Saturday, January 7, 2012

Card-a-Copia: Holiday Break Creativity

Here's one of the cards I made during the holiday break. It's amazing how the amount of my mojo is proportional to the amount of sleep I get!  (The long holiday break and summer vacation are two of the few major perqs that come with being a teacher!)  I love the colors and the fact that this is long card - it fits into a business-sized envelope - and has a wacky circle behind the main image.  (I cut down the edges of a die-punched circle to get this one.)  

The old parts of this card - for the Old-New challenges below, are many!  I've had the paperpack in my papers for at least a year.  I colored the Jellypark image last year but couldn't get a layout I really liked.  The new part, and perhaps my favorite old-new element, is the use of a computer-generated border.  I do a lot of sentiments on the computer, but this was the first time I'd tried the repetition effect.  I LIKE IT!

I am submitting this for TCP's Dancing in Pajamas "Heart" inspiration challenge, The Pink Elephant's "Anything Goes" challenge, Southern Girls Card "Show Us Your Sparkle" challenge, Dilly Beans "Winter Wonderland" challenge, JellyPark's "Old Year-New Year " challenge, and Little Darlings "Cold" challenge.

Stamps:  Girl With Heart (Jellypark digi stamp)
Paper:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), blue (Core'dinations), pattern (K & Co.)
Ink:  Copic
Misc.:  Stickles, red sparkle stickers (Stampendous), computer generated sentiment

Got some great news this week; I'm on Eat Cake Graphics latest design team!  I just love Holly's playful, humorous images and promise lots of fun cards and projects in the next few months.

And, yes, the season is over, but this is just too good not to share simply because the tree isn't up any longer.  (All you cat people out there will be able to identify, I'm sure!)


Jenn Borjeson

Awww - this is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark! :)

Bettina L.

Wow good thingie I found it cause the linky sent me somewhere else saying page doesn't exist. Love that shape of your card. Gorgeous colour combo and love that little girl with the sparkle heart too. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back in the mid. of the month for a new challenge. Bettina xx


Awww, how sweet! thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. and the cats...HILARIOUS! xxD


really cute card love that image thanks so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x

Jennifer Scull

first off, that cartoon is a riot! gonna have to show it to my fam.... :)
next, I so love your card with Claire's cutey image! what a fun saying you have added! just as fun as can be!
thank you for playing along at both Dilly Beans and Jellypark Friends! happy to have you along! :)

Melissa S.

Thanks for playing along with us at Dilly beans this week. Love the card and the cartoon. How much fun.

Thanks for stopping by!