Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 44 - 100 Cards in 100 Days

Continuing the Christmas in July theme - and the one cut, two cards epiphany, here are the next two cards for the 100 cards challenge.  I went back and counted all the duplicates, plus the cards that are so almost exactly alike that I won't be posting them and I'm at 35 cards!  And since this is the 14th of July,  I'm almost exactly where I should be.  With a little this weekend, I might even get ahead.....

I'm having so much fun with this - it has turned into so much more than just making 100 cards.  Many, many  thanks to Mindy for starting it all off.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Snowflakes in Summer

Our current A Muse Studio challenge is "Christmas in July"  so I pulled out my Christmas sets for that and went with it.   Helps me get a head start on Christmas cards for Operation Write Home too!

Here are cards 100.10 & 100.11 - and lesson # 2 learned from this challenge.  If you plan ahead, you can  accentuate the positive by using the negative .

Usually when I die cut, I  try to get the most number of cuts out of the piece of card stock,    Then it finally dawned on me that I could use the negative space too and double the cards for pretty much the same amount of effort, if I planned out where to place the die BEFORE i randomly ran it through the machine.  I'm probably the last person on the planet to realize this, but I'm sharing the light-bulb moment just in case I am second to last.

I was so thrilled with this realization that I did a whole set of these so I'm gaining on my 100 cards goal too.  Some of my co-challenge peeps are way up there, posting card # 89 and scary high numbers like that - even with my duplicates and such I'm still creeping along in the 30's.

A Muse Supplies used:
Snowflake Trio Die,  essential sentiments, sugar, winter sky & silver shimmer couture cardstock, seattle ink.   

Monday, July 9, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Challenge 60

I'm learning a lot with this 100 cards challenge!  Inspiration can be elusive, and challenges can really help with that.  I don't think I ever fully understood that before - I thought a challenge, a "must do that this way" would do the absolute opposite of creative inspiration, which just goes to show what I know.  I've found out I love 'em - I just don't always make the deadline.  

One place I always check out is the CAS-ual Friday challenge blog.  There are some jaw dropping creations over there, people!  Go  play along.  I finally found the time to post the card I made before the next challenge posted.  I may now have to go lay down in a darkened room to recover from the shock of it all.

CFC60  Use text in your Clean And Simple design

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Muse Studio Challenge - Christmas in July

Where did the last two weeks go?  Add me to the list of people who can't quite believe it's July already.  Before we know it, it will be Labor Day, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas again.  Which leads me neatly to the next challenge being thrown down at A Muse Studio Challenge Blog - Christmas in July.
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 Hop on over to see what the rest of the design team has created then, put on the holiday tunes, get a jump start on your holiday projects and share what you create with us.

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