Monday, November 16, 2009

brighten your day <3

i made ten cards last night.


i made TEN cards last night? (oh wait, i guess i did...)

hehe. they were sooo much fun to make. i used about six different supplies that i switched up to give each one a different look. i've got to say that the paper that i used was fantastic, it totally gives everything a special "interest" or detail to the card.

so i used: bling (all shapes, sizes, colors), corner punch and circle punch, buttons from DeNami Design (tuttifrutti pack :D), ribbon (satin, grosgrain, stitched), 3 sheets of 6x6 "sweet marmalade" paper from Sassafras, and some stamps (cupcake from DoodleFactory, a juggling dog from Poppy Stamps, and some sentiments from Stampin' Up).

all the cards are 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and they've got similar, BRIGHT color schemes :D just my type of cards... i figured since two of my brothers, Lincoln and Joey are jugglers, i could definitely use these for them or just for cheering up, or birthdays!

that cupcake and the icecream on the first card are making me hungry--yummy stuff, right?
what a cute little dog, right? he's called Juggling Rex, and he appears on other images as well... i have some snowballs that i think i'll use for "winter themed" cards :D

here's a close up of him--i left off the top part, and just added 5 "balls" for him to juggle. my brother Lincoln is the most talented juggler in the family, and he's able to juggle 5 balls while riding a unicycle. and no, he's not a clown, but he is funny.

just fun stuff, right?
this card above i kept super simple, but i just love that sentiment, "just because i care." i might be sending this or another one like it to my pastor--he is so caring and faithful. he shared his heart yesterday during the sermon, and i was so grateful for that, and for him. i think he deserves to know, don't you?

ooh, again, simple. but who doesn't love gathered ribbon? sorry the lighting on this card is so distorted--it was hard to keep the yellow cardstock yellow and the kelly green ribbon green at the same time. it's just a fun 80's ish card :D
i think i'm getting better at tying bows! look at that fabulous yellow satin stuff... *sigh* heaven!
hehe, and here we are again, with that lovely patterned paper--so glad i have a whole stack of it! (and btw, Kristina Werner is giving a whole stack away in her craft room cleanup giveaway. you have until TONIGHT (11/16) to comment on her blog HERE. check it out!)
hmm, distressing! doesn't it just fit here? (i did use a flower on this card, it just was lying around my bins, and it looks so cool here!)
and on this card i finished a bit of the inside too--
the front doesn't need much in the way of additions--those little borders on that patterned paper really should take front and center, don't you think? a row of bling, and it almost looks Eastern Indian to me... what do you think?

this last card has to be one of my favorites--seriously, it's so stinkin cute! i love the duckies, and the button, with that ribbon... and *sigh* just about everything on it is amazing. i was definitely on a roll last night! hooray for productivity :D

thanks for looking, have a lovely Monday!


~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...I'm smitten by all your bright & fun cards Ginny!!!

Leah the Orange said...

ooohhh, Ginny, HOT cards here, girl! LOVE THEM! those bright colours are wonderful, and that yellow satin IS amazing!

WHERE can i play for Kristina's blog candy?!?! those papers are too yummy to pass up!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow girl, you are on fire! 10 cards and all so fabulous!

(-: Heidi

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! 10 cards in one night!! I am totally envious! (I tend to move at a snail's pace when making cards.) I love the bright and cheery color combos!!! Great work!

Domna said...

10 cards!!!! fantastic!!! I love a card with a BIG flower so much!! )))

Smita said...

Whoa!!! 10 cards in one night!?! That is a lot... love the bright colors on your cards..