Wednesday, May 26, 2010

i heart challenges

so i have two cards for you today... one is from CPS #168. the side panel is supposed to have 4 elements, but my card worked better with only three, so i adjusted accordingly.


i used a lot of Graphic 45 paper, a vintage button, lace, grosgrain and specialty ribbon along with a tag and some bling. the sentiment comes from a DeNami set of sentiments... they're so perfect for these little tags :D

i don't know if you can tell from this picture... the circles are triple layered... i punched out some scalloped and regular circles, and topped them with the Graphic 45 paper.

here's a close up picture. i inked the edges of all the scallops and circles... it helps define the different lines. i kind of went for a similar look to the one in my previous card HERE.

next, i participated in the DeNami Sketch Challenge #2... so fun to see what the other DeNami fans have created for the challenge. it means i get to see more inspiration in regards to some of my favorite stamps :D


i went for a simpler style than the other card... i used all DeNami stamps for the circle dot border, the strawberry, and the sentiment. the patterned paper is from October Afternoon's 'Road Trip' pack.


anyway, i like both of these cards... they're fun in completely different ways :D the colors are more 'me' on the 2nd card...

i don't know what you're planning for the weekend, but i'm really looking for an extended period off of school... can't wait to sleep in and not have anything planned. i am going with Paulina to one of my favorite breakfast restaurants... SunBreak Cafe in Auburn. seriously, so so so good :D i'll have to let you know how it was.

13 comments:

..::Paulina::.. said...

Super fun cards, Ginny! I love how you used those yummy strawberries! :)

So glad you were able to play with the DeNami challenge this time! We have missed you!

Michele Gross said...

Oh, its "berry" cute!! I love the fun papers, they really make the yummy little berries pop! :) So glad you could play with us at the DeNami challenge!!

Wendy said...

Love the strawberries you used, matched with the fun october afternoon paper. I am envious though, I can't find that paper near me. Guess I better look online!

celi.a said...

That first one...is not your usual style. I found myself loving it, though. Only you could figure out how to incorporate bling and shabby chic and make it work.

And the second card is miles of cute! Nice job.

Beka said...

Waaaay cute... great ribbon. Sunbreak Cafe is yummers! Been a long since I've been. Have a great weekend!

Tenia Nelson said...

What wonderful cards!!

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh wow your card number 1 is soooo adorable love your button and the sweet rose Images and the PP is so adorable..the card number 2 is soo cuutee...I am joining the CPS challenge too would you mind to see my Blog...many thanks before :)

Hugs, Monika

Aimee said...

gasp, that first card is crazy cool!

Rosemary said...

Your cards are wonderful!! Love all the details on your Shabby card! Gorgeous! The card for the DeNami challenge is super cute!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Fabby cards! I love the shabby vintage feel of the first and the second is too cute!

(-: Heidi

Laurie Chilton said...

WOW! You did a fabulous job with this challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at DeNami. :)

Michele said...

Both are fabulous! I especially love the first one since I have a soft spot for anything vintage! So many pretty details!

~amy~ said...

Hey you...great cards...smidge behind:) Really love the 1st one and fabbie new profile pic!!!