Saturday, February 21, 2009

Card Contest Entries!

Hola! I've had a house full of guests the last several days, so I've been MIA. But I had a chance to make some cards for a card contest that's being sponsored by a stamp convention that's coming to Mesa on March 7th & & 8th. My friend, Terri, won this contest last year. She won $100 that she got to spend at the convention at any of the booths!! How fun would that be?!! There's a different theme for each day of the convention. Saturday's theme is "Front Porch" and Sunday's theme is "Mother and Child."

I really struggled with what to do for the Front Porch theme. I finally decided to create a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" card using one of my favorite October Afternoon clear sets and matching DP called "Weathervane." My coloring is a bit messed up, but it'll have to do because I mailed the cards off on Thursday. Except for the coloring, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

Welcome to the Neighborhood:

Stamps: Weathervane (October Afternoon); Pin Dot Scrapblock (Cornish Heritage Farms); Year Round Puns and Limitless Labels (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Snow Cap Pigment Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI), Aqua Mist CS (PTI), Dark Chocolate CS (PTI), Vintage Cream CS (PTI), Weathervane DP (October Afternoon)
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 7/8" Circle Punch, Bronze Eyelet, Button (SU), Brown Satin Ribbon (Target), Aqua Mist Polka Dot Ribbon (PTI), Sticky Strip, Fence Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Scor-Pal, Label Die Cut (Spellbinders), Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Corner Rounder, Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Glue Dots, Copic Markers

The theme for Sunday was a little easier for me, understanding of course that I loosely interpreted the "Mother and Child" theme to include bunnies and birds. I bought this cute bunny image at the stamp convention last year - it's by Magenta. The bird image is from Pink Cat Studios . . . it's also one of my favorites.

Mother and Daughter Chickies:

Stamps: Tweet (Pink Cat Studios), Quilter's Sampler Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Snocone CS (Poptone), White (Neenah), Wild Wasabi CS, Scenic Route DP, Linen Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Buttons, Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Stampin Dimensionals, Labels (Spellbinders), Aqua Mist Polka Dot Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Copic Markers, Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Dazzling Diamonds, Quickie Glue Pen, Piercing Tool, Mat Pack

Bunny Mother's Day:

Stamps: Bunnies (Magenta Stamps), Women of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: White CS, So Saffron CS, Sweet Blush CS (PTI), Spring Moss CS (PTI), Imaginisce DP
Accessories: Label (Spellbinders), Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Stampin Dimensionals, Spring Moss Polka Dot Satin Ribbon (PTI), Lyra Colored Pencils, Gamsol, chalks, Dazzling Diamonds, Quickies Glitter Pen, Scalloped Edge Punch (SU), Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster)

Terri had kind of decided that she wasn't going to enter this year . . . I hope she changes her mind. IF I win, she said she'd help me spend my loot! Woohoo!! I'm not going to hold my breath though . . . .

Thanks for stopping by!!


Janet said...

Karolyn - I love the "Front Porch" card - it is wonderful. I adore the mother bird and her baby, so cute. These are wonderful colors and you did such a great job on all three. Good luck with the contest. You'll have to let us know how it goes.

Michelle said...

Karolyn these are AMAZING! You are so talented. And you do such a good job of enabling me. I {heart} those bunnies and am now adding them to my list of stuff I want! :)

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwww......these are wonderful! I love the bunny one!

Leigh said...

Lovely. I think the bunny one is cute.

Lynn said...

These are absoultely beautiful cards! Total perfection!
I'm off to try and find this bunny image now, lol!

Helena said...

I do love those bunnies!!!! They'd be great for Easter, too :)