Monday, May 13, 2013

Friday Mashup Challenge

Amy White is hosting the Friday Mashup challenge this week.  I've never done a Mashup challenge before and had a lot of fun with this one.  She provided a sketch to follow and even included a tutorial.  How cool is that?!  The rules are:

     Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "the sketch".
  2. Create a "set of cards".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "set of cards using the sketch".
I created a set of cards using the sketch, so I did a "true" mashup.  Here is my take on the sketch:
These were so easy and I'm really happy with how they turned out.  Check out her page to see the other participants.  It's really cool to see how different they are, even though it's the same sketch!! 

Fishy Love

Have I mentioned that I love Stampin Up treat cups?  I've used both the round shaped and heart shaped cups and I don't know which I like better.  A while back, I the heart shaped cups on major sale and I bought, like, 12 packs of them.  Now I wish I would have bought the same number of round cups too!  The possibilities are endless with these cute cups!  I used the heart ones for Valentine's Day (duh) on these cards:

I love both styles, but my OCD was driving me crazy with the different colored candy hearts.  After I put them in the cup, I had to quickly seal it up because I wanted to sort the colors so badly.  Can anyone relate??

For the round treat cups, I obviously thought they would be perfect as centers of a flower.  I'm not exactly as thrilled with how these turned out, so I'm working on another style. 

I just got the cutest Stampin up stamp set and knew right away that the round treat cups would come in handy.  My 4 nieces (triplets plus sister the Breeder) love anything fishy/sea/water so I made these for them.  I think they went over quite well.  The sentiment  and inside fish are from a Close To My Heart stamp set that I've had forever but never used.  How sad, right?  I just LOVE this card and will be making more in the future.  I think the next card will have the whales on Action Wobbles.  Can't you just see them swimming through the water?



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day

Who says competing machines can't play nicely together?  I used both my Cricut Expression and my Cameo to make this card.  The card base was from the Artiste cartridge, the inside hearts were from Art Philosophy and the sentiments were from a Silhouette cut file.  I love how my Cameo can cut fiddley text perfectly.  I still love my Cricut, but when it come to cutting thin flourishes, it just falls flat.