bloom & Grow"

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Big News

So the news that I have been wanting to share is....I have been asked to be a part of the Caardvarks crew! I am so excited to be part of another team that has SO many talented woman. Check out the new team and play along with our first challenge this Sunday, April 5th!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wishes can come true!

My DH bought me a new photo cube to shoot my paper crafting goodies in. Well...I for some reason can't get the lighting right, actually it is probably the camera's settings. The cube is all lit up nicely and you would think that the pictures would turn out great, but no....they look grainy to me. I am sure it has to be the settings on my camera, which I have no clue where to begin. My photography classes in HS just aren't coming back to me. Guess I needed to make room for some other useless knowledge. LOL!
Hopefully I will have some time this weekend to mess around with it and figure it all out. In the meantime sorry for the picture quality.

This card actually has a large circle window in the front, which is hard to tell from the photo. This A2 Circle Window Card is from Creative Cuts and More and cut from "Double Mates" cardstock. Double Mates cardstock is a darker shade on one side and a lighter shade on the other. Great paper for window card or projects that you see both sides, the color here is called "Groovy Grape". For the cupcake I drew the image out on pattern paper and cut the pieces out. You might be seeing more of that fluffy cupcake top in the future. The sentiment is from Marcella K and is a sticker that I adhered to a seal from KI Memories. To give the card a little more texture I ran it through the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing envelope.
Have a fabulous weekend and check back soon, I have some fun news to announce!!