One of my favorite things is paper crafting. I started maybe 5 years ago when my friend Debbie dragged me to a Stampin' Up party. I did not want any part of it. I knew I had no artistic or creative abilities and that I would be bored out of my mind.
So I went to the party and loved it. I thought I was the most talented person on the planet to make (copy) Anne, our demo's, card. Since then my card making skills and tastes have evolved, and I do have to say my creations today look a bit better than when I started. (Though no where near as fabulous as many of the bloggers out there in the blog-o-sphere that I like to CASE).
Recently, my friend Kimberly challenged some of us in our crafty/ card making group (the Art YaYas) to get to crafting. Last weekend we had a virtual party and made lots of cards. I loved it. It forced me to actually use some of the crafting supplies that I've been hoarding. Pig (that's what she told us to call her, really!) sent me all of her challenge creations as a birthday gift. Am I a lucky girl or what?
Enough about that. Here are a few of my creations.
I made this card combining two of our challenges. This was a color challenge to use soft sky, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, and vanilla. The other challenge was to use Paper Trey Ink's ( http://papertreyink.com/) new set called Guidelines---love this set! This challenge was to make a card with cupcakes. The dp is from PTI and the images are from Stampendous.
This card was made using some beautiful dp from K and Company from their Wild Saffron collection. The monogram is done using the DIY monogram stamper from http://www.justritestampers.com/ . Kimberly gave me the monogram stamper with two fonts and the alphabets for my b-day. It is awesome!