Tuesday, April 7, 2009

new cards today

I try to work on Challenges during the week when I have a day that I'm not as busy. So today I got out my scraps box, and my pile of cute goodies and created cards!
I'm definately working on using up my great pile of stash, along with trying to create fresh looking cards with older product and reusable resources.
This card I created with this weeks 2sketches4you sketch. I used bobunny Decaf dot cardstock, the green dot is Bobunny Grease Monkey scraps, and the plaid green is a bit of Scenic Route. The bracket embellie is from paper pixie, and I used my cricut to cut these leaves from the paper doll template ( frankenstein's bride accessory), the owl is a sticker from K&CO and the hello word is flocked Around the Block stickers. I sanded everything for a touch of distressing.
This card is for the 365 Card challenge & the USE IT challenge. The 365 challenge being- dress up some chipboard. I dressed this Colorbok dragonfly up by first embossing it in my cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder, then I colored it with a blue highlighter, adding a dragonfly sticker on top- from EKsuccess. I used more Grease Monkey and Citrus double dot cardstock from Bobunny, with a journal tear out from MM. Some old number paper from KI memories paper, and Bobunny double dot ribbon. The Use It challenges were- old diecut ( mine's not that old but I was never into them much), paper that is 2 years or older (mine's going back probably older then that), old tool or technique ( I love sanding but don't do it much anymore) and something from clearance (the thinking of rubon from MM).

this next card isn't a challenge- but I was still in the creating mood. I used some more SEI scraps, a scrap of journal tear out, and some clearance rubons by MAMBI. I also cut out an extra leaf from the cricut so I used that.

more scraps, just wanting to play with these rubons from K&CO that I found in my stash, and created this card with Bobunny double dot cardstock, some kraft cardstock, the K&co rubons, Around the block gems, a hambly acetate journal spot, flower from EKsuccess, bobunny ribbon, MAMBI rubon word and Joanne's sticker.

thanks for dropping by today! hope you are having a great week!
kris

20 comments:

Pam said...

First of all - all your cards are gorgeous! Second, I loooooove that dragonfly for the 365 challenge. Some serious eye candy here, thanks for playing along :)

Tonya said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the owl card at top! Super cute!

~dawne said...

These are all so wonderful Kristen, but my favs are the 2S4U & the damask card. Glad you got so much done!!

kristie sessions said...

wowie! these are just amazing. SO glad you joined us today at 365, but all of these are just breathtaking. fabulous job. hope to see you again ; )

Laura Davis said...

Simply stunning Kristen! I have missed you and your work!
hugs
Laura

Lulu said...

Your cards are so incredibly beautiful! Wow! :)

~amy~ said...

LOVE all your cards...thanks for playing with us over at 365 Cards!!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Wow! I adore each of your cards. Such great eye candy! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Totally adorable Kristen! I LOVE that little green owl!

(-: Heidi

cheryln said...

love all your cards! you are truly talented!!

Sonda T said...

Gorgeous cards, Kristin! :) Could you email me? thanks! Sonda T

rae said...

oh wow! gorgeous, gorgeous cards Kristen!! Love your Use It! card, thanks for playing along with this week's challenge!!
hugs!!
~rae

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous cards, Kristen. The damask card is my favorite.

fabricbutterfly said...

gorgeous cards, you busy bee, the owl card is just a ... hoot... ha, I really think he is adorable

Savitri said...

Oh wow, they're all GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love the owl. I have a thing for owls and yours is too adorable. I love the Damask too... oh, last card I think? So pretty!!! The layers are just perfect!!

Ewonne said...

Your cards are just fantastic! Pure art, and I love them!

Ching-a-ling said...

everything is incredible!

Martha said...

Oh wow, you make such beautful cards!!! Love the owl on the first one :)
~Martha~

Alicia said...

Hi Kristen, I used one of your sketches from 2sketches4u and I wanted to let you know how much fun it was. I thought I would let you know in case you would like to take a look. Alicia

Jana said...

These cards are ALL gorgeous. Love the owl. Can't get enough of them.